Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands

From Montevideo to Ushuaia
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • South Georgia & The Falkland Islands
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

Walk among kings, king penguins that is, on this 22 day expedition cruise to take in Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica.

On this Antarctica tour you’ll explore the Falkland Islands and it's vast biodiversity, rugged landscape and charismatic locals.

On South Georgia Island you will encounter deserted whaling stations and pay your respects at Shackleton’s grave and witness dramatic landscapes, beaches crowded with seals and king penguins, and cruise majestic bays and fjords. 

On days spent at sea aboard the comfortable G Expedition, our lecture program will inform you of all the wonders of the Antarctic circle and humpback whale sightings are common from on deck. Elsewhere on the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ll encounter adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins and hopefully get close to whales and playful seals from a Zodiac boat while maneuvering through towering icebergs and massive glaciers.

Prepare to be amazed on this Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands cruise.

Viva's Best Bits...

Get a personal appreciation for the struggle to tame the bottom of the world on this 22-day adventure to the land that entranced Ernest Shackleton and countless others since. Meet hardy locals and see unique wildlife in the Falkland Islands

"I suggest including South Georgia in your Antarctica itinerary - for the enormous king penguin colonies alone, you will hear and smell them even before you see them!!" Tara, Team Viva

Explore Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica via zodiac and make shore landings, perhaps even kayak, all in one trip! Witness whales, seals, penguins (king, chinstrap, gentoo, and Adélie varieties), plus towering icebergs and massive glaciers.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

Overnight in a hotel in Montevideo

Day 2
Montevideo South Atlantic Ocean

Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port of Montevideo.

Day 3-5
South Atlantic Ocean Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

With course set southeast, become acquainted with the ship. Enjoy the lecture and educational sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

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.

Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests – with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

Day 6-7
The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands present a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and magnificent scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatrosses are abundant here, and the Falklands are home to the largest Black Browed albatross colony in the world. You can meet the hardy local inhabitants in Port Stanley, whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long dark winters.

Day 8-9
Cruising the Southern Ocean towards South Geogia

Continuing east we set course for South Georgia Island. Our days at sea are filled with lectures in preparation for our landings. Whale watching is a must - so keep your eyes peeled for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Day 10-13
South Georgia Scotia Sea

Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visit a huge colony of king penguins, a major highlight of this part of the journey. South Georgia is also the home over half of the world's enormous southern elephant seals, the largest of all seals. Keep an eye out for newly birthed southern elephant pups. Weather permitting, enjoy 3-4 days free to explore this island.

Day 14-15
Cruising to South Shetland Islands and Antarctica

Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards.

Day 16-19
South Shetland Islands

Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Weather and ice conditions permitting, our goal is to attempt memorable shore landings daily and encounter gentoo, chinstrap, and Adélie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The ship will attempt to reach the Antarctic Peninsula for a landing, weather and ice-permitting.

Day 20-21
The Drake Passage Ushuaia

Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures en route to Ushuaia. Keep a careful look out for a last chance to spot whales.

Day 22
Ushuaia Depart

This adventure draws to a close. Enjoy your final breakfast on the expedition ship before saying our farewells as we disembark in Ushuaia in the morning.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 20 nights onboard the G Expedition
  • Included Copy 20 1 night hotel in Montevideo, on a twin share basis
  • Included Copy 20 Same sex willing to share cabins available, ideal for solo travellers
  • Included Copy 20 All meals, tea, coffee and water whilst onboard, breakfast at hotel
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Zodiac cruises and shore landings with our expert expedition team
  • Included Copy 20 Lecture and educational programmes
  • Included Copy 20 Arrival and departure transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16
  • Included Copy 20 Expedition parka to keep
  • Included Copy 31 Kayaking (additional costs apply - advance bookings required)
  • Included Copy 7 International flights, Gratuities, Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges
  • Included Copy 7 Comprehensive Travel/Medical Insurance (Mandatory)

G Expedition

134 Passengers


  • Included Spot whales and seals while cruising through icebergs on Zodiacs
  • Included Option to kayak in Antarctica
  • Included Shore landings and walking in Antarctica
  • Included Meet hardy locals and see unique wildlife in the Falkland Islands
  • Included Explore abandoned whaling stations on South Georgia and visit Shackleton’s grave
  • Included Penguins galore! - meet King, Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstap penguins
  • Included Lectures on all things Antarctica history, geology and wildlife
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22 days

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$13,999 USD

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