Falkland Islands discovery holiday

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27 Oct 2020
£3705
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Responsible tourism

Falkland Islands discovery holiday

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

The Falkland Islands are well known for their dramatic landscapes and diverse wildlife, and we want to ensure that the beautiful flora and fauna here is being protected and preserved. We do this by promoting the islands conservation efforts and ensuring that our passengers are fully briefed about how to interact safely with wildlife prior to departure. Our pre-departure literature includes regulations and guidelines to ensure that the scenery of the Falkland Islands is in no way tampered with. It also includes more information on how to reduce your carbon footprint while being on the tour.

We use highly regulated, licensed vessels which are well equipped to operate in these remote ecosystems. We are fully compliant with all rules set out by IAATO. We carefully choose the ships we want to charter, and its small size has a far lesser impact on shore landings. Smaller ships, such as ours can navigate narrow water ways, and by carrying fewer passengers generates far less waste. We also carry any waste back to our home port, unlike some of the larger ships which do not allow for this.

Our highly trained expedition team will make sure that all guidelines and regulations are met during landings to protect the local flora and fauna. Keeping a safe distance whilst visiting penguin colonies and when nesting birds are around is of paramount importance.

Community

Tourism in the Falkland Islands plays an important part in supporting the local economy. Using local guides, visiting their shops and restaurants ensures that every penny spent on the islands stays within the local economy. Additionally, we will visit historic sites and battlefields during our expedition which helps broaden understanding of the rich history of the Falkland’s and the political environments that its residents live in nowadays.

We work with a variety of charities to diversify where our funds go. For instance, we support the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, which was established in 1997 to conserve the Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison in East Antarctica. Since then, it has funded over ten major expeditions to the historic site with further expedition planes.

We also work closely with Project Peru, a UK-based charity, who run an orphanage in Zapallal in the shanty towns on the outskirts of Lima. We also support ANIA, a high-profile Peruvian NGO which works with children to help teach them about their environment and how to manage it in a sustainable manner.

By booking your tour with us, you will be making a real impact on these communities as a percentage of the funds generated from this tour will go back to these projects.

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