Antarctica, South Georgia, and The Falkland Islands (22 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions - AUS/NZ
Buenos Aires, Argentina to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive this morning in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, set on the Río de la Plata, and check in to the fine Caesar Park Hotel (MGallery). In the afternoon, we have a guided overview of the city, seeing its Beaux Arts palaces, grand boulevards, and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Perón.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Air travel
Ushuaia, Argentina

Today we fly by private charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. This morning's charter flight will bring us over Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. If the weather is fine, you'll have a chance to view the spectacular mountains rising out of the Beagle Channel as you enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise. Then, you'll embark the expedition ship and set sail. (B,L,D)


This morning you will awake in the "Furious Fifties", an iconic part of the Southern Ocean. Sometimes misty and gray, other times calm and clear, while crossing this legendary portion of the sea, you will be escorted by a host of sea birds, including the black-browed albatross. (B,L,D)

Falkland Islands (Cruising), Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

The Falklands boast the largest albatross colony in the world, irresistible Magellanic penguins in their burrows amid the green tussock grass, and Peale's dolphins riding the waves. Stroll the photogenic tin-roofed, Victorian-style houses of Port Stanley. Visit the Anglican Cathedral with its organic archway of whalebones, and the Falkland Islands Museum. (B,L,D)

Falkland Islands (Cruising), Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Whales beneath, birds above, as you continue on. Our naturalists will prepare us for the exciting days ahead with presentations on the wildlife of South Georgia, and, of course, the inspiring story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance. (B,L,D)

South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands

This is the final resting place for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and we'll hoist a toast at his gravesite. Teeming wildlife and breathtaking scenery greet our ship as our Zodiacs make landfall. Vast penguin colonies give you the opportunity to be surrounded by tens of thousands of king penguins! (B,L,D)

South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 10
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 11
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 12
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 13

As we voyage, head up to the Bridge to watch for icebergs and observe expert navigation at work as our skilled Captain and officers sail these historic waters. There'll also be time to enjoy a massage in the wellness center, work out in the gym, and browse in the library. Each day our naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience. (B,L,D)

DAY 14
DAY 15
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica

With long hours of daylight, we make the most of our days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. Our schedule is flexible, allowing us to take advantage of the unexpected. We'll sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel and land on the "White Continent", exploring via Zodiac, kayak and on foot, and using our arsenal of tools for exploration. (B,L,D)

DAY 16
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 17
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 18
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 19
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 20

You'll awake this morning into your journey across the Drake Passage. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake holds a unique place in maritime lore. The Drake Passage is unforgettable–a milestone in any adventurer's personal travel history. Your last days at sea will give you one more opportunity to watch for marine life and to reflect on all that you have seen and heard. Enjoy talks from the staff, bringing to summary the colossal scope of this voyage. (B,L,D)

DAY 21
DAY 22
Ushuaia, Argentina
Air travel
Buenos Aires, Argentina

After breakfast, we disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for our LAN charter flight to Buenos Aires. Please confirm departure and arrival cities with an Expedition Specialist before booking your flights. (B,L)

Antarctica, South Georgia, and The Falkland Islands map

About the Ship

National Geographic Explorer

Inaugurated in 2008, National Geographic Explorer is the world’s ultimate expedition ship. The embodiment of the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance, her design and equipment is the result of almost 200 years of collective expedition experience.

What's Included


  • Aboard Ship: All meals and non-alcoholic beverages. Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand. Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap. The guidance of our expedition staff.

  • Ashore: Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary. Sightseeing & entrance fees. Special access permits, park fees, port taxes. Transfers to and from group flights. The expertise of our expedition staff

  • Activities: All excursions. Zodiac & kayak explorations. Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant. Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge.

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All accommodations aboard ship, meals as indicated, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, National Geographic photographer, naturalist staff and expert guides, services of a ship physician, all gratuities, and all port charges and service taxes.

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