There is only one true wilderness left on Earth, and it’s damn cold. Like being trapped in the belly of one big unflavoured icy-pole, you would think a trip down to the south-est of the south is for but the bravest of the brave. Surely that’s why Antarctica’s early explorers were so legendary? But what if you could discover this pristine frozen paradise from the warmth and comfort of an expedition vessel? Where you can be ferried to shore in a zippy Zodiac, and where a chef ensures the onset of scurvy is kept well at bay? In this nine-day adventure, experience everything that this unbelievable continent has to offer, from penguins, to ice, to seals, to ice, to albatross, to ice… The Antarctic magic awaits. Antarctica has long called to explorers and now you too can follow the call on this remote adventure to the icy shores of the seventh continent. Kick things off in Punta Arenas, Chile, before flying over the Drake Passage and heading straight for King George Island. Don’t worry, you’ll traverse the Drake by boat on your return. Explore remote outposts on King George Island and then travel south by boat, where you’ll take Zodiac rides to seek out all kinds of wildlife including seals, penguins, whales and birds. Experience this otherworldly environment surrounded by ice floes, glaciers and frigid waters.

Highlights

With a direct four-hour flight from Punta Arenas, getting to Antarctica has never been so easy

Pass through the mighty Drake Passage, a rite of passage for generations of Antarctic explorers and adventurers

The Antarctica Peninsula is one of the most unspoiled places on Earth. See abundant species of whales, seabirds, seals and penguins in their natural habitat on regular Zodiac excursions

A diversity of possible landing sites and activities allows you to see the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula from multiple perspectives

On-board educational presentations by polar specialists provide great context to the trip

Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins