Polar Regions Antarctica

National Geographic Antarctica Direct

Experience the wild grandeur of the White Continent in a more efficient, expedient way, via a 2-hour flight between Antarctica and Chile. Fly over the Drake Passage in both directions, or cruise it one way, to discover all of the highlights without sacrificing the extra time.

Tick off various bucket list items on this itinerary. Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of top naturalists and the most experienced polar captains in Antarctica, with more than 55 years of expedition heritage. Hike amid magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and observe a parade of gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins. Kayak in protected waters, paddling in the Antarctic stillness as penguins swim nearby. kids and teens will learn about this exhilarating part of the world with the National Geographic Global Explorers family program.

Travel with a diverse team of experts aboard 102-guest National Geographic Orion or 148-guest National Geographic Explorer, each a definitive expedition ship. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks. Watch for whales off the bow; Zodiac cruise around enormous icebergs; and hike, kayak, and even possibly cross-country ski in complete tranquility. Choose an active agenda or surrender to the pleasures of relaxing downtime and shipboard camaraderie. Plus, get top shots with the help of a National Geographic Photography Expert.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises and trips to Antarctica, including even more ways to fly the Drake Passage.