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Viva Expeditions

 

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands

Encounter king, chinstrap and gentoo penguins as well as learn all about them through daily lectures, get close to whales and playful seals from a Zodiac boat while maneuvering through towering icebergs and massive glaciers.

 

 

Challenge. Isolation. Unlimited wonder. It’s not difficult to understand what drew the great explorers to Antarctica. Get an up close and personal appreciation for the challenge of taming the bottom of the world on Viva Expedition's 22-day adventure to the Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Islands.

 

This is the land that captivated Shackleton and countless others since. On this journey, you’ll explore the Falkland Islands, encounter deserted whaling stations on South Georgia Island and pay your respects at Shackleton’s grave. Elsewhere, you’ll encounter king, chinstrap and gentoo penguins as well as learn all about them through daily lectures, get close to whales and playful seals from a Zodiac boat while maneuvering through towering icebergs and massive glaciers.

 

The Falkland Islands present a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and magnificent scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatrosses are abundant here, and the Falklands are home to the largest Black Browed albatross colony in the world. You can meet the hardy local inhabitants in Port Stanley, whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long dark winters.

On the South Shetland Islands, two shore landings per day (weather conditions permitting), and encounter weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, gentoo, chinstrap and adélie penguin rookeries, and orcas, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history. As the voyage continues we will learn about some of the most significant and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

 

22 Day Tour Includes:
Accommodation: 20 nights on board the M/S Expedition; 1 night accommodation in Buenos Aires
Food: All meals included on board the ship; breakfast included at the hotel
Zodiac cruises and shore landings with expert expedition team
Lecture and educational programs
Buenos Aires arrival transfer from airport for flights arriving on Day 1
Ushuaia transfer to airport depending on your departure flight details
Waterproof boots
Antarctica destination guide book


M/S Expedition: 105 metres (345 ft) in length, with an ability to hold 120 guests, the M/S Expedition is an ideal vessel to negotiate polar waters. Focusing on top of the line safety, comfort and the unique demands of polar travel, the M/S Expedition is transforming into into one of the world´s foremost polar expedition cruise ships.

 

Price: from $11,999 USD, per person, sharing, limited availability. Passengers will receive 25% off per person on guaranteed departures of select small group tours if booked by July 31, 2018.  

 

Departure Date: Leaves Montevideo on October 23, 2018

 

Trip Details: https://vivaexpeditions.com/tours/antarctica/all-antarctic-cruises/falklands-south-georgia-and-antarctic-islands

 

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Media Contact:

Saul Greenland
Saul@vivaexpeditions.com
(0064) 9 950 5918
 
About Viva Expeditions

Viva Expeditions creates and operates its own small group holidays and overland expeditions. The company's trips include carefully designed small ship cruises, overland expeditions, tailor-made adventures and luxury escapes. Viva Expedition's holiday collection consists of 190 tours to Antarctica, South and Central America. As proud members of Rainforest Alliance, Viva Expeditions' values responsible tourism as a dynamic way to create better experiences for travellers while benefiting the environment and local populations.

Web: www.vivaexpeditions.com  

 

Side Bar:

Should tourists still be visiting Antarctica?

An article published in Nature on the 13th June 2018 suggested that Antarctica's ice has been melting three times faster than we thought. Following this, Viva Expeditions addresses the question, should tourists still be visiting Antarctica? Isn't this contributing to the problem? Viva Expeditions believes the best way to protect Antarctica is to become an Antarctica ambassador, a warrior for the cause.

Complete Story: https://vivaexpeditions.com/agents/press-release