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Flavors of Antarctica 2026 - no Drake Passage needed

Do you like to plan ahead? Good, because these 2026 Antarctica deals go fast!


A trip of a lifetime! Now you can skip the rough waters of Drake Passage — we are flying! By flying to King George Island, you can forget the seasickness many experience by boat, and enjoy smoother waters once you arrive. Flying also saves a lot of time, allowing you to complete your Antarctica trip in just six days instead of nine.


Imagine a journey that starts in Santiago, Chile, then heads down to Patagonia to board your first class ship to the Antarctic Peninsula. Then return to Chile and explore the famous Torres del Paine National Park!


Contact Karolina for pricing and details: INFO@SATEDVENTURES.COM 


And keep reading for all the luscious details:

BRIEF ITINERARY:


March 7, 2026 SANTIAGO ARRIVAL

March 8, 2026 SANTIAGO - PUNTA ARENAS

March 9, 2026 PUNTA ARENAS – ANTARCTICA 

March 10-13, 2026 ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

March 14, 2026 ANTARCTICA – PUNTA ARENAS

March 15, 2026 PUNTA ARENAS - TORRES DEL PAINE

March 16, 2026 TORRES DEL PAINE

March 17, 2026 TORRES DEL PAINE

March 18, 2026 TORRES DEL PAINE - HOME


OR ADD ON ARGENTINA!

March 18, 2026 TORRES DEL PAINE - CALAFATE

March 19, 2026 CALAFATE

March 20, 2026 CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES

March 21, 2026 BUENOS AIRES 

March 22, 2026 BUENOS AIRES - HOME


Contact Karolina for pricing and details: INFO@SATEDVENTURES.COM 


FULL ITINERARY:

Tour for 2 exploring Antarctica by air-cruise and Patagonia.


Day 1 - March 6, 2026 INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO CHILE

Take your international flight to Santiago, Chile.


Day 2 - March 7, 2026

SANTIAGO ARRIVAL

Reception at the international airport, and private transfer to your hotel in Santiago. Once settled in, head out with a private guide for a tasting welcome tour of the city!



Santiago Culinary Contrasts City Tour | Tastings of traditional food and drinks along the route are included.

 

Today we will discover Santiago's present and past. To start getting an idea of how this city is organized we will commence our exploration atop one of the city’s most famous landmarks, San Cristobal Hill.

The journey to the top will be by cable car. From the top we will have the opportunity to distinguish the different areas of the city, its geography, developing areas and part of its character. Soon after, we will dive into the core of the city visiting the historical district, where the city was founded. 


  • There we will discover remains of the times when it all started, from our aboriginal ancestors, to the Spanish conquerors all the way to the present with its busy and bustling "paseos" (pedestrian streets), its eclectic main plaza and vestiges of different eras of this big city.

  • We will join Chileans when it's time to replenish energy with some comfort traditional local food in order to jump into Yungay's traditional neighborhood with its interesting old houses, an example of a time when Chile had an explosive growth with the nitrate extraction, here we will have the opportunity to taste a piece of our strong agribusiness culture through our signature sandwiches and "completos".

  • In contrast to the past, we will jump to much more modern times, where residential towers mix with newer business districts, fine restaurants and bars, making a toast to celebrate the joy of enjoying a glass of our signature carmenere wine, soon to close the day traveling back to the border of the old Santiago getting into the fun and artsy Lastarria neighborhood with our last stop at the experts of pisco get a taste of this local iconic spirit.



Day 3 - March 8, 2026

SANTIAGO - PUNTA ARENAS

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After breakfast, private transfer to the airport for your flight to Patagonia. Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. Your adventure begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in southern Patagonia. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and shops to keep you busy for days. By early afternoon, a Quark Expeditions® representative will meet you at the official starting point hotel, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and be briefed about preparing for your embarkation day.


Day 4 - March 9, 2026

PUNTA ARENAS – ANTARCTICA 

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Fly to King George Island and Embarkation.

Your charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica will have you crossing the legendary Drake Passage in only two hours. Far below, the ship will approach King George Island for your arrival. 


Your first glimpse of dramatic Antarctic landscapes will be from a unique perspective, as your plane descends for landing in the South Shetland Islands. After landing, make your way to the shore, before being transferred by Zodiac to your ship to set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula!



Day 5 - 8 March 10-13, 2026

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

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Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.


There are few places in the world as evocative as Antarctica. The White Continent is indescribable and can only be fully appreciated through your own eyes. As your Captain and Expedition Team keep a lookout for whales and seabirds, you’ll be alerted to any new sightings. Our team of expert presenters will deepen your experience with explanations of the glaciology, history and wildlife of the region, and presentations on photography to help you take memory- catching images.



Even more exciting are your daily excursions. Your first Zodiac landing is something you’ll never forget! Walking on a shore dotted with penguins is the most intimate way to experience the unique wildlife of Antarctica. Each landing is different and is dependent on weather, but every day presents new sightings and photo opportunities, and it won’t be long before you can tell the difference between Adélie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins. 



You may take a Zodiac cruise in search of whales and icebergs one day, followed by a hike to a penguin rookery the next day. From the booming sound of a calving glacier to the thrill of spotting apex predators like leopard seals and orcas in action, you’ll wake up early and welcome each day with a sense of adventure and a desire to explore during this unrivaled travel experience. Your Expedition Team will accompany you all along the way, providing insights into the places you visit.



Day 9 - March 14, 2026

ANTARCTICA – PUNTA ARENAS

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Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas.

After your week of exploration, you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and disembark at King George Island. Your two-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile, brings your Antarctica adventure to an end. After your group transfer to the hotel, you are free to explore and enjoy an evening on your own, in the city or at the hotel to reminisce about the sights and sounds of Antarctica.


CABO DE HORNOS - double room

Day 10 - March 15, 2026

PUNTA ARENAS - TORRES DEL PAINE

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Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Patagonia. Reception at Punta Arenas by the Patagonia Camp driver and begin a journey to your accommodations.



Torres del Paine is one of the biggest and most important protected parks in Chile. It is located between Punta Arenas y Puerto Natales, at 1,983 kilometers to the south of Santiago. If any of the Chilean destination has a high international profile, it's Torres  del Paine National Park; which has been recognized as a Unesco’s World Biosphere Reserve.


The slender granite needles that  pierce the sky above the grassy steppes are an unforgettable symbol of Patagonian majesty. Torres del Paine gives you the  opportunity to enjoy the diversity of this unique landscape with the comfort and luxury that this isolated Chilean destination is  able to provide you. 



Patagonia Camp is located on the shores of enormous Lake Toro and facing the Paine Massif, at kilometer 74 of the new road  connecting Puerto Natales with National Park Torres del Paine. The Camp is only 15 km from the Park’s administration center and  close to the the main attractions that have made Torres del Paine world famous. 


Shared Program includes: 

- Accommodation. 

- Round-trip transfers to Patagonia Camp from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, or Cerro Castillo on fixed schedules.  

- Full board. Open bar (wines from Matetic and standard spirits). 

- Activities: Daily excursions to Torres del Paine National Park, excursions will be a shared experience with other guests at Patagonia Camp.  


Patagonia Camp - Yurt Deluxe Jacuzzi (Double) - All Inclusive Shared Program


Day 11 - March 16, 2026

TORRES DEL PAINE

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Patagonia Camp - Free days to enjoy activities. Every day, choose from 1 full day tour or 2 half day tours. 


Enjoy these incredible sights, its changing climate, its flora and wild fauna, as you immerse yourself in Patagonia. As part of  Patagonia Camp’s excursions, our experienced guides will help you find the best way to enjoy your days while meeting the  requirements of each group and according to their interests and of course the changing climate of Patagonia. All Inclusive Regular Excursions programs are organized on the day of arrival in conjunction with other guests and with our team  of guides, depending on the interests of travelers, weather conditions and availability.


Sample trip for today: 


Lookout Points

This excursion is the perfect scenario to observe in front row two of the most iconic emblems of the Paine Mountain chain. In its first part, we will hike along a zone of strong winds towards the known Salto Grande, with an imposing waterfall that with its strong current connects two lakes of turquoise tonalities.



Cave of the Milodón

The Milodón Cave is an ideal alternative for an easy day. Inside this half-day excursion, we will visit a group of caves inside of the natural monument, located outside the city of Puerto Natales. Around the Benitez Hill is where we will be able to see one of the most information-rich places in the region.



Base of The Towers Lookout Point

This is one of the most iconic routes of Torres del Paine National Park, an obligatory segment within the W-Circuit. This demanding excursion earns all of its fame that it treasures, from its level of difficulty to the unforgettable views when the weather allows it.


Kayak Puntilla

This is an experience for you that is also one of the exclusive treasures at Patagonia Camp! Our team of guides will brief you with basic rowing techniques and safety instructions.



Day 12 - March 17, 2026

TORRES DEL PAINE

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Patagonia Camp - Free days to enjoy activities. Sample trip for today: 


Toro’s Waterfall

A few meters from the Camp and inside of the property, you can enjoy a beautiful and solitary place. The trail begins only 500 meters from the entrance, bordering the immense Lake Toro, which in all of its splendor will show reflections of blue and turquoise highlights that are changing each minute according to the light.


Shore fishing

Patagonia Camp is located at the shores of Lake Toro, which thanks to its irregular geography counts with numerous islands, bays, and river mouths, converting it into one of the best places to fly fish in the region and a must-see destination for lovers of this sport.



Boat trip on Lake Grey

The journey in the catamaran will allow you to value the combination of a unique landscape among vegetation, mountains, and icebergs. You will see from up close the gigantic century-old glacial walls with a spectrum of blue tones that you won’t be able to stop admiring!



Day 13 - March 18, 2026

TORRES DEL PAINE - HOME

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After checking out and breakfast, lodge transfer back to the airport for your return flight to Santiago. Here, connect with an evening flight home.


OR CONTINUE TO ARGENTINA!


Day 13 - March 18, 2026

TORRES DEL PAINE - CALAFATE

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Private transfer from your lodge to your hotel in El Calafate, Argentina (driver only). This is a 5 hour drive. El Calafate is a small town in the Argentinean Patagonia, situated in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province, at 2,083  kilometers from Buenos Aires. It is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National  Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier (one of the most visited Glaciers in the world), the Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy. Its  name is derived from a little bush with yellow flowers and dark blue berries that is very common in Patagonia. 


Nativo Experience: Lakes and Caves 

The Argentino Lake is the third biggest lake in South America. Surrounded by mountains and fed by giant glaciers, this lake astonishes local and foreign visitors with its immensity and special color. It was exactly that light blue color, the mountains  covered in white and the light blue sky what motivated Francisco P. Moreno to name it “Argentino”.

  • Nativo Experience – Lakes and caves” is a 4x4 activity through the Argentino Lake’s shore, with an anthropological approach that tours man’s presence over the years in this region.

  • The aim is to rediscover the first expeditions of the brave ones who dare to  go into the unknown and how their first interaction with the natives was.

  • Thus, among cliffs and views to the Andes Mountain,  one personally feels the Tehuelche world along 20km. 



Stopping for taking pictures will help to go even deeper in typical flora and  fauna details, as well as trying to understand the legacy left by those natives through their cave paintings. Imagination will be set  free among chenques and awnings, immersed in thousands of years of history. On the lake’s shore, there are millennial caves where Tehuelche culture left its mark printed on the rocks to be read. After visiting  them, participants finish the tour having lunch or dinner inside another big cave. This is a shared experience. 


Day 14 - March 19, 2026

CALFATE

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Perito Moreno Glacier private tour. Located 80km away from El Calafate, The “Perito Moreno” is "Los Glaciares" National Park’s host, where visiting its catwalks is  actually a unique experience.  



From the beginning, the trip holds pleasant surprises. On the village outskirts, it is possible to see the Argentino Lake on the right  and its shallowest part, Redonda Bay (Rounded Bay), populated by a large variety of birds like:


  • Black-necked swans

  • Flamingos

  • Steamer ducks

  • Coots

  • Magellan gooses


Surrounded by yellow fields, due to the “coirones”, typical grass of Patagonian steppe. Facing the glacier every aspect is majestic.


The catwalks are divided into 3 circuits:

  • Central Balconies: 600mts (1.968 feet,  including 1st balcony, 2nd balcony and Northern balcony);

  • Lower Balcony: 1.100mts (3.609 feet, including Lower balcony)

  • Coast’s Balcony: 1.117mst (3.665 feet, from parking area up to the Northern Balcony), all of them alternating with resting and  panoramic balconies.



The route of the visit will be closely related to weather conditions and participants’ willingness and physical  conditions; the available time to walk through and visit the catwalks is 1 to 3 hours. The visit makes it possible to have different viewpoints of the glacier and  enough time for lunch and for optional navigation to approach the glacier’s southern front.


Safari Boat - Sailing Rico Branch - The tour is a voyage of one (1) hour by the Rico branch of Argentino Lake in order to appreciate the majestic south wall of the  Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier ice wall is about 60m high and 100m below lake level. The boat comes about 200m from where the glacier touches the Magallanes Peninsula and then goes at length (about 3km)  south wall allowing you to enjoy the landslides that occur daily and the magical beauty of its seracs, cracks and intense blue.


This service is carried out with the boat Yagan, with capacity for 110 passengers. Boarding takes place at the port on the Bay  "Under the Shadow", about 7 km before the glacier viewpoint. It is highly recommended to complete the visit to the glacier with  this navigation. Lunch at Nativos de la Patagonia Restaurant. 



OR Tired of ice? Spend a day at a local estancia: Frias Hill Outdoor Activities with lunch - Located about 23 km from El Calafate and being part of Alice Ranch, Frías Hill is a great option to enjoy the fauna and flora and 360 degrees of unforgettable images. The tour begins from downtown hotels to “El Quincho”, the meeting point where participants are divided into groups according to the previously selected activities.


HORSEBACK RIDING: The ride begins crossing a meadow to start ascending through the Southern slope. A few minutes later, the Centinela Valley and Torres del Paine can be appreciated. Moving uphill, getting 600mts high, it will be possible to see cattle and wild animals like guanacos, hares, foxes, armadillos, and skunks. At this height, breath-taking views of the Argentino Lake, Torres del Paine, the Rico Canal and the valley of Anita Ranch will be the bonus track!



TREKKING: From the “Quincho”, the guides begin different circuits that adapt to visitors’ needs and skills. Hiking through the Southern slope, it may be possible to appreciate the Centinela Valley, Argentino Lake, Rico Canal, and Torres del Paine. The landscape combines steppe and lenga forest, house of plenty of plants and animals ready to be discovered by adventurers’ keen eyes.


Day 15 - March 20, 2026

CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES

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After breakfast, pick up from your hotel for a private transfer to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires. Reception and private transfer to hotel, and enjoy a dinner tango show tonight! 



Tonight, dinner and Tango show at Rojo Tango - Located inside the exclusive Faena Hotel, Rojo Tango - A cabaret designed by Phillippe Starck - is passion, madness and glamour in a history that ends transforming itself into a legend.  Rojo Tango is a fascinating proposal that seduces all the senses combining sounds, fragrances, colors, movements and flavors. Three course dinner & live Tango Show, with private transfers and drinks included.


FAENA HOTEL - double room


Day 16 - March 21, 2026

BUENOS AIRES 

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After breakfast, enjoy a private tour of the highlights of the city, followed by lunch. 


Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in both Latin America and the world.

  • Visit Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site and witness of our country’s political history. H ere we’ll visit the Pink House.

  • Presidential Palace.

  • The Cabildo, our primitive town hall.

  • Neoclassical-style Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home  of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín.

  • We’ll come across sumptuous French palaces again in Palermo Chico.

  • The area of Palermo best known for its large parks designed  by celebrated landscape architects, such as the illustrious Frenchman Charles Thays.

  • In Retiro and Recoleta, we will learn about the dream of our local aristocrats in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they  sought to build a small-scale Paris in the heart of Buenos Aires.

  • After visiting the impressive Plaza San Martín, where Jorge Luis  Borges used to take his walks, we’ll stroll down Avenida Alvear, chosen by the world’s most distinguished brands to install their  exclusive boutiques, looking up to see the many wonderful French-style palaces which nowadays house a number of embassies.

  • Finally,  we’ll admire the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. We’ll make a stop at Eva Peron’s grave, one of the country’s most recognizable icons.



We’ll visit Puerto Madero, the latest addition to the city’s barrios. We’ll then head for San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It used to be the residential district favored by  the upper class until the late 19th century when a yellow fever epidemic caused the wealthier families to leave northwards.

The area was marginalized until the 1970s when many artists and artisans came to San Telmo to install their workshops. Nowadays,  thanks to its amazing architecture and hip atmosphere, this ancient neighborhood is really blooming.


We’ll walk its cobbled  streets, where the city’s Colonial past seems to come back to life, making a stop at Plaza Dorrego, best known for its traditional antiques fair, held every Sunday. Leaving San Telmo behind, we’ll continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighborhoods.  It is a working-class district, heavily shaped by Italian immigrants who came to our country in large numbers during the last quarter of the 19th century. Here, we’ll make a special visit to the mythical Caminito Street, which sums up everything that gives La Boca its distinctive spirit: the strong passion for soccer, the heavy presence of art and color, and the Tango-esque atmosphere. After touring enjoy a lovely meal at a local bodegon, one of the city’s best steakhouses. 



Day 17 - March 22, 2026

BUENOS AIRES - HOME

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Then private transfer to the airport for your evening flight home. 


Contact Karolina for pricing and questions! INFO@SATEDVENTURES.COM 


-Karolina Guilcapi, founder






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