in full view of the legendary Cape Horn!
one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and
rarely visited island
sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of
Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer
for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot
magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as
different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica
for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land
in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins,
seals and whales
a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony
King George Island, explore areas such as the Chilean Base Frei and the
Russian Base Bellingshausen
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Triple||Porthole||Veranda||Deluxe Veranda||Suite||PH Suites||Single|
|Jan 11, 2024||Jan 16, 2024||5,995||6,495||6,995||7,495||8,595||8,995||8,995|
|Nov 23, 2024||Nov 28, 2024||5,995||6,495||6,995||7,495||8,595||8,995||8,995|
|Jan 11, 2025||Jan 16, 2025||5,995||6,495||6,995||7,495||8,595||8,995||8,995|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Jan 11, 2024||Jan 16, 2024||5,995||7,495||8,995|
|Nov 23, 2024||Nov 28, 2024||5,995||7,495||8,995|
|Jan 11, 2025||Jan 16, 2025||5,995||7,495||8,995|
Express Air-Cruise was designed for travelers looking for a quick and
affordable Antarctica expedition. This trip offers you the chance to
visit Cape Horn, cruise the Drake Passage, land in Antarctica, and fly
Day 1: Start of the
Air-Cruise in Punta Arenas, Chile Our staff members welcome you in
Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a
mandatory briefing. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local
gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers.
Day 2: Puerto
Williams and embarkation Fly to Puerto Williams, Chile, the
southernmost town in the world. Board your ship and set sail to Cape
Days 3: Cape Horn
and Drake Passage After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake
in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac
and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this
famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards
Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis
Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.
Day 4: Drake Passage
As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island,
in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures
and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife
from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent
seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species
of whales on their way south to Antarctica.
Day 5: Drake Passage
and Antarctica After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the
environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the
time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic
land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays,
while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales.
Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin
colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration
will continue well into the evening.
Day 6: Antarctica
and scheduled return flight Upon reaching King George Island, disembark
at Fildes Bay. A 2-km (1.25-mi) walk takes you through
Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen
Station to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the
flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for
the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not
included in the program).
Day 7: End of the
Air-Cruise in Punta Arenas, Chile After breakfast, transfer to the
Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
Magellan Explorer (Luxury Expedition, 73-guests)
Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for Antarctic and sub-Antarctic expeditions. The ship has a capacity for 73 passengers (maximum 100) in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins.
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pre- and post-voyage information material.
cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of
served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
tea, chocolate, cappuccino,
and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
of waterproof boots for landing.
guided shore excursions.
and entertainment on board.
fees and IAATO passenger fee.