Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • South Georgia & The Falkland Islands
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure on this diverse expedition, crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia.  Enjoy spectacular flora and fauna of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) before immersing yourself in the unique history and exquisite, rare wildlife of South Georgia. Whether you’re visiting Antarctic research stations, witnessing a sudden minke whale breach from your Zodiac, sharing a magical moment with king penguins, or celebrating crossing the Antarctic Circle with like-minded travelers and crew, you’ll know this experience will live on in you forever.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Buenos Aires

Arrive Buenos Aires at any time.
Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes.
Overnight in Buenos Aires
Note: Itinerary may vary depending on departure. Please contact us for more details.

Day 2
Buenos Aires Ushuaia

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before a group will transfer to the airport for the flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, you will have a little time to explore this quaint port town before heading to the pier. Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel.
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 3
At Sea

There are many activities to keep you engaged while we’re at sea. You can take advantage of the library of books available on your ship, hang out at the bar chatting to other travelers or spend time out on deck, admiring the sea. Your Expedition Team will also conduct a series of presentations to familiarize yourself with how to prepare for Zodiac cruises and shore landings.
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 4-5
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The Falkland archipelago contains two main islands, East and West, which we will explore by Zodiac excursions and daily landings. These rugged islands have a frontier feel to them, especially at Port Stanley—the largest settlement on the islands.
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 6-7
At Sea

Enroute to South Georgia you’ll cross the invisible biological boundary unique to Antarctica – the Antarctic Convergence. This meeting of oceans is what creates the abundance of krill and marine life that attract large cetaceans such as humpback whales.
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 8-11
South Georgia

Evidence of the old whaling and sealing heydays is still found throughout the island. You’ll be surprised to learn that whale and seal populations were once decimated here, as today their populations are strong, with massive rookeries to be seen.
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 12-13
At Sea

Antarctica awaits, along with its own penguin and seal species. While you’re at sea, you can enjoy quiet time or take in presentations by the Expedition Team, who will cover everything from the history and geology of Antarctica to tips on identifying different species and what makes each of them unique
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 14-16
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

The most common reaction to arriving at the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is hard to put into words. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes: at one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete silence and loneliness, the next you’ll be laughing at the comical antics of a curious penguin.
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 17-18
The Antarctic Circle

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement, as most expeditions to the Peninsula do not come close to reaching this far south
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 19-20
Northbound Along the Peninsula

If you haven’t had your fill of Antarctic wildlife and icebergs by now, you’ll surely be satisfied by the time we return to the Drake Passage. You will continue to journey onto land by Zodiac twice daily as you travel north along the western Antarctic Peninsula.
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 21-22
Crossing the Drake Passage

As we make our way back to Ushuaia, we sail through the Drake Passage
Overnight on-board your expedition ship in your chosen cabin

Day 23
Disembark in Ushuaia & Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

We will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning after breakfast. After disembarkation, we will taste a little of Patagonia by touring Tierra del Fuego National Park before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
Please note that the above itinerary is just a guide. Antarctica cruises are subject to weather, ice and other local conditions, as such, the actual itinerary is determined as the cruise progresses.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Quad share cabin on either Ocean Endeavour or Ocean Diamond
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All Meals
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Activities / sightseeing as mentioned
  • Included Copy 20 Rubber boots for shore landings (to borrow)
  • Included Copy 20 Parka for your warmth & comfort (to keep)
  • Included Copy 31 Selected departures offer Camping, Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle boarding & Cross Country Skiing.
  • Included Copy 31 Additional costs may apply. Please ask for more details.
  • Included Copy 31 Note the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions
Transportation
Ocean Diamond | Antarctic Cruise Ship

189 Passengers

Ocean Endeavour | Antarctic Cruise Ship

199 Passengers

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Duration

23 days

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$14,995 USD

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