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How to get a cheap trip to Antarctica

July 6, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Travel

This post has been a while in coming believe me and I’m about to reveal the cheapest way for a traveller or a backpacker to get to Antarctica without working on a ship or working in Antarctica. This is how to book a cheap trip to Antarctica as a traveller and backpacker. You can do it, and you SHOULD do it. Antarctica is the best place I have been so far. [[I:]]

To book my trip to Antarctica I saved and saved. I worked endlessly in broccoli farms to be able to afford the trip. 12 hours a day and 7 days a week working on farms in the middle of nowhere – do that and you’ll have no problem saving money and booking a trip to Antarctica. My trip cost me around $5,000 Australian Dollars and that was a special offer but that is actually NOT the way to book it on the cheap – I booked my trip in advance.

What’s the tip for a cheap trip to Antarctica?

Bear in mind this is a tip for travellers and backpackers only – not for workers or scientists etc. Waiters, barmen, captains and expedition staff can of course all go to Antarctica and work at the same time but you want to be doing it as a backpacker.

The simple five words for you – Don’t book your trip beforehand!

That’s right, if you really want to go to Antarctica on the cheap, do NOT book a trip to Antarctica. It makes sense for travel companies, agents and tour groups to have remarkably high prices for these trips and they do! The cheapest tour you will get to Antarctica by booking in advance is probably around $4,000 US and it will be one of the shorter trips. Perhaps only 5 days on the actual continent and 2 days there and 2 days back. That in itself is good but you have it booked already. If you want to do Antarctica on the cheap, don’t book anything. That’s the first step.

The guide to booking a cheap Antarctica trip

The second step is this simple – turn up in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego in Argentina in October, November or December and book into a hostel. Spend a few days and nights exploring the world’s southernmost city and walk past the travel agents in the city centre. There are LOTS of them. Go inside and book a last minute trip to Antarctica to leave the next day! Yes, that my friends is how to book a CHEAP trip to Antarctica!!

The good news is if you book a really cheap trip to Antarctica spontaneously you can pay as little as $3,000 in US Dollars. What a saving. Yes that’s $2000 US dollars whacked off the price.

Here’s why it’s so cheap:

Most of the boats heading to the cold continent are not full – the empty beds need filled up and the company would rather get some money last minute for them than have them float away empty and that’s how you do it. That’s how and why you can easily book a cheap trip to Antarctica.

So head to Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina and book your trip to Antarctica for the very next day! Or if that boat really is full, you’ll only have to wait a few days. There is always space for more. Antarctica only attracts 30,000 tourists a year (the rest of the visitors are scientists or working there or on boats). It’s not high on most people’s list and it’s not cheap but treat yourself to it and you’ll love it! I paid $5,000 US Dollars (also a special offer at the time) and it was worth every penny or cent. Imagine if you get it for $3,000 US! You will have the time of your life.

So I’ve sold Antarctica to you!! Now all you need to do is head to Ushuaia in Argentina and book your trip on the spot for the next day. It’s not just the quality terrain, landscape and beauty of the white continent…the amount of awesome travellers you meet on board the ship is phenomenal. We even had a massive “cabin party” in our cabin bedroom on the last night! And I met my girlfriend in Antarctica. If I have to go to the bottom of the world to meet the girl for me, it must be a special place. (A story for another day on Don’t Stop Living).

You must make sure you take the correct warm clothes and supplies with you on this epic trip. You’re going to be able to say you have stepped into Antarctica. It is a sensational place. Happy travelling!

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