Antarctic Express – Fly The Drake

This is a Group Tour

8 Days From $8,995pp

Tour Includes

cabin, activities, all meals, two nights accommodation in Punta Arenas, English speaking guides, domestic flights both ways, full ATOL financial

Tour Excludes

international flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature


Take a scenic flight over to the Antarctic

Take zodiac cruises in search of whales and seals

Your first glimpse of a towering iceberg

To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.


  • Dec 5 – 12 2022: 8 days on Ocean Adventurer, from £8,370
  • Dec 10 -17 2022: 8 days on Ocean Adventurer, from £8,370
  • Dec 15 – 22 2022: 8 days on Ocean Adventurer, from £8,370
  • Dec 20 -27 2022: 8 days on Ocean Adventurer, from £9,000
  • Feb 8 – 15 2023: 8 days on Ocean Adventurer, from £8,370
  • Feb 13 – 20 2023: 8 days on Ocean Adventurer, from £8,370
  • Feb 18 – 25 2023: 8 days on Ocean Adventurer, from £8,370
  • Mar 3 – 10 2023: 8 days on World Explorer, from £9,360
  • Mar 8 – 15 2023: 8 days on World Explorer, from £9,360
  • Mar 13 – 20 2023: 8 days on World Explorer, from £9,360

The Trip

Day 1: Punta Arenas – Arrive and enjoy dinner with fellow guests
Day 2: South Shetlands – Take a flight over the Drake Passage to King George Island
Day 3-6: Antarctic – Explore the South Shetlands and Peninsula
Day 7: Punta Arenas – Fly back to Punta Arenas and overnight
Day 8: Punta Arenas – Depart

Day 1

Today you can arrive in Punta Arenas in Chile at any time.  There are plenty of museums, restaurants and shops to explore if you arrive early. In the evening you will meet your fellow guests and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 2

This morning you will board your flight to King George Island jumping over the Drake Passage. Enjoy your first glimpse of the Antarctic from this unique perspective. Arrive and board the ship.

Day 3-6

As you cross past the Antarctic Convergence the true expedition begins. You will have your first sighting of a towering iceberg that gently glides past the boat. Over the next four days you will explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

You will take zodiac excursions from the ship to explore the bays, channels and make landings. As this is a wildlife focused expedition you will visit areas that have penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and Minke whales and look for seals including the cunning leopard seal.

When you make your first landing on the white continent you will climb up some of the snowy hills to get spectacular 360° views over the surroundings. From Orne Harbour you can see a huge chinstrap penguin colony. If you’re feeling brave why not take part in the Polar Plunge swim.

A full itinerary is impossible as it depends on weather conditions at the time. Whichever regions you will see much wildlife and incredible scenery.

Day 7

Say goodbye to the Antarctic as you board your return flight back to Punta Arenas in Chile. When you arrive you will transfer to the hotel and enjoy a final dinner to reminisce about the amazing things you have seen.

Day 8

This morning you will transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Prices in US Dollars and are per person. Prices in other currencies on request.


“What an astonishing trip!! Words fail to describe Antarctica adequately. I can highly recommend SLA"

R. Higgs

"The whole trip was very well organised and a great success"

H. Bullock

"Life is art: paint your dreams. This trip has been our picasso, rembrandt, monet.....In fact our masterpiece. Thanks to david and team for setting the canvas to make our dream come true "

P & G Moss

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