16/17/18 Nights Expedition Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

$15,989.00Price

On the way to South Georgia, you will leave civilisation behind – and simmer with excitement at breathtaking encounters with king penguins, hundreds of thousands of them lining the mountain slopes like a welcoming committee. It is truly wonderful to watch them look for partners and prepare for their offspring. When you pass through the overwhelming Lemaire Channel and the spectacular Neumayer Channel, you will know that here, at the end of the world, you are closer to creation than ever before.

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For Dec 1 2020/Dec 5 2021/Jan 20 2022 Departure (16 Nights) -

 

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 18.00 hrs

 

Day 2: At Sea

 

Day 3: Falklands

The British overseas territory has more than just a turbulent history; discover its impressive bird life the moment your Zodiac lands. With more than 60 different species, including rockhopper penguins, Magellanic penguins and albatrosses, the Falkland Islands are a paradise for ornithologists. During natural history walks along the coast, your experts will provide fascinating information about the head-high tussock grass and the Victorian houses in Stanley.

 

Day 4-5: At Sea

 

Day 6-7: South Georgia

In this unique wildlife paradise, the Zodiacs are used several times a day to let you experience very special sightings. For example, standing with the experts in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins. The island is home to almost 200,000 animals inhabiting the steep slopes and coasts – such as Salisbury Plain or the Gold Harbour beach where fur seals and elephant seals will not be disturbed by your visit. At the former Grytviken  whaling station, the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton recalls the adventures of times gone by.

 

Day 8-9: At Sea

 

Day 10-14: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea

Enjoy unforgettable moments when, for example, you set foot on the Antarctic mainland near to Paradise Bay. Snow-capped summits surround the bay, where icebergs the size of houses drift and glaciers tower hundreds of metres above. The gigantic glacier cliffs, such as those of Neko Harbor, provide a unique backdrop. Gentoo penguins stretch as far as the eye can see, for example on Cuverville Island. One of the most impressive shipping passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel: mountains up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft) high line the strait of water. The Neumayer Channel and Port Lockroy provide panoramic views of glaciers that are no less breathtaking.



When cruising in the Antarctic Sound, the deck becomes your front-row seat for unique natural spectacles, for example when water is suddenly parted by the fluke of a majestic whale. The Weddell Sea is home to breathtaking ice formations, some of which are as tall as a house and covered by Adelie penguins and dense pack ice. How far can your expedition ship go? For example, in 1903, the Nordenskjold expedition was forced to wait ten months to be rescued on the volcanic Paulet Island. Today, the island is home to countless penguins and, like Devil Island, makes for a very lively spectacle.

 

Day 15-16: Drake Passage

 

Day 17: Ushuaia

Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs. And then Charter flight to Buenos Aires.

 

For Dec 17 2020 Departure (17 Nights) -

 

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 18.00 hrs

 

Day 2: At Sea

 

Day 3: Falklands

The British overseas territory has more than just a turbulent history; discover its impressive bird life the moment your Zodiac lands. With more than 60 different species, including rockhopper penguins, Magellanic penguins and albatrosses, the Falkland Islands are a paradise for ornithologists. During natural history walks along the coast, your experts will provide fascinating information about the head-high tussock grass and the Victorian houses in Stanley.

 

Day 4-5: At Sea

 

Day 6-8: South Georgia

In this unique wildlife paradise, the Zodiacs are used several times a day to let you experience very special sightings. For example, standing with the experts in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins. The island is home to almost 200,000 animals inhabiting the steep slopes and coasts – such as Salisbury Plain or the Gold Harbour beach where fur seals and elephant seals will not be disturbed by your visit. At the former Grytviken  whaling station, the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton recalls the adventures of times gone by.

 

Day 9-10: At Sea

 

Day 11-15: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea

Enjoy unforgettable moments when, for example, you set foot on the Antarctic mainland near to Paradise Bay. Snow-capped summits surround the bay, where icebergs the size of houses drift and glaciers tower hundreds of metres above. The gigantic glacier cliffs, such as those of Neko Harbor, provide a unique backdrop. Gentoo penguins stretch as far as the eye can see, for example on Cuverville Island. One of the most impressive shipping passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel: mountains up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft) high line the strait of water. The Neumayer Channel and Port Lockroy provide panoramic views of glaciers that are no less breathtaking.



When cruising in the Antarctic Sound, the deck becomes your front-row seat for unique natural spectacles, for example when water is suddenly parted by the fluke of a majestic whale. The Weddell Sea is home to breathtaking ice formations, some of which are as tall as a house and covered by Adelie penguins and dense pack ice. How far can your expedition ship go? For example, in 1903, the Nordenskjold expedition was forced to wait ten months to be rescued on the volcanic Paulet Island. Today, the island is home to countless penguins and, like Devil Island, makes for a very lively spectacle.

 

Day 16-17: Drake Passage

 

Day 18: Ushuaia

Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs. And then Charter flight to Buenos Aires.

 

For Jan 3 2021/Dec 21 2021 Departure (18 Nights) -

 

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 18.00 hrs

 

Day 2: At Sea

 

Day 3 -4: Falklands

The British overseas territory has more than just a turbulent history; discover its impressive bird life the moment your Zodiac lands. With more than 60 different species, including rockhopper penguins, Magellanic penguins and albatrosses, the Falkland Islands are a paradise for ornithologists. During natural history walks along the coast, your experts will provide fascinating information about the head-high tussock grass and the Victorian houses in Stanley.

 

Day 5-6: At Sea

 

Day 7-9: South Georgia

In this unique wildlife paradise, the Zodiacs are used several times a day to let you experience very special sightings. For example, standing with the experts in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins. The island is home to almost 200,000 animals inhabiting the steep slopes and coasts – such as Salisbury Plain or the Gold Harbour beach where fur seals and elephant seals will not be disturbed by your visit. At the former Grytviken  whaling station, the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton recalls the adventures of times gone by.

 

Day 10: At Sea

 

Day 11-16: South Orkney Islands, Weddell Sea, Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula 

 

South Orkney Islands
For scientists, the Antarctic is an enormous natural laboratory – and that includes this largely glaciated island group. You will also gain an insight into the everyday lives of polar researchers when, weather permitting, you will be taken in the Zodiacs to visit the Argentinian Orcadas station (subject to authorisation). Enjoy the pure fascination of the drifting tabular icebergs which, with a bit of luck, you will see off Signy Island, for example. The bizarre blocks that have broken off the shelf ice and their huge archways shimmer a mystical shade of blue in the cool polar light. And you will pass close by on board the ship – simply breathtaking.



South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
Enjoy unforgettable moments when, for example, you set foot on the Antarctic mainland near to Paradise Bay. Snow-capped summits surround the bay, where icebergs the size of houses drift and glaciers tower hundreds of metres above. The gigantic glacier cliffs, such as those of Neko Harbor, provide a unique backdrop. Gentoo penguins stretch as far as the eye can see, for example on Cuverville Island. One of the most impressive shipping passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel: mountains up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft) high line the strait of water. The Neumayer Channel and Port Lockroy provide panoramic views of glaciers that are no less breathtaking.

 

Weddell Sea
When cruising in the Antarctic Sound, the deck becomes your front-row seat for unique natural spectacles, for example when water is suddenly parted by the fluke of a majestic whale. The Weddell Sea is home to breathtaking ice formations, some of which are as tall as a house and covered by Adelie penguins and dense pack ice. How far can your expedition ship go? For example, in 1903, the Nordenskjold expedition was forced to wait ten months to be rescued on the volcanic Paulet Island. Today, the island is home to countless penguins and, like Devil Island, makes for a very lively spectacle.

 

Day 17-18: Drake Passage

 

Day 19: Ushuaia

Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs. And then Charter flight to Buenos Aires.

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