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A two-hour charter flight from Punta Arenas in Chile brings you to King George Island, the gateway to the White Continent and the beginning of an unforgettable voyage. Spend a week discovering the glories of the Antarctic Peninsula’s icy fjords, serene icebergs and unparalleled wildlife, from killer whales and leopard seals to the iconic Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins.
Crossing the Drake Passage, by ship or by air, is a rite of passage for all adventurers to the Antarctic voyages. With a short two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to the edge of Antarctica, the Antarctic Express is an ideal itinerary for adventurers with less time, or who simply prefer to fly the Drake.
– pre and post-cruise accommodation (Punta Arenas) – twin or double cabin – All meals – expedition leaders and daily tours – visa fees for UK passport holders, if required – all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
Day 1: Punta Arenas
The adventure officially begins in Punta Arenas, one of the most populated cities in Chilean Patagonia. Meet your fellow adventurers at this evening’s welcome dinner, and enjoy a short expedition briefing at the hotel.
Day 2: Fly the Drake
Today, take a charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica, enabling you to fly above the famous Drake Passage in approximately two hours. Enjoy scenes of the Antarctic landscapes from high above as your plane descends into the South Shetland Islands. Take a guided walk to shore and transfer by Zodiac to the ship, where you’ll meet the rest of the Expedition Team. Here, your Antarctic Peninsula cruise truly begins.
Day 3-6: The Antarctic Peninsula
Spend four unique and unforgettable days exploring the wild beauty of the untamed White Continent. Adventures are interspersed with onboard lectures, bar talks, and wildlife watching. Enjoy daily excursions by Zodiac to penguin-swathed beaches, head out on whale watching expeditions, or hone your photography skills among the glaciers. The captain and crew will offer the activities best suited to the weather and wildlife activity.
Day 7-8: Fly the Drake & Beyond
Bid farewell to the Expedition Team at King George Island, where you’ll disembark and fly 2 hours back across the Drake Passage. Arrive in Punta Arenas, where the evening is at leisure to reminisce with newfound friends, or explore the city independently. The next morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your onward arrangements. Whether you’re heading home or on to Easter Island, your next steps can all be taken care of by Wendy Wu Tours.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
Go Beyond tours are characterised by engaging cultural experiences, active adventures and getting off the beaten track. They aim to include as much variety as possible so that no two days on your holiday will be alike. You’ll gain a deep understanding of your destination and experience more, whilst still getting to see all the major sights.
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