Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Fly & Sail Expedition: Fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to Antarctica, sail the Peninsula & fly back to Punta Arenas

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Itinerary

December to February 8 days

ANTARCTICA-CLASICA1-364x320Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent – Antarctica.

HIGHLIGHTS

The fastest, most direct way to Antarctica;
Fly over Drake Passage; All the Antarctic Peninsula highlights; On board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar specialists.

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START OF THE AIR-CRUISE

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors.

Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

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SCHEDULED FLIGHT TO ANTARCTICA

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands.

As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

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EXPLORING ANTARCTICA

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass- enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and exp_ben-jackson_kayak-3_0-320x320extraordinary experience each time.

While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

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SCHEDULED RETURN FLIGHT FROM ANTARCTICA

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

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END OF THE AIR-CRUISE

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Dates & Cost

Dates & Cost 2015

Fly South, Fly North Punta Arenas Return
02 Dec 2015 – 17 Feb 2016 Ocean Nova – 8 days
Code Start & End dates Triple Cabin Twin Cabin Single Cabin Options
CA1-OCN 02 Dec – 08 Dec 2015 USD 9,995 USD 10,995 USD 15,495  K – S
CA2-OCN 07 Dec – 14 Dec 2015 USD 9,995 USD 10,995 USD 15,495  K – S
CA3-OCN 12 Dec – 19 Dec 2015 USD 9,995 USD 10,995 USD 15,495  K – S
CA4-OCN 17 Dec – 24 Dec 2015 USD 9,995 USD 10,995 USD 15,495  K – S
CA6-OCN 22 Dec – 29 Dec 2015 USD 11,795 USD 13,495 USD 18,995  K – S
CA8-OCN 27 Dec – 03 Jan 2016 USD 11,795 USD 13,495 USD 18,995  K – S
CA10-OCN 17 Jan – 24 Jan 2016 USD 10,895 USD 12,495 USD 17,395  K
CA11-OCN 22 Jan – 29 Jan 2016 USD 10,895 USD 12,495 USD 17,395  K
CA12-OCN 27 Jan – 03 Feb 2016 USD 10,895 USD 12,495 USD 17,395  K
CA13-OCN 08 Feb – 15 Feb 2016 USD 10,895 USD 12,495 USD 17,395  K
CA14-OCN 13 Feb – 20 Feb 2016 USD 10,895 USD 12,495 USD 17,395  K

Note: Rates are per voyage and per person in US dollars based on the elected cabin and occupancy

Options

USD 895  Sea-Kayaking in Antarctica = K
USD 195   Snowshoeing in Antarctica = S

What’s included

What’s included

  • For Air-Cruises starting in Punta Arenas, transfers airport/ hotel on Day 1 (only available to travellers who arrive before 15:00 hrs.).
  • 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Hotel Cabo de Hornos or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
  • Transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and transfers hotel/airport on last Day of the Air-Cruise Program.
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
  • Contingency Plan as described below.
  • IAATO passenger fee.

What’s not included

What’s not included

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the Travel Program and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Tips (suggested USD 12 per person per day).
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

How to book

How to Book

To initiate your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible to place an option on the voyage and cabin grade of your choice. The Booking Form is to be signed, completed and returned to Adventure Associates along with your deposit. Reservations are established only when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit payment and Booking Form.

All cruise balances must be made in US Dollars (US$) by US$ Bank Draft or US$ cheque made payable to “Adventure Associates”. Your local bank will be able to arrange a US$ Bank Draft for you. Please contact us for our account details should you wish to pay by telegraphic transfer.

The payment of a deposit of any part or full payment for a reservation on this tour shall constitute consent to all the provisions contained herein.

Medical insurance is strongly recommended. Aero-medical evacuation from Antarctica should be included.