ICY WILDERNESS, UNPARALLELLED WILDLIFE PARK, THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE FOR THE ADVENTURE SEEKER - IT DOESN'T COME ANY BETTER THAN THIS !VIEW THE MAP...
Using the exceptional services of small-ship, Polar cruise companies specialising in nature-based expeditions, come with us to the isolated islands of the Southern Ocean and the pristine Antarctic continent itself. A once-in-a-lifetime epic adventure in a stunning natural world of wild coastlines, massive icebergs, glaciers and mountains; the habitat of king penguins, elephant seals and humpback whales, of Giant petrels and wandering albatross! There will be opportunities to explore actively ashore as well as to relax and enjoy the ambience on-board. Led and assisted by specialist staff ( covering photography, ornithology, wildlife, glaciology and more) you will come away with a greater knowledge and understanding of this very special and fragile part of planet Earth.
The Antarctic Peninsula is where the surreal bursts into life, colonies of penguins just the start of the wildlife immersion. Whales, seals and seabirds also come in a huge abundance and variety. Most cruise itineraries are focused on maximising your time on the Peninsula, where the horizons always glisten white and the sense of wilderness is untouched.
South Georgia is similarly evocative, a gateway to the peninsula that's dominated by squawking colonies and a spine of fjords and alpine peaks. Offering an inspiring contrast, the Falklands blend rural tones with the exotic promise of seabird nesting sights and the full spectrum of penguins.
There are a number of itineraies to choose from ranging between 9 and 24 days. Cruises commence from the cities of Ushuaia (Argentina) or Punta Arenas (Chile) at the very southern tip of the South American continent. Connecting flights may be included from Santiago or Buenos Aires. Dependent on your choice of cruise places visited may include the Chilean fjords, Cape Horn, Drake Passage, the Weddell Sea, Deception Island, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetlands, King George Sound and the Antarctic Peninsula.