21 days,Ushuaia to Ushuaia
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Meet hardy locals and spot unique wildlife in the Falkland Islands, explore abandoned whaling stations and visit Shackleton’s grave, walk quietly amongst king penguins and watching them surf onto the beach, learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts, spot whales and seals while cruising past icebergs aboard Zodiacs, set foot on the continent of Antarctica

Departures

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Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. This 21-day voyage illuminates Ernest Shackleton’s legend and recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. You’ll visit historical sites of past explorers, as well as Shackleton’s final resting place – the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia. Antarctica is beyond comprehension and sure to amaze any traveller seeking a true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness.

What's Included

  • 19 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival transfer from airport in Ushuaia to hotel
  • Departure transfer from ship to airport in Ushuaia
  • 1 nt accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia
  • Zodiac cruises and shore landings with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka
  • Antarctica destination guidebook
  • All meals included aboard the G Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotel.
  • G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.
  • 1 Expedition team member per 10 guests.
  • Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (19 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen-size bed.

Day 1Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Day 2Ushuaia/Beagle Channel(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping or explore the town or the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the MS Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Day 3Beagle Channel/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)(1B, 1L, 1D)

As the Expedition makes passage east, become acquainted with the ship. Begin lectures and information sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Days 4–5Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean(1B, 1L, 1D)

The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatross are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

Days 6–7Southern Ocean/South Georgia(1B, 1L, 1D)

Sailing east, set course for South Georgia. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Days 8–11South Georgia/Scotia Sea(1B, 1L, 1D)

Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, spend three full days exploring the island.

Days 12–13Scotia Sea/Tierra de O'Higgins, Península(1B, 1L, 1D)

Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Days 14–18Tierra de O'Higgins, Península/Drake Passage(1B, 1L, 1D)

Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adélie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history.

Days 19–20Drake Passage/Ushuaia(1B, 1L, 1D)

Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures on route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful lookout for a last chance to spot whales.

Day 21Ushuaia(1B)

Disembark in the morning.

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