Falklands and Antarctica in Luxury
Falklands and Antarctica in Luxury 15 days aboard Le Lyrial
During a 15-day cruise to Antarctica, follow in the footsteps of the pioneers who set out to conquer the last territories of the far south. Leaving from Montevideo, you will set sail aboard Le Lyrial on an exclusive itinerary combining two emblematic regions: the Falkland Islands and the unmissable Antarctic Peninsula.
- Outings and shore visits in a Zodiac with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
- Possibility of hikes.
- Landscapes: vast moors dotted with moss and lichen in the Falkland Islands. Chains of snow-covered mountains, lush meadows and numerous glaciers.Drifting icebergs and ice floe in the Peninsula.
- Wildlife: Magellanic penguins and Commerson’s dolphins in the Falkland Islands. Gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins in the Peninsula.
- Port of call at Camarones in Argentina and visit of a penguin colony.
- Full board accommodation on board, including bar/beverage service
- Flight Ushuaia-Buenos Aires
- Transfers between airport and ship
- Zodiac cruises and shore excursions
- Entertainment and expert lecture programme
- Loan of rubber boots
- Expedition parka
ITINERARY14 Nights 15 Days
- Day 1 | Montevideo
- Days 2-3 | At Sea
- Day 4 | Camarones
- Day 5 | At Sea
- Days 6-7 | Falkland Islands
- Day 8 | At Sea
- Day 9 | Elephant Island
- Day 10 | Weddell Sea
- Days 11-12 | Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
- Days 13-14 | Drake Passage
- Day 15 | Ushuaia and Buenos Aires
Perched on the far southern tip of Uruguay , Montevideo is a white city, and one of the loveliest capital cities of South America. Come and admire the beautiful historical remains dating from Spanish rule; you’ll find the most interesting within the Cuidad Vieja, formerly fortified, its old town dates from the 18th century. The best preserved are the cathedral and the former governmental palace of the Cabildo, both listed historical monuments. In the crook of a vast blue bay, the city is also blessed with beautiful beaches.
The fascinating Bahia Camarones is a picturesque village with a population of around 1,000, originally devoted to wool production. The Natural Protected Area Cabo Dos Bahías is the largest Magellanic Penguin's Rookery in the area and was created to preserve land and sea areas along with its flora and fauna, and simultaneously, to provide a recreational and educational space to those who visit it.
The cape concentrates an important colony of Magellanic Penguins of about 30,000 pairs during the breeding season, along with foxes, rheas, Patagonian hares, guanacos and skunks which wildlife lovers can enjoy in a photographic safari. A short trek among well marked and interpreted paths lead to the shore framed by the amazing geological scenery. Cabo Dos Bahías is a unique and incomparable place, where nature has settled leaving an imaginary window so as to appreciate the miracle of wild life in the cold latitudes of Patagonia.
Plan to visit Saunders and West Point Islands to view spectacular birdlife. Then carry on to Barren Island before setting sail across the Southern Ocean
Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Plan to sail south to Cuverville Island and Cierva Cove and then Deception and Half Moon Islands in the South Shetlands
Ushuaia and Buenos Aires
Disembark and transfer to airport for flight to Buenos Aires
What Our Customers
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We had the time of our lives on board ship...if anybody wants to go to Antarctica, we will certainly advise to go with you.
Huge congratulations to you and all the team for the perfect organisation throughout the trip. From the early planning to the last transfer, everything went without a hitch.
Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
The adventure really was a 'trip of a lifetime' and we are so glad we tagged an extra day in Buenos Aires at either end and that we went Premium Economy, it made all the difference. The ship Sea Explorer was exactly as Simon had described and was very comfortable. South Georgia was the highlight but we were surprised how much wildlife there was to see on the Falklands and we might well book one of your nature trips to the Falklands in the future.
I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.
• I wanted to send you a quick thank you email. We had a fantastic trip, the boat, staff, scenery, itinerary, and pretty much everything else was incredible! Thank you so much for arranging the cabin upgrade, we were delighted to have our own room! We had a really brilliant time, and wanted to say thanks so much for being so helpful throughout, we're lucky to have found you.
We had a very special experience organized by you in Feb, especially the wedding in Antarctica and our stay in Patagonia. Thank you.
Many thanks for all you help with our polar trip which exceeded all expectations. We will certainly recommend your company and seriously consider yourselves for future trips.
I just want to thank you for all your help with my Ross Sea trip. It was really the trip of a lifetime & the ship & crew were excellent.
Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.
I'm sure you get plenty of compliments, but I just want to follow up telling you what a great time we had on the MS Expedition Antarctica Classic cruise. We were very pleased with all of the staff, on the ground and on the ship. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. We greatly appreciated their experience and expertise. Their very careful attention to all of the environmental rules and precautions should also be lauded. Thank you for all of your service and attention. If we're planning on one of the other regions that you serve, we'll definitely be in touch!!
We would like to thank you with all our heart for our fabulous trip. It was amazing. Everything was perfect. I recommend Antarctica and South America to everybody. Doing business with you was also a great experience. You are the best travel agent I ever met. I hope to have the chance to do business with you again in the future.
We've just got back from out trip to Patagonia and the Antarctic and want to say a big thank you to all of you at Wildfoot but specifically you, Tina and Sara, for organising our trip and sorting out all my queries before we went. You've all been thoroughly professional - and friendly with it. I always get concerned that hotels won't have received the booking, the air e-tickets won't be recognised or luggage ends up somewhere other that where we are, but I didn't need to worry as everything was well planned in advance and the various elements, air travel, two cruises, hotels etc, fitted seamlessly. You can take this as a 10 out of 10 satisfaction rating and recommendation for your company. You will certainly be my 'go to' provider if we ever do anything similar in the future. Thanks once again for our trip of a lifetime.
I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for your help with my trip. It was the best two weeks of my life! MS Expedition was amazing – their itinerary, their crew, their spirit. It was truly exceptional.One of the best things was how they arranged the rooms, I just had the best roommates and that really made a big difference to the trip. We got to see some fast ice and got out to walk on it – literally walking on the frozen sea. Amazing! I am saving for my next trip and I would not dream of going with anyone but you guys again. Good work! A dream very much come true.
I hope you’re well. I wanted to drop you a line to say we are back from Antarctica and had a wonderful time with Ponant. The trip exceeded our expectations in every respect, and I haven’t yet found enough superlatives to describe it to friends! Antarctica was breathtaking (as you know), and we loved pretty-much everything about Ponant. It was the perfect fit for us and I’m very grateful to you for taking the time to help with the booking. Having read the nightmares that Silversea have been having with the Silver Cloud, we felt lucky to be onboard Le Lyrial. Of course the only downside of a trip like this is we want to go back - best start saving now! Thanks again for all of your help and support with the booking process. Ponant was exactly as you described it. We have our eye on a couple of other cruises with them so I might be in touch soon.
Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and all your staff for making this an epic adventure of immense proportions. Everything went smoothly, pickups, hotels and most of all the expedition itself. Truly a mind blowing experience unlike any I have ever taken.
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