PHOTO TOUR – November 22/30 – 2024
* Targeting 5 species of penguin.
* Fantastic nature.
* Unique creative shoots.
* Haunting landscapes.
* Professional WPA Photo guide – Your images come first!
* All accommodation – including farm stays.
* Island domestic flights as per itinerary.
* All land transport.
* Meals as per itinerary
This tour has limited accommodation available. Note that the group size is limited to 6 – book early!
Join our second adventure to the beautiful Falkland Islands. The Falkland Islands are a remote archipelago located 460 km from the nearest South American point, and are considered one of the most spectacular wildlife paradises in the world! We take off from Punta Arenas in Chile in a 737 jet and land in our southern paradise just 1.45 hours later. It’s white sandy beaches, cliffs, rolling grasslands, bays and turquoise waters are home of a surprising diversity of wildlife that includes 5 species of penguins, 3 species of seals, many endemic birds and dozens of albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters and shorebirds, plus numerous species of very tame raptors and finches that make the Falkland Islands the perfect Eden for nature and wildlife photographers! The landscapes are stark and unique.
“This is one of the best adventures I have experienced! Stunning nature is everywhere and the stark locations add to the unique results shot. I can’t wait to return…” Darran
YOUR SAFETY & HEALTH
This has always been of great importance to us. From great tips in our final itineraries to quality accommodation and your professional guide managing day to day variations in locations and habitats. Your professional guide is happy to help you at any time and offer the best possible protection for your safety and health. We highly recommend that you see your GP before departure for medical advice about the region.
PHOTO adventure …
Linked adventures – In 2024, we invite you to photograph some of the best adventure and nature photographic locations in the world!
1. Falkland Islands – November 2024
Join one, or link up tours for an ultimate holiday experience.
ITINERARY – to adventure…
DAY 1 – PUNTA ARENAS
We meet today in Punta Arenas Chile, at reception at 5pm for tour information and a confirmation of our departure time the next morning. We include accommodation tonight. We include our first group dinner tonight.
Hotel Accommodation – (D)
DAY 2 – PUNTA ARENAS TO FALKLAND ISLANDS
We are transferred in time for our flight to the Falkland Islands. (This international flight is not included. Julia will help with flight details.) We arrive at Mount Pleasant Airport from Punta Arenas in Southern Chile. Reception and transfer by FIGAS’ flight to Sealion Island, a small island located at the south of the archipelago which is a paradise for wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts alike. The island is literally surrounded by colonies of Magellanic and rockhopper penguins, cormorants, sealions, fur seals and many other species, located at a short walking distance from the lodge!
Accommodation for 2 nights at Sealion Lodge – (B,L.D)
DAY 3 – SEALION ISLAND
Full day to explore Sealion Island, visiting colonies of different species of penguins and king cormorants, frequented by one of the rarest raptors in the world: the striated caracara and by the blackish cinclodes. We will also spend time at Elephant Corner, so named the white sandy beach that congregates big numbers of southern elephant seals. This small island is also home for the endemic Falkland steamer duck, collared plovers, white tufted grebes and other tame birds.
DAY 4 – SEALION ISLAND – CARCASS ISLAND
We will board another FIGAS’ aircraft (time to be announced) in order to fly to the northern tip of the Falkland’s archipelago: Carcass Island, considered one of the most “productive” corners of the archipelago in terms of wildlife photography. In over 100 years of habitation, Carcass Island, named after HMS Carcass, has had three environmentally conscious owners who have avoided the introduction of rats and cats. This care and freedom from predation has made a difference that is immediately evident and needs to be experienced rather than described. Magellanic penguins nest around the settlement and Gentoo colony is a short walk away. There is also a large colony of striated caracara (Johnny Rook), a small Elephant Seal colony and much more!
Accommodation at Carcass Cottage – (B,L,D)