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$ 8960

Peninsula Fly-In

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min $ 8960
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Destinations: Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 8960
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Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas, Chile Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. Tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow passengers. Day 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island, South Shetlands Transfer to the airport and take your seat aboard the BAE-146 aircraft for the 90 minute flight to King George Island. King George Island is part of the South Shetlands archipelago, which lie about 160km off the coast of Antarctica. You'll land at the Chilean base Frei, from where your Antarctic adventure will really begin. Following an exploration of the area, head down to the beach on Fildes Bay where you will be transferred by Zodiacs to the ship. Days 3-6: South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula The next few days will be spent exploring this incredible region - your itinerary will be dependent on weather and ice conditions, but highlights may include the huge flooded caldera of Deception Island, the wildlife of Livingston Island, Port Lockroy and Cuverville Island. Look out for whales, penguins and seals and enjoy spectacular scenery and breathtaking icebergs from the ship or Zodiacs. The voyage will aim to reach the dramatic and much-photographed Lemaire Channel, crossing latitude 65° south. Day 7: King George Island - Punta Arenas Returning north disembark at King George Island and head to the aerodrome at the Chilean base for the flight back to Punta Arenas. Enjoy an overnight stay in the city. Day 8: Punta Arenas Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Notes

Itinerary Variations

2018/19 Season

Vavilov - 03 Dec 2018 & Ioffe - 17 Dec 2018

Day 1 Embark in Ushuaia
Days 2-3 Drake Passage crossing
Days 4-9 Gerlache Strait and Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10 South Shetland Islands
Day 11 Disembark on King George Island and fly to Punta Arenas for overnight
Day 12 Depart Chile

Polar Pioneer - 29 Dec 2018

Day 1 Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams and embark ship
Days 2-3 Drake Passage crossing
Days 4-9 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10 Disembark on King George Island and fly to Punta Arenas for overnight
Day 11 Depart Chile

Polar Pioneer - 06 Jan 2019

Day 1 Overnight in Punta Arenas
Day 2 Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island and embark ship
Days 3-9 Antarctic Peninsula
Days 9-10 Drake Passage
Day 11 Disembark in Ushuaia

Polar Pioneer - 10 Mar 2019

Day 1 Overnight in Punta Arenas
Day 2 Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island and embark ship
Days 3-5 Antarctic Peninsula's east coast (Weddell Sea)
Days 6-8 Antarctic Peninsula's west coast
Days 9-10 Drake Passage
Day 11 Disembark in Ushuaia   2018/19 Season

Greg Mortimer - 16 Jan 2020

Day 1 Overnight in Ushuaia
Days 2-3 Drake Passage
Days 4-10 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 11 Disembark in King George Island and fly to Punta Arenas for overnight
Day 12 Depart Punta Arenas

Greg Mortimer - 25 Jan 2020

Day 1 Overnight in Punta Arenas
Day 2 Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island and embark ship
Days 3-8 Antarctic Peninsula
Days 9-10 Drake Passage
Day 11 Disembark in Ushuaia

Greg Mortimer - 24 Feb 2020

Day 1 Overnight in Punta Arenas
Day 2 Fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island and embark ship
Days 3-9 Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10 Disembark on King George Island and fly to Punta Arenas for overnight
Day 11 Depart Punta Arenas

Please Note

All itineraries are intended as a guide only; the exact voyage route and programme varies according to ice and weather conditions. Every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary, however passengers must accept that unpredictable weather may influence the schedule.

Flights to and from King George Island are also subject to weather conditions.Safety is always the paramount concern on any Antarctic voyage. A Contingency Plan will be put into effect should the flight not be possible, at the time of press this has never been necessary, however we strongly advise booking a flexible flight home and/or adding a night or two in Punta Arenas at the end of the trip. For further details please contact our specialist team. 

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Discover the World
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