- Antarctica21 is a leading luxury adventure tour operator based in Chile. We run Antarctic Air-Cruises: fly & sail boutique expeditions to Antarctica, Falklands, South Georgia & Cape Horn combining a flight from Chile with a small ship wilderness adventure.
- Our 2 hour flight takes you directly to Antarctica, where you then board your expedition ship. Our 3 small ships are more like private yachts, offering direct access to areas along the Antarctic shore that larger ships simply can’t reach.
- With fewer guests, you get on and off faster, so time ashore is focused where it should be: total immersion in your adventure savoring every moment of a travel experience unlike any other.
- From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, while spotting seabirds, penguin colonies, seals, and whales that call the White Continent home.
- Take part in exploratory Zodiac & Kayak excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Our expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
With its church a national monument, “Pueblo los Domínicos”, resembles a typical Chilean town. Visitors will delight in the wide variety of local handicrafts, antiques, sculpture and foods available.
We invite you to discover the city of Santiago and visit its main tourist attractions. On the central avenue of Alameda, you can appreciate the Presidential Palace, La Moneda a neoclassical building and its surroundings of old government buildings.
Going south of Santiago and still in the metropolitan region, we will find The Maipo Valley, an area with the most fertile and best microclimates in Central Chile for the production of superb wines. The Maipo Valley is located just beside the Maipo River and has beautiful natural surroundings inhabited by farmers that work the land using ancient techniques.
The visit starts at Don Melchor Square, where you are going to be welcomed by a bilingual guide who will invite you to enjoy a panoramic view of Vineyard Pirque.Visitors walk around the ancient park, going back in time while they appreciate the original winery house dating for more than a century, which use to be the residence of the Concha y Toro family. Here was born more than 100 years ago the largest wine company in Chile.
We will leave Santiago towards the Andes driving through a gorge at the mountains foot hills to later climb up through a road with more than 40 curves till we arrive to Farellones, La Parve and El Colorado.
Located 80 kilometers from Santiago, the Casablanca Valley offers a panoramic view of some of this country finest and best vineyard with its beautiful surroundings.This excellent location has a moderate climate because of the pacific coast winds.
As we leave Santiago and go west across route 68 we are going to pass the second most important mountain range in Chile, the “Cordillera de la Costa”. Route 68 is the highway that connects the capital Metropolitan Region to Valparaiso, Chile’s most important port and Viña del Mar, probably the best resort city in central Chile. Along this route we are going to cross the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca, probably the most important on quality white wines production in the country.
Valparaíso, immortalized in the words of Pablo Neruda, is one of South America’s most charismatic and historic ports, with its charming ascensores (funicular railways) and colorful hillside constructions.
Located mostly in the center of the country, the Chilean vineyards have gained worldwide fame and prestige for the quality and variety of their wines. Along the wine country route, visit vineyards such as Concha y Toro, vineyard Errázuriz, Cousiño Macul and vineyard Undurraga, to mention a few. The exceptional climate and terrain of the valleys of Santiago, Aconcagua and Cachapoal allow for a great variety of large and small vineyards that produce prestigious wines for export.
A glacially sculpted valley just southeast of Santiago, Cajon del Maipo makes an excellent day or weekend trip. Whitewater rafting, hiking, and horseback riding are among the activities offered in Santiago’s backyard getaway.
On arriving at El Colorado ski area you will find magnificent ski terrain, remarkable snow conditions and pleasant outdoor temperatures. These conditions are due to a combination of the altitude and latitude which generate excellent powder snow and sunny days. It is not uncommon to have up to 17 feet of snowfall during the ski season.
Metropolitan Park, the Green Garden of Santiago, comprises 1,784 acres and a Zoo, and is the biggest urban park in Chile. Funicular and cable carts ride to the top of the San Cristobal Hill offering great views of Santiago. The Park’s mission is to improve citizens’ lives by preserving an amazing natural environment enhanced by touches of art, culture and sports.
The Portillo ski resort is like a cruise ship nestled in the magnificent Andean peaks. With no neighboring towns, Portillo is a totally self-contained mecca for skiing or snowboarding, socializing and relaxing, in a natural environment that is nothing less than spectacular.
Valle Nevado lies at an altitude of 10,000 feet, amidst incredibly breathtaking landscapes in the Andes Mountains. With an abundance of sun and quality snow, it is the largest skiable acreage in the Southern Hemisphere. Perfect for snowboarding too.
Antarctica21 offers boutique wilderness adventures in Antarctica and the sub Antarctic islands; Falklands, South Georgia & Cape Horn. Our Antarctica air cruises & sea voyages are operated with luxury small expedition ships that offer a wide range of experiences ashore. We feature 6 bespoke itineraries that you can choose from for your Antarctic adventure. We pioneered the air cruise to Antarctica (between Punta Arenas, the main urban centre of Chilean Patagonia, & the Antarctic Station President Eduardo Frei Montalva) and understand all the complexities of ensuring a smooth, safe, enjoyable adventure. Our team has completed many Antarctica air cruises, and we know the region intimately and love sharing our expertise with guests. What’s more, this destination is our backyard; our company was founded in Punta Arenas Chile, the traditional gateway for the first Antarctic explorers, and it remains an ideal base of operations today.
Our fleet includes 3 luxury boutique expedition ships: the Magellan Explorer, Ocean Nova & Hebridean Sky. We use 3 similar aircraft for flight operations: the BAE 146-200, AVRO RJ 85, and AVRO RJ 100. Our air cruise takes you over the Drake Passage avoiding the discomfort of a rough sea crossing. You reach Antarctica in 2 hours, rather than 2 days, and are quickly immersed in the beauty of the White Continent. Our small expedition vessels are more like private yachts, offering direct access to areas along the Antarctic shore that larger ships simply can’t reach. We have fewer guests, so you get on and off faster, and your time ashore is focused where it should be: savoring every moment of a bucket list travel experience.
Redesigned guest rooms and suites continue to showcase Santiago’s mix of skyscrapers and mountains through picture windows, yet with a style that reflects the cosmopolitan, refined aesthetic of the hotel’s El Golf neighborhood. Club Level rooms and suites includes access to the exclusive lounge.
The Deluxe Rooms feature magnificent vistas over the city of Santiago and spacious designs with separate bathtub and shower. Room facilities include an in-room safe, 37 inch plasma TV, radio, stereo and iPod dock, multi line speakerphones with voicemail and available wired or wireless internet access.
The Club Rooms offer access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge with daily culinary and beverage presentations, and beautiful views overlooking the city with additional views on the Club Level. Room facilities include an in-room safe, 37 inch plasma TV, radio, stereo and iPod dock, multi line speakerphones with voicemail and available wired or wireless internet access.
The Junior Suites offer exclusive Club Lounge access, and separate living room area with beautiful views overlooking the city. Room facilities include an in-room safe, 37 inch plasma TV, radio, stereo and iPod dock, multi line speakerphones with voicemail and available wired or wireless internet access.
The Executive Suite offers exclusive Club Lounge access, and separate living room area with beautiful views overlooking the city. Room facilities include an in-room safe, 37 inch plasma TV, radio, stereo and iPod dock, multi line speakerphones with voicemail and available wired or wireless internet access.
The Presidential Suite offers exclusive Club Lounge access, and a large floor plan with separate bedroom, living room and sitting areas, with beautiful, soaring views overlooking the city. Room facilities include an in-room safe, 37 inch plasma TV, radio, stereo and iPod dock, multi line speakerphones with voicemail and available wired or wireless internet access.
Those seeking a balance of incredible food and elegant ambience likely end up in Santiago’s Las Condes. Set amid this vibrant neighborhood is The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, whose culinary contributions include farm-to-table cuisine, pisco cocktails and a decadent Afternoon Tea.
Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises to the latest Polar Code specifications. For our air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has capacity for 73 guests accommodated in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. Most cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one queen-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with a shower and heated floors.
The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching. The fitness center aboard Magellan Explorer has been designed and built by the professionals at Anytime Fitness, the world’s only fitness company with boutique gyms in all seven continents.
Hebridean Sky is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. The ship was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small ships in the world. For our air-cruises, Hebridean Sky accommodates 75 passengers. The ship offers a classically elegant base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Suites in eight different categories of accommodation are spacious, with premium appointments throughout.
Each Suite features a sitting area, a private bathroom, a picture window, and two twin beds that, on request, can be joined to form a queen-size bed (cabins 601 and 602 only offer a queen-size bed). A number of Suites include private balconies. Triple cabins feature a sofa bed suitable for individuals who are no more than 1.70 m (5′ 6″) tall. Public areas include “The Club” lounge, a library, a presentation lounge with audio-visual facilities, a dining room, an outdoor cafe, a medical clinic, a wraparound deck, and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats.
Ocean Nova is a sturdy and nimble expedition vessel. This ship was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. It has a strengthened hull that is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship was fully refurbished in 2006 and since then has benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements. For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has capacity for 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins.
The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin Cabins, and Triple Cabins. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.
We use three similar aircraft for flight operations: the BAE 146-200, the AVRO RJ 85, and the AVRO RJ 100. These aircraft were manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). They are high-wing aircraft with short runway requirements, which means they are particularly suited for this kind of destination. They are operated by Aerovías DAP, which has more than 25 years of experience flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.
Ritz Carlton Santiago has a roof top swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, sauna, steam baths, Jacuzzi, three massage rooms, four restaurants, lounges, grand ballroom and business centre.
Rooftop swimming pool.
Guests may easily maintain their fitness routines before or after the meeting at The Ritz–Carlton, Santiago. Whether the preference is for an invigorating swim‚ a weight training workout‚ jogging on a treadmill or outdoors, guests may continue a familiar schedule or start a new exercise program.
Chile’s capital offers a unique landscape, one where the snow-capped Andes share the same land as the sandy beaches. Taking in this Santiago scene from the roof of the hotel is its luxury spa, a sprawling retreat where fitness and wellness go hand-in-hand. Topped by a glass cupola, the spa offers a full menu of treatments, including massages and facials, a heated indoor lap pool, an outdoor terrace and fitness center.
Santiago may appeal to adults, but it offers plenty for young, curious minds, too. With its Ritz Kids program, this family-friendly hotel encourages kids to explore and engage through daily activities highlighting the culture and nature of Chile.