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Earth's final frontier, Antarctica is all-at-once ruthless, unforgiving and powerful, the scene of colossal ice shelves and haunting mountain ranges.
Antarctica is undeniably one of the most spectacular regions in the world, its staggering remoteness and ethereal beauty making this the unlikely habitat of a myriad of wildlife. Here, Emperor penguins jostle for space alongside Southern elephant seals, whilst humpback whales feed in the nutrient-rich icy waters. With activities ranging from snowshoeing to sea kayaking, a visit to this extraordinary continent is not without its challenges; but the memories will be sure to last a lifetime.
Getting here is no easy feat, but this is what adds to its appeal. With flights from Punta Arenas in Chile and ship passages from Argentina's Ushuaia, Antarctica can ideally be combined with either destination. Expedition cruises take place during the summer months of October to March, where you'll be able to experience the phenomenal 'midnight sun'; in other words, the sun never sets.
The best time to travel to Antarctica is during the summer months of October and March when the wildlife is most active and there are up to 24 hours of daylight.
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring scenery of Antarctica on an exciting expert-led kayak tour where you can marvel at the towering glaciers and encounter incredible marine wildlife intimately.
Dive into the world lurking beneath the surface on an exhilarating snorkelling excursion and experience a different perspective of Antarctica. Admire the deep-seated bright blue glaciers and keep an eye out for dashing penguins passing by and other marine life such as seals and jellyfish.
Comprised of 11 major islands and several smaller ones, the South Shetland Islands are a collection of islands of volcanic origin located within the Drake Passage. Unmissable attractions include the volcanic bath on Deception Island, the wildlife-dense Hannah Point on Livingstone Island and Ongal Peak, also located on Livingstone Island.
Visit an Emperor penguin rookery and observe thousands of these beautiful endemic birds swimming, feeding and playing with their young in their own natural habitat. A visit to a penguin rookery provides spectacular photography opportunities against a gorgeous backdrop of dramatic cliffs and icebergs.
Camp in one of the most isolated and desolate regions on the planet, a truly unparalleled experience that few have the privilege of undertaking. Wake up to curious penguins lurking by your tent and the peculiar sound of cracks emitting from glaciers in the distance.
Best Time To Travel:
November - March