Only 50,000 tourists travel to Antarctica each year. To put that in perspective, 85 million travel to France. Bucket lists could change that, but still, Antarctica’s tourist crowd will likely remain tiny. Many who have traveled to Antarctica say their trip was the best vacation they’ve ever taken. That’s quite a statement when you consider that anyone who visits Antarctica has probably already been to many of the world’s other incredible destinations. Here are some of the reasons why people consider Antarctica the ultimate.
Planning a Patagonia vacation is a challenge, in part because the area is so vast but also because its sights are so numerous. First decide whether to visit Chile or Argentina or both. You can’t go wrong. Both countries offer their own pleasures. Here are some to ponder that may help you choose.
2015 marks Southern Explorations’ 10th year in business. What started as a two-person operation in a garage has grown into a company with destination coordinators in several countries, customers from throughout the world and awards from the national travel media for our authentic trips and sustainability values.
The Amazon is a river of many rivers stretching almost coast to coast across the northern regions of South America. The seventeen longest of the Amazon's 1,100 tributaries flow more than a thousand miles. Two of its tributaries, the Negro and the Madeira, are the fifth and sixth largest rivers in the world by volume.
Southern Explorations offers the highest quality experience with the Galapagos Multi-Sport Adventure tour. Only in the Galapagos Islands can you lounge on the beach among sea lions or come upon thousands of huge marine iguanas napping next to a hiking trail. This active Galapagos vacation allows you to explore four islands on foot, mountain bike, and kayak with plenty of time for snorkeling. Unique to this trip, we offer lodging on the islands themselves.
Visitors who travel to Antarctica with Southern Explorations have a choice of four categories of vessels: Adventure, Expedition, Icebreaker and Luxury Expedition. These ship types vary in amenities, comfort, activities, passenger capacity and cost. In all, we offer twelve ships from which to choose.
“Southern Explorations turned a planned trip of a life time, into a Trip of a Life Time. Thanks for all the great guides and detailed planning. Everything, and I mean everything went off without a hitch.”