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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Ending In Buenos Aires Explorers and Kings

23 days

A comprehensive expedition of extremes, you can’t find a more complete Antarctic experience than this! Travel to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, he remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and the always impressive Antarctic Peninsula. Diversity and discovery are the hallmarks of this voyage, which offers unprecedented pristine landscapes and wildlife viewing opportunities. This trip ends in Buenos Aires so take a few extra days and enjoy the rich history and culture of this world class city.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • Explore the world’s seventh continent on the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and on foot;
  • Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife with an expert team of lecturers;
  • See the incredible wildlife of South Georgia, which includes more than 30 species of breeding birds and four species of penguin;
  • Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages on South Georgia and pause for a moment at his grave;
  • Explore the quaint, British town of Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands; and
  • On board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar specialists.
  • End your Expedition in the world tango capital – Buenos Aires;
  • Enjoy an included introductory Buenos Aires package with tango show and city tour;

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

The Tierra del Fuego archipelago is home to Ushuaia, at the southern tip of Patagonia.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day

This is a day for introductions and getting acquainted with your ship.

Days 3 and 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage

Legendary for its high winds and rolling seas, you may get lucky and have surprisingly calm seas.

Days 5 to 8 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Your camera will constantly be fixated on Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins, along with Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals. Minke and humpback whales are also commonly sighted in the clear Antarctic waters.

Days 9 and 10 — At Sea

Your days at sea are enjoyed out on deck or taking in presentations by the Expedition Team.

Days 11 to 13 — South Georgia

With a rich history of exploration in the Antarctic, South Georgia has many stories to tell.

Days 14 to 16 — At Sea

Go on deck to spot whales and sea birds flying overhead, or attend lectures from our on-board specialists.

Days 17 and 18 — Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Upon arrival in the Falklands (Malvinas), you’ll be greeted by abundant wildlife and a feeling of rugged remoteness. The Falkland (Malvinas) archipelago is great for exploring by Zodiac excursions and daily landings so we’ll get to it right away.

Days 19 to 22 — At Sea

As the magical silence of Antarctica fades away, enjoy some final chats with your new friends on the ship and celebrate your successful journey to a land like no other.

Day 23 — Disembarkation in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Your journey ends in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America, and after enjoying a final breakfast aboard the ship, it is time to part ways and say goodbye.
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Adventure Options Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Every Quark Antarctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. The more discerning adrenaline junkie can also choose from a range of optional adventure activities, with varying exertion levels, to experience the 7th continent in a more personal way.

Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

$950 per person

Kayaking in Antarctica is probably one of the most intimate and inspiring ways you can explore this incredible region. Glide through the quiet waters and take in the beauty of Antarctica. Paddle through astounding icebergs, watch penguins, seals and possibly whales swim around your kayak.

Kayaking in the Polar Regions is highly weather-dependent, however we guarantee at least one outing during your voyage. Your kayak guides will always attempts to take you out as many times as possible throughout your voyage.

Offered on most Antarctic voyages, spaces are limited and require some kayaking experience. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided by Quark. Please contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser for more information.

Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay

Getting to the Antarctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Antarctic adventure.

Introduction to Buenos Aires Package

Savour a spectacular bottle of Malbec with fine Argentine steak, explore street art in colourful San Telmo or experience the world-class shopping on Avenida Florida. Discover the elegant beauty of Buenos Aires, a city that melds European charm with the frenzied pace of Latin life. This package includes a guided tour of the city’s impressive highlights, from the quaint, cobbled plazas to its most sophisticated neighbourhoods. In the evening, you will enjoy a spectacular dinner and tango show with a live orchestra. Please contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser for pricing.