Falkland Islands Birds & Wildlife 10 days
The Falkland Islands are one of the best kept wildlife secrets in the world. Here you can view a large variety of birds and other species close up; birds such as nesting black-browed albatross, five species of penguin, giant petrels, the endangered striated caracara and endemics such as Cobb's wren and the Falklands flightless steamer duck. On the beaches or offshore are elephant and fur seals, two species of dolphin and orca. Combine this with brooding scenery, historical associations and friendly people and you have a unique travel experience. Price based on two sharing
- Spectacular and accessible birdlife
- Marine mammals
- Scenic inter-island flights
- Historical associations
- All transfers between airports, hotels and lodges
- All flights within the Falkland Islands
- One night at Darwin Lodge on full board basis
- Two nights at Carcass Lodge on full board basis
- Boat excursion to West Point Island
- Two nights at Pebble Lodge full board with one full and one half day excursion
- Two nights at Sea Lion Lodge full board with orientation tour
- Two nights at Malvina House Hotel on B&B basis
- Full day excursion to Volunteer Point with packed lunch
So much to experience
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Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Falklands adventure for you.
Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.
Simon’s deep passion for and first-hand knowledge of a vast range of destinations all over the world gives him the ideal skills to help you create a truly unforgettable wildlife inspired adventure to the most exciting places on the planet.
Zoe’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.
Our popularitinerary Suggestions
All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable
Arrive at Mount Pleasant Airport, either from RAF Brize Norton or on scheduled LAN Chile flight from Punta Arenas. Transfer to Darwin House Lodge at Darwin. Remainder of day at leisure with dinner and breakfast.
Flight to Carcass Island for two nights at Carcass Island Lodge on full board basis. This island is cat and rat free, so many birds to be seen, including the endemic Cobb’s wren, striated caracara, etc. Elephant seals can be seen on the beach here plus Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphins offshore.
West Point Island
Boat trip to West Point Island, where the highlight is a large nesting colony of black-browed albatrosses shared with rockhopper penguins.
Fly to Pebble Island for two nights on full board basis. Half day wildlife and historical site tour.
Full day wildlife and scenery tour, including the colourful pebble beach which gives the island its name. Gentoo, rockhopper, macaroni and Magellanic penguins nest here as well as waterfowl, southern giant petrels, ground nesting birds and king shags.
Sea Lion Island
Fly to Sea Lion Island for two nights on full board basis. Orientation tour included.
The lodge is within walking distance of various beaches, where elephant and fur seals can be seen, along with nesting gentoo, rockhopper and Magellenic penguins. There are also various ground-nesting and other birds to be seen. Orcas and dolphins can often be seen offshore.
Fly to Stanley and transfer to Malvina House Hotel. Remainder of day at leisure to visit the excellent museum and cathedral and to explore the colourful streets. Lots of birds are also seen within town.
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion with expert guide by 4 x 4 vehicle to Volunteer Point to view breeding colonies of king, gentoo and Magellanic penguins. Other birds to be seen include Falklands thrush, blackish and Magellanic oystercatchers, terns, shags, ground tyrants and pipits. Includes packed lunch. On the drive, you will also see the unique stone runs, geological remnants from the ice age.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to either Brize Norton or Punta Arenas. Options are available for stopovers on Ascension Island or within Chile and other regions of South America.
A view from Above
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.
Situated in the historic Darwin settlement on East Falkland Island this comfortable and welcoming guest house is located perfectly for those looking for a relaxing and tranquil stay close to Darwin's most famous sites.
The area surrounding this pretty lodge is bursting with history, with gaucho remains and memorials from the 1982 conflict visible throughout, and combined with top-class hospitality and welcoming accommodations this is a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the remarkable scenery on offer.
The owners of the lodge know all there is to know about this wonderful area and can help you to arrange everything from battlefield tours to trips to visit Gentoo penguin colonies.
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.
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 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.
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