over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, ANTARCTICA XXI
takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest,
windiest, driest, and remotest continent - Antarctica.
DAY 1 · Start of the Air-Cruise
in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 3 PM where you are welcomed by ANTARCTICA XXI
staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a briefing
that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential
guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet
your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.
DAY 2 · Scheduled flight to Antarctica
Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King
George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the
clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area
surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before
boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.
DAY 3-6 · Exploring Antarctica
between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic
Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs,
while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day,
disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar
guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and
presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge
while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. No journey is the same
as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets
the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided
by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the
exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots
that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your
voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port
Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel,
or many other magnificent places.
DAY 7 · Scheduled return flight from Antarctica
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
DAY 8 · End of the Air-Cruise
breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
2017-18 Early Booking Promotion offers clients who confirm a 2017-18 Air-Cruise
reservation before Oct. 31, 2016 complimentary accommodation for two nights at
the Cumbres Lastarria hotel in Santiago.