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The Frei Base

Photos Mr. Emilio Valera


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.

Photos Mr. Emilio Valera

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

photos Mr. Emilio Valera

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.

  • Lunch and/or snack depending on the place and time of arrival.
  • Walk to the Chinese Station to observe Marine Birds, Penguins and Weddell Seals.
  • Cross over (walking through an isthmus) to Ardley Island, where Papua Penguin colonies live.
  • Return to Punta Arenas (Chile)

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT PROGRAM


  • On the following day we visit different Antarctic Research Stations and will be able to speak to researchers.
  • If time permits, we can visit additional areas of attraction before returning to Punta Arenas (Chile).

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

 

Twin Turbine King Air

 

Our 60 passenger BAE Jet with 4 Turboreactors

 
 


AVAILABILTY & COSTS



For the season 2010/2011 we have special flights available for 1 day

Space for up to 57 passengers (The BAE Jet)


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.

She thought it was marvellous!


 




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
quarters in a nice Air force base Antarctic shelter in case of 2 day
expeditions ( you will see these in the page above) from Punta Arenas
round trip.



VALUE
2 Days, 1 Night(*) US$ 3.950.- Per pax
1 Day (**) US$ 2.950.- Per pax

(Minimum 8 passengers each flight)


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