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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Overview
- 2012-11-01 - 2014-03-31
Journey to unforgettable Antarctica via the Falkland and South Georgia islands
Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth. Embark from Ushuaia and travel through the Beagle Channel to the Falkland Islands, where a treasure trove of bird life and cheeky penguins put on a show on the rocky shores. Then head through the Antarctic Convergence on the way to South Georgia, and get your first taste of Antarctic life on this remote island made famous by Shackleton. Incredible icy bays, abandoned whaling stations and an abundance of noisy wildlife are just some of the sights to greet you before sailing further along the Antarctic Peninsular to spend days exploring the area on zodiacs, witnessing ethereal icebergs and soaking in the incredible landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica. Benefit from the navigational expertise and local knowledge of a professional crew and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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A picturesque town at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the launching pad for many Antarctica trips and is also excellent for hiking and mountain-based activities.
The beautiful Beagle Channel, which links Ushuaia with the Drake Passage, is particularly rich with birdlife - penguins, cormorants, petrels and albatross can all be seen here.
During the journey, our expedition team - which may include ornithologists, marine biologists, historians and other experts - will provide in-depth explanations of the history, geology and wildlife of the Antarctic region.
The rugged Falkland Islands have a frontier atmosphere - especially at the largest British settlement, Port Stanley - and some fascinating flora and fauna.
Enter bona fide Antarctic waters when we cross the 'Antarctic Convergence' - the biological boundary dividing Antarctica from the rest of the southern seas.
South Georgia has a rich history of exploration and evidence of the old whaling and sealing days is still found throughout the island - plus a vast array of amazing creatures.
While at sea there are plenty of activities to pass the time: relax in the bar or spend time out on deck scanning the horizon for whales and other marine life.
The coldest, windiest, driest and iciest continent, Antarctica is a land of spectacular scenery, epic adventure and some of the world's most iconic wildlife.
The infamous Drake Passage is a fascinating place where the raw power of nature is always on display - seabirds circle overhead and whales happily cruise these waters.
Renowned as the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia has plenty to offer the many adventurers who pass through: nice restaurants, interesting museums and the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park.
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