Antarctica is a place in the world that very few have explored, but those that visit Antarctica will be rewarded with unique experiences that will stay with them forever.

Like many of life’s most rewarding experiences, an Antarctic expedition takes some preparation and knowledge. You’ll be sailing into one of the most hostile environments on the planet, and it’s not an undertaking that should be lightly taken.

This short guide is designed to provide travelers like you, who are planning to visit Antarctica with reliable information to help you design your perfect trip.

I have learned quite a lot about Antarctica over the years and I will love to share it with you, to help you get the most out of your adventure in the safest manner possible.

Who I am and what we do…

I’m Clara Barciela, and together with Maria Barciela, my sister, we founded Across Argentina in 2007, more than 10 years ago. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, our goal is to help travelers from around the world experience the ‘real’ Argentina – without compromising on comfort.
As a boutique company, we focus on personalized service and bespoke itineraries, we don’t work with huge amount of passenger, but with a limited number of trips to guarantee the quality of our service. We meticulously arrange our trips around the unique interests of the travelers, ideal travel pace, accommodation preferences and personal travel style.

Two years ago Maria moved to New Zealand, and considering the relationships and our vast knowledge of South America, we decided to launch Across South America, so that our customers can receive a fulfilling trip to South America, maintaining the same quality of service that we offer in Argentina & Chile. Thanks to our in-depth South American expertise, relationships and extensive firsthand experience we can offer a truly specialized and profound experience. See what our travelers say about traveling with us.
We are a Travel agency certified by the Argentinian Bureau, (MINTOUR) Licence number 13.340. We are also a member of CAT ( Argentinian Tourism Chamber )

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A bit about the following posts you will be reading:

My goal for the following posts is to show you the Antarctica I know and love, to give you the benefit of my passion and experience, so you will be able to discover Antarctica in a truly personal and profound way:

When is the best time to visit Antarctica?

How is the best way to get to Antarctica?

An insightful guide to one-of-a-kind top things to do in Antarctica 

The Best Hotels in Ushuaia for your pre Antarctica Cruise

Essential pre-departure tips to know before you go

  How much is a trip to Antarctica ?

If you are planning to visit Antarctica, be sure to watch for my next post – it’s packed with information about timing: when to start planning your trip (you may be surprised at the lead time involved if you want to get the best of Antarctica), what to see and do at different times of the year, and how long to stay.
Take a look at our suggested itinerary for Antarctica 

I’m looking forward to sharing my years of experience and knowledge of Antarctica . If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us!
¡Hasta pronto!


Founder & Operations Director 

Across Argentina – South America

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