Experience the sight of icebergs the size of tower blocks floating past and the thrill of seeing your first humpback whale off the bow of your ship or your first penguin colony on a shore landing.
A voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula is to arrive in one of our planet’s last untouched wildernesses. Aboard your small expedition cruise vessel, cross the Drake Passage, keeping an eye out for whales and albatross, to arrive at the White Continent.
Each day brings a different wildlife encounter to reminisce with your fellow travellers about over dinner. Disembark by inflatable zodiac boat from the ship to land on otherwise inaccessible shores, accompanied by your expert expedition team. Take a short hike through the snow to a vast colony of penguins and spot other Antarctic birds, such as skuas and numerous species of petrels. You may head also to a local research station to meet the scientists who brave the winters here from different nations around the world.
The Antarctic Peninsula is the closest point of the White Continent to the Latin American continent and a phenomenal destination for anyone who has never ventured to the polar regions before for spotting unique wildlife. All along the peninsula’s inlets, bays and outlying islands, you will see colonies of Adelie, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Macaroni and Chinstrap penguins alongside colonies of elephant seals. You might spot a leopard seal lounging on an ice floe or a lone albatross that glides effortlessly for day after day in the wake of your expedition vessel.
We can advise you not just on which cruise ship to go on but which itineraries have the very best expedition guides to make your journey the most memorable holiday of a lifetime, which any journey to the polar regions most definitely is! Not only that but we have been there and done it ourselves, so if you’re not sure what gear to take, how cold it might get or how you get onshore for excursions, we’ll talk you through every aspect of travelling to Antarctica.
Be assured that with us, not only will we use our expertise to help you choose a great Antarctic cruise but we will ensure you have a seamless journey from start to finish, perhaps stopping for a day or two in Buenos Aires to take in some tango or heading out to an authentic ranch in the Pampas to ride out with the gauchos for your ultimate Antarctica holiday.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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