Almost entirely covered by a thick layer of ice and the coldest continent on the planet, it nevertheless is home to a fascinating ecosystem including penguins, blue whales, orcas, colossal squid, fur seals and birds. The landscapes are incredible - silent and vast - and all this can be appreciated from a variety of comfortable ships which cruise from the southern tip of Argentina to this immense wilderness.Time is spent both on land (accessed by small boats from your ship) and at sea, with expert guides to ensure you get the most out of your trip.

CHARLIE LOCKWOOD

Antarctica Specialist

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An Antarctic expedition is truly a once in a lifetime journey to one of the last great wildernesses. The fragile frozen continent offers an experience that few others have enjoyed. Walk around penguin colonies, wander through shipwrecked remains, glide between towering blue icebergs in tiny boats and watch humpback whales playing in the freezing water. 

You'll likely board your expedition ship at Ushuaia, in Patagonia's tip. Consider extending your stay here to explore the magnificent scenery on horseback or on foot. The steppe landscape with its dramatic rock formations and lakes is a sight to behold. View our suggested Patagonia itinerary for more details.

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