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Estancia Excursions

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7 Allardyce Street, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ1ZZ, Falkland Islands
+500 52400
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Getting There Was Fun

The trip to Volunteer Point took over two hours and we ran out of road about half way. In a... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Calvert T
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London, Canada
This was a Hightlight of our Vacation!

Contacted the company as we were to be in for a day off a cruise ship. Nyree, the owner, quickly... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
snoopy647
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Victoria, Canada
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Wildlife & Battlefield Tours in the Falkland Islands for Land Based and Cruise Passengers. Destinations include Volunteer Point, Cape Dolphin, Cape Bougainville, Stanley Mountains, Goose Green/Darwin and San Carlos.
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  • Poor0%
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“land rover” (11 reviews)
“packed lunch” (10 reviews)
“volunteer point” (63 reviews)
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7 Allardyce Street, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ1ZZ, Falkland Islands
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

The trip to Volunteer Point took over two hours and we ran out of road about half way. In a 19-year-old four wheel drive with a rugged, 5th generation Falklander, it was a blast. Tiny ruts or streams were crossed on small boards just wide...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Contacted the company as we were to be in for a day off a cruise ship. Nyree, the owner, quickly got back to us. They take a maximum of 4 people in a Land Rover to Volunteer Point. The ride was over 2 hrs each...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

GREAT Trip to Volunteer Point - this was one of the best trips we took on our cruise. BOOK EARLY!!! We booked this trip as soon as we were able and were so glad we did. Stanley is a small island with not many people....More

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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

The description of the trip always sound rather daunting, but it's totally worth it. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your day with us.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Superb day, with driver Ken in a proper Landy Defender. The terrain needs someone who knows the lie of the land and he certainly did. Very enertaining and knowledgeable this tour was an absolute highlight of the trip was great to see the penguins up...More

Thank Tony C
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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thank you. I will pass this on to Ken.

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Firstly I should say we have not experienced the excursions offered; this is a comment on the business practice of Estancia Excursions. We booked a tour for January 2018 - unfortunately we had to cancel due to a cancer diagnosis. We notified them immediately in...More

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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thank you. See you next year!

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This was one of the highlights of our vacation to South America. Our driver Ken was fantastic. He told us so much about the country. We loved the overland experience in the 4 x 4 and when we got close we could see all the...More

Thank Valerie C
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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Thanks for a great review.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The whole experience was outstanding from start to finish. The booking was done by email several months before the visit to the Falklands, with cash to be paid on the day. Note that there are no ATMs on the Falklands. We went on the tour...More

1  Thank Richard T
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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you for such a great and informative reveiw.

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

We had an awesome time with Estancia. The drive was very unique, quite bumpy and even scary, but our competent driver got us there without fail. It was amazing to be able to walk among the penguins and hear and smell them. What funny birds!...More

1  Thank Diane S
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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

There's no need to be scared I promise. You are quite safe with us. :) Thanks for choosing Estancia Excursions.

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Thanks to Nyree and Estancia for an absolutely amazing trip. We had been planning for about 4 years ( had to reschedule our 1st planned trip) and had been working with Nyree all that time. She is very responsive to email and thorough in her...More

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Estancia-Excursions, Owner at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Happy to help, and it's always best if you can get ashore early so that you can get that time there without too many other people. Thank you.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I don't think I would have gone had I fully understood what I had signed on for, but boy am I glad that I went. You see, it's almost two hours in a Land Rover off road. They even give you a pillow to soften...More

Thank Deb17162
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Estancia-Excursions, Manager at Estancia Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

It's well worth the trip to see so many penguins in the wild like that.

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David S
March 16, 2018|
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Response from 637Grace | Reviewed this property |
We booked our excursions on line at Estancia Tours and made all arrangements with Nyree who is the owner. She is a lovely young lady and extremely organized. We did not pay at the time of booking. Nyree policy was that... More
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April 30, 2017|
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Response from CaliforniaLeslie | Reviewed this property |
I contacted them on-line at their website. The cost got adjusted because our trip was shortened due to our late arrival. The costs are on their website too. They do not charge you anything before you arrive because some... More
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January 12, 2017|
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Response from dcatravelerDc | Reviewed this property |
It is extremely bumpy, but it's well worth toughing it out. You can take some Dramamine if you're worried about motion sickness. This was one of the highlights of our trip. We also paid 110 GBP per person.
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