7 or 14 Nights - Off The Beaten Track
This tour is very different from the other tours provided. See a rare glimpse into the Falklands way of life, the amazing wildlife and stunning landscapes of mainland West Falkland on this 4x4 vehicle adventure. The tour involves being a driving passenger around the West mainland, both on and off road. Remember off road in the Falklands means completely off road, not even a grass track in some cases.
Iternery example shown 14 nights
Landing at Mount Pleasant Airport (the Military Base of the Islands) therefore the start of your tour and the central point of the compass. You will first travel to Darwin for two days, an introduction to the wonderful Flora and Fauna of the Islands, with a full day tour of the area. You will then be transfered to the WEST where you will spend your time exploring the parts of the mainline that not many tourists have had the fourtune to experience. At the end of the tour on the WEST you will be flown to Stanley, the capital of the Falklands. Again everything is within easy walking distance, or alternatively we can arrange a city tour. The Museum is a place definitely worth a visit.
Upon arrival at Mount Pleasant Airport, via LAN Chile or direct from the UK via the RAF, you will be personally met and greeted then transferred overland to the Darwin settlement for 2 night`s on a full board basis. at Darwin House, an excellent Lodge on the waterfront with beautiful surroundings, and a perfect to start to any Falklands Itinarary.
Enjoy a full day excursion with your driver/guide, You have a choice of tours: History or Battlefield, including various memorials, Goose Green, Bodie Creek Suspension Bridge. Also see San Carlos, the site of the British Cemetery and small museum dedicated to the 1982 conflict.
Either transfer to New Haven to take the ferry to West Falkland or internal flight to Port Howard. If you happen to take the ferry you will be greeted by many dolphins that follow on in the harbour and race with the boat.
Collect by your driver/host/guide who will be driving and looking after you for the next few days. Overnight at Hill Cove for 2 night`s on a full board basis.
Full day overland in 4 x 4 vehicle with driver/guide to Dunbar – Grave Cove, this is the only location where the Black-browed Albatross breed on the mainland in the Falklands. Also Rockhopper and Gentoo penguins breed in the area along with Rock Shags. Food for the day provided.
Transfer onward to Shallow Bay – tour to West lagoons Pond. Overnight Shallow Bay accommodation which is a beautiful stone house. Full board provided.
Heading off to Fox Bay area to Black Shanty house for 2 night`s full board, this has been recently refurbished and is located in the village of Fox Bay. Several locations on the way, Nature reserve, Hawks Nest Pond.
Tour again this day, all of your choice really – choose from fishing, trip to Spring Point or Dunnose Head – all the options can be discussed as you go really and choose which ever suites your interest.
A little further south now to Port Edgar – overnight on a full board basis. Tour to the coast with high cliffs and beautiful sand beach. Wildlife can be seen all along the coast.
Final stop of the tour on the West Island, you will arrive the most southerly part of West Falkland – Port Stephens. 3 night`s full board.
Full day tour to see the Three Crowns where the only herd of Reindeer can sometimes be seen - also to visit the old sealing station at Albermale, here you will see Elephant seals.
Partly walking tour to the unusual rock formation called Indian Village, Wood Cove and Stephen Peak.
Full day overland tour to Volunteer Point with your driver/guide – breeding King, Gentoo and Magellanic penguins. Packed lunch will be needed for this day (not included)
Free day of leisure to explore the small capital, visit the Memorial Wood, Museum, the many memorials or Gypsy Cove, Surf bay, Pembroke area.
Transfer overland by bus to the international airport at Mount Pleasant for your departure flight on LAN airlines. Your pick up time will be notified the night prior to your departure.
Included in the Itinerary:
- Meet & Greet at Airport
- Full board accommodation Darwin
- All meals are supplied during the tour on the West
- Stanley Hotel including bed & breakfast
- All Internal (FIGAS flights)
- 20kg total luggage allowance on FIGAS flights
- Excursions as Detailed Including a packed lunch
- Tickets to the Museum
Not Included in the itinerary:
- International flights
- Drinks, Internet access & items of a personal nature
- Departure tax of £22
- Personal Travel Insurance
Combine the visit with other South American Countries, Ascension Island or many cruises drop anchor at the Falklands