Falkland Islands Holidays
Island Hopping Tour
8 Night Itinerary from £896
Private Individual Tour
This far-flung archipellago of rocky, windswept islands in the South Atlantic is home to a huge variety of wildlife including Sea Lions, Albatrosses and Penguins. British heritage is visible in the islands, towns and people
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- Our definitive tour across the far-flung archipelago of islands in the South Atlantic
- Start on Sea Lion Island, staying close to abundant wildlife and white sand beaches
- Continue to Pebble Island, covered in moorland with wading birds and war debris
- Enjoy 2 nights on picturesque Carcass Island for fantastic birdwatching opportunities
- Finish at Stanley to see Magellanic penguins and visit the Falkland Islands Museum
This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.
Sea Lion Island - 2 Nights
Days 1-2 - Sea Lion Island Nature Reserve
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Sea Lion Island Nature Reserve
Arrive at Mount Pleasant airport to connect with the small aircraft flight to Sea Lion Island Nature Reserve, where we stay for 2 nights at the Sea Lion Lodge on a full board basis. Rest of the day at leisure.
Explore Sea Lion Island
Sea Lion Island is totally environmentally friendly with no introduced livestock for over 10 years and all fences removed to encourage the indigenous wildlife to roam freely. As such, an abundance of wildlife can be seen within easy walking distance from the lodge, including elephant seals which often bask on the white sandy beach near the lodge. Explore the deserted beaches or take an optional 4 x 4 tour with the resident guide.
With only 5 staff at the lodge, you can expect to have the entire island to yourself.
Pebble Island - 2 Nights
Days 3-4 - Pebble Island
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Today we fly to Pebble island, one of the larger islands, covered in moorland with wading birds, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs. Transfer to Pebble Island Lodge, a converted farm manager’s house and warm comfortable base to explore the wildlife and history of the island. We stay for 2 nights.
Explore Pebble Island
Pebble Island is named after the unusual, translucent semi-precious pebbles found on the beaches. Located in the north-west of the Falklands’ group, Pebble Island offers visitors huge variety of birdlife, great hiking opportunities and fascinating war history.
Spectacular Elephant Beach is the longest beach in the Falklands at 6.4km (4 miles) long. The eastern end of the island is heathland with low cliffs and a large number of ponds. These are home to waterfowl and wading-birds including one of the largest concentrations of black-necked swans and occasional sightings of red shoveler and cinnamon teal. Black-crowned night-herons, imperial cormorants, rockhopper, gentoo and Magellanic penguins inhabit the coast. Peregrine falcons have been recorded. The Falkland fritillary butterfly occurs the heathlands whilst sea lions are found on Cape Tamar.
The western end is hilly, with three main peaks. First Mountain is the highest at 277 metres (909 feet), Middle Peak is 214 metres (704 feet) and Marble Mountain 237 metres (779 feet). This small chain makes an excellent walking route, in one or both directions depending on your level of fitness and how much you want to take in. To the north of the hills is a beautiful coastline with four species of penguin. Macaroni penguins can be found amongst the rockhoppers. Gentoo and Magellanic penguins are here, along with southern giant petrels. Commerson’s dolphins are regular visitors to the shore.
For those interested in military history, an SAS raid took place on Pebble Island in 1982 to attack an Argentine airfield. This is commemorated by a small cairn. Memorials are also here for the HMS Coventry and an Argentine Learjet hit by a missile.
Optional excursions in 4x4 vehicles give ample opportunity to view the the spectacular scenery or you can easily explore at your own pace.
Carcass island - 2 Nights
Days 5-6 - Carcass Island
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Fly to Carcass Island
Fly to Carcass Island, one of the most picturesque in the Falklands. Transfer to Carcass Island House, a farmhouse with comfortable accommodation with a friendly atmosphere, where we stay for 2 nights. Rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps help out with a few farm tasks!
Explore Carcass Island
Carcass Island is an absolute delight and easy to explore at your own pace. Named after a ship, HMS Carcass, the island is perfectly sized for exploration with rocky ridges and steep hills to tempt the intrepid walker, gentle slopes and stunning beaches for those who prefer a sociable stroll.
There is much birdlife and marine wildlife to observe. The island is home to songbirds, waterfowl, penguins and elephant seals. Sea lions and dolphins are often seen. Fur seals can occasionally be found in the tall tussac grass. Southern caracara perch around the settlement, the endemic Cobb’s wren is easy to spot hopping along the shore, long-tailed meadowlarks regale you with song and you will not miss the tussac bird. Penguins are here too, Magellanic burrows are close the settlement and gentoo are further afield.
Great walks from the settlement are in all directions. Choose from a quick but strenuous hike up nearby Stanley Hill or a longer ramble to the lovely Leopard Beach. Mount Byng is the highest point at 213 metres (700 feet) and has fantastic views. Continue to Elephant Flats to find the elephant seals.
Stanley - 2 Nights
Days 7-8 - Stanley
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Fly to Stanley and tour
Fly to Stanley, where we stay for one night at your chosen hotel.
In the afternoon, enjoy an included guided tour of this small, remote yet very historiH capital city. We will visit the Falkland Islands Museum, Christ Church Cathedral (the world's most southerly Anglican Cathedral), the Dockyard Museum, as well as seeing a colony of Magellanic Penguins at nearby Gypsy Cove.
Our guide will also show you The Governor’s residence, workplace and beautifully-kept gardens at Government house. In this area, memorials also feature along the seafront commemorating the Battle of the Falklands, World War II, the 1982 conflict and a special monument for the Royal Marines.
Transfer to airport for your onward travels
Transfer to Mount Pleasant Airport for your onward flight.
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