Vacation to Antarctica: how many people actually say that? Well, they might not be many, but for them to make that decision they have to know what they’re dealing with. You can’t be setting off to Antarctica without having made deep research about your time there and the struggles of moving around. As many travel guides say, it is a trip of a lifetime, but it is also the most difficult, exhausting and stressful one of a person’s life. Not only it takes almost an entire day to get there (depending on where you’re traveling from), it also is very expensive and you have to always be on the tip of your toes and never moving away from the rest of your group.
1. Flying to Antarctica might take you an entire day
No matter where you’re traveling from, flying to Antarctica will require you to change 2 and maybe 3 planes until you finally reach your destination. This combination of flights might take you 18 to 25 hours to finally arrive.
2. The cruise ship fees are insane
Your last flight stop will be in Argentina and from there you will have to take a cruise ship. You can choose on a small or bigger ship based on your budget, but the least you will pay is $5,000 per person and your trip to Antarctica will last at least 10 days.
3. You have to be careful not disturbing the breeding penguins
People see penguins as sweet, little creatures, but you have to be careful not to disturb them and of course not touch them. They can get angry if they sense that they are in danger.
4. The entire cruise trip will be freezing cold
It is very possible that your entire cruise trip will be freezing cold, with the sea being rough. This may cause you to feel sick and you surely won’t have the time of your life.
5. Seal pups playing on the ice will catch your attention
Yes, you have to be very respectful of Antarctica’s natural environment, but you can freely enjoy the sightings that it can offer you. Seal pups playing on the ice will definitely draw your attention and make you grab your camera.
6. The huge icebergs will definitely make you feel nervous
The way temperature is rising by the minute, these large icebergs will not exactly make you feel safe being near them. The fear that something might break and cause serious waves will always be inside you.
7. However, you should definitely visit the ice caves
If there is one spectacle that you should not visit no matter the cost is the ice caves. There are many river and sea caves around the world, but not many places offer you this type of caves.
8. The whales will surely thrill you
The sighting of whales will definitely calm your nerves and give you the relaxation you need for the rest of your trip. Here, all your exhaustion is rewarded.
A trip to Antarctica may be exhausting, but you definitely get what you paid for. Doing all that trouble to get at the end of the world will definitely reward you with its incredible nature.