For many adventurers, the allure of travel is in the land itself.
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Forget what you may have heard, forget the war and forget the bleak images broadcast in the 80s, the Falklands are a wildlife holiday heaven; crystal clear air, haunting landscapes, phosphorescent night skies and wildlife to rival Galapagos. The rock-strewn beaches and rugged cliffs ... Read more
The absence of visitors have made the hundreds of thousands of island penguins amazingly unwary: you can get right up close to comic, tiny and inquisitive Gentoo colonies, leaping and preening Rockhopper families, bizarre burrowing Jackass penguins and the noble King Penguins in black tie, huddled on egg duty or marching in procession towards the ocean.
With soft white swan-like feathers and an enormous wing span of up to 2.5 metres, the gentle Black Browed Albatross are the real wildlife treasure of The Falklands. Rarely seen outside these islands - which boast at least 80% of the world’s nesting population – they glide along the cliff tops in silent, effortless and graceful flight, sometimes coming so close as to brush your hair with the tips of their wings.
Beautiful, playful, largely docile and naturally affectionate, seals are soulful creatures that only come to the land in order to breed. On wind swept beaches all over the islands you can see thousands of gigantic elephant seals, sea lions and fur seals flip on the sand, nurse their young and dive in and out of the ocean. A true wildlife holiday highlight.
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Elsewhere on the island, you can take a break from outdoor adventure to enjoy a good old British cup of tea. The capital Stanley is British through and through; they drive on the left and use the pound, Georgian red pillar boxes and red phone booths abound and everyone knows who you are before you’ve said a word. You can also see the largest number of visible shipwrecks on the planet in the harbour here.
You may be a total beginner or an experienced cross-country skier. Many destinations offer different level weeks or multi-grade skiing on the same week. Choose from ‘Classic’ and ‘Skate’ style holidays, or even a ski marathon race for the ultimate winter challenge. See below for more grading details.
You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.
You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.
As well as our range of fixed departure group holidays, did you know we can also arrange adventures for you, your friends and family on dates to suit you? In many cases we can modify our standard itineraries, upgrade the accommodation, or add on a few days for relaxation at the end. See our Private Adventures page for more information.
We booked our trip 6 months in advance and Paula was extremely helpful and efficient in arranging a private trip for our 2 families on dates that we requested. Our local guide Antonio and driver Alan were friendly, helpful, professional and went to infinite trouble to give us a fantastic holiday.
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