Embark on a 20-day expedition aboard the Magellan Explorer, venturing to the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas), South Georgia, and Antarctica. Explore the Falklands, observing captivating native wildlife such as the Rockhopper Penguin and Black-browed albatrosses. Immerse yourself in the island's rich history by meeting its multi-generational inhabitants. Sail to South Georgia, home to one of the world's largest king penguin colonies and serene elephant seals along the shores. Cruise through the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, exploring sites in the Antarctic Sound and Gerlache Strait. This extraordinary expedition promises a unique and unforgettable experience.
Airport pick-up in Port Stanley, exploration of the town, and boarding.
We delight in the extensive white-sand beach on our morning excursion to Saunders Island, offering a true wilderness encounter. The primary highlights include observing rockhopper penguins, witnessing nesting black-browed albatrosses, and encountering sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon, our journey takes us to Carcass Island, where we have the option to embark on an easy hike to the settlement, engage in bird watching, and partake in a traditional Falklands tea experience.
In the morning, we will land at Bleaker Island, a natural reserve with a famous area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon, we head to South Georgia.
Our initial landing spot is Grytviken, where we go through Customs and proceed to explore the historical site, including the South Georgia Museum and Ernest Shackleton's grave. In the afternoon, we make a landing at Fortuna Bay/Stromness to observe king penguins. This visit provides an opportunity to delve into the details of Shackleton's expedition, with an optional 2-3 hour "Shackleton walk" available for those interested.
During the morning, the itinerary includes a visit to Prion Island, offering an opportunity to witness nesting wandering albatrosses. In the afternoon, the journey continues to Salisbury Plain, where we encounter more king penguins amidst stunning landscapes.
Sail along the Antarctic Peninsula and navigate through the South Shetland Islands, exploring sites in the Antarctic Sound and the Gerlache Strait. The expedition may encompass visits to remarkable locations such as Gourdin Island, Brown Bluff, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Wilhelmina Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Cuverville Island, the Melchior Islands, and other awe-inspiring destinations.
The journey concludes with our arrival in Ushuaia, where passengers will disembark.