ANTARCTICA XXI
Punta Arenas to Antarctica

US$9,990 Per Person
(Twin Cabin with private facilities)


Package Inclusions:

  1. Return Transfers from Punta Arenas Airport to Hotel in Punta Arenas

  2. 1 Night Accommodation in Punta Arenas

  3. Welcome Dinner at Jose Nogueira Hotel

  4. Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island

  5. Cruising for 6 days and 5 nights along the Antarctic Peninsula

  6. Flight from Frei Station on King George Island to Punta Arenas

  7. All meals and beverages on board

  8. All guided shore excursions

  9. Lectures and entertainment on board

  10. Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material

  11. Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica

Not Included:

  1. Return Airfare to Punta Arenas

  2. Transfers in Santiago

  3. Personal Travel Insurance

  4. Accommodation and meals other than mentioned in the program

  5. Visa and or Passport expenses

  6. Arrival and departure taxes

  7. Communication & Laundry expenses

  8. Gratuities

Schedule:

CA1/10-11      13 DEC 2010       19 DEC 2010

CA2/10-11      18 DEC 2010       24 DEC 2010

CA3/10-11      23 DEC 2010       29 DEC 2010

CA4/10-11      28 DEC 2010       03 JAN 2011

CA5/10-11      02 JAN 2011        08 JAN 2011

CA6/10-11      07 JAN 2011        13 JAN 2011

CA7/10-11      12 JAN 2011        18 JAN 2011


CA1 & CA2 - 10% OFF!


Please contact Unique Destinations for the full itinerary & more information info@uniquedestinations.cl

“The First Ever Air Cruise”


Reach the Antarctic Peninsula in the quickest way possible by flying over Capehorn and the Drake Passage to King George Island where you will commence a 6 day journey of a lifetime to one of the most remote places on earth. Daily excursions and landings in Zodiac boats will give you the opportunity to see wildlife, glaciers,  ice-filled fjords and more.


In less than 2 hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the largest island of the South Shetland Archipelago, you will be at the gates of the white continent.


From King George Island, you will navigate for 6 days and 5 nights along the Antarctic Peninsula visiting the  most wonderful places and enjoying the best wildlife sites of Antarctica. During the whole journey there will be a series of different lectures to introduce to you and inform you of this wonderful continent. We are sure this will be the trip of a lifetime!

CONTACT US

For more information or enquiries please contact Unique Destinations via email: info@uniquedestinations.cl

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI invites you to a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable continent - Antarctica.

Arrival at the city of Punta Arenas where you will be met by Antarctica XXI staff, to be transferred to Hotel Rey Don Felipe. During the afternoon, you will meet your expedition mates and receive instructions concerning the guidelines that should be followed in Antarctica and the procedures for Zodiac boat embarkation and disembarkation. Later, you will enjoy our welcome dinner at the Jos� Nogueira Hotel, a French-style mansion that is over one hundred years old.

Passengers should be in Punta Arenas at 15:00 hours, at the latest.

Our Antarctic adventure will begin with the flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). The flight takes a little over one and half hour. Upon arrival, we will be able to tour around the area where the Frei Chilean Base and the Bellingshausen Russian Base are located. We will gather at the beach on Fildes Bay for embarkation by Zodiac boats on board our expedition vessel.

While cruising between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and between spectacular icebergs, we will enjoy the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Our journey southwards will include visits to some of the most magnificent spots in the white continent, such as: Livingston Island, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville and Deception Islands amongst others. Our target will be the crossing of the Lemaire Channel and latitude 65� South. Our adventure will be very active, with several daily landings and cruises in Zodiac boats, lectures and a very enjoyable time on board.

Return to King George Island where we will disembark, in Zodiac boats, at the Frei Chilean Base, and head to the aerodrome to take the flight back to Punta Arenas. The program ends upon arrival at the Airport in Punta Arenas.

Flights scheduled and Antarctic itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions. At the end of the program, a free transfer to the city will be available at the airport for all passengers staying overnight.

Transfer to the city will be available for passengers staying overnight in Punta Arenas. One complimentary night at Hotel Rey Don Felipe in Punta Arenas is offered upon request on Day 7 of the Travel Program.