Antarctic Express - Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Ends Punta Arenas, Chile
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Flying from Punta Arenas to the South Shetland Islands is the fastest, most direct way of travelling to Antarctica, and the view over the Drake Passage is unforgettable
  • Witness penguins playing in their natural habitat at inland rookeries during daily Zodiac landings along the Antarctic Peninsula led by your expert polar team.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive series of onboard lectures presented by polar specialists in Antarctic history, geology and glaciology, provide great insight into landscapes.
  • Let the crew of wellseasoned Antarctic experts monitor weather, sea and ice conditions and modify your itinerary to ensure shore landings and Zodiac cruises are abundant in wildlife sightings.
Starting and ending in Punta Arenas, the tour Antarctic Express - Fly The Drake From Punta Arenas is a guided polar expeditions and cruise tour that takes 8 days. You will be traveling through Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands and King George Island in Antarctica and Chile. Antarctic Express - Fly The Drake From Punta Arenas is a group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Skip the Drake Passage and journey to the deep south of the globe. With included charter flights between Punta Arenas and King George Island, you’ll begin your polar expedition in no time. Be immediately dazzled by some of the world’s most unbelievable landscapes, including calving glaciers, penguin rookeries and floating icebergs dotting the deep blue of the Antarctic Ocean. Sailing aboard your well-appointed expedition vessel, participate in a series of onboard lectures and workshops presented by an expert team of scientists and researchers, further enhancing your polar knowledge. No day will be the same, and with a crew focused on maximising wildlife sighting and shore landing opportunities, you will witness these wilds in all their icy wonder.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT PEREGRINE ADVENTURES
5 - Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Review for another Peregrine Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Oct 29 2018
“What a wonderful trip. The guide was excellent. He was knowledgeable, patient and present. The facilities were beautiful with breathtaking views of the mountains. I would do it all over again!”
Matthew's review for another Peregrine Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Matthew
  • From Australia
  • On Sep 19 2019
“An excellent tour with good organization and wise kind and strong guide Peter who deserves an excellent overall rating.”
Christian's review for another Peregrine Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Christian
  • From USA
  • On Nov 26 2019
“Wonderful trip/cruise along the coast of Croatia, which is a must-visit. I thought Croatia's infrastructure was behind before visiting but was surprised as to how developed the nation is.

The duration, timings etc. was appropriate and our guide was great!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Punta Arenas
  • Day 2: Punta Arenas – King George Island – Embarkation Day
  • Day 3-6: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 7: King George Island – Disembarkation Day – Puntas Arenas
  • Day 8: Punta Arenas
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Expedition Voyage, Hotel
Meals
  • 7 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 6 Dinner
Transport
  • Expedition cruise ship , plane , Zodiac
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Punta Arenas are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Antarctic Express - Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Antarctic Express - Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 2099 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 55 days before departure. For any departures within 20 November 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Antarctic Express - Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas 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 from Punta Arenas 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip runs on a number of polar expedition vessels, depending on the departure date. Each ship is equipped with well-appointed and comfortable staterooms, spacious common areas and outdoor viewing decks, but the exact layout and features do vary between ships. When booking a polar expedition, ensure that you note the ship name carefully in the ‘Dates & Availability’ section and consult its individual boat page to learn more about your vessel. For further information, speak to a Peregrine booking agent.
  • Although our ice strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on board should you need further assistance.
  • As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic are freezing. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks. Please see the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information for details on what you will need to bring with you.
  • Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you have dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.
  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands; the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to others (which are equally as interesting). We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather. The onboard library and educational lectures are ideal ways of keeping entertained.
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