Malvinas - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula Cruise

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Tour Highlights

A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of Antarctic fur seals!

We'll travel on the Planicius, an ice-strengthened vessel ideal for polar expedition cruises in the Antarctic
STARTS
USHUAIA (AR)
Ushuaia - Day 1 - Confirmed departures:

December 03, 2018
December 22, 2018
January 09, 2019
November 30, 2019
January 19, 2020
ENDS
Ushuaia - Day 19
DURATION
19 Days
FREQUENCY
EVERYDAY
SEASON
November to March
INCLUDED
- Voyage Aboard The Indicated Vessel As Indicated In The Itinerary.
- All Meals Throughout The Voyage Aboard The Ship Including Snacks, Coffee And Tea.
- All Shore Excursions And Activities Throughout The Voyage By Zodiac.
- Program Of Lectures By Noted Naturalists And Leadership By Experienced Expedition Staff.
- Free Use Of Rubber Boots
- Luggage Transfer From Pick-Up Point To The Vessel On The Day Of Embarkation In Ushuaia.
- Pre-Scheduled Group Transfer From The Vessel To The Airport In Ushuaia (Directly After
Disembarkation).
- All Miscellaneous Service Taxes And Port Charges Throughout The Program.
- Comprehensive Pre-Departure Material.
NOT INCLUDED
- Any Airfare Whether On Scheduled Or Charter Flights
- Pre- And Post-Land Arrangements
- Passport And Visa Expenses
- Meals Ashore
- Extra Baggage, Cancellation And Personal Insurance (Which Is Strongly Recommended)
- Charges And All Items Of A Personal Nature Such As Laundry, Bar, Beverage Charges And Telecommunication Charges
- Customary Gratuity At The End Of The Voyages For Stewards And Other Service Personnel Aboard (Guidelines Will Be Provided).
PHYSICAL REQS.
You Must Be In Good General Health And Be Physically Fit To Perform Normal Activities On Board And On Excursions, Which May Require Moderate Effort.
DIFFICULTY
Please Remember That You Will Have To Climb Up And Down Steep Stairs To Board The Zodiacs And Also On Board To Head From One Deck To Another.
Activities Such As Kayaking, Camping And Snowshoeing Demand Extra Effort.

Details of this Activity

Day 1: End of the world, start of a journey
Your voyage begins at Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city on the planet. Starting in the afternoon, you embark and sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the remainder of the evening.

Day 2: The winged life of the westerlies
Several species of albatross follow the vessel into the westerlies, along with storm petrels, shearwaters, and diving petrels.

Day 3: Finding the Malvinas
The Malvinas Islands offer an abundance of wildlife that is easily approachable, though caution is always advised. These islands are largely unknown gems, the site of a 1982 war between the UK and Argentina.
Not only do various species of bird live here, but chances are great you’ll see both Peale’s dolphins and Commerson’s dolphins in the surrounding waters. 

Day 4: The seat of Malvinas culture
The capital of the Malvinas and center of its culture, Puerto Argentino, has some Victorian-era charm: colorful houses, well-tended gardens, and English-style pubs are all to be found here. You can also see several century-old clipper ships nearby. The small but interesting museum is also worth a visit, covering the early days of settlement up to the Malvinas War. Feel free to wander at will, though be aware that admission fees to local attractions are not included in the voyage.

Day 5 – 6: Once more to the sea
En route to South Georgia, you now cross the Antarctic Convergence. The temperature cools considerably within the space of a few hours, and nutritious water rises to the surface of the sea due to colliding water columns. This phenomenon attracts a multitude of seabirds near the ship, including several species of albatross, shearwaters, petrels, prions, and skuas.

Day 7 – 10: South Georgia Journey
Today you arrive at the first South Georgia activity site. Please keep in mind that weather conditions in this area can be challenging, largely dictating the program. Over the next several days, you have a chance to visit the following sites:
* Prion Island – This location is closed during the early part of the wandering albatross breeding season (November 20 – January 7).  Enjoy witnessing the gentle nature of these animals, which possess the largest wingspan of any birds in the world.
* Fortuna Bay – Near beaches inhabited by various penguins and seals, you have the chance to follow the final leg of Shackleton’s route to the abandoned whaling village of Stromness. 
* Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay, Gold Harbour – These sites not only house the three largest king penguin colonies in South Georgia, they’re also three of the world’s largest breeding beaches for southern elephant seals.
* Grytviken – Here you might be able to see the South Georgia Museum as well as Shackleton’s grave. Find king penguins and elephant seals

Day 11: Southward bound
There may be sea ice on this route, and at the edge of the ice some south polar skuas and snow petrels could join the other seabirds trailing the vessel south.

Day 12: The scenic vistas of South Orkney
Depending on the conditions, you might visit Orcadas Base, an Argentine scientific station on Laurie Island in the South Orkney archipelago. The personnel here will happily show you their facility, where you can enjoy expansive views of the surrounding glaciers. If a visit isn’t possible, you may instead land in Signy Island’s Shingle Cove.

Day 13: Last push to the Antarctic
Enormous icebergs and a fair chance of fin whale sightings ensure there’s never a dull moment on this last sea voyage south. Also, your best chance to spot Antarctic petrels is here.

Day 14 – 16: Awe-inspiring Antarctica
If the ice conditions permit, you now sail into the Weddell Sea. Here colossal tabular icebergs herald your arrival to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. Paulet Island, with its large population of Adélie penguins, is a possible stop. You might also visit Brown Bluff, located in the ice-clogged Antarctic Sound, where you could get the chance to set foot on the Antarctic Continent itself.
If conditions aren’t favorable to enter the Weddell Sea from the east, the ship will set course for Elephant Island and head into the Bransfield Strait, between South Shetland Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Conditions on the Drake Passage determine the exact time of departure.

Day 17 – 18: Familiar seas, familiar friends
While crossing the Drake, you’re again greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered from the passage south

Day 19: There and back again
We disembark on Ushuaia on the morning.

Reviews

Things to do in Ushuaia
21/10/2016
Reviews
If you are looking for what to do in Ushuaia, you should consider booking the tour Antarctic Peninsula Cruise-islas Falkland. It´ll be an experience you won´t forget!
Reviewed by Hellen
Incredible day in Ushuaia
07/10/2016
Reviews
if you are traveling to Ushuaia you shouldn´t miss the tour Antarctic Peninsula Cruise-islas Falkland. It is a unique experience!
Reviewed by Mike

Rates

OptionTravelersValid DatesRates
QUADRUPLE PORTHOLE4 - 4
[RATE x PERSON]
30/11/2019 - 30/11/2019
AgeRate
AduUSD 12750
ChdUSD 12750
QUADRUPLE PORTHOLE4 - 4
[RATE x PERSON]
19/01/2020 - 19/01/2020
AgeRate
AduUSD 14600
ChdUSD 14600
TWIN PORTHOLE2 - 2
[RATE x PERSON]
30/11/2019 - 30/11/2019
AgeRate
AduUSD 15350
ChdUSD 15350
TWIN PORTHOLE2 - 2
[RATE x PERSON]
19/01/2020 - 19/01/2020
AgeRate
AduUSD 17500
ChdUSD 17500


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