Three destinations in one

The Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica


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Falkland, South Georgia, Antarctica
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Duration: 19 days
Starts: Port Stanley, Falklands
Ends: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Language: English Speaking Voyage


Included Activities
Optional Activities


Sail on the Magellan Explorer to the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica with this 19-day expedition. Start in the Falklands and enjoy watching interesting native wildlife like the Rockhopper Penguin and Black-browed albatrosses. Also, meet the people who have made this island home for generations. From there, set sail for South Georgia. Visit one of the world’s largest king penguin colonies and watch elephant seals relaxing on the shores. Then cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula and among the South Shetland Islands, visiting sites in the Antarctic Sound and in the Gerlache Strait. This is an expedition like no other.

Itinerary

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Day 1 / Port Stanley, embarkation
Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.

Day 2 / Saunders Island, Carcass Island
During a morning visit to Saunders Island we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.

Day 3 / Bleaker Island
Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon we head to South Georgia.

Day 4-5 / At Sea
As we sail eastward, our expert guides offer a series of presentations. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge while keeping an eye out for the region’s birdlife.

Day 6 / Elsehul Bay
Evening zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay, subject to crossing and permits from the South Georgia government.

Day 7 / Grytviken, Fortuna Bay / Stromness
Morning landing at Grytviken. We’ll clear Customs here and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. In the afternoon, landing at Fortuna Bay / Stromness. We’ll see king penguins and we’ll learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.

Day 8 / Salisbury Plain, Prion Island
Morning visit to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes. In the afternoon, visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross.

Day 9 / St Andrews Bay, Cooper Bay
Morning visit to St Andrews Bay. We’ll see the largest king penguin colony, and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins on a zodiac cruise.

Day 10-11 / At sea

Day 12 / Elephant Island
In the afternoon, we will see Elephant Island. While a landing here is very unlikely, we will see the island from the ship or, if sea conditions allow, from a zodiac.

Day 13-16 / Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
Cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula and among the South Shetland Islands, visiting sites in the Antarctic Sound and in the Gerlache Strait. The voyage may include visits to sites such as Gourdin Island, Brown Bluff, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Wilhelmina Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Cuverville Island, the Melchior Islands or other magnificent places.

Day 17-18 / At Sea
Approach South America and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you head to Ushuaia.

Day 19 / Arrival in Ushuaia and Disembarkation
Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends at the pier upon disembarkation.
Approach South America and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you head to Ushuaia.

Itinerary

Day 1 / Port Stanley, embarkation
Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.

Day 2 / Saunders Island, Carcass Island
During a morning visit to Saunders Island we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.

Day 3 / Bleaker Island
Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon we head to South Georgia.

Day 4-5 / At Sea
As we sail eastward, our expert guides offer a series of presentations. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge while keeping an eye out for the region’s birdlife.

Day 6 / Elsehul Bay
Evening zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay, subject to crossing and permits from the South Georgia government.

Day 7 / Grytviken, Fortuna Bay / Stromness
Morning landing at Grytviken. We’ll clear Customs here and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. In the afternoon, landing at Fortuna Bay / Stromness. We’ll see king penguins and we’ll learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.

Day 8 / Salisbury Plain, Prion Island
Morning visit to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes. In the afternoon, visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross.

Day 9 / St Andrews Bay, Cooper Bay
Morning visit to St Andrews Bay. We’ll see the largest king penguin colony, and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins on a zodiac cruise.

Day 10-11 / At sea

Day 12 / Elephant Island
In the afternoon, we will see Elephant Island. While a landing here is very unlikely, we will see the island from the ship or, if sea conditions allow, from a zodiac.

Day 13-16 / Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
Cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula and among the South Shetland Islands, visiting sites in the Antarctic Sound and in the Gerlache Strait. The voyage may include visits to sites such as Gourdin Island, Brown Bluff, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Wilhelmina Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Cuverville Island, the Melchior Islands or other magnificent places.

Day 17-18 / At Sea
Approach South America and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you head to Ushuaia.

Day 19 / Arrival in Ushuaia and Disembarkation
Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends at the pier upon disembarkation.
Approach South America and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you head to Ushuaia.


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INCLUSIONS

Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.
Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
All guided shore excursions.
Presentations and entertainment on board.
Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.

EXCLUSIONS

Flights, accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary corresponding to each voyage.
Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
Personal travel insurance.
Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
Gratuities.
Visas for Chile, Argentina, and/or the UK, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable


* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.



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