South Georgia and the Falklands
19 days - Prices $14,990 - $28,950
National Geographic Explorer
Explore spectacular South Georgia and historic Falkland Islands aboard a luxurious and modern vessel with top-notch amenities, world-class guides, kayaking, and an Undersea Specialist.
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Members of ExpeditionTrips.com receive complimentary round-trip international airfare Miami/Buenos Aires (value $1,800) PLUS complimentary round-trip charter airfare Buenos Aires / Ushuaia (value $790). Free airfare based on group departures and must be ticketed by ExpeditionTrips.*
Applicable Dates: 3/7/2014
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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, 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. All departures are Photo Expeditions, see end of page for details.
Days 1 - 2: U.S. / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart Miami on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital. Check in to the excellent Caesar Park Hotel 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
Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Join a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking your ship.
Day 4: At Sea In The South Atlantic
Settle into shipboard life, listening to informal discussions from your naturalist staff to prepare you for the wildness ahead in the Falklands. Spend time on deck and on the bridge, scanning for seabirds, notably the albatross.
Days 5 - 6: Falkland Islands
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. Your 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.
Days 7 - 8: At Sea
During your days at sea, 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 in your wake: wandering albatross, prions and black-browed albatross.
Days 9 - 13: South Georgia Island
Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, your schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions. Leisurely circumnavigating the island, 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, visit a vast colony of 200,000 king penguins!
Days 14 - 15: At Sea
With whales beneath and birds above, head out on deck to see and hear the ship crunch through the ice.
Day 16: Falkland Islands
Your journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes you once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature and wildlife. Take a last walk along the beautiful white-sand beaches, meander through tussock grass or sit atop a cliff and ponder the views.
Day 17: At Sea
One last chance to send emails home saying “Don’t want this to end.”
Days 18 - 19: Ushuaia, Argentina/ Disembark / Buenos Aires / U.S.
Disembark in Ushuaia with time to explore before flying to Buenos Aires by private charter. Connect to your flight home, arriving the next day.
The photo team, a National Geographic Photographer and a Lindblad Photo Specialist, will enhance your voyage by working with you on photo composition and exposure; helping you develop your own unique vision; showing you how professionals edit and store images while on the go; and sharing the stories behind some of their greatest images. Whether expert or interested beginner, you'll find added benefits such as walks ashore and Zodiac cruises dedicated to photography, presentations on the creative and technical aspects of photography, and one-on-one mentoring and coaching in the field.
Cabin accommodations aboard ship; one hotel night in Buenos Aires; all meals and non-alcoholic beverages aboard the ship; some meals ashore; all shore excursions and sightseeing; transfers to and from group flights; tips (except to ship's crew), taxes and service charges; services of a ship physician and expedition staff; use of kayaks.
International air transportation; round-trip charter flights between Buenos Aires/Ushuaia (approx. $790 per person); extensions; passport and visa expenses; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; immigration fees; items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, email and laundry; gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.
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