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Antarctica Travel Resources (How to Plan a Trip to Antarctica)

Antarctica Travel Resources

Everything you need to plan a trip to Antarctica + all blog posts


The most common departure point for an Antarctic cruise is Ushuaia in Argentina. Find the cheapest flights with free email alerts from Dollar Flight Club; a free email subscription where you get notified every time a cheap deal hits the web. Members save $500 USD on average per flight. A similar deals site is Airfarewatchdog.

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Your accommodation on the ship will be included, but you’ll still need accommodation before and after your cruise in your port city.

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For small group expedition cruises that include excursions on the continent itself, we recommend booking with Intrepid Travel.

Departing Ushuaia, Intrepid have more than 30 different routes and itineraries that also include the South Shetland Islands.

It’s important to book a cruise which includes land based excursions. International regulations limit the number of people allowed on land at any one time, so large cruise ships with 500 passengers generally offer a “look but not touch” experience.


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The following is essential travel gear you’ll need to pack for your Antarctica trip. Keep in mind that your ship will typically give you a parka / rain boots. Click to view items and buy directly on Amazon:


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Travel insurance is mandatory for most Antarctica cruises – you won’t be able to board your ship without it.

We recommend travel medical insurance with SafetyWing; a reliable company with plans for as little as $37 for 4 weeks.

For your gadgets, flight cancellations, trip interruptions, and lost, damaged, or stolen gear, we recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance. 

SafetyWing offers travel medical insurance. WorldNomads offers general travel insurance (with a base level of medical as well).

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Articles we’ve written about Antarctica on this site are featured below, though we have also written for many other websites, on the following topics:



Articles We’ve Written About Antarctica

– Antarctica Destination Guide –

5 Tips For Travel to Antarctica

Posted by on 10:54 pm in Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Blog, Travel Tips | 53 comments

5 Tips For Travel to Antarctica

Traveling to Antarctica is a once in a life-time opportunity, and one which tops the bucket lists of many travelers…including us! And, with Spectacular glacial lagoons, dramatic icebergs, vast areas of remote wilderness, breaching whales and deep-diving seals, it’s not hard to see why.

Antarctica really is the final frontier! Here are 5 tips for when you organize your trip.

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Arrival in Barrientos: Antarctica

Posted by on 5:40 pm in Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Blog, Writers | 12 comments

Arrival in Barrientos: Antarctica

Before you visit Antarctica you have an idea of what it might be like. It might be cold there. The landscape is likely to be white. You might see penguins. There’s a high probability that you might see snow. It can get windy. You might even get sea sick.

Well forget all that, the only way to find out is to head there for yourself and see what the white continent is really like! So I did.

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