Classic Antarctica

Classic Antarctica

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  • Navigate the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn
  • Cross the Drake Passage and cross the ocean to Antarctica.
  • Visit an Antarctic penguin colony.
  • Explore Fildes Bay and two stations.
  • Flight back to Chile.
  • Best time to travel: November to March

Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina to Antarctica on a trip combining a cruise and an aircraft. Disembark in Antarctica and explore its incredible wildlife for a day, before flying back to Punta Arenas in Chile.


From Argentina & Chile to Antarctica
Puerto Williams

  • Travel from Ushuaia to Puerto Williams on a ship

Your Antarctic experience begins in Ushuaia, the southernmost city of Argentina. Most precisely, the journey starts at Ushuaia’s pier where your ship awaits. Navigate through the Beagle Channel and after 2 hours, reach Puerto Williams in the Chilean Province Antártida. Take time to explore Puerto Williams and prepare to embark on the next day to cross the Drake Passage.


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What to see in Puerto Williams?

This is the region of the intrepid Yagánes, the native community and the first to endure the tough living conditions. From Puerto Williams, you can visit Villa Ukika inhabited by their last descendants, the Bahía Wulaia and the Martín Gusinde Museum to learn more about Yagán culture.

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Awake in Cape Horn
Zodiac Navigation

  • Exploration of Cape Horn Island

Sail the entire night, crossing Nassau Bay, and greed the morning in plein Cape Horn area. Depending on the weather conditions, jump on a Zodiac boat and feel the excitement felt by the first explorers. Touch land and walk in an inhospitable place for most people, surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. Return to the cruise and prepare to cross the Drake Passage and leave the American Continent. This is the last piece of land you will see in 24 hours. The next piece of land is Antarctica!

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The Antarctica Continent
Penguin Rookery

  • Reach Antarctica & visit a Penguin colony

The first icebergs start to show while the cruise reaches Shetland Island. Prepare for a first-hand spectacle! Sail through a white landscape full of whales, seals, and penguins. Zodiac will be ready and take you closer to a penguin’s colony. This is your chance to walk the end of the world and explore the customs of Antarctic wildlife. Make the most of this day and enjoy the extended daylight typical to Antarctica and get ready to go back to Chile.

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Chile’s Frei Station
Flight to Punta Arenas

  • Fildes Bai and aircraft

Leaving the Antarctic Continent behind, enjoy one last stop at Fildes Bay. Take a 1.25-mile walk to the aircraft station where you will take your flight back to Chile. On the way, pass by two research stations. At Fildes Bai landscape will start changing towards bigger pieces of iceless land. Get ready to fly over the Drake Passage and reach Punta Arenas in Chile where a transfer will take you to your hotel to spend the night.

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End of the Antarctic Trip
Punta Arenas

  • Transfer from your hotel to the airport.

This is the end of your journey to Antarctica. After breakfast, you will be transferred from your accommodation to Punta Arenas airport. Stay tuned and discover other Antarctic trips we are excited about! Talk to a travel expert today and start planning your next adventure.

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If this trip doesn’t meet your expectations we can tailor it to your needs and budget.


  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2024 (ask for prices at Christmas and New Year).
  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
  • Flights are not included in the price but can be arranged on request.
  • Programs may vary depending on ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Landings are subject to site availabilities, permissions, and environmental concerns per IAATO regulations.


We deeply care about our planet, just like you do. When you book with us, you’re not only fulfilling your travel dreams but also leaving a positive impact on the destination you’re about to discover. We are proud to plant 10 trees in damaged zones of Patagonia for every traveler. It feels good to do it right. Let’s move beyond sustainable! Learn more here


  • 2-night accommodation in a hotel (Punta Arenas).
  • Welcoming dinner (day 1).
  • All meals on board the ship.
  • All shore excursions.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landings in Antarctica, contingency plan, and IAATO passenger fee.
  • Tour guide.
  • Transfers from your accommodation to the vessel (day 1).
  • Transfer from the vessel to Punta Arenas airport (day 6).
  • Transfer from the airport and hotel on day one for guests arriving in Punta Arenas
  • Special access to Explorers House for guests in Punta Arenas
  • Pre-departure material.


  • Meals ashore.
  • Any airfare (scheduled or charter flights).
  • All taxes and port charges.
  • Pre- and post-land arrangements.
  • Baggage cancellation.
  • Personal insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature (laundry, bar, beverage charges, and telecommunication charges).
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Gratuities.




No local flights are needed for this itinerary.

ESTIMATED COST FOR THE FLIGHTS ON THIS TRIP: Local flights cost from $150 per person per segment. We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.