A seal lounges on the ice while a kayak full of passengers from the National Geographic voyage passes by
An iceberg rises up from the ocean in antarctica, as seen from the national geographic explorer
Guests from the National Geographic voyage expedition paddle a kayak near icebergs in antarctica
A penguin walks on rocks while the National Geographic Explorer motors on the sea in the background in antarctica
The 148-guest National Geographic Explorer cuts through the ocean and navigates passage through icebergs in antarctica
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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Throughout the 24-day National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands voyage, learn from a truly expert staff, whose decades of exploring Antarctica and the surrounding regions have revealed important landing sites beyond the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands and South Georgia, perhaps the ultimate destination for jaw-dropping scenery. Witness boundless wildlife on the Antarctic Peninsula and understand the captivating history of Ernest Shackleton and his crew. Walk wild beaches as tens of thousands of gentoo, rockhopper and king penguins go about their busy lives, calling for mates and flashing their bright colors in their courtship rituals. Take a rugged hike across ice tundras and float by Zodiac and kayak between icebergs and whales. 

The 148-guest Nat Geo Explorer or the 102-guest Nat Geo Orion act as floating basecamps during the voyage. Both small expedition ships are technologically advanced, fully stabilized, and equipped with a full set of exploration tools, including an ROV and enough kayaks and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time. Additionally, select cabins on each vessel offer private balconies for special moments taking in the awe-inspiring wilderness. Not to mention the bar tab is included for all passengers. The National Geographic Explorer boasts a top speed of 18 knots, making her one of the fastest ships plying polar waters. And the National Geographic Orion features a nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, one of the best in Antarctica cruises.

The main National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands expedition covers 24 days and includes 21 nights of accommodation aboard either the National Geographic Orion or the National Geographic Explorer, with kayaking included in the cost—a rare inclusion for polar expeditions! The main itinerary visits Antarctica before South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, while a reverse route sails to South Georgia and the Falklands first. Another alternative itinerary includes a unique option to fly one-way to the Falkland Islands.

Some fly one-way voyages are aboard one of the new, purpose-built, sister ships 126-guest National Geographic Endurance or 126-guest National Geographic Resolution. The ability of both Nat Geo Endurance and Nat Geo Resolution to venture deeper, paired with state-of-the-art educational equipment and highly qualified guides, create an in-depth intellectual and truly exploratory experience that make them ideal candidates for luxury Antarctica cruises.

Exploring Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands in such a comprehensive voyage by expedition ship will affect the way you tell stories about travel and wildlife adventures for years to come. Call the Antarctica experts at AdventureSmith Explorations to discuss your next Antarctica expedition cruise.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises.



Itinerary

National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Itinerary

This 24-day epic voyage through Antarctica and other stunning landing sights is filled with wildlife sightings, the history of the explorer Ernest Shackleton and incredible scenery.

Three themed solar eclipse departures in November 2021 aim to be positioned in the path of totality during the next solar eclipse on December 4.

National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands cruise route map.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile

Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires (Explorer or Endurance) or Santiago (Orion or Endurance). In Buenos Aires, settle into the Alvear Art Hotel (or similar) before seeing the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and the famous balcony associated with Eva Perón. Or in Santiago, check into the Hotel Santiago by Mandarin (or similar) before your guided overview of the vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes.

Accommodations

Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires (or similar); Hotel Santiago by Mandarin, Santiago (or similar)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch (day 2)

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Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia & Embark

Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Drake Passage

Settle in to shipboard life as you sail to Antarctica. Keep a lookout for albatross that glide alongside the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 10
Antarctica

With long hours of daylight, it’s easy to make the most of these days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. The ship’s schedule is flexible, allowing its guests to take advantage of the unexpected. Spend these days on the White Continent, exploring via Zodiac, kayak and on foot, and using the ship’s arsenal of tools for exploration.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 11 - 12
At Sea

While voyaging south, head up to the bridge to watch for icebergs and observe expert navigation at work as the ship’s skilled captain and officers sail these historic waters. There will also be time to enjoy a massage in the wellness center, workout in the gym and browse the library. Each day naturalists offer talks that add depth to the experience.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 13 - 17
South Georgia Island

This is the final resting place for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Conditions permitting, hoist a toast at his gravesite. Teeming wildlife and breathtaking scenery great the ship. And at a vast penguin colony witness tens of thousands of king penguins!

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 18 - 19
At Sea

Whales swim beneath and birds soar above as the ship continues towards the Falkland Islands. The ship’s naturalists offers presentations on the wildlife and history of the Falkland Islands, in preparation for the exciting days ahead.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 20 - 21
Falkland Islands

The Falklands boast albatross, king cormorants, nesting rockhopper penguins and Magellanic penguins in their green tussock grass burrows. Stroll the photogenic colonial town of Stanley and visit the evocative Anglican Cathedral with its archway of whalebones.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 22
At Sea

On this final day at sea, enjoy one last chance to view the marine life of these southern waters. Toast to an epic voyage at a festive farewell dinner.

Accommodations

National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 23 - 24
Disembark Ushuaia & Fly Home via Buenos Aires or Santiago

Disembark in Ushuaia. Fly by charter to Buenos Aires (Explorer) or Santiago (Orion) and connect with your overnight flight home. It is very important to confirm departure and arrival cities with your Adventure Specialist before booking your flights.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast and lunch (day 23); n/a (day 24)

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All accommodations; meals indicated; alcoholic beverages (except premium brands); excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes; gratuities to ship’s crew.

Exclusions

Air transportation; mandatory charter flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires, Santiago or Falkland Islands (inquire for pricing); immigration and passport fees; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; insurance of any kind; and expedition extensions.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands cruise begins and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE), or Santiago, Chile (SCL). Charter flights are needed from both cities to/from Ushuaia, Argentina (USH) to embark. Embarkation time may vary based upon arrival of group flights from Dallas, Texas (DFW). Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 23 of the outlined itinerary; departure times may vary depending on group flights to Dallas, Texas. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Group charter flights between Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina or the Falkland Islands are required on this trip’s itinerary; see this trip’s Exclusions (Rates & Dates tab) and inquire with an Adventure Specialist for pricing. There is a strict luggage limit of two checked bags weighing up to 57 lbs (25 kg) combined, and one carry-on bag weighing up to 17 lbs (8 kg) plus a personal item that can be stowed under the seat.

Activities

Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking and kayaking. Other activities may include yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing and wildlife observation. Special to departures in November/December is the option of cross-country skiing, dependent upon snowpack conditions and weather at that time.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Third person rates are available in designated triple occupancy cabins on National Geographic Explorer at 1.5x the per-person listed rate in select cabins based upon availability. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip. 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 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditionswildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands Fly to the Falklands Itinerary

The 24-Day Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands Fly to the Falklands begins in Santiago, Chile, and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Route map of 24-day National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands small ship cruise, operating between Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Santiago, Chile

Depart on an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile, arriving the next day. Check in to the fine, centrally located Mandarin Oriental Hotel (or similar), and have the morning to relax. Santiago is nearly surrounded by the Andes, which form an inspiring backdrop to an afternoon guided overview of this vibrant city. Explore the Plaza de Armas, the main square, and nearby Presidential Palace, enjoying wonderful views from the many hills that dot the city. In the early evening, gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel.

Accommodations

Hotel Santiago by Mandarin (or similar)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch (day 2)

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Day 3
Fly to the Falklands & Embark

Fly by private charter flight to the Falklands, arriving in Mount Pleasant with a transfer to Stanley, the capital. Have time to stroll the photogenic tin-roofed, colonial-style houses of Stanley, seeing the Anglican Cathedral with its organic archway of whale bones before embarking the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Exploring the Falklands Islands

Each Falkland Island is a variation on the theme of topographical beauty with white-sand beaches, vaulting cliffs, windswept moors, and the sunlit yellows and greens of waving tussock grass. While the Falklands boasts a human population (3,000 people in total; 2,500 of whom live in the capital, Stanley) the animals—specifically thousands of irresistible gentoo, rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, as well as magnificent albatross with 11-foot wingspans and curious fur seals—vastly outnumber them and constitute a major draw for wildlife.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 6
At Sea

During days at sea, learn about the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration, as well as the flora, fauna, and geology of South Georgia—and the riveting story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance. The naturalists help identify the seabirds that follow the ship: wandering albatross, prions, and black-browed albatross. There’ll also be time to browse the library, enjoy a massage in the wellness center, or workout in the gym.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 7 - 12
South Georgia Island

Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo and macaroni penguins, enormous snorting elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. Here on South Georgia—the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean—observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: literally tens of thousands of stately king penguins on a single beach. This is also the setting for the historic adventure story of Sir Ernest Shackleton aboard the ill-fated Endurance, and visit his gravesite at Grytviken to hoist a toast.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 13 - 14
At Sea

With whales below, birds above, voyage towards the seventh continent. Head up to the Bridge to watch for icebergs and observe expert navigation at work as the skilled captain and officers sail these historic waters. Each day naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 15 - 20
Antarctica

With long hours of daylight, make the most of days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. Sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel (conditions permitting) and land on the “White Continent,” exploring via Zodiac, kayak and on foot and using an arsenal of tools for exploration. The schedule is flexible, taking advantage of the unexpected—watching whales play off the bow, taking an after-dinner Zodiac cruise, or heading out on an unplanned excursion. Anticipate opportunities each day to hike, kayak among the ice floes and experience close encounters with wildlife. Watch the powerful ship crunch through the pack ice, or step ashore to thousands of Adelie and chinstrap penguins. Expert staff craft an expedition where you will learn, see and experience more.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 21 - 22
At Sea

Sail toward Ushuaia, with an albatross or two joining the escort of seabirds that cross the bow. There’s time to share photos with the onboard National Geographic photographer, catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read, and write emails home, saying “Don’t want this to end.”

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 23 - 24
Disembark Ushuaia & Fly to Buenos Aires

After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. This morning’s charter flight flies over Patagonia for spectacular views on the way to Buenos Aires. Connect with overnight homeward-bound flights.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All accommodations; meals indicated; alcoholic beverages (except premium brands); excursions; services of expeditions leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes; gratuities to ship’s crew.

Excluded

Air transportation; charter flights Santiago/ Stanley Falklands and Ushuaia/Buenos Aires; immigration & passport fees; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD etc.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 24-day Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands Fly to the Falklands cruise begins in Santiago, Chile (SCL), and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE). Charter flights are needed from both cities to/from Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Embarkation time may vary based upon arrival of group flights from Dallas, Texas (DFW). Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 24 of the outlined itinerary; departure times may vary depending on group flights to Dallas, Texas. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Group charter flights between Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina or the Falkland Islands are required on this trip’s itinerary; inquire with an Adventure Specialist for pricing. There is a strict luggage limit of two checked bags weighing up to 57 lbs (25 kg) combined, and one carry-on bag weighing up to 17 lbs (8 kg) plus a personal item that can be stowed under the seat.

Activities

Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking and kayaking. Other activities may include yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing and wildlife observation. Special to departures in November/December is the option of cross-country skiing, dependent upon snowpack conditions and weather at that time.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Third person rates are available in designated triple occupancy cabins on National Geographic Explorer at 1.5x the per-person listed rate in select cabins based upon availability. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip. 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 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands Fly from the Falklands Itinerary

The 24-Day Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands Fly From the Falklands begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina and ends in Santiago, Chile.

Route map of 24-day National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands small ship cruise, operating between Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires. Settle into the Alvear Art Hotel (or similar) before seeing the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and the famous balcony associated with Eva Perón.

Accommodations

Alvear Art Hotel (or similar)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch (day 2)

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Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia & Embark

Fly by private charter to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Have time to enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise of the legendary Beagle Channel before embarking the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
At Sea

Settle in to shipboard life as we sail to Antarctica. Keep a lookout for albatross that glide alongside the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 11
Antarctica

With long hours of daylight, make the most of the days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. The schedule is flexible, taking advantage of the unexpected. Spend these days on the White Continent, exploring via Zodiac, kayak and on foot, and using an arsenal of tools for exploration.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 12 - 13
At Sea

During the voyage head up to the Bridge to watch for icebergs and observe expert navigation at work as the skilled captain and officers sail these historic waters. There’ll also be time to enjoy a massage in the wellness center, workout in the gym, and browse in the library. Each day our naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 14 - 18
South Georgia Island

This is the final resting place for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, and conditions permitting, hoist a toast at his gravesite. Teeming with wildlife and breathtaking scenery greet our ship. And at a vast penguin colony you’ll see tens of thousands of king penguins!

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 19 - 20
At Sea

Whales beneath, birds above, as the ship sails on on. Naturalists prepare you for the exciting days ahead with presentations on the wildlife and history of the Falkland Islands.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 21 - 22
Falkland Islands

The Falklands boast albatross, king cormorants, nesting rockhopper penguins, and Magellanic penguins in their green tussock grass burrows. Stroll the photogenic colonial town of Stanley and visit the evocative Anglican Cathedral with its archway of whale bones.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 23 - 24
Disembark Falklands & Fly to Santiago

Disembark in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. Fly by charter to Santiago and connect with your overnight flight home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast and lunch (day 23); n/a (day 24)

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All accommodations; meals indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes; gratuities to ship’s crew.

Exclusions

Air transportation; mandatory charter flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires, Santiago or Falkland Islands (inquire for pricing); immigration and passport fees; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; insurance of any kind; and expedition extensions.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 24-day Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands Fly From the Falklands cruise begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) and ends in in Santiago, Chile (SCL). Charter flights are needed from both cities to/from Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Embarkation time may vary based upon arrival of group flights from Dallas, Texas (DFW). Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 23 of the outlined itinerary; departure times may vary depending on group flights to Dallas, Texas. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Group charter flights between Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina or the Falkland Islands are required on this trip’s itinerary; see this trip’s Exclusions (Rates & Dates tab) and inquire with an Adventure Specialist for pricing. There is a strict luggage limit of two checked bags weighing up to 57 lbs (25 kg) combined, and one carry-on bag weighing up to 17 lbs (8 kg) plus a personal item that can be stowed under the seat.

Activities

Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking and kayaking. Other activities may include yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing and wildlife observation. Special to departures in November/December is the option of cross-country skiing, dependent upon snowpack conditions and weather at that time.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. Third person rates are available in designated triple occupancy cabins on National Geographic Explorer at 1.5x the per-person listed rate in select cabins based upon availability. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip. 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 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

See Deals section for details on flexible booking policies.

Nov 07 - Nov 30, 2020
National Geographic Endurance • 24 days
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Feb 15 - Mar 10, 2021
National Geographic Orion • 24 days
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Feb 16 - Mar 11, 2021
National Geographic Explorer • 24 days
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Nov 17 - Dec 10, 2021
National Geographic Resolution • 24 days
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Nov 17 - Dec 10, 2021
National Geographic Endurance • 24 days
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Nov 18 - Dec 11, 2021
National Geographic Explorer • 24 days
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Jan 17 - Feb 09, 2022
National Geographic Explorer • 24 days
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Feb 05 - Feb 28, 2022
National Geographic Resolution • 24 days
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Accommodations

Learn About the Small Ships on Your Itinerary

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Explorer

The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. She is fully stabilized, enabling her to navigate polar passages while providing comfort.

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Orion

102-guest National Geographic Orion is one of the most sophisticated vessel in its class. Small ship cruises aboard the Orion offer a luxurious exploration of Antarctica, Chile, Tahiti and beyond.

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Endurance

The 126-guest National Geographic Endurance is the newest addition to the National Geographic fleet. This expedition ship is specifically designed for stability and sustainability as well as for in-depth education and an unmatched range of exploration in the polar regions.

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Resolution

The 126-guest National Geographic Resolution is one of the newest additions to the National Geographic fleet. This expedition ship is specifically designed for stability, efficiency, scholarship and long-range exploration in the polar regions.

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Complimentary Airfare On Nat. Geo. Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Islands Expeditions

Book now for free airfare on your Antarctica cruise aboard National Geographic expedition ships.

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Flexible Cancellation Available Close To Departure on National Geographic Antarctica

Book or re-book your 2020 or 2021 National Geographic Antarctica expedition with confidence using these risk-free, flexible policy details.

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Cruise

In conjunction with this cruise, the following pre- and post-cruise options are available for a seamless land-and-sea group travel experience with National Geographic guides and fellow passengers. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing.

Buenos Aires or Santiago are each a 4-day, pre-cruise extension are based out of the same hotel as the pre-night before the cruise. For expeditions starting in Buenos Aires, enjoy opportunities to explore the city via guided tour, including stops at well-known communities like La Boca, political and historical points of interest such as the Plaza de Mayo and cultural highlights including art museums and a tango performance. For voyages starting in Santiago, savor the wine, food and culture of the Casablanca Wine Valley and Maipo Valley, famous for their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Carmenere grapes. Additionally, take in Santiago with 1-2 days of guided city tours.

Iguazú Falls is a 5-day, post-cruise extension to Iguazú Falls that includes naturalist-led walks, boat rides (weather permitting) and stunning views of the Falls from accommodations at the only hotel in Iguazú National Park in northeastern Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy guided walks to areas with special early access, before they open to the public.

Easter Island is a 4- or 5-day post-cruise extension to Easter Island that includes guided tours to archaeological sites and a museum, ceremonial sites including the largest ceremonial altar in Polynesia, the Puna Pau red stone quarry and Rano Raraku, where most of the moai stone statues were carved.

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4 - 7 Day Land Tour
Explora Patagonia

This 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-day lodge-based trip in the center of Torres del Paine National Park offers over 40 unique explorations to choose from, including Base Torres and Grey Glacier. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Paine Massif and Salto Chico waterfall from home base.

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4 - 7 Day Land Tour
Patagonia Wildlife Safari

Discover the magic at the end of the world on a 4- to 7-day Patagonia Wildlife Safari! No matter the length of your stay, you will be blown away by the unlimited beauty of the world heritage site Torres del Paine National Park.

From $1890USD
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Patagonian Explorer - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Spend 5 days cruising Patagonia aboard 210-guest Stella or Ventus Australis from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Punta Arenas, Chile, and visit remote fjords, penguin colonies on Magdalena Island and the rarely visited Condor Glacier in Agostini Sound.

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National Geographic Epic Antarctica

The 35-day National Geographic Epic Antarctica aboard 126-guest Nat Geo Endurance is an extraordinary voyage along West Antarctic, across the Ross Sea and to Macquarie Island and New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands, a truly rare polar expedition.

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Simply put, National Geographic vessels have the finest naturalist program of all Antarctica cruises. This expedition features included activity options, a unique ROV and an extremely knowledgeable expedition crew.

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National Geographic Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

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