Antarctica & Falklands Expedition - Northbound
Embark on a late summer expedition to explore both the Falklands and Puerto Madryn and experience Antarctica when whale watching is at its best.
You’ll be in Antarctica for five days in its late summer months. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises will paint the ice and snow in shades of gold, orange and pink, accentuated by snow algae in bloom. This is prime time for whale-watching, and you’ll get to see penguins in their final stage of molting. The Expedition Team will host lectures, take you on landings and on sea activities to really discover the frozen continent. We don’t have a set itinerary here, as Antarctica is known for changeable weather and sea ice. Instead, we’ll adjust our plans according to the elements to take you to the best places available.
After experiencing Antarctica and returning via the Drake Passage, you can contrast its icy wilderness with three days in the green and grassy Falklands. Visit the charming capital Stanley with its English red busses, restaurants and charming pubs, and discover the variety of wildlife living on the more remote parts of the islands. Then, it’s on to warm and inviting Puerto Madryn for its beaches and nearby nature reserve before returning to Buenos Aires where your expedition cruise ends.
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"Not only will you witness amazing wildlife, like penguin colony visits, the Citizen Science programme will allow you to assist with live scientific research!, Tara, Team Viva
Landings & activities led by our professional English-speaking Expedition Team; hike, walk, camp, photograph, and cruise Antarctica, witness glaciers, icebergs, seal, penguins and other outstanding wildlife!
Cruise Antarctica on a hybrid-powered expedition ship. Emissions are cut by sailing with electrical propulsion. Innovative sustainable technology reduces fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. Travel more sustainably