Day 1: Fly with LAN from Chile to Mount
Pleasant on the Falkland Islands. Stay 1 night
at the Malvina House hotel in the small capital
Days 2 & 3: Fly to Bleaker Island and stay 2 nights at Cobb's Cottage. This long and thin island is privately owned and run as an organic sheep and cattle farm. Take easy walks along the sandy beaches to see elephant seals, sea lions and abundant birdlife including Magellanic, rockhopper and gentoo penguins, imperial cormorants, white-tufted and silvery grebes and rare flying steamer ducks.
Days 4 & 5: Fly to Sea Lion Island, the most
southerly of the inhabited Falkland Islands, for
2 nights at the Sea Lion Lodge. Self guided
walks to see amazing scenery and view wildlife, including the endangered striated
caracara, Antarctic skua, and elephant seal.
Days 6 – 8: Fly to Stanley for 2 nights at the
Malvina House hotel. Take a full day excursion
to Volunteer Point to see the colony of king
penguins, the second largest penguin species,
before you depart.
Note: Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and may vary according to time of year. Price includes return flights from Santiago de Chile to Mount Pleasant.
Combinations or alternatives: This is a suggested itinerary, which can be further tailored to suit your individual needs, and can be combined with an exploration of Chile and other countries South America. The Falklands can be accessed on its own via scheduled flights from Chile or on a direct charter from RAF Brize Norton in the UK. Please inquire for details and prices. The Falkland Islands can also be visited on selected cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula. Please refer to the Polar section of our website for further details.