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Round the Horn Patagonia Cruise from Ushuaia

Duration
4-5 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 Via 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
4-5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,850

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Day 1

Embark Ushuaia

You will check in between 10:00am and 4:00pm at San Martin 409, Ushuaia. Board the Expedition Cruise Ship via Australis between 6:00pm and 7:00pm for your journey. 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 Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, you will travel to Southern Patagonia, which will include Tierra de Fuego. This is the beginning of a great adventure!

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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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

Cape Horn to 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 historical Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region's largest native settlements. The area is also known for the spectacular beauty of its vegetation and geography. You'll walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coihues, Canelos, ferns and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Pia Glacier and Garibaldi Glacier

In the morning you travel along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to enter Pia Fiord where you disembark near Pia Glacier. Take a short hike to a vantage point with a spectacular view of the mountain chain giving origin to this impressive glacier moving slowly down the valley until it falls into the sea.

In the afternoon you enter Garibaldi fiord on the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego, where you will do an incredible excursion through Patagonia’s cold jungle and a hike through the forest up to a waterfall of glacial origin. There is a spectacular view from this spot. For those who stay onboard, your Capitan will point the bow towards the beautiful blue Garibaldi glacier, and the panoramic views may be enjoyed from the outdoor decks.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Piloto and Nena Glaciers

In the morning you will sail through the desolate Brecknock and Ocasion channels, to reach Cockburn Channel in the afternoon. After lunch, arrive at Chico Sound and disembark in Zodiac boats to explore Alakaluf Fjord and to see its beautiful waterfalls and observe the Piloto and Nena glaciers from the sea. You will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence in the abrupt geography of the region's channels.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Magdalena Island to Punta Arenas and Disembark

Early in the morning you'll travel ashore Magdalena Island (weather permitting), the home of an immense colony of Magellanic Penguins, which you can watch during your walk to a lighthouse. After your visit, you will sail to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30am.

NOTE: In September and April, the Magdalena Island excursion is replaced by a Zodiac boat ride at Marta Island to observe sea lions.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017 - Stella Australis - Apr 5; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec 6, 13, 20, 27.

2018 - Stella Australis - Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4.

 2018 - Ventus Australis - Jan 6, 14, 22, 30; Feb 8, 16, 24, Mar 4, 12, 20, 29.

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

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