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South Georgia and the Falklands

South Georgia and Falklands Cruise

  • National Geographic Explorer
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 148 Capacity
  • 19 Days
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Summary : Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, and covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles—tens of thousands of stately king penguins on a single beach. The Falkland Islands are equally impressive. This British Territory also adds a human element, with remote settlements and people living off the land.

All departures are Photo Expeditions, see end of page for details.

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

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Itinerary
Day 1
U.S. / Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital.

Day 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Check into your hotel before seeing the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and the famous balcony associated with Eva Perón.

Day 3
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia / Embark

Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking.

Day 4
At Sea In The South Atlantic

Settle into shipboard life, listening to informal discussions from your naturalist staff to prepare for the wildness in the Falklands. Spend time on deck and on the bridge, scanning for petrels, penguins and albatross.

Day 5 – 6
Falkland Islands

Each Falkland Island is a variation on the theme of topographical beauty with white-sand beaches, vaulting cliffs, windswept moors, and the sunlit yellows and sage greens of waving tussock grass. The Falklands boast thousands of irresistible gentoo, rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, as well as magnificent albatross and fur seals. Walk along beautiful white-sand beaches, meander through tussock grass or sit atop a cliff and ponder the views.

Day 7 – 8
At Sea

During your days at sea, learn about the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration, as well as the flora, fauna and geology of South Georgia. Your naturalists help identify the seabirds that follow: wandering albatross, prions and black-browed albatross.

Day 9 – 15
South Georgia Island

Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, the schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions. Sailing along the coast, the plan is to offer activities every day including visits to Grytviken, the final resting place of Shackleton, and Stromness Harbour, where Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley finally reached aid at a whaling station. See huge elephant seals, and on a single beach, you will see thousands of king penguins!

Day 16 – 17
At Sea / Falklands

With whales beneath and birds above, head up to the bridge, or spend these days enjoying the ship’s spa, fitness center, library, and observation deck. After time at sea, your journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes you once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature. Your afternoon visit to Port Stanley offers a chance to see the human face of the islands, to meet the hospitable locals, hoist a drink at a local pub, and stroll around this remote colonial town.

Day 18 – 19
Stanley, Falklands / Disembark / Fly to Santiago, Chile / U.S.

After breakfast, disembark in the Falklands' capital city of Stanley, and transfer to the airport at Mount Pleasant for your private charter flight to Santiago.

Connect with your overnight flight home, arriving on Day 19.

Notes

This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Travel Insurance:
ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. ExpeditionTrips can assist U.S. residents with travel protection options.

Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.

Optional Pre-Trip Extension: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Before embarking on your expedition, take time to explore one of the world's most intriguing cities. See its famous architecture, explore the most interesting neighborhoods, visit top museums, and take in a tango performance. 2 Days.
2019 Double Occupancy from $1,950 per person
2019 Single Occupancy from $2,290 per person
2020 Double Occupancy from: Please inquire
2020 Single Occupancy from: Please inquire
2022 Double Occupancy from: Please inquire
2022 Single Occupancy from: Please inquire

Optional Post-Trip Extension: Easter Island
Follow your Antarctica expedition with a visit to one of the most mysterious places on earth—Easter Island. Home to the silent sentinels of a long lost culture, this tiny island is located 2,300 miles west of Chiles in the Pacific Ocean and almost 1,200 miles from its nearest island neighbor. Learn about the ancient Rapa Nui culture that grew up in isolation. Where did these people come from and why did they carve more than 600 giant moai? Learn from key archaeologists. Flights must be booked through ExpeditionTrips. Trip length and rate varies due to airline schedules. Rates below are for trips that are five days; rates will be higher if longer than five days is required for flight schedules. Please inquire.
10/23/2019 5-Day Double Occupancy from $4,520 per person
10/23/2019 5-Day Double Occupancy from $5,350 per person
2020 Double Occupancy from: Please inquire
2020 Single Occupancy from: Please inquire
2022 Double Occupancy from: Please inquire
2022 Single Occupancy from: Please inquire

Included:
One pre-cruise hotel night in Buenos Aires; transfers between airport and ship if booked on group flights; shipboard accommodations; kayaking; certified photo instructor; video chronicle of your trip; parka; all meals onboard ship; most beverages onboard ship; crew gratuities. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare transportation; extensions; passport and visa expenses; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; immigration fees; items of a personal nature such as premium alcoholic beverages, Internet, and laundry; optional extensions; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photos ©: Ralph Lee Hopkins (King Penguins Water, Falklands Floral Landscape, Albatross); Michael S. Nolan (Hikers/Landscape, King Penguins/Landscape, Stanley Village, Penguin Sunset, Fur Seal, Rockhopper Penguins)

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