Visiting the South Pole

Another popular destination, of course, is the South Pole, which many visitors access by plane from several Southern Hemisphere cities - and which are far more expensive even than cruises (see below). In addition to wildlife spotting also includes a visit to the "Ceremonial South Pole" (pictured here), a modest chromium orb on a pedestal surrounded by the flags of the 12 original signitory countries of the 1961 Antarctic Treaty, It's also the location of the Amundson-Scott South Pole Station, dating back to 1957 and rebuilt in the first decade of the 21st century.

Read more in Tripatini contributor Rohny Jones' post Awesome Antarctica: What to See, How to Book, When to Go, and More.



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