Welcome to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), where gentoo penguins crowd on white beaches and black-browed albatrosses nest in cliffs above dolphin-filled waters. Kicking off in Santiago, spend a few days exploring the battlegrounds and frontier towns of East Falkland Island before departing on a 12-day circumnavigation of the archipelago. As one of only 12 passengers on board the small Hans Hansson, you’ll visit secluded bays bigger boats can’t, discover predator-free islands where bird populations thrive and share stories with your local captain and crew over cozy dinners. With a flexible itinerary and diversity of possible landing sites and wildlife encounters, this intimate, unique voyage off the beaten waves is sure to be one you’ll never forget.