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Antarctica: Journey to the Antarctic Circle

18 days from £12,987pp

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Antarctica: Journey to the Antarctic Circle

18 days from £12,987pp
 

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Our new holiday for the 2016-17 season begins with a visit to Patagonia's finest National Park, Torres del Paine. Stay at a lodge within easy reach of the park's walking trails and lakes. Next, we take you to Antarctica. By flying from Chile to the Falkland Islands and returning to Chile by air from Antarctica, this efficiently-planned expedition aims to give you eight days of off-ship exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting a large number of landing sites and cruising among the ice floes in Zodiac boats.

The ship travels south from Port Stanley in her attempt ultimately to arrive at the Antarctic Circle. Returning north, visit several classic locations with staggering ice formations; some with hiking opportunities. Each day when a landing is possible you explore on shore by foot, observing wildlife colonies, visiting historically significant buildings and science bases. Complete the voyage at the South Shetland Islands, including Deception Island. Disembark at King George Island and fly back to South America in just two hours – avoiding sailing the frequently stormy waters of the Drake Passage.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to your hotel close to the centre of the capital.

Day 2

Fly to Punta Arenas in Patagonia; continue by road to Torres del Paine National Park.

Days 3-4

Expeditions in Torres del Paine National Park.

Day 5

By road to Punta Arenas, overnight.

Day 6

Transfer to airport to fly to Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands, 2hrs.

Days 7-8

At sea sailing towards Antarctica

Days 9-10

King George Island and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 11-13

Towards the Antarctic Circle and Gerlache coastline.

Days 14-15

Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.

Day 16

King George Island – return to Punta Arenas, Chile.

Day 17

Transfer to airport and fly to Santiago, overnight.

Day 18

Transfer to airport for international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Santiago and the vineyards
Places visited

Santiago and the vineyards


 
Antarctica
Thing to do

Expedition cruising in Antarctica


 
Hosteria Su Merced
Accommodation

Su Merced Hotel


 

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