Antarctica & South Georgia

19 Days
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
From (USD)
$ 22,095
Dates & Pricing

2022 Buenos Aires > Rio de Janeiro

Once-in-a-lifetime experience

For most a trip to Antarctica will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for those with the time there is no voyage more extraordinary than Antarctica & South Georgia.
Arrive in November and December and the breeding cycle is reaching its peak. In March, there is a staggering number of whales, seals, birds and penguins on display as they prepare for the annual migration north. Regardless of the month, you’ll visit king penguin colonies on South Georgia, walk in the footsteps of Shackelton and visit his resting place, and discover hidden coves around the Antarctic Peninsula. Wildlife will surround you -whales, seals, penguins, marine birds and more. Magnificent icescapes will be ever present.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
301S
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Rio de Janeiro

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires

    Latin passion and European Romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary pleasures and parrillas (steakhouses).

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ushuaia, where you’ll board Scenic Eclipse. Within the Tierro del Fuego archipelago, adventurers flock to Ushuaia for its excellent hiking, sailing and kayaking.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Make yourself at home on board Scenic Eclipse and immerse yourself into the limitless luxury. As you cruise south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on the deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Welcome to Antarctica. Seeing the 7th continent for the first time is unlike anything you would have experienced before. Feeling the fresh, crisp air on your face. Hearing the snow crunch under your boot when you first step foot on the pristine land. Watching the unperturbed wildlife in their natural habitat. This is a land of peace. Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife, such as penguins, seals, and whales. You could explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. If conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18-20 hours of daylight.

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Sailing towards South Georgia gives us time to slow to the rhythm of the sea. There will be plenty of time to simply relax and be entranced by the many seabirds we’ll encounter on our way. You may decide to join the avid whale watchers hoping to get a glimpse of leviathan, or simply contemplate the vastness of the sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - South Georgia

    South Georgia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. The island is a speck in the vast South Atlantic Ocean, one of the most remote parts of our planet. A 3,000-metre mountain range forms the spine of the long, narrow island. Between the mountains, shattered glaciers carve their way through tussock grass to the deeply indented coastline. Despite being such a small outpost in the vastness of the South Atlantic, the sea around South Georgia is one of the liveliest areas on earth. The abundant marine life supports millions of seals, whales, penguins and seabirds. Ernest Shackleton and five of his crew sailed from Elephant Island in the James Caird for 16 days and 1,300 kilometres and finally found safety in the tiny entrance of Cave Cove. This epic story of survival began with the sinking of Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, in the Weddell Sea, six months earlier. As you explore South Georgia, you will have the opportunity to reflect on Shackleton’s epic journey.

    Discovery

    Equipped with a fleet of custom built Zodiacs and kayaks, your discovery excursions will take you to the places of your wildest dreams.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - South Georgia

    Continue to explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - South Georgia

    Continue to explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - South Georgia

    Continue to explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - South Georgia

    Continue to explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At sea

    Enjoy your time at sea exploring the many 6-star luxury amenities on board your Discovery Yacht,  from the on board theatre and Senses Spa, to wonderful dining experiences. Spot icebergs and marine life from the comfort of your private verandah.
    As we head north to Rio de Janeiro, we have time to reflect on our experience of a lifetime, knowledge garnered from our Discovery team and the unsurpassed luxury of Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    It’s time to say farewell to your new found friends and the crew.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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