Please Note: The maximum luggage weight allowed on the flights to and from Antarctica is 20 kg per passenger, including hand luggage.
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
Polar, Private, Small Marine/Cruise
|07 Dec 2019||14 Dec 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $12,995|
|22 Dec 2019||29 Dec 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $14,995|
|17 Jan 2020||24 Jan 2020||Fully Booked||AUD $14,995|
|06 Feb 2020||13 Feb 2020||Fully Booked||AUD $14,995|
|11 Feb 2020||18 Feb 2020||Fully Booked||AUD $14,995|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ANTARCTICA XXI staff welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to your hotel and attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu. [D]
Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel. [B,L,D]
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places. [B,L,D]
Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. [B]
Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program.
Your incredible adventure comes to an end today. We trust you leave with wonderful memories of your Antarctic adventure! [B]
Please Note: Polar exploration can be unpredictable, which regularly causes variations to our itineraries. Specific sites visited will depend on prevailing weather and ice conditions at the time of sailing. The above itinerary should be read as a 'guide only' and may change. The ship's Captain in conjunction with the Expedition Leader continually review the sailing plan throughout the voyage, making adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather and ice conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring these waterways mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and zodiac cruising locations to consider, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or when heavy ice may block out a planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.