Antarctica - Argentina
Antarctica is the southernmost continent on the planet. Almost the entire surface is covered by a thick layer of Ice 2km thick on average, which practically hides its topography.
The main destination to visit during an expedition trip to Antarctica is the Antarctic Peninsula, a strip of land and ice that extends for 1300 km from the Antarctic continent to South America. Other sub-Antarctic destinations that are usually included in some expeditions are the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, due to their great biodiversity.
The Antarctic ecosystem is the result of a long and complex process of evolution that has allowed different species to adapt to the extreme polar environment . This has given as the result is a system composed of a limited number of species that depend directly on each other and the habitat in which they live. Thus, the Antarctic continent is undoubtedly the most mysterious place on the planet, an ecological wonder that has always fascinated ex-plorators, scientists and travelers alike.
When To Travel
The cruise season to Antarctica covers the months of November to March. In this period there are the best conditions for navigation and the largest number of hours of light per day.
The Antarctic climate is polar, intensely cold, not very humid and with frequent winds. It can be divided into three regions: the polar plateau, the coast and
The Antarctic Peninsula. The polar plateau presents the most extreme conditions, with winters of temperatures between -40 and -70°C and very few precipitations. The coast has oceanic influence and registers temperatures between -5° and 5°C in summer. The peninsula is more temperate and humid with frequent precipitations in the form of snow. The temperature in summer ranges from 0 to 5°C. For this reason it is here where the greatest human activity and much of the wildlife is concentrated.
Book a planned tour with Cono Sur,
your South American travel consultant, today on 07311 073687.