Antarctica is one of the only places on earth that is still pristine, it is therefore, why it has become an important reserve for the biosphere. Its unique beauty contrasted with its extreme weather conditions, make it an exotic and enchanting destination for all those privileged travelers who are planning a visit to the end of the world. On our aircraft you will fly over the Magellan Strait, Tierra del Fuego Island, Darwin Mountain Range, the mythical Cape Horn and the rough Drake Passage to finally arrive at King George Island.
PREVIOUS DAY OF THE PROGRAM
At your arrival to Punta Arenas we will provide the transfer from the airport to the hotel that will include 4 nights of accommodations at Cabo de Hornos hotel or similar, with half board included per person. This applies for both Full Day and Overnight programs.
At the front desk you will receive an envelope with all the instructions to participate in the Antarctic briefing which is in our offices. You will have the chance to share with the other participants of this tour, will be received by our host, everything accompanied with a welcome cocktail.
The arrival in Punta Arenas, the day before of the trip, must be NO LATER THAN 5 PM in order to be part of the briefing. Passengers that not participate of this briefing will not be allowed to fly.
DESCRIPTION OF FULL DAY PROGRAM
A transfer will pick you up from hotel to Punta Arenas airport to board the flight with destination to King George Island (Antarctica).
Upon entering the plane, you will find a bag on your seat. Inside, a lunchbox contains your menu. Given the reduced size of this aircraft it operates as self- service. Another lunchbox is included on the flight back to Punta Arenas. For safety reasons, we do not serve alcohol drinks on our flights towards Antarctica. However, they will be available for the flight back to Punta Arenas.
At your arrival at Antarctica you will be welcomed by our Antarctic tour guide who will take you on a tour visiting different areas of the island like Villa las Estrellas (first settlement inhabited by civilians), Orthodox Russian Church at Bellingshausen station, navigation on a zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit some penguin colonies (Gentoo, Chinstrap, Adelie).
After 5 hours of tour (weather permitting) you will take the flight back to Punta Arenas where a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel.
DESCRIPTION OF OVERNIGHT PROGRAM
After the activities of the Full Day program, passengers will be taken to the Ice Camp based, near to Collins glacier, located about 5 kms (6 miles) from the runway. This Ice Camp includes a thermic tent (Module) as a dining room for the entire group, one special tent as a basic expedition toilet, and three small thermic tents for two people each one, to spend the night. The next day you will have a walk to the “Elefanteras” (sea elephant colony), a visit to the Chinese station “Great Wall,” and depending on the weather conditions, it might also be possible to visit other tourist attractions before returning to Punta Arenas.
All programs’ visits are made by foot.
The whole program (Full day and Overnight) including visits, walks and navigations is subject to weather conditions and may change the order of the tour/activities and the total hours of stay.