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Pristine in its isolation and dramatically beautiful, Antarctica is covered in perpetual ice several kilometres thick. Its freezing waters teem with spectacular wildlife, pursuing a frenzied race to breed during the four short months of summer.

It takes several days to sail from Cape Horn to the Antarctic Peninsula, crossing the notorious Drake Passage in the wake of great polar explorers like Scott and Shackleton. No-one who experiences this extraordinary journey will forget their first glimpse of ice so dense it looks blue, the sheer walls and flat tops of huge tabular icebergs, massive ice shelves and glacial valleys, against a backdrop of mountains that have never been climbed.

Intrepid adventurers can paddle a kayak through the narrow channels between ice floes or camp ashore in the immense emptiness of an Antarctic night, falling asleep to the sounds of wind blowing and ice cracking.

Wildlife watching here is outstanding - sea birds, whales, dolphins and seals attracted by the millions of krill that stock the oceans in abundance. The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) are home to vast colonies of penguins, raising their chicks on white sand beaches, albatross, sea lions, orcas and elephant seals. Longer cruises can include South Georgia, a protected marine ecosystem of exceptional biodiversity with the largest king penguin rookery on earth.


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The wildlife is outstanding in Antarctica's surrounding oceans - penguins, whales, albatross and orcas are all long-established residents. Longer cruises also visit South Georgia, home to the largest king penguin rookery on earth.



Kayak around peaceful bays through narrow channels, admiring the icebergs and playful penguins. The more adventurous may like to try camping on the uninhabited white continent itself, an experience like no other.

Natural splendour

Natural splendour

Marvel at the icy blue structures floating along silently, each sculpted by the elements highlighting nature's grandeur. Antarctica is like no other place on earth, hauntingly beautiful and simply stunning.

Open QuoteWe're home and had a brilliant trip. We loved Buenos Aires, the cruise to Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions was fantastic and a couple of nights on an estancia in the Pampas was the perfect way to end before flying home. We were very lucky with the weather and over the moon with all elements of the cruise. There were 120 passengers on board the ship which was a very good number, and it was a nice mix of nationalities. The ship, Greg Mortimer, was very comfortable, the food was very good, and the expedition team and all the staff on board were excellent. The kayaking was great and camping on shore for a night was a unique experience. We have 1000's of photos and lots of wonderful memories. Thank you so much for all you did in helping to put the trip together - a great success.Close Quote - JD

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