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Travelers looking to shake things up this season can embrace the cold with a polar adventure to Antarctica.

December marks the start of summer in Antarctica—the ideal time to visit—when temperatures reach just above freezing, the pack ice melts to let ships through, and the infamous Drake Passage is calmer. It’s also the perfect season for getting up close with Gentoo penguins, migrating blue whales and baby Penguin chicks.

Travelers driven by conscious consumerism and in search for a sustainable way to explore the Great White Continent, can opt for a trip with the B-Corp-certified, carbon neutral Intrepid Travel.

Through its not-for-profit, Intrepid Foundation, Intrepid Travel has joined forces with the Antarctic Science Foundation to support climate change research projects that aim to advance the protection of the Antarctic, Southern Ocean and subantarctic environment.

Intrepid Travel has several Antarctica adventures departing between November and March, and all trips are led by experienced guides and experts specializing in the destination’s history, geography and wildlife.

Sample itineraries for the 2019/2020 season include:

  • 11- day Antarctic Explorer: From Buenos Aires
  • 12-days Jewels of Antarctica from Ushuaia
  • 16-day South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula from Ushuaia
  • 8-day Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake from Punta Arenas

For more information, visit Don’t miss “5 Travel Trends for 2019” by Intrepid Travel.