South Georgia and The Falklands (19 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Air travel
Air travel
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart Miami on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital. Check in to the excellent Alvear Art Hotel (or similar) before having a guided overview of the city, seeing its Beaux Arts palaces and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Perón. In the early evening, we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel. (Day 2: L)

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Air travel
Ushuaia, Argentina

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)


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

Falkland Islands (Cruising), Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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. While the Falklands boasts a human population (3,000 people in total; 2,500 of whom live in the capital of Stanley), the animals—specifically thousands of irresistible gentoo, rockhopper, and Magellanic penguins, as well as magnificent albatross with 11-foot wingspans and curious fur seals—vastly outnumber them and constitute a major draw for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Take your camera and binoculars to walk along beautiful white-sand beaches, meander through tussock grass, or sit atop a cliff and ponder the views. (B,L,D)

Falkland Islands (Cruising), Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

During our days at sea, we 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 us: wandering albatross, prions, and black-browed albatross. (B,L,D)

South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands

Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking, and Zodiac excursions. Leisurely circumnavigating the island, we plan to make stops every day including visits to Grytviken, part of the extraordinary story of the Endurance and the final resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton, as well as Stromness Bay where Shackleton, Tom Crean, and Frank Worsley finally reached aid at a whaling station. See huge elephant seals, and, on a single beach, you will visit a vast colony of tens of thousands of king penguins! (B,L,D)

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
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 14
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 15
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 16

With whales beneath and birds above, head out on deck or up to the bridge to observe expert navigation at work as our skilled captain and officers sail these waters. There'll also be time to relax and enjoy a massage in the wellness center, work out in the gym, browse in the library, and hear talks on all that you have seen from our expedition team. (B,L,D)

DAY 17
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Our journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes us once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature and wildlife. Our afternoon visit to the capital, Stanley, offers a chance to see the human face of the islands, to meet the hospitable locals, and perhaps hoist a drink at a local pub. Stroll around the remote colonial town, visiting the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world, which graces the nation's paper money; it's a simple yet beautiful structure with an unusual treasure: an arch made of the giant jawbones of two blue whales erected in the yard. (B,L,D)

DAY 18
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Air travel
Santiago, Chile
DAY 19
Air travel

After breakfast, we disembark in the Falklands' capital city of Stanley, and transfer to the airport at Mount Pleasant for our private charter flight to Santiago. Connect with your overnight flight home, arriving the next day. (Day 18: B,L)

South Georgia and The Falklands map

What's Included


  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship's crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

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