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Totality in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

  • Duration
    20 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Price From
    £20,900pp

Capture the magic of Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia as you embark on a once in a lifetime event to witness the total eclipse of the sun.

Embark the 189-passenger vessel Ocean Diamond, one of the fastest ships in Antarctica in Ushuaia, the 'city at the edge of the world'. From here, you'll navigate the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage to reach the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, where you'll enjoy ice field hikes, wild penguin encounters and whale-spotting opportunities along the coast of the White Continent. In the Scotia Sea, en route from Antarctica and the South Georgia archipelago, you'll experience a unique event: a total solar eclipse in Antarctica, plunging the polar region into darkness.

After the eclipse, continue to South Georgia, a crescent-shaped island home to thousands upon thousands of king penguins. Spend three days getting to know the untamed wildlife and the landscapes they call home, before continuing on your cruise to the Falkland Islands, famous for their rugged landscapes and turbulent history.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    ARRIVE IN USHUAIA
    DAY 1: ARRIVE IN USHUAIA

    Arrive in Ushuaia and transfer to your hotel, before meeting your fellow adventurers at a welcome dinner.

  • Day 2
    EMBARKATION
    DAY 2: EMBARKATION

    Morning at leisure before embarking the Ocean Diamond, one of the fastest ships in Antarctica. She carries a maximum of 189 passengers and 144 crew, has two stablisers and an ice-strengthened hull. Enjoy a Captain's welcome and set sail down the Beagle Channel.

  • Days 3-4
    CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
    DAYS 3-4: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Cross the legendary Drake Passage, with plenty of activities, lectures and workshops on Antarctic history and wildlife on offer to keep you entertained.

  • Days 5-7
    SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
    DAYS 5-7: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    Each day explore local bays, channels and landing sites by Zodiac. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you hike the glacial landscapes, visit research stations, or enjoy photography opportunities with curious Chinstrap, Adélie and Gentoo penguins, all of which breed here in their thousands.

  • Days 8-9
    AT SEA
    DAY 8-9: AT SEA

    Bid farewell to the Antarctic Peninsula, as your next destination is the Scotia Sea, between the South Orkney Islands and South Georgia. Here, you'll witness an incredible and rare natural phenomenon: a total solar eclipse, visible only at these very low latitudes. On days 8-9, enjoy expert meteorology workshops to get prepared for this once in a lifetime event.

  • Day 10
    SOLAR ECLIPSE AT SEA
    DAY 10: SOLAR ECLIPSE AT SEA

    Early this morning, you will be summoned on deck for the eclipse itself; an extraordinary, much-awaited moment. For a brief period (1 minute, 40 seconds), the moon will block out the sun's light, plunging the polar regions into darkness. You will be provided with a pair of eclipse glasses in advance of the momentous event.

  • Days 11-14
    SOUTH GEORGIA
    DAYS 11-14: SOUTH GEORGIA

    South Georgia, a beautiful, crescent-shaped island almost entirely uninhabited by humans, is one of the most fertile breeding grounds in the world for sub-Antarctic wildlife, with beaches blanketed in penguins and seals - thousands upon thousands of King Penguins call this island home. Visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, one of the most famous Antarctic explorers.

  • Days 15-16
    AT SEA
    DAYS 15-16: AT SEA

    Bid farewell to the King Penguins and set sail for the Falkland Islands. Spend the days at sea with further talks and lectures to help prepare for Falkand wildlife sightings and the rugged landscapes of the region.

  • Days 17-18
    FALKLAND ISLANDS
    DAYS 17-18: FALKLAND ISLANDS

    The archipelago contains two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland. Spend two days exploring them with Zodiac excursions and landings.

  • Days 19-20
    RETURN TO USHUAIA
    DAY 19-20: RETURN TO USHUAIA

    After two weeks, of wildlife encounters, sail back to Ushuaia. Disembark after breakfast on Day 20 and continue with your onward arrangements - all of which can be organised by Wendy Wu Tours.

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Totality in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands  map

Places Visited: Ushuaia - South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula - Solar Eclipse in the Scotia Sea - South Georgia - Falkland Islands - Ushuaia

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Antarctica Pricing Guide

2021 Departures

Start Date End Date Ship Start Location End Location Price From (Per Person)*
25th November 2021 14th December 2021 World Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina Ushuaia, Argentina £20,900

* prices are based on Twin Cabin occupancy

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