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2 febr 2022

8D/7N

The very First LGBT+ expedition to the White continent: Antartica!

 

There's still a side of the Earth that remains virtually untouched. An entire continent of windswept expanses, snow-shrouded peaks and haunting emptiness stretching to the far horizon. A place where ice takes on hues of turquoise and iridescent blue so surreal, you feel you've entered a dream world. Where even as you reach for words to describe your sense of awe, you realize none will ever capture the experience of being there.

From USD 11,495

ANTARTICA CRUISE

2 FEBR, 2022

8D/7N

The very First LGBT+ expedition to the White continent: Antartica

A new and better way to travel to Antartica. Providing quick, intimate access to the White Continent. The two-hour flight takes you from Punta Arenas, the international gateway to Chilean Patagonia,

directly to Antarctica, where you then board your expedition ship. No stormy crossing. No seasickness. Just quick, total immersion in your Antarctic adventure.

 

We’ll explore Atartica in small expedition vessels that are more like private yachts, offering direct access to areas along the Antarctic shore that larger ships simply can’t reach. And because we have fewer guests, you get on and off faster, so your time ashore is focused where it should be: savoring every moment of a travel experience unlike any other.

 

Everyone is welcome on our tours, our mission is to deliver a safe space to the LGBT + community. Just be yourself and enjoy ... We'll take care of the rest!

 

From 02/06/2022 to 02/13/2022


* Other itineraries available by request

 

From US$ 11.495

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Start of the Air-Cruise

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM where you are welcomed by Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, attend a mandatory briefing that provides important

information about your air-cruise and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later,

gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

Day 2 / Scheduled flight to Antarctica

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. You then walk 2-km (1.25-mi), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel.

Day 3-6 / Exploring Antarctica

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of educational presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience every time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites in the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Gerlache Strait, and the Penola Strait.


Day 7 / Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

 

Day 8 / End of the Air-Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight or continue your adventure at Torres del Paine, Chilean Patagonia

 

OUR CRUISESHIP: OCEAN NOVA, Strong and Mighty / Active Adventure

 

Ocean Nova is a sturdy and nimble expedition vessel. This ship was built in Denmark in 1992

to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. It has ice-strengthened hull that is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship was fully refurbished in 2006 and since then has benefitted

from annual upgrades and improvements.

For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has capacity for 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable

outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin

Cabins, and Triple Cabins. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

- Punta Arenas Airport / Hotel transfers on Day 1.

- One  overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.

- One overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of

the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.

  • Airport /Hotel Transfer on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and hotel/airport transfer on last Day of the Air-Cruise.

  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.

  • Ship cruise as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.

  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.

  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.

  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.

  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.

  • All guided shore excursions.

  • Lectures and entertainment on board.

  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.

  • Waterproof boots loan for landing in Antarctica.

  •  IAATO passenger fee.

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Anything that is not specifically listed under the “What’s Included” section. For example:

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and

the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.

  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.

  • Internet connection on board the ship.

  • Personal travel insurance.

  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).

  • Gratuities.

  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

 

From US$ 11.495