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Polar Adventures

Sail to the extremes of the earth and discover great white landscapes full of icy inlets and frozen coves. Experience the rush of setting foot on some of the world's most remote terrain, witness brilliant natural phenomena and come to terms with the sheer size and scale of our planet's polar regions with Imaginative Traveller.

Travel in comfort

Journey to regions once reserved for groundbreaking adventurers from the comfort of your luxury polar expedition vessel with Imaginative Traveller. Take advantage of on-board wellness facilities, relax with a drink in spacious lounges and bar areas, and watch the world pass by from the observation deck.

Next-level wildlife viewing

Set off on a wildlife-viewing expedition in small, inflatable crafts and enjoy unequalled encounters with wildlife such as penguins, seals, walruses, Arctic foxes, petrels, albatross, cormorants, polar bears, and various species of whales.

Expert Guides

Enjoy the guidance of an expert leader, full expedition crew, and onboard naturalists, and rest assured of a fascinating insight into these incredible destinations.

Responsible Travel

The world’s an amazing place and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. That’s why we choose to travel responsibly, giving back to the communities we visit and helping to create a sustainable world for our children.

 

Our Polar trips


TRIP CODE
IBQMSH

GROUP TOUR from £3930 for 7 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Get the best of an epic Arctic voyage in just a week, crossing the 80th parallel on a cruise around the northwest of Spitsbergen to spot polar bears, glaciers and walk the arctic tundra.
- Take advantage of 24 hours of daylight to encounter iconic arctic wildlife like polar bears, walrus and reindeer.
- Board Zodiacs to cruise up to towering glaciers and glistening icebergs and make landings on the surprisingly colourful tundra.

TRIP CODE
IGQMV

GROUP TOUR from £8300 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Your adventure begins in the most populated city in Patagonia, Punta Arenas. There are plenty of museums, restaurants and shops to keep you entertained before embarkation
- Flying from Punta Arenas to the South Shetland Islands is the fastest, most direct way of travelling to Antarctica and the view over the Drake Passage is unforgettable
- Witness penguins playing in their natural habitat at inland rookeries during daily Zodiac landings along the Antarctic Peninsula

TRIP CODE
IGQMDT

GROUP TOUR from £3820 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- This is our classic Antarctica cruise, perfect for first time explorers or seasoned adventurers. For the extended version of this trip (with an extra day on the Antarctic Peninsula) see trip code GQMDE or https://www.intrepidtravel.com/antarctica/discover-antarctica-11-days-122195
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMWJ

GROUP TOUR from £3820 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- We stop for whales. If conditions allow, we’ll launch the Zodiacs to get a closer look at minke and humpback whales, as well as orcas, during peak season.
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMDE

GROUP TOUR from £3995 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- This is the extended, 11-day version of our classic Antarctica cruise, perfect for first time explorers or seasoned adventurers. With an extra day on the Antarctic Peninsula, you will experience more of the Great White Continent. (For the classic 10-day version of this trip, see trip code GQMDT or https://www.intrepidtravel.com/antarctica/discover-antarctica-10-days-122184)
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMAC

GROUP TOUR from £4585 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The festive season is one of the most active times for wildlife and there are plenty of opportunities to see penguins, seals and whales under the midnight sun with our expert polar team leading the way.
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMNY

GROUP TOUR from £4585 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Toast to the New Year in the southernmost region in the world and enjoy the included onboard celebrations
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMCC

GROUP TOUR from £14200 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Flying over the famous Drake Passage to King George Island is the fastest, most direct way to travel to Antarctica
- Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins
- Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent, but you'll be one of them

TRIP CODE
IGQMKO

GROUP TOUR from £7100 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Begin your adventure in the Patagonian outpost of Ushuaia, often referred to as the ‘city at the end of the world’
- Follow in the path of historic explorers, as you sail through the Beagle and Drake channels
- Observe abundant species of whales, seabirds and seals on regular Zodiac excursions in the South Shetland Islands

TRIP CODE
IBQMFJ

GROUP TOUR from £4000 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Spot puffins on Fair Isle, the United Kingdom’s most remote inhabited island.
- Explore the maze of narrow laneways in Torshavn’s Old Town.
- Experience the mountainous beauty of Jan Mayen.

TRIP CODE
IGQMJC

GROUP TOUR from £6115 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Take advantage of extra days at the Antarctic Peninsula on this extended expedition. That means more places, more landings and more time to see Antarctica’s incredible wildlife and landscapes.
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IBQMA7

GROUP TOUR from £7900 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Uncover the incredible landscape of Spitsbergen, from the quirky northernmost city of Longyearbyen and brilliantly blue glaciers like the ‘14th July Glacier’, to stunning fjords and towering mountains and cliffs
- There are few things as unique and memorable as experiencing bright sunlight in the middle of the night – try it for yourself with the 24 hours sunlit Spitsbergen
- Scour sheets of ice and hopefully be rewarded with unforgettable sightings of the ruler of the Arctic – the Polar Bear
 
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