Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands - Solar Eclipse Departure

20 Days
Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
From (AUD)
$ 29,895
Dates & Pricing

2021 Buenos Aires > Buenos Aires

Extraordinary landscapes

Little islands with big tales to tell. The South Georgia Islands are teeming with wildlife and exploration history, while the intriguing Falkland Islands are unique, as is the great white wonder of Antarctica.
In South Georgia, photograph the impressive jagged mountain vistas and walk through some of the world’s largest king penguin colonies. Summer comes to Antarctica and South Georgia like a revelation. Penguins nest, and voraciously hungry chicks grow quickly as their parents work hard feeding them. The waters are teeming with whales feasting on krill, orcas hunt in packs and elephant seal beachmasters are busy guarding their harem. In the Falkland Islands, we explore the historic town of Stanley and the wildlife endemic to the region. For a very brief moment (1 minute, 40 seconds) when the moon blocks the sun’s light during a solar eclipse, the polar regions are plunged into darkness. Join your crew on deck early this morning to be part of this wonder of the natural world.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
201S
Duration:
20 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Buenos Aires

20 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The beautiful city of Buenos Aires is defined by the twin elements of Latin passion and European romance, creating a dynamic destination known for its mix of architectural styles, a thriving contemporary and historic art scene, and culinary pleasure. Arrive at your hotel for your one night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Make yourself at home on board Scenic Eclipse, where luxury is almost limitless. As you sail towards the Falkland Islands, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. They will present lectures on the history and geology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Falkland Islands

    Remote and sparsely populated, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife lovers paradise. You will visit a number of the outer islands, where large colonies of penguins and albatross thrive. Fur seals and elephant seals roam sandy beaches; while the surrounding waters are home to whales and dolphins. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields Tour visit the key sites of the conflict.

    Discovery

    Partake in a Scenic Discovery excursion at Gypsy Cove, walk the wildlife trail and see the Magellanic penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Falkland Islands

    We continue our exploration of the Falkland Islands on Saunders Island and West Point.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At sea

    Time spent at sea is yours to do with as you please. Our world-class amenities are certain to keep you busy, from the on board theatre and Senses Spa, to wonderful dining experiences. Spot icebergs and marine life from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Sailing towards South Georgia and your voyage slows to the rhythm of the sea. There is plenty of time to simply relax and be entranced by the many seabirds you’ll encounter on your way. Join the avid whale watchers on deck hoping to get a glimpse of one of these leviathans of the ocean, or simply sit back and contemplate the vastness of the sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - South Georgia

    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

    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

  11. Day 11 - South Georgia

    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

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    Enjoy a day 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - 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. 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 around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Continue exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. For a very brief moment (1 minute, 40 seconds) when the moon blocks the sun’s light during a solar eclipse, the polar regions are plunged into darkness. Join your crew on deck early this morning to be part of this wonder of the natural world. Don your provided pair of eclipse glasses and savor the stillness of this magical moment with your fellow guests, knowing you’re among the few to have witnessed this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon from this southernmost part of the world. This location at sea and the extreme latitude places the eclipse low on the horizon, making a successful sighting that much more difficult, yet that much more rewarding should all the stars align.

    Note: As with all eclipse sightings, visibility is influenced by the weather and cloud conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At Sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Continue to explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    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 around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Antarctic Peninsula

    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 around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    As you head north to Ushuaia, reflect on your experience of a lifetime, compare notes with your fellow travellers and interact with your Discovery Team as you enjoy the unsurpassed luxury of Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Ushuaia, Argentina > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 200 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 20 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots
  • Included night in Buenos Aires
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability