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Antarctica XXI Air-Cruise

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GROUP TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $11595+

Group Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a typical Magellan meal with fellow expedition mates
  • Tour King George Island to see the Frei Chilean Base and the Bellingshausen Russian Base
  • Travel by Zodiac boats to the ship and depart from Fildes Bay
  • Sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Enjoy the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales
  • Pass between spectacular icebergs and through ice-filled fjords
  • Visit some of the most magnificent spots in the white continent
  • Venture to the ends of the Earth where little people have traversed
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Tour Overview

The Antarctica XXI Air-Cruise offers a unique opportunity to cruise above Antarctica. With several daily landings and cruises, you will have the opportunity to explore King George Island in the South Shetland Archipelago before heading to the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Your journey southward includes visits to magnificent locations including Livingston Island, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, and Deception Islands.

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, Yampu invites you to a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable continent – Antarctica.

In a little over one and one-half hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, the largest Island of the South Shetland Archipelago, you will be at the gates of the white continent. From King George Island we will navigate for seven days and six nights along the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting the most wonderful places and enjoying the best wildlife sites of Antarctica. Your journey southwards includes visits to magnificent spots such as Livingston Island, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay and Deception Islands.

Inclusions
Price includes transfer from airport to hotel, 1 night lodging in Punta Arenas including breakfast, welcome dinner, return flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, sea voyage and lodging aboard ship - in accordance with cabin chosen, all meals, shore excursions, conferences and shipboard entertainment.

Prices do not include airfare to/from Punta Arenas, visa and passport expenses, arrival and departure taxes, lodging and meals other than specified in program, and personal insurance and expenses.

Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions.
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Package Price: $11595
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Punta Arenas

Arrive in the city of Punta Arenas to be met by Antarctica XXI team, and be transferred to the hotel. During the afternoon, receive instructions concerning the guidelines that should be followed in Antarctica and the procedures for Zodiac boat embarkation and disembarkation. Later, be invited to gather for a welcome dinner together with the other expedition mates and have the chance to enjoy a typical Magellan menu.

Arrive in the city of Punta Arenas to be met by Antarctica XXI team, and be transferred to the hotel. During the afternoon, receive instructions concerning the guidelines that should be followed in Antarctica and the procedures for Zodiac boat embarkation and disembarkation. Later, be invited to gather for a welcome dinner together with the other expedition mates and have the chance to enjoy a typical Magellan menu.

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Day
2

Punta Arenas – King George Island

The Antarctic adventure will begin with the flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). The flight takes a little less than two hours. Upon arrival, tour around the area where Frei Chilean Base and the Bellingshausen Russian Base are located. Gather at the beach on Fildes Bay for embarkation by Zodiac boats on board the expedition vessel.

The Antarctic adventure will begin with the flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). The flight takes a little less than two hours. Upon arrival, tour around the area where Frei Chilean Base and the Bellingshausen Russian Base are located. Gather at the beach on Fildes Bay for embarkation by Zodiac boats on board the expedition vessel.

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Day
3

Cruising Southwards with Daily Landings

While cruising between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and between spectacular icebergs, enjoy the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. The journey southwards will include visits to some of the most magnificent spots in the white continent, such as: Livingston Island, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville and Deception Islands amongst others. The target will be the crossing of the Lemaire Channel and latitude 65° South. The adventure will be very active, with several daily landings and cruises in Zodiac boats, lectures and a very enjoyable time on board. ...read less

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Day
4

Southward Journey Continued

Continuance of Day 3

Continuance of Day 3

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Day
5

Southward Journey Continued

Continuance of Day 3

Continuance of Day 3

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6

Southward Journey Continued

Continuance of Day 3

Continuance of Day 3

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7

King George Island – Punta Arenas – Home

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back 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.)

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back 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.)

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8

Transfer out

Transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Punta Arenas, Chile

King George Island

Livingston

Deception Island

Places You'll See

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    Punta Arenas

    Located in the deep south of Chile, Punta Arenas is a place where people can enjoy nature in various ways including trekking and Skiing. Take a trip to the Torres del Paine National park or visit a colony of adorable penguins in breeding season, Just north of Punta Arenas. One can also visit the southernmost brewery in the world, Austral Brewery.

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Testimonials

Eric and Karen

Traveled March 2016

This was our fourth major trip with Yampu and in our case they have been flawless

It is difficult to put into words that will mean anything just how spectacular our Antarctica trip was. It is certainly a destination relatively few will have the good fortune to enjoy. All our friends asked us, “Why do you want to go to Antarctica?” I couldn’t really answer before I left to those who do not travel much. However, now I can say it is the ultimate wilderness, probably one of the few left on earth.

The Expedition Crew was superlative. Their lectures onboard were both interesting and informative and this expertise was extended as they manned the zodiacs and continued to educate us on land.

The flights Yampu selected for us were very good. Yampu’s Ushuaia partner was fantastic – my highest commendations go out to them – delivering our bag to us AFTER the ship had left port. One more reason booking with Yampu pays in the long run.

People always ask us, “Why do you deal with people in the US?” My answer is simple – Yampu pays attention to our needs beyond anything I have seen elsewhere. They are there with suggestions and improvements and are always one step ahead. They put a network of companies in affect that look after the customer every step of the way. When things go wrong they are there with a solution. Somewhere in the vast network of travel today mistakes will happen. The true measure of an unbeatable company is how they solve those problems if and when they happen.

This was our fourth major trip with Yampu and in our case they have been flawless. That speaks volumes – why would we go anywhere else? I know the fine work ethic is your doing Jose as you have assembled a core of like-minded professionals. My Tilley hat is off to you!

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