Trip & Expedition Ideas in Antarctica
Knowmad offers door-to-door trip planning; we help you navigate boat options, itineraries, and seasonal differences, coordinating Antarctica and onward travel in South America for a holistic, seamless, and safe experience, all at a guaranteed best value.
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||TALK TO SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN THERE! Knowmad Trip Specialist, Krista, can help you pick the expedition that’s best for you and navigate the planning process to create a seamless, custom Antarctica trip.
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What’s The Right Antarctica Expedition for Me?
Find the best cruise for your personal travel style, wish list, and dates by planning your experience with the Antarctica experts at Knowmad Adventures, winner of Travel + Leisure’s A-List and Condé Nast Traveler Experience Makers awards.
9 to 11-day cruises to the Antarctic peninsula can introduce you to the wildlife and landscapes of the White Continent, and offer the widest selection of departures and approaches to your Antarctic experience.
- Great for: travelers with set travel dates, those with target durations for full travel of under two weeks
- Highlights: classic itinerary giving travelers an excellent introduction to the region and its abundance of penguins, sea birds, and other marine wildlife
- Many departures offer additional activities such as kayaking, snowshoeing, and camping. For those who want a multi-sport Antarctic adventure, consider a “basecamp” style cruise where all activities are included in the cruise cost.
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ANTARCTICA + SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
With wildlife as far as the eye can see, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands are remote and full of maritime history.
- Great for: travelers who want to see it all, travelers with overall travel durations 3 weeks and up, travelers with a higher target budget
- Highlights: greatest quantity and variety of marine wildlife, including 6 penguin species and an important wildlife breeding ground
- Fly/cruises are available that include one or two flight segments, however South Georgia is only accessible by boat so some extended cruise time is unavoidable.
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CROSSING THE CIRCLE
For those looking to extend time in Antarctica and venture into some of the most pristine, remote areas of the world, crossing the Antarctic Circle is something few travelers have experienced.
- Great for: travelers looking to go even further off the beaten path for an extensive Antarctica experience
- Highlights: cruise further south along the western coast, where the sea of ice thickens and the already dramatic landscape becomes even more spectacular
- Toast a glass as you become one of the few to cross the polar circle
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Primarily departing from Punta Arenas, Chile, fly/cruise combinations can reduce the travel time to Antarctica.
- Great for: travelers short on time, those who suffer from motion sickness, travelers open to a higher daily budget
- Highlights: flying over the Drake Passage can give you the classic Antarctic peninsula experience on excellent luxury ships while cutting out up approximately 3-4 days from trip itinerary, avoiding potential exposure to prolonged volatile seas
- Built in time in Chile/Arg pre and post is key with fly/cruises as departure and return flights are weather-dependent
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To check availability and get information on pricing, itineraries, dates and possible deals, call a Knowmad Antarctica trip specialist at 612-315-2894 or email [email protected]. We can also help you seamlessly coordinate your time in Antarctica with pre and post-cruise extensions in Chile, Argentina, and beyond.
“When is the best time to travel to Antarctica?” The answer depends on what you want to see or do. Antarctica weather is relatively cold all year around with the warmest months being December and January. Keep in mind that you cannot cruise to the Polar regions all year round. Travel is restricted to the austral spring and summer, when daylight lasts between 18 and 24 hours each day. In Antarctica this is from October to March.
From October to the beginning of December The continent is covered in snow to the water’s edge. Penguins build highways as they waddle the same path again and again, from the sea to their nests far from shore. During this period, penguins, shags and seabirds court and lay their eggs.
From December through February The snow retreats, exposing rocky headlands. Penguin chicks hatch and their parents spend endless hours feeding their hungry young.
From Mid-February to March The whales return to feed, seals haul out on the beachheads and penguins begin to molt. Antarctica is preparing for long months of darkness. Highlights for travelers are whales, red snow and fledging gentoo penguins.
Let The Journey Begin
Planning a trip to South America might seem a little overwhelming at first. Knowmad offers door-to-door trip planning: first, we listen, and then we help you navigate the seasonal differences and itinerary options, resulting in a holistic, seamless, and custom-crafted experience, all at a guaranteed best value.
The simplest way to get started is to give us a call at 612-315-2894or to fill out this short form so we can learn more about your travel preferences.