Explore the islands of the Falklands and South Georgia
While South Georgia is famous for the exploits of Ernest Shackleton it also offers encounters with wildlife that cannot be enjoyed anywhere else on earth. Travel from Ushuaia to the Falkland Islands and then South Georgia – commonly referred to as the Galapagos of the Antarctic – to experience one of the world’s most fertile breeding grounds for sub-Antarctic wildlife, with beaches blanketed with penguins — king and macaroni penguins, in particular. On a visit to Shackleton’s final resting place, retrace the steps of a man whose death in 1921 closed the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic exploration.
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- Physical rating
- Min 8
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 132
Why you'll love this trip
Discover the remote landscapes, wildlife and rich history of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia
On-board lectures by polar experts provide great insight into the unique history, geology and wildlife of the region
Stand upon beaches teeming with thousands of king penguins in some of the largest rookeries in the world
Visit abandoned whaling stations and the resting place of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton in the remote outpost of South Georgia
Take a refreshing 'polar plunge' in the icy sea and experience the ultimate in Sub Antarctic weather
Optional activities such as sea kayaking among seals and icebergs can take your adventure to the next level. Book early, as these sell out fast
See abundant species of whales, seabirds, seals and penguins on regular Zodiac excursions
Is this trip right for you?
On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Ocean Adventurer
Meals IncludedThere are no meals included on this day.
Special InformationYou can arrive anytime today, although there will be a welcome and information meeting at the hotel at around 6.00pm so it is recommended to arrive before then.
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Meals17 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
TransportExpedition cruise ship, zodiac
AccommodationExpedition cruise ship 16 nights, hotel 1 night
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.
Kayaking is available to book on all Antarctic voyages. Some voyages also offer other activities such as camping, stand up paddle boarding, cross country skiing and mountaineering. All of these activities must be booked prior to departure and incur an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. For kayaking, previous, recent experience is essential and a good level of fitness is required for cross country skiing and mountaineering. See the itinerary for Adventure options available on this voyage.
Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representatives.
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