EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Antarctica, South Georgia, and The Falkland Islands (24 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Santiago, Chile to Santiago, Chile
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Air travel

Depart U.S. this evening on an overnight flight to Santiago.

DAY 2
Santiago, Chile

Arrive today in Santiago. We check in to the fine Mandarin Oriental (or similar), centrally located in Santiago, and have the morning to relax. Santiago is nearly surrounded by the Andes, which form an inspiring backdrop to our afternoon guided overview of this vibrant city. We explore the Plaza de Armas, the main square, and nearby Presidential Palace, enjoying wonderful views from the many hills that dot the city. In the early evening we gather for an informal reception and a drink at the hotel. (Day 2: L)

DAY 3
Santiago, Chile
Air travel
Ushuaia, Argentina

Today we fly by private charter flight from Santiago to Ushuaia to embark the Orion. 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)

DAY 4
Day-at-Sea

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—with time to hear talks preparing you for the exciting days ahead. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
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 6
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 7
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 8
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 9
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 10
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 11
Day-at-Sea

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 12
Day-at-Sea
DAY 13
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 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
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 17
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 18
Day-at-Sea

Whales beneath, birds above, as you continue on. Our naturalists will prepare us for the exciting days ahead with presentations on the wildlife and history of the Falkland Islands. (B,L,D)

DAY 19
Day-at-Sea
DAY 20
Falkland Islands (Cruising), Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

The Falklands boast the largest albatross colony in the world, irresistible gentoo, rockhopper, and Magellanic penguins in their burrows amid the green tussock grass, curious fur seals, 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)

DAY 21
Falkland Islands (Cruising), Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
DAY 22
Day-at-Sea

As we sail back to Ushuaia, an albatross or two may join the escort of seabirds that cross our bow. There's time to share photos with the onboard National Geographic photographer, catch up on the book you haven't had a minute to read, and write emails home, saying "don't want this to end". (B,L,D)

DAY 23
Ushuaia, Argentina
Air travel
Santiago, Chile
DAY 24
Air travel

After breakfast, we disembark in Ushuaia with some time to explore before proceeding to the airport for our LAN charter flight to Santiago. IMPORTANT: Please confirm departure and arrival cities with an Expedition Specialist before booking your flights. (Day 23: B,L)

Antarctica, South Georgia, and The Falkland Islands map

What's Included

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.

Not Included

  • Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.

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Cost Includes:

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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