18 Nights South Georgia and Falklands

18 Nights South Georgia and Falklands

$19,540.00Price

Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, 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, with colonies of nesting albatross and rockhopper penguins. This British Territory also adds a human element, with remote settlements and people living off the land.

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    * Free Bar Tab & Crew Tips Included

    * Free International / Domestic Flights Included on select dates

    * Back to Back Savings of 10% on voyage fares

    * Children receive $500 Off pp

    * Group Saving of 5% Off for 8 and above passengers

     

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    For Feb 26 2022 Departure - 

     

    DAY 1-2: U.S./Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires. Settle into the Alvear Art Hotel (or similar) before seeing the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and the famous balcony associated with Eva Perón. (Day 2: L)

     

    DAY 3: Fly to Ushuaia/Embark

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

     

    DAY 4: At Sea In The South Atlantic

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

     

    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. (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 7-8: At Sea

    During our days at sea, we learn about the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration, as well as the flora, fauna and geology of South Georgia. Our naturalists help identify the seabirds that follow us: wandering albatross, prions and black-browed albatross. (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 9-14: South Georgia Island

    Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions. Sailing along the coast, we plan 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! (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 15-17: 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, our journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes us once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature. Our 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. (B,L,D)

     

    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 our private charter flight to Santiago to connect with your overnight flight home. (Day 18: B,L)

     

    For Feb 25 2022 & Feb 26 2023 Departures - 

     

    DAY 1: U.S./Fly overnight to Santiago, Chile

    Today we depart U.S. on an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile. 

     

    DAY 2: Santiago/Overnight Hotel

    Arrive today in Santiago and check in to the fine, centrally located Mandarin Oriental (or similar), and have the morning to relax. Santiago is nearly surrounded by the Andes, which form an inspiring backdrop to our afternoon guided overview of this vibrant city. We explore the Plaza de Armas, the main square, and nearby Presidential Palace, enjoying wonderful views from the many hills that dot the city. In the early evening we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel. (Day 2: L)

     

    DAY 3: Santiago/Fly to Ushuaia/Embark Ship

    Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Join a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking our ship. (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 4: At Sea

    In The South Atlantic Settle into shipboard life, listening to informal discussions from our naturalist staff to prepare for the wildness in the Falklands. Spend time on deck and on the bridge, scanning for petrels, penguins and albatross. (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 5-6: Exploring the Outer Falkland Islands Archipelago

    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 greens of waving tussock grass. While the Falklands boasts a human population (3,000 people in total; 2,500 of whom live in the capital, Stanley) the animals—specifically thousands of irresistible gentoo, rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, magnificent albatross with 11-foot wingspans, and curious fur seals—vastly outnumber them and constitute a major draw for wildlife lovers. (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 7-8: At Sea

    During our days at sea, we learn about the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration, as well as the flora, fauna and geology of South Georgia. Our naturalists help identify the seabirds that follow us: wandering albatross, prions and blackbrowed albatross. There’ll also be time to browse the library, enjoy a massage in the wellness center, or workout in the gym. (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 9-13: South Georgia Island

    Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo and macaroni penguins, enormous snorting elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. Here on South Georgia—the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean— you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: literally tens of thousands of stately king penguins on a single beach! In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking,kayaking, and Zodiac excursions. This is also the setting for the historic adventure story of Sir Ernest Shackleton aboard the ill-fated Endurance, and we’ll visit his gravesite at Grytviken to drink a toast to “the Boss.” (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 14-16: At Sea/Stanley, 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, our journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes us once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature. Our 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. (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 17: At Sea

    Spend this last day relaxing at sea. There will be time for presentations from our staff, reflecting on all you have seen and done. Head to the bridge to chat with the officers and look for marine life. Download your images at the computer kiosk, or send messages home, saying: "Don’t want this to end!" Tonight we gather for a festive farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

     

    DAY 18-19: Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark / Santiago / Home

    Today we disembark in Ushuaia and fly to Santiago by private charter. Connect to your overnight flight home, arriving the next day. (Day 18: B,L)