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22 Day Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands

G Adventures Small Ship Cruise starting in Montevideo and finishing in Ushuaia

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Overview

Operator: G Adventures
Type: Adventure Cruise (Low Cost)
Style: Marine
Duration: 22 Days
From: Montevideo to Ushuaia
Tour Code: XVGFSX
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Argentina, Antarctica, Uruguay, Falkland Islands
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$ 13,439
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Day By Day

1

Montevideo

Arrive in Montevideo at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Uruguay's capital city.
2

Montevideo - South Atlantic Ocean

Embark on the G Expedition. Transfer as a group in the early afternoon. The morning is free, take the chance to explore one of Montevideo's colourful neighbourhoods. The evening is spent onboard the ship sailing southwards towards the Falkland Islands. (B/D)
3-5

South Atlantic Ocean - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Spend time on deck to spot wildlife including albatross and possibly whales and dolphins. Relax in the library, grab a drink in the Polar Bear Pub, or make some new friends in the Discovery Lounge. (B/L/D x3)
6-7

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) - Southern Ocean

The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatross are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters. (B/L/D x2)
8-9

Southern Ocean - South Georgia

Our lecture series resumes to prepare us for South Georgia, spend plenty of time on deck to identify the abundant sea birds of the South Ocean. (B/L/D x2)
10-13

South Georgia - Scotia Sea

South Georgia Island is home to many marvels including Shackleton’s grave, former whaling stations, incredible scenery and prolific wildlife. Weather permitting spend 3-4 full days and opt to explore this island. A huge colony of king penguins is the highlight of this part of the journey. On nearby islands look out for the wandering albatross in their nesting grounds. (B/L/D x4)
14-15

Scotia Sea - South Shetland Islands

Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days the legendary Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands. The waters are rich with nutrients and the long summer days provide the ingredient that is missing most of the year. The result is a complex food chain topped by several species of whales, seals, and seabirds. (B/L/D x2)
16-19

South Shetland Islands - Drake Passage

The peninsula also has a remarkable human history; during the voyage we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world. (B/L/D x4)
20-21

Drake Passage - Ushuaia

Turning north, embark upon the 400 mile crossing of the passage that bears the name of the 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake. The G Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic. At some point on the first day, cross the Antarctic Convergence, a meeting of cold polar water flowing north and warmer sub-antarctic water moving in the opposite direction. It is the largest biological barrier on earth and is marked by a change in temperature, salinity and nutrient levels. The north flowing Antarctic waters predominantly sink beneath southward moving sub-antarctic waters. While further south associated areas of mixing and upwelling create an ocean very high in marine productivity. Wandering, Black-browed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Prion's and Cap Petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may join the Expedition on the journey towards the South American continent. (B/L/D x2)
22

Ushuaia

Our adventure comes to a close. Have a final breakfast on the expedition ship before saying our goodbyes as we disembark in Ushuaia in the morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Highlights

  • Meet hardy locals and see unique wildlife in the Falkland islands.
  • Explore abandoned whaling stations and visiting Shackleton’s grave.
  • Walk quietly amongst king penguins and watch them surf onto the beach.
  • Learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts.
  • Spot whales and seals while cruising through icebergs on Zodiacs.

What's Included

  • 20 nights aboard the G Expedition
  • 1 night hotel in Montevideo
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka

Accommodation

  • Twin-share hotel (1 night), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (20 nights)
  • Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing
  • Suites have one queen-size bed

Group Leader

  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests

Meals Included

  • 21 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 20 dinners
  • Allow USD25-35 for meals not included.
  • Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transport

  • G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus

Trip Notes

Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your hotel, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions.
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Operator Details

Region: South & Central America
Type: Adventure Cruise
Style: Small Ship Cruise
Gratuities: Not Included
Shore Excursions: Some Included, Optionals Available
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Not Included
Free WiFi: Onboard Where Available
Drinks: Not Included
Accommodation: 2-3 Star
* Source: G Adventures for river cruises in South & Central America. Some variances may occur on individual trips and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

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