When it comes to vacations, most people take the more structured approach and head for the first all-inclusive resort that catches their eye, intent on lifting nary a finger while on vacation. The middle-ground is solo travel to the backpacker hot spots. The truly daring traveler, meanwhile, may opt for visiting a handful of truly exhilarating destinations. These trips usually require tons of grit and personal planning to pull off successfully, but they make up for it by providing experiences so unique that it’s hard to put them into words. As luck would have it, Peregrine Adventures has just rolled out an amazing discount package on just such a tour and have done all of the hard work for you! For a limited time only, readers can sign up for a guided tour of what is probably planet Earth’s most isolated bit of land, Antarctica, and receive a discount of up to AU$1,650 per person.
Antarctica Explorer Tour
This thirteen day Antarctic excursion is the perfect tour for first-timers to this type of excursion, as well as for those who can’t or don’t want to commit to a longer voyage. Passengers will use the world’s most southern city as their launching point: Ushuaia, Argentina. The people of Ushuaia are friendly, and the food and wine are not to be missed, but they don’t call this place Tierra del Fuego (The End of the World) for nothing! It won’t be long before the only thing visible from horizon to horizon is the sea. Soon, though, you and your fellow shipmates – fast friends by now – will see the Antarctic Peninsula.
Daily land and boat tours of the peninsula and outlying islands and coastal sections will comprise the bulk of your tour, with a heavy emphasis on wildlife. You’ll see lots of penguins and seals, featuring the voracious Leopard Seal, who prey upon them, and if fortune is with you, even pods of migrating humpback whales! This Antarctic Explorer tour is nothing short of incredible. The tour will end where it began, back in Argentina, where you can toast your epic voyage with a glass of delicious wine.
Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia Tour
The Crossing the Circle Antarctic Tour is one of the more in-depth tours that Peregrine Adventures offers in Antarctica. Want to cross the Antarctic Circle? We do it. Want to snap a few pictures of penguins as they nest in vast flocks? We’ll head off to a penguin colony. Whale-watching opportunities are usually plentiful, and it isn’t uncommon for a zodiac tour to bump into a pod of migrating humpbacks. Watching one of these gentle behemoths surface for air so close to your craft that you can count the barnacles on its skin is nothing less than awe-inspiring. Nature is the jewel of Antarctica, and visitors will experience it in spades. In fact, once the tour leaves from Ushuaia, the first sign youhaven’t sailed off the edge of the map will be the seabirds flitting to and from the Antarctic coastline. This 23 day tour is epic in scope. Weather and circumstances permitting, guests will scour the peninsular coast, including various islands (the Falklands, for instance), isolated bays, and more. Bird-watching, seal and penguin sightings (including rookery tours), night-time iceberg viewings, and more are just some of the things you’ll be able to tell your friends about! You’ll be glad you’ve got the photos to prove it too, so don’t forget to bring a spare memory card.
Indeed, the chance to visit such an alien land as Antarctica is a real gift – one that some have paid for with their lives. A sobering tribute at the grave of the leader of the Shackleton expedition will remind guests that this is still a very savage, if beautiful, place.
If this sounds like something that appeals to you, you need to hurry over to Peregrine Adventures’ website. The steep discounts available on these tours, as well as on our opulent premium cabin options, are going fast. Visit peregrineadventures.com to get yours before they disappear!
If you want to put your own footprints on the shores at the world’s end, go to Peregrine Adventures’ website now and sign up! Be quick though, as the spectacular discounts attached to these Antarctica tours,including price-cuts on our most luxurious premium cabins, won’t last forever!
Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post but it wouldn’t be here if this weren’t a trip I dream of going on – in addition, by including it here there are some astounding discounts available to Vagobond readers. Maybe we’ll see you on board.