Highlights - Explore the windswept wildlife haven of the Falkland Islands; Follow Shackleton’s trek on South Georgia and visit a king penquin colony before continuing to the Antarctic Peninsula. Read more ...
For those dreaming of genuine adventure, Antarctica has long been considered the last frontier. This pristine landscape of mountains and glaciers remains largely untouched by civilization, yet this once-remote destination has now moved to the top of many travellers' lists of places to visit. Read more ...
Buenos Aires - British Airways or Iberia (via Madrid) and onwards to Ushuaia
14 hours to Buenos Aires
GMT -3 hours
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
The months that visits are feasible are the austral summer months of November to March, when daily temperatures average from -4°C to 7°C.
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You're heading to earth's last frontier - a thrilling, impossibly photogenic adventure to Antarctica's icebergs, glacier-carved coves and snow-kissed mountains, ringed by freezing ocean. But visiting the pristine White Continent doesn't mean skimping on comfort. Far from it. We're A&K and luxury adventure is our signature.
We charter the sleek, contemporary Le Boreal and reconfigure it into the Antarctic's only all-balcony stateroom and suite expedition ship - you can even have butlers to arrange your cabin cocktails and spa therapies. It has state-of-the-art navigation, safety and stabilization technology to minimise the effect of rough water, and offers the ultimate eco-friendly voyage; A&K has blazed a trail to protect the fragile environment - yet is small enough to ensure unlimited access for shore excursions, including narrow fjords off-limits to larger ships.
But an Abercrombie & Kent Antarctic cruise is about far more than Le Boreal. Our team is hugely experienced - on average, each team member has spent 17 years visiting the Antarctic - from the acclaimed conservationists leading the expeditions, to the naturalists driving our Zodiacs and on-board marine biologists, climatologists, photographers and ornithologists. We've been taking travellers to the planet's deep south for over 20 years - more than 175 expeditions - with an unblemished track record.
You'll enjoy twice-daily guided excursions in Zodiacs (our groups, maximum 12 guests, are the smallest around), onto the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands including Deception and Paulet. Prepare to gorge on an all-you-can-photograph buffet of landscape and nature.
Suggested Antarctica Accommodation Offers
Antarctica is a trip of a lifetime without question, to be able to fly over the Drake that can take over 4 days to navigate by boat maximising the time to explore and discover this phenomenal continent...
Sea Explorer offers three different itineraries to explore the great beauty of The Antarctic as well as offering adventure options for travellers who desire a very personal experience of kayaking and mountaineering.
For those dreaming of genuine adventure, Antarctica has long been considered the last frontier. This pristine landscape of mountains and glaciers remains largely untouched by civilization...
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Lauren Lees has been wonderful to work with, responsive, informative, and put together a great itinerary. I could not be more pleased, except if she was also our guide. I am sure she would have been fantastic.
- CS, London
Philanthropic Journey's Climate Change Challenge
Is the first departure aboard 'Le Boreal'. Travelers will have the opportunity to present a remotely operated Hyperspectral Irradiance Sensor to Palmer Station to measure the impact of global warming on major types of phytoplankton that grow along the Antarctic Peninsula.
Winter Solstice with Abercrombie & Kent
Relax on a beach in Thailand or explore diverse wildlife in the Galapagos Islands, whatever travel experience you're looking for we've some winter savings to help you get there so this winter get out of drizzly Britain and explore the world with Abercrombie & Kent.