The Antarctica Travel Specialists are a specialist tour operator to South America and Antarctica. We have been specialising in sending clients to this area of the world for over a decade now and so there is very little that we haven't encountered or been asked for. The beauty of using a specialist operator to South America and Antarctica is that you can benefit from our knowledge and on the ground expertise while also benefitting from our preferential rates and complimentary upgrades. In this site we have put together our thoughts and experiences from us and our clients in travelling to this winter tundra.
On your behalf, we’ve travelled extensively within the Antarctic regions ourselves, enabling us to offer first hand experience and local knowledge. Your holiday to Antarctica with us will therefore be much more than ‘packaged’, it will be everything you want to experience of this awe-inspiring region.
The chance to visit Antarctica, for many, is a once in a lifetime experience and something to tick-off the bucket-list. Whether you are attracted by the ice-covered landscapes, the huge quantity of nature and wildlife or the adventure activities, Antarctica must be one of the world's most special destinations for a holiday or honeymoon.
For the adventure seekers, a trip to Antarctica means the opportunity to camp on the Antarctic Peninsula or ski down the slopes of the South Shetland Islands. For photographers, holidays in Antarctica may mean a chance to shoot red sunsets and towering icebergs. For the nature lovers, Antarctica cruising offers the wildlife-covered beaches of South Georgia or the enormous colonies of seabirds of the Falkland Islands. While for history enthusiasts, a holiday to Antarctica may mean the chance to retrace the steps of Ernest Shackleton and other famous explorers.
One of the main attractions of travelling to Antarctica nowadays is that it no longer requires weeks at sea and can easily be combined with a longer itinerary through Chile and Argentina. In particular, the shorter fly and cruise itineraries are designed to maximise the amount of time you have on the Peninsula by flying over the Drake Passage.
There are now a range of options to suit a variety of interests and budgets so for more of a glimpse of what this fantastic continent has to offer please see our guide to Antarctica »
This is a comprehensive reference web site for those looking to plan a holiday to Antarctica.
We decided to put together a site that features honest reviews from experienced travelers, with an array of different resources such as video footage, photos and writing.
The idea for this site is that it provides you with all the information you should need to be able to plan your travels to Antarctica. Including the major draws of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, you can also find in depth detail on the wildlife hotspots of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
On top of this, we have also considered if you are heading here for your Antarctica honeymoon, a family holiday or if you are a nature and wildlife enthusiast. We have also tried to outline some key points to consider as a starting point, to help you decide on which cruise is right for you....please take a look at all these sections.
If you are at a loss at any point then pick up the phone and we will be able to help! We have been travelling out to South America and Antarctica for over a decade and, in particular, Antarctica travel is one of our true loves, so, even if we don't know straight off, we will definitely know someone who does! Otherwise just click here to send us an email!
We pride ourselves on getting back to all of the inquiries we receive within 24 hours and so it could not be easier to get the ball rolling.
To give you a few ideas of what is available at different price brackets we have selected a few of the best selling itineraries we have come across over the years. Itineraries>>
But the very best way to get things going is to have a chat with one of us as we can then work out what you are after and then send across our recommendations. For this is is simply a matter of picking up the phone or sending an email to us through the below. Get a quote>>
If you are overwhelmed by all of the information out there, then please book in for a private presentation!
Based in our offices in Ampthill, 45 mins north of London, we can walk you through every aspect of your Antarctica and South America travel holiday using maps, brochures, photos and footage that we have personally taken while traveling around this stunning country.
We always find that clients and honeymooners have a thousand and one questions that spring up during the course of this hour or so and, by getting to know you better it will also allow us to really tailor the travel and Antarctica holiday to exactly what will suit you.
Just give us a call to arrange a time...or send an email.
We guarantee that we will beat any like for like quote!
Due to our long standing relationship with many of the cruise boats in Antarctica and hotels and lodges throughout South America, we are in the privileged position of being able to match or beat any like for like itinerary.
On top of this, we have no reason to send you somewhere over another, other than your happiness! Having personally traveled and tested everywhere that we sell in South America (and quite a few that we don't!), we stand by our recommendations. One thing that you can count on us for is an objective opinion!
Based on our longstanding relationship with travel suppliers in South America and Antarctica over the years we can, in many cases, offer you the best rooms, and hidden extras that are not offered through other South America travel companies.
We are fully bonded with ATOL so your money is safe!
This means that we have been through a vetting process with the Civil Aviation Authority who have deemed us reliable and reputable.
All monies paid by you for the air holiday package shown [or flights if appropriate] are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10286. For more information see our booking terms and conditions OR go to their web site and, if you would like to check on us then put in our registered number, 10286, into their finder service... (you just need the number)
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected.
Please see our terms and conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate or ask any of our consultants who are fully versed on the ins and outs of the bonding scheme.