Antarctica Travel — Quest for the Antarctic Circle — Day by Day

 

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1

Day 1

Punta Arenas, Chile to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the afternoon is free for you to relax and unwind. Feel free to wander around the quaint town of Punta Arenas.

Hotel: Cabo de Hornos, D


Day 2

Day 2

Fly to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a 90 minute flight from Punta Arenas to Port Stanley, Falkland 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.

Ship: Ocean Nova, BLD


Days 3-8

Days 3-8

Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

Sail along ice-filled fjords 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 specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided 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 magnificent places.

Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Ship: Ocean Nova, BLD


Day 9

Day 9

Return to Punta Arenas

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.)

Hotel: Cabo de Hornos, BLD


Day 10

Day 10

Return home or continue your adventures

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight home, or transfer to Torres del Paine National Park for a luxury lodge experience in Chilean Patagonia.

 

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