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Falkland Islands Extension: Remote and beautiful islands, fascinating history and wildlife

Days: 7 | Contact us for pricing

Extend your trip with a week in the Falkland Islands, one of the world's most remote island systems. Beautiful landscapes, interesting history, and great opportunities to see penguins and other wildlife.

  • Includes accommodations at first class hotels that reflect the best of local culture
  • Includes excursions and tours with superb private guides
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  • Falkland Islands
    7 nights: Beautiful scenery, a fascinating (if controversial) history, and diverse wildlife – including lots of penguins!

  • All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1:

Welcome to the Falkland Islands

Fly from Punta Arenas to the Falkland Islands (a 2 hour flight), landing at the Mount Pleasant UK Military base. Your local guide will take you to your lodge in the beautiful settlement of Darwin, which played a key role in the 1982 conflict between Argentina and Britain. The town has numerous memorials that you can visit while exploring on foot, as well as a beautiful coastline.

Accommodations: Darwin House

*Includes: Dinner

Day 2:

Fly to Pebble Island

Fly on a small turbo prop military plane (FIGAS) from the airport in Stanley to Pebble Island. Named for the unusual stones on its long beaches, Pebble Island is home to a variety of bird species, including black-necked swans, Imperial shags, and Gentoo, Magellanic and Rockhopper penguins. Upon arrival to Pebble Island you will have time to relax, settle in, and go exploring.

Accommodations: Pebble Island Lodge

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:

Explore Pebble Island

Today you have your choice of two excursions on Pebble Island. The West End Tour covers the elongated, more rugged part of the island to the west of the settlement, with a mix of sweeping natural scenery and history related to the controversial Falkland Islands War. The East End Tour covers the low-level wetlands and dramatic sea cliffs on the opposite side of the settlement, and is a great way to see wildlife.

Accommodations: Pebble Island Lodge

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:

Fly to Sea Lion Island

Fly on a small turbo prop military plane from Pebble Island to Sea Lion Island, the most southerly inhabited island in the Falklands. Fields of tussac grass cover a large part of the small island and provide a habitat for the island’s wildlife, including elephant seals, southern sea lions, four species of penguins, and the rare Striated Caracara. Pods of killer whales can sometimes be seen circling the island in pursuit of young seals and sea lions.

Accommodations: Sea Lion Island Lodge

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:

Sea Lion Island

At five miles long and just over a mile wide its widest point, Sea Lion Island is easily explored on foot. A walking tour is included on this day to point out the various wildlife sites on the island. After your tour you will have time to relax or explore on your own.

Accommodations: Sea Lion Island Lodge

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:

Fly to Stanley

Fly on a small turbo prop military plane from Sea Lion Island to Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands located on East Falkland Island. Stanley is Falkland’s largest settlement, with a population of just over 2,000 people, and the town is home to a museum and several historical buildings and memorials.

Accommodations: Malvina House

*Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7:

Volunteer Point

Visit Volunteer Point, a beautiful white sand beach where penguins can often be seen entering and leaving the ocean in groups. Volunteer Point is reached by a 4×4 vehicle, and the journey out takes about 3 hours (1 hour on roads and about 2 hours off road). Volunteer Point is home to the largest king penguin colony in the islands as well as Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, waterfowl, and other wildlife.

Accommodations: Malvina House

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8:

Fly to Punta Arenas

Today, your week in this remote and unique archipelago comes to an end. You will be transferred back to the airport (about a 45 minute drive) for your flight back to Punta Arenas, where you can extend your trip in Chile or continue to Santiago for your flight home.

*Includes: Breakfast

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