Antarctica & South Georgia

20 Days
Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
From (AUD)
$ 31,061
Dates & Pricing

2021/2022 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 South Orkney 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.
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

    Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, 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 south, 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 in the state-of-the-art on board theatre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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.

    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife, such as penguins, seals, and whales. You could explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. If conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

    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 and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - South Orkney Islands, Antarctica

    The South Orkney Islands is a group of islands that are linked by pack ice that connects to the Weddell Sea. Wind your way through dense ice floes and magnificent tabular icebergs, enjoying the eerie stillness and grandeur. The rocky shores and beaches are home to fur seals and penguins and cliffs make the perfect breeding grounds for pintado petrels and snow petrels. It was here that the explorer James Weddell spotted the seal that now bears his name, the Weddell seal. Listen out for its haunting cry.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At Sea

    Sailing towards South Georgia gives you time to slow to the rhythm of the sea. There will be plenty of time to relax and be entranced by the many seabirds you’ll encounter on your way. You may decide to join the avid whale watchers hoping to get a glimpse of one of these giant mammals, or simply contemplate the vastness of the ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At Sea

    As you head north to back to South America, 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

  17. Day 17 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Isla de Los Estados*

    This mysterious, mountainous island is covered in rich wildlife and inaccessible forest. Revealing the last of the Andes Mountains, Isla de Los Estados is an ecological reserve, with its rugged coastline home to a vibrant population of orca whales, seals, Magellanic penguins, seagulls, and cormorants. Keep your eye out for the famed lighthouse featuring in the adventure novel The Lighthouse at the End of the World.
    *Subject to weather and final approval

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Cruising Cape Horn

    The point where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet, Cape Horn is steeped in maritime history and is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and the southernmost tip of Chile. Weather permitting, our landing on Cape Horn will show the true skill of our Captain, crew, and the Discovery Team. 

    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

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