Book select departures of these voyages: Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent; Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands; South Georgia and the Falklands; Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands & Iceland; Exploring the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land & the Kara Sea; Along the Ring of Fire: Kamchatka, Kuril Island & Hokkaido; Iceland & Greenland: Edge of the Arctic; Wild Greenland Escape in combination for travel between January 2022 - March 2023 and receive 20% off your second departure.
Antarctica may be at the end of the Earth, but we’ve been bringing guests here for decades— safely sharing all the wonders of this vast land and sea. Join us to experience the thrill of crunching through the sea ice aboard our fleet of three state-of-the-art expedition ships to see scores of penguins and whales. People come for the wildlife but fall in love with the ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And you’ll get a front seat to the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration. Armed with a flexible itinerary that allows us to go where conditions are best and wildlife is most active, we’ll experience all the splendor of Antarctica. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks. Watch whales play off the bow; glide around enormous icebergs in Zodiacs; photograph penguin colonies with a National Geographic photographer; and hike, kayak, and even possibly cross-country ski in complete tranquility.
Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists celebrating Lindblad’s 50-plus years of expedition heritage
Hike on magnificent mountains and see huge glaciers, plus observe thousands of penguins: gentoos, Adelie, and chinstrap
Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby
Zodiac cruise in ice-choked channels and land on distant shores to explore on foot
Early November departures offer the possibility to cross-country ski or snowshoe across the frozen sea ice, conditions permitting
You’ll get out on adventures every day we’re in Antarctica, sometimes twice a day—to walk ashore, kayak or Zodiac cruise among icebergs. Make the expedition as active as you choose, and each day join a different naturalist for more viewpoints. Plus, get top shots with the help of a National Geographic photographer.
Certain offers may be combinable, up to two savings opportunities, except where noted otherwise. For example, travel with a group of 8 or more on back-to-back expeditions, and take advantage of both savings.
BRINGING THE KIDS
We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So take $500 off for each child under the age of 18.
Save 10% on any consecutive journeys taken on board one of our expedition ships. This savings is applicable on voyage fares only, and are not valid on extensions or airfare.
FREE AIR ON SELECT DATES
Book by February 28, 2022, on select departures for free economy group airfare between Miami/Buenos Aires (or Santiago). Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability.
EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS
Book 2023 departures and get 2022 rates if booked by January 31, 2022. Valid for new bookings on departures on Lindblad-National Geographic ships, Delfin II, and The Jahan made by Jan. 31, 2022, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Call for details.
TRAVELING AS A GROUP
Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. This savings is applicable to voyage fares only, and is not valid on extensions or airfare. Deposit, final payments, and cancellation policies for group travel vary from our regular policies.
POLAR OFFER: TRAVEL TO BOTH POLES & SAVE!
Book select departures of these voyages: Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent; Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands; South Georgia and the Falklands; Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands & Iceland; Exploring the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land & the Kara Sea; Along the Ring of Fire: Kamchatka, Kuril Island & Hokkaido; Iceland & Greenland: Edge of the Arctic; Wild Greenland Escape in combination for travel between January 2022 - March 2023 and receive 20% off your second departure. Valid for new bookings made by March 31, 2022, subject to availability on select departures, not applicable on extensions or 4th Guest Travels Free offer. Call for details.
Iguazú Falls Post Voyage Extension for Explorer and Endurance
Iguazú Falls Post Voyage Extension for Explorer and Endurance
$3,170 per person
Taller than Niagara, Iguazú Falls is also twice as wide, with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly 2 miles of the Iguazú River. Situated in Iguazú National Park in northeastern Argentina, this natural sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage site owing to its beautiful landscapes and subtropical forest, with 450 species of birds, including toucans and parrots, and butterflies, orchids, and endangered jaguars.
Note: On select National Geographic Endurance departures this may run as a pre-voyage extension. Please call for details.
Land, ho! Today is the last day of our fantastic exploration of the Antarctic aboard National Geographic Explorer . We spent most of the day heading nearly due north across the infamous Drake Passage. Our passage was relatively calm with moderate winds and seas. In the early afternoon, we caught our first glimpse of land since leaving Antarctica a few days ago. The southernmost point of South America is the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, which marks where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet. Cape Horn, part of Tierra del Fuego, marked an important point along the clipper route for trading ships in years past. As the afternoon progressed, we entered the Beagle Channel and headed west towards the port of Ushuaia, located on the southern end of Argentine Patagonia. The Beagle Channel provided us with protection from the Southern Ocean’s swells, but it also offered us a distant view of trees, plants and soaring seabirds. Some guests even commented that they could smell vegetation on the nearby shorelines. After a recap, we passed by National Geographic Resolution as it sailed out for a new voyage. Throughout the day, we enjoyed a variety of dynamic presentations given by the naturalist in the lounge. Some of the topics included climate change, marine mammal acoustics and plastic in the oceans. These topics gave us food for thought as we continued our journey back home. At our evening recap, Captain Yuri introduced some of the ship’s officers. In addition, we received a warm farewell from our captain who wished us “fair winds and following seas.” It has been a memorable voyage full of unique and frequent wildlife sightings, fantastic landscapes and varied weather. On behalf of all of the officers, crew and staff, it has been a true pleasure to explore with all of our guests, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
As National Geographic Explorer navigates north, we leave glaciers, snowy peaks and penguin processions in our wake. We cringe against biting winds as we squint to see through the homogenous fog that hovers over nearly freezing, turbulent seas. We are delighted at the sight of a light-mantled sooty albatross alongside us. Not only does this magnificent bird break up the monotony of the horizon, it is also a wonderful reminder. We are still immersed in the waters that define the White Continent this morning, and we know we have not yet left Antarctica. As we transitioned within the Antarctic Convergence and crossed the Polar Front—the boundary waters and gradient that mark the edge of the Southern Ocean—pintado and giant petrels joined the albatross. It seemed the albatross was passing the torch to the pintado and the giant petrels, naming them as escorts for the final leg of our journey. We spent the afternoon reflecting on our expedition by sharing stories, images and deeper insights. We encountered so many wild, historical and natural wonders during our time on the Antarctic Peninsula through a series of presentations by natural history staff, as well as through conversations with travel companions and new friends over coffee, tea and delicious food! As the light waned, we toasted to a shared experience that has and will continue to shape our perspectives on the value of this remote landscape. Tomorrow, on our final day together, we will contemplate what we can do to conserve this land to which we are inherently connected…
Today was the last full day of the expedition. In the morning, we finished crossing the Drake Passage. The passage was unusually quiet yesterday, but the waves grew bigger today, closer to their normal size in the Drake. In the late morning, Lucho, our expedition leader, announced that National Geographic Resolution was quietly drifting close to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the Americas. For the first time in many days, we saw gently rolling mountains. What a contrast to the dramatic cliffs of Antarctica! Later, while passing through Beagle Channel, we enjoyed viewing the vertical zonation of the mountains with forests covering the lower slopes, alpine vegetation on mid-slopes and sparkling snow on the summits. We enjoyed excellent presentations today. In the morning, Tua Pittman, Cultural Navigator on the ship, presented, “Discovering Antarctica: The Polynesian Way.” After lunch, guests had the opportunity to learn about the operational capacity and design of National Geographic Resolution , presented by our captain, Martin Graser. The final presentation of the day introduced us to fieldwork of the British Antarctic Survey, presented by naturalist John Pailthorpe. In the evening, our ship arrived in Ushuaia and expertly moved into berth alongside the dock.
We couldn’t believe our luck—another calm Drake crossing for us! We were sad to say farewell to the icy continent, but it was nice to have time aboard beautiful National Geographic Resolution today to enjoy everything she has to offer. We learned more about our expedition from various lectures and watched Southern Ocean seabirds dart gracefully amongst the waves. However, the true highlight of the day was the crew show! There were outstanding vocalists, magicians, dancers and more. Guests enjoyed connecting with the people who work hard to make their time aboard National Geographic Resolution so comfortable and special. The band was the highlight of the crew show! Meet the Boat Garage Rockers! Mark, drummer Mark lives in Manila and is new to the National Geographic Lindblad Expeditions team. He is a self-taught drummer, and his main motivation for learning to play was his desire to be part of the band! He likes working on National Geographic Resolution because the team feels like family. This is Mark’s first season in Antarctica, and he said the experience has been very special. Roque, bass Roque has been playing the bass since 2010 and played in the band aboard the National Geographic Orion before getting offered a new position running the Zodiac garage aboard National Geographic Resolution . He was happy to start a band on this beautiful new ship! When Roque is home in Manila, he enjoys spending time with his three sons and riding around outdoors on his motor scooter. He said his favorite place that he traveled was Jerusalem because it was very spiritually moving. Jamie, lead guitar Jamie learned to play the guitar in grade 6 when his dad left out some cords and sheet music for Jamie to use. He also likes to sing and play the ukulele, and he sings the best version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” that you’ll ever hear! Jamie previously worked as a mixologist and enjoys creating new cocktails; he will soon be joining the bar team on National Geographic Resolution . When he’s home in Laguna, Jamie likes going for long bike rides and working on his popular YouTube channel, Dokumentador. JR, lead singer JR is new to being a band singer, but he has always enjoyed karaoke! He really likes the other members of the band, who inspired him to transfer his singing skills from karaoke to the big stage. JR spends his free time riding his motorcycle. He said that visiting Norway for his shipyard contract was a major life highlight for him. Thank you, Boat Garage Rockers, for an amazing evening and good tunes! Keep rocking on!
Another big day today! Morning starts quite early, in the middle of the night almost anywhere else, but it’s not very dark here when we heard the PA announcement: “Orcas! Killer whales, all around the ship.” These are smallish Type B killer whales and there are many of them. They hunt penguins and fish, and do not attack other whales in the area, such as minkes and humpbacks. After breakfast we are at Booth Island. Lots of penguins, both gentoo and chinstraps breed here. Plus, there is snow with nice handmade paths and a hike. The hike is to the top of a hill with an almost 360° view. At the top is a rock cairn with a wooden pillar, like a huge street sign, commemorating the first French expedition led by Jean-Baptiste Charcot that wintered here in 1904. We also found a healthy and diverse community of lichens. After kayaking, we have lunch as National Geographic Explorer transits the Lemaire Channel from north to south. It is a narrow waterway with steep snowy cliffs on either side, one of the most beautiful passages in the peninsula. There is much ice in the channel, but our ship nicely skims through the ice. The sun is out in full force and the world is a festival of sparkles. South of the channel, there is broken pack ice, including floes. These are flat puzzle-pieces with the imprints of penguins and seals. Some of the imprint makers are still here, lazing seals and inquisitive penguins. What is next on this beautiful day? A BBQ on deck with grilled sausages and cold beer, camaraderie and incredible scenery.