Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

from US$11,699
CRAFT INFORMATION

Trip summary

Vessel:
G Expedition
Voyage:
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
Duration:
21 nights / 22 days
Start:
Montevideo, Uruguay
Finish:
Ushuaia, Argentina

Season 2021/2022


DateCategory 1A QuadCategory 1 TripleCategory 2 TwinCategory 3 TwinCategory 4 TwinCategory 5 Double
Oct 22, 2021
Nov 12, 2021
US$11,699SOLD OUTUS$15,199US$16,399SOLD OUTUS$19,699


Season 2022/2023


DateCategory 1A QuadCategory 1 TripleCategory 2 TwinCategory 3 TwinCategory 4 TwinCategory 5 Double
Oct 22, 2022
Nov 12, 2022
SOLD OUTUS$13,199SOLD OUTUS$16,399US$18,299SOLD OUT


Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Challenge. Desolation. Unlimited wonder. It’s not difficult to grasp what attracted the great explorers to Antarctica. Get a personal appreciation for the struggle to tame the bottom of the world on this 22-day adventure to the land that entranced Ernest Shackleton and countless others since. Down here, you’ll explore the Falkland Islands, encounter abandoned whaling stations on South Georgia Island, and pay your respects at Shackleton’s grave. Elsewhere, you’ll catch up with penguins (king, chinstrap, gentoo, and Adélie varieties) and learn all about them through daily lectures, get close to whales and cavorting seals from a Zodiac boat, and keep an eye peeled for towering icebergs and massive glaciers. Prepare to be astonished.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Montevideo — Arrive in Montevideo at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Uruguay’s capital city.

Day 2: Montevideo/South Atlantic Ocean — Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port of Montevideo.

Days 3–5: South Atlantic Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) — With course set southeast, become acquainted with the ship. Enjoy the lecture and educational sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Days 6–7: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean — The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins 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 8–9: Southern Ocean/South Georgia — With course set for South Georgia, days at sea are filled with historical and biological lectures to prepare for landings. Look out for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Days 10–13: South Georgia/Scotia Sea — 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. Visit a huge colony of king penguins, a major highlight of this part of the journey. South Georgia is also the home over half of the world’s enormous southern elephant seals, the largest of all seals. Keep an eye out for newly birthed southern elephant pups. Weather permitting, enjoy 3-4 days free to explore this island.

Days 14–15: South Shetland Islands/Antarctica — Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days, retracing Shackleton’s route backwards.

Days 16–19: South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage — Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. 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 ship will attempt to reach the Antarctic Peninsula for a landing, weather and ice-permitting.

Days 20–21: Drake Passage/Ushuaia — Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures en route to Ushuaia. Keep a careful look out for a last chance to spot whales.

Day 22: Ushuaia — Disembark in the morning.

Please note: Specific sites visited will depend on ice and weather conditions, the planned itinerary will be updated at the time of final preparations as well as throughout the voyage in order to take advantage of favourable conditions.

CRAFT INFORMATION

Trip summary

Vessel:
G Expedition
Voyage:
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
Duration:
21 nights / 22 days
Start:
Montevideo, Uruguay
Finish:
Ushuaia, Argentina

Season 2021/2022


DateCategory 1A QuadCategory 1 TripleCategory 2 TwinCategory 3 TwinCategory 4 TwinCategory 5 Double
Oct 22, 2021
Nov 12, 2021
US$11,699SOLD OUTUS$15,199US$16,399SOLD OUTUS$19,699


Season 2022/2023


DateCategory 1A QuadCategory 1 TripleCategory 2 TwinCategory 3 TwinCategory 4 TwinCategory 5 Double
Oct 22, 2022
Nov 12, 2022
SOLD OUTUS$13,199SOLD OUTUS$16,399US$18,299SOLD OUT


WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 20 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • 1 nt hotel in Montevideo
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 6 – 16
  • Expedition parka

ACCOMMODATIONS

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, 20 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.

MEALS

21 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 20 dinners
Allow USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

TRANSPORTATION

G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus, walking.

STAFF & EXPERTS

One expedition team member per 10 guests.

AVAILABLE EXTRAS

Antarctica Kayaking – From US$1,299

Weather permitting, you will head out in kayaks on days where zodiac landings are also available. Kayaking as part of a group lead by experienced and skilled leaders allows an opportunity to experience these remote regions from another vantage point. No other activity gets you as close to the natural environment!

SINGLE TRAVELLERS

Single travellers can choose between “single occupancy” at a supplement of 1,7 x the standard price, or “sharing basis” in Twin, Triple or Quadruple category at no additional cost.

INSURANCE

Passengers are required to be adequately covered by a travel insurance policy that covers aero-medical evacuation from Antarctica as a result of a medical emergency during the trips, including emergencies related to pre-existing health conditions.

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT

A deposit of U$1,000 per person is required per person to confirm reservations with final payment due 120 days prior to departure.

Payments can be made by wire transfer or by PayPal (payments by PayPal are subject to a 4,5% fee).