Tailor Made Antarctica Tours

Spanning 40 degrees of latitude, and wedged between the Andes and the Pacific, Chile is the very definition of natural diversity. Your luxury Chile tour could include wine-tasting in the Central Valley, unwinding in the serenity of the Atacama, exploring the wilds of Patagonia, or uncovering the mysteries of enigmatic Easter Island. The South America tours below all include some time in Chile. 

10 Day Buenos Aires to Antarctica Tour

3 nights in Buenos Aires, 1 night in Ushuaia, 4 nights aboard the Ocean Nova Ship, 1 night in Punta Arenas

Spend this South America vacation at Argentina's tango-loving capital city, Buenos Aires. Then head to Antarctica, one of the coldest, windiest, driest places on the planet.

11 Day Santiago to Antarctica Tour

3 nights in Santiago, 2 nights in Punta Arenas, 5 nights aboard the Ocean Nova Ship

Spend this South America vacation in Chile’s historic yet cosmopolitan capital city, Santiago. Continue to Antarctica, one of the harshest and most strikingly beautiful places on earth.

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5 incredible Antarctica activities

5 incredible Antarctica activities

Here’s how to make the most out of your Antarctica cruise. Whether you’re paddling its icy waters in a kayak or exploring its snow-covered reaches on foot, you should never be bored.
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Antarctica wildlife highlights: penguins, whales, seals…

Antarctica wildlife highlights: penguins, whales, seals…

Prepare to be charmed by endearing Adélie penguins, wowed by muscular orcas and won over by enigmatic leopard seals. Antarctica isn’t just the coldest, driest and emptiest continent, it’s also home to the most pristine and untouched ecosystem on the planet. You’ll be amazed by the sheer abundance and diversity of life down South. Read on to find out more about the a few of the standouts… Penguins Gentoo, Adélie and Chinstrap penguins are the three remaining members of the Pygoscelis genus and you will likely encounter them all on your cruise. Gentoos are the largest and most numerous of the three, and they’re also the fastest swimmers of all penguins…Attaining speeds of 22mph puts them in the same echelon as Usain Bolt! They’re distinguished by their white ‘bonnets’ and red beaks. Adélies are the most penguin-like of all penguins, so much so that they are almost caricatures of themselves. Named after the wife of French explorer Dumont D’Urville, these small penguins are purely black …
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Experiencing Antarctica is easier than you think

Experiencing Antarctica is easier than you think

What do you get the man who has everything? A ticket to Antarctica of course. With icebergs, penguins, whales and more, it’s the very definition of a bucket list destination. The White Continent. Terra Australis. The Seventh Continent. The coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest place on the planet. There are many ways to describe it, but every single one of them inspires wanderlust. Fortunately, visiting Antarctica has never been easier than it is now… We’ve described two of the most popular itineraries below, but guests who want to spend even longer exploring Antarctica should simply ask one of our Destination Experts about the other possibilities. Option 1: Fly in – 6 days cruising in Antarctica – Fly out This option starts and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile and allows you to a) maximize your time in Antarctica and b) totally avoid the rough and treacherous waters of the Drake Passage. The two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica is an attraction in itself, but the …
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