Falklands

The Ultimate Falklands Wildlife Holiday

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STUNNING BEACHES  & <br>SPECTACULAR SECENERY

STUNNING BEACHES &
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TRULY EXCEPTIONAL LAND BASED OPTIONS THAT NEVER FAIL TO IMPRESS

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL LAND BASED OPTIONS THAT NEVER FAIL TO IMPRESS

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The world’s best kept wildlife holiday secret is now easy to explore with Wildfoot Travel

Teeming with accessible wildlife, The Falklands are a perfect destination for a wildlife holiday. Walk on beaches where elephant and fur seals come in and out of the sea watched by nesting penguins. Watch orca and dolphins from the shore and spot rare endemic birds in the long grass, as well as breeding albatrosses, giant petrels and more. But the Falklands have so much more than superb wildlife on offer. A holiday in the Falklands has many other highlights including evocative battlefield sites, brooding scenery and an incredibly warm and welcoming hospitality to complete a unique Falklands wildlife holiday experience.



Simon Rowland
Simon Rowland
Falklands Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Falklands. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

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Our Falklands brochure contains a sample of some of our favourite Falklands itineraries, created with you, the customer, in mind. Carefully selected by our team of wildlife-travel specialists, our exciting programme of out-of-the-ordinary travel adventures combines the planet’s most sought-after wildlife experiences with the very best in transport, accommodation and expert guiding.

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Top 5 reasons to visit Falklands

  • Amazing and accessible nesting birds such as albatross, giant petrels, penguins and many more, including endemic land and marine species only found in the islands
  • Other superb wildlife such as dolphins, whales and other marine animals
  • Unique flora – some 348 species have been recorded growing wild, of which 171 are native
  • Unique scenery, including stone ‘runs’ left by the last ice age
  • Friendly people – open and friendly locals – keen to welcome visitors

Getting There...

If you are not arriving in the Falklands as part of an Antarctica cruise then there are 2 main options available for getting there. If flying from the UK, there are RAF flights available from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, which are serviced by the RAF Airbridge. These flights depart twice weekly (on Wednesday and Sunday evenings) and take approximately 18 hours to reach Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falklands.


Alternatively, there is a weekly flight to Mount Pleasant Airport from Santiago in Chile which flies via Punta Arenas. Santiago is easily accessible from airports throughout the UK and across the world. The flights to the Falklands from Santiago currently operate early on Saturday mornings so it would be necessary to arrive in Santiago at least one day before your flight. WILDFOOT will be happy to assist in organising accommodation and flights.


Upon arrival in the Falklands there are a number of things to be aware of:-


  • A valid passport will be required by all visitors who have arrived by air, and depending on nationality a Visa may also be required. Please see Visa details below
  • Upon arrival you will need to show evidence of a booked return air ticket or onward travel arrangements
  • You will need to show evidence of sufficient funds to cover the duration of your stay in the Falklands
  • Accommodation in the Falklands must be booked prior to arrival and you will be required to show evidence of this upon arrival
  • All visitors to the Falklands are required to pay a departure tax which is paid locally at a cost of £22 per person. This payment is only accepted in cash and can be paid in GBP, USD or EURO

Health

No special requirements or vaccinations are required for visitors to the Falkland Islands . However, if you are travelling via South America, we strongly recommend that you check current requirements with your GP.

Visa

Generally, if you are arriving in the Falklands as part of a cruise holiday, and only visiting to participate in shore excursions, then a visitor’s visa will not be required. Please check at the time of booking your expedition cruise.


However, if you are arriving in the Falklands by air or are planning to stay on the islands themselves as part of a wildlife tour before or after an expedition cruise, then you may be required to obtain a visa. There are reciprocal arrangements in place between the Falkland Islands and a number of countries which mean that citizens of these countries will not require a visitor’s visa. Currently (2018) this includes nationals of countries which are members of the EU, and nationals of the United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Australia. Instead nationals of these countries will be issued with a visitor’s permit upon arrival in the Falklands. These permits are valid for up to 4 weeks, and applications to extend these must be made directly to the Customs and Immigration Department which is located in Stanley.


For visitors with nationalities other than those stated in the exemptions above, a visitor’s visa will be required. These can be obtained by contacting the British Embassy or Consulate in your country of nationality. You can visit www.fco.gov.uk to find information on your closest British Embassy or Consulate. If you currently reside in the United Kingdom, but your nationality is not listed in the visa exemptions list, then you should contact the Falkland Islands Customs and Immigration Department directly to obtain up-to-date advice on the options available to you.

Falklands

Marine

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Orca and both Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphins are seen from the shorelines, whilst sea lions and elephant and fur seals haul out on several beaches. Don’t get too close!

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Birds

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Rare and endemic birds include the Falklands steamer duck, five species of penguin, nesting black-browed albatross, striated caracara, Cobb’s wren and many more. Most birds have no fear of humans, so approach with care.

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land based

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For the most comprehensive Falklands experience, take a Wildfoot 7 or 14 night itinerary, either as a stand-alone visit or before or after an Antarctic expedition cruise.

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How WILDFOOT creates your holiday Adventure

Talk to someone who knows. Our specialist consultants are here to help you every step of the way – here’s how..

1 Travel Expert

Talk to a specialist
travel expert

Visit the wildfoot website for inspiration on your choice of adventures and destinations, then call us and speak to one of our specialists for first hand advice. We can start the planning process straight away, if you are ready.

2 Globe

Create your personal
holiday adventure

Your specialist consultant will set the ball rolling and work with you to choose the right itinerary (and the right ship, if you are going to the arctic or antarctic) just for you, to suit your requirements and budget.

3 Departure

Help right up
to departure

We will answer any questions about your trip that may arise and, when you have paid your balance (12-15 weeks prior to departure), we will send you your detailed itinerary and go through it with you.

4 Booking Process

...and after
departure too

We are still there for you even when you have left home – our partners overseas are there to assist, especially for emergencies and you can contact us at any time in the uk by e-mail or telephone.

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Gillian Landells
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