Patagonia Cruise With Australis

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  • Explore different islands and see Magellanic penguins.
  • Sail the Beagle Channel and discover incredible glaciers.
  • Reach the Cape Horn, see the World Biosphere Reserve and learn about the Yamanas.
  • Best time to travel: From October to April
 

Cruise the scenic fjords of Patagonia and discover the majestic mountains and glaciers of Argentina and Chile, the legendary Cape Horn and spot Patagonian wildlife!

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Embark on your Patagonian cruise in Punta Arenas

  • Departure of your Patagonian cruise

 

  • Departure of your Patagonian cruise

Time for adventure! Prepare to depart and explore untamed lands. The check in will be at Magallanes 990, Punta Arenas, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (the cruise ship boarding is scheduled for 6:00 p.m). The captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board and afterwards the ship departs on your great adventure!

Day 1

Day 2

Travel to Ainsworth Bay and Tucket Islet

  • Navigate to Ainsworth Bay and Tucket Islet

 

  • Navigate to Ainsworth Bay and Tucket Islet

At dawn on your Patagonian cruise, you’ll navigate through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay, inside the Alberto De Agostini National Park. From a distance you may see the Marinelli Glacier which descends from the Darwin Mountain Range, we will learn how life begins after the retreat of the ice. We will also take a walk to discover a beaver dam in the marvelous subpolar Magellanic forest.

On the beach, we will try to see elephant seals, but it’s not guaranteed. The precise location of the colony is unpredictable. Later, we’ll sail to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch we’ll board the Zodiac boats to spot Magellanic Penguins (which only live in the Southern Hemisphere), and Cormorants.

(*) In September and April this excursion is replaced by Brookes Bay where we land for a short walk and approach to a glacier.

 

Day 2

Day 3

Discover Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley

  • Navigate to Pia Fjord and the Beagle Channel

 

  • Navigate to Pia Fjord and the Beagle Channel

Today, we’ll navigate along the main part of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark near Pia Glacier. We’ll take a short hike to a look-out point with a spectacular view of the entire glacier tongue, stretching from high in the mountains all the way to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, we continue sailing along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through majestic Glacier Alley

Day 3

Day 4

Sail to Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay

  • Disembark in Cape Horn National Park

 

  • Disembark in Cape Horn National Park

We’ll sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where we’ll disembark (if the weather permits). The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616, and it is a sheer, 1,394-foot high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and it is known as the End of the Earth. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005.

In the afternoon, we go ashore at the historic Wulaia Bay, where once was located one of the largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed here on January 23rd, 1833, during the voyage of the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellanic forest of lengas, coihues, canelos, ferns, and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point.

 

Day 4

Day 5

The end of your Patagonia Cruise
Travel to Ushuaia

  • Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina

 

  • Disembark in Ushuaia, Argentina

We’ll arrive at Ushuaia, Argentina’s most important and southernmost city in the world on Tierra del Fuego and you’ll disembark at 8:00 a.m. This is the end of your Patagonian cruise.

 

Day 5

Prices per person

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  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2022 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).
  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
  • Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.
  • We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you book with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset. We are working to create more sustainable, responsible and meaningful ways of exploring South America.

INCLUDED

  • Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
  • All meals during the cruise

NOT INCLUDED

  • Taxes & National Parks entrance fee
  • International or domestic flights
  • Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

FLIGHTS NEEDED
FOR THIS ITINERARY

No flights needed for this trip. Trip starts and finishes in either Ushuaia, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile.

Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $350 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

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