Antarctic Classic / Antarctic Peninsula

It’s hard to describe the highlights of a trip to Antarctica as it’s all pretty mind-blowing….from the apartment-building sized icebergs to the towering jagged snowy peaks of the peninsula, down to the thousands of adorable penguins waddling right past you on landings or the breathtaking moment when a whale surfaces next to your zodiac. The Antarctic Peninsula gives you a taste of the earth’s last true wilderness. With no permanent human inhabitants, you will be one of the very few humans to ever step foot on this mysterious white continent.



Antarctic Classic / Antarctic Peninsula

Day 1 - Ushuaia/Drake Passage

Days 2 & 3 - Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

Days 4 to 7 - South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

Days 8 & 9 - Drake Passage/Beagle Channel

Day 10 - Ushuaia


If you are thinking about going – don’t look back!

Antarctica was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I realize as I write this most people will wonder if I just suffer from a lack of creative ability to describe an experience, but honestly it was. Maybe the easiest way to think about it is – think back to any visual experience that was both incredibly satisfying but also thought provoking in the most personal of ways and that is a sense of how I felt on the trip.

It was actually a bit of a miracle that I made it considering people plan this trip at least a year in advance – that is where Heather comes in. Heather was a friend of a good friend of mine and when I told him I would have some time off in the next few weeks, he immediately suggested I reach out to her and that I should really consider Antarctica. I had met this friend of mine in Nepal and somehow he thought Antarctica could be a fit – before that moment, I had never considered it.

Long story short, I got in touch with Heather who was a joy to interact with and incredibly encouraging. She had this wonderful approach of providing information in a thoughtful way, so that in the end, the decision to go was all mine. Behind the scenes, she did an incredible job linking my personality and preferences to a ship that embraced them. I ended up going with G adventures which I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to be a bit adventurous, is not too caught up in luxury and would appreciate an education to go with the breathtaking scenery that is Antarctica.

If you are thinking about going – don’t look back, and tell Heather I said hello!

Sid Banthiya
December 2016 on board the MS Expedition to Antarctica


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