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Falklands South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings With return flights from Buenos Aires

20 jours

This extended expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll experience a great diversity of environments and landscapes, which will provide unprecedented wildlife viewing opportunities. Join us for the quintessential Antarctic experience for polar travelers!

Au Jour le Jour Résumé de L’Expédition

  • 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, including 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species;
  • Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages on South Georgia and pause for a moment at his graveside;
  • Explore the quaint British town of Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands;
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic by taking an optional kayaking excursion; and
  • Enjoy on board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar Specialists.

Day 1 — Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2 — Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll take a short city tour before heading to the pier.

Day 3 — At Sea

There are many activities to keep you engaged while you are at sea. Learn to identify seabirds that glide alongside the ship or attend dynamic presentations by your Expedition Team.

Days 4 and 5 — Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Upon arrival in this archipelago your cameras will get their first real workout capturing the abundant wildlife and the rugged feel of the Falklands (Malvinas).

Days 6 and 7 — At Sea

Sailing south, you’ll officially enter Antarctic waters by crossing the invisible biological boundary called the Antarctic Convergence.

Days 8 to 11 — South Georgia

This remote outpost was a popular stop for many historic Antarctic expeditions and was once a haven for hunting whales and elephant and fur seals. Today, South Georgia Island wildlife populations have rebounded, but you’ll still see remnants of those old whaling stations and other abandoned outposts.

Days 12 and 13 — At Sea

Say goodbye to the king penguins, as your next destination is Antarctica! Your days at sea are filled with presentations, lectures and workshops from your Expedition Team.

Days 14 to 17 — South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

The most common reaction to arriving at the white continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is hard to put into words, as few places are as untouched, unique and enduring as Antarctica. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes.

Days 18 and 19 — Crossing the Drake Passage

After more than two weeks of endless wildlife encounters, your journey home begins. Crossing the Drake Passage is your unofficial rite of passage, completing your Antarctic adventure.

Day 20 — Disembarkation in Ushuaia for your charter flight back to Buenos Aires

After breakfast aboard the ship you will disembarkation, you will have a little time to explore Ushuaia before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
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Activités Optionnelles 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 $ par personne

Faire du kayak en Antarctique est probablement l’une des façons les plus personnelles et remplie d’inspiration vous permettant de découvrir cette incroyable région. Glissez à travers les eaux tranquilles et admirez la beauté de l’Antarctique. Pagayez au milieu des icebergs gigantesques, observez les manchots, les phoques et peut-être même les baleines nageront autour de votre kayak.

Faire du kayak dans les régions polaires dépend essentiellement de la météo ; nous garantissons cependant au moins une sortie pendant votre expédition. Vos guides kayakistes feront tout leur possible pour vous emmener en excursion tout au long de votre expédition.

Proposé dans la plupart des expéditions en Antarctique, les places sont limitées et nécessitent une certaine expérience du kayak. Tous les équipements, guides et instructions sont fournis par Quark. Veuillez SVP contacter votre conseiller en voyages polaires pour de plus amples renseignements.

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.

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.

Expédition Faits

Daily Briefings and Recaps

You will have regular briefings throughout the voyage. These briefings allow your Expedition Leader and Team to provide you with information about upcoming landings and any itinerary changes that may occur. During your recap sessions you are encouraged to share your experience and wildlife sightings or ask questions about the places you have just visited.

Bridge Visits

Say Hello to the Captain and Crew

During your voyage you may be invited to visit the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship. A map of your expedition path will be available, so you can see exactly where you have been.

The Expedition Staff Were Fantastic!

“We have not been on a Quark Expedition trip before but we really enjoyed the cruise. The Expedition staff were fantastic! Always helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and the team leaders - Woody & Annie were the best! Kayak team couldn’t have done anymore - they were always patient and helpful - made our trip memorable.”

Mr. & Mrs. Duncan

Passengers on the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica, Ocean Diamond Voyage Nov. 2013