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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

10 ou 11 jours

Antarctique Express : traverser le Cercle

Profitez de l’Antarctique avec style – en prenant l’avion puis en faisant une croisière au sud du Cercle Polaire Antarctique ! Un vol de trois heures suffit pour voyager entre Punta Arenas, au Chili, et l’Île du Roi Georges, en Antarctique. Cette formule de voyage éliminant tous les jours supplémentaires passés en mer, vous profiterez pleinement d’un paysage magnifique et de la faune de l’Antarctique. Emotions garanties lorsque défileront devant vos yeux la beauté absolue et les paysages impressionnants du continent blanc. Peu après, notre équipe d’experts spécialisés dans les questions polaires vous lancera sur les traces des manchots et baleines vivant en Antarctique.

Au Jour le Jour Résumé de L’Expédition

  • Le moyen le plus rapide et le plus direct pour se rendre en Antarctique ;
  • Survol du Passage de Drake ;
  • Tous les plus beaux endroits de la péninsule antarctique, y compris le passage du Cercle Polaire Antarctique ;
  • Leçons de photographie comprises ;
  • Possibilité optionnelle de camper le long de la péninsule ; et
  • On board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar specialists.
  • Conférences et présentations pédagogiques exposées à bord par des spécialistes des questions polaires.

Day 1 — Punta Arenas, Chile

Your adventure begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in Patagonia. By early afternoon, a Quark Expeditions representative will meet all passengers at the official starting point hotel.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day

Your charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica will have you crossing the legendary Drake Passage in only a few hours. After landing, stretch your legs and spend some time exploring the island before being transferred by Zodiac to your ship.

Days 3 and 4 — Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Your first Zodiac landing is something you’ll never forget! Walking up to a beach that is dotted with penguins and seals is the most intimate way to experience the unique wildlife of Antarctica. Every day presents new sightings and photo opportunities, from the booming shot of a calving glacier at Petermann Island to the complete silence of night while camping on the ice in Antarctica, you’ll welcome each day with the excitement and energy of a young child. Our Expedition Team will be with you all along, providing insights into the places you visit

Days 5 and 6 — The Antarctic Circle

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement, as most expeditions to the Peninsula do not reach 66° 33' S. You and your shipmates will celebrate in style with a well-earned glass of champagne!

Days 7 and 8 — Northbound Along the Peninsula

If you haven’t had your fill of Antarctic wildlife and icebergs by now, you’ll surely be satisfied by the time we return to the Drake Passage. You will continue to journey onto land by Zodiac twice daily as you travel north along the western Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 9 — Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

Your three-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile, brings your adventure to an end. After we transfer you from the airport to the hotel, you can enjoy a final dinner in the city to reminisce about all the sights and sounds of Antarctica.

Day 10 — Depart for Home

Say goodbye to your fellow explorers and depart for home
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Activités Optionnelles Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Every Quark Antarctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. The more discerning adrenaline junkie can also choose from a range of optional adventure activities, with varying exertion levels, to experience the 7th continent in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

250 $ par personne

Très peu de gens ont la possibilité de dire qu’ils ont campé sur le 7ème continent. C’est l’une des meilleures manières de découvrir l’Antarctique d’une façon plus personnelle et de propulser votre expédition à un niveau supérieur.

Le camping est possible dans la plupart des expéditions en Antarctique, dans un nombre de lieux limité. Tous les équipements, guides et instructions sont fournis par Quark. Veuillez SVP contacter votre conseiller en voyages polaires pour de plus amples renseignements.

Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay

Getting to the Antarctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Antarctic adventure.

Savour a spectacular bottle of Malbec with fine Argentine steak, explore street art in colourful San Telmo or experience the world-class shopping on Avenida Florida. Discover the elegant beauty of Buenos Aires, a city that melds European charm with the frenzied pace of Latin life. This package includes a guided tour of the city’s impressive highlights, from the quaint, cobbled plazas to its most sophisticated neighbourhoods. In the evening, you will enjoy a spectacular dinner and tango show with a live orchestra. Please contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser for pricing.

Expédition Faits

Electrical Current

The electrical supply on board is 220 volts, 50 Hz. If you are traveling from the USA or Canada, you may want to bring a small 220v/110v converter. Before you buy a converter, check your electronics as most modern cameras, computers and devices are already compatible to use 220 volts. The electrical outlet sockets found in your cabin and around the ship are the standard European two round pin plugs, so you may need to bring your own travel adapter.  

Is there a Doctor in the house?

What happens if I get sick on board? All our vessels have a clinic and carry an English speaking doctor. Should you fall ill, the doctor will refer to the medical forms that you completed and returned to us, therefore it is vital that the information you provide is complete and accurate.

Bridge Visits

Say Hello to the Captain and Crew

During your voyage you may be invited to visit the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship. A map of your expedition path will be available, so you can see exactly where you have been.