Argentina continues to reaffirm its position as a leading LGBT+ destination in Latin America with the announcement of the first ever all LGBT+ cruise to Antarctica that will set sail from the port of Ushuaia, Argentina’s southernmost city, on December 6, 2022. The 10-night cruise organized by LGBT+ travel company Vacaya will be aboard the five-star luxury expedition ship Le Boréal and will be led by a team of Antarctic Expedition Experts who will provide lectures and insight into the science, history, biology, geography, and geology of the most remote continent on earth. Travelers will get to spend one night in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital and a preferred destination of LGBT+ visitors from around the world, before they fly down to Ushuaia to board the cruise.
For over ten years INPROTUR, Argentina’s National Tourism Promotion Institute, has been working jointly with the Argentine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (CCGLAR) in positioning Argentina as an LGBT+ friendly destination on the international level and in training different provincial entities and tourism suppliers throughout the country on how to market their products and services to LGBT+ travelers.
Argentina has some of the most progressive LGBT+ rights in the world. Same-sex marriage with full adoption rights was legalized in 2010 and a Gender Identity Law was passed in 2012 establishing some of the most liberal rules in the world protecting transgender equality.
Vacaya’s selection of Argentina as the departure port for their Antarctica cruise is a testament to the trust that LGBT travel companies and travelers alike place in Argentina as a friendly, welcoming and inclusive destination.