Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle
A short, comfortable flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in Antarctica has you with boots on the ground in no time, overtaken by the sheer magnitude of the 7th Continent. Fully immersed in the Antarctic environment, you’ll experience a roller coaster of emotions, from excitement to exquisite solitude to incredible gratitude for the wonder of it all.
Crossing the Antarctica Circle, that is travelling further south than 66⁰33´ S is what many dream off, well, tick this off with worrying about a Drake Passage crossing! Have plenty of time to experience the wonder of Antarctica, taking time for a couple of activities each day. Land ashore, and walk or hike around to find the perfect angle for your photograph, or enjoy the view overlooking an ice filled bay. Sit with the penguins on one of their colonies as they go about their busy lives. Take a zodiac exploration around shorelines and iceburgs, and perhaps get up close to a whale or a swimming penguin. Check off more of your bucket list - a once in a life polar plunge, or paddle quietly, listening to the sounds of nature.
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Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlights, including crossing the Antarctic Circle
"If you are worried about the Drake Passage crossing - then fly to Antarctica instead! This cruise still allows for plenty of time in Antarctica itself." Rachel, Team Viva
Discover the wide variety of Antarctic wildlife such as leopard seals, penguins and even whales if you are lucky.