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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Answer the call of Antarctica 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.

  • Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica
  • Spot iconic Antarctic wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales
  • Marvel at many of the Antarctic Peninsula highlights
  • Enjoy presentations on wildlife, history, glaciology & geology by our onboard polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to get water-level views of icebergs, wildlife and more

04/02/2023 through 02/24/2024
04/02/2023 through 03/05/2024

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

01/10/24 - 01/17/24

Starting At $17,495

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01/15/24 - 01/22/24

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01/20/24 - 01/27/24

Starting At $13,995

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02/22/24 - 02/29/24

Starting At $13,995

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02/27/24 - 03/05/24

Starting At $13,995

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All fares are 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 effect at the time of printing and are subject to change prior to departure. Substantial changes in tariffs, exchange rates and the price of fuel, services and labor sometimes increase the cost of expedition arrangements significantly. Quark reserves the right to alter prices or introduce surcharges accordingly, even if payment has been received in full. All travelers are required to pay for their excursion and additional purchases in conjunction with their excursion in the same currency. The fare does not include tobacco, alcoholic or special beverages (bottled or tap), miscellaneous extras, personal needs or medical care. Such goods and services, if available for purchase aboard the vessel/camp, are at the travelers’ own expense. Payment for all such goods and services including any charges for extra baggage must be made in cash or by traveler’s checks in US dollars (or other currency acceptable to the carrier) upon demand by the carrier prior to the traveler’s disembarkation. Taxes, port charges, embarkation and loading expenses, stamps, health fees and any other charges whatsoever imposed by governmental authorities in any port or place shall be for the account of the traveler if not included in the fare paid to Quark.

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