Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
This trip isn't running this season, but if your time is precious, consider one of our other Fly and Cruise trips. Set foot on Antarctica in just a short two-hour flight, completely bypassing the Drake Passage.
At your arrival to Punta Arenas we will be provide the transfer from the airport to the hotel with 4 nights of accommodations included in the package, based in single or double room with half board included per person.
At the hotel reception you will receive an envelope with all the information about the briefing and an address of our office. In this briefing you will have the chance to share with the other participants of this program and you will enjoy a welcome cocktail specially pre-pared for the group.
Day Tour in Antarctica
A transfer will pick you up from hotel to Punta Arenas airport to board Dap plane with destination to King George Island (Antarctica).
At your arrival you will be welcomed by our Antarctic expert tour guides who will take you on a tour visiting different areas of the island like Villa Las Estrellas (first settlement inhabited by civilians), Orthodox Russian Church (at Bellingshausen Station), navigation on a Zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit some penguin colonies (gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie) and navigation around Collins glacier.
The return to Punta Arenas will be after a 5-hours tour (weather permitting) and at your arrival the transfer will take you back to the hotel.
What our customers think
Communication with Swoop prior to the trip and the trip planner was excellent.
Gill & Richard Starling United Kingdom December 2018
Getting a glimpse of what the frozen world and more importantly, what a pristine environment looks like. It shows that we can enjoy wilderness areas if we make the effort to consciously leave no footprint.
Matthew Lambert United States of America December 2018
Booking with Swoop was the best decision I made about the trip. Swoop's services were some of the best we have experienced. Always responsive to any questions I had and very timely. Their recommendations were spot on.
Charles Loflin United States Of America March 2019
Swoop did a very good job for us in terms of listening to our interests, finding a suitable situation and helping prepare us for the trip.
Patricia Schenkkan United States Of America December 2018
Swoop's service as a polar specialist in advising and handling arrangements was top notch!
Audrey Benedict United States Of America November 2018
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Prices per person. Embarkation fee included.
IMPORTANT: All Antarctica activities are subject to weather conditions.
- Airport/ hotel transfers as indicated
- Hotel accommodation in P. Arenas
- Pre-departure briefing & cocktail
- Charter flight to King George Island, return
- Approx. 5 hours guided tour
- Zodiac cruise in Antarctica
- Meals on half board basis
- Port taxes & any entry fees to landing sites
- Parka jackets are not provided
- Any flights to/ from Punta Arenas
- Any additional land services, including meals
- Visa, passport & any vaccination expenses
- Personal Travel insurance