From (AUD)$28,305
Days23
This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife. Including photography workshops with Massimo Bassano and videography workshops with Myriam Casper.
Transport — Polar Expedition ship

Itinerary Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle ~ Travel with Marion Bunnik

Itinerary

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Inclusions Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle ~ Travel with Marion Bunnik

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac

Touring

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  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia
  • All cruising on board the polar expedition ship, the m/v Hondius
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)

Accommodation

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  • Onboard accommodation during voyage
  • Cost based on Twin Porthole cabin. Further information and additional cabin options can be found here

Meals

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  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea

Dates & Prices

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  • 24 Feb 21 - 18 Mar 21, Priced from $28,305 per person based on Twin Porthole cabin

Please note: All prices quoted are subject to change based on the USD/AUD exchange rate at time of booking.

 

Some things to note

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Inclusions

  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material

Exclusions

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre and post land arrangements
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals ashore
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided)

Optional Activities

  • A range of optional activities are available to purchase for your Arctic or Antarctic voyage. To view the optional activities that may be available on your voyage, click here.

Please note: Rental gear is available to hire in Ushuaia at the Ushuaia Rental Depot. For full details visit their website here.

Please note: At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.

Please note: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. The on-board expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Itineraries may mention places that require permission to land, which must be granted by the relevant national authorities. Such permission is not granted prior to the publishing of these itineraries. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Average cruising speed of m/v Hondius is 10,5 knots.

Accommodation Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle ~ Travel with Marion Bunnik

Accommodation

m/v Hondius

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Nothing beats a day witnessing the breathtaking icescapes and exotic wildlife of Antarctica, than enjoying it in the comfort and luxury of Oceanwide's specialised Polar cruise ships.

Relax in their large observation lounge, or soak up the vast knowledge of experienced lecturers as they provide a wide range of interactive workshops, exhibitions and performances, designed specifically for the Hondius. You can sail at ease knowing Oceanwide Expeditions put safety and the environment at the forefront of their ship's design. Exceeding the International Maritime Organisation's standards on ice-strengthened ships, while consciously adopting LED lighting, steam heating, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, and state-of-the-art power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels minimal.

With 8 different cabin styles, you can enjoy your own private balcony in a Grand Suite or grab some friends and enjoy a cozy Quadruple Porthole cabin.  With cabins sizes ranging from 27m² to 12m², there's a category to suit everyone.

Oceanwide Expeditions: Cabin types available

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Information Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle ~ Travel with Marion Bunnik

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of a walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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