A traveler takes photos during an expedition to Antarctica

Polar Photography Tour: Iconic wildlife and Stunning Nature of Antarctica

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Antarctica, Argentina

Places Visited

Ushuaia, Drake Passage, King George Island, Elephant Island...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

Your imagination can fit inside a picture frame during your personalized Antarctica tour focused on the art of travel photography. Begin your journey in Ushuaia, Argentina then travel to the South Shetland Islands and along the edges of the Antarctic Peninsula to see the stunning beauty and incredible landscape through your lens. Learn new skills and test your knowledge of photography alongside professional guides and instructors keen on helping you capture images of your unforgettable Antarctica...

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Trip Highlights

  • View the iconic wildlife of Antarctica with perfect photogenic moments of penguins, seals, and whales
  • Snap photos of glaciers and ice drift while circling the shores of Neko Harbor on a zodiac boat
  • Learn the best ways to photograph wildlife and landscape during a lecture aboard your luxury ship while traveling across the Drake Passage
  • Capture the picturesque scenery of the Lemaire Channel, which is framed by snow-capped peaks and populated with fabulous glaciers
  • Keep your camera focused on the water in search of humpback whales or orcas as you venture through the Drake Passage
  • Spend time in the thermal springs of Deception Island heated by the natural volcanic activity hidden beneath the icy mountains
  • Learn about the wildlife and environment of the White Continent from experienced and knowledgeable members of the crew

Detailed Description

If one picture is worth 1,000 words, your 11-day photography expedition and Antarctica tour will be worth immeasurably more as you share your story with friends and family. This unique opportunity will bring you a chance to meet with experts in wildlife and landscape photography to learn new techniques and skills with your camera. Mother nature sets the itinerary, ensuring that your visit across the Southern Ocean is one of a kind while personalized with an abundance of photo opportunities observed through your camera lens.

Your photographic adventure will begin with your arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina. The city offers a captivating space on the shores of the Beagle Channel, and you can experience the culture of South America’s southernmost city at your leisure or walk amongst the lenga trees at Tiera del Fuego National Park. Your luxury Antarctica cruise will depart from the nearby port and lead you down the Beagle Channel. You will want to keep your eyes open and lens at the ready for passing seals crowding the Isla de los Lobos before you reach the Drake Passage. Whales, dolphins, and avifauna drift through the waterway during the summer.

A tour of the South Shetland archipelago offers a chance to explore the diverse landscape. Travel by zodiac boat to the shorelines of selected islands to find penguins and sea lions populating the landscape. The gorgeous scenery found along the Antarctic Peninsula harbors the stunning colors and dramatic scenery of icebergs, sea ice, and wildlife along the secluded coastline. You will need to keep your camera ready as you enjoy the splendors of nature, the majesty of the snow-capped peaks, the glowing icebergs, and the abundance of wildlife before your ship returns north towards Ushuaia.

Starting Price

$11,435 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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