Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Quark Expeditions
From
$16,392AUD
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Duration 8 days - 7 nights
Departure Punta Arenas, Chile
Destinations Antarctic Peninsula
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Answer the call of Antarctica with this Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake by flying over the notorious Drake Passage by charter plane to land at King George Island before exploring the Antarctic Peninsula by ship. In just 8 adventure-packed days, you’ll experience rewarding shore visits and Zodiac cruises, marvel at intimate wildlife encounters, explore historic sites and make the most of your landmark visit to the 7th Continent. Select from a range of adventure options and onboard activities that match your personal interests and make your expedition uniquely yours.

This itinerary is with Quark Expeditions, a company which operates more ships in the polar regions than any other operator. Their vessels, which are optimised for polar travel, range from 128 to 199 passengers and provide an excellent home base for your polar exploration.

Their fleet features strengthened hulls for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters and boast exceptional levels of comfort and services. From the brand new 5* Ultramarine, to their refurbished and comfortable 3* ships the Ocean Adventurer and Ocean Diamond, or the 4* World Explorer – Quark will ensure your Antarctica adventure is memorable.

Unsure if this Crossing the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake itinerary is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination page 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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  • Sale
    DateJan 10 - Jan 17, 2024
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$18,049AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateDec 05 - Dec 12, 2022
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$17,342AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateDec 10 - Dec 17, 2022
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$17,342AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateDec 15 - Dec 22, 2022
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$17,342AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 27 - Mar 04, 2024
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$16,392AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateDec 20 - Dec 27, 2022
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$18,753AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 22 - Feb 29, 2024
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$17,485AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 08 - Feb 15, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$17,342AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateJan 20 - Jan 27, 2024
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$18,049AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 13 - Feb 20, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$17,342AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateJan 15 - Jan 22, 2024
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$18,049AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 18 - Feb 25, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$17,342AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateDec 05 - Dec 12, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$20,624AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateMar 03 - Mar 10, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$19,458AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateDec 15 - Dec 22, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$22,211AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateMar 08 - Mar 15, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$19,458AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateDec 20 - Dec 27, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$22,211AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateMar 13 - Mar 20, 2023
    Duration8 days - 7 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$19,458AUDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices

Overview

Day 1
Arrive in Punta Arenas
Day 2
Fly to King George Island and Embarkation
Day 3 - 6
Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Day 7
Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas
Day 8
Depart Punta Arenas

Itinerary

Inclusions:

  • Experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and shore landing and cruising per the daily program – Adventure options Hiking, Polar Plunge and Zodiac cruising
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • Beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • A 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
  • A briefing dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas
  • A pre-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the hotel to the airport
  • Flights to and from King George Island
  • A post-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the hotel
  • One night’s post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Adventure options on expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (e.g., sea kayaking, camping, etc.)

Optional Extras:

  • Paddling
  • Sea kayaking
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding

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