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Antarctica Tours - Adventure Life Testimonials and Reviews



Classic W Trek

Siew Ng (Pure Patagonia and Antarctica Cruise, Oct 2015)

I highly recommend Adventure Life! Count me as a repeat customer.

MV Plancius: Antarctic Peninsula

Marine Sarthe (Antarctica!, Feb 2017)

It was an incredible experience beyond my expectation.

Jeff Pender (Antarctic Peninsula on the MV Plancius, Feb 2016)

Enjoyed our trip on the MV Plancius very much. Antarctica is truly unbelievable and I would recommend it to anyone. This is a rather rustic and small ship, so the seas can be very rough across the Drake Passage, but it is well worth it to be on a small ship with more time ashore!

Patagonia Wildlife Safari

Ailene Markham (Argentina + Patagonia + Antarctica Peninsula on the Akademik Loffe, Feb 2016)

Jessica and Veronika were always responsive and supportive with our trip plans. Even in the middle of the trip, we e-mailed with a problem and they called us at the hotel in Ushuaia to help us straighten things out. I would never consider taking a complicated trip like this without having support and would highly recommend Adventure-Life.

Akademik Ioffe: Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

Julie Morben (Antarctica!, Feb 2017)

Unbelievable trip of a lifetime. Four days of sun and no wind in Antarctica. Staff was passionate about what they do. It could not have been more perfect. I highly recommend Ioffe!

Ailene Markham (Argentina + Patagonia + Antarctica Peninsula on the Akademik Loffe, Feb 2016)

Jessica and Veronika were always responsive and supportive with our trip plans. Even in the middle of the trip, we e-mailed with a problem and they called us at the hotel in Ushuaia to help us straighten things out. I would never consider taking a complicated trip like this without having support and would highly recommend Adventure-Life.

Ocean Nova Air Cruises: Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

Wyatt Harrington (Classic Antarctica Air Cruise on Ocean Nova Air Cruises, Feb 2016)

Excellent staff for a difficult task. Our trekking guide Nico was great. Thanks to all the staff that helped us have an amazing adventure and vacation.

Ocean Nova Air Cruises: Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

Lee Hoffman (Antarctic Small Ship Expedition on Ocean Nova Air Cruises, Mar 2016)

South Shetlands/Antarctica was an out-of-this-world experience and both the ship and the excursion staff were excellent. It's a lot of time on a ship to get there and back, but well worth it.

Marivi Magan (Patagonia and Antarctica Cruise, Nov 2015)

Excellent time as a family with teenagers--entertaining and educational.

Freya Santos (Antarctica Cruise on the Ocean Nova, Nov 2015)

The best trip I've had so far. Not only is it because of the dramatic nature landscape and wildlife, but the people too (passengers and crew).

Siew Ng (Pure Patagonia and Antarctica Cruise, Oct 2015)

I highly recommend Adventure Life! Count me as a repeat customer.

Galileo: Jewels of the Cyclades

Nikki Green (Italy, Greece and Croatia!, Jun 2016)

Another FANTASTIC adventure with Adventure Life! Loved every minute of it!

Road to Mandalay: Ayeyarwady Adventure: Round-trip Bagan

Marilyn Recupero (Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand!, Jan 2017)

Thank you for this absolutely wonderful experience. Our Belmond river cruise ship and the entire staff were stellar. Our time with them included many special conversations with staff, interesting and informative talks by staff members, a beautiful evening surprise of floating lanterns (1800 of them!) coming down the river and then surrounding our ship--accompanied by just the right music chosen by the staff member in charge, and opportunities to learn from Celine, the hotel manager, about her mentoring/training of waitstaff and housekeeping staff members from the local rural area and learning from the physician on board about his clinic in Bagan (which we were able to visit) and about the numerous other clinics and schools he has been key in developing in Myanmar. Our daily guide, Oo Oo provided us with a wealth of information and experiences allowing us to learn a tremendous amount about the country, its people's wishes, the history, the cultural values, the cultural and Buddhist practices -- and much, much more -- all with warmth, thoughtfulness, and relatedness. We truly enjoyed our time with him! Our chef from Thailand prepared delicious Asian and Western food for every meal -- she graciously provided a demonstration of two recipes and offered a tour of the kitchen. We met many local rural people each day during our excursions with Oo Oo. They were all ... Read All

Panorama: Adriatic Odyssey (Dubrovnik)

Nikki Green (Italy, Greece and Croatia!, Jun 2016)

Another FANTASTIC adventure with Adventure Life! Loved every minute of it!

Argentina Custom

Jennifer Eskin (Antarctica on the Polar Pioneer, Mar 2016)

Franny Friesz of Adventure Life and Lucas Studer of Exito were tremendously helpful. Franny responded immediately to all my inquiries with professionalism and with a welcome sense of humor. Lucas provided with important perspective by offering the wisest options for flight connections. The drivers Adventure Life secured for me in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia provided perfect service. In both cities the drivers greeted with a clear sign and with good cheer. They drove safely, the cars were comfortable, and the drivers offered pleasant and interesting information about their cities. My hotel in Ushuaia, Hotel de los Andes, was comfortable and conveniently located. And, though I had informed Franny and Lucas that I required gluten free food on the airplanes and on the ship, I was both surprised and impressed to find that the hotel was ready with gluten free food for me, too. In addition, I was impressed that Adventure Life’s local agent, Jose Galotti of Kallpa Tour, called me at my hotel to check on me, and to make sure I knew where and when to board the ship. Finally, I was also reassured by Adventure Life’s emails that arrived the day before I departed. I felt as if Franny were right there with me seeing me off. Adventure Life seems to appreciate and anticipate the stresses that a traveler can feel when planning a trip to Antarctica, and I am grateful for ... Read All

Lee Hoffman (Antarctic Small Ship Expedition on Ocean Nova Air Cruises, Mar 2016)

South Shetlands/Antarctica was an out-of-this-world experience and both the ship and the excursion staff were excellent. It's a lot of time on a ship to get there and back, but well worth it.

Ailene Markham (Argentina + Patagonia + Antarctica Peninsula on the Akademik Loffe, Feb 2016)

Jessica and Veronika were always responsive and supportive with our trip plans. Even in the middle of the trip, we e-mailed with a problem and they called us at the hotel in Ushuaia to help us straighten things out. I would never consider taking a complicated trip like this without having support and would highly recommend Adventure-Life.

Chile Custom

Jennifer Eskin (Antarctica on the Polar Pioneer, Mar 2016)

Franny Friesz of Adventure Life and Lucas Studer of Exito were tremendously helpful. Franny responded immediately to all my inquiries with professionalism and with a welcome sense of humor. Lucas provided with important perspective by offering the wisest options for flight connections. The drivers Adventure Life secured for me in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia provided perfect service. In both cities the drivers greeted with a clear sign and with good cheer. They drove safely, the cars were comfortable, and the drivers offered pleasant and interesting information about their cities. My hotel in Ushuaia, Hotel de los Andes, was comfortable and conveniently located. And, though I had informed Franny and Lucas that I required gluten free food on the airplanes and on the ship, I was both surprised and impressed to find that the hotel was ready with gluten free food for me, too. In addition, I was impressed that Adventure Life’s local agent, Jose Galotti of Kallpa Tour, called me at my hotel to check on me, and to make sure I knew where and when to board the ship. Finally, I was also reassured by Adventure Life’s emails that arrived the day before I departed. I felt as if Franny were right there with me seeing me off. Adventure Life seems to appreciate and anticipate the stresses that a traveler can feel when planning a trip to Antarctica, and I am grateful for ... Read All

Cruise Custom: Custom Cruise

Marilyn Recupero (Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand!, Jan 2017)

Thank you for this absolutely wonderful experience. Our Belmond river cruise ship and the entire staff were stellar. Our time with them included many special conversations with staff, interesting and informative talks by staff members, a beautiful evening surprise of floating lanterns (1800 of them!) coming down the river and then surrounding our ship--accompanied by just the right music chosen by the staff member in charge, and opportunities to learn from Celine, the hotel manager, about her mentoring/training of waitstaff and housekeeping staff members from the local rural area and learning from the physician on board about his clinic in Bagan (which we were able to visit) and about the numerous other clinics and schools he has been key in developing in Myanmar. Our daily guide, Oo Oo provided us with a wealth of information and experiences allowing us to learn a tremendous amount about the country, its people's wishes, the history, the cultural values, the cultural and Buddhist practices -- and much, much more -- all with warmth, thoughtfulness, and relatedness. We truly enjoyed our time with him! Our chef from Thailand prepared delicious Asian and Western food for every meal -- she graciously provided a demonstration of two recipes and offered a tour of the kitchen. We met many local rural people each day during our excursions with Oo Oo. They were all ... Read All

Pat Whittall (Venice to Rome, Jun 2016)

We had a very complicated trip to arrange. Adventure Life and Veronika were extremely helpful throughout the months long process. We are most appreciative.

Nikki Green (Italy, Greece and Croatia!, Jun 2016)

Another FANTASTIC adventure with Adventure Life! Loved every minute of it!

Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer): Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Kajal Patel (Antarctica: Fly the Drake, Dec 2016)

You were so helpful in answering all of our questions prior to our trip and helping us book so easily! Thank you for everything!

Ocean Diamond: Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Lynsey Sloan (Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent on the Ocean Diamond, Dec 2015)

Mary was great with booking. Jessica was wonderful with all our pre-departure needs and was incredibly responsive. The ship was beautiful. It was a wonderful trip!

Akademik Sergey Vavilov: Christmas in Antarctica

KC Chan (Christmas in Antarctica on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, Dec 2015)

We are so glad that we chose Adventure Life. The service is top-notch. Everything is well taken care of and we just have to print the documents and go. Franny even gave us timely updates on possible airport strike.

Sea Adventurer: Antarctic Express - Cruise South and Fly North 2015

Vivienne Lassman (Antarctica!, Dec 2016)

It was an amazing trip with wonderful guides and staff who helped at every stage of the trip.

Polar Pioneer: In Shackleton's Footsteps

Jennifer Eskin (Antarctica on the Polar Pioneer, Mar 2016)

Franny Friesz of Adventure Life and Lucas Studer of Exito were tremendously helpful. Franny responded immediately to all my inquiries with professionalism and with a welcome sense of humor. Lucas provided with important perspective by offering the wisest options for flight connections. The drivers Adventure Life secured for me in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia provided perfect service. In both cities the drivers greeted with a clear sign and with good cheer. They drove safely, the cars were comfortable, and the drivers offered pleasant and interesting information about their cities. My hotel in Ushuaia, Hotel de los Andes, was comfortable and conveniently located. And, though I had informed Franny and Lucas that I required gluten free food on the airplanes and on the ship, I was both surprised and impressed to find that the hotel was ready with gluten free food for me, too. In addition, I was impressed that Adventure Life’s local agent, Jose Galotti of Kallpa Tour, called me at my hotel to check on me, and to make sure I knew where and when to board the ship. Finally, I was also reassured by Adventure Life’s emails that arrived the day before I departed. I felt as if Franny were right there with me seeing me off. Adventure Life seems to appreciate and anticipate the stresses that a traveler can feel when planning a trip to Antarctica, and I am grateful for ... Read All

Sea Explorer: Falklands, South Georgia, & Antarctica via Puerto Madryn

David Gale (Falklands, South Georgia, & Antarctica on the Sea Explorer, Jan 2016)

Extremely well-planned and executed voyage. Amazing guides. Kayaking among the icebergs. Serendipitous weather in the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Except for some rock and rolling in a few tempestuous seas, the expedition was everything we could imagine and more.

Sea Spirit (PO): Antarctica, Falkland Islands, & South Georgia: Ushuaia Roundtrip

Helena Kageyama (Antarctica and Falklands Cruise on the Sea Spirit, Oct 2015)

Excellent trip to Antarctica with Sea Spirit ship and Poseidon's expedition team. They went beyond to give us an once life time experience!

MV Plancius: Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetlands

Jan Ma (Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetlands on the MV Plancius, Dec 2015)

The food was absolutely incredible for an expedition trip. Really appreciate the selection, as well as fresh fruits everyday.

Ocean Endeavour (QU): Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Lorena De La Pena Oranday (Antarctica!, Mar 2017)

Jessica was such an invaluable help in making this trip become reality for us, to put it simply: without Jessica, we wouldn't have enjoyed such a wonderful experience. She is awesome and we are terribly grateful! I'm already telling all my friends about her and Adventure Life.

Walter Pavlik (Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent on the Ocean Endeavour, Feb 2016)

I really enjoyed the whole experience. It is my 7th continent and was well worth the long flight.

Huimin Shen (Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent on the Ocean Endeavor, Jan 2016)

It was well organized and the services are wonderful!

Myanmar Custom

Marilyn Recupero (Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand!, Jan 2017)

Thank you for this absolutely wonderful experience. Our Belmond river cruise ship and the entire staff were stellar. Our time with them included many special conversations with staff, interesting and informative talks by staff members, a beautiful evening surprise of floating lanterns (1800 of them!) coming down the river and then surrounding our ship--accompanied by just the right music chosen by the staff member in charge, and opportunities to learn from Celine, the hotel manager, about her mentoring/training of waitstaff and housekeeping staff members from the local rural area and learning from the physician on board about his clinic in Bagan (which we were able to visit) and about the numerous other clinics and schools he has been key in developing in Myanmar. Our daily guide, Oo Oo provided us with a wealth of information and experiences allowing us to learn a tremendous amount about the country, its people's wishes, the history, the cultural values, the cultural and Buddhist practices -- and much, much more -- all with warmth, thoughtfulness, and relatedness. We truly enjoyed our time with him! Our chef from Thailand prepared delicious Asian and Western food for every meal -- she graciously provided a demonstration of two recipes and offered a tour of the kitchen. We met many local rural people each day during our excursions with Oo Oo. They were all ... Read All

Ocean Endeavour (QU): Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Shariann Lewitt (Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent on the Ocean Endeavour (QU), Jan 2016)

I would recommend Ocean Endeavour to anyone interested in travel to a Polar region. We loved the ship. Our quarters were extremely comfortable and the ship as a whole was elegant and had many different and pleasant spaces. We thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine aboard, and the service by the hotel staff was fabulous, but the best part was the Expedition Team. I loved the lectures; no one dumbed down the science (and I teach at MIT, so my standards for high-level science are pretty exacting). The experts were constantly available, always ready to answer questions and offer insights into the Antarctic environment, and their love for this region just radiated. Of course, all the arrangements made by Adventure Life were flawless--but this is not our first Adventure Life trip and it won't be our last! So we're kind of spoiled and expect that. :-)

Hebridean Sky: Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia

Jeff Phillips (Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia, Jan 2017)

The trip was amazing. The only thing that I could complain about was the hot chocolate on the ship was not up to par. Seriously - The ship was first rate. The cabins were immaculate. The bed was as comfortable as the one we have at home. The food was plentiful and just shy of gourmet. AS for the expedition staff they were first rate in every way. The shore excursions were well planned and executed to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment for all. The briefings and shore preparation were done with great care to afford maximum protection to the wildlife while allowing close observation. On the sea days the staff presented a series of continuous lectures and presentations that made for a full and enjoyable day. There were not short comings.

Ocean Endeavour (QU): South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

Eliza James (Antarctica!, Feb 2017)

It was an AWESOME trip. No complaints!!

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