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Shackleton's Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

22 days from CAD34,665pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Sit among a king penguin colony 100,000's of birds.

  • Walk from Stromness to Fortuna bay in the footsteps of Shackleton, Crean and Worsley.

  • See wandering albatross on their nests.

  • Marvel at icebergs carved in to hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

  • Spend time on deck watching wandering albatross circle the boat whilst keeping an eye open for whales.

  • Kayak or trek in peace through untouched regions.

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In-destination transfers
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  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego
  • Antarctica
  • South Georgia
  • South Georgia
  • Stanley
  • Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon free to explore the city.

Day 2 Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego

Buenos Aires , Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego

Flight to Ushuaia and transfer to your pre-expedition hotel.

Day 3 On-board ship (Polar Cruise)

Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego , On-board ship

Free time in the morning to explore the city before you board the ship and set sail, surrounded by snow capped mountains, along the Beagle Channel. (This trip is based on a twin window suite).

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Day 4 On-board ship (Antarctica)

Antarctica , On-board ship

The ship will enter the Drake Passage in the middle of the night - we have experienced this fearsome stretch of water in every mood from dead calm to rocking and rolling all the way to Antarctica.

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Day 5 On-board ship (Polar Cruise)

Antarctica , On-board ship

On a good crossing you will get a sight of landfall by the end of today.

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Day 6 On-board ship (Antarctica)

Antarctica , On-board ship

Reaching the Antarctic Peninsula you will have a landing each day. Generally there will be two but may be more or less depending on the weather and opportunities that present themselves.

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Day 7 On-board ship (Antarctica)

Antarctica , On-board ship

Today you may find yourself inside an explorer's hut learning about the conditions those early adventurers endured or take in the sight, smell, and sound of a lively penguin colony.

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Day 8 On-board ship (Antarctica)

Antarctica , On-board ship

Another day of exploration today. Zodiac cruising through fields of icebergs or spending time with researchers at far flung outposts are some of the possibilities.

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Day 9 On-board ship (South Georgia)

South Georgia , On-board ship

Today the ship will reach Elephant Island where Shackleton left the majority of his men under the command of Frank Wild while he sailed to South Georgia for help.

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Day 10 On-board ship (Antarctica)

Antarctica , On-board ship

A day at sea on the way to South Georgia.

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Day 11 On-board ship (Polar Cruise)

Antarctica , On-board ship

The journey continues to South Georgia - Shackleton and his men sailed this in an open life boat 100 years ago with just a sextant and Frank Worsley to guide them.

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Day 12 On-board ship (South Georgia)

South Georgia , On-board ship

Today you will reach South Georgia and start exploring this startling landscape.

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Day 13 On-board ship (South Georgia)

South Georgia , On-board ship

Wildlife has claimed back the island that was once home to whalers and now it is a teeming paradise for a vast array of species.

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Day 14 On-board ship (South Georgia)

South Georgia , On-board ship

South Georgia is made up of near vertical volcanoes rising up from the ocean. It is simply spectacular.

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Day 15 On-board ship (South Georgia)

South Georgia , On-board ship

More time to explore South Georgia - perhaps landing at Grytviken to visit Shackleton's final resting place and raise a glass to "The Boss".

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Day 16 On-board ship (Polar Cruise)

South Georgia , On-board ship

Your final day in South Georgia exploring the northern tip.

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Day 17 On-board ship (Polar Cruise)

Antarctica , On-board ship

A day at sea on the way to the Falklands.

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Day 18 On-board ship (Polar Cruise)

Antarctica , On-board ship

A day at sea on the way to the Falklands.

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Day 19 On-board ship (Stanley)

Stanley , On-board ship

A day to explore Stanley. There is a great museum as well as a cathedral worth visiting or, for something more traditional, spend time in a pub with locals.

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Day 20 On-board ship (Polar Cruise)

Antarctica , On-board ship

A day at sea on the way to Argentina.

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Day 21 Buenos Aires

Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego , Buenos Aires

Landing back in Argentina you will disembark and fly back to Buenos Aires.

Day 22 Return home

Buenos Aires

Start your journey home (although we would recommend taking a few days to relax and take in the journey you have been on before heading back to the real world!).

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Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego
 
 
 
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Stanley