A world of dramatic landscapes and strong contrasts. An unequivocal sensation of adventure. On board of a great cruise or a yacht, always prepared to sail through a sea of ice following the steps of the explorers Scott and Shackleton. Heading towards the Antarctica, expeditions with naturalists crossing frozen bays with whales.Tourists can get off the boat to walk among the penguins. They can observe sea lions and elephant seals from very close distance and watch millions of birds in remote islands. An unforgettable trip. Cruises heading towards the Antarctica depart in summer from Usuhaia. It is recommended that tourists should take IAATO ships provided their hull is reinforced for protection as they sail among icebergs. Travelers may choose between a big cruise –with capacity for 150 to 300 passengers- that do not disembark on land, or smaller ships –more exclusive- with naturalist guides with whom travelers will be able to stop and get off at different places. Itineraries vary according to the company and include: Orkney Islands; Coronation Islands; Elephant Island; Southern Shetland Islands; Deception and surrounding islands; the Antarctic from Dubouzet Cape to the Ross Sea or from Lemaire Channel to Margarita Bay. IMPORTANT: these trips should be booked with several months’ anticipation.