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Itinerary Summary

8 Days
Dec 2022 - Feb 2024
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
8 Days £11250 Dec 2022 - Feb 2024 Antarctica Small Group Safari
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Antarctica Fly-Cruise Safari

A wonderful way in which to explore Antarctica without having to transit the notorious Drake Passage. You will fly to King George Island before boarding your expedition ship and exploring the Great White Continent.

This expedition is great for those with a limited amount of time, combining a short flight between Punta Arenas and the Chilean Frei Station on King George Island, with a ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula. The coldest, driest, windiest and most remote continent on earth, here you will explore vast icy seas and meet the unique wildlife from zodiacs and on foot on this 8-day itinerary. As with many of our safaris in the Polar Regions, flexibility is the key and your exact itinerary will depend on nature and weather conditions.


What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • No Drake Passage crossing, avoiding the roughest seas and saving time travelling to Antarctica.
  • Visit vast penguin colonies.
  • The opportunity to stand on the continent of Antarctica (conditions permitting).
  • Explore ice-filled fjords and cruise among spectacular icebergs.

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An outstanding fly-in Antarctica adventure

from $13,162 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by our guides and transferred to a comfortable hotel. In the afternoon, attend a briefing that provides important information about the voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. In the evening guests gather for a welcome dinner, where you will meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu. Please Note: Expedition members should plan to be in Punta Arenas before 14:00 hours, at the latest. 


Day 2

Punta Arenas - King George Island

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, located in the mountainous and wildlife-rich South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. You will now be able to explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, before boarding a zodiac to board your expedition ship which will be home for the following days.

(B, L, D)

Days 3-6

South Shetland & The Antarctic

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Each day disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of educational presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience every time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several sites that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites in the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Gerlache Strait, and the Penola Strait.

(B, L, D)

Day 7

King George Island - Punta Arenas

Today you bid farewell to Antarctica and return to King George Island before flying back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer back to your hotel for the night.

(B, L)

Day 8

Depart Punta Arenas

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




These are set departures available on a number of expedition ships. Please note that all trip prices exclude the cost of international flights.

Prices below include the cost of flights from Punta Arenas to King George Island.

Expeditions run from December - February and a selection of dates is shown below. Please contact your Destination Specialist for other dates available.

Prices vary depending on the expedition ship. Length of expedition can also vary by one or two days.

There is also the option on some chosen expeditions to go Sea Kayaking, Hiking and Snowshoeing in Antarctica; these activities can be booked upon embarkation of the ship. Please note, any additional activities are not included in the price. 

Trip date Prices from
Jan 14 - Jan 21 2024 £15495
Jan 22 - Jan 29 2024 £13595
Feb 01 - Feb 08 2024 £13595
Feb 05 - Feb 12 2024 £15495
Feb 11 - Feb 18 2024 £13595
Feb 25 - Mar 03 2024 £13995
Mar 01 - Mar 08 2024 £13995
Dec 02 - Dec 09 2024 £11790
Dec 16 - Dec 23 2024 £13670
Dec 22 - Dec 29 2024 £13500
Nov 26 - Dec 03 2024 £13670
Dec 31 - Jan 07 2024 £16070
Jan 31 - Feb 07 2024 £15380
Trip date Prices from
Jan 17 - Jan 24 2025 £13500
Feb 01 - Feb 08 2025 £13500
Feb 11 - Feb 18 2025 £13500
Feb 05 - Feb 12 2025 £15380
Feb 20 - Feb 27 2025 £15380
Feb 25 - Mar 05 2025 £13670
Mar 02 - Mar 09 2025 £13670

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