It has been estimated that less than 1% of the American population has traveled to six continents. But even fewer have been lucky enough to set foot on all seven. Today, we’re going to show you how to get to Antarctica: The seventh continent!
You could try hopping onto a government plane or pretend to be a penguin scientist, but we think your best bet is to go on a cruise.
This fantastic 12-day cruise is lead by Quark Expeditions, and is aptly named “Exploring the 7th Continent”. The first part of your journey will require you to hop on a flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia has just over 63 000 residents, who coexist with the local penguin population. Once you find your way onto the Quark Expedition cruise, you’ll sail through the beautiful strait of “Beagle Channel”. On the 5th day, you’ll start to notice a barren, yet beautiful strip of land in the distance – the Antarctic Peninsula! For 4 days, you’ll get to hang out with penguins, talk with local scientists, and explore the most enigmatic continent on Earth. In case you’re looking for a more challenging way to spend your time in Antarctica, Quark Expeditions will be leading a wide variety of voyages. These include camping, kayaking, and even ski trips! On the 10th day, you’ll say your goodbyes (to the penguins you’ve acquainted yourself with) and promptly return to Ushuaia on a 2-day cruise through the Drake Passage.
If you have even the slightest sense of adventure in your DNA, you will appreciate this cruise!
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