From South America, it takes less than two days’ sailing, or two hours’ flying, to enter a world that fills the heart, overloads the senses and imprints your memory forever.
THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA’S west coast offers ice-clad peaks towering over a maze of protected channels; the east coast a vast icecap and strange, fossil-rich islands. From spring to fall, this stunning landscape becomes furious with life as penguins, seals, petrels, and whales arrive to feed and breed.
Spirit of Antarctica 11/12 Days from US$9,700 pp
Antarctic adventures are best enjoyed midsummer, when nearmidnight sun powers an explosion of life along the shore and brightens the thought of camping out, early alpine climbing starts or extended kayaking trips. Penguin highways are busy with traffic as parents hurry to fatten chicks and waterways are alive with whales and seals. We visit historic sites and step onto the most spectacular continent on Earth.
– Penguin colonies alive with nest building – Zodiac cruise amongst watersculpted icebergs – Step ashore the Antarctic continent! – Visit historic huts and scientific stations – Antarctic marine life - seals and whales – Kayak or camp ashore for added adventure! – See Antarctica at its most pristine!