Day by Day Itinerary
© Sergey Frolov
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Depart from home on your independent flightto Buenos Aires.
Thursday, January 27
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Upon arrival, transfer to our centrally-locatedhotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing orenjoy a sightseeing tour. Brunch, welcomedinner, and overnight at our hotel.
Friday, January 28
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia /Board
Early morning transfer to the airport for yourflight to Ushuaia where we have lunch and atour before boarding the
.Set sail for the Falkland Islands this afternoon.
Saturday, January 29
Enjoy a day at sea as we make our way to theFalkland Islands. Lecturers introduce us tothe natural and historical highlights ahead.
Sunday, January 30
Carcass Island / SaundersIsland, Falkland Islands
On Carcass Island we explore gentoo andMagellanic penguin rookeries and walk the beautiful beaches rich with seabirds.On Saunders Island we hope to see gentoo,rockhopper, Magellanic, and king penguins,as well as black-browed albatross.
Monday & Tuesday, January 31 & February 1
Cruising the South Scotia Sea
Our lecturers recap our experiences andprepare us for our visit to South Georgia.On deck, join naturalists in search of seabirdsand marine mammals that flourish in thesenutrient-rich waters.
Wednesday – Friday, February 2 – 4
Flexibility in this area is a must. Many of ourleaders have been to South Georgia numeroustimes and, if the weather is in our favor, wemay want to make a landing before breakfastor even after dinner. We call at some of themany islands, bays, and coves where we can seeoutstanding birdlife and elephant and fur sealsclose at hand. The following is a list of places we plan to visit on South Georgia. Some of them are pending final government approval.
Elsehul Bay –
This beautiful bay is hometo thousands of fur seals as well as macaronipenguins, the most numerous of all penguinspecies. Listen for the high-pitched trumpetingof king penguins amid the magnificent soundsof marine mammals that echo the bay.
Two glaciers flank Salisbury Plain on South Georgia’s north coast.
ROcKHOPPER PENGUINyOUNG ELEPHANT SEALSDEcEPTION ISLAND
© Shirley Metz