Antarctica & Flight II
Code: CRUAT13Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Punta Arenas - AntártidaDay 1 - Punta Arenas
Arrival at the city of Punta Arenas, to be later transferred to the selected hotel. During the afternoon, before dinner, you will receive instructions in relation with the norms that should be followed in Antarctica and about the procedures of embarkation and disembarkation. Later, you will enjoy our welcome dinner at the José Nogueira Hotel, a centenary French style mansion, where you will have the chance to meet your expedition mates.
Day 2 - Flight to King George Island
Our Antarctic adventure begins. Flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). The flight takes a little over three hours. Upon arrival, we will be able to tour around the area where the “Presidente Eduardo Frei M.” Chilean Base and “Bellingshausen” Russian Base are located. We will gather at the beach on Fildes Bay for embarkation, by Zodiac boats, to M/V “Grigoriy Mikheev”.
Day 3 to Day 6 - Shetland del Sur
In direction to South Shetland Islands. As we cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and between spectacular icebergs, we will enjoy the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Our journey toward the south may include visits to some of the most magnificent spots in the white continent such as: Hannah Point, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville and Deception Islands amongst others. Our adventure will be full, with daily landings and cruises in Zodiac boats, selected lectures and an enjoyable time on board.
Day 7 - King George Island
Return to King George Island where we will disembark, in Zodiac boats, at Fildes Bay by “Presidente Eduardo Frei M.” Chilean Base, and head to the “Teniente Marsh” aerodrome at the Chilean Base to take the flight back to Punta Arenas. End of program upon arrival at the Airport in Punta Arenas.
Flights schedule and Antarctic itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions. At the end of the program, a free transfer to the city will be available at the airport for all passengers staying overnight.