The term ‘LGBT Travel’ has, in the past, conjured images of cruising the seven seas with a cocktail in hand while being gently swayed by the ocean and the sounds of Madonna’s greatest hits pulsating in the background. And hey, no one is knocking this. Sign me up!

However, the leaps and bounds we’ve made as a community have brought with them a greater feeling of freedom and opportunity; giving us greater confidence to spread our wings and discover the world in the comfort of these newfound freedoms. You’ll now find us trekking through India, dancing in the streets of Israel and out-drinking the locals at whisky tastings in Scotland.

Nowhere, though, is freedom and individuality more palpable than Antarctica, where every traveller’s journey, regardless of sexuality or point of origin, is completely and utterly their own. Intimidating and beautiful in equal measures (relatable on a personal note), Antarctica brings with it the most surreal scenery coupled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences and encounters.

Landing in Ushuaia, the excitement and anticipation kicks in as you make your way on board the vessel that will introduce you to a surreal and other worldy landscape of ice, snow, whales, penguins and birdlife. On board, you can plan sea kayaking and snow-shoeing expeditions, and enjoy casual lectures with some of Chimu’s expedition crew wildlife experts.

Our LGBT friendly partners at Chimu Adventures are currently offering a 10-day Discover Antarctica voyage departing Ushuaia on Tuesday 20 February 2019, which will take you through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and the Arctic Peninsula.

Book with Alpha Travel before Friday 17 November to take advantage of our phenomenal Early Bird Sale, from only $7,999* per person, twin share. (That’s a genuinely ridiculous price for Antarctica: we’re thrilled to be able to put this incredible destination back on your travel bucket list as an affordable and compelling option for LGBT travellers.

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