HIGHLIGHTS OF ANTARCTICA
Wildlife encounters. Breeching whales, fights between elephant seals, penguin chicks chasing their parents for food, giant albatross and a screeching array of birdlife: stepping into Antarctica is like stepping into an entirely different world.
This is a great way to get close to curious seals and penguins, in the water and on the icy shoreline.
Spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The Antarctic’s location on the globe means that the ethereal sunrises and sunsets go on for hours at a time, and at certain times of year the sun doesn’t set at all.
Thermal springs. The guides can dig out hot water from the volcanic earth on the shoreline which you can sit in, and if you’re brave you can then have a dip in the icy Antarctic waters.
The most hardcore of explorers can follow in the footsteps of the original Antarctic pioneers and spend the night under canvas.
Darwin’s theory in action. The animal skeletons littering the shore give you a glimpse of nature at its most harsh.