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Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise the Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands

17 jours

Our most immersive and diverse expedition, this voyage offers a comprehensive Antarctic and Southern Ocean experience in significantly less time. You’ll take a short three-hour flight to the white continent to see all the highlights, visit the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, as well as the distinct culture and charm of the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). Exploring extremes is the hallmark of this voyage, which offers unprecedented pristine landscapes and wildlife viewing opportunities. Conclude your once-in-a-lifetime experience with a flight to Punta Arenas, Chile.

Au Jour le Jour Résumé de L’Expédition

  • The speed and convenience of flying to Antarctica;
  • Cruise the peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands
  • Unprecedented wildlife viewing: several varieties of penguins, birds, seals and whales
  • Visits to historic sites including the grave of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Step foot on the 7th Continent
  • Enjoy on board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar specialists

Day 1 — Punta Arenas, Chile

Your journey begins in Punta Arenas. This port city is situated at the southern tip of Chile, on the north bank of the Strait of Magellan. Once a Chilean penal colony, Punta Arenas has transformed into a vibrant city offering you plenty of attractions to explore including historic sites and museums.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day

Today you board your chartered flight to Antarctica. The journey over the Drake Passage will take you less than four hours, whereas our ship-based travelers take two days to make the journey by sea. Your first glimpse of Antarctica comes into view shortly before the aircraft descends towards King George Island—hope for clear skies so you can appreciate the vastness of this great continent!

Days 3 to 6 — Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

You’ll get a sense that you’ve arrived on a new planet during the start of your Antarctic voyage, as the pristine nature and dramatic environments are like nothing else on earth. From the vessel you can watch whales swim and feed in the nutrient-rich waters and spot penguins porpoising in the water and jumping aboard ice floes.

Days 7 to 9 — At Sea

Spend your days at sea enjoying the view from the deck, or taking in presentations by the expedition team.

Days 10 to 13 — South Georgia

With a rich history of exploration in the Antarctic, South Georgia has many stories to tell. You’ll learn that the original inhabitants here arrived to hunt whales and fur and elephant seals to perilously low levels. Thankfully populations have rebounded and whaling and sealing ceases to exist today. You will also see many remnants of these days gone by; including several whaling stations.

Days 14 and 15 — At Sea

The next few days at sea can be as busy or as relaxing as you desire. Go on deck to spot whales and sea birds flying overhead, or attend lectures from our on-board specialists.

Day 16 — Disembarkation, Port Stanley and Fly to Santiago, Chile

Upon arrival in the Falklands (Malvinas), you’ll be greeted by a feeling of rugged remoteness. Disembark in Port Stanley, a unique outpost with a British country-charm. There are plenty of churches and museums to explore, as well as some friendly locals willing to chat over a drink at the pub. This afternoon, board a charter flight to Santiago, Chile. Overnight at airport hotel.

Day 17 — Depart Santiago for home

After breakfast, you are free to continue on your flight homeward.
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Activités Optionnelles Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Chaque expédition Quark à destination de l’Antarctique comporte de formidables activités quotidiennes de plein air parmi lesquelles des croisières en zodiac, des randonnées, et certaines proposent aussi de la randonnée en raquettes. Les voyageurs les plus avides de sensations peuvent également choisir parmi une gamme d’activités Aventure optionnelles comportant divers niveaux d’entraînement afin d’apprécier la splendeur de l’Antarctique d’une façon plus personnelle.

Contactez un conseiller Quark pour en savoir plus au sujet des options Aventure, y compris les exigences physiques.

950 $ par personne

Faire du kayak en Antarctique est probablement l’une des façons les plus personnelles et remplie d’inspiration vous permettant de découvrir cette incroyable région. Glissez à travers les eaux tranquilles et admirez la beauté de l’Antarctique. Pagayez au milieu des icebergs gigantesques, observez les manchots, les phoques et peut-être même les baleines nageront autour de votre kayak.

Faire du kayak dans les régions polaires dépend essentiellement de la météo ; nous garantissons cependant au moins une sortie pendant votre expédition. Vos guides kayakistes feront tout leur possible pour vous emmener en excursion tout au long de votre expédition.

Proposé dans la plupart des expéditions en Antarctique, les places sont limitées et nécessitent une certaine expérience du kayak. 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

Le chemin qui vous conduira jusqu’en Antarctique peut être aussi amusant que le séjour sur place. Quark propose une grande variété de formules de voyage qui vous permettront de connaître d’autres endroits de notre planète avant et après votre aventure en Antarctique.

Take a five-hour flight from Santiago to Easter Island, one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands. A single massive (extinct) volcano rising over 10,000 feet from the Pacific Ocean floor, Easter Island is famous for its enormous statues carved from the tough stone of the Rano Raraku, the island’s volcano. Your package includes tours of the statues, tombs and volcanoes of the island. This luxurious package offers guests three nights’ accommodation at Explora Rapa Nui, where all meals, daily explorations and drinks are included.