Polar region page

In the old days, the polar regions were the part of the map marked ‘here be dragons’. They were the final frontier of travel, far-flung lands of ice and snow beyond the edge of the known world. And these days, not much has changed. Granted, you won’t need to rustle up a husky team or lose a toe to get to the Arctic or Antarctic, but the ends of the earth are still just that. Navigating blue-tinged icebergs, visiting isolated penguin colonies, watching a pod of sperm whales surface from the inky waters or seeing the aurora flame its way across the night sky, you start to realise: this is what they mean by adventure.

New trips in Polar regions

This year we’ve got an extra special Polar treat lined up, a one-of-a-kind stay at 74°N, deep in the Arctic Circle. You’ll sleep at a world-famous beluga whale observation site and travel through ice fields containing Arctic foxes, nesting birds, polar bears and 8,000 year-old whale skeletons. Get your snowshoes on – this one will fill up fast.

Book before 20 December 2014 and we’ll take 10% OFF all new Polar trips.

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Experience the best of everything Argentina and Brazil have to offer on this fantastic, fast paced tour between two...
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Embark on an adventure holiday in the Philippines. Visit non-stop Manila, trek through rice paddies and climb to the...
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Travel to Myanmar (Burma) and discover mythical landscapes and amazing hospitality. Visit Yangon and Mandalay,...
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This 3 Day Uluru Adventure is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow...
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Traverse the map of Australia from Perth to Adelaide on a wildlife adventure trip across the Nullarbor Plain, passing...
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