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

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Santiago, Chile to Santiago, Chile
Dates: 05 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018

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05 Nov 2018
Air travel

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

06 Nov 2018
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)

07 Nov 2018
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)

08 Nov 2018

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)

09 Nov 2018
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)

10 Nov 2018
Falkland Islands (Cruising), Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
11 Nov 2018

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)

12 Nov 2018
13 Nov 2018
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)

DAY 10
14 Nov 2018
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 11
15 Nov 2018
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 12
16 Nov 2018
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 13
17 Nov 2018
South Georgia Islands, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 14
18 Nov 2018

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 15
19 Nov 2018
DAY 16
20 Nov 2018
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 17
21 Nov 2018
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 18
22 Nov 2018
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 19
23 Nov 2018
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 20
24 Nov 2018
Antarctica (Cruising), Antarctica
DAY 21
25 Nov 2018

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 22
26 Nov 2018
DAY 23
27 Nov 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
Air travel
Santiago, Chile
DAY 24
28 Nov 2018
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. Please confirm departure and arrival cities with an Expedition Specialist before booking your flights. (Day 23: B,L)

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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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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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