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Round the Horn Patagonia Cruise from Punta Arenas

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,850

The southernmost region of the world is where the expedition cruise ships invite you to travel legendary maritime routes to explore this beautiful and untamed region of South America.


Join your cruise ship the Stella Australis in Punta Arenas and once settled in, enjoy a cocktail party given by the captain and crew. Your real adventure starts the following morning as you sail through the Strait of Magellan, the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Beagle Channel with its dramatic scenery. You will be surrounded by amazing scenery on all sides. Travel through the Almirantazgo Inlet with its deeply indented fjords and glaciers including the Marinelli Glacier, the largest in the inlet. Sail to the Alberto de Agostini National Park in Ainsworth Bay and discover the beautiful sub polar Magellanic Forest with an abundance of flora and fauna and also its elephant seals on display.  Then on to Tucker Islet to see the Magellanic penguins.

Continuing along the Beagle Channel, reach the Pia Fjord where you will take a short hike to a look-out point with a spectacular view of the surrounding glaciers. Sail on later to Glacier Alley with its snow-capped peaks and uninhabited wilderness.

You will sail through the Murray Channel and disembark at Cape Horn National Park and also at Wulaia Bay, the region’s largest Yamana settlement. Walk through the Megallenic Forest and view the interesting foliage.

Eventually, you will arrive at Ushaia, the southernmost city in the world in the Argentinean part of Tierra del Fuego where you will disembark.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,850

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Day 1

Embark Punta Arenas

You will check in between 1:00pm and 5:00pm at Magallanes 990, Punta Arenas. Board the Expedition Cruise Ship Via Australis between 6:00pm and 7:00pm for your journey, the ship departs at 8:00pm. The Captain and crew will host a welcome cocktail reception on board. Afterwards, the ship will set sail for the "uttermost part of the earth". Through the mythical Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel, you will travel to Southern Patagonia, which will include Tierra de Fuego. This is the beginning of a great adventure!

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Ventus Australis

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    Ventus Australis



    Ventus Australis is the new state-of-the-art ship being built for the Patagonian Fjords of Chile and Argentina. The name - Latin for "Southern Wind" - reflects Tierra del Fuego's distinctive weather, a factor that has long determined the region's socio-cultural development and that so impressed ...

    Ventus Australis is the new state-of-the-art ship being built for the Patagonian Fjords of Chile and Argentina.

    The name - Latin for "Southern Wind" - reflects Tierra del Fuego's distinctive weather, a factor that has long determined the region's socio-cultural development and that so impressed the early mariners who endeavored to explore Patagonia's southernmost waterways.

    Tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America, all aspects of the 210-passenger ship - including size, length, draft and engine power - are designed to give Ventus Australis the extreme maneuverability necessary to navigate narrow fjords and channels where no other cruise ships can venture.

    Ventus Australis features the latest regulations regarding safety at sea and protecting the marine environment. Ventus Australis will give travelers a chance to experience the remoteness of Patagonia and step ashore at fabled Cape Horn.

    Facilities

    • Dining Room
    • Gym
    • Lounge

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Day 2

Ainsworth Bay and Tuckers Islets

At dawn, your ship will pass through the Almirantazgo Inlet, arriving near the Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay inside the Alberto De Agostini National Park. You'll learn how life begins after the retreat of the ice and enjoy a walk, discovering a beaver dam in the midst of a marvellous subpolar Magellanic forest and you may see elephant seals on the beach. Back on board, your ship will visit Tucker Islet giving you the chance to see Magellanic penguins (which only live in the Southern Hemisphere) and cormorants.

NOTE: in September and April, Tuckers Islets is replaced by Brookes Bay where you'll have a short land glacier excursion.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley

You will sail along the main part of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord where you'll disembark near Pia Glacier. You'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, you'll continue sailing along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through the majestic "Glacier Alley".

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay

You will sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay, disembarking at Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting). In the afternoon, you will disembark at historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region's largest Yamana aboriginal settlements and also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. You will walk through a Megellanic forest of Lengas, Coihues, Canelos, ferns and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Disembark Ushuaia

Today you will arrive in Ushuaia, the most important Argentine city in Tierra de Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. Disembarkation will be at 8:00 am.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Stella Australis - Sep 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
2018: Stella Australis - Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
2018: Ventus Australis -  Jan 2, 10, 18, 26; Feb 4, 12, 20, 28; Mar 8, 16, 25

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities
  • Meals as indicated by itinerary
  • Open bar
  • Shore excursions as scheduled by the ship
  • On board entertainment

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International & domestic airfare and airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from port,
  • Port taxes, migration fee, and national park fee
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

*Ventus Australis does not start sailing until 2018 - pricing based on B Cabin.

TB CONDORTPUN18CR: SPC B
25 Mar 2018
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