Falkland Islands & South Georgia to South Africa (Ushuaia to Cape Town)
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Falkland Islands & South Georgia to South Africa (Ushuaia to Cape Town)

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Rarely explored remote islands – from the Falkland’s seabird colonies and South Georgia’s massive king penguin rookery to Tristan da Cunha’s UNESCO site and Important Bird Area – take center stage on this unique trans-Atlantic expedition.

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia lies on the triangular-shaped island of Tierra del Fuego. While Ferdinand Magellan was exploring the straits between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in 1520, he was amazed by the smoke and fires which seemed to appear at every turn. These fires, kept continuously alight by the Yaghan and Ona Indians, became the inspiration for the name "Tierra del Fuego," Land of Fire.

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Falkland Islands Expedition, Falkland Islands [Malvinas]
This remote archipelago lies about 300 miles east of Patagonia and is known for its extraordinary birdlife – 63 species breed on these islands. Cast your eyes in any direction to spot albatross, petrels, skuas, the Falkland steamer duck and more. Amidst the rugged, windswept terrain and cliff-lined coasts, five different types of penguins make their home here, including Magellanic, gentoo, rockhopper, king and macaroni. Other wildlife sightings might include orca whales, sea lions and seals.

Falkland Islands Expedition, Falkland Islands [Malvinas]
 

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands [Malvinas]
Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands – an archipelago long of importance to both scientists and seaman located some 350 miles east of Tierra del Fuego, 1,000 miles north of Antarctica and, as the locals claim, a mere 8,000 miles from Britain. Explore the Historic Dockyard Museum with galleries dedicated to maritime exploration, Antarctic heritage and the 1982 Falklands War. See the whalebone arch near Christ Church Cathedral, and look for magellanic penguins gathering at Gypsy Cove.

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South Georgia Expedition, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and accessible only by sea, this one-time whaling outpost is home to glacier-clad coastlines and dramatic fjords, astonishing wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Here is where thousands of king penguins flock to a single beach to nest, and where the largest congregation of Antarctic fur seals is found. Look for southern elephant seals and albatross – wandering, black-browed and more – and take hikes to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton.

South Georgia Expedition, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and accessible only by sea, this one-time whaling outpost is home to glacier-clad coastlines and dramatic fjords, astonishing wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Here is where thousands of king penguins flock to a single beach to nest, and where the largest congregation of Antarctic fur seals is found. Look for southern elephant seals and albatross – wandering, black-browed and more – and take hikes to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton.

South Georgia Expedition, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and accessible only by sea, this one-time whaling outpost is home to glacier-clad coastlines and dramatic fjords, astonishing wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Here is where thousands of king penguins flock to a single beach to nest, and where the largest congregation of Antarctic fur seals is found. Look for southern elephant seals and albatross – wandering, black-browed and more – and take hikes to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton.

South Georgia Expedition, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and accessible only by sea, this one-time whaling outpost is home to glacier-clad coastlines and dramatic fjords, astonishing wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Here is where thousands of king penguins flock to a single beach to nest, and where the largest congregation of Antarctic fur seals is found. Look for southern elephant seals and albatross – wandering, black-browed and more – and take hikes to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton.

(At Sea)

South Georgia Expedition, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and accessible only by sea, this one-time whaling outpost is home to glacier-clad coastlines and dramatic fjords, astonishing wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Here is where thousands of king penguins flock to a single beach to nest, and where the largest congregation of Antarctic fur seals is found. Look for southern elephant seals and albatross – wandering, black-browed and more – and take hikes to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton.

South Georgia Expedition, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and accessible only by sea, this one-time whaling outpost is home to glacier-clad coastlines and dramatic fjords, astonishing wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Here is where thousands of king penguins flock to a single beach to nest, and where the largest congregation of Antarctic fur seals is found. Look for southern elephant seals and albatross – wandering, black-browed and more – and take hikes to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton.

(At Sea)

(At Sea)

(At Sea)

(At Sea)

Tristan Da Cunha, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Discovered by the Portuguese in 1502 and a British dependency since 1834, the waters surrounding this extremely remote volcanic island in the South Atlantic have been declared a marine protection zone – at 265,000 square miles, that’s three times the size of the UK and the fourth largest in the world. A nature haven to tens of millions of seabirds, the wildlife on and around the chain of islands found here includes albatross, penguins, whales, sharks and seals.

Nightingale Island, St.Helena, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Uninhabited but for the abundant seabird colonies that breed here, Nightingale Island is an active volcano that has long perplexed explorers. Its jagged coastline and “broken” peaks challenged the Dutch who first tried to anchor offshore, leaving the island largely to the birds for centuries. It is today the focus of extensive wildlife conservation efforts, home to yellow-nosed albatrosses, great shearwaters, and rockhopper penguins among the local residents of the four designated wetlands.

Gough Island, St.Helena, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
The only continual human presence found on these rugged shores is that of the annually rotating crew at the meteorological station. Beyond that, Gough Island, originally discovered in 1505 by Portuguese explorers, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Important Bird Area home to hundreds of thousands of sea birds, including two endemic species. Sub-antarctic fur seals are known to breed here, too.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Marvel at the magnificent presence of South Africa’s “Mother City,” where the iconic Table Mountain invites discovery and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden enchants. Take in the extraordinary scenery of the Cape Peninsula, explore history at Robben Island, visit up-and-coming art galleries, and savor the celebrated vintages of Stellenbosch.

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