Antarctic Express: Fly South Overview
Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas on the way to Antarctica. Cruise around the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, learning about this frozen continent from onboard experts.
- 2015-02-02 - 2015-02-10
Travel to Antarctica, flying over the Drake Passage, and take zodiac trips to explore this icy wonde
There is only one true wilderness left on Earth... and it’s damn cold. Like being trapped in the belly of one big unflavoured icy-pole, you would think a trip down to the south-est of the south is only for the bravest of the brave. Surely that’s why Antarctica’s early explorers were so legendary? But what if you could discover this pristine, frozen paradise from the warmth and comfort of an expedition vessel? Where you can be ferried to shore in a zippy Zodiac, and where a chef ensures the onset of scurvy is kept well at bay. On this nine-day adventure, experience everything that this unbelievable continent has to offer, from penguins, to ice, to seals, to ice, to albatross, to ice… Antarctica's magic awaits.
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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 infamous Drake Passage is a fascinating place where the raw power of nature is always on display - seabirds circle overhead and whales happily cruise these waters.
Arrive back on dry land in the world’s southernmost city - breathtaking Ushuaia. Wander the quaint streets and discover cute shops, charming eateries and fascinating museums that document the eclectic history of this beautiful town.
A picturesque town at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the launching pad for many Antarctica trips and is also excellent for hiking and mountain-based activities.
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