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Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia Round-trip
Operator
Intrepid
Days
18
From
USD $14,995

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Explore Antarctica's most wildlife-heavy landing sites on this 18-day expedition cruise on board the state-of-the-art Ocean Endeavour. See penguin colonies and seals aplenty in the bays of South Georgia and set off on Zodiac excursions between the massive icebergs of the Antarctic Peninsula in search of whale pods and seabird nesting spots. With optional activities like kayaking off the ship and onboard yoga, this is a comfortable journey that doesn't skimp on adventure.

Day 1: Ushuaia
Bienvenidos to Ushuaia, your gateway to the Great White Continent. Your Antarctic adventure begins with a welcome meeting at your accommodation this evening. If you arrive with time to spare before your welcome meeting, maybe take a wander uphill from Avenida San Martin for a great view of the Beagle Channel from the top.

Day 2: Ushuaia
Today your voyage begins. Set off and cruise through the Beagle Channel, where it’s possible to spot seals, penguins, cormorants and more from the deck. Settle into your cabin and get to know the expedition team and your fellow travellers.

Day 3-5: At Sea
Hit the open seas for your passage to South Georgia. You can spend the next few days indulging in the range of activities offered on board and listening to members of your expert crew giving presentations on a variety of topics.

Day 6-9: South Georgia
Make sure you’ve got a seat by a porthole or are out on deck when South Georgia comes into view – the snow-capped mountains are vast and rugged. Over the next few days, you’ll explore a variety of landing sites and areas around South Georgia. While exact excursions can’t be guaranteed due to weather and other conditions, you might find yourself cruising through Drygalski Fjord, watching elephant seals on Gold Harbour or exploring Salisbury Plain.

Day 10-11: At Sea
Spend a few days learning and relaxing at sea, en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. You can join expedition team members on deck to spot wildlife, relax with a book in the library, take a yoga class or watch movies.

Day 12-15: Antarctic Peninsula
Welcome to the Antarctic Peninsula! Spend the next few days exploring on Zodiac rides and onshore excursions over a number of potential landing sites. No two days on any expedition are the same and landing sites can’t be guaranteed, but our expert expedition crew will make sure each day is memorable. You might see an historical research station in Damoy Point, spot petrels on Cuverville Island or take Zodiac excursions to get close to whales. If you’re interested in kayaking or other optional extras, please see the Special Information field below.

Day 16-17: At Sea
Take some time to reflect on your voyage during the two-day return journey to Ushuaia. This is also your last chance to soak up the experience and knowledge of your expert expedition crew before the end of the trip.

Day 18: Ushuaia
Disembark the Ocean Endeavour after breakfast. If you are flying out today, take advantage of an included airport transfer included in the price of your expedition.

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Inclusions

  • Wildlife seekers rejoice – the land and waters of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula are home to penguins, seals, whales and more.
  • Towering icebergs, blue glaciers, rugged islands, white mountains, abundant and curious wildlife – Antarctica is a lifechanging destination.
  • Your expedition is staffed by an expert seafaring crew as well as a team of scientists who specialise in Antarctic marine biology, ornithology, history, geology and more.
  • We carbon-offset all our trips, serve only sustainable seafood, avoid single-use plastics and more to help preserve Antarctica (and the world) for future generations.
  • Rest up after hiking on shore or travelling between icebergs by Zodiac in the comfort of the Ocean Endeavour, where you can do yoga, use the gym, sip cocktails and more.

Meals
17 Breakfast(s) Included
16 Lunch(es) Included
16 Dinner(s) Included

Style: Comfort

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Accommodations

1 night comfortable hotel, 9 nights expedition cruise ship

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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.

Intrepid Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 120 reviews about Intrepid Tours - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

The trip was both both educational and exciting. I very much enjoyed the sights and culture.

The itinerary was just as I expected! The guide was very good as were the accomodations

Intrepid did such a great job. I never had to worry about where I was supposed to be and it felt so good not to worry about a thing but just to enjoy myself. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about culture and history.

Taiwan people very friendly. Accommodation were centrally located and easily accessible. Did extra activities then in brochure which was greatly.

Larus our tour guide did an excellent job and was very attentive to our needs. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.

Our guide Tarang chandola was exceptional. Courteous, knowledgeable, organized, polite, professional and went above and beyond taking care of our needs and requests offen anticipating what that might be. He made sure we all had the best possible time and offered suggestions to meet the needs of everyone on the tour. This made the trip even more enjoyable.


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