Summary : Be captivated by the magic of this Antarctic voyage that includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, vital breeding grounds for seals, penguins, and albatross. To enrich your experience, MS Fram’s team of expedition staff and lecturers will offer presentations on the history, biology, and geology of Antarctica along the way. View mighty glaciers calving into the sea, flocks of thousands of excited penguins, pods of Humpback and Killer whales plying the icy ocean – encounters like these can be a part of the most memorable vacation of your lifetime.
Activities : Birding, Camping, Culture, Hiking
$999,999,999 to $0
Board a charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina and embark the vessel.
Over the coming days enjoy the opportunity to get more acquainted with the ship and your fellow travelers. Follow the lecture series, enjoy the fresh air out on deck, or simply relax on board as you sail south.
The last great wilderness left on Earth, with its crisp air, towering icebergs and endless white mountain ranges, Antarctica is home to millions of penguins and its seas provide sustenance for whales. With no permanent human inhabitants, the continent is dedicated to scientific research and peaceful cooperation. Simple words cannot truly convey the feeling of being here, looking upon the vast emptiness of the great white continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica, as well as your route. Every voyage is unique and your experienced crew endeavor to make each one an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage.
As you voyage towards South Georgia, you will have a chance to learn more about the history and the spectacular wildlife of the island known as the “Serengeti of the Southern Ocean.”
The island of South Georgia with its alpine peaks has a variety and density of wildlife that will amaze. The largest king penguin colonies in the world are flanked by huge groups of fur and elephant seals, while all around, the history of South Georgia is very much in evidence. Discover a heritage steeped in whaling and exploration, with long abandoned whaling stations lying alongside the grave of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton - a spot that for many is one of the highlights of the island.
Set sail towards the Falkland Islands. Thanks to a unique Sub-Antarctic ecosystem, more than 70 animal and bird species live on these islands. The landscape is majestic with cliffs and gentle beaches, while the settlements themselves have a distinctly British feel to them.
Explore the northwest part of the Falklands. Continue to Port Stanley, the Islands’ capital, which makes a wonderful starting point for various excursions in the area. You can choose to take an optional excursion or explore the town on your own.
With the bow pointed north and an unforgettable collection of images and experiences safely stored in your memories, head back towards Buenos Aires with a new understanding of the Antarctic region.
Disembark the vessel in Buenos Aires.
The above itinerary is a guide only, as the exact program depends on weather and ice conditions and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Although travel insurance is not mandatory to participate in this voyage, ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Camping Option: Approximately $530 (rates will vary with exchange rate)
Depending on weather and land conditions, there will be an opportunity to sign up for camping during the voyage. Gear and all cold-weather needs supplied – except pajamas. Groups of 15 will be accompanied by 2 experienced expedition guides. Due to popular demand, campers are chosen by lottery as there is a set limit as to the number of guests allowed to sleep onshore.
Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis; economy class flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia; transfers in Ushuaia with orientation tour; free coffee and tea onboard; for Suite guests only - a welcome gift and a selection of drinks with meals on board; shore landings as outlined; professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activities onboard and ashore; wind and water-resistant jacket. Subject to change without notice.
International flights; passport and visa fees; travel insurance; luggage handling; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; optional excursions and gratuities; items of a personal nature such as laundry; rubber boots, walking sticks and binoculars can be rented for an additional charge; fuel surcharge may apply.