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In 1773, James Cook and his crew crossed the Antarctic Circle for the first time and discovered nearby islands. This vast continent attracted explorers from different nations, such as Sir Ernest Shackleton - a polar explorer leading the British expeditions, or Roald Amundsen – a Norwegian explorer who was part of the famous “Race to the South Pole” of 1911, a competition to be the first to reach the Antarctic. He and his crew came first by about a month before anyone else join them. 
However, this expedition focuses on Ernest Shackleton and his courageous exploration of Antarctica. You will travel through the Falkland Islands, then arrive in South Georgia. The next destination will obviously be the Antarctica Peninsula & South Shetland Islands. Stunning views and unique wildlife will also be part of the journey. You will observe the rarest species on Earth such as colonies of penguin, leopard seal and much more. Be prepared for unforgettable moments!

Highlights

  • Be part of a memorable adventure.
  • Travel to a continent where only a few men had the courage to sail to.
  • Discover dramatic glaciers and icebergs.
  • The Falkland Islands and South Georgia will give a complete insight of the region.
  • Learn and improve your knowledge of our professional and experienced crew.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
Day 2: Ushuaia to Beagle Channel
Day 3: Beagle Channel/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Days 4-5: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to the Southern Ocean
Days 6-7: The Southern Ocean to South Georgia
Days 8-11: South Georgia to the Scotia Sea
Days 12-13: The Scotia Sea to the Antarctic Peninsula
Days 14-18: the Antarctic Peninsula to the Drake Passage
Days 19-20: The Drake Passage to Ushuaia
Day 21: Ushuaia

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  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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