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 has also influenced its evolution.
This place is one of the only places on earth that is still pristine. It is therefore, why, 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.
The Antarctica is an ecological wonder that mesmerizes explorers, scientists and travelers.
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, see part of its wildlife and experience the daily life of men populating this territory in the name of science and investigation.
At your arrival to Pta. Arenas we will be provide the transfer from the airport to the hotel with 04 nights of accommodations included in the price, based in single or double room, at Cabo de Hornos hotel or similar. This booking includes a dinner or lunch menu daily per person. This apply for the Full day and Overnight programs.
The same day a representative from our company will meet the group at the hotel for a briefing about the Antarctic program together with a welcome cocktail. The place and time will be confirmed a day before. This briefing will allow the passengers to meet the other participants in the tour and clear some possible doubts or questions about the trip.
The arrival in Pta. Arenas the day before of the trip must be not later than 5 pm in order to be part of the briefing. Passengers without the briefing will not be allowed to fly.
- A transfer will pick you up from hotel to Punta Arenas airport to board the our Antartica airplane with destination to King George Island (Antarctica).
- At your arrival you will be welcomed by our antarctic-expert tour guide who will take you on a tour visiting the following venues:
a) Villa Las Estrellas (first settlement inhabited by civilians)
b) Orthodox Russian Church (At Bellingshausen Station)
c) Navigation on a zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit some penguin colonies d) Navigation around Collins glacier.
- Return to Punta Arenas after a 5-hours tour (depending on weather conditions). - At your arrival the transfer will take you back to the hotel.
- After activities of Full day, passengers 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 (module) as a dining room for the whole group, one special tent as a basic toilette and three different small thermic and special tents (small modules) for two people each one, to spend the night.
-Next day you will have a walk to the "Elefanteras" (sea elephant colony) located in the Drake Passage Area. - Visit to Chinese station “Great Wall”
-It is also possible to visit other tourist attractions, depending on the weather conditions, before returning to Punta Arenas.
Clothing recommended to be worn for this trip include:
Waterproof Pants and Jacket
Gloves, scarf and hat
Trekking shoes (or similar waterproof shoes)
2 additional pairs of warm socks
It is recommended to bring a spare set of batteries for cameras if passenger require it.