Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 20
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  • Starts Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Ends Punta Arenas, Chile
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica
  • Spot iconic Antarctic wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales
  • Marvel at many of the Antarctic Peninsula highlights
  • Enjoy onboard presentations from polar specialists
The tour Antarctic Express: Fly The Drake is a cruise trip that boards in and disembarks in Punta Arenas. You will be cruising through Antarctica and Chile and pass by South Shetland Islands, King George Island and Punta Arenas. Antarctic Express: Fly The Drake takes 8 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and other items. Please see the package includes section for more details.

Answer the call of Antarctica by flying over the notorious Drake Passage by charter plane to land at King George Island before exploring the Antarctic Peninsula by ship. In just 8 adventure-packed days, you’ll experience rewarding shore visits and Zodiac cruises, marvel at intimate wildlife encounters, explore historic sites and make the most of your landmark visit to the 7th Continent. Select from a range of adventure options and onboard activities that match your personal interests and make your expedition uniquely yours.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
Greatest Trip!
5 - Excellent
“THIS TRIP IS MY GREATEST TRIP FOR ALL THESE YEARS. I LOVE YOU ALL!”
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5 - Excellent
“Where can I apply ;-) loved it so much! Too bad the scales only go to 5, so i give it a 10 out of 5”
I will come back!!!!
5 - Excellent
“I will come back!!!!”
Cherished every moment
5 - Excellent
“Probably how these expeditions work, but I found the trip quite memorable - the right balance of getting to know and learn about wildlife, marine flora fauna, geology, history & geography, culture of the people in the ship, and adventure with fun. Cherishing every moment here. Not only had the best times in exploring the unknowns but also found the time to reflect within.”
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Day 2 : Fly to King George Island and Embarkation
  • Days 3 to 6 : Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Day 7 : Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas
  • Day 8 : Depart Punta Arenas
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 1 Breakfast and 1 Dinner
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
Guide
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
Others
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 08 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 July 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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