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This Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica expedition includes 19/20 days aboard Plancius. It begins and ends in Ushuaia, and includes the Falklands, South Georgia, South Shetland Islands and the Antarctica Peninsula.

Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula.

Day 1 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia.

 

Day 2 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

At sea, in the wester lies the ship is followed by several species of albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters and diving petrels.

 

Day 3 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

A typical itinerary in the Falklands - South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula could be as follows. This is a sample only, the final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board.

In the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) we plan to spend the whole day on the western side of the archipelago. A hike along the shore of Carcass Island will give us instead views of Magellanic and Gentoo-Penguins, as well as close encounters with water fowl and Night herons. In addition, on Saunders we will be able to observe Rockhopper Penguins, Black-browed Albatrosses and King Cormorants.

 

Day 4 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

We'll visit Stanley, the capital of the Falklands.

 

Day 5 & 6 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

At sea, on our way to South Georgia we will cross the Antarctic Convergence. Entering Antarctic waters, the temperature will drop as much as 10 degrees C in the time span of only a few hours. Near the Convergence we will see a multitude of southern seabirds near the ship; several species of Albatrosses, Shearwaters, Petrels, Prions and Skuas.

 

Day 7 - 10 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

In South Georgia we shall visit the bay of Elsehul, with it´s very active fur seal breeding beach, and then take course to Right Whale Bay, Salisbury Plain, Gold Harbour and Cooper Bay to give you a good opportunity to see a wide spectrum of landscapes and wildlife, like the introduced Reindeer, Elephant seals, King and Macaroni Penguins. At Fortuna Bay we might try to follow in the footsteps of the great British Explorer Ernest Shackleton and hike over to Stømness Bay. There and at Grytviken we´ll see and abandoned whaling village, where King Penguins now walk in the streets and seals have taken over the buildings. At Grytviken we´ll also offer a visit to the Whaling History Museum as well as to Shackleton´s grave near by. One of the highlights might be our visit to Prion Island, where we will witness the breeding efforts of the huge Wandering Albatross and enjoy watching their displays.

 

Day 11 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

At sea, where the ship is again followed by a multitude of seabirds. At some point we might encounter sea-ice, and it is at the ice-edge where we might have a chance to see some high-Antarctic species like the Maccormick Skua, Snow Petrel and the elusive Emperor Penguin.

 

Day 12 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

We are aiming for a visit at Orcadas station, an Argentinean base located in the South Orkney Islands.

 

Day 13 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

At sea.

 

Day 14 - 16 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

We will sail into the Weddell Sea through the ice-clogged Antarctic Sound. Huge tabular icebergs will announce our arrival to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. We plan to visit Paulet Island with a million pairs of Adelie Penguins and the remains of the Nordenskiöld expedition. At Brown Bluff we can put our feet on the continent.

At Deception Island, we will try to land at Baily Head, home to a colony of ten thousands of Chinstrap Penguins. Deception itself is a sub ducted crater, which opens into the sea, creating a natural harbour for the ship. Here we find hot springs, an abandoned whaling station, thousands of Cape Pigeons and many Dominican Gulls, Brown and South Polar Skuas and Antarctic Terns. Wilson´s Storm Petrels and Black-bellied Storm Petrels nest in the ruins of the whaling station in Whalers Bay. Good walkers may hike from Baily Head over the ridge of the crater into Whalers Bay, while our ship braves its entrance into the crater through the spectacular Neptune´s Bellow into the ring of Deception Island. In the afternoon we may land at Half Moon Island, where we can obsereve Elephant, Weddell and Fur Seals as well as Chinstrap Penguins, Blue-eyed Shags, Wilson´s Storm Petrels, Kelp Gulls, Snowy Sheatbills, Antarctic Terns and Antarctic Brown Skuas.

On our way West, we sail to Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula. It contains a large colony of Gentoo Penguins and breeding pairs of Brown Skuas. Time and conditions allowing we hope to be able to sail further South to Neko Harbour in Andvord Bay and through Paradise Bay with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, while having chances of seeing large Whales. We will have opportunities for zodiac cruising between the icebergs in the inner parts of the fjords.

 

Day 17 - 18 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

On our way north we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.

 

Day 19 Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula Expedition aboard Plancius.

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

 

 

 

Dates and Rates Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica Peninsula aboard Plancius 2017-2018:

 

Code

Dates

Quadruple

Triple

Doble

Doble window

Deluxe

Superior

PLA22
09/11 - 29/11/17
9.650 € 10.550 € 11.550 € 12.100 € 12.900 € 13.900 €
PLA23
29/11 - 18/12/17 10.400 € 11.350 € 12.500 € 13.100 €
14.000 €
15.000 €
OTL25 16/12 - 03/01/18 10.400 € 11.350 € 12.500 € 13.100 € 14.000 € 15.000 €

PLA27

19/01 - 07/02/18

11.900 €

12.900 €

14.250 €

14.900 €

16.000 €

17.100 €

OTL29 02/02 - 20/02/18 11.300 € 12.300 € 13.500 € 14.100 € 15.200 € 16.200 €
PLA29
17/02 - 08/03/18 11.300 € 12.300 €
13.500 € 14.100 € 15.200 € 16.200 €

 

7% off for all bookings confirmed before February 28th, 2017.

 

All rates are quoted per person in EURO, based on twin occupancy.

 

 

Included:

Voyage aboard the designated vesse as indicated in the itinerary.

All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.

Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes aboard Plancius.

All shore excursions and activities throughhout the voyage by Zodiac.

Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.

All miscelaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.

Comprehensive pre-departure material.

 

Not included:

Any airfare.

Pre and post land arrangements.

Transfers airport – hotel – pier.

Passport and visa expenses.

Government arrival and departure taxes.

Meals ashore.

Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (mandatory).

Excess baggage charges and telecommunication charges.

Customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Fuel surcharge.

Any other not detailled in the paragraph "included".

Please note that you should regard this itinerary as a guide only; our exact route and program varies according to the weather conditions we encounter. Flexibility is the key to success for all polar expeditions.

Departure dates:

2017 - 09/11, 29/11, 16/12,

2018 - 19/01, 02/02, 17/02

Tour duration:

20 days, 19 nights / 19 days, 18 nights

Official spoken language:

English

Group size:

From 70 to 114 passengers.

Special departure:

PLA22: Starting in Puerto Madryn.

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