South Georgia and Antarctica

South Georgia and Antarctica


Grade: T6

Trek across South Georgia exploring the Falkland Islands plus cruise the Antarctic coast.

https://www.adventurepeaks.com/flight-inclusive-or-flight-exclusive/This trip will operate with just 1 person as you will be joining clients from other countries on the voyage and will be looked after by specialist Antarctic guides.

The prices given are lead-in prices based on a triple share cabin with private facilities. Other cabin options availabe at higher prices. Please call us for prices and to check availability

A unique opportunity to combine a fascinating voyage through Antarctic waters aboard a small (54 berth) expedition ship, the Polar Pioneer with an historic trek across the icefields on South Georgia. The journey starts and finishes in Ushuaia, South America’s southernmost city, and takes you across the Drake’s passage to the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula. We make landings wherever possible to explore this fascinating region on foot. We then head north again, visiting Elephant Island and the South Orkney Islands, before reaching South Georgia where you can join an (optional) 2 or 3 day Alpine Crossing of the island – a demanding but very rewarding undertaking. Finally we call in on the Falkland Islands for a couple of days of exploration before returning to Ushuaia..

Throughout the journey you will be able to observe magnificent scenery, learn about the flora, fauna and history of the region from the ship’s guides and lectures.

The 2016 and 2017 departures finish at Port Stanley in the Falklands and from there you fly to either Punta Arenas or Santiago.

Dates & Prices

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Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPrice
South Georgia Alpine Crossing - from £920 £920

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • Estimated International flights from London (flight inclusive package
  • Accommodation - 3 nights hotels, 17 nights on board ship
  • Meals - all inclusive on board, except bar bill
  • Park fees as appropriate
  • All road transfers in country (unless indicated in 'exclusions')
  • Local guides on board
  • All excursions on the ice
  • All camping equipment (excl. personal kit) for the crossing
  • Adventure Peaks kitbag. A logoed top will be substituted for returning and non-UK clients
  • 24hr back-up and support from our UK staff
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop

 

What's Excluded

  • Flights to Ushuaia and from Punta Arenas / Santiago (Land only package)
  • Personal equipment
  • Specialist equipment (can be hired from Adventure Peaks)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Tips for local staff
  • Meals if not indicated in 'exclusions'
  • Visas (if required)

 

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Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
https://partner.globalrescue.com/adventurepeaks/



We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

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