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