Day 1 USHUAIA
Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board the Ocean Nova and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Port Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sale to Cape Horn.
Day 2 CAPE HORN
After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.
Day 3 AT SEA
As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the glass enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica .
Day 4 AT SEA
After crossing the Antarctic convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.
Day 5 KING GEORGE ISLAND
Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fields Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for the night (Note: meals in Punta Arenas are not included in the price).
Day 6 PUNTA ARENAS
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas Airport for your onward flight.
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LHCTANT004 *Please note, prices based on triple share, ship Ocean Nova, per person. The itinerary may operate in reverse starting in Punta Arenas and ending in Ushuaia. The itinerary & pricing can change at any time due to availability of activities. To check the availability of this cruise and fly package, contact our office. Please check our website for full terms and conditions*
More Information About Antarctica:
Antarctica, the ice continent is a land of extremes. The coldest and driest continent on Earth, counting with the highest average elevation. As the fifth largest continent in the world, Antartica is also the most Southern, located in the South Pole. Almost untouched by humans, the frozen lands has a lot to offer: breathtaking scenery, broken by only a few scientific bases and a small population of scientists. Visitors to Antarctica will for sure be the bravest ones, exploring one of the remotest locations on Earth!
Visa and Passport Information:
All countries require a valid passport (with minimum 6 months validity). It is your sole responsibility to ensure you have a valid passport at the time of travel and that you hold all necessary visas and permits.
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