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Antarctica

Introduction

Surrounded by the Southern Ocean and divided in two by the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in the area at 14 million sq km, twice the size of Australia. A frozen continent where about 98% of it is covered by ice that averages at least 1.9 kilometers in thickness, Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent

It is considered a snow desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8 inches) along the coast and far less inland. The temperatures can reach as low as −89 °C because of which there are no permanent human residents over here. The continent is only home to 1,000 to 5,000 people who reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Antarctica is one of our Exploration journeys and we offer both cruise and flight journeys to Antarctica. Ladies and gentlemen, this is literally the last frontier on the Earth, and something you would surely not want to miss in your lifetime.



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Holiday Ideas

We will start with a warning, last couple of them are a (bit) crazy for most people!

  • Kayaking at Gerlache coastline - You can try Kayaking at the Gerlache coastline, which is the most peaceful experience that one can have during a trip to Antarctica. Surrounded by the pristine glaciers, clear blue sky and snow-clad mountains, Gerlache coastline is the most beautiful place in Antarctica where one can spot whale, seal, orca, minke at water level. Sighting marine life in Antarctica is something that one should not miss. One can also do Kayaking over here.
  • Hangout with Penguins - Penguins are the star wildlife attractions of Antarctica. The Falkland Islands in Antarctica are home for six species of penguins namely Gentoo, Adelie, Macaroni, Rockhopper, Chinstrap, and Emperor. Watch Penguins venturing in their natural habitat.
  • Cruising among the icebergs - A sturdy, small, and inflatable boat ride will take visitors among the snow-covered mountains, glaciers, and icebergs. One can easily spot penguins, leopard seals, and other marine creatures here. This boat ride is very popular among photographers.
  • Research Centre visit - There are various research centers in Antarctica to study ecology, meteorology, physics, seismology, biology, and glaciology. Some cruise ships to Antarctica, take visitors for a research center visit at the Vernadsky Research Base at Galindez Island.
  • Dip in icy water - This is one of the enthralling and terrifying activities of Antarctica excursion that will give you a lifetime memory. Wear a bathing suit and jump into the chilly water of Antarctica and enjoy swimming in the freezing water.
  • Scuba Diving - Antarctica excursion includes scuba diving to see the underwater iceberg view, corals, crystal clear water, and marine life. scuba diving is a more thrilling experience than taking a dip into the freezing water of Antarctica.


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