The fifth largest, the coldest, windiest and driest continent on the planet - if these aren't tempting enough, voyage to Antarctica for the penguins, the whales and the seals.
Antarctica is home to some of the world's most extraordinary species including enormous whales, the Weddell seal and the emperor penguin. Antarctica can be described as a vast white wilderness of surreal remoteness, extreme and perpetual cold and heart-stopping views. Experiences in Antarctica may include whale-watching, climbing and conquering Antartic peaks, kayaking in the icy waters and experiencing the wonders of Antarctica's groundbreaking glaciers and polar ice caps. The sheer size and grandeur of Antarctica is powerful and overwhelming, a glistening and untouched land of floating ice towers and distinct wildlife. It is simply incomparable to any other place on earth.
This individuality and harshness makes Antarctica a must see destination and what better way to do so than on a cruise through the tranquil waters of the Antarctic ocean. It is a land of inspiration, bound to provoke appreciation of the parts of the world that never cease to amaze. An Antarctic cruise will give you the opportunity to meet the penguins on Snow Hill Island, encounter the water's fascinating whales and cruise the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor.
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- Ushuaia - Ushuaia
- Antarctic Ocean,South America
- November 2017 - January 2018
The mountainous Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of Antarctica which stretches towards South America. The Ice Sheet provides one of the most unique destinations worldwide and visitors can see the vast array of wildife which exists such as penguins in addition to various species of whales and seals. The Antarctic Peninsula offers stunning natural landscape complete with ice capped mountains and icebergs. Due to the relatively mild climate (in summer up to +3 ° C) many research stations are based here.Highlights of Antarctic Peninsula
- Enjoy the spectacular natural scenery of the Peninsula
- Witness the vast array of wildlife in their natural habitat>
- Explore Antarctica by kayak for an outdoor experience like no other
Ushuaia, the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego is Argentina's southernmost city and is often referred to as the 'End of the World'. The city has become increasingly popular with tourists in recent times. The Tierra del Fuego National Park offers spectacular scenery as well as the popular End of the World Train ride throughout the park. Wonder at the beautiful sight of the city and the nature from atop the Martial Glacier. The Maritime Museum, a former prison is now a museum showcasing the impressive history of Ushuaia and Tierra del FuegoHighlights of Ushuaia
- Explore the beautiful National Park of Tierra del Fuego
- Witness the impressive Antarctic ecosystem
- Learn about the history of the region at the Maritime Museum
The Drake Passage is a strait between the southern tip of South America and the northern tip of Antarctica. It connects the Atlantic with the Pacific Ocean and was called after the explorer Sir Francis Drake. Crossing the Drake Passage can be difficult for some passengers so it is recommended to come prepared.