For those seeking the adventure of a lifetime to the White Continent and surrounding regions, Lindblad Expeditions is offering a 24-day trip to Antarctica South Georgia and the Falkland Islands that will include free airfare for the November 7, 2013 departure (based on round-trip economy group flights Miami/Buenos Aires) * for those who book by March, 31, 2013.
As part of this journey, we will have the opportunity to spend two days in the Falkland Islands.
An archipelago comprised of more than 700 individual islands, the Falklands are home to the largest albatross colony in the world, thousands of Gentoo, Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins and herds of sea lions and elephant seals. In addition to getting up close with the wildlife, we will also have the opportunity to go ashore and experience the capital of the Falklands – Stanley — where we can walk along the white sandy beaches, relax in one of the local pubs, or learn about the history of this port city.
The itinerary also includes a stop at South Georgia Island, four days in Antarctica and several days at sea aboard the National Geographic Explorer . This state-of-the-art expedition ship is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel making it possible to navigate polar passages while also providing exceptional comfort. It also carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft that allow passengers to get up close and experience the region firsthand. While aboard the ship, we will enjoy international cuisine with a local flair as well as a host of amenities including a fitness center and spa.
There are also numerous lectures led by specialists so that we can learn about the region and its unique wildlife, and every voyage aboard National Geographic Explorer is accompanied by a National Geographic photographer. Take advantage of an exclusive onboard documentary film workshop, taught by award-winning National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Cotton Coulson and David Wright. We may also learn how to capture our expedition experience on video, to edit it, and ultimately, to create a highly personal documentary to share with friends and family.
Rates for the 24-day journey start at $20,740 per person based on double occupancy. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.expeditions.com or call 1.800.EXPEDITION (1-800-397-3348).
For more information on the Falkland Islands, visit www.falklandislands.com
“All the animals and land throughout the planet are held in trust by us. We have no right to destroy or change this heritage so that it becomes unrecognizable. We have a duty to pass the planet along to future generations in as unspoiled a way as possible. This requires intelligence, foresight, understanding and creative effort.” - Lars-Eric Lindblad from his book Passport to Anywhere