DISCOVER THE PERFECT PARTNER AND GET MORE FROM YOUR FALKLANDS ADVENTURE
Fantastic twin-centre packages to the Falklands, South America and Antarctica.
Situated 400 miles off the south eastern tip of South America and comprising over 740 islands, the Falkland Islands are an increasingly popular addition to South America or Antarctica itineraries for intrepid independent travellers and cruise passengers.
Whether you’re attracted by its fabulous remoteness, stunning wilderness and wildlife or deeply drawn by history, the Falklands is a natural paradise, home to over 770,000 penguins, elephant seals, whales, amazing birdlife, and 345 native and naturalised species of plants. Add on another destination and you will pack in more experiences to one break without sacrificing that all important relaxation time.
Wildlife experiences, remote island adventures or amazing wilderness - one of the following twin-centre packages will provide you a Falklands experience with something extra!
Falklands & Antarctic: Wildlife Odyssey - Discover the World (01737 218 800 / www.discover-the-world.co.uk
) can combine two incredible itineraries into one wonderful wildlife adventure with their 13-night Falkland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula Wildlife Odyssey from £9,400 per person. The eight-day Falklands island-hopping itinerary incorporates the archipelago’s diverse and abundant wildlife, from the one of the world’s rarest birds of prey to the strikingly beautiful king penguin and elephant seal colonies at Volunteer Point. Make light of the Drake Passage, flying direct from Punta Arenas in southern Chile to King George Island, the largest in the South Shetlands archipelago, before boarding a ship for a six-day wildlife cruise adventure around the Antarctic Peninsula. The itinerary includes domestic & international flights, accommodation, some meals and shipboard accommodation. Based on travel from December 2010 to January 2011, to tie in with the Antarctic season.
Falklands & Easter Island: Remote Islands – Cox & Kings (020 7873 5000 / www.coxandkings.co.uk
) can tailor make a 13-night Remote Island Package that combines seven nights on the Falkland Islands, visiting Stanley, Pebble Island and Sea Lion Island, with three nights in Santiago and three nights at Hotel Otai in the small town of Hanga Roa on Easter Island. The 13-night private trip costs from £4,195 per person, based on two sharing, including all flights, transfers, B&B accommodation and excursions.
Falklands & Chile: Amazing Wilderness - Group tour and tailor-made specialists Journey Latin America (020 8747 8315 / www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk
) can offer a 22-day Wilderness Package to Patagonia and the Falkland Islands from £4,739 per person. The itinerary includes Santiago de Chile, Falkland Islands, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and Buenos Aires. This price includes international flights, domestic flights, airport transfers, accommodation, excursions and most meals.
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Notes for Editors:
• The Falkland Islands have a raw, unspoilt quality that entices locals and tourists back time and again. Visitors to the Islands are spoilt for choice with more than 227 species of identified birds (including several of the world’s largest endangered breeding colonies), as well as whales, dolphins, elephant seals, sea lions, delicate flora and rugged geographical formations.
• The best time to visit the Islands and experience the local culture and wildlife is October to April. The average summer temperature (December to March) is 15º Celsius (59º Fahrenheit) and the Falklands has more sunshine hours and less rainfall than the UK.
• There are over 40 international tour operators offering tailor-made packages and escorted tours to the Falkland Islands. See www.falklandislands.com
for the latest list.
• Visitors can reach the Falklands on the weekly LAN Airways flight via Chile or the charter flight operated twice weekly from RAF Brize Norton in the UK by the Ministry of Defence.
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