- duration 23 days
- tour type Cruise
- age requirement 8-99 yrs
- max group size 20
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-27480
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Enjoy presentations on wildlife, history, glaciology & geology by our onboard polar experts
- Explore the quaint British town of Stanley in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
- See incredible wildlife—more than 30 species of breeding birds, including seven species of penguin.
- Follow in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyage to South Georgia and visit his grave site
- Cross the Antarctic Circle and celebrate with a toast
- Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic, with an optional paddling excursion
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Our Epic Antarctica voyage is called so for a reason—it includes all of the major Antarctic highlights you can imagine. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this adventure-packed, 23-day voyage. Start with the Falklands, reminiscent of both sandy Cape Cod and the English moors, home to albatross, dolphins, and five species of penguins. From there, venture to South Georgia where you’ll enter the home of 300,000 breeding king penguins, 50 million other seabirds and 5 million seals. Then, explore the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, and finally cross the Antarctic Circle—a significant milestone for any world traveler.Starting in 2021, this itinerary allows you to the opportunity to experience our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.
Day 1 : Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 : Fly to Ushuaia and Embark
Day 3 : At Sea
Days 4 and 5 : Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Days 6 and 7 : At Sea
Days 8 to 11 : South Georgia
Days 12 and 13 : At Sea
Days 14 to 16 : South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Days 17 and 18 : Antarctic Circle
Days 19 and 20 : Northbound Along the Peninsula
Days 21 and 22 : Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 23 : Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires
- 2 Breakfasts
- Beer and house wine during dinner
- Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
- Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
- 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
- Photographic journal documenting the expedition
- Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
- Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
- Complimentary reusable water bottle
- Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
- Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
- All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
- All luggage handling aboard the ship
- Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
- Mandatory price included
- International airfare
- Passport and visa expenses
- Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
- Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
- Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
- Excess-baggage fees on international flights
- Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
- Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
- Phone and Internet charges
- Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
- Additional overnight accommodation
- Earn US$ 350+ in travel credits.
- Best price guaranteed.
- No credit card or booking fees.
- 100% financial protection.
- Carbon neutral tours.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 02 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 April 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Clean and healthy vessels that meet international certifications for infection prevention is ensured.
- For the duration of the expedition, you will be only interacting with your fellow pre-screened passengers and Quark Expeditions staff.
- This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day.
- Are there additional costs for kayaking or the Polar Plunge? If so, how much?
- How much would it be to book an extra night in Buenos Aires?
What clothing items do I need to pack? Are there any special clothing requirements?
Our suggested packing list for this tour is as follows. For shore landings: base layers (wool, synthetic or a blend), mid-layer warm/fleece top, mid-layer warm/fleece pants, wool and synthetic socks (3 to 4 pairs), glove liners, neck warmer or balaclava, warm hat that covers ears, waterproof pants, waterproof gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses with UV protection. For onboard: comfortable casual clothing (pants/jeans, shirts, sweaters), lighter shirts (in case the ship gets warm), comfortable non-slip closed-toed flat shoes (flip flops or sandals should not be worn onboard due to safety concerns).
Can I pay the full amount by credit card? No additional fees, right?
Yes, you can make the payment via credit card at the time of booking the tour. We require you to make a full payment at the time of booking only if the start date is within 30 days from now. If not, you only need to pay a deposit amount to book the tour and the remaining balance will be withdrawn from your credit card at the specified due date. The additional fees will depend on whether you add any optional activities after booking the tour.
Do I need insurance for this tour?
Travel insurance is strongly recommended for this tour. We recommend using World Nomads for travel insurance as they offer a variety of covers at affordable pricing. You can get a free quote via this link: https://www.bookmundi.com/travel-insurance. Please note that the tour price of this tour includes an "emergency evacuation insurance" for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person.