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The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. Join Polar Latitudes, onboard MS Seaventure for an expedition to discover these remote islands. You’ll also explore the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Day 1: Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2: Ushuaia
Day 3: Embark MS Seaventure
Day 4: Southern Ocean
Day 5: West Falklands
Day 6: Stanley, East Falklands
Days 7 & 8: Southern Ocean
Days 9 - 12: South Georgia
Days 13 & 14: Scotia Sea
Days 15 - 18: Antarctic Peninsula
Days 19 & 20: Cross the Drake Passage
Day 21: Disembarkation in Ushauaia
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travellers.
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until your mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. The Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.
As your ship heads south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss the ship's experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.
You'll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands, where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.
Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbour. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centred on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and birdlife along the shores.
Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife identifying to do as you make your way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics such as the captivating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.
South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. You’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.
Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.
Here you’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbours, manoeuvring through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as you spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.
Today you will leave this magical place and make your way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. You'll have one last hurrah as you celebrate the conclusion of your expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, you will disembark in the morning, and fly to Buenos Aires for your return flight home or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
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