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Magellan Explorer - 73 Guests

Falklands (Malvinas) & South Georgia

Punta Arenas- Punta Arenas


Combine the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and South Georgia with this 17-day expedition starting from Punta Arenas, Chile. In the Falklands and enjoy watching rockhopper and gentoo penguins in their native habitat. From your zodiac spot Black-browed albatrosses and petrels high above. Hike into the local settlements and meet the people who have made this island home for generations.

From there, set sail for South Georgia and its mountains, which are permanently covered in thick layers of ice and snow. On this island, wildlife is king. Visit one of the world’s largest king penguin colonies and watch elephant seals relaxing on the shores. As we sail from bay to bay, watch out for whales and beautiful seabirds flying overhead.




DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
Sep 23, 2024Oct 09, 20249,217 9,995
Oct 09, 2024Oct 25, 20249,217 9,995
Rates are listed per person
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
Sep 23, 2024Oct 09, 20249,217 9,995
Oct 09, 2024Oct 25, 20249,217 9,995


ITINERARY

Day 1
Punta Arenas, Embarkation From 9:00 hrs., make your way to Explorers House in Punta Arenas and enjoy the facilities. At 16:00 hrs., a group transfer will take you to the port for embarkation. As we sail along the Strait of Magellan, our Expedition Team will introduce the history of this fabled sea route.

Day 2
At Sea Enjoy the ship’s hospitality as we make our way to the Falklands (Malvinas). Our engaging series of lectures and presentations begin.

Day 3
Saunders Island, Carcass Island We enjoy the long white-sand beach during a morning visit to Saunders Island. A wilderness experience, the main attractions are rockhopper penguins, nesting black-browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon, we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.

Day 4
Port Stanley Join our expedition team on guided walking tours of Port Stanley or Gipsy Cove. Or explore on your own and absorb the atmosphere, grabbing lunch at the local pub, visiting the maritime museum, the church, hunting for souvenirs, or walking down Ross Road, paying tribute at the war memorials at the waterfront.

Day 5 - 6
At Sea As we sail towards South Georgia, attend presentations on the history and fauna of the archipelago. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.

Day 7
Elsehul Bay Depending on sea conditions over the previous days, arrival is planned for the afternoon. Provided we receive approval from the South Georgia government, we plan to do an evening Zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay.

Day 8
Grytviken, Fortuna Bay Our first landing is at Grytviken. We clear Customs and then visit the historical site with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. We land at Fortuna Bay / Stromness in the afternoon to see king penguins. Here we learn more about Shackleton and his expedition, and there is also an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk.”

Day 9
Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay In the morning, we plan a landing at Gold Harbour, a spectacular location with king penguins, elephant seals, and hanging glaciers. There are also sooty albatrosses here. In the afternoon and on a Zodiac cruise, we visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins.

Day 10
St Andrews Bay, Ocean Harbour St Andrews Bay is the destination of our morning excursion. The highlights here are a shipwreck and the remains of the whaling industry. We see the largest king penguin colony and elephant seal bulls. We plan a Zodiac cruise in the afternoon and landing at Ocean Harbour.

Day 11
Prion Island, Salisbury Plain In the morning, we plan to visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross. In the afternoon, we head to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes.

Day 12 - 14
At Sea Our education program continues as we make our way back to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).

Day 15
Bleaker Island Evening landing at Bleaker Island, a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds.

Day 16
At Sea

Day 17
Punta Arenas, Disembarkation Upon arrival at Punta Arenas, we disembark and take a group transfer to the town center, where the expedition will end. Explorers House remains available to you for the day.

Magellan Explorer (Luxury Expedition, 73-guests)

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for Antarctic and sub-Antarctic expeditions. The ship has a capacity for 73 passengers (maximum 100) in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • For guests visiting Punta Arenas, special access to Explorers House.
  • Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board the ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Dinner served daily on board the ship offering a choice between one of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board the ship.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water, and snacks on board the ship throughout the expedition.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.
Not Included in the Rate
  • Flights, accommodation, meals, excursions, and transfers other than those included in the itinerary corresponding to each voyage.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile, Argentina, the UK and/or other destinations included in your itinerary, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Sea Kayaking - USD 995 per person
  • Hiking and Snowshoeing - USD 85 per person per excursion (available for booking on board the ship)
  • Zodiac Cruises
  • Photography

 

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