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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

23 dias

Travessia do Círculo via Malvinas (Falkland) e Geórgia do Sul: Antártica épica

Se você deseja “fazer de tudo” em sua aventura à Antártica, então esta é a viagem que te indicamos. Além de cruzar o Círculo Polar Antártico e viajar mais ao sul do que os cruzeiros antárticos tradicionais, você vai visitar os paraísos da vida selvagem das Malvinas (Falkland) e da Geórgia do Sul. Esta viagem é para quem aprecia uma grande variedade de paisagens, oportunidades únicas de observação da fauna e uma saudável mistura de locais históricos para descida em terra.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • Explore o sétimo continente do planeta pela Península Antártica por navio, bote Zodiac e a pé;
  • Obtenha conhecimento em palestras sobre a exclusiva geologia, história e fauna antártica com a equipe de especialistas;
  • Conheça a incrível fauna da Geórgia do Sul, ilha muitas vezes chamada de a “Galápagos dos polos”, por possuir mais de 30 espécies de aves nidificantes, incluindo quatro espécies de pinguins;
  • Siga os passos das arriscadas viagens de Sir Ernest Shackleton na Geórgia do Sul e faça uma pausa por um momento em seu túmulo;
  • Explore a singular cidade britânica de Port Stanley, nas Ilhas Malvinas (Ilhas Falkland);
  • Atravesse o Círculo Polar Antártico; e
  • Aproveite as palestras e apresentações de especialistas polares a bordo do navio.

Day 1 — Buenos Aires, Argentina

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary. Upon your arrival at this splendid city, known for its soaring architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).

Day 2 — Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, you will have a little time to explore this quaint port town before heading to the pier. Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel.

Day 3 — At Sea

There are many activities to keep you engaged while we’re at sea. You can take advantage of the library of books available on your ship, hang out at the bar chatting to other travelers or spend time out on deck, admiring the sea. Your Expedition Team will also conduct a series of presentations to familiarize yourself with how to prepare for Zodiac cruises and shore landings.

Days 4 and 5 — Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The Falkland archipelago contains two main islands, East and West, which we will explore by Zodiac excursions and daily landings. These rugged islands have a frontier feel to them, especially at Port Stanley—the largest settlement on the islands.

Days 6 and 7 — At Sea

Enroute to South Georgia you’ll cross the invisible biological boundary unique to Antarctica – the Antarctic Convergence. This meeting of oceans is what creates the abundance of krill and marine life that attract large cetaceans such as humpback whales.

Days 8 to 11 — South Georgia

Evidence of the old whaling and sealing heydays is still found throughout the island. You’ll be surprised to learn that whale and seal populations were once decimated here, as today their populations are strong, with massive rookeries to be seen.

Days 12 and 13 — At Sea

Antarctica awaits, along with its own penguin and seal species. While you’re at sea, you can enjoy quiet time or take in presentations by the Expedition Team, who will cover everything from the history and geology of Antarctica to tips on identifying different species and what makes each of them unique.

Days 14 to 16 — 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. You will discover that Antarctica is a land of extremes: at one moment you’ll be overcome with a feeling of complete silence and loneliness, the next you’ll be laughing at the comical antics of a curious penguin.

Days 17 and 18 — The Antarctic Circle

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement, as most expeditions to the Peninsula do not come close to reaching this far south.

Days 19 and 20 — Northbound Along the Peninsula

If you haven’t had your fill of Antarctic wildlife and icebergs by now, you’ll surely be satisfied by the time we return to the Drake Passage. You will continue to journey onto land by Zodiac twice daily as you travel north along the western Antarctic Peninsula.

Days 21 and 22 — Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 23 — Disembark in Ushuaia & Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

We will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning after breakfast. After disembarkation, we will taste a little of Patagonia by touring Tierra del Fuego National Park before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
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Adventure Options Ramp Up Your Expedition

Cada viagem Quark Antártida inclui grandes atividades ao ar livre diárias, incluindo cruzeiros do Zodíaco , caminhadas e alguns também oferecem raquetes . O viciado em adrenalina mais exigentes também pode escolher entre uma variedade de atividades de aventura opcionais , com diferentes níveis de esforço , para experimentar o sétimo continente de uma forma mais pessoal. Contacte um conselheiro de viagem Quark Polar para saber mais sobre as opções de aventura , incluindo os requisitos físicos.

Passeios de caiaque na Antártica

$950 por pessoa

Navegar de caiaque na Antártica é provavelmente uma das formas mais íntimas e inspiradoras de se explorar esta incrível região. Deslize pelas águas tranquilas e aprecie a beleza local. Reme em meio a deslumbrantes icebergs, observe pinguins, e possivelmente navegue ao lado de focas e baleias.

Os passeios de caiaque nas regiões polares dependem muito do clima, no entanto, nós garantimos pelo menos um passeio durante a viagem. O guia de caiaquismo sempre tentará levá-lo ao maior número de passeios possível.

Oferecidos na maioria das viagens à Ántartica, porém as vagas são limitadas e requerem alguma experiência em caiaquismo. Todos os equipamentos, guias e instruções são fornecidos pela Quark. Favor contatar um dos nossos consultores de viagens Quark para mais informações.

Pre- and Post-Trip Options Antarctica Extensions

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.

Expedition Facts

Packing Tips

Pack to dress in layers so you are prepared for these rapid weather changes. Average daily temperatures in mid-season are between 25 and 35 Fahrenheit or -4 and +2 Celsius; however wind conditions can make it seem colder.

Be sure your base layers and mid layers are made from breathable fabrics and your outer layers are waterproof (not water resistant) and don't forget to pack a hat, neck warmer and sunscreen & sunglasses.

Visit the Quark online Gear Shop to help prepare for your expedition.

Safety First

Life Boat Drill

By international maritime law, you must participate in an emergency drill within 24 hours of sailing. Upon embarkation, you will be asked to locate your life vest in your cabin and remember your life boat and muster station. This mandatory drill will be scheduled as soon as possible by the Expedition Leader. You will be provided with full details after you embark.

Onboard Lectures

Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.