Antarctica Insights: Fly & Cruise

9 Days
Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires
From (AUD)
$ 22,656
Dates & Pricing

2023/2024 Punta Arenas > Buenos Aires

Fly Across the Drake Passage

Fly over the infamous Drake Passage, landing in Antarctica fresh and ready for exploration. While Scenic Eclipse’s customised design creates a smooth journey, this voyage gives guests the opportunity to only test these waters once.
Experience the Antarctic Peninsula and its maze of protected channels with our dedicated Discovery Team. Glide in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, experiencing the peacefulness of the frozen continent. Watch as penguins and seals dive through the glassy seas. Take the time to feel the fresh, crisp air on your face and listen to the snow crunch under your boot.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
401S
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Punta Arenas
Return City:
Buenos Aires

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Punta Arenas, Chile

    Located on the edge of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is a frontier town known for its brightly coloured houses, plazas and mountainous backdrops and is the stepping off point for your Antarctic exploration. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay.
    Early in the evening you will meet your fellow Discoverer’s for a briefing and a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Punta Arenas > King George Island, Antarctica

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island (weather permitting), the largest of the South Shetland Islands, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Welcome to Antarctica! Seeing the 7th continent for the first time is unlike anything you would have experienced before. Feel the fresh, crisp air on your face and hear the snow crunch under your boot when you first step foot on land. Each new encounter will fill you will awe. Witness wildlife in their natural habitat, with no fear of humans. Antarctica is truly land of peace.  

    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. You can also explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. If conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.  

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight. 

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak and stand-up paddle board around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At Sea

    Scenic Eclipse’s opulent Senses Spa has spacious areas for reflection and relaxation. Discover the ancient art of Nordic bathing in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools and saunas. Enjoy daily entertainment, Scenic’s unrivalled culinary experiences, some quiet time in the Observatory Lounge & Library, all this and more is at your fingertips. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Ushuaia, Argentina > Buenos Aires

    Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. 

    Please book your flight to depart out of Buenos Aires after 08:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Unrivalled exploration of extraordinary lands with
  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximise landings in Antarctica or the Arctic
  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots

Pricing & Availability