Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica
The Antarctic region offers so many extraordinary things to see and do, and travelling with Quark Expeditions offers multiple options to personalize your experience. We’ve designed this guide to help you identify what interests you most, so that you can start planning your version of the perfect Antarctic expedition.
The Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica itinerary is the fastest way to get to the rarely visited Falklands and South Georgia Islands before stepping foot on the 7th Continent. Stroll the quaint English village of Stanley in the Falklands, wander the islands’ sandy dunes, and birdwatch at rugged seabird cliffs. In South Georgia, discover the beaches where king penguins breed – the highest densities of animal life on earth – and learn about the rich historical legacy of the places you visit. Both islands are known as meccas for wildlife with epic displays of animals congregating by the thousands. Then, explore the stunning Antarctic peninsula and enter a world of ice, snow and natural wonders. Pursue your personal passions with a choice of rewarding activities and our extensive educational program.
Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adventure! Feel free to reach out to our team of Polar Travel Advisers who can answer your questions and provide assistance at any time.
Ready for a little adventure beyond your ship? Each Quark Expeditions® voyage offers a variety of recreational activities to enhance your polar experience.
ZODIAC CRUISING Zodiacs are the workhorses of polar expeditions, taking you to places the ships can’t access, allowing you to reach remote shorelines, explore shallow inlets and search for unique wildlife. Expedition staff make stepping in and out of them safe and comfortable.
HIKING Hiking in Antarctica is free-form and supervised by our expert staff, who set out a perimeter at each landing site within which you are free to explore. While you hike, staff will be available to enhance your experience by answering questions about the wildlife, history and geography of the area. Walking poles are provided at each landing for your convenience. As there are a limited number of poles available, please bring your own if you require them on every landing, as some landing sites will offer more demanding options than others.
PRESENTATIONS Enjoy daily chats with and presentations from our world-class onboard polar experts—guides, scientists, naturalists, historians and other special guests who will introduce you to the fascinating history, biology, ornithology, and glaciology of the region, and much, much more.
POLAR PLUNGE This rite of passage, scheduled only once per expedition, gives you the chance to jump safely into the bracing Antarctic waters under the watchful eye of our staff—and just about every single camera on board!
PHOTOGRAPHY Documenting your voyage so you can take the memories home is a rewarding experience. Our photography guides will help you hone your skills to capture the beauty of the polar regions.
More information about your Included Activities and Adventure Options, including the necessary experience, physical requirements and cost, is available by contacting us.
Falkland Islands , South Georgia & Antarctica
19 Nights / 20 Days
Board your ship at Ushuaia and sail the Beagle Channel, to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, around the South Shetland Islands with our final destination of the Antarctic mainland. Cruising back across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, heading back to Ushuaia,
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia
DAY 2: Set sail from Ushuaia along the Beagle Channel.
DAY 3 : Cruising to Falklands
DAY 4: Falkland Islands
DAY 5: Falkland Islands
DAY 5: Crusing to South Georgia
DAY 6-7: Cruising to South Georgia
DAY 8: South Georgia
DAY 9: South Georgia
DAY 10: South Georgia
DAY 11: South Georgia
DAY 12: Cross the Scotia Sea
DAY 13: Cross the Scotia Sea
DAY 14-17: South Shetland Islands &Antarctic Peninsula
DAY 20: Arrival at Ushuaia
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