Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

This is a Group Tour

8 Days From $11,495pp

This is the perfect Antarctic cruise for those with limited time. Takes flights to and from the Antarctic to save the Drake Passage crossing. Visit the South Shetland Islands, Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

Tour Includes

Cabin, activities, 2 nights accommodation in Punta Arenas, all meals, English speaking guides, domestic flights, full ATOL financial protection and loan of boots for Antarctic expeditions.

Tour Excludes

International flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, services on the mainland

Highlights

Watching whales breaching off the South Shetland Islands

Your first glimpse at the white continent

Sailing through the ice-filled fjords

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

Pricing

  • Feb 5 – 12 2022: 8 days on Magellan Explorer, from $15,795
  • Feb 10 – 17 2022: 8 days on Magellan Explorer from $15,795
  • Feb 15 – 22 2022: 8 days on Magellan Explorer, from $15,795
  • Feb 20 – 27 2022: 8 days on Magellan Explorer, from $15,795

The Trip

Day 1: Punta Arenas – Enjoy an afternoon briefing on the islands and meet other guests
Day 2: South Shetlands – Fly to King George Islands and explore the area
Day 3 – 6: Antarctic – Explore the rich wildlife and scenery of the Antarctic
Day 7: Punta Arenas – Fly back to Punta Arenas and overnight
Day 8: Punta Arenas – Transfer to the airport

Day 1

When you arrive in Punta Arenas in Chile you will be met and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon you can enjoy a lecture and briefing about the voyage, the scenery and the wildlife that you can expect to see. Later you can join the other guests for a welcome dinner enjoying a typical regional Patagonian meal.

Day 2

This morning you adventure begins with a two hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Islands, part of the South Shetlands archipelago. When you arrive you will explore the surrounding area including the Chilean Frei Station and the Russian base Bellingshausen. Afterwards board zodiacs to head out to the Antarctic vessel, your home for the next few days.

Day 3 – 6

Other the next four days you will cruise between the South Shetlands Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in search of the some of the best scenery and wildlife the region offers. Sail along fjords filled with ice, spot spectacular icebergs, see varied sea birds, whales, penguins and seals. Weather permitting you will take zodiacs each day to explore the landscape with expert polar guides. During the cruise there is an exciting program of on board lectures and presentations to help you make the most of the expedition.

Please note that there must be some flexibility with Antarctic cruises. The weather will determine exact locations you will visit, so an exact itinerary is impossible to create. However, you are likely to visit Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Paulet Island, Deception Island and the Lemaire Channel amongst many others.

Day 7

Today you will arrive back on King George Island and take your flight back to Punta Arenas. When you arrive you will be transferred to the hotel for the night. Please note that the evening meal is not provided in Punta Arenas but there are plenty of good places to try.

Day 8

Today is free to explore. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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

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“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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