Escape The Hurdles Of Drake With The Best Antarctica Tourist Guide
A perfect shortcut for the uncomfortable sea travel If you’re pushed for time or want to avoid seasickness on the Drake Passage, you can now fly to the South Shetland Islands and join a ship from there. This Antarctica tourist guide helps you to overcome the hurdles of Drake Passage. Board your Antarctic flight from Punta Arenas in southern Chile and reach King George Island in the South Shetland Islands in 1.5hrs.
Experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica
Fly over the Drake Passage
Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlights
Enjoy onboard lectures and educational presentations from Polar specialists
You’re ready to land on King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are needed! With a panoramic aerial view, the charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica gets you enduring the greatness of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time.
Your camera should be ready as you travel in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds and wonderful icebergs. Beaches with spots of leopard seals and penguins make way to icy plateaus, with snow-capped mountaintops appearing behind. You’ll find yourself grateful for the near-constant daylight by which you can proceed to take it all in.
Chatting of penguins. The main attraction of any Antarctica tour is to interact with penguins. These are really the cutest animals in the world and watching them go about their daily lives will bring joy to anyone's heart. They walk through their penguin trails making their way to the sea in an excited fashion. It's delightful to see the spirit of penguins rushing about doing their job. Mothers guard their chicks and penguins call out to one another. But the most significant of all penguin encounters are when you sit peacefully and let the unique creatures come so close that they end up stepping on your legs or picking at your coat.
Resting at Port Lockroy is a pleasant stop on an Antarctica itinerary. It's a place where you'll run into other excursions and get the opportunity to talk with the staff of the English research station. There you can browse the museum, play with the penguins and buy some souvenirs and even postcards that can be mailed from the bottom of the world to your loved ones at home.
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Your expedition begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated township in southern Patagonia. If you reach early, there are several museums, restaurants, and markets to keep you engaged for days. Go back in time wandering around Punta Arenas’ cemetery. Its lovely gardens bring love to the tombs of historical characters of the region. If you love shopping, the duty-free area is the perfect place to get souvenirs from your tour.
Day 2 — Embarkation Day
The charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica will take you crossing the dreadful Drake Passage in just a few hours. You will arrive in King George Island and that means you have entered the Antarctic Region without facing the sea hurdles. Before embarking the cruise ship, you can have a tour of the ice-free area in King George Island, the biggest of the South Shetlands and the first stop in the Antarctic for travelers packed with stations. Some of the stations are within walking distance of one another, this is because King George Island is so accessible from South America. Thus it’s a smart place for nations to build stations and conduct scientific research, thereby obtaining the rank of a consultative party to, or full member of, the Antarctic Treaty.
Days 3 to 6 — Antarctic Peninsula And The South Shetland Islands
Your Zodiac journey will begin with touring the South Shetland Islands one of the most unique tourist destinations in Antarctica, they are populated by a large variety of seals, penguins – including Adelie and chinstrap, and seabirds. As the islands are straight on the way to the Antarctica Peninsula your cruise ships traveling there will stay at the South Shetland Islands, allowing you amazing photo opportunities in this beautiful scenery. There are few regions in the world to be comparable to Antarctica. As your ship reaches the White Continent, you may be overwhelmed by feelings of excitement and wonder. Much of Antarctica is incredible and can only be fully understood through your own eyes. There is no other place on the planet more unbelievable, amazing or significant as Antarctica. The ‘White Continent’ has been a dream for travelers, adventurers, and explorers for ages, and with this Antarctica tourist guide, more opportunities are open for people to hit the bottom of the earth. Chatting of penguins. The main attraction of any Antarctica tour is to interact with penguins. These are really the cutest animals in the world and watching them go about their daily lives will bring joy to anyone's heart. They walk through their penguin trails making their way to the sea in an excited fashion. It's delightful to see the spirit of penguins rushing about doing their job. Mothers guard their chicks and penguins call out to one another. But the most significant of all penguin encounters are when you sit peacefully and let the unique creatures come so close that they end up stepping on your legs or picking at your coat.
If you like camping, then there’s no place more interesting to sleep under the stars than in Antarctica. Supported by a high-quality bivy sack and warm outfits, camping in Antarctica will without any doubt be something you discuss for the rest of your life. Of course being in a place as changeable and volatile as Antarctica implies the weather is a serious matter. That’s why it’s important to visit with a company that considers safety as its number one priority, and also has the type of tools fit for this adventure. You might not have enough sleep, but nothing will ever strike awaking up to sunrise on the snowy continent or viewing the stars gleam above you.
Day 7 — Land At King George and Fly To Punta Arenas
After your week of the expedition, you’ll bid farewell to your Team and board your ship at King George Island.
Day 8 — Depart Punta Arenas
After breakfast, you are welcome to proceed with your own travels or make your way to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flights.