Antarctica Express & Cape Hoorn (5 days)

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An alternative to the classic Antarctic Cruise: The boat takes you from the port of Ushuaia via the mystic Cape Horn to the Antarctic Peninsula, continuing on a flight from the South Shetland Islands to Punta Arenas (Chile) on the mainland. An opportunity to learn about the eternal ices and the unique fauna of Antarctica, and experience the mystical of the Drake Passage. This expedition can also combine wonderfully with a journey through the Argentine and Chilean Patagonia!

Departures 2016-17:
Ocean Nova: November 29 / January 14
Sea Explorer: December 18, / January 10 (special date: 1 extra day and reverse route: Punta Arenas - Ushuaia)
Ask from us even after prolonged Antarctic expeditions with Flight and ship-or combination tours of Punta Arenas!

100 % flexible trip suggestion

  • 1
    Day

    Start in Ushuaia - Beagle-Channel

    Overnight:
    The journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. You will travel by boat through the Beagle Channel to the southernmost place in the world, located on the island of Navarino and part of Chile: Puerto Williams. Here you will have the possibility to make a tour, in order to get to know the surrounding area before leaving in the direction of Cape Horn.
    Faro Canal de Beagle - Les Eclaireurs
  • 2
    Day

    Landgang Cape Hoorn

    Overnight:
    After crossing the Nassau Bay, you will wake up before the legendary Cape Horn. Should the weather permit, the Zodiac boats will be lowered to go ashore and visit the lighthouse and the port station for which the country of Chile is responsible and from where it controls shipping in the region. Back on board, prepare for the trip to the Antarctic and start the cruise into the world famous waters named after the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake.
    Cabo de Hornos
  • 3
    Day

    Cross the Drake-Passage

    Overnight:
    After crossing the Nassau Bay, you will wake up before the legendary Cape Horn. Should the weather permit, the Zodiac boats will be lowered to go ashore and visit the lighthouse and the port station for which the country of Chile is responsible and from where it controls shipping in the region. Back on board, prepare for the trip to the Antarctic and start the cruise into the world famous waters named after the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake.
    Islas Shetland del Sur
  • 4
    Day

    Through the Antarctic Ocean and the South Shetland Islands

    Overnight:
    Once you have crossed the Antarctic Convergence, you are on the South Polar Sea. At last, you get the feeling really of the Antarctic, because here you will see the first large icebergs and finally the South Shetland Islands. Here you will have the opportunity to visit a penguin colony with the Zodiac boats. The exploration tour will lasts all evening, thanks to the seemingly endless days.
    Pinguinos de la Antartida
  • 5
    Day

    King George Island - Research Station + Return to Land

    Arrived on the island of King George, you will get off at Fildes Bay, where you will get the chance to enjoy the Antarctic landscape. You will also visit some interesting places, such as the Chilean research station (Frei) and the Russian (Bellingshausen). Afterwards, you will be taken back from the local airfield and in less than 2 hours you will be back to the mainland, in Punta Arenas, Chile. The program ends on arrival at the airport of Punta Arenas. Passengers who want to stay the night will be taken to the town of Punta Arenas. The price for first night in Punta Arenas is included!

    Let yourself be inspired by our tours and extend your stay in Chile or Argentina! From Punta Arenas, one can easily reach one of the highlights in southern Chile - the Torres del Paine National Park!
    Antartida

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What is included in this trip?

Día 1:
  • Double/Twin Cabin Antartica Express
Día 2:
  • Double/Twin Cabin Antartica Express
Día 3:
  • Double/Twin Cabin Antartica Express
Día 4:
  • Double/Twin Cabin Antartica Express
Día 5:
  • Flight from Antartica (AQ) - Punta Arenas (PUQ)
  • Regular transfer from apt.(PUQ) to accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Accommodation in Punta Arenas + Breakfast

Map of the trip

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