Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

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Duration:
11 days - 10 nights
From:
AUD $ 25,300
p.p. Twin Cabin share, Excludes Flights

Check off a travel milestone by crossing the Antarctic Circle. Maximize your adventure by skipping the ocean transit and flying over the Drake Passage by charter plane. Simply combine our exciting Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition itinerary with a direct round-trip flight from Chile to your polar-ready ship, to get our Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle voyage. Then, explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula by sea, and continue further to reach 66⁰33´ south. Check other achievements off your bucket list as well, such as sea kayaking through channels dotted with icebergs.

Departures

Departure Return Duration Ship Price Range *
Departure: 21 Feb 2022
Return: 3 Mar 2022
Duration: 11 days - 10 nights
Ship(s): Ocean Adventurer
AUD Price Range: From $25,300 - $43,900
* All prices listed are per person in AUD based on a Twin cabin share. Contact us for Triple or Quad cabin shares for lower pricing.

Overview

Day 1

Arrive in Punta Arenas

Day 2

Fly to King George Island and Embarkation

Day 3 - 5

Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Day 6 - 7

Antarctic Circle

Day 8 - 9

Northbound Along the Peninsula

Day 10

Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

Day 11

Depart Punta Arenas

Itinerary

Map

Inclusions:

  • Experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and shore landing and cruising per the daily program – Adventure options Hiking, Polar Plunge and Zodiac cruising
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • Beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • A group transfer in Punta Arenas from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast
  • A briefing dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas
  • A pre-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the hotel to the airport
  • Flights to and from King George Island
  • A post-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the hotel
  • One night’s post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Adventure options on expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (e.g., sea kayaking, camping, etc.)

Optional Extras:

  • Paddling
  • Sea kayaking
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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