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18 day Falklands & Ascension. Please Note: that Ascension Island Runway is FULLY closed for the foreseeable future for repairs. The MOD will advise us once the repairs are made which will be sometime in 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience

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October to March | 17 nights

18 day Falklands & Ascension. Please Note: that Ascension Island Runway is FULLY closed for the foreseeable future for repairs. The MOD will advise us once the repairs are made which will be sometime in 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience

The Falkland Islands are one of the best kept wildlife secrets in the world and when you can also call in at the remote South Atlantic island of Ascension, home to nesting green turtles and tropical bird life, you have a unique and unmissable combination. On the Islands, wildlife close encounters are literally everywhere you turn.

Highlights

  • Visit nesting colonies of king, gentoo and rockhopper penguins plus, shags and giant petrels
  • See other rare and endemic species
  • Explore Stanley
  • Close up encounters with elephant and fur seals
  • Inter-island scenic flights by small aircraft
  • Rarely-visited Ascension island
  • Nesting green turtles on Ascension Island (January to May)

What's Included

  • £7866 per person (£8457 Single Occupancy)
  • International flights and transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as shown in itinerary
  • Internal flights in Falkland Islands
  • Services of Lodge & Private guides where stated
  • Entrance to Stanley Museum
  • Departure tax when leaving Falklands is £22 pp (not included)
  • Baggage allowance 27 Kilos (Hand baggage must not exceed 9 kilos) unless otherwise stated. 

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Depart RAF Brize Norton
1Day

Depart RAF Brize Norton

Depart RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire by RAF transport plane at 2300 hours. Check-in 3 hours prior to departure. Arrives in Ascension the following day at 0810 hours. Short refuelling stop on Ascension Island then depart at 0955 hours. Arrives in to Mount Pleasant, Falklands at 1515 hours.

Luggage allowance 27 Kilos per person. Hand Luggage a maximum of 9 Kilos & cannot exceed 56cm 45cm x 25 cm. There are no duty free facilities at RAF Brize Norton. Please note this detailed information could change at any time, please check with one of our specialists.

Arrive Mount pleasant Airport, Falklands and transfer to Stanley
2Day

Arrive Mount pleasant Airport, Falklands and transfer to Stanley

Arrive Mount Pleasant Airport in Falkland Islands at 1515 hours and welcomed by your WILDFOOT partner representative. 30 Minute transfer to Malvina Hotel in Port Stanley. Geese, ducks, petrels and other birds can be seen in the waterfront area.

Breakfast included the following morning before check out. May have time for shopping in Stanley subject to the Pebble Island flight departure time.

Port Stanley
3 Day

Port Stanley

Transfer to Stanley Airport for flight to Pebble Island, named for its multi-coloured pebbles on eastern beaches. Warm welcome by Ricky and his team who run the lodge on Pebble. This is the third largest of the offshore islands. Three night’s full board at Pebble Lodge and two full day guided wildlife tours.

Pebble Island
4-6 Days

Pebble Island

Colonies of rockhopper, gentoo, Magellenic and macaroni penguins, king and rock shags, giant petrels and striated caracaras to be seen, along with black-necked swans and ground nesting birds. Also aircraft wreckage from 1982 conflict and memorials.

Carcass island
7Day

Carcass island

Fly to Carcass island. Three nights full board at the Manager’s House. Warm Falklands welcome from Carcass Island Lodge. Your host here is renowned for her baking! Lots of land and sea birds to be seen close to the House, including Cobb’s wren, tussock birds and black-throated finches. Full board meals provided during your stay on Carcass.

West Point Island (please see notes on availability)
8Day

West Point Island (please see notes on availability)

An Exceptional full day excursion to West Point Island by boat. Pack lunch provided at Carcass Lodge. Walk or ride to Devil’s Nose, home to large mixed colonies of black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins. See turkey vultures, military starlings or Falklands thrush and striated caracaras.

Important Note: At this time (Feb 2017) the vessel which operates this trip has been sold and no longer included in the price. The new owner may start the West Point trips in the future, please speak to one of our specialists.

Carcass Island
9Day

Carcass Island

Carcass Island. Walk or take a land-rover excursion for more bird and wildlife spotting (there are no roads on the island!) See elephant seals on the shore and look out for Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphins, often to be seen in the surf. 

Sea Lion Island
10Day

Sea Lion Island

Fly to Sea Lion Island. Three nights full board at Sea Lion Lodge. The Lodge is a short walk from the shoreline through heathland, which is home to snipe and other ground-nesting birds. Introductory Land Rover tour guided by your lodge keeper. Exceptional wildlife encounters.

Wildlife Viewing
11-12Days

Wildlife Viewing

Spend time observing and walking amongst the large colonies of elephant and sealions on the beach. See gentoo and Magellenic penguins plus skuas and southern giant petrels. Orca and Commerson’s dolphins can be seen from the shoreline, often close in.

Port Stanley
13Day

Port Stanley

Fly back to Stanley. Two nights at the Malvina Hotel on bed and breakfast basis. Free time to visit Stanley Museum (entry price included in your tour), take a local coastal nature walk from Stanley or time to take a walk in and around Stanley to meet the locals or shop for souvenirs.

Volunteer Point
14Day

Volunteer Point

After breakfast at Malvina Hotel a full day 4x4 excursion with packed lunch (provided by the hotel) to Volunteer Point to see the largest colony of king penguins on the islands, plus more gentoos and other birds. Pass through an area of stone runs, a unique geological feature described by Charles Darwin. The area near Stanley also includes battlefield sites from 1982.
Last chance to do some last minute souvenir shopping in Stanley.

Ascension Island. Suggested guided tours or self drive
15Day

Ascension Island. Suggested guided tours or self drive

Breakfast at The Malvina Hotel. Transfer from Stanley to Mount Pleasant Airport for 8 hour flight to Ascension Island departing at 1015 hours. Arrive Ascension Island at 2050 hours and a short transfer to Obsidian Hotel. Bed and breakfast. Guided tours may be arranged (not included in the price) through WILDFOOT with The Ministry of Tourism. An official Ascension Island Tourist Office guide will accompany you on tours and guided walks to share wildlife, conservation and history knowledge with you. Please speak to one of our specialists. Self drive can also be arranged in advance by WILDFOOT so you can make a tour independently.

Suggested guided tours to Wideawake tern colony
16-17Days

Suggested guided tours to Wideawake tern colony

Guided tours are available (not included but can be arranged through WILDFOOT) by the Ministry of Tourism. Wideawake tern colony. Masked & brown boobies, tropic birds, frigate birds fairy terns and more to be seen, plus land crabs. Evening and/or dawn visit to beach at Georgetown to carefully observe nesting and newly hatched turtles. 

Suggested morning tour. Evening departure
18Day

Suggested morning tour. Evening departure

We can arrange a guided tour around Green Mountain with a Ministry of Tourism expert (not included in the price). We have arranged for you to keep your room until you leave for the Airstrip and evening flight departure from Ascension at 2235 hours

Arrive RAF Brize Norton
19Day

Arrive RAF Brize Norton

Arriving in at 0730 Saturday morning.

A view from Above

Accommodation Options

Malvina House Hotel, Stanley

Located just a few minutes' walk from the historic centre of the world's southernmost capital this beautiful hotel offers sophisticated and comfortable accommodation for guests looking for a central and relaxing base from which to enjoy all that Port Stanley has to offer.

With views over the natural harbour, unrivalled hospitality, elegantly furnished bedrooms, and a small but welcoming spa this hotel has all the necessary amenities to ensure a very pleasant stay at the start or end of your Falkland Islands adventure.

You may even be lucky enough to spot a stray seal or penguin across the harbour waters as you enjoy a relaxing dinner or drink in the hotel's spacious and welcoming bar and restaurant which serves delicious home cooked meals throughout the day.

Carcass Island Lodge

As its name suggests this beautiful lodge is located on the wonderful Carcass Island, a quiet, wildlife rich haven situated to the north west of West Island.

Often thought of as the most beautiful of the islands in the archipelago, Carcass Island is reached by a short flight from Stanley and upon arrival at Carcass Island Lodge you will receive a very warm welcome from your fantastic hosts who will aim to make sure your stay here is an unforgettable one.

Your hosts, who are the owners of the island, will be able to tell you the best places to spot the island's famous wildlife including large colonies of magellanic and gentoo penguins, elephant seals, dolphins and a plethora of birds such as Cobb's wren, the Falkland Thrush and the Falkland Skua amongst many others.

Sealion Lodge

10 miles south of East Falkland lies the remarkable Sea Lion Island where an abundance of wildlife live and roam amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the Falklands Archipelago.

Sea Lion Lodge is the only accommodation on this wonderful island and here you will find a welcoming, homely and exceptionally comfortable home-from-home to rest your bones after a long day of exploring.

Offering spectacular views of the South Atlantic this peaceful lodge is known as the most southerly British lodge hotel in the world and with the largest breeding colony of Southern Elephant Seals on its doorstep it is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise.

Pebble Lodge

Pebble Island is the third largest offshore island in the Falklands archipelago and the main guest accommodation here is this bright and comfortable lodge which is ideally situated on a neck of land separating the two main land masses of this wildlife and history rich island.

Spend your days exploring the diverse terrain of magnificent sea cliffs surrounded by a plethora of birdlife, beautiful beaches filled with penguins and imposing mountains before returning to the warmth and comfort of this recently renovated traditional farmhouse.

A friendly and welcoming atmosphere awaits you along with well appointed bedrooms, cosy lounge areas and delicious home-cooked meals and Smoko.

Obsidian Hotel, Ascension

The Obsidian Hotel is the only hotel on the island and offers a range of accommodation, including singles and doubles in the main building and hostel type accommodation in separate units. The hotel has a restaurant and car hire facility

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