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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands 18 days

Prices From £13,904pp
1 DEC, 2018 | Up to 17 nights

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands 18 days

Aboard: Polar Pioneer

Explore the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula, photographing penguins, seals, whales and historic sites, hopefully stepping onto the continent itself, before sailing on to Elephant Island and South Georgia where, as the days grow longer, the mountains shed their snowy mantle, king penguins shuffle eggs on their feet, elephant seals pup and fur seals are rambunctious. Currents of krill sweep up from the Weddell Sea, providing food for one of the greatest wildlife concentrations on the planet. Immerse yourself in whaling history and visit Shackleton’s grave. Finish off by calling at the Falkland Islands before returning to the South American continent.

Highlights

  • Spectacular Antarctic and South Georgia scenery
  • Amazing wildlife including penguins, birds and whales
  • Photography workshop & 1 on 1 instruction
  • Antarctic kayaking option
  • Zodiac amongst sculpted icebergs
  • Visit historical and scientific sites

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation on board ship
  • Flight from Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas) to Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Transfer from Falkland Island's airport to ship
  • Stanley town tour (time permitting)
  • Zodiac landings and excursions
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Polar parka

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Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

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As Senior Travel Expert, Simon has an absolute wealth of experience in adventure travel in some of the most fascinating places in the world. With in-depth knowledge and fantastic organizational skills, Simon’s first-hand experience and genuine passion drive him to work to create your perfect itinerary.

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Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.

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Santiago to Stanley
1Day

Santiago to Stanley

Flight from Santiago to Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands. Time permitting we will join a tour of this fascinating town before embarkation and setting sail towards South Georgia.

At Sea
2 - 4Days

At Sea

Sailing towards South Georgia. If time and weather permits, we may pass Shag Rocks - the six small islands in the westernmost extremity of South Georgia. We will come close to this amazing birdlife refuge and, hopefully, spend time observing birds from our Zodiacs.

South Georgia
5 - 8Days

South Georgia

Spring brings an explosion of life to South Georgia and we have ample time to explore the island. We visit wildlife havens that include the world’s largest king penguin rookeries, majestic albatross nests and beaches cluttered with basking elephant seals, feisty fur seals and penguins. Inspired by Shackleton’s epic, we hope to retrace the expedition’s final steps from Fortuna Bay to Stromness, and also visit the explorer's grave at Grytviken.

At Sea
9 - 10Days

At Sea

We bid farewell to South Georgia and begin our crossing towards Antarctica. You'll have time to unwind and reflect as you prepare for the next leg of our adventure.

Elephant Island
11Day

Elephant Island

Conditions permitting, we approach Cape Wild, a bleak, rocky spit along Elephant Island’s dramatic north coast. If conditions allow, we’ll Zodiac cruise, possibly even step ashore, to pay tribute to Shackleton’s 22 men who survived 4 months here.

Antarctica
12 - 15Days

Antarctica

We cruise from the South Shetland Islands and through spectacular Gerlache Strait, passing the western flank of the Antarctic Peninsula - where you'll step foot on the continent. We may encounter pack ice, and penguin rookeries alive with courtship, mating and nest-building. Leopard seals and South Polar skuas are on the hunt, while shy giant petrels incubate their eggs. With nearly 24 hours daylight, we pack in as much as possible, visit historic sites, attempting to land on the continent proper and Zodiac cruising amongst spectacular icebergs

Drake Passage
16 - 17Days

Drake Passage

The Drake Passage offers excellent birdwatching from the outer decks or the warm bridge. A time to celebrate and reflect on our time in Antarctica as we head north towards Ushuaia.

Ushuaia
18Day

Ushuaia

Dawn greets us in the Beagle Channel. We dock in Ushuaia for disembarkation and transfer to airport or town.

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Polar Pioneer
Mid range vessel

Polar Pioneer

Polar Pioneer was built in Finland as an ice-strengthened research ship and was refurbished in 2000 as an expedition ship with accommodation for 54 passengers. There is a mixture of cabins and suites, including twin and triples with shared facilities. All cabins have portholes. Public areas include two dining rooms, a combined bar/lounge/library and a small clinic. There is an open bridge policy on board.

we work hard to earn passionate reviews from our clients.

Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!

Dave Martin

I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.

Dr Lorna Mairs

Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and all your staff for making this an epic adventure of immense proportions. Everything went smoothly, pickups, hotels and most of all the expedition itself. Truly a mind blowing experience unlike any I have ever taken.

Mr J Borg, Malta

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