Antarctica Luxury Travel Vacation Guide

Consider going to Antarctica for your next vacation destination. Although this might surprise most people, this continent is a popular tourist destination with plenty of things to see and do. You can get to Antarctica by air or sea. One of the most common ways is to take cruise from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Argentina. Ushuaia is the most southerly city in the world, closer to the Antarctic than most Canadian cities are to the arctic, so pack warmly even for the start of your cruise to Antarctica.

Antarctica Icebergs and Deception Island

Sail through icebergs that crash from the ice sheet covering this continent and experience the roughest water in the world as you sail through Drake's Passage. See the penguins decked out in their tuxedoe and visit the warm water wells of Deception Island, the crater of an active volcano that fills with water. You will get a chance to travel to land in a Zodiac and swim in the tepid water.

Half Moon Bay and Errera Channel

Visit a penguin colony on this island and see their nesting grounds at Half Moon Bay. Film the whales in the Errera Channel and land at Nekko Harbour. The sight and the sound of the icebergs breaking off is one you won't soon forget. See the beautiful colors as the sun dances off the snow covered coast and take the Zodiac to the Chilean base at Paradise Bay. The sunset in the Antarctica is a tremendous view with the clouds that seem to form a fan in the sky.

Jougla Bay was once the site of a whaling station and the many whale bones on the ground attest to this. This is the perfect location to see leopard seals on the many ice floes. You can buy postcards and stamps at the base on Goudier Island to send back home or to keep as souvenirs. Climb the hill at Danco Island to see another nest of penguins and take a safari among the icebergs.

Sail round Cape Horn on the return trip and ponder the many sailors that have lost their lives in this stormy sea. Whether flying or by cruise' a trip to Antarctica is one that you will remember for the rest of your life.

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