The itinerary travels east from Ushuaia to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, then turns south for the South Orkney Islands and three days on the Antarctic Peninsula. Finish your journey back in Ushuaia after crossing the famed Drake Passage. Your home base is either the 114-passenger M/V Plancius or the 120-passenger M/V Ortelius. read more Aboard the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica expedition, follow in the footsteps of the great explorers to the south. Along the way marvel at the magnificent flora and fauna that Darwin first documented on the islands of South Georgia and the Falklands. Passing through the Weddell Sea into the Antarctic Peninsula through spectacular channels and bays of icebergs, seals, penguins and more, you will be one of the few to set foot on the continent of Antarctica!
The itinerary travels east from Ushuaia to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, then turns south for the South Orkney Islands and three days on the Antarctic Peninsula. Finish your journey back in Ushuaia after crossing the famed Drake Passage. Your home base is either the 114-passenger M/V Plancius or the 120-passenger M/V Ortelius.
Alternative ItineraryIn addition to the 19-day Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica expedition, there is a 20-day itinerary that spends one more day (days 14-17) on the Antarctic Peninsula. Please call for more detailed information about this voyage.
Itinerary NotesRead this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife encountered. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission. The January 18, 2013 departure is a bilingual voyage in German and English.
Arrival & DepartureThe Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Agrentina. Embarkation time is between 4:00 - 5:00pm on day of departure. We strongly advise all passengers to arrive the night prior to departure and get a hotel in Ushuaia to avoid baggage and flight delays. The ship sails around 6:00pm on day of departure. Disembarkation is after breakfast on final day between 8:30 - 9:00am. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia anytime after noon on the final day. Get a free flight quote.
ActivitiesHiking time for most landings will be a couple of hours roundtrip with lots of time to stop to study, photograph and enjoy the flora and fauna. Various optional activities are available on the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise, according to departure date/season. For the 2013/14 season, kayaking is available for $430 per person on the Dec 2, 2013 departure. For the 2014/15 season, kayaking is available for $450 per person on the Dec 1, 2014 departure and scuba diving is available for $930 per person on the February 13, 2015 departure.
|1||Dec 31 - Jan 18, 2014||Plancius||$13250 - $19700||View Details|
|2||Jan 16 - Feb 03, 2014||Ortelius||$13250 - $22250||View Details|
|3||Jan 18 - Feb 05, 2014||Plancius||$13250 - $19700||View Details|
|4||Feb 13 - Mar 04, 2014||Ortelius||$13250 - $22250||View Details|
|5||Oct 29 - Nov 11, 2014||Plancius||$8100 - $11850||View Details|
|6||Dec 01 - Dec 19, 2014||Plancius||$12100 - $17550||View Details|
|7||Dec 29 - Jan 16, 2015||Plancius||$13950 - $20300||View Details|
|8||Feb 13 - Mar 03, 2015||Plancius||$12950 - $19200||View Details|
|9||Nov 06 - Nov 25, 2015||Ortelius||$11850 - $19800||View Details|
IncludedAll meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea; Free use of rubber boots aboard Plancius & Ortelius and snowshoes aboard Plancius; Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation); All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac; Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff; All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program; Comprehensive pre-departure material.
ExclusionsAny airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to the vessel; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance, including mandatory emergency evacuation insurance; excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).
If world fuel prices will reach or exceed US $120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure, we reserve the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US $25 per night per passenger, to be paid.
Room ConfigurationSolo travelers willing to share can reserve a quadruple, triple or twin-shared cabin, where you will be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth or berths goes unsold, you will not be penalized. For those who desire single occupancy, cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.
Families & ChildrenChildren under 16 years old in Superior, Family Triple and/or Family Quadruple cabins receive a 40% discount. Parents are entirely responsible for their children at all times, on land and on board; there is no onboard day care or nursery facility.
Payment & CancellationIn order to confirm this trip, a 20% deposit is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
90 or more days - 20% of the total price
89 to 60 days - 50% of the total price
59 to 0 days - 100% of the total price
Terms & ConditionsThis trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.
Travel InsuranceEmergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $100,000 per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Torres Del Paine TrekThe trails amongst the famous Torres del Paine craggy mountains are among the world's classic trekking routes. By day, explore nature in its raw form while winding through these exceptional mountains to enjoy the cozy luxury of EcoCamp's unique dome accommodations by night.
PlanciusThe Plancius is a 114-passenger small ship designed and built exclusively for polar cruises. A wide variety of cabins and ample space on five decks make the Plancius a great option for expedition cruises.
OrteliusThe 106-guest M/V Ortelius is an ice-strengthened small ship designed for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica. She offers passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program to spend as much time ashore as possible.