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2021 Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

From Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Operator
Abercrombie Kent
Days
18
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USD $23,995

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Tour Itinerary

Join this panoramic Luxury Expedition Cruise on beautiful ‘Le Lyrial’ and explore the colorful Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia with its rookeries of king penguins, and epic Antarctica — an 18-day adventure taking in the vast riches of the Southern Ocean.

DAY 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital city. Transfer to your hotel andenjoy time at leisure.


Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  

DAY 2: Buenos Aires

With its wide boulevards and classical buildings, romanticand exciting Buenos Aires boasts a contagious energy.Today, explore its treasures with expert A&K local guides,choosing from a selection of included excursions. Opt tosee Buenos Aires on a guided tour complete with a tangodemonstration or dive into a burgeoning scene on a guidedtour focused on the city’s street art. Tonight, join yourfellow travellers and A&K staff for a welcome cocktailreception and briefing.

(Breakfast)
Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  

DAY 3: Ushuaia

Fly to the port city of Ushuaia, located at the southern tipof South America. On arrival, enjoy lunch at the Arakurresort and, time and weather permitting, take a nature walkin the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, or simply relax with acappuccino and views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel.Later, board ‘Le Lyrial’ and settle into your stateroom, where you can take in views right from your own privatebalcony. Throughout your journey, benefit from immersiveinsight, with incomparable enrichment programs bothaboard and on shore, and an Expedition Team that is secondto none. Walk the decks and explore the common spacesas you familiarize yourself with your luxury cruiser, yourhome for the next 15 nights at sea. You may even want totoast to your journey in the bar with your fellow guests.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  

DAY 4: At Sea

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, yourExpedition Team begins an informal series of enlighteningdaily discussions on the flora and fauna, geology, andhistory of the region. These expert lectures span diversetopics, such as seabirds and penguins of the SouthernOcean, the formation of sea ice over thousands of years,and personal accounts of living and working in Antarctica.Photography enthusiasts especially enjoy time with A&K’s resident photo coach, who is on hand to share tips andanswer questions. The cool waters in these parts are rich inkrill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searchingfor food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot variousspecies of whales and seabirds from ‘Le Lyrial’s’ deck.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  

DAY 5: Falkland Islands

Arrive in the Falkland Islands and enjoy opportunitiesto explore. You may visit its remote western islands, hometo Magellanic and rockhopper penguins as well as strikinghourglass dolphin species, such as the Commerson andNB Peale.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  

DAYS 6-7: Cruising the South Atlantic

As you approach South Georgia, deck-side sightings ofwhales and other wildlife become more frequent. Timespent cruising is once again filled with informative lecturesand casual talks with your guides, leaving your knowledgeof the region greatly enriched. Scan the seas to spot marinemammals and seabirds as the ship cruises the nutrient-richwaters past the islands of Shag Rocks.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  

DAYS 8-10: South Georgia

South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of theAndes mountain range, and your days here are spentexploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores.Weather and ice conditions determine our schedule,which may include stops along the northeast coastline ofthe island and opportunities to see the nesting wanderingalbatross, as well as vast colonies of king penguins andSouthern elephant seals. You may also visit iconic historicsites alongside your A&K historian, where you learn about the whaling era; the Heroic Age of polar exploration; andAntarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, who’sfinal resting place is right here on South Georgia Island atGrytviken.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  

DAYS 11-12: Cruising the Scotia Sea

During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marinemammals and fish — your enrichment specialists recap youradventures in South Georgia. During additional, enrichinglectures, learn more about the Seventh Continent, from theterrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits it. Ensuring yourexperience reaches far beyond that of everyday travellers,ongoing, informative discussions with your ExpeditionTeam lend further context.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  

DAYS 13-15: Antarctica

Gargantuan icebergs, mountains thrusting out of the oceanand glaciers curling from the tops of seaside cliffs — countthese among Antarctica’s many magical displays. Arrivetoday at the shores of the incredible White Continent for exciting days of exploration. Conditions permitting, youritinerary includes the Antarctic Peninsula and a numberof South Shetland Islands. Deeply familiar with the region,your A&K Expedition Team plots landings that offer thebest opportunities to see the continent’s iconic wildlife,including gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins as wellas a wide variety of whale and seal species. Serving asthe backdrop for these amazing wildlife experiences,Antarctica’s spectacular geography reveals sherbet-coloredglaciers, snowy mountain peaks, and iceberg-laden channelsand bays. As you cruise, scan the coast and seas daily formore wildlife showings, all from the comfort of your privatebalcony and the outer decks of your ship.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  

DAYS 16-17: The Drake Passage

Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north forUshuaia. Enjoy more opportunities to observe wildlife whilereflecting on an incredible journey.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  

Day 18: Depart Ushuaia

After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia. Transfer to theairport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where youconnect to your flight home.

(Breakfast)

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Abercrombie Kent Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
3.9
Value for Money
3.6

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