South Georgia

Classic South Georgia – Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Classic South Georgia – Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

» Antarctica

» Oct 17 2018Nov 5 2018 (20 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Depart from Ushuaia
  • Day 2 – At Sea
  • Day 3 – Western Falkland Islands
  • Day 4 – Eastern Falkland Islands
  • Day 5 and 6 – At Sea
  • Day 7 – At Sea, South Georgia
  • Days 8 to 11 – South Georgia
  • Days 12 and 13 – At Sea
  • Day 14 – Elephant Islands and South Shetland Islands
  • Day 15 – At Sea and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 16 and 17 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Days 18 and 19 – At Sea
  • Day 20 – Ushuaia

SHIP

Ushuaia

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

ACTIVITIES

Ushuaia

Ushuaia and sea ice

Gentoo Penguin

The Ushuaia

Suite

Suite

Premier Twin

Premier Single

Superior Twin

Standard

Standard Plus Twin

Standard Plus Triple

Public Space

Ushuaia and glacier

South Georgia offers a spectacular scenery, outstanding wildlife, history of human endeavour and is at the same time such a remote island group, that a visit turns into a real privilege.

It is easy to think “small” with islands, but South Georgia is something very different. The mountain ranges offer a beguiling landscape. There are sheltered valleys with meltwater streams, tussac grass covered moraines with close-up wildlife. Glaciers cover the mountains and even huge tabular icebergs from the shelves of the far south thump along South Georgia´s weather shore to become features of its great landscape. Come and join us to explore all the facets South Georgia has to offer.

September and October are the months, when the elephant seals give birth on the beaches in South Georgia. We will not only witness these touching moments but also be able to observe, how the cows get to know their pups by vocalization and checking out their particular scent caressing and sniffing them for up to 30 minutes before nurturing them for the first time. Big elephant seal bulls will be most active defending their harems. There will be bull fighting on the beaches everywhere and breathtaking moments are almost guaranteed.

King Penguins are of course also around. As this species has an odd breeding cycle of 14 months, there are always huge groups of King Penguins involved in the breeding process no matter when one arrives at South Georgia. But in October there are particular possibilities of taking pictures of big gatherings of fluffy brown chicks guarded by only a very few grown up King Penguins.

Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross have just started nesting in October. The Wandering Albatross has been breeding since the previous year, so the chicks are sitting on the nest and waiting for their parents to come in and feed them. The most important breeding site for Wandering Albatross, Prion Island, will most likely be closed from mid November until the beginning of January, therefore during our October voyage we have the chance to visit this extraordinary site.


CABINS & PRICES

Standard Plus Triple USD 8,910
Standard Twin USD 9,560
Standard Plus Twin USD 12,180
Premier Twin USD 14,480
Premier Single USD 17,390
Superior Twin USD 15,310
Suite Twin USD 16,090

All rates per person in USD

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INCLUDES

  • Voyage aboard the Ushuaia as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the Ushuaia
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material
  • Detailed post-expedition log

EXCLUDES

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post land arrangements
  • Transfers to / from the vessel
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals ashore
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Telecommunication charges
  • Bar and beverages charges
  • Customary gratuity for staff and crew

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