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FALKLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARCTICA ISLANDS

22 Days, Montevideo to Ushuaia
FALKLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARCTICA ISLANDS

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IS THIS Marine TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Want to visit the world's greatest aquatic destinations aboard intimate and unique ships and yachts
    • Are eager to discover remote islands and isolated ports
    • Have experiences like communing with thousands of Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica
    • Wish to foster meaningful connections with local people and culture
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 21 nights accommodation (Twin-share hotel (1 nights), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (20 nts)). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed).
  • 21 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 20 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus).
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team.
  • Lectures and educational programs .
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parks
  • Services of one Expedition team member per 10 guests.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD25-35 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Montevideo
Day 2 Montevideo/South Atlantic Ocean
Day 3 South Atlantic Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Day 4 South Atlantic Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Day 5 South Atlantic Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Day 6 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean
Day 7 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean
Day 8 Southern Ocean/South Georgia
Day 9 Southern Ocean/South Georgia
Day 10 South Georgia/Scotia Sea
Day 11 South Georgia/Scotia Sea
Day 12 South Georgia/Scotia Sea
Day 13 South Georgia/Scotia Sea
Day 14 Scotia Sea/South Shetland Islands
Day 15 Scotia Sea/South Shetland Islands
Day 16 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage
Day 17 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage
Day 18 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage
Day 19 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage
Day 20 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Day 21 Drake Passage/Ushuaia
Day 22 Ushuaia
Departures
  • Oct
    2017
  • Oct
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Mon, 23 Oct '17
  • Mon, 13 Nov '17
  • Tue, 23 Oct '18
  • Tue, 13 Nov '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Montevideo
  • On Board The Cruise
  • Ushuaia
  • DAY 1 Arrive Montevideo

    Arrive in Montevideo at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Uruguay's capital city.

    There will be a welcome desk in the lobby of the start hotel that will provide more specific information on the G Expedition and your upcoming adventure.

    Private Vehicle
    Montevideo
    Included arrival transfer. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Montevideo/South Atlantic Ocean

    The morning is free, take the chance to explore one of Montevideo's colourful neighbourhoods. The evening is spent onboard the ship sailing southwards towards the Falkland Islands.

    Free Time
    Montevideo Morning
    Teeming with people and full of cultural activity, this bustling metropolis is the capital of Uruguay. Enjoy a walk and admire neoclassical and art deco buildings in its historical downtown area. Visit a tango bar or a beachfront disco at Punta Carretas or Positos neighbourhoods for a taste of its vibrant nightlife.

    Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port of Montevideo.

    Embark on the G Expedition. Transfer as a group in the early afternoon.

    G Expedition
    Montevideo - South Atlantic Ocean
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Embarkation of the G Expedition
    16:00 Afternoon
    In the afternoon, join your fellow passengers to take your group transfer and begin your journey on the G Expedition. Please refer to your welcome letter or the joining instructions posted in the lobby of the start hotel. Make sure you have your passport handy as you are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 South Atlantic Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

    With course set southeast, become acquainted with the ship. Enjoy the lecture and educational sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

    Spend time on deck to spot wildlife including albatross and possibly whales and dolphins. Relax in the library, grab a drink in the Polar Bear Pub, or make some new friends in the Discovery Lounge.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    South Atlantic Ocean - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 South Atlantic Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

    With course set southeast, become acquainted with the ship. Enjoy the lecture and educational sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

    Spend time on deck to spot wildlife including albatross and possibly whales and dolphins. Relax in the library, grab a drink in the Polar Bear Pub, or make some new friends in the Discovery Lounge.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    South Atlantic Ocean - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 South Atlantic Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

    With course set southeast, become acquainted with the ship. Enjoy the lecture and educational sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

    Spend time on deck to spot wildlife including albatross and possibly whales and dolphins. Relax in the library, grab a drink in the Polar Bear Pub, or make some new friends in the Discovery Lounge.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    South Atlantic Ocean - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean

    The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatross are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

    Falkland Islands Excursion
    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
    Witness the biological diversity and spectacular scenery of the southern islands on a stop at the Falkland Islands. With any luck, catch a glimpse of penguins like the Magellanic, Rockhopper and Gentoo species. Keep a look out for some of the island's other wildlife like sea lions, king cormorants, black-browed albatross, skuas, night herons, giant petrels, striated caracaras, and sheep.

    Visit with Stanley Locals
    Stanley
    Stop at Port Stanley for an opportunity to meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long dark winters. The town is the capital of the Falkland Islands, most locals head to Stanley to do their shopping, visit the post office, or go golfing. The bomb disposal unit from the Falklands War in 1982 is also in the town as well as several war museums.

    G Expedition
    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) - Southern Ocean
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 7 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean

    The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatross are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

    Falkland Islands Excursion
    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
    Witness the biological diversity and spectacular scenery of the southern islands on a stop at the Falkland Islands. With any luck, catch a glimpse of penguins like the Magellanic, Rockhopper and Gentoo species. Keep a look out for some of the island's other wildlife like sea lions, king cormorants, black-browed albatross, skuas, night herons, giant petrels, striated caracaras, and sheep.

    Visit with Stanley Locals
    Stanley
    Stop at Port Stanley for an opportunity to meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long dark winters. The town is the capital of the Falkland Islands, most locals head to Stanley to do their shopping, visit the post office, or go golfing. The bomb disposal unit from the Falklands War in 1982 is also in the town as well as several war museums.

    G Expedition
    Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) - Southern Ocean
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 8 Southern Ocean/South Georgia

    With course set for South Georgia, days at sea are filled with historical and biological lectures to prepare for landings. Look out for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

    Our lecture series resumes to prepare us for South Georgia, spend plenty of time on deck to identify the abundant sea birds of the South Ocean.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    Southern Ocean - South Georgia
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Southern Ocean/South Georgia

    With course set for South Georgia, days at sea are filled with historical and biological lectures to prepare for landings. Look out for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

    Our lecture series resumes to prepare us for South Georgia, spend plenty of time on deck to identify the abundant sea birds of the South Ocean.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    Southern Ocean - South Georgia
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 10 South Georgia/Scotia Sea

    Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visit a huge colony of king penguins, a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, enjoy 3-4 days free to explore this island.

    South Georgia Island is home to many marvels including Shackleton's grave, former whaling stations, incredible scenery and prolific wildlife. Weather permitting spend 3-4 full days and opt to explore this island. A huge colony of king penguins is the highlight of this part of the journey. On nearby islands look out for the wandering albatross in their nesting grounds.

    South Georgia Island Exploration
    South Georgia
    Spend three days exploring South Georgia Island if weather permits. Observe a large colony of King penguins, the second largest species of penguin that stand almost 100cm (3 ft) tall. Nearby islands are the nesting grounds for Wandering albatross, a species of albatross that only stays on land to breed and eat. Hopefully in the three days in the area the group will get a chance to spot one of these majestic sea birds during the small amount of time it spends on land.

    G Expedition
    South Georgia - Scotia Sea
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 South Georgia/Scotia Sea

    Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visit a huge colony of king penguins, a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, enjoy 3-4 days free to explore this island.

    South Georgia Island is home to many marvels including Shackleton's grave, former whaling stations, incredible scenery and prolific wildlife. Weather permitting spend 3-4 full days and opt to explore this island. A huge colony of king penguins is the highlight of this part of the journey. On nearby islands look out for the wandering albatross in their nesting grounds.

    South Georgia Island Exploration
    South Georgia
    Spend three days exploring South Georgia Island if weather permits. Observe a large colony of King penguins, the second largest species of penguin that stand almost 100cm (3 ft) tall. Nearby islands are the nesting grounds for Wandering albatross, a species of albatross that only stays on land to breed and eat. Hopefully in the three days in the area the group will get a chance to spot one of these majestic sea birds during the small amount of time it spends on land.

    G Expedition
    South Georgia - Scotia Sea
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 South Georgia/Scotia Sea

    Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visit a huge colony of king penguins, a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, enjoy 3-4 days free to explore this island.

    South Georgia Island is home to many marvels including Shackleton's grave, former whaling stations, incredible scenery and prolific wildlife. Weather permitting spend 3-4 full days and opt to explore this island. A huge colony of king penguins is the highlight of this part of the journey. On nearby islands look out for the wandering albatross in their nesting grounds.

    South Georgia Island Exploration
    South Georgia
    Spend three days exploring South Georgia Island if weather permits. Observe a large colony of King penguins, the second largest species of penguin that stand almost 100cm (3 ft) tall. Nearby islands are the nesting grounds for Wandering albatross, a species of albatross that only stays on land to breed and eat. Hopefully in the three days in the area the group will get a chance to spot one of these majestic sea birds during the small amount of time it spends on land.

    G Expedition
    South Georgia - Scotia Sea
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 South Georgia/Scotia Sea

    Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visit a huge colony of king penguins, a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting; enjoy 3-4 days free to explore this island.

    South Georgia Island is home to many marvels including Shackleton's grave, former whaling stations, incredible scenery and prolific wildlife. Weather permitting, spend 3-4 full days and opt to explore this island. A huge colony of king penguins is the highlight of this part of the journey. On nearby islands look out for the wandering albatross in their nesting grounds.

    South Georgia Island Exploration
    South Georgia
    Spend three days exploring South Georgia Island if weather permits. Observe a large colony of King penguins, the second largest species of penguin that stand almost 100cm (3 ft) tall. Nearby islands are the nesting grounds for Wandering albatross, a species of albatross that only stays on land to breed and eat. Hopefully in the three days in the area the group will get a chance to spot one of these majestic sea birds during the small amount of time it spends on land.

    G Expedition
    South Georgia - Scotia Sea
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Scotia Sea/South Shetland Islands

    Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards.

    Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days the legendary Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands. The waters are rich with nutrients and the long summer days provide the ingredient that is missing most of the year. The result is a complex food chain topped by several species of whales, seals, and seabirds.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    Scotia Sea - South Shetland Islands
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 15 Scotia Sea/South Shetland Islands

    Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards.

    Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days the legendary Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands. The waters are rich with nutrients and the long summer days provide the ingredient that is missing most of the year. The result is a complex food chain topped by several species of whales, seals, and seabirds.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    Scotia Sea - South Shetland Islands
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 16 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter gentoo, chinstrap, and Adelie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters.

    The peninsula also has a remarkable human history; during the voyage we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

    South Shetland Islands Excursion
    South Shetland Islands
    Explore the South Shetland Islands. Ask the Expedition team for tips on exploring this stunning landscape. Look out for Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins.

    Zodiac Landings
    Antarctica
    Hop into one of the Expedition's 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

    G Expedition
    South Shetland Islands - Drake Passage
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter gentoo, chinstrap, and Adelie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters.

    The peninsula also has a remarkable human history; during the voyage we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

    South Shetland Islands Excursion
    South Shetland Islands
    Explore the South Shetland Islands. Ask the Expedition team for tips on exploring this stunning landscape. Look out for Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins.

    Zodiac Landings
    Antarctica
    Hop into one of the Expedition's 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

    G Expedition
    South Shetland Islands - Drake Passage
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 18 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter gentoo, chinstrap, and Adelie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters.

    The peninsula also has a remarkable human history; during the voyage we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

    South Shetland Islands Excursion
    South Shetland Islands
    Explore the South Shetland Islands. Ask the Expedition team for tips on exploring this stunning landscape. Look out for Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins.

    Zodiac Landings
    Antarctica
    Hop into one of the Expedition's 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

    G Expedition
    South Shetland Islands - Drake Passage
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 19 South Shetland Islands/Drake Passage

    Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter gentoo, chinstrap, and Adelie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters.

    The peninsula also has a remarkable human history; during the voyage we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

    South Shetland Islands Excursion
    South Shetland Islands
    Explore the South Shetland Islands. Ask the Expedition team for tips on exploring this stunning landscape. Look out for Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins.

    Zodiac Landings
    Antarctica
    Hop into one of the Expedition's 14 Zodiacs and take the quick, safe trip from the ship to the shore to encounter the awe-inspiring wilderness of Antarctica. Thanks to the performance of these boats in remote conditions, quick trips to shore are easily accomplished. Get up close to towering icebergs, glaciers and amazing wildlife. Depending on weather conditions these excursions will hopefully happen daily.

    G Expedition
    South Shetland Islands - Drake Passage
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 20 Drake Passage/Ushuaia

    Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures en route to Ushuaia. Keep a careful look out for a last chance to spot whales.

    Turning north, embark upon the 400 mile crossing of the passage that bears the name of the 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake. The G Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic.

    At some point on the first day, cross the Antarctic Convergence, a meeting of cold polar water flowing north and warmer sub-Antarctic water moving in the opposite direction. It is the largest biological barrier on earth and is marked by a change in temperature, salinity and nutrient levels. The north flowing Antarctic waters predominantly sink beneath southward moving sub-antarctic waters. While further south associated areas of mixing and upwelling create an ocean very high in marine productivity.

    Wandering, Black-browed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Prion's and Cap Petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may join the Expedition on the journey towards the South American continent.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    Drake Passage - Ushuaia
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 21 Drake Passage/Ushuaia

    Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures en route to Ushuaia. Keep a careful look out for a last chance to spot whales.

    Turning north, embark upon the 400 mile crossing of the passage that bears the name of the 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake. The G Expedition is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean, known for the unimpeded never ending fetch of the winds that encircle the Antarctic.

    At some point on the first day, cross the Antarctic Convergence, a meeting of cold polar water flowing north and warmer sub-antarctic water moving in the opposite direction. It is the largest biological barrier on earth and is marked by a change in temperature, salinity and nutrient levels. The north flowing Antarctic waters predominantly sink beneath southward moving sub-antarctic waters. While further south associated areas of mixing and upwelling create an ocean very high in marine productivity.

    Wandering, Black-browed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Prion's and Cap Petrels are among some of the species of seabirds that may join the Expedition on the journey towards the South American continent.

    Daily lectures and educational program
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on everything from local wildlife to geology to history. The G Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests - with one expert for every ten guests there is always someone on hand to answer questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure.

    G Expedition
    Drake Passage - Ushuaia
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 22 Ushuaia

    Disembark in the morning.

    Our adventure comes to a close. Have a final breakfast on the expedition ship before saying our goodbyes as we disembark in Ushuaia in the morning.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    Morning
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD25-35 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 134 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'

  9. Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.

  10. When packing your luggage please note that the weight restriction on the domestic flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires to is only 15 to 23 kg (33 to 50 lbs) per person, depending on the airline. Please note that the airlines will generally charge for excess baggage. You are able to leave luggage that you do not need at the hotel in Buenos Aires.


  11. Medical questionnaires are required for all passengers traveling to Antarctica.

  12. The Expedition is an adventure Expedition ship and does not offer an elevator

  13. Please note:
    BOOTS FOR ZODIAC LANDINGS:
    - Complementary used waterproof boots will be supplied in the following sizes:
    - USA size 6 -16
    - EURO size 36 - 49


  14. Please be advised that there are limited numbers of the smallest and largest sizes.
    If you wish to bring your own boots, you should follow the guidelines below:


  15. Rubber, waterproof boots that are just below your knees (12-16" high or 30-41cm) with a strong, ridged non-skid sole are essential for wet landings via Zodiac. You usually have to step from the Zodiac into water, which can be up to 1 ft or 30 cm high on most landings. Do not bring heavy, cumbersome boots that make it difficult to walk. Do not bring boots with metal cleats as they cannot be used for
    the landings. Try out your boots before your voyage.


  16. The electricity onboard is 220AC electrical outlets, with European 2 pin round holes, as well as 110-volt shaving sockets in the bathroom for electric razors only. You may wish to bring an international adapter. A limited supply of hair dryers and electrical adapters are available to borrow free of charge at the Purser's Desk.

  17. When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.
    Your flight must arrive by or before: Arrive at any time.
    Your flight must depart no earlier than: 09:00 a.m.



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