Did you know that exists a magnificent solution for reaching Antarctica without crossing through the Drake Passage’s rough waters? Yes, there exists an air-cruise trip that allows you to enjoy all the White Continent wonders by offering a direct flight from Punta Arenas to the Antarctic Peninsula to later connect you to your selected tour onboard the Ocean Nova Cruise. 

Being part of this journey inside the Ocean Nova vessel is a lifetime experience. This ship is perfectly conditioned for sailing in extreme weather conditions and undergoes improvements every year. It is featured a Scandinavian design structure with a capacity for only 67 passengers making it an authentic, personalized, and intimate polar encounter. Besides, the cruise offers well-equipped staterooms of three different categories. All cabins own a picture window, a desk, a private bathroom, and a heating system. Additionally, feel the comfort in some facilities and amenities available, including a glass-enclosed observation lounge, a gym, a library, a bar, dining spaces, and social areas.

The program covers outdoor activities, which involve  Zodiac sailings allowing guests to get up close with glaciers, icebergs, and an array of fascinating fauna. Kayaking for more adventurous travelers provides a unique perspective while you paddle amidst icy waters and marine life. Hiking and snowshoeing excursions unveil unexpected spots for dream photos and wildlife sightings. 

We crafted the perfect itinerary that links the southernmost country in the world with the most austral place on Earth. First, a city tour in Santiago de Chile is characterized by historic yet modern streets that will captivate you with several artistic and cultural expressions. Appreciate highlights such as Santa Lucia Hill, iconic neighborhoods, and Augustinian’s old church and monastery. On the next day, travel to Punta Arenas to start your Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise frozen adventure at the Explorers House private club to attend briefings with the main rules to be ready for your expedition. After that, fly directly to King George Island, where the Ocean Nova awaits you. In the following days sail between the  South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula while admiring impressive ice fjords, icebergs, and glaciers together with incredible marine birds, seals, penguins, and whales. Enjoy onboard or outdoor activities at the hands of polar guide experts. Lastly, take advantage of the flexible and personalized itinerary to visit some highlights in the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Gerlache Strait, and the Penola Strait. 

The best time to embark on this adventure is from November to March. This period provides better weather conditions and the chance to witness iconic wildlife, such as whales, seals, and seabirds, in abundance.

Inspire your clients to visit the White Continent in such an exceptional way! With our special rate offer in the Santiago-Antarctica Tour Package Program. It is available during this season from December 2023  to February 2024, applied on specific departure dates. Contact our specialized Pure! Chile staff at info@pure-chile.com or visit our website here for more information about departure dates and prices.

Published in August 2023