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The Ultimate Expedition to Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia - Example 23 Day Cruise aboard MS Fram
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Join in a spectacular seafaring adventure! Starting with the Chilean fjords, sail south to the Falkland Islands, then on to five full days exploring Antarctica, as the austral summer gets started. Make a number of stops ashore so you can encounter its wonders up close. This expedition takes you across the Drake Passage to Antarctica. Plan to cross the Antarctic Circle at 66°33’ south and explore areas where few have gone before. See the wildlife, scientific bases and historic sites on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Explore the remote Antarctic via zodiac as you sail on the MS FramPenguins at play in front of the MS FramAbandoned whaling village of Stromness, South GeorgiaRockhopper penguin sightingIn touch with nature in StromnessRockhopper penguins
Highlights
  • Observe the unique King penguins in South Georgia
  • Explore the stunning Antarctic waters from a kayak
  • Enjoy an incredible camping excursion in the end of the world
  • Admire spectacular glaciers and white landscapes
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Your expedition starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina and birthplace of the tango.

Day 2: Fly to Ushuaia | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Fly to Ushuaia. Join the optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park before embarking on MS Fram.

Day 3: Across the Open Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cross the open sea heading toward the Falkland Islands. Enjoy lectures and watch for wildlife from the deck.

Day 4-6: Falkland Islands

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
The Falkland Islands teem with wildlife and rugged nature. Experience fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons, and stunning white-sand beaches.

Day 7-8: South Atlantic Ocean

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Spend two days sailing southward to beautiful South Georgia. Participate in talks and lectures about the area’s wildlife, and learn about its whaling and polar history.

Day 9-13: South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Explore the unique beauty and rare wildlife of South Georgia. A rich whaling heritage and history of exploration complement the rugged scenery, glaciers, and abundant wildlife. Known as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’, South Georgia is a favorite destination for wildlife photographers. See the Norwegian Seaman’s Church and the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Day 14: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Antarctica, learn more about the wonders of this great wilderness in our lecture series, which focuses on the continent’s history, environment, and wildlife.

Day 15-20: Antarctica

  • Ship
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Beautiful, Untouched Places Antarctica is different from anywhere else you can ever experience! Once you cross the Antarctic Convergence, feel the air getting crisper and colder, and start seeing Antarctic penguins in the water. When opportunities arise, launch your kayaks, pitch tents ashore, and take you on unforgettable hikes to explore the world’s most beautiful, untouched places.

Day 21-22: Voyage North

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
On your way back to civilization, continue your lecture series and recap your experiences in Antarctica.

Day 23: Ushuaia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Southernmost Town in the World The voyage ends in the world’s southernmost town, Ushuaia, from where you fly back to Buenos Aires.

Ship/Hotel

MS Fram

Take advantage of the large windows aboard the MS Fram
Enjoy views from the bridge as you sail on the MS Fram
Attend informative lectures as you sail on the MS Fram

Buenos Aires - Hotels

Dates & Prices

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Per person starting at
$17,534
Cabin I MS Fram
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I
113-140 square feet. Inside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc
Cabin FJ MS Fram
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FJ
172-226 square feet. Outside cabin: Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc, limited or no view. (FJ 503 with twin beds).
A comfortable twin cabin on the MS Fram
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N
113-140 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc. (N-352 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin U MS Fram
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U
118-252 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc. (U-526 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin F MS Fram
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F
183-248 square feet. Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc.
Cabin M MS Fram
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M
172-215 square feet. One room with seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.
Cabin MG MS Fram
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MG
260-420 square feet. One room with private balcony, seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.

Notes

Voyage Price Includes:
  • Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis
  • One hotel night in Buenos Aires incl. breakfast before the voyage
  • Transfer hotel to airport
  • Economy flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfers in Ushuaia including orientation tour
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots.

Not Included:
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions and gratuities.

NOTE: Prices are in $ per person • All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions • All itineraries are subject to change • Medical declaration form is mandatory (see the Practical Information section starting on page 142 and the website for more information).

YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Flights in economy class between NY & Buenos Aires
  • Transfer airport to hotel before the voyage
  • Transfer airport to hotel in Buenos Aires, overnight at hotel & transfer hotel to the airport after the voyage.

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