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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (with Punta Arenas flights)

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (with Punta Arenas flights)

» Antarctica

» Feb 14 2020Feb 21 2020 (8 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

» DISEMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlights
  • Enjoy on-board lectures and educational presentations from polar specialists

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Day 2 – Embarkation day
  • Days 3 to 6 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Day 7 – Disembarkation and fly to Punta Arenas
  • Day 8 – Depart Punta Arenas

Keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds and astounding icebergs.

SHIP

World Explorer

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Camping
Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time.

Keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds and astounding icebergs. Beaches dotted with leopard seals and penguins give way to icy plateaus, with snowcapped mountain peaks looming behind. You’ll find yourself thankful for the near-constant sunlight by which you can continue to take it all in.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple USD 10,795
Lower deck USD 12,395
Main deck porthole USD 13,395
Main deck window USD 14,895
Superior USD 16,395
Deluxe USD 17,495
Suite USD 19,395
Owner’s suite USD 21,595
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INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • A hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive predeparture materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • All gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • Group transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas, with breakfast
  • A briefing dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas
  • Pre-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the hotel to the airport
  • Flights to and from Antarctica
  • Post-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the hotel
  • One night’s post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas, with breakfast

EXCLUDES

  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Optional adventure activities
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport at the end of the expedition

Note: Baggage allowance on charter flights is 33 lbs (15 kg) checked and 11 lbs (5 kg) carry-on.

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