Hi all, I'm hoping some of you knowledgeable people may be able to help me. We have a week-long trip to the Faklands planned from October 6th to 13th, flying LAN from Santiago to Stanley on the weekly flight. The flights are booked and we now 'just' need to plan the itinerary.
We'd like to see as much as possible whilst we're there, and we already know we'll spend a day or two in Stanley obviously, but I want to ensure we plan in the 'most important' thing before planning anything else. This is to plan a trip to Volunteer Point. Ideally we would like to stay overnight there - which I gather might, in theory, be possible - because we'd like to spend plenty of time there and also be there either first thing in the morning, the evening, or preferably both.
I had planned that we might hire a car for our trip - a 4wd, obviously - and that we might get to Volunteer Point this way. The Falklands Tourism website suggested it is possible to hire vehicles, but the tour operators through whom we booked our flights, International Tours and Travel, say not. I came on here to research it and have seen some very negative feedback about ITT (together with some more positive reviews) and now I don't know what to think.
We generally prefer independence when we travel and I am very disappointed if we're going to have to 'tour' for everything, even though I accept it'll be necessary for some parts of the trip. I obviously don't expect that there is public transport on tap (!) but would be gutted to find we must do everything with a guide.
All help gratefully received - on vehicle hire and Volunteer Point and - well, anything else really! There may be more questions after this too...