Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: tens of thousands of stately king penguins on a single beach. See the human face of the region in the Falklands, reminiscent of Great Britain, with grazing sheep, tea and crumpets. And in this privileged place, the albatross reveal the beauty of their mysterious lives.

 

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South Georgia & The Falklands with Lindblad Expeditions

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Day 1

Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. (L)

Day 2

Ushuaia

Fly by private charter to Ushuaia and embark the expedition ship and set sail. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

At Sea

Settle into shipboard life, listening to informal discussions from naturalist staff to prepare you for the wilderness ahead in the Falklands. Spend time on deck and on the bridge, scanning for seabirds, notably the albatross. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Falkland 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 sage greens of waving tussock grass.
The Falklands boast thousands of irresistible gentoo, rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, as
well as herds of fur and elephant seals. Your visit to Port Stanley offers a chance to meet the hospitable locals and stroll around this remote Victorian town. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Falkland Islands

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Day 6

At Sea

During the days at sea, learn about the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration, as well as the flora, fauna and geology of South Georgia. A lookout is kept to identify the seabirds that follow the ship: wandering albatross, prions and black-browed albatross. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

At Sea

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Day 8

South Georgia Island

Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, the schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions. Leisurely circumnavigating the island, the ship will attempt to make stops every day including Grytviken, the final resting place of Shackleton, and Stromness Bay where Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley finally reached aid at a whaling station. Visit a vast colony of tens of thousands of king penguins. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

South Georgia Island

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Day 10

South Georgia Island

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Day 11

South Georgia Island

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Day 12

South Georgia Islands

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Day 13

At Sea

With whales beneath and birds above, head out on deck or up to the Bridge to observe expert
navigation at work as the skilled Captain and officers sail these waters. There’ll also be time to
relax and enjoy a massage in the wellness centre, work out in the gym and browse in the library.
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Day 14

At Sea

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Day 15

Falkland Islands

The journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes you once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature and wildlife. Take a last walk along the beautiful white-sand beaches, meander through tussock grass or sit atop a cliff and ponder the views. (B)(L)(D)

Day 16

At Sea

Today there’s one last chance to send emails home saying “Don’t want this to end”. (B)(L)(D)

Day 17

Ushuaia

Disembark in Ushuaia with time to explore before flying to Buenos Aires by private charter. (B)(L)

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