Antarctic Explorer

Aurora Expeditions - Fly & Cruise
Duration 12 days - 11 nights
Departure Punta Arenas, Chile
Destinations Antarctic Peninsula
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The Antarctic Explorer itinerary with Aurora Expeditions provides travellers the option to fly over the Drake Passage one direction which will reduce your time on the high seas. Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into the sea, penguins are dwarfed by soaring peaks, and humpback and minke whales feast on abundant krill.

This itinerary is operated by Aurora Expeditions, a company committed to travelling respectfully and providing a trip of a lifetime experience, while aiming to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of our planet and the diverse places they visit around the world. Their expeditions focus heavily on getting off the ship and exploring nature and Aurora offers a wide range of optional extras to enhance your adventure no matter which of their ships – the Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle – you travel on.   

Unsure if this Antarctic Explorer itinerary is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination overview for full details on seasonality, routes, ship selection, pricing, expedition inclusions and how North South Voyages can help make your Antarctica dream become reality.


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Day 1
Arrival airport transfer and overnight in Punta Arenas
Day 2
Fly from Punta Arenas to King George island and Embarkation
Day 3 - 10
Antarctic Peninsula
Day 11
Fly from King George island to Punta Arenas
Day 12
Depart Punta Arenas



  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1
  • Two night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Punta Arenas (Day 1 & 11)
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Punta Arenas on Day 2
  • Return flight Punta Arenas to King George Island (Day 2 & 11). NOTE: Please be advised that the permitted luggage allowance is 20 kilograms of check-in luggage plus one piece of carry-on luggage weighing no more than seven kilos
  • Transfer to hotel in Punta Arenas on Day 11
  • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees


  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary including: Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, additional medical expenses such as medication, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
  • Note: A $15 USD per person per day gratuity for the crew is automatically added to your onboard account. It is at your discretion if you would like to remove the tip (or increase/decrease the amount) when you settle your bill. It is not necessary to tip the expedition team members. This gratuity amount is included for suites as part of their ‘Suite Benefits’

Optional Extras:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates.