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Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands cruise information

Summary : Set sail from Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires, destination the remote, isolated and ruggedly beautiful Falkland Islands, a haven for wildlife. Prepare to be astounded by the incredible wildlife that inhabits this wild archipelago, from feisty rockhopper penguins to huge populations of black-browed albatrosses, large colonies of elephant and fur seals, dolphins, orcas and a host of birdlife. Vast open spaces with endless horizons, coastal wetlands, beautiful white sand beaches and dramatic rock faces set against stunning skies. Incredible scenery, an abundance of fascinating wildlife and a controversial history - this voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour has it all!

Please Note:
This trip is a part of a longer voyage to Antarctica. As such, some passengers will be staying onboard to continue the journey to the White Continent. Please inquire for rates if you are interested in this longer voyage.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Dedicated Solo Cabins, Triple/Quad Cabins

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$4,590 to $9,990

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Itinerary
Day 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer from the airport to your included hotel.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Embarkation Day

This morning is free for you to explore Buenos Aires, giving you time to wander the streets of this vibrant city.

Transfer to the port of Buenos Aires for embarkation in the late afternoon. You will be welcomed on board the Ocean Endeavour by the Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers. This evening set sail from Buenos Aires, allowing you to enjoy your first taste of life at sea and a welcome dinner.

Day 3 – 5
At Sea

As you cruise from Buenos Aires to the Falkland Islands, there is plenty of time to enjoy the facilities of the Ocean Endeavour, which include a spa, saunas, saltwater pool and gym and relaxing yoga classes.

The Expedition Team will make presentations on the wildlife and history of the Falkland Islands, preparing you for what lies ahead. Head out to the spacious decks to try to spot several species of birds that are likely to follow the vessel as it heads southeast, such as albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters and diving petrels.

Day 6 – 7
Falkland Islands

This remote collection of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean is home to remarkable bird life and marine mammals as well as stunning landscapes. You may hike to the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world, spot Peale’s dolphins and Commerson’s dolphins in the surrounding waters, or watch penguins in the surf as they prepare to come ashore on an expansive sandy beach.

In Port Stanley, capital of the Falklands and the center of its culture, you’ll be treated to a charming mix of colorful Victorian-era homes, well-tended gardens, and English-style pubs.

Day 8 – 9
At Sea

This morning depart from the Falklands, and set a course for Ushuaia.

Day 10
Ushuaia, Argentina

Disembark the vessel after breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Please Note:
This trip is a combination of two shorter voyages. As such, some passengers will be finishing their cruise today, and new passengers will be joining those that are staying on board to head to Antarctica.

Notes

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 is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Mandatory Travel Insurance:
As a requirement of participation on this expedition, all passengers must purchase emergency evacuation/repatriation insurance; a minimum of $150,000 is advised by the shipping company. The medical insurance must be able to cover all existing health issues the passenger might have. It must also cover medical treatment and medical evacuation in any of the areas traveled. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. 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 U.S. residents with travel protection options.

Optional Kayaking:
Paddling in small groups. Previous kayaking experience is required. It is recommended to have been in a kayak at least three times before. You will need to verify your travel and medical insurance prior to commencing kayaking. Kayakers should be aged 14 or over. Activity is weather dependent.

Optional Photography Private Workshop:
Includes workshops, critiquing sessions and editing workshops on the return journey. Some Zodiac excursions will be on forward-facing Zodiacs with your photography guide at your side on landings too.

Please Note:
This trip is a part of a longer voyage to Antarctica. As such, some passengers will be staying onboard to continue the journey to the White Continent. Please inquire for rates if you are interested in this longer voyage.

Included:
One pre-cruise hotel night in Buenos Aires with breakfast; transfer from Buenos Aires airport to hotel on Day 1; transfer from Buenos Aires hotel to pier; transfer from ship to Ushuaia airport on disembarkation day; shipboard accommodations; gear to keep (wind and water resistant jacket); gear on loan (rubber boots, hiking poles); onboard yoga; all meals onboard ship; soft drinks at meal times. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; accommodations other than those mentioned as included; passport and visa expenses if applicable; optional adventure and photography programs and activities; alcohol; Wi-Fi; communication charges; all items of a personal nature; laundry; required travel insurance; gratuities; excess baggage charges; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photos ©: Wolfgang Kaehler; Amanda Parshall

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