South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

» Antarctica

» Nov 16 2019Dec 1 2019 (16 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Experience the quintessential wildlife experience of the “Galapagos of the Poles”
  • Visit South Georgia’s king penguin rookeries – the largest in the world
  • Reflect at the resting place of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Visit abandoned whaling stations and learn stories of inhabitants who called this island home
  • Enjoy on-board lecturers and educational presentations from polar specialists

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Day 2 –Embarkation day
  • Days 3 to 6 – At Sea
  • Days 7 – 8 – South Georgia
  • Days 9 and 10 – At Sea
  • Days 11 to 13 – Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 14 and 15 – At Sea
  • Day 16 – Disembarkation in Ushuaia

SHIP

Ocean Diamond

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking
Stand-up paddleboarding

ACTIVITIES

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite

Single Obstructed View

Twin Obstructed View

Twin Window

Single Porthole

Triple

Library

Dinning Room

Your adventure begins in Buenos Aires, where you’ll enjoy its heavily European-influenced heritage before being whisked away on a private charter flight to explore Ushuaia prior to embarkation. At sea, photograph massive albatross and pintado petrel as they swoop and soar around the ship, guiding us toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins and elephant seals greet us on this fabled island, where we’ll pay our respects to famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Antarctica awaits, with its geographic contradictions and overwhelming enormity. Relax on a Zodiac ride, hike glistening glaciers, share comical moments with inquisitive penguins, or witness the rugged peninsula from a sea kayak. Antarctica will surprise and delight, and never disappoint.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple USD 10,495
Twin (obst. view) USD 15,295
Twin (window) USD 15,795
Single (obst. view) USD 18,595
Single Porthole USD 18,595
Suite USD 17,195
Balcony Suite USD 17,495
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INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • A hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive predeparture materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • All gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • Group transfer in Ushuaia from the airport to the pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, with breakfast
  • Group transfer from the hotel to the ship on embarkation day
  • Group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from the ship to the local airport

EXCLUDES

  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Optional adventure activities

 

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