The continent of Antarctica brings with it the fascination that cannot be undone with just taking some looks, it requires complete inspection. The surroundings, the clinging crystals of ice on the pedestal of a holding tell a lot about how the place has evolved as a tourist destination. But getting into the continent is one process which many want to avoid. The traditional ways of reaching Antarctica has always been through the vessel crossing the Drake Passage. With the advancement of technology and the increased demands of tourists who fear to get on the ships has led to the creation of a direct flight route which lets you enjoy the continent with bird's eye view. With such transportation available, you can explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula without having to cross the Drake Passage. Besides all that, you are getting a spectacular aerial view of one of the most beautiful destinations in the entire world. You will be taking a chartered flight between Punta Arenas and Antarctica before transferring into the ship. The flight takes you to explore icebergs, beaches with leopard seals and penguins who reside in the icy plateaus and snow-capped mountains. Check out the highlights of the tour here –
Stop taking the traditional ways of crossing the Drake Passage with a chartered flight available from Punta Arenas.
Take a bird's eye view of the entire glaciers, ice-laden places and beautiful shapes created by the icebergs.
Enjoy lectures and educational presentations from the environmentalists and specialists from Antarctica about the importance of the icebergs and ice sheets.
Check out the snow ecosystem of wild snow bears, leopards and other animals who form part of the Antarctic ecology.
The 8-Days trip of Antarctica with the highlights of flight adventure with starting from Punta Arenas in Chile. From here, you will be flying to King George Island where you will embark on the ship. You will be spending 3 days aboard the ship to check out places such as the South Shetland Islands. Again, you will disembark at King George Island to fly back to Punta Arenas for the proceedings of departure.
Day 1: Arrival at Punta Arenas, Chile and spending the day
The first day would mark your arrival in the city of Punta Arenas in Chile which is also the most populated cities in Southern Patagonia. It is here that you will be meeting your Antarctica tours agent who will help you settle down in your pre-booked hotel. The timing of your arrival in the city would define how you would be spending your entire day. If you arrive early, you can have the option of visiting the city which has some beautiful tourist location as well. The city of Punta Arenas is located on the Strait of Magellan, a passageway that connects the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Over the past decade, this city has been used as a base for the excursions to Antarctica. It is here that you will be taking the overhead flight to King George Island. Apart from that, the city has some beautiful location that you can visit during the day. You can start with the Plaza Muñoz Gamero which has a dedicated memorial to explore the Ferdinand Magellan while another museum by the name of Museo Nao Victoria contains the replica of one of his galleons. Enjoy the beautiful nightlife of the place before you board the flight the next day.
Day 2: Flight to King George Island, Embarkation to the Ferry
In the morning of the next day, your Antarctica tour agent will help you take the flight from the Punta Arenas International Airport towards King George Island. Through the course of the flight, you will be crossing the legendary Drake Passage in some hours of flight. From the flight, you can see some sights that you will remember throughout your life. Check out the stretching white sheet below you submerging into the vast seas. You can see the icebergs, descending glaciers and other stunning picturesque sceneries from the top. In some hours flight, you will be landing at King George’s island which is the largest island in the South Shetland Island group. It lies around 120 km off the coast of the Antarctica Continent in the South Ocean. The Island was named on King George III. The best part of the tour would be when you descend from the flight as you walk around 1.6 km towards the shore from where you will be picked by Zodiac to be transferred to sail in the Ferry ton the Antarctic Peninsula.
Days 3 to Days 6: Visiting Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands
From days three to six, you will spend time on the ferry while taking Zodiac trips to the glaciers and other important places. Your travel agent will help you set up the trips according to your preference. There are not many places on the planet as reminiscent as Antarctica. As your ship approaches the White Continent, you might be overwhelmed by sentiments of energy and wonder. Antarctica is incredible and must be completely refreshing through your very own eyes. As your Antarctic Travel agent and Expedition Team keep a post for whales and seabirds, you'll be alarmed to any new sightings. The group of master moderators will develop your involvement with clarifications of the glaciology, history and natural life of the area. Significantly all the more energizing are you're everyday journeys. Your first Zodiac landing is something you'll always remember! Strolling on a shoreline spotted with penguins is the closest approach to encounter the one of a kind untamed life of Antarctica.
Each arrival is extraordinary and is reliant on climate, however consistently shows new sightings and photograph openings, and soon you can differentiate between an Adélie, Gentoo and chinstrap penguin. You may take a Zodiac voyage looking for whales and chunks of ice one day, trailed by a climb to a penguin rookery the following day. From the blasting sound of a calving icy mass to the rush of spotting zenith predators like panther seals and executioner whales in real life, you'll get up ahead of schedule and welcome every day with a feeling of experience and a longing to investigate during this unmatched travel involvement. Your Expedition Team will go with all of you en route, giving bits of knowledge into the spots you visit.
Day 7: Arrival at King George Island, Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas
On the seventh day of the trip, you will be coming back to King George’s Island where you will disembark from the ship. It is here that you can take the flight back to the city of Punta Arenas for your departure.
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