Classic Antarctica Adventure
Cross the Drake Passage and Explore Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands.From 9500 per person
Antarctica is located at the southernmost part of the Earth. It is the continent that surrounds the South Pole and is situated almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle. It is bordered by the Southern Ocean, and its exact coordinates vary depending on specific locations. The continent is covered by a vast ice sheet and is known for its extreme cold temperatures and unique polar ecosystems.
Antarctica is a desert because it gets very little precipitation, mainly in the form of snow. Despite being icy, it's the world's largest desert due to its low annual rainfall.
Antarctica hosts diverse animals adapted to its extreme cold. Penguins, seals (like Weddell and Leopard seals), whales (including Orcas and Blue whales), and birds (such as Snow petrels and Albatross) inhabit its coasts and waters. Fish like Antarctic toothfish, invertebrates like krill, and microorganisms also thrive. These creatures have evolved unique ways to survive in this harsh environment. All of this teeming wildlife makes Antarctica a fantastic place for a safari.
Antarctica is primarily inhabited by scientific research personnel. The population fluctuates, with approximately 1,100 during the harsh winter and around 4,400 in the milder months (October to February). Additionally, there are about 1,000 staff in nearby waters during this period.
Tourists visiting Antarctica can enjoy scenic cruises, wildlife viewing (penguins, seals, whales), educational lectures, Zodiac boat tours, photography, kayaking, snowshoeing, and even camping. They may also visit research stations and experience unique activities like polar plunges. Strict regulations are in place to protect the environment and wildlife, and visitors must follow guidelines to minimise impact.