South Georgia & The Falklands Expedition Cruise - Jaw-dropping Scenery, Boundless Wildlife and Captivating History

   
 

South Georgia & The Falklands Expedition Cruise - Jaw-dropping Scenery, Boundless Wildlife and Captivating History

BY LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS
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6 months ago

DURATION

19 Days

SEASON

October 2016; March & October 2017

RATES

USD 15,930.00 per person

EXPIRES

Oct 01, 2017
South Georgia & The Falklands Expedition Cruise - Jaw-dropping Scenery, Boundless Wildlife and Captivating History
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Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo, rockhopper 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: literally 200,000 stately king penguins on a single beach. See the human face of the region in the Falklands, reminiscent of Great Britain, with grazing sheep, tea and crumpets. And in this privileged place, the albatross reveal the beauty of their mysterious lives.

Walk amid stately king penguins—literally 200,000 on a single beach in South Georgia.

Observe magnificent albatross in the Falklands, and see Magellanic penguins peeking from their burrows.

Hike in the footsteps of “the Boss,” Sir Ernest Shackleton, and hear his tale of survival.

Paddle a kayak amid curious fur seals, and explore in a Zodiac among the bergs.

Compare aperture settings side-by-side with a National Geographic photographer.

So join us, as South Georgia and the Falklands bursts with life after a fruitful summer. And, we've added some really fun time in Buenos Aires, with plenty of exclusive events. These are the ultimate destinations for jaw-dropping scenery, boundless wildlife and captivating history, and will affect the way you tell stories about travel and wildlife adventures for years to come.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Rates are per person, double occupancy and start at $15,930. Rates vary by season and accommodation category.

ITINERARY

Days 1-2: U.S./Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Depart Miami on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital. Check in to the excellent Caesar Park Hotel (MGallery) before having a guided overview of the city, seeing its Beaux Arts palaces and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron.

Day 3: Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Embark
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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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—South Atlantic Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean, Subantarctic, Antarctica
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Settle into shipboard life, listening to informal discussions from our naturalist staff to prepare us for the wildness ahead in the Falklands. Spend time on deck and on the bridge, scanning for seabirds, notably the albatross. (B,L,D)

Days 5-6: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
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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 herds of fur and elephant seals. Our visit to Port Stanley offers a chance to meet the hospitable locals, hoist a few at the famous Upland Goose pub and stroll around this remote Victorian town. (B,L,D)

Days 7-8: At Sea—South Atlantic Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean, Subantarctic, Antarctica
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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. A lookout is kept to identify the seabirds that follow our ship: wandering albatross, prions and black-browed albatross. (B,L,D)

Days 9-13: South Georgia Island
St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia, S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
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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. Leisurely circumnavigating the island, we plan to make stops every day including Grytviken, the final resting place of Shackleton, and Stromness Bay where Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley finally reached aid at a whaling station. And, we visit a vast colony of 200,000 king penguins! (B,L,D)

Days 14-15: At Sea—South Atlantic Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean, Subantarctic, Antarctica
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With whales beneath and birds above, head out on deck to see and hear the ship crunch through the ice. (B,L,D)

Day 16: Port Stanley—Falkland Islands
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
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Our journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes us once more to the island archipelago that teems with the wonders of nature and wildlife. Take a last walk along the beautiful white-sand beaches, meander through the tussock grass or sit atop a cliff and ponder the views. (B,L,D)

Day 17: At Sea—South Atlantic Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean, Subantarctic, Antarctica
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One last chance to send emails home saying “Don’t want this to end.” (B,L,D)

Days 18-19: Ushuaia, Argentina/ Disembark/Buenos Aires/U.S.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Disembark in Ushuaia with time to explore before flying to Buenos Aires by private charter. Connect to your flight home, arriving the next day. (B,L)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • Ship and hotel accommodations
  • Meals indicated
  • Excursions
  • Services of Lindblad Expeditions’ expedition staff and expert guides
  • Use of kayaks
  • All port charges and service taxes

NOTES

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National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. It carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea Specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sophisticated video equipment, extending access to the underwater world.

Flexibility is a hallmark of our expeditions, and often the day-by-day itinerary will change as we take advantage of rare wildlife sightings or photographers linger ashore through the golden hour of light. Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee.

Pre- and post-trip extensions are also available.


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