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7-night Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Expedition

Cruise Line:
Quark Expeditions
Ship:
Ocean Adventurer
Destination:
Roundtrip Punta Arenas
Departure Date:
12/8/2019
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1315489
from
$10795

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Punta Arenas
Suggested Private Excursion
12/8/2019
12/8/2019

Punta Arenas is the southernmost city on Earth, overlooking the Straits of Magellan. Situated astride one of the world's historic trade routes, its prosperity has risen and fallen with that trade. Punta Arenas enjoyed its first great boom during the California Gold Rush, when it served as a haven for great clipper ships. Although the port's importance diminished after the opening of the Panama Canal, the city reached even greater prosperity early in this century as the center of Chile's international wool trade. Today, Punta Arenas reflects a great mix of cultures, from English sheep ranchers to Portuguese sailors, and it remains an utterly fascinating testament to the Chile's rich history. Punta Arenas is also the starting point for excursions to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Punta Arenas: Exploring the End of the World - 3.5 hours

Punta Arenas: Flavors of Patagonia - 4 hours

Punta Arenas - A day on a Patagonian Ranch - 5 hours

Land Tour: Transfer to Ship
12/9/2019
12/9/2019

Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!

Antarctic Peninsula
12/10/2019
12/10/2019

The Antarctic Peninsula thrusts out past the Antarctic Circle, lunging vainly towards the Andes, across the infamous Drake Passage. As far as the Antarctic is concerned, the peninsula is the most densely populated location on the continent, sprinkled with vast research bases and minute outposts alike. At the height of the summer season, the human population numbers over 3,000 - not counting tourists. That figure shrinks to less than 1,000 during the intensely chilly winter.

Antarctic Peninsula
12/11/2019
12/11/2019

The Antarctic Peninsula thrusts out past the Antarctic Circle, lunging vainly towards the Andes, across the infamous Drake Passage. As far as the Antarctic is concerned, the peninsula is the most densely populated location on the continent, sprinkled with vast research bases and minute outposts alike. At the height of the summer season, the human population numbers over 3,000 - not counting tourists. That figure shrinks to less than 1,000 during the intensely chilly winter.

South Shetland Islands
12/12/2019
12/12/2019

The South Shetland Islands are a string of islands running parallel to the north west coast of the Antarctic peninsula. The South Shetlands are almost completely ice covered. About 2-3 percent is ice free, usually along the coast, where all life is found whether penguins, seals, or the human inhabitants of the various bases. The islands are frequently visited by tourist cruise ships and each has a different character. From north to south, the main islands are: Elephant Island, King George Island, Penguin Island, Bridgeman Island, Aitcho Islands, Greenwich Island, Half Moon Island, Livingston Island and Deception Island.

South Shetland Islands
12/13/2019
12/13/2019

The South Shetland Islands are a string of islands running parallel to the north west coast of the Antarctic peninsula. The South Shetlands are almost completely ice covered. About 2-3 percent is ice free, usually along the coast, where all life is found whether penguins, seals, or the human inhabitants of the various bases. The islands are frequently visited by tourist cruise ships and each has a different character. From north to south, the main islands are: Elephant Island, King George Island, Penguin Island, Bridgeman Island, Aitcho Islands, Greenwich Island, Half Moon Island, Livingston Island and Deception Island.

Land Tour: Punta Arenas
Suggested Private Excursion
12/14/2019
12/14/2019

Punta Arenas is the southernmost city on Earth, overlooking the Straits of Magellan. Situated astride one of the world's historic trade routes, its prosperity has risen and fallen with that trade. Punta Arenas enjoyed its first great boom during the California Gold Rush, when it served as a haven for great clipper ships. Although the port's importance diminished after the opening of the Panama Canal, the city reached even greater prosperity early in this century as the center of Chile's international wool trade. Today, Punta Arenas reflects a great mix of cultures, from English sheep ranchers to Portuguese sailors, and it remains an utterly fascinating testament to the Chile's rich history. Punta Arenas is also the starting point for excursions to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Punta Arenas: Exploring the End of the World - 3.5 hours

Punta Arenas: Flavors of Patagonia - 4 hours

Punta Arenas - A day on a Patagonian Ranch - 5 hours

Land Tour: Punta Arenas
Suggested Private Excursion
12/15/2019
12/15/2019

Punta Arenas is the southernmost city on Earth, overlooking the Straits of Magellan. Situated astride one of the world's historic trade routes, its prosperity has risen and fallen with that trade. Punta Arenas enjoyed its first great boom during the California Gold Rush, when it served as a haven for great clipper ships. Although the port's importance diminished after the opening of the Panama Canal, the city reached even greater prosperity early in this century as the center of Chile's international wool trade. Today, Punta Arenas reflects a great mix of cultures, from English sheep ranchers to Portuguese sailors, and it remains an utterly fascinating testament to the Chile's rich history. Punta Arenas is also the starting point for excursions to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Punta Arenas: Exploring the End of the World - 3.5 hours

Punta Arenas: Flavors of Patagonia - 4 hours

Punta Arenas - A day on a Patagonian Ranch - 5 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
12/8/2019
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board (please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible; unfortunately, the ships' galleys cannot prepare kosher meals)
  • Group transfer in Punta Arenas from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night's pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast
  • Group transfer from hotel to airport in Punta Arenas pre-expedition
  • Flights to and from Antarctica
  • Group transfer from airport in Punta Arenas to hotel post-expedition
  • One night's post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast
  • All shore landings per the daily program, weather permitting
  • Leadership throughout the expedition by our experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our expedition team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal, including photographs, daily expedition reports, maps and more
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Life jackets and immersion suits
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person
Available Addons:
Optional airfare; pre-/post-cruise hotel
Remarks:

All fares are per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and quoted in US dollars (US$). Rates for expeditions, flights, as well as optional pre-expedition and post-expedition extensions are based on tariffs and exchange rates in ef

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1315489

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Company Info

Pride Family Cruises
7723 La Mirada Dr.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(561) 939-1387