Got a thing for glaciers, snowfields and penguins? Then how about booking a photo tour for Antarctica for your next vacations? Now you might be thinking, hold on isn’t Antarctica supposed to be quite inaccessible for tourists. Well, it used to be. Now it’s literally just a 2-hour flight from Punta Arenas, a port in Argentina.
But what would await you if you actually took the tour? Take a look.
There’s so much to photograph on a south pole tour! Speaking of wildlife alone, you’ve got scores of penguins waddling on the beach, seals soaking up the sun, dolphins that accompany you during your boat rides and even whales coming down to the south pole to feast on krill.
If you get bored of taking photos of animals (as if!), then just point your lens towards the many, many breathtaking spectacles of nature around you including the wide blue sea, the vast snow fields, massive glaciers and a glorious sunrise and sunset. What more could you ask for.
Other things to do
You didn’t think there’d be nothing to do on an Antarctica tour then just take photographs, did you? Put down your lens and actually mingle with the penguins. Take a stroll across the snowy white fields or challenge yourself to do the Polar Plunge (jumping into the frigid water sans clothes for the chilliest experience of your life)! There’s so much to do! Oh, and did I mention you start off the tour from Argentina, meaning you can actually take a short tour of the country before departing for Antarctica?
That’s right, you actually start from the Straits of Magellan towards Cape Forward, the southern-most tip of the South American landmass before flying off to Antarctica.
So, prepare yourself for a very eventful ride on the ship as you spot dolphins, majestic islands, penguins and brace the infamous Drake Passage along the way! And if you’re lucky enough to be sailing in perfect weather, expect a Zodiac boating detour to Cape Horn, a truly rare and breathtaking visit.
But don’t worry if you don’t get to go Zodiac Cruising here if the weather’s bad; you’d definitely get to go when you reach Antarctica. It’s the best way to enjoy it after all.
What are you waiting for?
There really is no reason not to go on this tour, especially if you’re a passionate photographer who loves nature. There’s just a no better place than Antarctica. Period.