DAY 1 Start of the Air-Cruise
Our staff welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefng that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.
DAY 2 Scheduled fight to Antarctica
A smooth two-hour fight takes you efciently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and Polar Circle Air-Cruise the clear Antarctic air flls your lungs for the frst time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.
DAY 3-8 Exploring Antarctica
Sail along ice-flled fords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specifc voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunitiesprovided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnifcent places. Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
DAY 9 Scheduled return fight from Antarctica
Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the fight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).
DAY 10 End of the Air-Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward fight.