Sample Itinerary: 14 Nights - Falklands Experience
- 14NTS LAN CONNECTION (RAF flight connection also available)
Arrive at Mount Pleasant International Airport via LAN Chile. meet and greet and transfer overland to Darwin House for 2 nights on full board basis.
Full day trip with driver/guide taking in the battle sights/memorials of Darwin, Goose Green and San Carlos – both Argentine and British cemeteries will be visited, the small museum dedicated to the conflict. This tour is a wonderful insight into the islands conflict and a must even for non-military minded visitors – superb scenery and packed lunch included.
Monday and Tuesday
Internal flight to Saunders Island – 2 nights selfcatering at the Neck Cabin (2 x Quad rooms only) OR the Rookery Cabin (2 x Twin Rooms only) both accommodations have a shared facility. Once transferred to your accommodation you are then left to live with the “locals” as the superb wildlife is right outside your door! No tours required.
Wednesday to Friday
Carcass Island, 3 nights full board on this beautiful island which offers wildlife locations within easy reach of the settlement. The island is easily explored at leisure with the owners offering “drop off” trips as required. Opportunity to take the boat trip across to West Point Island for the day, this can be included in your itinerary or purchased on island directly. The only boat tour across to one of the largest Black-Bowed Albatross and Rockhopper colonies, spectacular scenery and the chance to see dolphin and Whales.
Saturday to Monday
Internal FIGAS flight to Sea Lion Island – 3 nights on a full board basis. Experience varied wildlife within a stone’s throw from the comfortable lodge. An introductory tour with a driver/guide will be included to help familiarise you with the islands layout and wildlife locations. You may explore the wonderful island and wildlife at your leisure.
Tuesday and Wednesday
Internal flight to Bleaker Island for 2 nights on a full board basis. This small and flatter island, offers easy walking to wildlife locations, pond areas and beautiful beaches. Large Imperial cormorant and Rockhopper colony just a few minutes from the newly built, high standard and beautifully located lodge.
Internal FIGAS flight to Stanley. Met by your driver/guide and transfer overland to Volunteer Point our largest King penguin colony – a trip taken in 4 x 4 vehicle passing Johnsons Harbour, stone runs, and finally arriving at the stunning mile long sand beach and point. If you are a party of 4 or less you have the unique opportunity to stay overnight at this superb location at the wardens cottage on a full board basis. Offering you the chance to observe late evening and early morning activity, not possible for larger groups.
Overland transfer to Stanley and your choice of Stanley accommodation. Remainder of day free to explore the small colourful capital. Perhaps visit the excellent museum, walk the sea wall passing memorials and a visit to Christchurch Cathedral and Whalebone arch are some of the favourite sights.
Afternoon - transfer to Mount Pleasant International Airport for your return LAN Chile flight. Pick up time advised night prior to departure.