This place is one of the only places on Earth that is still pristine. It is, therefore, the reason that it has become an important reserve for the biosphere. Its unique beauty contrasted with its extreme weather conditions make it an exotic and enchanting destination for all those privileged travelers who are planning a visit to the end of the world. Antarctica is an ecological wonder that mesmerizes explorers, scientists, and travelers.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Punta Arenas – King George Island (Antarctica)

On the day prior to the flight a representative from our Company will meet you for a briefing about the Antarctic program. This briefing will allow the visitors to meet the other participants on the tour and ask questions about the trip.
The next day our aircraft will fly you over the Strait of Magellan, finally arriving to King George Island, the gateway to the white continent where most of the Antarctic scientific bases are located.
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our Antarctic expert tour guide, who will take you on a tour to the following sites:“Villa Las Estrellas,” the first settlement inhabited by civilians and which has a maximum of 150 people living there in summer. We will then go and visit other attractions in the area, and will sail on a zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit some penguin colonies and sail around Collins Glacier. We will visit the Orthodox Russian Church (at Bellingshausen Station)

Visitors will be taken to the Ice Camp based
on Collins Glacier, located about 5 kms (6 miles) from the runway, where you will stay overnight.
This Ice Camp includes a thermic tent as a dining room for the whole group, one special tent as a basic bathroom, and different small thermic and special tents that fit two people each for sleeping.

Day 2: King George Island - Punta Arenas

We will begin with a walk to the place called the “Elefanteras” (elephant seal colony), located in the Drake Passage Area. We will then visit somes cientific stations.
It will also be possible to visit other tourist attractions, depending on the weather conditions, and then finally, we will return to Punta Arenas.

  • Transfer from hotel to Punta Arenas Airport to board the DAP plane with destination to King George Island (Antarctica). Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our Antarctic expert tour guide.
  • 1 night in the Ice Camp.
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Visit to Villa Las Estrellas (first settlement inhabited by civilians).
  • Zodiac boat ride to Ardley Island to visit some penguin colonies and navigation around Collins Glacier.
  • Visit to the Russian Orthodox Church (at Bellingshausen Station).
  • Walk to the Elefantera to watch elephant seals and other species in the area.
  • Visit to a scientific base.
  • Return to Punta Arenas after a 5-hour tour (depending on weather conditions).
  • Airfare via DAP from King George Island to Punta Arenas and to the hotel.
  • Airfare Santiago to Punta Arenas.
  • Tips.
  • Accommodation.
  • Insurance.
  • Transfer, meals and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary.