Southbank, Australia (PressExposure) June 24, 2011 -- Gap Adventures, the world's adventure travel leader, has announced that it will be celebrating the end of financial year by rewarding local travellers with 20 per cent off its 2011/12 Antarctic season expeditions.
For tours 'Antarctica Classic in Depth' (Tour code: XVAESX), 'Antarctica Classic' (Tour code: XVCASX), 'Quest for the Antarctic Circle' (Tour code: XVQCSX, excludes 21 Dec & 25 Feb) and 'Spirit of Shackleton' (Tour code: XVSHSX), travellers can experience the majesty of one of the world's untouched wildernesses with significant savings.
The discount comes as the ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Antarctic becomes law in August 2011, meaning the majority of larger cruise liners will no longer be able to ply the waters, leaving the seas and breathtaking scenery mainly to smaller ships such as Gap Adventures' M/S Expedition and its travellers.
"We've seen a fantastic uptake of our Antarctica expeditions globally. We know that many people have Antarctica on their bucket list and, with a combination of this discount and tax returns, it's one of the most affordable times to get there " said Pete Rawley, Head Honcho of Gap Adventures Australia and New Zealand. "Experiencing Antarctica is something everyone should do at least once - it's one of the most remarkable places I've been"
For more information and booking terms and conditions, please visit: http://www.gapadventures.com/trips/promotions/20-off-antarctica-20112012-aunz/
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
14 days / 13 nights from only $4,895pp* - save 20 per cent
Book before 20 July and save $1,224 per person on a 13 night Quest for the Antarctic Circle expedition from Gap Adventures.
From only $4,895 per person, highlights include conquering the Drake Passage, encountering polar wildlife and spectacular icebergs, exploring the South Shetland Islands and reaching the Antarctic Peninsula.
About Gap Adventures:
Gap Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure - people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, Gap Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its travellers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit http://www.gapadventures.com and http://www.planeterra.org.