Full Day Excursion to Antarctica

2N Punta Arenas , 1N Antarctica and 1N Punta Arenas
5 days

From

US$ 6,660

per person

Operated by DAP Antartica

About the tour

You will be part of an unforgettable experience that will take you to one of the farthest points on Earth. The coldest, highest, windiest, driest and less populated continent. A continent that has been completely sunk by ice, which has not only shaped its topography but also influenced its evolution. On our aircraft, you will fly over the Magellan Strait, Tierra del Fuego Island, Darwin Mountain Range, the mythical Cape Horn and the raft Drake Passage, finally arriving at King George Island, gateway to the White Continent, where most of the Antarctic scientific bases are located. Here you can also find the Chilean village “Villa Las Estrellas”, place where several Chilean families live all year round. You will visit the impressive landscapes of the White Continent, meet part of its wildlife and experience the daily life of men populating this territory in the name of science and investigation.

Highlights

  • Villa las Estrellas (first settlement inhabited by civilians), Orthodox Russian Church at Bellingshausen Base
  • Navigation on a zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit penguin colonies (Adelie, Chinstrap and Papua).

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch box during the full day tour

Accommodation

Standard 4 stars

Included in the price

Punta Arenas

  • Transfer Airport to Hotel

Antarctica Cruise

  • Full Day Excursion to Antarctica

Punta Arenas

  • Transfer Hotel to Airport

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival At Punta Arenas

Upon your arrival at Punta Arenas Airport you will met and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure (on your own) Note: At your arrival to Punta Arenas we will include 4 nights of accommodations, based in double room. This program considers a 3 days window to be able to get to the Antarctica due to weather conditions.The arrival in Punta Arenas, the day before of the trip, must be NO LATER THAN 5pm in order to be part of the briefing. Passengers that not participate of this briefing will not be allowed to fly.

Day At Leisure Or Full Day To Antarctica

If the weather conditions allow it, you will embark to the Full Day Excursion to Antarctica. If not you will have the day at leisure at your own. A transfer will pick you up from hotel to Punta Arenas airport to board DAP flight with destination to King George Island (Antarctica). At your arrival you will be welcomed by our Antarctic tour guide who will take you on a tour visiting different areas of the island like Villa las Estrellas (first settlement inhabited by civilians), Orthodox Russian Church at Bellingshausen station, navigation on a zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit some penguin colonies (Papua, Chinstrap, Adelie).After 5 hours of tour (weather permitting) you will take the flight back to Punta Arenas where a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel.

Day At Leisure Or Full Day To Antarctica

  • If the weather conditions allow it, you will embark to the Full Day Excursion to Antarctica. If not you will have the day at leisure at your own. A transfer will pick you up from hotel to Punta Arenas airport to board DAP flight with destination to King George Island (Antarctica). At your arrival you will be welcomed by our Antarctic tour guide who will take you on a tour visiting different areas of the island like Villa las Estrellas (first settlement inhabited by civilians), Orthodox Russian Church at Bellingshausen station, navigation on a zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit some penguin colonies (Papua, Chinstrap, Adelie).After 5 hours of tour (weather permitting) you will take the flight back to Punta Arenas where a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel.
  • Please bear in mind that this hotel night will be in Punta Arenas

Day At Leisure Or Full Day To Antarctica

If the weather conditions allow it, you will embark to the Full Day Excursion to Antarctica. If not you will have the day at leisure at your own. A transfer will pick you up from hotel to Punta Arenas airport to board DAP flight with destination to King George Island (Antarctica). At your arrival you will be welcomed by our Antarctic tour guide who will take you on a tour visiting different areas of the island like Villa las Estrellas (first settlement inhabited by civilians), Orthodox Russian Church at Bellingshausen station, navigation on a zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit some penguin colonies (Papua, Chinstrap, Adelie).After 5 hours of tour (weather permitting) you will take the flight back to Punta Arenas where a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel.

Day 5: Departure From Punta Arenas

At the set time you will be transferred to Punta Arenas Airport to take your flight

Exclusions

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  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Terms and Conditions

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  • In King George Island there are no hospitals or emergency units, therefore, DAP Antartica requires passengers to have appropriate insurance that includes medical evacuation.To land safely, a clear sky with perfect visibility is required, that is why in many cases trips need to be postponed while waiting for adequate weather conditions or an improvement in the condition of the landing strip. DAP Antartica strongly suggests that when scheduling, you consider a window of several days to gain some flexibility. Also an open air ticket for your trip back home would be a good idea to provide rescheduling flexibility.
  • DAP Antartica operations and services are highly dependant on weather conditions so changes to the itinerary may occur which are not under the responsibility of DAP Antartica. Such reschedules do not imply unillateral cancellation or modification of services by DAP Antartica.Travelers are advised to schedule a 3 days window when planning their Antarctic visit, to make the tour, in case of bad weather conditions that might postpone the program. Not considering the arrival day of passenger. If the client cannot or does not want to wait for those 3 days and or wants to leave before the trip may be carried out, DAP Antartica will not be responsible for such situation, denying any kind ofrefund to the passenger.
  • DAP Antartica reserves the right to cancel the program for any reason whatsoever, including few participants or logistical problems caused by any circumstances beyond DAP`s control. In the event of cancellation by DAP Antartica, the money will be refunded.
  • DAP Antartica is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the client or client’s booking agents in the process of preparing for the trip or as a result of its cancellation, including airline tickets, accommodations, special clothing, food, visa, passport fees or other related expenses.
  • If for any reason the flight does not take place on the appointed day, it will be resumed as soon as possible until the time established by the contract has expired. In such case, DAP offers alternative programs free of charge for the passenger. The programs include visits to nearby locations of interest.
  • Passengers will not be compelled to participate in these programs but, in case the opportunity to fly to Antarctica is made available, DAP will not be responsible if it is not possible to locate passengers that are not participating in these alternative For this, it is the exclusive responsibility of the passenger to stay in touch with the host. DAP will neither be responsible if after locating the passengers, these are out of the possibility to reach the flightin time or if they fail to reach the flightfor any reason.DAP will consider these situations a cancellation on behalf of the client, in which case no refund applies.
  • The program includes 4 nights of hotel with breakfast considering the 3 days window. In case of not using them, no refund will apply.
  • The briefing is a small instructional reunion about the visit to Antarctica. NO passenger may visit Antarctica without having received the induction implied in this reunion. The briefing will take place around 5 pm of the day before the date selected for the flight, for which it is very important for passengers to arrive to Punta Arenas before that time.
  • If the visit has been postponed for over three complete days, and the passenger has the availability and the company has the aircraft available, we will set another day for the tour.This requires the availability of an aircraft and for all passengers to agree on waiting, or, that those who wish to wait further are willing to pay for the ticket of those travelers who decided not to fly beyond the dates established in the contract.
  • If the tour is not taken due to weather conditions,80% of reimbursement
  • Cancellations 30 days prior to departure, 50% of reimbursement
  • Cancellation 29 or less days before departure, 25% of reimbursement. Check Brochure for more information

Starting from

US$ 6,660

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