Sample Itinerary: 7 Nights - Wildlife Option 2
- 7NTS LAN CONNECTION (RAF flight connection also available)
Arrive Mount Pleasant International Airport via LAN. Met by Falkland Islands Holidays representative and transfer overland to Darwin/Goose Green settlement for overnight stay at Darwin House, a most comfortable lodge located by the sheltered waters of Choiseul Sound an excellent start to any Falklands holiday! Alternatively you may wish to spend your first night in Stanley which can also be arranged if preferred.
Sunday & Monday
Internal FIGAS (Falkland Islands Government Air Service) flight to Saunders Island. Meet and transfer to a choice of locations the NECK cabin or the ROOKERY cabin for 2nts on a self-catering basis. Both locations offer some of the Falklands prime Black-Browed Albatross colonies and at the Rookery, the chance to see a natural shower facility for the superb Rockhopper colony. Fantastic photography opportunity!
All flight times on FIGAS will be notified the day prior to departure. Baggage allowance on FIGAS is 20kg per person. Excess is charged at £1.20 per kilo per flight and is payable locally.
Tuesday & Wednesday
Transfer to airstrip for your internal FIGAS flight Carcass Island. Meet and transfer to the main house for 2nts accommodation on a full board basis. During your time on Carcass you may explore at leisure including walks to such locations as Leopard Beach and Stanley Hill both scenic and offering an array of wildlife and photographic opportunities.
A full day tour to West Point Island can be arranged at an additional cost. Take to the seas on "Condor" for approximately 1 hours crossing. Explore Devil's Nose, where Black Browed Albatross and Rockhopper can been seen, explore Mount Ararat and if weather is favourable it may be possible to circumnavigate the island. The trip will last approximately 8 hours "smoko" and a packed lunch are provided.
Internal FIGAS flight to stanley. Meet and transfer to Malvina House Hotel for 2nts accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis. Remainder of day free to explore the small capital of Stanley. Perhaps visit the small museum, Christchurch cathedral, whalebone arch and walk along the seafront taking in the various monuments and sites.
Full day excursion with your driver/guide to Volunteer Point. Travelling overland in 4 x 4 vehicles passing Johnsons Harbour you will arrive at Volunteer Beach where our largest colony of breeding King Penguins, will be seen along with Gentoo and Magellanic. A packed lunch included ALTERNATIVES A choice of other wildlife locations or battle site tours are also available if required.
Transfer overland to Mount Pleasant Airport for your return LAN flight. Pick up time for this transfer will be advised the night prior to departure.
Please note a departure tax of £22 per person is payable to Immigration at Mount Pleasant prior to boarding. Cash only - £ Sterling, Euro or US$ is accepted.