Active Exploration



Best time to visit: November-March


Type: Educational, Nature, Eye-opening

globe Trip details: $$$$

10-15 Trip Days

Antarctica is the last great wilderness on Earth, a land of towering icebergs, pristine glaciers, and abundant wildlife. National Geographic Expeditions offers unique opportunities to experience this extraordinary continent up close. Home to some of the most stunning scenery on the planet, from icebergs to vast ice shelves to glaciers that stretch as far as the eye can see. Antarctica is a wildlife lover’s paradise, with penguins, seals, whales, and other marine life abundant. National Geographic Expeditions voyages are led by experienced naturalists and scientists who share their knowledge and insights with guests. On your expedition you can:

-Explore by Zodiac and kayak: Get up close to icebergs, wildlife, and other hidden treasures of the Antarctic landscape.
-Visit penguin colonies: See thousands of penguins at a time, from the adorable Adélie penguins to the majestic emperor penguins.
-Hike to remote glaciers and ice shelves: Experience the vastness and power of the Antarctic wilderness on foot.
-Learn about the continent’s unique ecology and history: From its geological formation to its role in climate change, National Geographic Expeditions voyages provide guests with a comprehensive understanding of Antarctica. The best time to visit Antarctica is during the austral summer, from November to March. During this time, the weather is milder, and the days are longer, making it ideal for exploring the continent. If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s most remote and fascinating places, consider adding Antartica to your list!

curated by Marilyn Mondoux

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