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2022 Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands Cruise: Photography & Exploration

Abercrombie Kent
USD $23,995

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Join this panoramic Luxury ExpeditionCruise and explore the colorful FalklandIslands, unspoiled South Georgia withits rookeries of king penguins, andepic Antarctica — an ideal itinerary forphotographers and explorers alike.Go ashore with your Expedition Teamto visit areas rich in the history of polarexploration and experience the wildlife ofthe Southern Ocean region in all its glory.

  1. Day 4
    Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
  2. Day 5
    Buenos Aires
    Explore Buenos Aires with your local guides, choosingfrom excursions that include a guided tour with a tangodemonstration or a tour of the city’s vibrant street art scene.In the evening, join your fellow guests and A&K staff fora welcome cocktail reception. Meet some of your expertexpedition staff members, including National Geographicphotographer Michael Melford.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 6
    Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Takea guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve beforeboarding your luxurious expedition cruiser for the next 15days of adventure. Watch from the comfort of your privatebalcony as ‘Le Lyrial’ heads out to sea.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 7
    At Sea
    As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, A&K’sExpedition Team begins its exciting lecture series, coveringeverything from penguins to the formation of sea iceto thrilling personal accounts of living in Antarctica.Photography enthusiasts especially enjoy time with MichaelMelford and your A&K photo team, who are on handto exhibit extraordinary images, share tips and answerquestions. The cool waters are rich in krill, making thema favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongsideyour naturalist guides, spot various species of whales andseabirds from ‘Le Lyrial’s’ deck.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 8
    The Falkland Islands
    Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives in the remote Falkland Islands.Conditions permitting, you may visit the tiny capital ofStanley, strolling its charming streets and exploring itssurrounding wilderness areas, or land at the southeastFalkland Islands of Sea Lion and Bleaker, home tounspoiled wildlife habitats.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 21
    Depart Ushuaia
    After breakfast, disembark ‘Le Lyrial.’ Transfer to the airportfor your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you board yourflight home or join your Ushuaia post-tour extension.
    Meals: Breakfast
  7. Day 910
    Cruising the South Atlantic
    As you head toward South Georgia, sightings of whales andother wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising isonce again filled with informative lectures and casual talkswith your guides, leaving your knowledge of the regiongreatly enriched. The open ocean is a treasure chest burstingwith life — scan the seas to spot marine mammals andseabirds as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters past theShag Rocks islands.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 1113
    South Georgia
    Explore South Georgia, the Southern Ocean’s crown jewel ofwildlife. South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuationof the Andes Mountains, and your days here are spentexploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores — idealfor exploring with your naturalist guides on Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats). Weather and ice conditions permitting,excursions over the next three days include stops along thenortheast coastline of the island, where we hope to visitvast colonies of king penguins and southern elephant seals.You may also explore iconic historic sites with your A&Khistorian, who shares tales of the whaling era and the heroicage of exploration. You also learn about the life and exploitsof Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whosefinal resting place is right here on South Georgia Island, atGrytviken. A photographer’s paradise, South Georgia is alocale where you’re sure to capture some of your very bestshots.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 1415
    Scotia Sea
    Cruise the Scotia Sea while your expert lecturers recap youradventures in South Georgia and hint at what’s to come in Antarctica. Prepare for your Antarctic arrival by learningmore about the Seventh Continent from the experts whoknow it best, from its awe-inspiring terrain to the hardywildlife that inhabits it.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 1618
    Conditions permitting, your itinerary calls for landings onthe Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South ShetlandIslands. Your expedition team takes advantage of thebest opportunities to set out on Zodiacs and explore thecontinent’s iconic shores, which teem with gentoo, Adélieand chinstrap penguins. Antarctica’s stunning geographyenhances the excitement of your experience here as dramaticsnow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and icebergstrewnchannels compete for your attention. At the evening’srecap, you might look through your photos with MichaelMelford and his team as they make suggestions for how toimprove your framing and techniques.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 1920
    Drake Passage
    Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north for herreturn to Ushuaia. Enjoy more opportunities to observe birdsand marine life while reflecting on an incredible journeywith fellow guests and new friends. Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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