Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Explorer

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Explorer is a luxury 22 day trip to Antarctica offering exceptional accommodation combined with nature and wildlife

This 3 week holiday showcases the best of Antarctica in all it’s stunning form aboard a luxury boat. The trip begins and ends in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and in between you will fly down to Ushuaia , the town at the ‘End of the World’  from where your cruise sets sail for the remote Falkland Islands, followed by unique South Georgia and onward to the white continent of Antarctica.

Trip highlights

  • 3 nights in Buenos Aires at the Palacio Duhau Hotel with a tour of the city

  • 1 night in Ushuaia at the Hotel Arakur

  • 18 nights on board the Silver Explorer ship with all meals and activities included with naturalist guides

  • Optional kayaking in Antarctica

Map of your holiday

Day by Day itinerary

DAY 1

Buenos Aires Argentina

Buenos Aires

On arrival you will be met by a private English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel for the next 2 nights. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Palacio Duhau

DAY 2

Luxury Argentina holiday

Private Half Day City Tour of Buenos Aires

Today you will enjoy a private city tour of Buenos Aires with an English speaking guide. During the tour you will learn about the history and culture of this exciting city, and get to see famous districts such as Boca.

DAY 3

Ushuaia, Argentina

Fly to Ushuaia

Today a private driver will take you to the airport for a flight to Ushuaia. On arrival you will be met by a guide and taken to your hotel for the night.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Arakur

DAY 4

Embarkation of your Antarctic Cruise

Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by your Expedition Team and ship’s officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on your early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Pin Suggested Cruise – The Silver Explorer

DAY 5

Day at Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. You can enjoy whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply relaxing.

DAYS 6 & 7

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands

These two days will be spent exploring the remote and beautiful Falkland Islands. Beginning at West Point Island and ending in Stanley, you can take in incredible scenery and plenty of wildlife including albatross, penguins, dolphin, seals and much more.

DAY 8

Day at Sea

Relax during a day at sea en route to the spectacular island of South Georgia.

DAYS 9,10 & 11

South Georgia Island, Antarctica luxury cruises

South Georgia

Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence yet outside the limit of the yearly sea ice makes this 3,755 square kilometer island home to tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all here to be discovered during these 3 days.

DAYS  12 – 13

Scotia Sea

Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

DAYS  14 – 18

Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Prepare yourselves for the main event! These 5 days will be spent discovering one of the last wildernesses on earth – Antarctica. This ‘white continent’ is home to species found nowhere else on earth and is a paradise for nature lovers. Elephant Island, the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Island all offer fabulous photographic opportunities and the chance to spot penguins, seals, whales, dolphins and hundreds of birds.

DAYS  19 & 20

Drake Passage

We will continue our lecture series and wildlife spotting as we sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future.

DAY  21

Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires

Morning disembarkation lets you take a flight to Buenos Aires where on arrival a private guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can spend the final night of your holiday.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Palacio Duhau

DAY  22

Aeroplane home

Fly Home

Transfer to the airport for your onward flights home.

The price for this itinerary is $17,550.

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 21 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

WHERE TO STAY

Our favourite luxury hotels

Hyatt Palacio Duhau Buenos Aires

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt

This luxury 5-star hotel is located in the high class Recoleta district of Buenos Aires. The neo-classical building is a majestic highlight surrounded by elegant boutiques and famous landmarks.

Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa

Arakur Ushuaia

Arakur Ushuaia is a luxury 5-star hotel located 800m above sea level in the Cerro Alarkén natural reserve. With a sustainable architecture design and views overlooking the valley or Beagle Channel, this is a hotel that will not be forgotten.

Silver Explorer

Capacity: 130

The purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions.With luxurious cabins and an expert team on board, a trip on the Silver Explorer is a fabulous way to experience Antarctica.