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Location: Punta Arenas

Day 1 - 3 Jan 2019

Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport

Punta Arenas, Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport

Content: We took a 35 hours United Airlines Flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport. Small Airport easy to navigate

Diego De Almagro Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas, Diego De Almagro Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas, Diego De Almagro Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas, Diego De Almagro Punta Arenas

Content: After renting a car for our entire trip, we took a 20min drive we checked-in to hotel, good location to near attractions and staff was very helpful. Hotel is expensive.

Diego De Almagro Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas, Diego De Almagro Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas, Diego De Almagro Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas, Diego De Almagro Punta Arenas

Content: After a long journey had rest and went for a dinner at the restaurant located in the hotel itself, they had varied buffet food and a good alternative.

Location: Punta Arenas

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2019

Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport

Punta Arenas, Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport

Content: There was a buffet in breakfast vast choice of food. After our breakfast we took a 20min drive to Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport, Punta Arena for our next destinantion.

Location: king George Island

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2019

king George Island

king George Island, king George Island
king George Island, king George Island
king George Island, king George Island

Content: Taking a private chartered we flew for 3hr and reached king George Island, flying upon Antartica was an amazing experience

Ocean Diamond cruise

king George Island, Ocean Diamond cruise
king George Island, Ocean Diamond cruise

Content: After completion of embarking formalities, we embarked our Ocean Diamond cruise ship, which is operated by Quark Expedition. The cruise was huge and rooms were very small.

Location: Antartica

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2019

Ocean Diamond cruise

Antartica, Ocean Diamond cruise
Antartica, Ocean Diamond cruise

Content: We explored cruise and took a dinner, there were several restaurants out of which 2 were free & the food was amazing.

Location: Antartica

Day 3 - 5 Jan 2019

Half Moon Island

Antartica, Half Moon Island
Antartica, Half Moon Island
Antartica, Half Moon Island

Content: Starting our morning with going towards Half Moon Island. after a short ride the ship was anchored. we were lucky to watch penguins, and sea Elephants.

Sporadic Ice

Antartica, Sporadic Ice

Content: Took a zodiac Boat to Sporadic Ice where we saw whales patrolling the shores. amazing to see whales.

Ocean Diamond cruise

Antartica, Ocean Diamond cruise

Content: After watching whales and Weddell Seal, we went back to our cruise from zodiac Boat.

Ocean Diamond cruise

Antartica, Ocean Diamond cruise

Content: Had Dinner after Exploring the sea Creatures. we had sea food it was amazing but the prawns were not well cooked overall food was good

Location: Antartica

Day 4 - 6 Jan 2019

Neko Harbour

Antartica, Neko Harbour
Antartica, Neko Harbour
Antartica, Neko Harbour
Antartica, Neko Harbour

Content: After a breakfast we headed towards Neko Harbour. which is in Andword Bay where ships get anchored. the harbour is surrounded by huge icebergs it is very cold not by temperature but by winds blowing around.

Paradise Bay

Antartica, Paradise Bay
Antartica, Paradise Bay

Content: This is the place were glacier rises out with impressive force from stoic water. loved dramatic formations of ice.

Kayak Ride

Antartica, Kayak Ride
Antartica, Kayak Ride
Antartica, Kayak Ride
Antartica, Kayak Ride

Content: Took a Kayak Ride which is a small and narrow watercraft, and explored the stunning texture of land and sea. Need to cover face as the winds are freezing.

Ocean Diamond cruise

Antartica, Ocean Diamond cruise

Content: We Had amazing Kayak ride, and later on returning back to our cruise we had dinner.

Location: Antartica

Day 5 - 7 Jan 2019

Paradise Harbour

Antartica, Paradise Harbour
Antartica, Paradise Harbour
Antartica, Paradise Harbour

Content: Anchoring our ship at paradise Harbor we which is one of the two natural harbors safe for ship to dock, the idyllic scenery was amazing were the mountains with glaciers reflect in water. Exploration at Paradise Harbor well spent.

Ocean Diamond cruise

Antartica, Ocean Diamond cruise

Content: Had Dinner at the deck watching folk show performed by experts.

Location: Antartica

Day 6 - 8 Jan 2019

Lemaire Channel

Antartica, Lemaire Channel
Antartica, Lemaire Channel

Content: Leaving Coast of Pleneau and Petermann behind we reached narrowest point of Lemaire Channel.

Gentoo Penguin Colony

Antartica, Gentoo Penguin Colony
Antartica, Gentoo Penguin Colony
Antartica, Gentoo Penguin Colony

Content: Took a Kayak and sailed to Gentoo Penguin Colony. which is a breeding colony of Gentoo Penguins. the penguins with orange beak.

South Shetland Islands

Antartica, South Shetland Islands

Content: After returning our kayak back to ship, we headed towards South Shetland Island, were we passed through Lemaire Channel in search of Weddell seals and Adelie Penguins on the coast line.

Ocean Diamond cruise

Antartica, Ocean Diamond cruise

Content: As it was our last night at cruise after exploring Antartica it was party time where there were drinks and dance on deck.

Location: Antartica

Day 7 - 9 Jan 2019

king George Island

Antartica, king George Island

Content: Soon after a breakfast and a soothing cup of coffee we reached our disembarkation point. Taking some good memories with us

Location: king George Island

Day 7 - 9 Jan 2019

Punta Arenas

king George Island, Punta Arenas
king George Island, Punta Arenas
king George Island, Punta Arenas

Content: we took a Charted flight and headed towards shore from where we had to return back to airport.

Location: Punta Arenas

Day 7 - 9 Jan 2019

Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport

Punta Arenas, Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport

Content: Took a 19hrs flight from Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport. the flight was extremely comfortable.