Travel to the Far South of Chile – Experience Antarctica


“On the stone assaulted by the birds the secret was set forth: stone, moisture excrement, and solitude will ferment and beneath the blood-red sun sandy offspring will be born and they, too, will one day fly back to the tempestuous cold light, to the Antarctic feet of Chile.” A view words by Migration-Pablo Neruda and in my opinion a very nice beginning to start talking about Antarctica. It is a part of the world, that is still a big secret and not many people get to see this mysterious place. The Antarctica also seems to be a spot, which is so far away from the rest of the continents that most of us would not consider going down there for a visit.

Or they might think that it is only possible on an expedition ship which is expensive and on top very uncomfortable. Luckily, there are view different possibilities to visit the eternal ice as an Antarctica tourist today. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce one of those options to you. Your journey starts in Punta Arenas, a small town in the middle of Patagonia in Chile. Chile is one of the seven countries in the world that is lucky to call one part of the Antarctica their national territory. A land of extremes with a wildlife that is unique and in addition fearless of human beings.

Normally the boats from Chile or Argentina cross the Drake Passage when going down to Antarctica. It is the part south of the South American continent where the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean meet each other’s. This causes very rough sea most of the time and people attempt to get seasick easily. Therefore, the better option is to take an one hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, which is part of the South Shetland Islands. This place hosts a Chilean and a Russian expedition base and is interesting to look at. In the afternoon, you will embark the cruise ship, which will firstly sail between the South Shetland Islands and the Peninsula heading to the south. You will pass massive icebergs and spectacular ice-filled fjords and get accompanied by penguins, whales, seals and seabirds.

When the weather permits it, you will sail to the most magnificent spots on the white continent, including the Hannah Point, Port Lockroy, Permann Island, Paradies Bay, Cuverville and Deception Islands. During the sail, you will do little excursions by Zodiac boats to get closer to the ice masses and of course do some landings. The boat trip altogether will last 6 days and 5 nights and will bring you to the most beautiful places and magnificent wildlife along the Antarctica Peninsula. On board you will receive many lectures to learn more about the natural life of the white content. The boat, in which you travel, is very comfortable. All meals and beverages are included. You will have security and service stuff with you. You also will receive special clothes that you might need to be prepared for landing in Antarctica.

It definitely will be the trip of your lifetime. For further information and how you can book this fascinating Chile travel experience visit us at I am wishing you a great journey.