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2024 Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Expedition

Abercrombie Kent
USD $24,995

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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. Goashore with your Expedition Team to visitareas rich in the history of polar explorationand experience the wildlife of the SouthernOcean region in all its glory.

Cities Visited

Buenos Aires , Ushuaia

  1. Day 1
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Arrive in Argentina'''s capital and transfer to your hotel.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
  2. Day 2
    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 artscene. In the evening, join your fellow guests for a welcomecocktail reception where you also meet some of the expertsthat complete your Expedition Team.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Timeand weather permitting, take a guided trek in the CerroAlark''n Nature Reserve before boarding your luxuriousexpedition cruiser for the next 15 days of adventure. Watchfrom the comfort of your private balcony as '''Le Lyrial'''heads out to sea.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    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 yourA&K photo team, who are on hand to exhibit extraordinaryimages, share tips and answer questions. The cool watersare rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlifesearching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spotvarious species of whales and seabirds from the deck of yourluxury expedition ship.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    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 southwestFalkland Islands of West Point and Carcass, home tounspoiled wildlife habitats.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Cruising the South Atlantic
    As you head toward South Georgia, sightings of whales andother wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising is once 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 for marine mammals and seabirdsas the ship cruises in nutrient-rich waters and along islandsthat may include Shag Rocks.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    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 (sturdyinflatable 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,whose final resting place is right here on South GeorgiaIsland, at Grytviken. A photographer'''s paradise, SouthGeorgia is also a locale where you'''re sure to capture some ofyour very best shots.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Scotia Sea
    Cruise the Scotia Sea while your expert lecturers recap youradventures in South Georgia and hint at what'''s to come inAntarctica. 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
  9. Day 9
    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 the continent'''s iconic shores, which teem with gentoo, Ad''lieand chinstrap penguins. Antarctica'''s stunning geographyenhances the excitement of your experience here asdramatic snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers andiceberg-strewn channels compete for your attention. At theevening'''s recap, you might look through your photos withRick Sammon and his team as they make suggestions forhow to improve your framing and techniques.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Drake Passage
    Bid farewell to Antarctica as '''Le Lyrial''' points north for herreturn to Ushuaia. Enjoy more opportunities to observebirds and marine life while reflecting on an incrediblejourney with fellow guests and new friends.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    After breakfast, disembark '''Le Lyrial.''' Transfer to theairport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where youboard your flight home.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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