Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Overview

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $8,995
      CAD $9,525
      AUD $9,895
      EUR €7,200
      GBP £5,900
      NZD $11,730
      ZAR R90,065
      CHF FR8,485
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    • Polar, Wildlife
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-20 - 2015-01-27

Head to Antarctica on an adventure to explore the frozen continent

Take the fast track to that vast, frost-bitten wilderness at the South Pole. From Punta Arenas, fly over the infamously choppy waters of the Drake Passage to King George Island, and hop aboard a ship bound for the frozen wonderland. Cruise between towering icebergs floating in iridescent blue seas, and feel the thrill of catching the first glimpses of Antarctica's icy shoreline. Over the next four days, explore this continent blanketed with snow and ice - perhaps learn about the fascinating geology and history of the region from expert guides, spot whales and seals cavorting in the Southern Ocean, or make friends with penguins on windswept beaches. No two expeditions are the same, but the magic of Antarctica will infect all those adventurous enough to travel to the end of the earth.

  • Take the journey of a lifetime to the frozen land of Antarctica Search for whales while making daily beach landings Observe penguins at inland rookeries Stare up at the night sky and witness unbridled views of the cosmos Experience life at sea Spot albatross soaring high above

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Finish:

    Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 117
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (5 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Plane, Ship
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    896kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note an increased non-refundable deposit of A$2000 is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. 2. Strict luggage limits apply. Please see Trip Notes (What To Take) for more information.

  • Total price from

    USD $8,995
    CAD $9,525
    AUD $9,895
    EUR €7,200
    GBP £5,900
    NZD $11,730
    ZAR R90,065
    CHF FR8,485
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $1,124
    CAD $1,190
    AUD $1,236
    EUR €900
    GBP £737
    NZD $1,466
    ZAR R11,258
    CHF FR1,060
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About Antarctica , Argentina , Chile

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Summary

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Day 1 Punta Arenas

Once a Chilean penal colony, Punta Arenas is now a vibrant port city with plenty of museums, historic sites and shops to keep you entertained.

Day 2 Embarkation

Located near the Antarctic Peninsula, the remote South Shetland Islands boast dramatic volcanic landscapes, abandoned whaling stations and diverse marine life drawn to the rich feeding grounds.

Days 3-6 Antarctic Peninsula/South Shetland Islands

The coldest, windiest, driest and iciest continent, Antarctica is a land of spectacular scenery, epic adventure and some of the world's most iconic wildlife.

Day 7 Disembarkation

The largest of the South Shetlands, King George Island is home to several permanent research bases, an airport and the Antarctic's only hotel.

Day 8 Punta Arenas

Situated on the Straits of Magellan, one of the world's historic trade routes, Punta Arenas made the most of this advantageous position to become the most populated city in Patagonia.
    • 8
    • GQMV
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $8,995
      CAD $9,525
      AUD $9,895
      EUR €7,200
      GBP £5,900
      NZD $11,730
      ZAR R90,065
      CHF FR8,485
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
Book