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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 $12,262 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 spectacular Antarctic Peninsula. Weave through ice-filled fjords, disembark the ship by zodiac and marvel at the seabirds, penguins, whales and seals as well as the imposing snow-covered mountains. While on board, you’ll enjoy lectures and presentations as well as views from the decks and lounge areas. The itinerary will be completely flexible to allow for the ever-changing conditions in Antarctica.

(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
Dec 02 - Dec 09 2022 £11250
Trip date Prices from
Jan 17 - Jan 24 2023 £10380
Jan 19 - Jan 26 2023 £11380
Jan 23 - Feb 03 2023 £12995
Feb 01 - Feb 08 2023 £10380
Feb 15 - Feb 22 2023 £11380
Feb 19 - Mar 02 2023 £12225
Feb 25 - Mar 04 2023 £10380
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

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