Surely planning a visit to Antarctica isn’t the same as taking two or three return tickets at Priceline. When I had to move around Europe it took me an hour to plan the route, get the flights, and find the adequate accommodation.
If you want to travel to Antarctica, many of those things will not be necessary to plan, as they will come included in your Antarctica tours package, but even more essential and more time consuming will be the fact that you need to select properly the kind of trip you are expecting to get.
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Nothing could be more frustrating than spending an opportunity to go to Antarctica and find later that you weren’t searching for this type of excursion. Let us take a peek at what different chances are there, and requisites you should search for before booking your trip.
First of all, do a large research. Do not worry about the time, and if you don’t have it, let an expert help you in it. The regulations in Antarctica are very different than the ones in any normal touristic destinations, and all the touristic tours operated there are regulated by the IAATO. Whichever vessel you choose to travel there, make sure they are members of the IAATO, and you will avoid strange surprises.
The kind of expeditions will be most of the times conditioned by the kind of transport you use to get there. If you choose to travel with a research vessel, you will find there many active programs and normally more younger customers are attracted. These vessels are not enormous, but are a good intermediate point. The ships are built for polar research and have the hulls strengthened to deal with the ice, but are not considered icebreakers.