Towering Icebergs, Thousands of Penguins, and Tales of Shackleton

Overview

Experience three epic destinations of the Southern Ocean: the wildlife-rich oasis of the Falkland Islands, breathtaking South Georgia Island, with its tales of Shackleton and massive colonies of king penguins, and the Antarctic Peninsula, a dazzling realm of glaciers, icebergs, and towering peaks rising straight from the sea. On our expedition cruise to this incredible land, adventures by go-anywhere Zodiacs grant you fantastic access to hidden bays full of drifting bergs and shores thronged with chattering penguins and basking elephant seals, while our expert naturalists and historians illuminate the mesmerizing world of the Antarctic.

Itinerary

Days 1-7
Ushuaia / Falkland Islands

From Ushuaia, voyage to the rugged Falklands, a famously British outpost with spectacular seabird colonies and charismatic rockhopper penguins.

Days 8-11
South Georgia Island

This stunning island holds one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. Walk black-sand beaches among tens of thousands of king penguins and basking elephant seals, look for nesting albatross, and visit the evocative grave of the great explorer Shackleton at the old Norwegian whaling station of Grytviken.

Days 12-20
Scotia Sea / South Shetland Islands / Antarctic Peninsula

Cross the Scotia Sea to the wildlife-rich Antarctic Peninsula. Walk amid teeming penguin colonies, visit a research station, explore by Zodiac, and take a bracing dip in the hot springs at Deception Island. Return to Ushuaia and depart on Day 20.

Highlights

Highlights

Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falklands—all on one great journey!
The epic wildlife experience including South Georgia’s thousands-strong king penguins
Expert Antarctic naturalists and historians enrich your experience

Details

Activity: Wildlife & Natural History, Small Ship Cruising
Trip Level:

19-22 day expedition cruise, nature walks on uneven ground, Zodiac cruising with wet landings, possibility of rough seas and
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