Located 300 miles from the coast of Argentina
with vast open spaces and pristine beaches,
the Falkland Islands are home to a fascinating
array of animal and plant life. In this unpolluted
environment in the South Atlantic, visitors can
encounter five species of penguin as well as
elephant seal, sea lion and a host of southern
ocean bird species. Discover the interesting
and often turbulent history of the Falklands
on a journey to these welcoming islands.
The Falklands can be visited as a part of an
Antarctic voyage or accessed on its own, either
flying from Santiago or Punta Arenas in Chile
or on a direct charter flight from RAF Brize
Norton in Oxfordshire. Accommodation is in
small hotels and lodges, and travel is by land
and small aircraft with the Falkland Islands
Government Air Service (FIGAS), providing
excellent views of the coastline.
Fly with LAN from Chile to Mount
Pleasant on the Falkland Islands. Stay 1 night
at Darwin House Lodge. (N)
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. (B, L, D)
Fly to Sea Lion Island, the most southerly of the inhabited Falkland Islands, for 2 nights at the Sea Lion Lodge. Take self guided walks to see amazing wild scenery, long sandy beaches and view wildlife, including the endangered striated caracara, Antarctic skua, and elephant seals. (B, L, D)
Alternatively, fly to picturesque Carcass Island in the northwest of the Falklands archipelago and stay for 2 nights at Carcass Cottage. The rolling hills and low cliffs here are superb platforms from which to view the multitude of sea and shore birds, including penguins, endangered striated caracara and pintail and steamer ducks, as well as elephant seals. It is possible to arrange an optional day trip by boat to nearby West Point Island to see the colony of black-browed albatross (subject to weather conditions). (B, L, D)
Fly to Stanley, the small capital of the Falkland Islands, 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. (B)
Fly back to Santiago and continue your trip. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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 the UK to Chile and on to Mount Pleasant, 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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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FIE2019: 7 Nights