Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights. Then there are the intangibles: space, silence, remoteness and dramatic vistas.
handful of scientific bases and a “permanent” population of scientists numbering only a few thousand.
Although several countries have laid claim to various portions of Antarctica, it is governed by the 1958 Antarctic Treaty, which establishes the continent as a peaceful and cooperative international research zone.
Antarctica is a land of extremes: it is the coldest and driest continent on Earth and has the highest average elevation. As the fifth largest continent in the world, Antarctica is also the most Southern, overlying the “South Pole”. Scarcely touched by humans, the frozen land boasts breathtaking scenery, broken by only a handful of scientific bases and a “permanent” population of scientists numbering only a few thousand.
The Steppe is a land of age-old Gaucho customs, pure air, arid landscapes and enormous glaciers ready to be explored.
Step into a different world of Argentina, with contrasting landscapes and preserved indigenous cultures.
The southern-most city in the world, Ushuaia is not only the gateway to Antarctica, but also a paradise of raw natural beauty.
Bike through fragrant vineyards with the backdrop of the highest Andean peak and taste some the world's best wines.
Soaring peaks, green forests and glacier-fed waters - a wonderland for nature lovers and active travelers alike.
A visceral experience of raw power and earthly beauty, a total of 275 individual terraced waterfalls.
geographic south pole
European-inspired metropolis with an edgy Latin American twist, known for its exciting city life and great cuisine.
Peninsula Valdes is world-famous for wildlife spotting and whale watching. Stay at a colonial home to explore this region of Patagonia.