Luxury travel to Antarctica just got easier on Ker & Downey’s Fly-Cruise adventure. This sweeping 13-day journey was created for travelers in search of the beauty of southern Patagonia and an expedient way to cross off the Seventh Continent from their travel bucket list. It guarantees an unforgettable Chile and Antarctica experience at every turn.

Antarctica Fly-Cruise Adventure with Ker & Downey

Suggested journey at a glance: 13 days/12 nights including overnights in Santiago, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas, and five nights on an Antarctica fly-cruise.

This suggested itinerary is just one way to see Antarctica on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. Contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on an Antarctica fly-cruise.

Santiago, Chile

Your Chile & Argentina Fly-Cruise begins in Chile’s capital city of Santiago. An entire day is dedicated to discovering the colorful port town of Valparaíso. Explore its flower-lined streets and Victorian architecture, as well as the famous Flower Clock and Quinta Vergara of Viña del Mar. En route back to Santiago, stop in the Casablanca Valley for some wine tasting at the local wineries.

Chilean Patagonia


Your pre-cruise journey continues with three days in Chilean Patagonia. The stunning Singular Patagonia lodge serves as your launching pad as you explore the region, including the fascinating Torres del Paine National Park nearby. Additional activities include hiking, biking, and horseback riding through the 37,000 acres of private nature reserve surrounding the hotel. You can also set out by boat to the nearby fjords from the hotel’s dock.



Bookended by overnights in Punta Arenas, your Antarctica Fly-Cruise takes off with a two-hour charter flight to King George Island. Here you will embark your impressive expedition vessel, the impressive Magellan Explorer. Accommodating just 73 air-cruise passengers, this modern ship will be your Antarctica home-away-from-home on your five-day expedition.

Your Antarctica cruise takes you between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs. Each day you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels, and landing sites. With wildlife always at the forefront, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales, and search for a number of southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. No luxury travel to Antarctica journey is the same, so flexibility is key. The Magellan Explorer expedition team takes advantage of the ever-changing weather and migratory routes to provide the most exhaustive overview of the exciting Antarctic environment.

A quick flight back to Punta Arenas from King George Island allows you to once again bypass the Drake Passage and begin your journey home. We have no doubt that you will leave filled with awe from your Antarctica adventures.

Custom Trips to Antarctica

Ready to enjoy luxury travel to Antarctica on an exclusive Fly-Cruise Adventure? Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your luxury travel to Antarctica and the Southern Patagonia region. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Antarctica at the Ker & Downey Difference.