Antarctic Express

Answer the call of Antarctica by flying over the notorious Drake Passage by charter plane to land at King George Island before exploring the Antarctic Peninsula by ship. In just 8 adventure-packed days, you’ll experience rewarding shore visits and Zodiac cruises, marvel at intimate wildlife encounters, explore historic sites and make the most of your landmark visit to the 7th Continent.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Spanish, English

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT -3

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Antarctic Dollar (AAD)
Chilean Peso (CLP)
U.S. Dollar (USD)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

7° F (annual)
19° F (December – March)

Antarctic Express Expedition

Fly The Drake

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE (PATAGONIA)

Arrive in Punta Arenas

Transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hotel TBD

Day 2 – PUNTA ARENAS / KING GEORGE ISLAND

Group transfer to airport for private charter flight 

       over the Drake Passage to King George 

       Island (South Shetlands)

Embarkation

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ocean Adventure
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-6 – ANTARCTIC PENINSULA & SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS

Daily Zodiac excursions:

  • Local bays, channels & landing sites
  • Scenic hikes
  • Penguin rookeries, whales, southern seals

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ocean Adventure
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – KING GEORGE ISLAND / PUNTA ARENAS

Disembark on King George Island

Private group charter flight to Punta Arenas

Group transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hotel TBD
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – PUNTA ARENAS / HOMEWARD BOUND

Make your way to the airport for your flight

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $10,800 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, international airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

Everything was perfect! I’ve traveled before with NEI and plan to again. We really appreciate the ability to customize our trips and the variety of soft adventures. Next to marrying my husband, traveling with NEI was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life!

Linda M.
Los Angeles , CA

When to go:

Best times are from December to March

What to eat:

Continental & Vegetarian cuisine
aboard the ship

What to pack:

For Excursions: wool & synthetic layering clothing & socks; warm scarf & hat; waterproof pants; waterproof gloves & glove liners; swimwear; sunscreen, UV sunglasses & ski goggles; waterproof backpack; parka (provided by Quark – yours to keep); insulated waterproof boots (loaned by Quark); camera equipment; binoculars
Aboard the Ship: casual clothing; comfortable non-slip closed-toe flat shoes; seasickness & other medications; universal converter/adapter

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