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ANTARCTICA

Activities

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  • Experience the legendery polar plunge!

  • Hike on Antarctica!

  • Cruise in a Zodiac to get water-level views of icebergs, wildlife and more

  •  Enjoy presentations on wildlife, history, glaciology & geology by our onboard polar experts

  • Marvel at many of the Antarctic Peninsula highlights

  • Spot iconic Antarctic wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales

  • Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica

  • Optional kayaking available for an extra charge

Inclusions

  • Round-Trip Airfare from LAX to Southern Chile 

  • Round-Trip Airfare to King George's Island in Antarctica

  • Airport Transfers

  • Hotels

  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (once you arrive in Antarctica) 

  • All activities on the expedition (except for kayaking & paddlebaording, this is an extra cost)

  • Voyage on Ocean Adventurer- a class 1A Ice ship (can visit locations normal cruise ships cannot. Normal Cruise ships cannot go to Antarctica, only sail by). This is the #1 company industry leader for expeditions in the Northern and Southern Poles - Quark Expeditions

  • Transportation

  • Leadership throughout your voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities

  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program

  • All shore landings per the daily program

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping

  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock

  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled

  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition

  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions

  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep

  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin

  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program

  • All luggage handling aboard the ship

  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person (this does not include medical insurance which we highly recommend

Price

$11,999 -
 
per person 

no single s
upplement, but if you are traveling alone you will be paired with someone else

+$990
 if you want to upgrade from Port Hole in your cabin to window 

 

Fine Print

  • You must be able to walk with no problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible.

  • $3,500 Deposit per person required (make below) to secure airfare & voyage

  • Full payment due 130 days before and must be made by check. 

  • Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid

  • Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip

  • Emergency Medical Insurance is required to go on this tour, you can go with Travelex with our contract, or seek other insurance minimum $50,000 coverage

  • You must be 16 years old or older

  • If there is bad weather and your charter plane cannot take off coming back, you are responsible for the charges to change your airline ticket date

Your Host: Camille Ostler
 

camille tour host

January 17-18: Today fly from LAX to Punto Arenas, Chile! Welcome to Punto Arenas, Check in and relax at your hotel.

January 19: Enjoy a morning tour of Punta Arenas.

January 20-25: Your charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica will have you crossing the legendary Drake Passage in only two hours. Far below, the ship will approach King George Island for your arrival. Your first glimpse of dramatic Antarctic landscapes will be from a unique perspective, as your plane descends for landing in the South Shetland Islands. After landing, make your way to the shore, before being transferred by Zodiac to your ship to set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula!

There are few places in the world as evocative as Antarctica. The White Continent is indescribable and can only be fully appreciated through your own eyes. As your Captain and Expedition Team keep a lookout for whales and seabirds, you’ll be alerted to any new sightings. Our team of expert presenters will deepen your experience with explanations of the glaciology, history and wildlife of the region, and presentations on photography to help you take memory- catching images. 

 

Even more exciting are your daily excursions. Your first Zodiac landing is something you’ll never forget! Walking on a shore dotted with penguins is the most intimate way to experience the unique wildlife of Antarctica. Each landing is different and is dependent on weather, but every day presents new sightings and photo opportunities, and it won’t be long before you can tell the difference between Adélie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins. 

 

You may take a Zodiac cruise in search of whales and icebergs one day, followed by a hike to a penguin rookery the next day. From the booming sound of a calving glacier to the thrill of spotting apex predators like leopard seals and orcas in action, you’ll wake up early and welcome each day with a sense of adventure and a desire to explore during this unrivaled travel experience. 

Your Expedition Team will accompany you all along the way, providing insights into the places you visit.

 

After your week of exploration, you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and disembark at King George Island. Your two-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile, brings your adventure to an end. Overnight in Punta Arenas

January 26: Board your plane back home.

January 27: Welcome home!

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