Polar Circle Air-Cruise - Antarctic

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The Polar Circle air-cruise stands out as one of the most daring expeditions. The primary goal during this journey is to reach the Antarctic Polar Circle, situated around 66° south of the equator. The Expedition Team tailors each voyage based on the Antarctic weather conditions, ensuring that every day of the Polar Circle air-cruise is brimming with abundant chances for exploration.

10 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Chile: Punta Arenas

Upon your arrival in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM, our staff extends a warm welcome. You'll be transferred to your hotel, visit Explorers House, and participate in a mandatory briefing offering crucial information about your air-cruise, along with essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, a welcome dinner introduces you to local cuisine, providing an opportunity to connect with fellow adventurers from across the globe.

Day 2: South Shetland Islands: King George Island

A seamless two-hour flight transports you from Punta Arenas to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic journey commences upon disembarking the plane, inhaling the crisp Antarctic air. After a 2-km (1.25-mile) walk, passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, you reach the shore to embark on a Zodiac, which will transport you to your boutique expedition vessel.

Day 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8: South Shetland Islands, Gerlache Strait & Crystal Sound

Cruise through ice-filled fjords and amidst breathtaking icebergs, accompanied by seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Explore the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking daily by Zodiac. In small groups, embark on hikes to extraordinary sites and join exploratory Zodiac excursions to inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides offer engaging presentations on Antarctica's wildlife, history, and wonders. Enjoy stunning views from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing daily adventures with fellow guests. The expedition aims to reach the Polar Circle, with the route tailored by the Expedition Team based on local conditions, embracing nature's opportunities. Flexibility is crucial for a successful voyage, which may include visits to various Antarctic locations, ensuring a unique and comprehensive experience of the diverse Antarctic environment.

Day 9: King George Island

Upon returning to King George Island, say your farewells to Antarctica as you board the flight bound for Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel for the night. (Please note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your discretion and are not included in the program.)

Day 10: Punta Arenas

Following breakfast, proceed to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Itinerary Map

Polar Circle Air-Cruise

10 Day Antarctica Itinerary Includes

  • Comprehensive material containing information before and after the journey.
  • Exclusive entry to Explorers House granted to Punta Arenas guests.
  • The provision of waterproof boots for shore excursions, charges for landings, a contingency plan, and the IAATO passenger fee.
  • Daily buffet-style breakfast, along with à la carte lunch and dinner options, inclusive of beverages such as wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water, and onboard snacks.
  • Included in the package are guided shore excursions, along with onboard lectures and entertainment.

10 Day Antarctica Itinerary Does not Include

  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Internet connection on board the ship.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.
  • Accommodation, meals, excursions, and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.

10 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Cruise with daily Zodiac landings, educational programs, and breathtaking views.
  • Polar guides provide engaging presentations on Antarctica's wildlife, history, and wonders.
  • Enjoy delicious local cuisine during your welcome dinner and farewell breakfast.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 9 Dinners
  • 10 Lunches
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10 Day Antarctica cruise activities

Sea Kayaking
Under full instruction from your sea kayaking guide, experience true tranquillity as you paddle through clinking ice floes and realise the enormity of the surrounding scenery. Look out for breaching whales, lounging seals and penguins zipping alongside your kayak. Some experience is required.
Ice Camping
Camp out on the ice and experience the silence which blankets the continent by night. This is your chance to completely connect with this ethereal ice world – wrap up warm and embrace the Antarctic elements.
Get a spring in your step when you slip on a pair of snowshoes in Antarctica. Enabling you to easily scale gentle slopes, this unique activity allows you to access hard to reach places and seek out the most impressive views.
Learn to capture wildlife and landscape shots in a small group photography program, including critiquing sessions and editing classes. Plus, Explorer Boat excursions with a dedicated photography expert on landings.
Explorer Boats
Achieve the best views and photographs from a forward facing Explorer Boats. They allow you to sit comfortably and securely while crackling through the ice-strewn waters. Look out for wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales as you cruise.
It doesn’t get more serene than complimentary yoga classes to the tune of glacial scenery. Join the most unique exercise setting in the world after a day of exploration. Classes are regular but are dependent on weather conditions and swell.
Polar Circle Air-Cruise
10 Days
From $22,795.00 per person

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