The Frei Base
Frei Base was, established in 1980 under the name of Teniente Rodolfo Marsh, along with Presidente Frei Meteorological Center, inaugurated in 1969, it is one of the main meteorological and navigational stations in the Antarctic.
The scenery, fauna and marine life are the main attractions for the tourist; this place is one of the few in the world that has remained untouched by men, this is why it constitutes one of mankind's most important biosphere reserves. To comply with the strict rules and regulations of environmental preservation, we had to submit an expedition project for an evaluation by the Comision Nacional del Medio Ambiente (National Environmental Commission), resulting in approval of the project. You are a part of that effort !
KING GEORGE ISLAND GENERAL PROGRAM
· Our Antarctic Expedition begins the day before the trip. Through a specialized debriefing session, our Antarctic guide will walk you through the flight itinerary including places to be visited during the trip.
· Early in the morning, after checking weather conditions, we will board the airplane for departure.
FULL DAY PROGRAM AND TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT PROGRAM
ACTIVITIES IN THE ISLAND
Visit Villa Las Estrellas, (first site to be inhabited by civilians) its facilities and meteorological center.
Visit the Sea Lion colony in the Drake Sea on a hike across the runway towards the beach.
TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT PROGRAM
During our visit to the Antarctic Peninsula we have made it our duty not to step on the flora or disrupt the fauna. Our homage to nature will be our legacy to future generations.
Note: Food and beverages are included in all of our programs, please alert us beforehand if you have any special dietary requirement
You will be able to explore Antarctica for three hours extra on this voyage as the BAE Jet only takes 1 1/2 hours to get there.
Carole McClain went on the same one day flight, but without the 3 hours extra that one obtains with our fast BAe Jet.
Please look at http://www.victory-cruises.com/king_george.html for the walls of ice you will see. :)
This low cost includes food, drinks, bilingual guide and sleeping
(Minimum 8 passengers each flight)
(You may Book by credit card)