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Antarctica

South Georgia, Falkland Islands and Antarctica

  • Expedition dates

    November 2021 - February 2022

  • Starts From

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Ends At

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Activities & Attractions

    King Penguins, Elephant Seals, whales, icebergs, glaciers, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, RIB safaris, camping on snow

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 61,589

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

The ultimate opportunity to explore the best of southern ocean all in one expedition. Join us as we venture further deep south and attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle, during Antarctican Mid summer teeming with wildlife - penguin colonies, seals, whales and much more. With many incredible sights to see, this expedition takes you from white ice, blue seas, grey skies to lush greenery, azure waters, colourful flora!

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Buenos Aires, Aregntina

Enjoy an overnight in the "Paris of South America" on your arrival

Day 2

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina

Fly to Ushuaia and explore this charming town before embarking your ship

Day 3

At sea

As we pass through this famed passage, enjoy views from deck and mingle with fellow travelers

Day 4-5

Falkland Islands

With fantastic wildlife, clear blue skies, vast open spaces and stunning beaches, this place will amaze you with its wonders

Day 6-7

At Sea

After exploring different sites of Falklands, we sail further to South Georgia

Day 8-10

South Georgia

The Serengeti of the southern ocean awaits to charm you with it's elephant seal and king penguin colonies

Day 11

At Sea

Relax on board as we prepare you for yet the best days to come ahead

Day 12-20

Antarctica

We explore different sites everyday spotting for penguin colonies, seals, whales and close encounters with incredible nature

Day 21-22

Crossing the Drake Passage

Enjoy the day on sea recapping your experiences with fellow travelers or expedition team

Day 23

Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Our expedition comes to an end, as we disembark at Ushuaia, and take our flight back to Buenos Aires
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With special COVID Safety Measures In place

Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.

Meet Elephant Seals

in South Georgia

In early summer, see the females caring for wooly pups, while in late summer spot molting adults piled together in muddy pits. The 3 million Antarctic fur seals will also capture your attention with their aggressiveness

Visit Colonies of King Penguins

in South Georgia

Be greeted by the hundreds of thousands of King penguins that call this region their home. Referred as the largest crèche in the world, sight also Macaroni penguins, about 5 million gathered to breed & attend their chicks

and More Penguins!

in Antarctica

While at Antarctic peninsula expect to see Gentoos & Chinstraps. Falklands offers chance to see rookeries of Rockhoppers & Magellanic. During late summer, expect to see Adèlie too at some of the sub-Antarctic sites

Explore Birder's Paradise

at Falkland Islands

Sight some of Falklands’ most elusive birds - endemic Cobb's Wren, Magellanic Snipe, Flightless Steamer Ducks, bright red meadowlarks. Chance to also Witness thousands of black-browed albatross

Watch for Whales

in Antarctica

Expect to spot blue, fin, humpback, minke, orcas, southern right & sperm whales close to the ship. While at Antarctic Peninsula, they can appear out of nowhere, maybe next to you when you are out on small boats or kayaking

Admire the Seals

and Plenty of Sea Birds

It will be common to spot crab eaters, and to see adorable Weddells breeding between Nov - Dec. The leopards may also pop at points during small boat cruising or kayaking while at Antarctic Peninsula and sub-antarctic regions.

and Plenty of Sea Birds

Keep your eyes peeled for wandering albatross, terns, sheaths and many other Antarctic birds that glide by us

Landings

With aim to make 1-2 landings per day, we will take the chance to get off the ship to observe the surrounding, visit rookeries, abandoned whaling stations or meet some scientists at a research station

Go Small Boat Cruising

Whenever possible, the Expedition team will launch RIBs as part of your included experience to cruise around an iceberg, take you closer to watch whales, or simply glide around to enjoy surrounding landscapes

Join for Hikes

Explore snow & ice-filled wilderness of Antarctica, enjoy beach, private land walks in Falklands. Hike up to view points, walk among seals or penguins, visit a rookery.

Camp on Antarctic Snow

Imagine setting up your sleeping bag under the midsummer night skies of Antarctica, being surrounded by pure silence, only disturbed by the voice of rumbling icebergs or penguins. Limited spaces available

Kayak on Pristine Waters

Navigate through icebergs, pass by shorelines dotted with thousands of nesting penguins, or say hi to the whale popping up close by! Sharing the waters with massive marine life will be a memory of a lifetime

Get Around on Snowshoes

Available during late spring or early Antarctic summer, pull on the special shoes, and easily walk on soft snow, to reach places which are otherwise difficult to get by foot

Dare to Polar Plunge!

If dipping into the polar water has been on your bucket list, then this will be the chance! For those very bold, this option will be available at the end of one of the landings

MS Fram

Purpose built as an expedition vessel with a higher ice-class, she is famous for venturing far into the areas that are almost permanently iced down and totally unnavigable in winter by other vessels.

Science Center

Join Expedition Team here for lectures, photography workshops, & Citizen Science Projects. The area also features scientific & educational equipment, such as microscopes & interactive maps, to dive into details of regions

Observation Deck

Across two-levels both indoor/outdoor, It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch wildlife with your binoculars. The aft deck is especially famous for forward facing views of approaches

Cabins

Ranging from inside to expedition suites, cabins offer a good variety for different sizes of travelers - solo, family or groups of 4

Multiple Departures with Multiple Highlights

While October boasts best time to see icebergs & glaciers at its most pristine conditions, February is considered best whale watching & penguin moulding season. Speak to our Expedition Consultant on best time fit for you!

What's Included

  • Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice
  • One night stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina before the voyage
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Return Economy flights Buenos Aires
  • Transfer in Ushuaia including orientation tour
  • Guidance from Professional English speaking expedition team
  • Complimentary Wind and Water resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities (read landings section for more information)
  • Engaging onboard activities and included off shore activities (read landings section for more information)
  • All meals with beverages (breakfast, lunch, dinner, early riser and afternoon treats)

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Optional activities with expedition team (like kayaking)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Optional Gratuities

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • A medical declaration form is required to be submitted by all passengers joining this expedition
  • A travel insurance of repatriation amount USD 200,000 is mandatorily required
  • The above itineraries are only indicative, and weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safety experience at all times will be the priority
  • Kids of age 5 and below cannot be allowed
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking