Covered almost entirely by ice, this extraordinary and breathtakingly beautiful white wilderness is a dream destination for travellers. If its meditative peacefulness is not enough, one can partake in some exciting adventure and wildlife activities in this region. One can kayak between icebergs, take the ‘polar plunge’ and swim in sub-zero waters, or scuba dive. Wildlife lovers can witness new life being born (including fluffy white seals and downy grey penguin chicks), observe the seals, photograph native birds, and meet the penguins.
Some of the important destinations on this continent include:
- Antarctic Peninsula: The northern-most part of Antarctica, it has the mildest climate on this continent. It is a major breeding ground for seabirds, seals and penguins.
- South Georgia: A small sub–Antarctic Island, this remote destination offers astonishing wildlife (whales, wandering albatross, seals, etc), a rich history, and staggering king penguin colonies.
- South Shetland Islands: These are a chain of four main island groups (some volcanic), including 11 major islands and several minor ones.
- Falkland Islands: Encircled by the South Atlantic, these islands consist of East Falkland and West Falkland as well as hundreds of smaller islands.
Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams (16 Days)
Revel in the power and simplicity of nature – watch breaching whales from the comfort of your suite or paddle around the surprisingly colourful and staggeringly beautiful icebergs and glaciers. Enjoy interesting lectures by knowledgeable experts to discover the many facets of this riveting region.
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ROUTING: PUERTO WILLIAMS - SOUTH GEORGIA - DRAKE PASSAGE - ELEPHANT ISLAND - ANTARCTIC PENINSULA - SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS - DRAKE PASSAGE - CAPE HORM - PUERTO WILLIAMS
Silversea Luxury Cruise (11 Days)
The heart-stopping landscape of Antarctica is made up of frigid waters, huge rivers of ice and gigantic glaciers that loom overhead. And yet who has not dreamed at least once in their life of visiting the white wilderness? Join this cruise for an unforgettable adventure and explore a region that remains a mystery to many.
ROUTING: USHUAIA - DRAKE PASSAGE - SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS - ANTARCTIC PENINSULA - SOUTH SHETLAND ISALNDS - DRAKE PASSAGE - USHUAIARequest Detailed Package