Antarctica Holidays – Steppes Travel announces new Antarctica Fly and Cruise Holidays

Dec. 20, 2006 – Steppes Travel (http://www.steppestravel.co.uk/antarctica-page23.aspx) announces new Antarctica Fly and Cruise Holidays, offering a revolutionary new concept in Antarctica holidays.

Justin Wateridge, MD of Steppes Travel, commented, “We are very pleased to be offering this exciting new way to discover Antarctica. It is a great alternative for those not having the time or not wanting to cross The Drake Passage.”

The Antarctica Fly and Cruise expedition offers a revolutionary new concept in Antarctica travel. Foregoing the 2-day crossing of The Drake Passage, passengers join up with their expeditionary ship in The Southern Shetlands after just a short 3 and a half hour flight from Punta Arenas in Southern Chile and from there begin exploration of Antarctica.

Daily Fly/ Cruise Programme:

Day 1: Fly Punta Arenas to King George Island, South Shetlands. Embark on your expeditionary ship.

Day 2: Morning visit to Aitcho Island and its Gentoo and Antarctic Penguin colonies and then onto Deception Island in the afternoon.

Day 3: Morning visit to the sheltered port of Port Lockroy on Wiencke Island, first used by whalers nearly 100 years ago, then onto Paradise Bay.

Day 4: Early morning cruise through the stunning Lemaire Channel, one of the most scenic areas in Antarctica. Landing and sighting of Petermann Island, the southernmost spot in the trip, with exploration of Cuverville Island in the afternoon.

Day 5: Morning landing at Half Moon Island. Visit to the Arctowski Polish Academy of Science Antarctic Base.

Day 6: Return to King George Island for the flight back to Punta Arenas.

Clients need to be aware that all expeditions carried out in the Antarctic territory are absolutely subject to weather conditions. Antarctic weather is highly unpredictable with swift changes occurring from one minute to another and bears directly on travel in the Continent, despite the advantages of modern technology and advanced forecasting systems.

For tour dates, please contact Steppes Travel on 01285 885333.

About Steppes Travel
Steppes Travel (http://www.steppestravel.co.uk) specialises in arranging tailor made holidays to exotic destinations. All Steppes Travel consultants have first hand and in-depth knowledge of all the countries they cover. For further information, please call 01285 651 010.

For further information, please contact:

Justin Wateridge
Steppes Travel
justin@steppestravel.co.uk
Tel: 01285 651 010

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