Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, by 2 PM to a warm reception from staff. After being transported to your hotel, join a mandatory briefing at Explorers House in the afternoon. This session imparts crucial information about your air-cruise and outlines essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Conclude the day with a welcome dinner, where you can mingle with fellow adventurers over a traditional regional menu.
Upon reaching King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, the pristine Antarctic air greets you as you disembark from the airplane. A 2-km (1.25-mile) walk awaits, taking you past Chile's Frei Station and Russia's Bellingshausen Station, ultimately leading to the shore. There, you'll board a Zodiac, which will transport you to your exclusive expedition vessel for a boutique Antarctic experience.
Embark on a cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, navigating through ice-filled fjords and breathtaking icebergs. Delight in the presence of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Daily Zodiac landings with expert polar guides allow you to explore diverse landscapes. Onboard, participate in educational presentations, savor stunning views from the lounge, and share daily adventures with fellow guests. Antarctica's dynamic nature dictates a flexible itinerary, ensuring a unique and extraordinary experience. The Expedition Team strategically plans the route to capitalize on evolving natural opportunities, offering a comprehensive exploration of sites like the South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Sound, Gerlache Strait, and Penola Strait.