Shackleton's Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Expedition (Ocean Endeavour)

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-99 yrs
  • max group size 200
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-41813
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts/Ends Puerto Madryn, Argentina/ Ushuaia, Argentina
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Wander the quaint British town of Stanley in the Falklands and explore the charming island farmsteads that teem with nesting seabirds – including many albatross and penguin species.
  • Marvel at breathtaking polar scenery and witness the enormous king penguin colonies of South Georgia, where you’ll learn more about Sir Ernest Shackleton’s history and visit his grave.
  • See the magnificent surrounds a little closer on daily Zodiac excursions and personalise your trip with our wide range of paid adventures – including kayaking, day paddling and camping.
  • Explore the local famous sites, towering glaciers and abundant penguin colonies of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for whales.
  • Benefit from onboard educational lectures on history, geology and ecology and participate in our Citizen Science Program – led by our expert Expedition Team.
The trip "Shackleton's Falklands, South Georgia And Antarctica Expedition (Ocean Endeavour)" starts from Puerto Madryn and ends in Ushuaia. This is a polar expeditions and cruise trip that takes 21 days. You will travel through Antarctica, Argentina and England and visit Ushuaia, Georgia, Falkland Islands and 4 other destinations. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Follow the history of epic survivalist Sir Ernest Shackleton and uncover the secrets of Antarctica, on this three-week voyage to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Calling all wildlife, photography and history buffs – this journey of discovery aboard the Ocean Endeavour promises a rugged landscape that few have experienced. Marvel at spectacular scenery, walk with thousands of king penguins, spot seals and albatross in the wild and look out for the mightiest of mammals – the humpback whale – as you scan the horizon from land and sea. Glide through ice floes in a Zodiac with expert guides among Antarctica’s towering icebergs and majestic glaciers. With optional adventures including camping, kayaking and photography workshops, this journey of discovery will be etched in your memory (and heart) forever.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Puerto Madryn
  • Day 2: Puerto Madryn
  • Day 3-4: At Sea
  • Day 5-6: Falkland Islands
  • Day 7-8: At Sea
  • Day 9-12: South Georgia
  • Day 13-14: At Sea
  • Day 15-18: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 19-20: At Sea, Drake Passage
  • Day 21: Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Comfortable Hotel (1 night), Expedition Cruise Ship (19 nights)
Meals
  • 20 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 19 Dinners
Transport
  • Expedition cruise ship , zodiac
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Citizen Science Program
  • Daily Briefings and Recap
  • Onboard Lecture Program
  • Zodiac Excursion/Cruising
  • Guided walking Excursions
  • Citizen Science Program
  • Daily Briefings and Recap
  • Onboard Lecture Program
  • Citizen Science Program
  • Onboard Lecture Program
  • Citizen Science Program
  • Onboard Lecture Program
  • Guided walking Excursions
  • Zodiac Excursion/Cruising
  • Onboard Lecture Program
  • Citizen Science Program
  • Citizen Science Program
  • Onboard Lecture Program
  • Guided walking Excursions
  • Zodiac Excursion/Cruising
  • Onboard Lecture Program
  • Citizen Science Program
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Puerto Madryn and from Ushuaia are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Shackleton's Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Expedition (Ocean Endeavour) tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Shackleton's Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Expedition (Ocean Endeavour) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 123 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 122 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 20 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 122 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Shackleton's Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Expedition (Ocean Endeavour) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Shackleton's Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Expedition (Ocean Endeavour) 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.

Is this trip right for you
  • The Ocean Endeavour is an ice-strengthened ship – large, sturdy and suited to the unpredictable Antarctic waters. Some people may experience seasickness in occasional rough seas however, we do have a doctor on board should you need assistance. Over-the-counter seasickness medication is usually an easy fix.  
  • Temperatures in the Antarctic can get very cold, but it also can get surprisingly warm when the sun comes out. We recommend dressing in layers when you journey outside. We’ll provide you with waterproof boots on loan that are sturdy and warm, as well as an inner jacket that is yours to keep. Please see the Essential Trip Information for notes on what to pack. 
  • Depending on the weather, you’ll be travelling around in a Zodiac boat quite regularly to explore the area and search for wildlife. It can get cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you dress appropriately and keep your camera safe and dry. A fair level of mobility is needed for wet and dry landings from the boat, as well as on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. The Ocean Endeavour has a lift, but you’ll need to take the stairs to get to the gangway and some other parts of the ship that the lift does not provide access to. 
  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and, although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially in such a remote area like the Antarctic. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to other locations – which are just as interesting and beautiful! We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather, but there are plenty on onboard resources and activities. The ship’s library and educational lectures are ideal ways to stay entertained, while the wellness spa, saunas, gym and yoga classes will keep you fresh for when the weather clears. 
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
For Solo Travelers
  • This tour offers a twin share option where solo travellers will be paired with other similar travellers of the same gender in a room. If such twin share options are fully booked/unavailable for your chosen departure date you will be offered either a single room at an additional fee, if available, or a full refund.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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