Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview

SPECIAL OFFERS

Complimentary Bar Tab and Gratuities

Book a voyage on the National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Endurance, Sea Cloud, or Lord of the Glens and we will cover your bar tab on board and all tips for the crew.

Offer is for new bookings only, may not be combined with other offers, and is subject to availability. Must book by December 31, 2018. Please call for details.

South Georgia & the Falklands: Complimentary Airfare and Amenities

Book any departure by December 31, 2018 and receive free round-trip international airfare between Miami and Buenos Aires/Santiago, plus free round-trip charter airfare. We will also cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew. Offer valid for new bookings only and is subject to availability. Please call for details.

  • Join our naturalists for an interpretive walk among many thousands of stately king penguins on a remote beach in South Georgia.
  • Traveling aboard the National Geographic Explorer, learn new techniques from a National Geographic photographer who offers insight on capturing the compelling stories of the South Atlantic.
  • Glide in a kayak or Zodiac amid curious fur seals in the Falklands, and view an impressive colony of black-browed albatrosses.
  • Sail a catamaran amid the islands of Beagle Channel, spotting wildlife along the way.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Travel aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the spectacular isles of the South Atlantic, discovering remote landscapes visited by few others on Earth. In the Falklands, encounter the trappings of British culture in villages and Victorian towns and hike amid dramatic landscapes that harbor rookeries of rockhopper and gentoo penguins, magnificent albatross, as well as colonies of fur and elephant seals. Continue to South Georgia Island to explore glacier-draped coastlines, and witness many thousands of stately king penguins flocking on a single beach.

This trip is offered in partnership with Lindblad Expeditions.

 

Days 1-2: U.S./Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart the U.S. on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires and set out on a guided city tour.

Meals Included:Day 2 (Lunch)
Accommodations:Alvear Art Hotel
Days 3-4: Ushuaia/At Sea

Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Join a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking the ship for our journey across the South Atlantic.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Days 5-6: Falkland Islands

The Falklands, also known as the Islas Malvinas, comprise about 200 islands, each distinctive in its beauty. The archipelago boasts the largest albatross colony in the world, thousands of gentoo, rockhopper, and Magellanic penguins, as well as fur and elephant seals. Stroll white-sand beaches, sail beneath vaulting cliffs, and hike across windswept moors where the waving tussock grasses glow with sunlit yellows and sage greens.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Days 7-8: At Sea

As we journey across these southern waters, there's time to take full advantage of the ship's amenities: relax in the spa, head to the fitness center, or browse books on the region in the library.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Days 9-15: South Georgia Island

Spend seven incredible days exploring stunning South Georgia, leisurely tracing the coast past towering cliffs and beaches peppered with penguins. Our schedule is flexible, and we anticipate opportunities to walk, hike, kayak, or explore by Zodiac every day. Our stops will include the abandoned whaling station at Grytviken, which played a part in the extraordinary story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition and is now the explorer’s final resting place; as well as Stromness Bay, where Shackleton, Tom Crean, and Frank Worsley finally reached help after a year and a half stranded in Antarctica. Watch the antics of huge elephant seals hauled up on shore, and encounter a vast colony of tens of thousands of king penguins.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Days 16-17: At Sea/Falkland Islands

After time at sea, we return to the Falklands that teems with the wonders of nature and wildlife. Take a last walk along the beautiful white-sand beaches, and visit the Victorian town of Port Stanley.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Days 18-19: Stanley, falkland islands/santiago, chile/U.S.

Disembark in Stanley and transfer to the airport at Mount Pleasant to board our chartered flight to Santiago, followed by an overnight flight home.

Meals Included:Day 18 (Breakfast, Lunch)