Estancia MID Staying in a comfortable estancia you will be able to explore the area on foot, by canoe and even on horseback. Do ask us for more details. Antarctica Most of our Antarctic cruises depart from Ushuaia, Argentina's most southerly town. For more information on the cruises we offer please see our website and brochure for expedition cruising. SUGGESTED ITINERARY Day 1 Depart UK for Buenos Aires Day 2 Buenos Aires, 1- night, Hotel Claridge. Explore Argentina's eclectic capital Day 3 Puerto Madryn, 1- night, Peninsula Hotel ( B) Day 4 Valdes Peninsula, 2- nights, Faro Punta Delgada Hotel. Full day visit to the peninsula ( BD) Day 6 Ushuaia, 3- nights, Hotel Acebos. Tierra del Fuego visit and Beagle Channel navigation ( B) Day 9 El Calafate, 3- nights, Pousada Los Alamos. Enjoy glacier visits ( B) Day 12 Buenos Aires, 1- night, Hotel Claridge ( B) Day 13 Iguazu, 1- night, Sheraton Resort and Spa. Visits to the Argentinean and Brazilian sides of the falls ( B) Day 14 Yacutinga Rainforest, 3- nights, Yacutinga Lodge. Explore the rainforest with naturalist guides ( BLD) Day 17 Return to the UK Day 18 Arrive UK Departure dates Daily, September to March Cost per person From £ 3899 ( Sept - Dec), £ 3699 ( Jan - Feb), £ 3599 ( Mar) What's included Flights, transfers, meals as indicated, fi fteen nights hotel/ lodge accommodation, guided activities WILD ARGENTINA We've designed this itinerary to take in Argentina's scenic and wildlife highlights. From the eclectic city of Buenos Aires to the whales of the Valdes Peninsula and colourful birds of the rainforest. A night at the amazing Iguazu Falls will also be a highlight. TAILOR- MADE THE AMERICAS | ARGENTINA Or visit us on the web www. wildlifeworldwide. com161 Fact! Trelew, gateway to Patagonia, has a strong Welsh infl uence. Many people here are descendents of the settlers who came to Patagonia in the 19th century to escape persecution at home and create a ' New Wales'.
Stanley, in north- east East Falkland, is the capital of the Falkland Islands and home to about 2,000 of the Islands' 2,400 residents. This historic cathedral town is small, tidy and colourful, and visitors may enjoy relaxing here for a few days - walking around the town and visiting nearby wildlife attractions. Malvina House Hotel MID The Malvina House Hotel is considered Stanley's premier hotel. All 16 twin and double rooms have en- suite bathrooms. There is a large bar- lounge area and the original conservatory houses the restaurant, considered the best in town. There is also a spa and sauna. Carcass Island Carcass Island is named after HMS Carcass. It has seen 100 years of habitation by three environmentally conscious owners who have avoided the introduction of rats and cats. This means that the birds and animals here have been protected from predation, and are therefore carefree, trusting and approachable. The island is known for its colonies of magellanic and gentoo penguins. There is also a large colony of striated caracaras, a small elephant seal colony, king cormorants and night herons. Usually boat excursions are also possible to nearby West Point Island, formerly known as Albatross Island, to see the dramatic Devil's Nose, home to over 2, 000 breeding pairs of black- browed albatross. With 500 pairs of rockhopper penguins also in the area, it makes for one of the most amazing sights in the Falkland Islands. Homestay MID Carcass Island accommodation is in a settlement owner's house with all meals taken with the family. The house has one double and three twin rooms, all of which have en- suite bathroom facilities. Within walking distance of the settlement you will fi nd magellanic penguins and striated caracaras, to the north elephant seals, and to the south a colony of gentoo penguins. The Falkland Islands 162 The Falkland Islands are a British archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean. They consist of two main islands - East Falkland and West Falkland - and 776 smaller islands, many of which are unpopulated. They are famous for their amazing bird and marine mammal life, which is often easily approachable. There are six species of penguin here including king, gentoo, magellanic, rockhopper and macaroni. Tall tussac grass surrounds the beaches which are also home to elephant seal, sea lion and fur seal, and the islands are a birdwatcher's paradise with over 200 species including many large colonies of seabirds, the black- browed albatross and giant petrel. These remote, unspoilt and sparsely populated islands are heaven for nature lovers and photographers. Fact! Our Senior Travel Consultant, Clementine Gent, has travelled to the Falklands and can plan you a tailor-made itinerary using her knowledge and enthusiasm. Please ask to speak to her when you call us. Talk to an expert 0845 130 6982 Stanley