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Falkland Islands Expedition: Past & Present

From £3855 for 8 days
Trip Overview

The windswept moors and meadows of this remote birders haven hold plenty of history both natural and human. Small and sparsely populated, this Antarctic neighbour has nonetheless remained the source of numerous sovereignty disputes, most famously the tragic Falklands War of 1982. This 8-day trip is one for the wildlife and history buffs. See crags dotted with sea birds and war memorials, explore beaches covered with king and gentoo penguins, trek sprawling nature reserves edging on outpost towns, and walk the battlegrounds from the war of 1982.

Essential Info
Starts: Stanley
Ends: Stanley/Departure day
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Expedition
Trip Code: IGGKF
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Argentina, South America, Falkland Islands
What's Included

Meals

7 Breakfasts included

Transport

Minivan

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Get right up close to king, gentoo and magellanic penguins on the beach.

•   Explore various Falklands War battle sites and get a sense of the scope of the conflict synonymous with the islands.

•   Discover the surreal British outpost that is Stanley – complete with pubs and an Anglican cathedral.

•   Pay your respects at Argentine and British Cemeteries, as well as the makeshift memorials that are scattered around East Falkland.

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 30th Nov 2019
Returning: 7th Dec 2019
£3,855pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Feb 2020
Returning: 22nd Feb 2020
£4,045pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Mar 2020
Returning: 14th Mar 2020
£4,045pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Home to a treasure-trove of birdlife, rocky beachheads and friendly residents, Stanley is a unique mix of a small English town and wild frontier outpost. Your Falkland Islands adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 3 pm at your lodgings. Keep an eye out for a sign directing you to the meeting, or ask reception where it will take place. Please make sure you have your insurance and next of kin details to pass on to your leader.
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