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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey 18 days

Prices From £13,333pp
2 FEB, 2019 | Up to 17 nights

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey 18 days

Aboard: Polar Pioneer

An expedition covering the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia in depth. Embark at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, with connecting flights from Punta Arenas or Santiago included. Option to spend more time exploring the Falklands islands and wildlife - please ask for details

Highlights

  • Spectacular Antarctic scenery
  • Cross the Polar Circle
  • Amazing wildlife including penguins, birds and whales
  • Antarctic kayaking option
  • Zodiac amongst sculpted icebergs
  • Visit historical and scientific sites

What's Included

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

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Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Antarctica, Falklands adventure for you.

Zoe Savage-Morton Travel Specialist

With countless travel experiences and an enduring hunger for adventure, Zoe knows exactly what’s needed to craft a holiday of a lifetime. Her experience and generosity of spirit are legendary and she’ll help you build an itinerary that will make all your dreams come true.

Simon Rowland Senior Travel Expert

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.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.

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Port Stanley
1Day

Port Stanley

Fly in from Punta Arenas or Santiago and embark ship in the afternoon. There is an option to arrive in the Falkland Islands early to spend more time exploring and viewing the islands' wildlife.  

At Sea
2-3Days

At Sea

Keeping watch for the kelp-skirted Shag Rocks, we cross the Scotia Sea, entertained by our expert naturalist and historian.

South Georgia
4 - 8Days

South Georgia

We have ample time to explore South Georgia’s spectacular northern coast, including the world’s largest king penguin rookeries and majestic albatross nests. Kayakers revel in paddling the coastline’s nooks and crannies, accompanied by playful seals. In Stromness and Grytviken harbours, 3000-metre peaks form dramatic backdrops to the remains of whaling stations. Kelp-strewn beaches are cluttered with basking elephant seals, feisty fur seals and penguins.

At Sea
9 - 10Days

At Sea

Following in Shackleton’s wake, we cross the Scotia Sea, possibly detouring to visit the remote South Orkney Islands if ice conditions allow.



Elephant Island
11Day

Elephant Island

Elephant Island, where Shackleton’s men wintered beneath their upturned boats. With luck we will go ashore to pay tribute to these hardy souls.

Antarctic Peninsula
12 - 15Days

Antarctic Peninsula

Get ready for your first shore excursion in Antarctica! Observe busy penguin rookeries and step ashore to visit historic sites. On board Zodiacs, you’ll experience thrilling rides amongst sculpted icebergs and spot seals and penguins on icefloes, joined by expert naturalists and expedition team for wildlife interpretation.



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

Disembark Polar Pioneer and continue homewards or stay to explore the world's southernmost city.

A view from Above

All Aboard

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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