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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

11 days

Антарктический экспресс:За границей Полярного круга

Стильное путешествие в Антарктику — сначала перелет, а потом круиз по югу Антарктического круга. Всего три часа перелета нужно на то, чтобы добраться из Пунта-Аренаса в Чили до острова Кинг-Джордж в Антарктиде.Вы сможете любоваться самыми прекрасными пейзажами и получите самые лучшие впечатления от Антарктики, без необходимости проводить лишние дни в море.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • The fastest, most direct way to Antarctica;
  • Fly over Drake Passage;
  • All the Antarctic Peninsula highlights;
  • Photography instruction included;
  • Optional polar camping along the Peninsula; and
  • On board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar specialists.

Day 1 — Santiago and Punta Arenas, Chile

Your adventure begins with an included flight from international gateway Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in southern Patagonia. You will be transferred to the group hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner, and be briefed about preparing for your embarkation day.

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. 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.

Days 3 to 5 — Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

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 lecturers will also provide in-depth explanations of the geology, history and wildlife of the region. You may take a Zodiac cruise in search of whales and icebergs around Pleneau Island one day, followed by a hike to a penguin rookery the next day. From the booming sound of a calving glacier at Neko Harbor to the thrill of watching a leopard seal as it hunts a penguin, you’ll wake up early and welcome each day with a sense of excitement and a desire to explore that which is unrivaled by any other travel experience.

Days 6 and 7 — The Antarctic Circle

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

Days 8 and 9 — 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 you return to King George Island. You will continue to journey onto land by Zodiac twice daily as you travel north along the western Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 10 — Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

After your week of exploration, you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and disembark at King George Island. Your three-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile, brings your adventure to an end. After the group transfer to your hotel, enjoy an evening on your own, in the city or at the hotel.

Day 11 — Depart Punta Arenas

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Punta Arenas airport for your included return flight to Santiago.
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Adventure Options 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.

Кемпинг в Антарктике

$250 с человека

Не так уж много людей в мире могут похвастаться тем, что они жили в настоящем полярном лагере.Это один из лучших способов более близкого знакомства с Антарктикой. Ваша экспедиция выйдет на новый уровень!Кемпинг возможен в большинстве антарктических круизов. Количество мест в лагере ограничено.Quark предоставляет все оборудование, гидов и инструктаж.Для дополнительной информации, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с вашим консультантом Quark по полярным путешествиям.

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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.

Expedition Facts

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.