15-day journey to Atacama and Antarctica

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    Take part in an electrifying dance of fire and ice when you embark on a journey designed by Lightfoot Travel to the arid-red landscapes of Chile and the White Desert of Antarctica. Upon arrival in Santiago following your own travel arrangements, you’ll be picked up and sent to The Aubrey hotel, where you’ll stay for a night.

    The next day, take a flight to Calama. You’ll then be driven to San Pedro de Atacama, where you’ll spend the next four nights at Awasi Atacama hotel. There, a 4x4 and private tour guide will be at your disposal. Explore the city, learn about its culture and history, and taste some of the finest dishes it has to offer. You’ll also get a chance to explore the mountains, hike through the gorges and mountain bike to Cejar Lagoon. Days nine to 12 sees you hopping on board the Antarctica cruise. Here, schedules are kept flexible, as the captain makes decision based on weather conditions. You’ll be treated to whale, seal, and penguin sightings during this time, so keep your eyes peeled. Mingle with the other guests and crew, and learn about life in Antarctica.

    The adventurous should also take the chance to kayak and get up close and personal with the wildlife. Flying will be a daily occurrence for the remaining days. Upon arriving on King George island, you’ll board a flight back to Punta Arenas, and stay at Cabo de Hornos Hotel for the night. The next day, fly back up to Santiago and stay at San Antonio Valley’s La Casona Matetic, a lovely country boutique hotel. You’ll also get to enjoy a tour of the winery during your stay.

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