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Falklands, South Georgia & Valdes Peninsula: in the heart of the wilderness

Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Dates:
6/3/2024
to  25/3/2024

20
days
18
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$17,460
20% Ponant Bonus

NIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES + FLIGHT BUENOS AIRES/USHUAIA + TRANSFER


Admire a black and white sea of penguins on the remote beaches of South Georgia, hike along the rocky coastlines of the Falkland Islands as black-browed albatrosses fly overhead, hope to catch the unique sight of orcas voluntarily beaching themselves to hunt on the beaches of the Valdes Peninsula... PONANT is offering you the possibility of having these unforgettable experiences as you discover a spectacular natural environment during a brand-new 19-day expedition cruise aboard Le Boréal.

You will leave Ushuaia in your wake and sail to fabulous South Georgia. Here, king penguins, elephant and fur seals have invaded the shore and the young, newly emancipated from their parents, observe you with a curious eye. Light-mantled albatrosses fly above the black-sand beaches encircled by the island’s mountains. It is there, amid the snow-covered mountains, that Sir Ernest Shackleton miraculously ran aground during the famous Endurance Odyssey in 1916, before returning to rescue the rest of his crew, left behind on the remote Elephant Island. The museum commemorating this legendary expedition will teach you more about this fabulous saga, and the visit to the former whaling station will immerse you in the life of that little-known period.

Your expedition to the heart of the South Atlantic will continue with a visit to the Falkland Islands and as you sail in this archipelago of 200 islands, you will be escorted by sei whales. Composing the wild beauty of the shorelines are beaches of white sand, jagged cliffs, windswept moors, and tall grass swaying with the wind. This is the perfect setting for the thousands of Gentoo and king penguins, elephant and fur seals, and sea lions, and the black-browed albatrosses that watch from above.

The scenery soon shifts, as the mountains give way to the barren landscapes of the Chubut province, in Argentine Patagonia. Welcome to the Valdes Peninsula! This wildlife sanctuary, where the beauty of the underwater world is unmatched, also reveals numerous treasures on land. The scenery is composed of arid steppes, a rich and varied flora, and distinctive haciendas. In these unspoiled lands home to more than 180 bird species, orcas hunt young maned seals on the beaches under the watchful eye of the Magellanic penguins, as guanacos gallop across the arid plains and dusky dolphins swim around peacefully. Here, the majestic beauty of nature offers a gateway to a whole new world.

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO. 


Ref : UB054 - BO070324


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Your itinerary - Falklands, South Georgia & Valdes Peninsula: in the heart of the wilderness

A brand-new expedition cruise in the southern seas, to discover stunning wildlife, in the heart of three rich and unique ecosystems: South Georgia; the Falkland Islands; and the Argentine province of...


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Choose your stateroom

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Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m²)

From AU$17,460
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m²)

From AU$18,670
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m²)

From AU$19,540
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m²)

From AU$19,890
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m²)

From AU$20,410
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m²)

From AU$29,090
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m²)

From AU$30,300
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(37 m²)

From AU$31,860
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

From AU$49,400



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Complete your trip

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To make sure things run smoothly, PONANT has included certain elements before and after your cruise as part of the price.


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Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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