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Published On: Mon, Jul 30th, 2018

5 Reasons To Go On A Cruise To Antarctica

Antarctica is a perfect place for studying Earth. Its magnificent icebergs, mountain chains and South Polar Plateau impress people throughout the world, while the temperature, winds and the weather as if caution against making a journey to this place. Antarctica is a region of boundless opportunities and power which amazes with its landscapes, wildlife and history. It is the most isolated continent on Earth and an expedition to the South Pole region should be considered carefully by the people who know this place insight out.

photo/ Martin Fuchs

A Chance To Get Familiar With Antarctica

Freedom, sense of peace and reunion with nature – all this accompanies every tourist who makes a journey to Antarctica. Going on an antarctica cruise travelers are ready to see something breathtaking, something that will be kept in their memory forever. And indeed, tours to Antarctica are the most impressive ones, in spite of the freezing cold and heavy weather conditions. What will tourists be able to do making a journey to this region?

You may begin your journey in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the end of the world. The city is surrounded by mountains and fruitful plains. Here, you will definitely be amazed by Tierra del Fuego National Park, its rich flora and fauna: beavers, albatrosses, penguins. Drake Passage will also make your trip unforgettable. Crossing it, you will gain emotions you have never experienced before. Turbulence will make your journey incredibly exciting and definitely keep it in your memory forever.   

Antarctic Peninsula is another must-visit place. High mountain range, breathtaking icebergs and wildlife make it so appealing and attract tourists throughout the world. Here, you will get a chance to see whales and sea cows, take a look at penguin rookeries and research stations, enjoy the views of multicolored icebergs and gain vivid impressions going canoeing.

On top of that, there are several other reasons for making a journey to Antarctica:

  • Scuba diving. This is one of the most impressive activities you may be engaged in while going on a tour to Antarctica. Sea butterflies and sea hedgehog, crabs and bright fish will make your diving experience unforgettable.
  • Kayaking. A little kayaking experience and physical fitness are required. Antarctic Peninsula lets kayakers enjoy breathtaking views and the beauty of the South Pole region.
  • Photo training. This continent is an excellent place for making unique photos – numerous virgin territories, spectacular landscapes and beautiful animals make Antarctica so popular with photographers from all around the world.
  • Snowshoe walk. It is a simple activity which requires no physical fitness, but allows travelers enjoy their journey to Antarctica.
  • Climbing Antarctic Mountains. Such kind of activity will be a catch for thrill-seekers and hardy people. You will be equipped with ropes and swiveling hooks, helmets, fall arrest harness and other special items.

Antarctica is a place of renewal which will help you open new horizons. Going on a cruise, you spend a few days without phones or work, but allot your time to gaining positive emotions, expiring wildlife and opening boundless opportunities.

Author: Julia Smith

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