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A view of the ship National Geographic Orion through an Ice Arch, Niko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Southern Ocean, Antarctica
A view of the ship National Geographic Orion through an Ice Arch, Niko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Southern Ocean, Antarctica
ExpeditionsAntarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage (10-Day)

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage (10-day)

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Drawing from 55+ years of sharing the icy wilds of Antarctica with adventurous guests, this action-packed voyage allows for seven days of exploration on the continent—our longest, most in-depth Antarctic experience available. Save travel time by flying directly from South America to the Antarctic peninsula, where we embark the National Geographic Orion, purpose-built for polar waters. Navigate rugged and remote shores, and set out to kayak among electric blue icebergs, hike beneath icy summits, and encounter charismatic wildlife—from boisterous penguins to stealthy leopard seals and multiple species of whale. Every departure is accompanied by an expert team of naturalists and a National Geographic Photography Expert, dedicated to helping you make the most of your experience at the ends of the Earth.

Highlights

DAP Airline
  • Get a head start on your Antarctica experience by flying across the Drake Passage from Puerto Natales to King George Island, landing at the Chilean research station which permanently operates there

  • Spend seven days exploring the wildest corners of the continent with a top-notch team of naturalists and the most experienced polar captains in Antarctica leading the way

  • Marvel at the abundance of wildlife—a parade of gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins; stealthy leopard seals; several species of whales from humpbacks to orcas; and more

  • Hike, kayak, and Zodiac cruise in complete tranquility, surrounded by a pristine kingdom of snow and ice

  • Kids and teens will learn about this exhilarating part of the world with our exclusive family program, National Geographic Global Explorers

From

$13,975

/ per person

Does not include any flights

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duration
10 Days
starts at
Puerto Natales, Chile
ends at
Puerto Natales, Chile

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From

$13,975

/ per person

Book Now
duration
10 Days
starts at
Puerto Natales, Chile
ends at
Puerto Natales, Chile

View our brochures for more details

Antarctica 2024-26

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From

$13,975

/ per person

Book Now
duration
10 Days
starts at
Puerto Natales, Chile
ends at
Puerto Natales, Chile

View our brochures for more details

Antarctica 2024-26

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With the sun setting and casting a spectrum of warm hues across the sky, the ship National Geographic Orion sits anchored in the calm waters of the Java Sea.
Cabin 511, Category 4, features two singles that can convert into a queen-size bed on the ship National Geographic Orion
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