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Falkland Islands Holidays

Patagonia and Stanley Tour

16 Night Itinerary from £5,9405,931$7,316

Private Individual Tour

 

The Saturday flight to Stanley from Punta Arenas enables you to combine Patagonia's famous Torres del Paine National Park with 7 nights exploration in the Falkland Islands.

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Travel Highlights>

  • Departing on Sundays from the UK
  • Admire the views of Santiago, backed by the powerful Andes mountains
  • Optional excursion to colourful port city of Valparaiso
  • Hike past towering snow-capped peaks and glistening glaciers in Torres del Paine
  • Spend 7 nights exploring the history and nature of The Falkland Islands
  • Tour the capital Stanley with an expert guide
  • Stay 2 nights on Sea Lion Island and Pebble Island
  • Admire the stunning bird life, including many colonies of penguins 
  • Discover the rich history of the Islands, visiting the major sites

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.

Patagonia and Stanley Tour
Tour Itinerary

Santiago de Chile - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Depart from UK to Santiago de Chile

Day 2 - Arrive in Santiago de Chile

Day 3 - City Tour

Day 1

Depart from UK to Santiago de Chile

Depart on an overnight flight from the UK to Santiago de Chile.


Day 2

Arrive in Santiago de Chile

Arrive Santiago in the morning. On arrival, you will be met by your Veloso Tours guide and transferred to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Your guide will give you a short orientation tour of the area around your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.


Day 3

City Tour

You will be met by your guide after breakfast and enjoy a guided tour of Santiago in line with your specific interests. 

Su Merced

Santiago de Chile - Boutique

Su Merced is renovated townhouse, small boutique hotel with only 9 rooms. Its location in the Lastarria area opposite the park in the heart of Santiago making it ideal for visiting the artistic, bohemian area of Bellavista, the main square Plaza de Armas, Presidential Palace and downtown. The rooms are comfortable and modern though rather small, and and the hotel has a restaurant and bar on which doubles as the reception.

Lastarria

Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Boutique

This handsome townhouse, built in 1927, has been renovated and converted into a luxury boutique hotel, with all its original architectural splendour. Filled with European style and sophistication, the 14 rooms were designed to make guests feel at home. The hotel retains the back garden of the original house, complete with a small pool. The hotel has a simple snack bar, but there are many bars and restaurants nearby.

Plaza San Francisco Hotel

Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Hotel

The Hotel Plaza San Francisco is just a short distance from the heart of Santiago. There are 160 rooms with air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, safety box and mini bar. The hotel also features a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium and business centre. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Patagonia - 3 Nights

Day 4 - Fly to Torres del Paine, Patagonia

Day 5 - Explore Torres del Paine

Day 6 - Optional activities in Patagonia

Day 4

Fly to Torres del Paine, Patagonia

This morning we take a domestic flight to Punta Arenas. From here, we transfer to your chosen hotel or lodge in Torres del Paine National Park for a 3 night stay on a full board basis. The rest of the day is spent enjoying the facilities of your accommodation and exploring the local area. 


Day 5

Explore Torres del Paine

Today enjoy a fully guided tour of the most scenic and beautiful parts of Torres del Paine National Park. You will take a guided walk past stunning lakes and mountains. 


Day 6

Optional activities in Patagonia

Today is free for you to choose from a wide range of optional activities, available from your lodge or hotel, depending on your particular interest.

Hosteria Las Torres

Torres del Paine - First Lodge

The Hosteria las Torres was once an Estancia that has now been developed for tourism with comfortable, purpose built accommodation with private facilities and heating; restaurant, bar and social area. The Hosteria is ideally located for those wishing to trek along the Ascension River and up to the 'Towers', the rocky peaks with towering above a lake. Visits to Lago Grey on the other side of the park are possible with private transport and excursions arranged at the hosteria.

The rooms of the hotel provide a cozy atmosphere, being the perfect setting to relax and enjoy after a long days excursion. Central heating, box spring beds, telephones and private bathrooms in a rustic yet elegant decoration provide the ideal ambience in our superior rooms for resting and preparing the next days activities.

Several services are available in the relaxing environment of your room, with a simple call you have the possibility of enjoying massages, food, wine and drinks.

Hostería Las Torres offers single, double twin, matrimonial and triple rooms in categories standard and superior.

Large variety of excursions

With over 25 excursions to choose from every day, passengers will have the opportunity to decide the next day's trip with the assessment of their guide. Many of the outings are very different to what is ordinarily offered in the park. Interesting Archeological areas visited on 4x4, private paths that climb to the base of mountain glaciers and the more subtle yet profound walk in the lenga forests provide an in-depth view of the powerful nature in Patagonia.

Lago grey

Torres del Paine - Tourist Hotel

Looking out across the lake, this lodge has been designed to blend in with the surrounding forest of lengua trees. Its restaurant and bar overlook Glacier Grey and all the rooms are centrally heated. From here you can walk to Peninsula Grey, a craggy outcrop surrounded by icebergs, directly opposite the glacier face or get even closer by taking a boat trip from the lodge to the glacier.

Awasi

Torres del Paine - Deluxe Hotel

Awasi Patagonia is located in a private reserve just outside Torres del Paine, with impressive views of the Torres and Lake Samiento. Its 12 luxury villas are constructed from local materials, each with a fireplace and large windows which capture the best views of the park. Guests are assigned a private guide and a 4x4 vehicle so that excursions can be taken inside the park or around the private reserve.

Fly to the Falkland Islands - 7 Nights

Day 7 - Fly to the Falkland Islands

Day 8 - Explore Sea Lion Island

Day 9 - Pebble Island

Day 10 - Pebble Island guided tour

Day 11 - Stanley City Tour

Day 12 - Day trip to Volunteer Point

Day 13 - History of the Falklands Tour

 

Day 7

Fly to the Falkland Islands

Transfer to Punta Arenas airport and fly to Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands. On arrival, take a domestic flight to Sea Lion Island, for a 2 night stay on a full board basis.


Day 8

Explore Sea Lion Island

Sea Lion Island is one of the smallest and most southerly inhabited islands in the Falklands, ye remains a premier destination due to the sheer abundance of wildlife concentrated in such a small area.  The island is a designated National Nature Reserve and Ramsar site and is free of introduced predators such as cats and rats.  Beautiful tussac plantations cover one fifth of the island and are alive with Falkland thrushes, Black-throated finches, Tussacbirds and Magellanic penguins.  

Large numbers of Elephant seals and Southern Sea Lions can also be found on many of the island’s spectacular beaches.  

There are 47 different species of breeding birds to be viewed on the Island which include three species of breeding penguins and five birds of prey and the internationally endangered Striated Caracara.  Pods of Killer whales can be seen close to the shore attracted by the many seals and penguins that breed here.  


Day 9

Pebble Island

Today we take a domestic flight to Pebble Island where we stay for 2 nights on a full board basis.

At 31 kilometres long, is the third largest offshore island and is home to the longest sand beach in the Falklands.  Pebble was given its present name in the 1760 after a beautiful semi-precious pebbles were discovered on its western beaches.  The landscape of Pebble Island varies greatly from pristine beaches, moor lands and rocky peaks to an extensive area of ponds and wetlands, and dramatic coastal cliffs.  All of these provide vital breeding habitats for an incredible list of some 42 resident bird species including some rare and elusive species.  The deep ponds on the east of the island, many of which are within walking distance of the lodge, are home to Chiloe wigeon, Silvery grebes, Black-necked swans and multitude of other wildfowl and wading birds.  Many thousands of Gentoo, Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins breed on Pebble Island each summer.  


Day 10

Pebble Island guided tour

Enjoy a full day guided tour of Pebble Island today.


Day 11

Stanley City tour

This morning we fly back to Stanley and transfer to The Waterfront Hotel for a 3 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided Stanley City Tour with your private guide/driver, taking in the highlights of Stanley and surrounding area. Depending on your personal wishes they may wish to take in a tour of Gypsy Cove to see the Magellanic penguins there; shipwrecks in the harbour such as the Lady Liz; and other areas of historical interest and natural beauty. It also includes a trip to the museum which is non-guided.


Day 12

Day trip to Volunteer Point

Volunteer Point is approximately a 2 hour drive from Stanley, a white sandy beach with turquoise waters. The tropical appearance paired with the numbers of King, Gentoo and Magellanic penguins give this destination a surreal quality.  In addition to the largest accessible King penguin colony in the Islands there is a host of other wildlife to be seen. The sandy white beach is approximately 2km (1.25 miles) bordered by high grassy banks leading down to rolling greens providing the ideal habitats for three breeding species of penguins: Gentoo, Magellanic and King.  Enjoy the superb photographic opportunities offered by penguins entering and leaving the ocean and the pristine surroundings. It is a wonderful days exploration.


Day 13

History of the Falklands tour

Today we discover the history of the Falkland Islands in the company of a knowledgeable guide. We visit some of the Mountain sites (Tumbledown, William. Harriet and Two Sisters) that became household names during the 1982 conflict between Britain and Argentina, before moving onto Fitzroy to see memorials to the troops lost in the bombing of the British logistic ship Sir Galahad and Sir Tristam. This tour includes the chance to see several air crash sites. 

Santiago - 1 Night

Day 14 - Fly to Santiago de Chile

Day 15 - Return overnight flight to the UK

Day 16 - Arrive in the UK

 

Day 14

Fly to Santiago de Chile

Transfer to Stanley Airport and fly to Santiago de Chile. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a final night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Day 15

Return overnight flight to the UK

Transfer to the airport for return overnight flight to the UK.


Day 16

Arrive in the UK

Su Merced

Santiago de Chile - Boutique

Su Merced is renovated townhouse, small boutique hotel with only 9 rooms. Its location in the Lastarria area opposite the park in the heart of Santiago making it ideal for visiting the artistic, bohemian area of Bellavista, the main square Plaza de Armas, Presidential Palace and downtown. The rooms are comfortable and modern though rather small, and and the hotel has a restaurant and bar on which doubles as the reception.

Lastarria

Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Boutique

This handsome townhouse, built in 1927, has been renovated and converted into a luxury boutique hotel, with all its original architectural splendour. Filled with European style and sophistication, the 14 rooms were designed to make guests feel at home. The hotel retains the back garden of the original house, complete with a small pool. The hotel has a simple snack bar, but there are many bars and restaurants nearby.

Plaza San Francisco Hotel

Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Hotel

The Hotel Plaza San Francisco is just a short distance from the heart of Santiago. There are 160 rooms with air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, safety box and mini bar. The hotel also features a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium and business centre. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Price Guidelines

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Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £5,940

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 16 days / 13 nights
  • International flights
  • Internal flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas
  • Flights from Punta Arenas to Stanley and Stanley to Santiago
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Internal flights in the Falkland Islands
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown

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