Summary : Sail from Montevideo, Uruguay to two emblematic regions: the Falklands Islands and the unmissable Antarctic Peninsula. The Falkland Islands will enchant you with its unique panoramas of undulating hillsides and lush green moors with fascinating wildlife including king penguins, and the largest population of black-browed albatrosses in the world. Continue on your expedition with the discovery of the magnificent landscapes of the Antarctica's vast ice floes, tabular icebergs, and snow-capped peaks. Admire this captivating polar desert, home to penguins, seals and humpback whales.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Triple/Quad Cabins
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A vibrant, modern capital city, Montevideo boasts the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America. Make time to explore this dynamic metropolitan place on your own before your embarkation from 4 - 5 pm.
Enjoy the luxurious amenities aboard your ship while you relax and make your way to Argentina.
Welcome to Camarones, home to the Cabo Dos Bahias nature reserve, where you can visit 25,000 penguin couples and their fuzzy chicks.
Run as a sheep farm, Saunders Island is home to Falkland steamer ducks, ruddy-headed geese, king penguins, gentoo penguins, southern rockhopper penguins, macaroni penguins, black-browed albatrosses, and white-bridled finches.
From elephant seals and sea lions to Upland geese, look forward to more fantastic wildlife sightings on this remote, wind-swept island.
This ice-covered mountains island will be your first taste of the great, white wilderness of Antarctica! Located on the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands, it was given its name by early explorers spotting elephant seals on its shores.
Spend the next three days exploring the magnificent landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula. From Brown Bluff, to Cuverville, and on to Deception Island at the heart of the South Shetland Islands, look forward to vast expanses for ice floes, tabular icebergs, snow-capped peaks, and wildlife like humpback whale, penguins, and seabirds .
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the evening and spend the night on the ship before disembarkation in the morning.
Disembark and meet your transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Bilingual Departures: All departures French/English.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
As a requirement of participation on this expedition, all passengers must purchase medical evacuation insurance. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
One-way flight from Ushuaia/Buenos Aires in Economy-class; meet and greet by your representatives in Montevideo and transfer from airport to ship; meals on board the ship; transfer from ship to Ushuaia airport; captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; luggage transfer between pier and ship; mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals, afternoon tea; open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands); some airport taxes; port and safety taxes; on disembarkation day, transfer from ship to airport; crew gratuities; 24-hour room service; butler service is included for guests staying on Deck 6; parka; boot rental. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare except as mentioned; passport and visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned; optional Tierra del Fuego tour; spa charges; beverages other than those mentioned; laundry services, hair salon; personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions; cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s); fuel surcharge may apply.
Photo Credit: © Lorraine Turci, © Olivier Blaud, © Nathalie Michel, © Ponant