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Flying to Antarctica and the Arctic

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Flying to Antarctica and the Arctic means you can spend more time cruising and exploring the polar regions. And as polar-passionate people worldwide celebrate the first passenger jet touch-down in Antarctica, we're reminded just how far we've come from the days when treking the Polar Regions often took weeks or months at a time.

A charter flight south from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island for example, takes the legendary Drake Passage out of the equation for passengers en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. The otherwise two-day journey by sea takes just four hours by air, making the expedition far more accessible for time-pressed travelers.

Passengers disembark on King George Island

Quark Passengers disembark on King George Island

The fastest and most direct way to experience Antarctica is with the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake cruise, which offers convenient charter flights to eliminate the Drake Passage crossings on the way to Antarctica and back to Punta Arenas. In just 8 days, the expedition opens the door to a world of Antarctic wildlife interactions, adventure activities and stunning icescapes found nowhere else on Earth -- and all in less time than anyone could have imagined even a decade ago.

Learn more about Fly/Cruise expeditions in this SlideShare:

Lovers of the Arctic and its unique historic, geographic and cultural qualities needn't feel left out. Arctic Express Fly/Cruise voyages see travelers fly from the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik to Akureyri, to embark on the journey to geographically fascinating and biodiverse Greenland

Polar exploration is more accessible and convenient today than we'd ever thought possible, but it's no less an adventure. Contact an experienced Polar Travel Adviser today to learn more about the various Fly/Cruise itineraries offered to help you reach your goal of getting to explore the Arctic and Antarctica as quickly as possible.

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