Overview

Few travellers reach this remote territory, where the tempestuous south wind brushes the sea floor white. The extra effort to reach it is repaid by dramatic scenery and a unique wilderness experience. Two epic cruise voyages between Argentina and New Zealand usually run annually, aiming to reach Scott and Shackleton’s huts, and to sail in the shadow of Mount Erebus, Mount Terror and the Ross Ice shelf.

The wildlife highlight here is the presence of rookeries of the regal Emperor penguin, the largest of the species, usually present between October and early December.

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King Penguin Colony

The weather in Far Side and the Ross Sea is wide and varied

This remote territory boasts dramatic scenery and a unique wilderness experience; you’ll discover rookeries of the regal Emperor penguin which are most visible October - December. Daylight hours are at their longest in December, and towards March you may see colourful algae blooming across snowfields.

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  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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