Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands (Malvinas)

Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands (Malvinas)

From USD $4,995

Description

For the 2020-21 season, Antarctica21 offers new expeditions in the South Atlantic. Start your high-end wilderness adventure in the Falklands Islands and South Georgia. Three departures are offered during the 2021-21 season on board Magellan Explorer.

Trip Name
Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands (Malvinas)
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 90.7 m - 298 ft. Passenger Capacity: 100 (only 69 passengers for Air-Cruise operations) Built: 2018 MV Magellan Explorer features 50 passenger suites and cabins in five categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. The cabins are very spacious, ranging in size from 40 m2 (440 sq. ft.) to 20 m2 (220 sq. ft.). All double cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one queen-size bed, offering great flexibility to our guests. 42 cabins feature a large window and a private balcony, while 8 cabins feature a porthole. All cabins feature a private bathroom and a sitting area. Public areas include a large, forward-facing observation lounge, an observation deck, a dining room that accommodates all guests and expedition staff in a single sitting, two meeting rooms, a gift shop, a protected outdoor barbecue area, a gym, and a sauna. The bow of the ship is accessible to guests to offer expansive views during exploration. Optional adventure activities, such as kayaking and snowshoeing, are available. Specific measures have been taken to minimize MV Magellan Explorer’s carbon footprint, including state-of-the-art engines that meet MARPOL’s stringent Tier III emission standards. To minimize fuel consumption, a waste heat recovery system recycles the heat produced by the ship’s engines and repurposes it to power the ship’s heating system and to warm the water used on board.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Ushuaia, Embarkation
Your journey begins at the pier in Ushuaia, Argentina, with an 8 PM embarkation. Board your ship and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world, where the ship will clear formalities for Cape Horn approach.
Day 2 - Day 2 Cape Horn
After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, youawake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be oneof the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Sail and explore the area in depth before setting course north towards the Falkland Islands.
Day 3 - Day 3 At Sea
As you sail through the South Atlantic en route to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.
Day 4 - Day 4 West Falklands (south)
Ruggedly beautiful and remote, places such as New Island, Weddell Island or West Point are located at the extreme west of the Falklands’ archipelago. Dramatic cliffs contrast with sheltered sandy bays and natural harbors. They host large concentration and a great diversity of wildlife. Some of the best wildlife experiences are just a short distance from the settlements.
Day 5 - Day 5 West Falklands (north)
Named after HMS Carcass, which visited in the late 18th century, the terrain is varied with rocky ridges, steep cliffs, open plains, white sand beaches and coves. Saunders is the second largest offshore island and has very varied terrain, from rocky hills to sweeping shorelines. It is an important Bird area and has exceptional wildlife. All five breeding species of penguin can be spotted here along with black-browed albatross and many other birds.
Day 6 - Day 6 The Falkland Sound
You cruise down the Falkland Sound, sightseeing its rough and untouched landscapes. We immerse ourselves in the past and recent history of the islands. You visit settlements and meet the locals, getting to know the culture of farming families. As we stop at sites that were active battlefields during the 1982 conflict, our historians introduce us to regional geopolitics.
Day 7 - Day 7 Port Stanley
Join our expedition team on guided walking tours in town or to Gipsy Cove. Or take the option to explore on your own and absorb the local atmosphere, grabbing lunch at the pub, visiting the maritime museum, the church, hunting for souvenirs or walking down Ross Road, paying tribute at the war memorials at the waterfront.Note that small-group day tours and half-day tours can be purchased on board the ship to visit Volunteer Point (by 4×4 vehicle or helicopter), battlefield tours (by 4×4 vehicle), and others. Options will be presented on board.
Day 8 - Day 8 Disembarkation
Transfer to the airport at Mt. Pleasant will be provided from the ship according to the scheduled flight.Note: The reverse program starts at the airport in Mount Pleasant, with a transfer and embarkation in Port Stanley on Day 1. It ends on Day 8 at the pier in Ushuaia with disembarkation at 5 PM. An itinerary description is available on request.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
26-09-202003-10-2020USD $4,995Porthole Cabin
26-09-202003-10-2020USD $5,595Veranda Cabin
26-09-202003-10-2020USD $5,995Deluxe Veranda Cabin
26-09-202003-10-2020USD $6,995Penthouse Suite
26-09-202003-10-2020USD $7,995Triple Suite
26-09-202003-10-2020USD $9,995Single Cabin
26-09-202003-10-2020USD $11,995Grand Suite
17-10-202024-10-2020USD $6,995Penthouse Suite
17-10-202024-10-2020USD $7,995Triple Suite
17-10-202024-10-2020USD $9,995Single Cabin
17-10-202024-10-2020USD $11,995Grand Suite
17-10-202024-10-2020USD $4,995Porthole Cabin
17-10-202024-10-2020USD $5,595Veranda Cabin
17-10-202024-10-2020USD $5,995Deluxe Veranda Cabin
24-10-202031-10-2020USD $4,995Porthole Cabin
24-10-202031-10-2020USD $5,595Veranda Cabin
24-10-202031-10-2020USD $5,995Deluxe Veranda Cabin
24-10-202031-10-2020USD $6,995Penthouse Suite
24-10-202031-10-2020USD $7,995Triple Suite
24-10-202031-10-2020USD $9,995Single Cabin
24-10-202031-10-2020USD $11,995Grand Suite

Inclusions

    • A chance to visit Cape Horn
    • The Falklands (Malvinas)
    • Combines perfectly with a visit to Patagonia

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