Punta Arenas to Antarctica

Established in 1848, Punta Arenas is the capital of the Magallan Province in southern Chilean Patagonia. It is believed that the town was named 'Sandy Point' by a British sea captain called John Byron who sailed to Patagonia and claimed to have seen giants inhabiting the land and the name was later changed to the Spanish Punta Arenas

Many travellers visiting Torres del Paine National Park or flying to Antarctica first fly to Punta Arenas airport; Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International (PUQ), which lies some 13 miles north of Punta Arenas and serves Chilean Patagonia. The main airlines operating here are Lan Chile and Sky Airline, which offer regular flights to Santiago and Puerto Montt. Once at Punta Arenas, travellers then take the 3-hour bus journey directly to Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine. Puerto Natales is known for its beautiful fjord, the Seno Ultima Esperanza which is perfect for kayaking.

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Trips that visit Punta Arenas to Antarctica

Flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. All voyage routes take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time.

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Fly & Cruise Polar Circle

This impressive voyage combines all the comfort and speed of flying in both directions with extended time in Antarctica (7 full days), allowing you to head south towards the remote Antarctic Circle. Explore from the comfort of your outstanding purpose-built…

  • 10 Days
  • $14,295
Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

Explore the White Continent aboard one of the newest additions to the polar fleet, a state-of-the-art expedition vessel combining adventure with comfort. As well as being limited to only 132 passengers, there’s also a wide range of optional activities on…

  • 12-15 Days
  • $12,395
Fly & Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula

For maximum time in Antarctica with flights both ways, this trip really stands out. An extended fly & cruise voyage spending eight full days actually in Antarctica onboard a small, state-of-the-art expedition ship. Optional kayaking & polar…

  • 12 Days
  • $14,795
South Georgia & The Falklands In-Depth

Uniquely focused on extensive exploration of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, without heading further south to Antarctica. Spend 8 full days exploring these bountiful sub-Antarctic Islands, brimming with both wildlife and history. Limited to spring and late summer…

  • 17 Days
  • $23,090
Fly to the South Pole

The history, the exclusivity, and the isolation. Join the small handful of adventurers to have checked off the mythical South Pole. Traversing Antarctica in hours by plane with magnificent views, you'll spend 4 whole days camping at the heart of…

  • 6-7 Days
  • $51,250