Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake, Operated by Quark
Tour length 8 days•From Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas
Christmas & New Year
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(Guests: 1, nights: 1)
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About this tour
This trip is the perfect short, introductory expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth. We reduce the Drake Passage crossing from two days to two hours by flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. We spend the next four days sailing between the South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula, past towering glacier-capped mountains rising from a brilliant blue sea, dotted with ice floes, and enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. We hope to visit magnificent spots such as Petermann Island, Neko Harbour and the Gerlache Strait, and have the chance to scramble up to a high point for an unforgettable view of Port Lockeroy. On this adventure we will also visit penguin colonies, listen for calving glaciers, and visit both historic sites and research stations.
Age range18 - 99
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Day 1: Start Punta Arenas; overnight in hotel (dinner)
Day 2: Charter flight to King George Island; board ship and embark (breakfast,dinner)
Day 3-6: Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 7: Disembark on King George Island; charter flight to Punta Arenas and overnight in hotel (breakfast,lunch,dinner)