Travel back in time to the main battles fought during the 1982 Falklands conflict and en route, enjoy beautiful panoramas. Your expert guide will explain the events that led up to the fierce battle between Argentina and Britain.
Departing Stanley you’ll travel west while your guide provides an overview of the history of the islands. Enjoy beautiful panoramas taking in Boot Hill and the wind turbines that supply the capital with up to 40% of its energy requirements. Your guide will explain the events that led up to the 1982 conflict ending with the arrival of British Forces at San Carlos on landing day.
Estancia Farm was a base for hundreds of British troops starting in June 1982. A large group of local men and women went to help look after the troops, even using their off road driving skills to move munitions under the cover of darkness up the mountain sides. Your coach will stop here and you can leave the bus to enjoy the views while your guide explains about the “yomp” from San Carlos and the battle for Goose Green.
You’ll make a couple of more stops, one at the site of the wreckage of the Chinook and Puma and another at a location where you can enjoy the view of Stanley and the surrounding five battle site mountains, while your guide provides details about the final battles.
Need to Know:
Note: Tour involves some walking over uneven terrain and there are no restroom facilities. Weather in the Falklands is unpredictable and temperatures fluctuate, dress in layers.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.