Cruising Into the Great White on a Tour of Antarctica

The rugged, dreamy landscape of ice sheets, snowy mountains, and submerged icebergs, makes a tour to Antarctica a true adventure. As you make your way through polar waters, past ice floes and ancient glaciers, you’ll be awestruck at the abundant wildlife that thrives in this harsh, frozen habitat. Watch a rookery of native Adélie penguins build rocky nests, walk along colonies of breeding fur seals congregated on black sand beaches, or gaze in wonder at the incredible wingspan of a wandering albatross gliding overhead.

Trips to Antarctica are only possible between November and March. This is the summer season and from December to February the austral sun gifts the region 20-hours of daylight. Temperatures rise and some ice melts, allowing ships through.

Any journey to this dazzling white landscape of Earth’s most remote continent is an expedition. Let an Enchanting Travels consultant handhold you through the planning and execution of this voyage of a lifetime. We offer a choice of cruises on small ships with glass-domed observation lounges or all-boutique suite vessels with plush interiors and top-deck viewing platforms. On-board enjoy state-of-the-art amenities, gourmet meals, saunas, and a well-stocked library.

Choose to fly from Punta ArenasChile to Frei Station on gorgeous King George Island, avoiding sailing across the choppy waters of the Southern Ocean’s Drake Passage. Or sail the whole way starting your luxury cruise in UshuaiaArgentina, the southernmost tip of South America. Either way, set aside a few days to explore these far-flung gateways to the white continent.

Day trips on Zodiac rafts or kayaks take you through Antarctica’s smaller channels and permit shore landings. Each expedition is unique, determined by the weather and wildlife, and made richer by the presence of passionate polar naturalists, who also arrange engaging lectures on the geology, history, flora, and fauna of the region. Stops include former whaling outposts and research stations set against majestic mountains, and sites like Elsehul BaySalisbury PlainsDrygalski Fjord, and more. Listen to the squawking of Cuverville Island’s gentoo penguins, which sport vivid orange beaks. On Deception Island forget the biting cold, and soak in a geothermal hot spring. The still waters of narrow Lemaire Channel, flanked by steep glacial cliffs, provide an altogether different view of this unique land. Antarctica is truly a pristine environment beyond compare.

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Southern Latitudes, Landscapes and Wildlife

13 Days: $ 12,950 / person
On this vacation, travel to the glacier cleaved lands of remote Patagonia. Beginning at the colossal glaciers of Torres del Paine, travel to the stunning Perito Moreno, discover penguin colonies at the end of the world, and sail in a spectacular land of snow – Antarctica!
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Wings Over Chile and Antarctica

14 Days: $ 22,700 / person
With this Patagonia and Antarctica vacation, discover Patagonia’s crown jewel – Torres del Paine, and Antarctica – the land of eternal winter. Apart from scenic flights over these stunning southern latitudes, you also have the opportunity to get up close with luxury cruising past snow white mountains, glaciers and ice floes.
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Adventures of the Southern Ocean: Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

25 Days: $ 32,295 / person
Explore iconic sights on this South America and Antarctica cruise vacation! With visits to the stunning Iguazu Falls, pristine Ushuaia, and the awe-inspiring glacial land of Antarctica, experience some of the best natural wonders in this part of the world.
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