What to do before your Antarctic voyage

For those travellers wishing to make more of their time in South America or New Zealand (Ross Sea and East Antarctica), pre or post Antarctica, we offer a full range of tailor-made extensions. Here are a few suggestions below - ideally we recommend you make Antarctica the climax of your holiday as it is a difficult destination to top!


  • Take a scenic flight over Iguazu Falls, arguably the world’s most impressive waterfall 
  • Trek in Patagonia amongst the granite spires of Fitzroy or stay on a hacienda and go horse riding
  • Take a wine tasting course in Mendoza - the heartland of Argentinas burgeoning reputation for fine wine and food
  • Experience the deserts and spectacular salt flats of the Salta region in Argentina’s north-west


  • Trek in South America's wildest national park, Torres del Paine
  • Stay at one of Chile's finest vineyards in the Colchagua Valley or Millahue Valley
  • Fly to Easter Island, a remote land of mythical Moai or take a trip to Chiloe Island for a step back in time
  • Visit the Valley of the Moon in Atacama desert in the far north of Chile and go star gazing from an observatory


  • Spend the weekend in Rio de Janeiro, South America's most vibrant city
  • With over 500 miles of coastline let us help you choose a beach in Bahia, Brazil's ultimate beach region
  • Track jaguars in the wetlands of the Pantanal or search for primates in the wilds of the Amazon
  • Follow the Gold Trail and stop over in the colonial town of Paraty, renowned for its churches, galleries and restaurants

Galapagos Islands

For the ultimate wildlife holiday, before heading south, take a Galapagos cruise or stay at the Galapagos Safari Camp or Pikaia Lodge on the Galapagos.

New Zealand & the Pacific Islands

  • Self drive around the spectacular south island visiting Kaikora, Christchurch and Queenstown
  • Trek New Zealand's classic hiking trails - the Abel Tasman or the Milford Track
  • Take a helicopter tour over the north island and visit Hawke's Bay, New Zealand's famous winery
  • Take time to relax on one of the Pacific Islands - Tonga, Fiji or Tahiti

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