Mission to Antarctica: Fly to an Icy World of Discovery

Enjoy a rare flight over the Drake Passage to board an expedition ship, discovering the gleaming fjords, unique wildlife, pristine waters and legendary explorations of Antarctica.
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Program No. 22058RJ
11 days
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11 days
10 nights
22 meals
8B 6L 8D
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At a Glance

Discover the otherworldly, frozen realm of Antarctica on a study cruise that flies over the Drake Passage rather than sailing it. Crossing the Drake Passage takes more than two days in each direction, a voyage often made unpleasant by rough seas. Fly over the passage instead on a plane from Chile to an Antarctic base, where you meet the ship and immediately get started exploring.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Mobility is required to get in and out of Zodiac inflatable boats. Walking on uneven, hilly and slippery terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Make the most of your journey to Antarctica by flying over the Drake Passage in just two hours rather than spending four days at sea sailing across it.
  • Marvel at fjords, icebergs and wildlife like whales, seals and penguins from hand-picked landing sites by Zodiac boat and from aboard your ice-strengthened vessel.
  • Spend two nights in Punta Arenas, a launching point of Antarctic expeditions located on the Straight of Magellan.

General Notes

Flights to Antarctica can be delayed due to weather conditions. There is a contingency plan in place in the event of a multi-day delay that will be sent with your first mailing.
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