Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Expedition

7 Nights /8 Days

Fixed Departure

Ocean & River Cruises

Starting from

INR 945,646

+91 84484 45051

Starting from
INR 945,646
Starting from
INR 945,646

+91 84484 45051

+91 98187 03891

tours@holidaymoods.net

Overview

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Expedition
Antarctica, the least frequented but the most beautiful continent in the world becomes accessible to you. With miles of white snow and ice till as far as the eyes can see, its terrain drops to the sea and rises to the mountains with jaw dropping transitions. As you fill your lungs with the purest of air and feel the welcoming chill on your face, the penguins & whales put on a show for you. 

The world’s first Air-Fly expedition starts from Punta Arenas, the southern tip of Chile where you board a specialized, 4 engine BAE Systems craft to Chile’s Frei Station. Flying over the Drake Passage saves you 5 days of your precious quality time, giving you more days to explore the continent. The Magellan, a premium cruise liner takes you across fjords (deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs) and ice bergs to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

In the ship, all cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with shower. The ship contains an observation lounge and presentation room, stellar dining room, a bar, library, meeting room, Anytime Fitness gym, sauna, and a medical clinic.

A fleet of 10 zodiac boats enable embarking/disembarking, and more importantly, proximity to wildlife & exploration. Activities like Sea kayaking and snowshoeing provide a unique thrill, given the landscaping. This experience cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Specialized guides and naturalists make sure that every penny invested in the trip gives you greatly satisfying returns, along with priceless memories. 

Highlights

  • World’s first Air-Fly Expedition to Antarctica
  • Savor the ultra luxurious Magellan Cruise Liner with 73 grand suites, library, Anytime Fitness Gym, bar, sauna, meeting room and medical clinic, the Magellan provides a superior experience  
  • Passengers to crew ratio of 5:3, with highly trained and international staff
  • Expedition leaders, Botanists, Geologists, Marines, polar guides present throughout the trip to ensure a safe and knowledgeable experience 
  • Fly over the Drake passage and save 5 days of cruise time 
  • Abundant opportunities to see exclusive wildlife like penguins, whales and species of seals 
  • Sea kayaking amidst floating ice chunks, Ice bergs, snow sheets, mountains and fjords. Surround yourself with glaciated peaks and look below at crystal clear waters 
  • Snowshoeing & Hiking  - View the South pole from the highest points.
  • 10 zodiac boats present on the ship to ferry you around for exploration or for safety needs
Tour Price Per Persion in USD: 

Start/End

MM-D/YY

Triple Suite

Porthole

Cabin

Veranda

Cabin

Deluxe

Veranda Cabin

Pent House Suite

Grand Suite

Single Cabin

KAY

HS

Dec 1–8/20

$12,995

$13,995

$16,995

$17,995

$21,995

$23,995

$23,995

     $895**

Available**

Dec 6-13/20

$12,995

$13,995

$16,995

$17,995

$21,995

$23,995

$23,995

$895

Available

Dec 11-18/20

$12,995

$13,995

$16,995

$17,995

$21,995

$23,995

$23,995

$895

Available

Dec 16-23/20

$12,995

$13,995

$16,995

$17,995

$21,995

$23,995

$23,995

$895

Available

Dec 21-28/20

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available

Dec 26-Jan-2/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available

Dec 31-Jan 7/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available


Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival at Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas

You will arrive at Punta Arenas, Chile by 2 pm where you would be transferred to your hotel by our representatives. After this, you attend a mandatory briefing, which provides you with the necessary guidelines for your trip to Antarctica followed by a sumptuous dinner with your companions.


Day

2

Flight to Antarctica
King George Island

The Antarctic adventure journey begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island in South Shetland Islands. When you get out of the airplane, Antarctic air will fill your lungs for the first time. Before climbing the zodiac, explore Chiles Frei station and the area around Russia’s Bellingshausen station.


Day

3

Exploring Antarctica

When you arrive between the South Shetland Islands and the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, enjoy the company of seabirds, penguins, and whales amidst the snow-filled Fjords. You make small groups, travel to extraordinary places aboard the zodiac and unravel mysteries of the continent.


Day

4

Exploring Antarctica

Try your hand at Sea Kayaking today. Navigate the fjords in your kayak which takes you to the most intricate places making this trip most memorable. Post your explorations when you return back to the ship, the ship crew shares their experiences through engaging shows and presentations, imparting knowledge about the wonders of Antarctic wildlife, history, and environment. The glass-enclosed lounge allows you to enjoy spectacular views while carrying out your daily events with your companions. Explore the continent further. You are able to absorb your surrounding better due to positive acclimatization.


Day

5

Exploring Antarctica

Travel through zodiacs with expert polar guides to encompass the beautiful landscapes. Access sea kayaking and snow shoeing as per your convenience.


Day

6

Exploring Antarctica

Your last day to set foot on the seventh continent of the world. Overall in totality, the places of your visit may include Port Lockroy, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, Paulette Island, Hope Bay, Peterman Island, Lemaire Channel.


Day

7

Return Flight from Antarctica
King George Island

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before flying back To Punta Arenas. Transfer to hotel for the night.
(Note: Dining at Punta Arenas is at your leisure and is not included in the program).


Day

8

End of the Air-Cruise
Punta Arenas

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.


Inclusions


  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers airport/hotel on Day 1.
  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at 
  • The Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.
  • 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
  • Group transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers hotel/airport on last Day of the Air-Cruise.
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
  • Contingency Plan as described further on.
  • IAATO passenger fee.

Exclusions


  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar. 
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry,
  • souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

Proposed Accommodation/ Similar

Punta Arenas - 1 Night
King George Island - 2 Nights

Activities

King George Island
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Port Lockroy

Port Lockroy is a natural harbour on the north-western shore of Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago in front of the Antarctic...

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Paradise Harbor

Paradise Harbor, also known as Paradise Bay, is a wide embayment behind Lemaire and Bryde Islands in Antarctica, indenting the wes...

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Deception Island

Deception Island is an island in the South Shetland Islands archipelago, with one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. This islan...

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Paulette Island

Paulette Island is a circular island about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) in diameter, lying 4.5 km (2.8 mi) south-east of Dundee Island, off th...

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Hope Bay

Hope Bay on Trinity Peninsula, is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long and 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) wide, indenting the tip of the Antarctic Pe...

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Petermann Island

Petermann Island is a small, low and rounded island, lying off the northwest coast of Kiev Peninsula in Graham Land, Antarctica, a...

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Lemaire Channel

Lemaire Channel is a strait off Antarctica, between Kiev Peninsula in the mainland's Graham Land and Booth Island. Nicknamed (Koda...

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Additional Info

Sector Note

Tour Price

Start/End

MM-D/YY

Triple Suite

Porthole

Cabin

Veranda

Cabin

Deluxe

Veranda Cabin

Pent House Suite

Grand Suite

Single Cabin

KAY

HS

Jan 14-21/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available

Jan 19-26/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available

Jan 31-Feb 7/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available

Feb 5-12/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available

Feb 10-17/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available

Feb 15-22/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available

Feb 20-27/21

$14,595

$15,795

$18,995

$19,995

$23,995

$26,995

$26,995

$895

Available


Hiking and Snowshoeing in Antarctica: $ 85 Usd Per Person, Per Excursion

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: $ 895 Usd Per Person


Expedition Jacket;

Our signature waterproof expedition jacket has been hand selected for you as the prefect, technical outer shell for use on our Antarctic air-cruises.

Note: Jacket model and price subject to change. Please review model and price at time of purchase.


Jacket Price: $ 349 USD

Cancellation Policy

PENALTY SCHEDULE

PENALTY

119 - 91 days prior to departure

25% of full fare

90 - 61 days prior to departure

50% of full fare

60 - 31 days prior to departure

75% of full fare

30 days or less prior to departure

100% of full fare

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy

Indemnity Bond

Departure Dates