The isles of the South Atlantic are nothing short of spectacular and an animal-lover’s paradise. Here you can follow in the footsteps of explorers to discover one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of rugged landscapes and amazing wildlife including huge colonies of king penguins and fur seals. No nature programme can prepare you – set sail and see it for yourself!
Day 1: Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Upon arrival you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
For the rest of the day you’ll be free to explore the city, and take advantage of the sandy beaches and restaurant-lined promenade with views of the wild Península Valdés.
Day 2: Embarkation in Puerto Madryn
In the afternoon you’ll be escorted to the pier and welcomed aboard your luxury expedition ship. You’ll have some time to go through safety instructions and get comfortable in your new home for the adventure to come.
You’ll set sail and by evening you’ll have your first chance to spot whales as we pass through Golfo Nuevo.
Day 3-4: South Atlantic Ocean
From Golfo Nuevo you’ll sail through the South Atlantic Ocean toward the Falkland Islands, looking for dolphins and whales along the way.
When you’re not soaking up the scenery you can pass the time with presentations and workshops laid on by the expert staff, as well as a range of onboard recreational facilities.
Day 5: Falkland Islands
Today you’ll reach the Falkland Islands, otherwise known as a birders’ paradise. You’ll visit some of the isolated outer islands where large colonies of penguins and albatross are easily accessible. Fur seals and elephant seals can also be found on the sandy beaches, while the waters around the archipelago are home to various whale and dolphin species.
Day 6-7: Southern Ocean
From the Falkland Islands you’ll head east toward South Georgia, passing the remote, seabird-covered pinnacles known as Shag Rocks. You’ll also cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean.
Day 8-13: South Georgia
South Georgia is a scenic wilderness and perfect for subantarctic wildlife viewing. The islands are said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds, including albatross, king penguins, prions, petrels and terns. On the beaches elephant seals and three million fur seals jostle for space among penguins. The waters surrounding South Georgia are also inhabited by whales.
Your days in South Georgia will be filled with excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to provide memories for a lifetime.
Day 14-15: Southern Ocean
You’ll sail from South Georgia back toward the Falkland Islands, spotting pelagic seabirds from the panoramic open decks as we go.
Day 16-17: Falkland Islands
Today you’ll stop at Stanley, the charmingly British capital of the Falkland Islands, with attractions including the waterfront promenade, Falkland Islands Museum, the governor’s house, a cathedral, a war memorial, gift shops, pubs, and views of shipwrecks in the harbour.
Day 18: Beagle Channel
You’ll sail southwest toward the tip of South America and the Beagle Channel. This is the time for the End of Voyage ceremonies including slideshow and farewell dinner.
Day 19: Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina
After breakfast you’ll say farewell in the city of Ushuaia and transfer you to the airport for your return flight.
|Day 1:||Puerto Madryn, Argentina|
|Day 2:||Embarkation in Puerto Madryn|
|Day 3-4:||South Atlantic Ocean|
|Day 5:||Falkland Islands|
|Day 6-7:||Southern Ocean|
|Day 8-13:||South Georgia|
|Day 14-15:||Southern Ocean|
|Day 16-17:||Falkland Islands|
|Day 18:||Beagle Channel|
|Day 19:||Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina|
- Shipboard accommodation.
- All meals on board throughout the voyage.
- Tea and coffee 24 hours daily.
- All scheduled excursions (subject to weather conditions).
- All port fees.
- International airfare
- All drinks
- Visa and airport taxes
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays
From USD7,500 - USD12,750 per person based on 2 guests sharing twin/double rooms. This price is based on low and peak season price fluctuations.
Notes on our prices
- This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
- Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
- Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
- This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant.