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Duration: 10 Days
Location: Santiago, Punta Arenas, King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
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  • Day 01 – Santiago

    Day 02 – Santiago

    Day 03 – Punta Arenas / King George Island

    Day 04 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

    Day 05 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

    Day 06 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

    Day 07 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

    Day 08 – King George Island / Punta Arenas

    Day 09 – Punta Arenas / Santiago

    Day 10 – Santiago

    Antarctica Trip Page Photo

  • Day 01 – Santiago

    Arrive in Santiago. Upon arrival, be met by your representative and transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure.

    Meals included: Nil.

    Day 02 – Santiago

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.

    Day 03 – Punta Arenas / King George Island

    quick 2-hour flight from Punta Arenas lands on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. En route, from your bird’s eye view, bid the Drake Passage a fond Bon Voyage. You’ve saved time and worry by choosing this Fly and Cruise expedition operated by Antarctica XXI.

    After exploring that portion of the island where the Chilean Research Base, Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva and the Russian Base, Bellingshausen, are located, you transfer to Ocean Nova by Zodiac to embark on your Antarctic adventure.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Days 04 – 07 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

    History, wildlife, scenery – Antarctica has it all. A shipboard presentation will recount the development of the region, pointing out the remains of buildings where explorers subsisted on hope and blubber. The Expedition Team could take you ashore at Neko Harbour and help you identify different species of birds. Cruise through fantastically colored icebergs. 

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Day 08 – King George Island / Punta Arenas

    From King George Island, fly across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas. Be transferred from the airport to your hotel to spend the night.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 9 – Punta Arenas / Santiago

    Transfer to airport for flight to Santiago. Arrive Santiago, be met and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure to explore the city of Santiago.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 10 – Santiago

    Enjoy a full day tour in Santiago to Valpraiso and Viña del Mar (depending on flight schedule). Evening, transfer to airport for flight back home.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

  • Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (from budget to luxury), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at info@funkytravels.com to get the correct price for your selected trip.

    About the Cruise Ship

    Ocean Nova

    This ship delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian style and a reputation as an excellent ship in the Antarctic. Built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, Ocean Nova’s ice-strengthened hull has enabled the ship to park in the ice of the Weddell Sea! Ship Capacity is 68 passengers with onboard expert naturalists. Shore excursions are done by zodiacs and with a small capacity, allow better wildlife experience.

    INCLUDES:

    • 2 nights’ accommodation in W Hotel Santiago with breakfast.
    • All tours and transfers in Santiago with private air-con vehicle with English speaking guide and all entrance fees.
    • Flight from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica and back.
    • Shipboard accommodation, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.
    • Guided landings and shore excursions.
    • Presentations and shipboard entertainment.
    • Transfer from Punta Arenas airport to your hotel on arrival.
    • 1 night pre-expedition and post-expedition hotel Rey Don Felipe in Punta Arenas, including breakfast and one Welcome Dinner.
    • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
    • Pair of rubber boots for the duration of the voyage, on loan.
    • Mandatory Travel Insurance.

    EXCLUDES:

    • International or domestic Airfare and airport / government taxes, fuel surcharges, excess baggage etc.
    • Visa (if required).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included.
    • Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.
    • Gratuities to guide and driver.
    • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills, laundry, telephone not stated in the itinerary.