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

18 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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DAY 1 ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel.
 
DAY 2 BUENOS AIRES | DISCOVERING A VIBRANT CAPITAL
Explore Buenos Aires with your local guides, choosing from excursions that include a guided tour with a tango demonstration or a tour of the city’s vibrant street art scene. In the evening, join your fellow guests and A&K staff for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing. Meet some of your expert expedition staff members, including National Geographic photographer Michael Melford. (Breakfast)
 
DAY 3 USHUAIA | AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve before boarding your luxurious expedition cruiser for the next 15 days of adventure. Watch from the comfort of your private balcony as ‘Le Lyrial’ heads out to sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 AT SEA | RICHES OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN
As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, A&K’s Expedition Team begins its exciting lecture series, covering everything from penguins to the formation of sea ice to thrilling personal accounts of living in Antarctica. Photography enthusiasts especially enjoy time with Michael Melford and your A&K photo team, who are on hand to exhibit extraordinary images, share tips and answer questions. The cool waters in these parts are rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot various species of whales and seabirds from ‘Le Lyrial’s’ deck. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 THE FALKLAND ISLANDS | HISTORIC OUTPOST
Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives in the remote Falkland Islands. Conditions permitting, you may visit the tiny capital of Stanley, strolling its charming streets and exploring its surrounding wilderness areas, or land at the southeast Falkland Islands of Sea Lion and Bleaker, home to unspoiled wildlife habitats. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 6-7 CRUISING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC | ABUNDANT WILDLIFE
As you head toward South Georgia, deck-side sightings of whales and other wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising is once again filled with informative lectures and casual talks with your guides, leaving your knowledge of the region greatly enriched. The open ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life — scan the seas to spot marine mammals and seabirds as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters past the Shag Rocks islands. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 8-10 SOUTH GEORGIA | WILDLIFE HAVEN
Explore South Georgia, the Southern Ocean’s crown jewel of wildlife. South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes Mountains and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores — ideal for exploring with your naturalist guides on Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats). Weather and ice conditions permitting, excursions over the next three days include stops along the northeast coastline of the island, where we hope to visit vast colonies of king penguins and Southern elephant seals. You may also explore iconic historic sites with your A&K historian, who shares tales of the whaling era and the heroic age of exploration. You also learn about the life and exploits of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose final resting place is right here on South Georgia Island at Grytviken. A photographer’s paradise, South Georgia is a place where you’re sure to capture some of your very best shots. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 11-12 SCOTIA SEA | LIFE AT SEA
Cruise the Scotia Sea while your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia and hint at what’s to come in Antarctica. Prepare for your Antarctic arrival by learning more about the Seventh Continent from the experts who know it best, from its awe-inspiring terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits it. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 13-15 ANTARCTICA | INCREDIBLE WHITE CONTINENT
Conditions permitting, your itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands. Your expedition team takes advantage of the best opportunities to set out on Zodiacs and explore the continent’s iconic shores, which teem with gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins. Antarctica’s stunning geography enhances the excitement of your experience here as dramatic snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and iceberg-strewn channels compete for your attention. At the evening’s recap, you might look through your photos with Michael Melford and his team as they make suggestions for how to improve your framing and techniques. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAYS 16-17 DRAKE PASSAGE | REFLECTIONS AT SEA
Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north for her return to Ushuaia. Enjoy more opportunities to observe birds and marine life while reflecting on an incredible journey with fellow guests and new friends. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 18 DEPART USHUAIA
After breakfast, disembark ‘Le Lyrial.’ Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you board your flight home or join our Ushuaia post-tour extension. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Join this panoramic Luxury Expedition Cruise and explore the colorful Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia with its rookeries of king penguins, and epic Antarctica — an ideal itinerary for photographers and explorers alike. Go ashore with your Expedition Team to visit areas rich in the history of polar exploration and experience the wildlife of the Southern Ocean region in all its glory.
 
  • An Exclusively Chartered, All-Inclusive Voyage Led by A&K’s Expedition Team 
  • Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Stays at Stylish, Ideally Located Hotels and A&K-Led City Tours
  • Airport Meet and Greet and Transfers
  • Private Balcony with Every Onboard Accommodation and Butler Service with Every Suite
  • Maximum Personnel-to-Guest Ratio of 1 to 1.3
  • Culinary Program Featuring French-Inspired Cuisine, Including House Drinks, Afternoon Tea and Pastries
  • 24-Hour Room Service and Breakfast in Bed
  • Complimentary Expedition Parka, Backpack and Water Bottle, and Use of Waterproof Pants, Boots and Trekking Poles
  • Zodiac Excursions Led by Expert Naturalist Driver-Guides
  • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service
  • All Gratuities, Port Charges and Taxes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on Board and in Hotels
  • Onboard Service from an English-Speaking Staff, Including an Accredited Physician
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Highlights
  • Cruise for 15 nights on an exclusively chartered voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and The Falkland Islands
  • Voyage to the Falkland Islands to explore this remote archipelago’s colorful, storied history and abundant wildlife
  • Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where you visit spectacular king penguin colonies and legendary sites that tell the tale of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Experience the best of Antarctica during Zodiac excursions led by A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team
  • Enjoy additional photo coaching lectures and hands-on workshops from special guest lecturer and famed National Geographic photographer and conservationist Michael Melford

Accommodations
Buenos Aires: Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Cruising: Cabin onboard Le Lyrial
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Economy class airfare from $895 (Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires)
  • This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.
  • Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.
  • Minimum age is 7 years.
  • Categories 4-9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.
  • First group event: welcome reception on Day 2.
  • Last group event: disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. on Day 20.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.