Antarctica, South Georgia & Patagonia - cruise & land journey

26 Days
El Calafate to Buenos Aires
From (CAD)
$ 47,995
Dates & Pricing

2022 El Calafate > Buenos Aires

Peek into untold wonders

Spectacularly located at the foothills of Mount Fitz Roy in Argentinean Patagonia, El Chaltén has been used as a base by explorers of the mountains and landscapes that have turned this area into a favourite destination among nature lovers.
View countless wildlife, such as condors and huemules, the Andean fox, and even the elusive puma. Surround yourself with native forests, follow the trails and amazing natural lagoons, watch the glaciers in wonder and experience the Southern Patagonian Ice field, the world’s third largest freshwater reserve after Antarctica and Greenland. Amidst the Argentinean Patagonia, this natural rock, mountain, and ice amphitheater offers countless territories to be explored. This itinerary is at the perfect pace to relax and explore this destination before or after cruising in all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse. Summer comes to Antarctica and South Georgia like a revelation. Arrive as the breeding cycle reaches its peak. Chicks become juveniles and seal pups thrill with mock charges. In March, there are staggering numbers of whales, seals, birds and penguins on display as they prepare for the cooler months.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OST2
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
El Calafate
Return City:
Buenos Aires

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - El Calafate > El Chaltén, Argentina

    Upon arrival into El Calafate transfer to El Chaltén. Meet your Tour Director and drive deep into Argentina’s Patagonia and reach your luxurious retreat, located amidst a private natural reserve with views to the Electric Valley and the Marconi Glacier, the perfect base for a four night Special Stay. Settle into your tastefully appointed room, with sweeping views and enjoy a range of included excursions each day, complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Patagonian specialities.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - El Chaltén

    Your exciting adventure into one of the most spectacular national parks in the world begins. The explorations at El Chaltén are as varied as the surroundings. The area’s geography offers towering mountains and different landscapes open for exploration through treks, ice hikes, and even rock climbing, depending on your preferences.

    Freechoice

    Over the next three days, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Each evening, relax in the lounge and take in the magnificent views. Join your Tour Director on your final evening for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - El Chaltén

    Continue to explore one of the most spectacular national parks in the world. There are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - El Chaltén

    Continue to explore one of the most spectacular national parks in the world. There are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - El Chaltén > El Calafate

    This afternoon, travel to El Calafate for your relaxing three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - El Calafate

    Established in 1937 as a national park, the World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park is sure to be a highlight. Cruise close to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, then walk along the boardwalk for views across the top of the impressive 250 square kilometre glacier before enjoying a hike directly on the ice. Join your Tour Director for a delicious welcome dinner this evening.

    Sundowners

    Toast your day in this natural wonderland framed by the spectacular backdrop of Perito Moreno Glacier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - El Calafate

    Discover the traditional way of life on an estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside, surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and lakes of great natural beauty.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - El Calafate > Ushuaia

    Travel to El Calafate airport and continue your journey 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

  9. Day 9 - At sea

    Make yourself at home on board Scenic Eclipse and immerse yourself into the limitless luxury. As you cruise south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on the deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. They will present lectures on the history and geology of the Falkland Islands and the Southern Ocean in the state-of-the-art on board theatre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Falkland Islands

    Remote and sparsely populated, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife lover’s 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. Visit the very British capital, Stanley and its small but thriving community.
    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

  11. Day 11 - Falkland Islands

    Continue to explore the Falkland Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  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 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - 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

  25. Day 25 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - 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.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Sundowners event
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

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