South Georgia via the Falklands

from £12045
excluding flights *
20 nights Nov

Overview

Deep in the South Atlantic, east of the continent of South America and just north of the convergence zone with the Southern Ocean, lie two of Britain’s most remote and unique territories, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. With a wealth of history and an even richer abundance of wildlife, the regions combine in this phenomenal itinerary to create a truly special journey which offers a perfect alternative to an Antarctic expedition.

Highlights

  • Spend several days exploring South Georgia's majestic beauty and amazing wildlife
  • Witness huge colonies of king penguins
  • Visit the Falklands to view nesting albatross, penguins and a host of endemic birds found nowhere else in the world
  • Learn about early polar exploration and whaling history, including a visit to the burial site of Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Watch the antics of fur and elephant seals

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Shore landings & Zodiac cruises
  • Experienced Expedition Team
  • Presentations on board
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage

Full description

This expedition-style voyage encompassing many of the islands of the Falkland and South Georgia archipelagos offers the chance to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most extraordinary scenery and wildlife.

Daily shore excursions and cruises by Zodiac will offer access to remote coastlines and isolated animal colonies. Sightings of up to 5 different penguin species are possible, along with numerous other birds and marine mammals. This region also has an intriguing history, with British cultural influences in strong evidence.

During your voyage the on-board expedition team will educate and entertain you, sharing their expertise and in-depth knowledge of the local history, wildlife and remote communities, and ensuring you get the most out of your time in these very distinctive regions of the British Empire.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

2021/22 Departures - Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Prices from (pp)
05 Nov 2021 21 days M/V Janssonius £12,045

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Puerto Madryn, Argentina

After embarkation in the late afternoon you will set sail for the Falkland Islands.

Day 2-3: at sea

There are many activities to keep you engaged while you are at sea. You could learn to identify the seabirds that glide alongside the ship, or attend the illustrated presentations by the Expedition Team. They will prepare you for the shore landings and Zodiac cruising to come.

Days 4-5: Falkland Islands

The Falklands archipelago includes two main islands – East Falkland and West Falkland, as well as a number of smaller outlying islands. During your time here you will explore on daily Zodiac cruises and shore landings, in search of Magellanic, gentoo and rockhopper penguin colonies. You might see king penguins too, as well as a variety of seabirds and indigenous plant species. You may also have time to explore Stanley, the charming capital with a uniquely British feel.

Days 6-7: at sea

Sailing south you will enter Antarctic waters by crossing the Antarctic convergence, an invisible ring around the globe where the cold Southern Ocean meets the warmer waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Days 8-15: South Georgia

After crossing the Southern Ocean, a series of landings are planned around South Georgia, taking in king penguin rookeries, noisy elephant seals, abandoned whaling stations and the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Days 16-20: at sea

After two weeks of endless wildlife encounters, your journey home begins. Along the way there will be plenty of time to share stories and swap photos with your fellow passengers as you reflect on everything you’ve seen.

Day 21: Ushuaia

Arrive back in Ushuaia this morning and disembark, ready for your onward adventure.

Notes

  • All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions!

 

M/V Janssonius

Antarctica

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Expedition Ship

Built specifically for exploring the Polar regions, the M/V Janssonius is amongst the strongest and most environmentally friendly vessels on the Polar seas.

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