Antarctica

Expeditions to the ultimate frontier

You don't take a holiday to Antarctica ‒ you make a trip of a lifetime. This colossal frozen netherworld is bigger than the USA. The sun doesn’t rise for six months of the year and it's constant daylight the rest. It's the most untouched, alien place on our planet ‒ but the rewards are exceptional. Antarctica’s landscapes are surreal: utterly immense rolling icefields, icebergs the size of stadiums, glassy seas deeper than a skyscraper.

Its wildlife is abundant and utterly unperturbed by people. Armies of penguins waddle across the ice, train-sized humpback whales and orcas breach from the inky depths, seals flounder on the snowfields. On a calm day, when the sunlight bounces off every surface, the silence is all-encompassing. It's like nowhere else on earth.

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Antarctica

Responsible travel to the White Continent

In this ever-shrinking world, where almost anywhere is just a plane ride from everywhere else, contemporary culture puts a special premium on the earth’s last true frontiers. Those few places where mother nature still reigns supreme and the “wilderness” takes its original, true meaning.

And among those few final frontiers, where else is as remote and untouched as Antarctica? While the rest of the planet teems with humanity, this vast, silent continent at the absolute end of the earth has been virtually untouched by mankind. A frozen wilderness, but one that is home to a surprising amount of terrestrial and marine life.

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Antarctica routes

Suggested tours & itineraries from our experts

Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia | Drake Passage | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland
Approx. 11 days
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Patagonia Fjords, Antarctica & Falklands

Punta Arenas | Cape Horn | Drake Passage | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland | Falkland Islands
Approx. 18 days
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

Puerto Madryn | Falkland Islands | South Georgia | South Shetland Islands | Antarctic Peninsula | Ushuaia
Approx. 20 days
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Antarctica & Ross Sea Expedition

Hobart | Balleny Islands | Cape Adare | Terra Nova Bay | Ross Ice Shelf | Coulman Island | Christchurch
Approx. 23 days
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Chile to Antarctic Cruise

Santiago | Punta Arenas | Drake Passage | Cape Horn | Torres del Paine | Puerto Edén | Castro | Valparaiso
Approx. 11 days
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