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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (from Buenos Aires)

17 Day Sample Cruise aboard Le Boreal
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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 : Fly Ushuaia
Day 3 : At Sea
Day 4 : Falkland Islands
Days 5-6 : Cruising the South Atlantic
Days 7-9 : South Georgia
Days 10-11 : Cruising the Scotia Sea
Days 12-14 : Antarctica
Days 15-16 : Drake Passage
Day 17 : Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

Ship

Le Boreal

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Three amigos Pristine Antarctic landscape A group of penguins on an iceburg The rippled effect of Antarctic ice The zodiac takes us closer to iceburgs

Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital city, where immediate check-in has been arranged. With its wide boulevards and European-style buildings, romantic Buenos Aires boasts an energy all its own. Relax before this afternoon’s optional tour of the city’s highlights, including the Plaza de Mayo, the stately Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You may drive past the colorful La Boca District or San Telmo, the birthplace of tango. Get to know your fellow guests this evening at a welcome cocktail party.

Day 2 Fly Ushuaia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Fly to Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America. You have time for some sightseeing and a traditional Patagonian barbecue lunch. This afternoon, board your ship and settle in for a first night on the water. Familiarize yourself with the ship; you may even want to toast your journey in the bar.

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your lecturers begin their informal series of enlightening discussions on the flora, fauna and the history of the region. A professional staff photographer is on hand to assist you with specific camera questions and leads lectures focusing on various photo skills throughout your cruise. The waters here are rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot whale and seabirds from the cruiser's deck.

Day 4 Falkland Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day exploring the Falklands. Depending on your itinerary, you either visit Stanley, the Falklands’ capitol, strolling its charming streets and exploring the surrounding wilderness areas; or you discover the southeast Falkland islands of Sea Lion or Bleaker, home to unspoiled wildlife habitats.

Day 5-6 Cruising the South Atlantic

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As the ship approaches South Georgia, deck-side sightings of whale, seal and other wildlife become more frequent. Informative lectures — as well as casual talks with your guides — soon have you scanning the seas like an expert.

Day 7-9 South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes mountain range, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores. Visit Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay or Gold Harbour, all home to vast colonies of king penguins as well as fur and elephant seals. You also have the opportunity to retrace part of the route taken by Ernest Shackleton during his historic crossing of South Georgia in 1916. Weather permitting, you may visit his gravesite in Grytviken alongside your on-board historian, an expert on the great explorer’s life.

Day 10-11 Cruising the Scotia Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marine mammals and fish — your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia. They also enlighten you with more enriching lectures of what’s to come once you set foot on the Seventh Continent, from the terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits this forbidding but beautiful environment.

Day 12-14 Antarctica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship’s itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands, which may include Half Moon, Penguin and Deception. Other possible island visits may include Cuverville, Paulet and Goudier. There are also plans to sail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, the latter often referred to as “Kodak Alley” for its breathtaking, picture-perfect beauty. You also enjoy additional opportunities for exploration, including a stop at a scientific research station. While on board ‘Le Boreal,’ you may view whales and birdlife from the deck or from your own cabin’s private balcony.

Day 15-16 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bid farewell to Antarctica as you cruise back to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, where there are plenty of opportunities to observe more marine and birdlife. Reflect and compare notes on your incredible journey with your fellow guests.

Day 17 Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport to fly to Buenos Aires for your independent flight home.

Le Boreal

Buenos Aires - Hotels

Per person starting at
$20,995
Category 1, 2, and 3 Cabins.
Classic Balcony Stateroom- Cat 1
$20,995
243 Total Square feet, outside stateroom with private facilities and balcony. Double bed or two single beds, mini bar, safe, wi-fi, flat screen TV, telephone.
Category 1, 2, and 3 Cabins.
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom- Cat 2
$22,995
243 Total Square feet, outside stateroom with private facilities and balcony. Double bed or two single beds, mini bar, safe, wi-fi, flat screen TV, telephone.
Category 1, 2, and 3 Cabins.
Premier Balcony Stateroom- Cat 3
$23,995
243 Total Square feet, outside stateroom with private facilities and balcony. Double bed or two single beds, mini bar, safe, wi-fi, flat screen TV, telephone.
Category 4 Cabin.
Superior Balcony Stateroom- Cat 4
$24,995
243 Total Square feet, outside stateroom with private facilities and balcony. Double bed or two single beds, mini bar, safe, wi-fi, flat screen TV, telephone.
Category 5 Cabin.
Premier Two Room Suite- Cat 5
$29,995
354 Total Square feet, outside suite with private facilities and balcony. Double bed or two single beds, mini bar, safe, wi-fi, flat screen TV, telephone.
Category 6 Cabin.
Prestige Balcony Suite - Cat 6
$30,995
486 Total Square feet, outside two room suite with private facilities and balcony. Private sleeping quarters with double bed or two single beds, mini bar, safe, wi-fi, flat screen TV, telephone.
Category 7 Cabin.
Prestige Two-Room Balcony Suite- Cat 7
$32,995
486 Total Square feet, outside two room suite with private facilities and balcony. Private sleeping quarters with double bed or two single beds, mini bar, safe, wi-fi, flat screen TV, telephone.
Owners Balcony Suite.
Owners Balcony Suite
$37,995
Outside suite with private facilities and balcony. Private sleeping quarters with double bed or two single beds, mini bar, safe, wi-fi, flat screen TV, telephone.

Notes

- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy.
- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.

Included in cruise fare:
- Cabin accommodations as chosen on board ‘Le Boreal’
- other accommodations as noted in the itinerary
- full board meal service on board ‘Le Boreal,’ including open bar (excepting premium wines,
premium liquors and champagnes)
- 24-hour room service on board
- arrival and departure grouped transfers (regardless of day of arrival and departure)
- fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary (including park and entrance fees)
- bottled water supplied during sightseeing
- select beverages with group meals on land
- on board services of the expedition team including cruise director, expedition leader, naturalists and lecturers
- expedition parka and backpack on board
- baggage handling of two pieces per person for international flight (other restrictions may apply for internal flights
- hotel taxes and gratuities
- all gratuities for shipboard crew and staff

Not included in cruise fare:
- Passenger Travel Protection Plan
- international and internal airfares, unless otherwise noted
- costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas
- airport departure taxes
- Ushuaia Customs & Migration Tax
- Chilean (if applicable) Reciprocity Fee
- excess baggage charges;
- meals and beverages other than specified in the itinerary
- sightseeing not included in the program itinerary
- hotel room service
- personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities

Included

  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
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