Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview


2023 Polar Special Offer: Book 1 Trip, Get 1 for 20% Off

Book select departures of South Georgia and the Falklands and get 20% off one select departure of Land of the Polar Bears, Svalbard, Iceland and Greenland’s East Coast, Norwegian Discovery: A Voyage to Svalbard and the Northern Fjords, Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, and Iceland by Sea, Norway’s Fjords and Arctic Svalbard, Iceland and Greenland: A Voyage to the Edge of the Arctic Circle, Gateway to the Northwest Passage: Greenland and Canada, South Greenland Exploration at Sea: Fjords, Waterfalls and Fishing Villages, The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland, or Shores of the High Arctic Land for travel through February 2024. Valid for new bookings made by June 30, 2023, subject to availability on select departures. Not applicable on extensions or fourth guest travels free offer. Call for details.

Special Offer for Solo Travelers

Book by June 30, 2023 and we will waive the solo premium on solo cabins on select departures. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability. Call for details.

Available Departures
  • Feb 26-Mar 15, 2024
  • Join our naturalists for an interpretive walk among tens of thousands of stately king penguins on a remote beach in South Georgia.
  • Traveling aboard the National Geographic Endurance or National Geographic Resolution, 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 (Islas Malvinas), and view an impressive colony of black-browed albatrosses.
  • Sail a catamaran amid the islands of Beagle Channel, spotting wildlife along the way.



Travel aboard the National Geographic Endurance or National Geographic Resolution to the spectacular isles of the South Atlantic, discovering remote landscapes visited by few others on Earth. In the Falklands (Islas Malvinas), 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 operated in collaboration with Lindblad Expeditions.

Days 1-2: U.S. / Buenos Aires, Argentina (National Geographic Endurance) or Santiago, Chile (National Geographic Resolution)

Depart the U.S. on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires (National Geographic Endurance) or Santiago (National Geographic Resolution). In Buenos Aires, set out on a guided tour of the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and parks. Visit Recoleta—the final resting place of Argentina’s iconic first lady, Eva Perón—and enjoy a private visit to El Zanjón de Granados, one of the city’s premier museums. In Santiago, check in to your hotel before our guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes.

Meals Included:Day 2 (Lunch)
Accommodations:Alvear Art Hotel or Alvear Icon Hotel (Buenos Aires) or Hotel Santiago by Mandarin (Santiago)
Days 3-4: Ushuaia / At Sea

Fly to Ushuaia, one of the southernmost cities 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

The Falklands, also known as the Islas Malvinas, comprise about 200 islands, each distinctive in its beauty. The archipelago boasts one of the the largest albatross colonies 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 most days. Our stops may 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; and conditions permitting, 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

After time at sea, we return to the Falkland archipelago 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: Ushuaia, Argentina / Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile / U.S.

Disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Please note the following travel information:

Guests sailing on the National Geographic Endurance will transfer to Buenos Aires, Argentina for their flights home.

Guests sailing on the National Geographic Resolution will transfer to Santiago, Chile for their flights home.

Meals Included:Day 18 (Breakfast, Lunch)