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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

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5.0 Based on 17 Reviews
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 189
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, penguins, seals and whales
  • Travel on a small expedition vessel
  • Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
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The tour "Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia" starts from and ends in Ushuaia. This is a polar expeditions and cruise tour that takes 20 days. You will travel through the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Antarctica and visit South Georgia, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia and 4 other destinations. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The journey begins in the Falklands with its large population of Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, along with Black-browed albatross. In South Georgia, the ship threads her way through magical fjords to Salisbury Plain and Gold Harbour, places so remote that they have evolved into astonishing wildlife havens boasting a 100,000-plus population of King penguins on their beaches.

The voyage continues to an enchanted world of icebergs and ice-covered mountains in the bays and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula. This is home to an extraordinary array of wildlife: penguins of almost all descriptions, Leopard and smaller seals, and three or four species of whales. 
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Day 2: Board ship and sail along the Beagle Channel.
  • Day 3: Sail east towards the Falkland Islands.
  • Day 4-5: Falkland Islands.
  • Day 6-7: At sea sailing towards South Georgia.
  • Day 8-10: South Georgia.
  • Day 11-12: At sea sailing towards the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Day 13-17: South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Day 18-19: Sail back through the Drake Passage.
  • Day 20: Disembark and end in Ushuaia.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Beer and wine during dinner (except departures on Akademik Ioffe)All accommodation
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
  • We can include flights from the UK.  Please contact us for a quote.
Others
  • All meals while on the ship
  • Full complement of qualified Expedition Staff
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 17 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 27 2018
5 - Excellent
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
18 day trip with this tour company on the Ocean Diamond from Uschuaia to the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula with landings by Zodiac in remote bays where we experienced close encounters with the wildlife,... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 16 2017
5 - Excellent
ANTARCTICA, FALKLANDS & SOUTH GEORGIA
What a fantastic trip, Falklands and Albatross, South Georgia and Penguins/Seals and Antarctica and Tabular Icebergs. This trip is a true adventure where the rewards are high and the camera is rarely away from reach. Its jaw... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 23 2017
5 - Excellent
Trip of a lifetime!
An amazing experience: history in the Falklands; huge penguin colonies in South Georgia and beautiful ice and whales in Antarctica. I had high expectations before the trip but they were exceeded in every area. An unforgettable... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 17 2017
5 - Excellent
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia
It was the most wonderful experience and I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Sheer excitement.
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 Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 133 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 132 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 November 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 132 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Antarctica, Falklands & 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 Antarctica, Falklands & 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:

  • 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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Argentina?

    Argentina is the world’s eighth-largest country, with a wide variety of landscapes. So, depending on the kind of trip you have in mind, you can visit the country throughout the year. Overall, the best time to visit Argentina is between December and February—the beaches are warm and welcoming. If you want to explore the spectacular wilderness of Patagonia, the ideal time is between December and March, though it can get crowded. March to May is perfect to cover Buenos Aires and the Lake District. Mid-June through to October in Argentina is great for winter-sports enthusiasts. The best ski conditions are from mid-July till early September. However, do note that July is the winter vacation month and sees local crowds in many ski resorts. More information here.

  • Is Argentina expensive to visit?

    Though Argentina is not among the cheapest countries to visit, if you’re bringing in a higher-value currency, it will not seem very expensive. If budget is a constraint, it is possible to squeeze in a trip for as little as USD 40 a day (we’re talking hostel accommodation, public transport, etc). But for a more comfortable trip, be prepared to shell out upwards of USD 100. Typically, coastal towns like Del Plata and popular tourist destinations like Patagonia are more expensive. Pro tip: think US dollars and not Argentine pesos because the value of the local currency may not be what you’ve researched online.

  • How many days do you need in Argentina?

    We recommend a minimum of two weeks in Argentina, but for a truly comprehensive experience that takes in the entire length of the country, you’ll need 21 to 25 days. Though a three-week tour to Argentina would include internal flights, you will not only visit the best destinations but also discover some hidden gems. If you have limited time to spare, focus on a few places. So, in 7 days you can soak in the culture and urban rhythms of capital Buenos Aires and visit a few more highly rated destinations like Salta, Iguazu Falls, or Patagonia. For more details on how many days to spend in Argentina, see here.

  • Do they speak English in Argentina?

    English is not spoken widely in Argentina. You might meet younger people in big cities who speak English, and it is generally understood in the tourist industry, but beyond that don’t expect to find too many English speakers. Argentina’s official language is Spanish and most of the country’s 45 million people speak it. Anyone visiting from Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico will not find it too hard to navigate the language barrier, though dialects and pronunciations are different. Italian comes second, with around 1.5 million speakers. Other languages with a significant number of speakers include Arabic, German and Yiddish. 

  • What is considered rude in Argentina?

    Though Argentinians are not considered to be very punctual, not respecting a schedule in a business meeting may be interpreted as being rude. Do not discuss politics and do not, under any circumstances, talk casually about the Falklands War (Argentines call it Guerra de las Malvinas, incidentally). If a type of herbal tea called ‘mate’, which is quite popular in Argentina, is offered to you in a small vessel, it is impolite to say ‘no’. (If you don’t enjoy it, it's okay to refuse the next round.) Argentines stand close to each other while speaking. Don’t back off—it may be considered discourteous. 

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