Falkland Islands tour, birds and wildlife

Bespoke two week tour of the Falklands where short flights, 4x4 expeditions and short hikes unveil island guesthouses, local pubs and an inordinate amount of wildlife watching.
Darwin East Falklands Pebble Island Carcass & West Point Islands Bleaker Island Sea Lion Island Port Stanley Volunteer Point Wildlife you can expect to see: rockhopper, gentoo, Magellenic and macaroni penguins, king and rock shags, giant petrels, black-necked swans, elephant seals, Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphins, black-browed albatrosses, turkey vultures, Falklands thrush and striated caracaras
£4832To£5885including domestic flights only
15 Days
Tailor made
More info
Price includes flights within the Falklands, transfers, accommodation, tours, meals & the services of private guides where stated.
Excludes international flights. Single Occupancy from: £5,885 Double Occupancy from: £4,832 per person
Make enquiry

Description of Falkland Islands tour, birds and wildlife


Price information

£4832To£5885including domestic flights only
Price includes flights within the Falklands, transfers, accommodation, tours, meals & the services of private guides where stated.
Excludes international flights. Single Occupancy from: £5,885 Double Occupancy from: £4,832 per person
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made and runs between October - March

Travel guides

Bird watching
Meet a good birding guide and you realise that the image of birders as people who are only driven by one thing in life, to sight a certain species, is...
Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are another world. This Atlantic archipelago has some of the earth’s wildest and most far out landscapes, with white beaches, hid...

Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
Vegetarian/vegan options on all included meals available on request.


1 Reviews of Falkland Islands tour, birds and wildlife

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

This whole vacation was brilliant. We enjoyed every minute of it. The wildlife is amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Relax and enjoy. Be prepared that FIGAS transports you according to the schedules they daily prepare. Sometimes you will get to move on in the morning and other times you will have to wait till the afternoon.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our vacation definitely benefited local people. All of the lodges and the airline are locally run. I loved that the lodges only cater for up to a dozen people as this
reduces impact and makes the visit a unique experience. Many things are being done to enhance wildlife habitat.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


As with many of our worldwide adventure tours our Falklands trips have a great emphasis on seeing and discovering the remarkable wildlife that reside on these islands, and it is our number 1 aim to ensure that these wonderful animals are respected and helped to thrive in their natural environments. One of the many ways in which we can help to do this is by promoting the local wildlife conservation efforts that are in effect and ensuring that our customers are fully briefed before arrival on how to interact safely and conscientiously with the wildlife they may encounter. Our highly-trained local destination partners ensure that every effort necessary is made to protect the local wildlife. We find that our customers tend to all be wildlife lovers and so would never do anything to jeopardise the safety and wellbeing of the animals they encounter, but even so there are strict guidelines for interaction with wildlife that are stringently enforced. Respecting Falklands Wildlife by-laws and giving distance and respect to nesting birds plus keeping specific distances within penguin colonies is particularly essential.

Our pre-trip literature also includes guidelines for ensuring that the stunning Falklands scenery is in no way tampered with and information on how to reduce your carbon footprint while on the tour, including advice on waste disposal.

As a company we firmly believe that environmental responsibility starts at home (and the work place of course). We encourage recycling of waste as a company and as individuals. Where possible for business use we use public transport. We are also heavily involved with a project to recycle used or damaged binoculars, which are then sent to conservation projects across the world.

In addition, we only work with expedition partners who are members of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and therefore agree to a strong code of ethical conduct and responsible travel which works very successfully.

On this tour we will be taking a number of Internal FIGAS (Falkland Islands Government Air Service) flights in order to reach our multiple destinations. The Falkland Islands have a great air transport network and this network is relied upon for tourists and residents to move freely across the multiple islands, allowing for some of the smaller and less frequently visited islands to gain from the many advantages of tourism. Opportunities to fly around the world in pursuit of amazing wildlife and birds makes a few traditional and purist naturalists uneasy because of aircraft pollution and conservation issues, but as conservationists ourselves we defend the conflict between ecotourism and carbon emissions. We believe that the biodiversity crisis is every bit as bad as the carbon environmental crisis and that we can’t possibly promote wildlife conservation efforts if we don’t open the world up to tourists witnessing these remarkable animals up close in their own natural habitat. We find that our clients generally come back from wildlife expeditions with a higher degree of environmental awareness which naturally results in a better understanding and usually a more effective call to action with their own general environmental habits at home and away, often becoming advocates and becoming much more supportive of wildlife and environmental issues. In an effort to further enhance the positive effects of our tours on the wildlife of the Falkland Islands we are part of the Falklands Conservation “Adopt a Penguin” scheme and we will be actively promoting this scheme to our customers upon return from their trip.


Our land-based Falkland Islands tours heavily support the local economies on the islands we visit. By only using local guides, local agencies who in turn employ local people, staying in locally-owned lodges and hotels, and actively encouraging our customers to invest in the local communities and initiatives, we can directly create a positive influence on the islands’ economy. The pre-departure information that we provide contains details from our Falkland Island Partners who know all there is to know about the islands and our in-house experts offer tips on local restaurants and bars and activities operated by those who live and work on the islands, ensuring that every penny spent in the islands stays within the local economy. As part of the tour there will also be a number of battlefield and historic site visits which we believe helps to increase understanding of the political environment in which the residents of the islands live in.

We believe that only by seeing up close the efforts that the residents of the Falkland Islands put in to sustaining and protecting these areas can we encourage customers to help with these conservation efforts, and as with all of our trips across the world, when a customer embarks upon a tailor-made Falklands tour with us we actively promote the idea of making a contribution or donation to a charity or conservation effort related to the destinations they are visiting such as the RSPB’s “Save The Albatross” campaign and local Falklands Wildlife Conservation charities.

As a company we are proud of our principle based values which our community can always depend on. We support several home and overseas charities, organisations and campaigns including AfriCat, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), Save the Albatross, South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project, Wader Trust, Wildlife SOS India and sponsorship of individual and underprivileged children in many countries. We are committed to ethically working with overseas partners who employ and support local communities and local guides who know and love their region like no other, delighted to share knowledge and are dedicated to looking after our valued passengers.

Our Falkland Islands Partners have unsurpassed experience in creating and operating tours to the islands that they call home and they place great importance on ensuring that the excellent relationships that currently exist between tourists and the residents of the islands continue to prosper. Information will be provided pre-departure on local etiquette such as the tipping culture and respecting the traditions of local people, as well as the environments that our customers will be visiting.

Popular similar vacations

Falkland Islands wildlife tour

Falkland Islands wildlife tour

From £3382 - £4133 10 days including domestic flights only

10 day Falklands birds and wildlife adventure

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise

From 11650 - €14000 21 days excluding flights

The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

Antarctica small ship cruises

Antarctica small ship cruises

From £9220 - £30695 22 days excluding flights

Ultimate Antarctica and South Georgia small ship wildlife cruise