Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey
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This special polar voyage sees you taking to the high seas with a special guest, legendary Aussie troubadour Paul Kelly

This special polar voyage sees you taking to the high seas with a special guest, legendary Aussie troubadour Paul Kelly. Your heart will surely be singing like a lowdown guitar as you enjoy three performances by Kelly with the Great White Continent as your backdrop. Before too long you’ll be exploring the frosted beauty of Antarctica, observing penguin colonies that number in the thousands and looking for whales in deeper water. Travel in sustainable style on the Ocean Endeavour, tracing the same path as legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton – including Elephant Island. Watch everything turn to white as you enter the waters around the frozen continent on this rare expedition with a musical twist.

Highlights
  • Listen to the songs that have won Paul Kelly worldwide acclaim and icon status in Australia, in the most captivating venue imaginable – Antarctica.
  • Travel with experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history. They’ll share their knowledge throughout the journey during a comprehensive lecture program.
  • With optional adventures including ice camping and kayaking, and rare touches of five-star luxury thanks to an onboard spa and wellness centre, this is as good as Antarctic expedition travel gets.
  • Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have one expedition crew member for every eight passengers for a greater personal touch.
  • Rest assured that footprints are all you’ll leave behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, serves sustainably sourced seafood and avoids single-use plastics.
Transport
  • Expedition cruise ship , zodiac
Accommodation
  • 1 night comfortable hotel, 19 nights expedition cruise ship
Destinations
  • South America
  • Falkland Islands
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Polar
Tour Types
  • Polar
  • Wildlife
Day 1: Ushuaia

Welcome to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. On arrival at the airport, meet your Intrepid representative and transfer to your hotel. Attend a welcome meeting and briefing this evening to run through the details of embarkation tomorrow. If you arrive early and have some time, Ushuaia is (unsurprisingly) a fantastic place to try cold-water seafood like king crab.

Location: Ushuaia

Day 2: Ushuaia – Embarkation Day

Your morning is free before you transfer to and board the vessel in the afternoon. Settle into your cabin and meet the ship staff and expedition crew. Enjoy a welcome dinner and get to know your fellow travellers. Who knows, gravy might even be on the menu. Set off on your expedition in the late afternoon or early evening. Cruise down the historic Beagle Channel, maybe getting your first view of some of the region’s spectacular wildlife on the rocky shores.

Location: Ushuaia – Embarkation Day

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,dinner,

Day 3-4: Drake Passage

Spend the next few days traversing the infamous Drake Passage, named after Sir Frances Drake, on your way to the Antarctic Peninsula. While crossing the passage you can get acquainted with the many first-class amenities available on the Ocean Endeavour – maybe do a yoga class or brush up on your photography skills in preparation for your arrival. The researchers and scientists travelling with you will begin their onboard lecture program over the next few days and (if conditions are favourable) you’ll also be able to join them on deck to spot seabirds and maybe whales. Expect to reach the peninsula on the evening of Day 4.

Location: Drake Passage

Accommodation: Ocean Endeavour

Day 5-7: Antarctic Peninsula

Spend three unforgettable days exploring the Great White Continent with your expert crew. While landing sites will be chosen based on wildlife-spotting opportunities and weather conditions, you can expect to explore on land and by Zodiac boat during daily excursions. The Antarctic Peninsula is home to leopard seals, adelie penguins and chinstrap penguins, among many others. Nights will be spent on board, listening to lectures from the expedition crew. One or more of Paul Kelly’s three planned performances might happen during our time on the peninsula.

Location: Antarctic Peninsula

Accommodation: Ocean Endeavour

Day 8: Elephant Island

Today we make for the ice-covered isle where Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team were stranded in 1915. Located on the north-eastern fringes of the South Shetland islands, Elephant Island has tall and craggy rock formations. If conditions allow, we will attempt a landing or Zodiac cruise around Elephant Island, which will give you a real sense of just how impressive Shackleton and co’s survival really was.

Location: Elephant Island

Accommodation: Ocean Endeavour

Day 9-10: At Sea

Hit the sea once again, bound for South Georgia, arriving by the evening of Day 11 if conditions are favourable. Maybe take the opportunity to relax and unwind with some onboard health and wellness services. Or perhaps you’d prefer to taste the crisp Antarctic air from on deck as seabirds and perhaps whales rear their heads.

Location: At Sea

Accommodation: Ocean Endeavour

Day 15-16: At Sea

Settle in for two days at sea as we cruise towards the Falkland Islands. As with your other times at sea, you can spend your time relaxing, learning, or both.

Location: At Sea

Accommodation: Ocean Endeavour

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Day 17-18: Falkland Islands

Explore the two main islands of the Falklands (East and West) by Zodiac and on foot over the next two days. Wildlife sightings should include at least three species of penguin and two endemic bird species – Cobb’s wren and the flightless steamer duck. The expedition team will educate you on the local flora and fauna so you will know what you’re looking for. Probable landing sites include the quaint capital Port Stanley, West Point Island, Sea Lion Island and Bleaker Island.

Location: Falkland Islands

Accommodation: Ocean Endeavour

Day 19-20: At Sea

Hit the seas for the return journey to Argentina. Soak up the last of the knowledge shared by the onboard experts and make the most of the facilities while you can. On your last night on board, enjoy a farewell captain’s dinner and toast to the epic journey that was.

Location: At Sea

Accommodation: Ocean Endeavour

Day 21: Puerto Madryn – Disembarkation

Your adventure comes to an end in Puerto Madryn. If you are flying out of Trelew Airport today, a transfer is included in your trip price.

Location: Puerto Madryn – Disembarkation

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09-Mar-2022 for 21 Nights Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey (Ocean Endeavour) CATEGORY 1 (Single Interior) On Request Visit Website
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09-Mar-2022 for 21 Nights Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey (Ocean Endeavour) CATEGORY 5 (Twin Window)
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-£2248

09-Mar-2022 for 21 Nights Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey (Ocean Endeavour) CATEGORY 6 (Comfort Twin)
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-£2374

09-Mar-2022 for 21 Nights Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey (Ocean Endeavour) CATEGORY 7 (Select Twin) On Request Visit Website
09-Mar-2022 for 21 Nights Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey (Ocean Endeavour) CATEGORY 8 (Superior) On Request Visit Website

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Meals:20 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 19 dinners
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