Single Cabins Available
Cape Horn & The Falkland Islands 8 DaysAboard: Magellan Explorer
Sail aboard a modern and innovative expedition vessel as you enjoy an in-depth exploration of the beautiful Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas). Sailing from Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, you will visit famous the Cape Horn to become one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island, before sailing through historic southern seas towards the Falklands. Here you will enjoy 4 days of exciting exploration is search of magnificent birdlife, historical sites and spectacular landscapes.
- Explore around the rarely-visited Cape Horn, the southernmost point of South America
- Discover the remarkable Falkland Islands
- Abundant birdlife including a myriad of penguins
- Spectacular scenery and fascinating historical sites
- Sail aboard a brand-new Polar expedition vessel
- Full board accommodation on board ship, including wine/beer with meals
- Shore and Zodiac excursions
- Programme of expert lectures
- Loan of waterproof boots
- Transfer from ship to airport in Stanley
Single Cabins Available
This vessel offers single occupancy cabins, which is a perfect option for solo travellers. Travelling alone is often the best way to see the world. No responsibilities, no difficult choices and no trying to please anyone else…just you, your itinerary and your adventurous spirit!
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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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Your expedition begins in the Argentinean city of Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, where after arriving independently you will make your way to the port for evening embarkation. After settling in and familiarising yourself with your ship, you may wish to spend some time on deck watching as we sail through the Beagle Channel, away from the mainland and the city lights fade into the distance. We will sail towards Puerto Williams, the world’s southernmost town, to clear formalities for approaching Cape Horn.
Flights are not included in the cost of your voyage, but we are happy to arrange these for you. Please enquire for further details and options available.
Having crossed Nassau Bay overnight, this morning you will awake to the sight of the legendary Cape Horn. We hope to spend the day here, with a Zodiac cruise taking you right up to this famous and rarely-visited island where you can step off and enjoy some photo opportunities and exploration both on land and at sea.
After an in-depth discovery of the area you will get back on board to sail north towards the Falkland Islands.
Today will be spent at sea sailing through the South Atlantic towards the Falklands. Some time on deck should reward in multiple sightings of various seabirds following the ship as well as different species of whales. Your informative and entertaining lecture and presentation programme delivered by your expert guides will teach you all there is to know about the wildlife, history and geology of the fascinating places you will visit on your expedition.
On the morning of day 4 we will have arrived off the coast of the ruggedly beautiful extreme west of the Falklands’ archipelago. Prepare for incredibly scenic sights of dramatic cliffs and picturesque harbours and bays, along with a wonderful diversity of wildlife. Over the course of the next 2 days we plan to visit a number of fascinating islands along the north and south areas of the West Falklands. Places visited on day 4 may include New Island, Weddell Island and West Point.
On day 5 we will make our way to Carcass Island to enjoy the sight of its beautiful white sand beaches, steep cliffs and coves, before moving on to Saunders Island to search for sightings of the five breeding species of penguin that can be found here along with black-browed albatross and a myriad of other birds.
Falkland Sound & Stanley
On day 6 we will take an enjoyable cruise down the scenic Falkland Sound to discover its rough and untouched landscapes, stopping at small settlements to meet the locals and learn all about their culture and way of life here. Accompanied by the onboard historians, you will also visit sites that were active battlefields during the 1982 conflict and gain an introduction to the regional geopolitics.
Reaching Stanley, the archipelago’s charming capital, you can choose to spend the day exploring the town at your leisure, visiting the fascinating museum, the church, war memorials, or enjoying a walk along the picturesque waterfront before treating yourself to a drink and a spot of lunch in the pub. Your expedition team will also offer guided walking tours of the town and the nearby Gypsy Cove.
A number of optional tours are also available in Stanley and can be purchased in advance on board. These include battlefield tours, 4x4 drives to Volunteer Point and helicopter flights.
Stanley - End of Itinerary
As your itinerary sadly comes to an end, upon disembarkation a transfer will be provided to the airport for your onward or homeward flights.
Please note: Most flights from Stanley depart today, Saturday, and go to Punta Arenas and Santiago in Chile. These should be booked in advance. Flight packages are available on request. Please enquire for full details about the options available.
A view from Above
The world’s first expedition ship custom designed for Antarctic air-cruise operations, the stylishly designed Magellan Explorer effortlessly combines boutique hospitality with expedition excellence to provide a supremely comfortable experience for your Antarctica adventures. Every element of this strong and agile expedition ship has been expertly designed to enhance guests’ expedition experience and it has been built to the very latest Polar Code specifications. Advanced features include Polar Class 6 ice-class rating, stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters and ice-detecting radar. An energy-recovery system that recycles the heat produced by the engines to warm up the ship and its water supply enables the ship to reduce its environmental footprint and allows guests to travel in a more eco-friendly and conscientious manner. The Magellan Explorer offers five different accommodation categories, with each berth having been styled by a renowned interior design studio based in Santiago de Chile. The finest details have been carefully considered to provide a modern, comfortable and stylish environment in which to relax in after a long day of Antarctic adventures. Each cabin is spacious and bright and features large king-size or twin beds, private bathrooms and seating areas. The majority of cabins feature private verandahs or balconies. The public areas of the ship include a grand dining room which offers buffet breakfast and lunch and table-service dinner, a BBQ deck for al-fresco dining, a spacious forward-facing observation lounge and bar that is also used to deliver briefings and educational presentations, an outdoor observation deck that has been designed to allow close contact with the surrounding environment, a library, gymnasium, sauna and gift shop.
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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
Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.Steve Sutton
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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