4 Nights In The Heart of Remote Patagonia

Cruceros Australis will take you on an amazing journey to the “uttermost end of the earth”. On the Punta Arenas - Ushuaia route, you will enjoy the splendor and beauty of unique natural scenery and wildlife. This journey also has an extra night which means there is even more time to experience this remarkable part of the world. You will travel on one of the industry’s most comfortable ships designed to make your trip as pleasant and remarkable as possible through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel.

There is an alternative version of this cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

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Day 1: Punta Arenas

Check in at Magallanes 990, Punta Arenas, between 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., with cruise ship boarding 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 2: Ainsworth Bay Tuckers Islet

At dawn, you will continue navigating 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, and you will learn how life begins after the retreat of the ice.

You will also take a walk to discover a beaver dam in the marvellous sub polar Magellanic forest. On the beach, you may see elephant seals, but this is not guaranteed as the precise location of the colony is unpredictable. Later, you will sail to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch you will board the Zodiac boats to view Magellanic Penguins (which only live in the Southern Hemisphere), and Cormorants. In September and April this excursion is replaced by Brookes Bay where you land for a short walk to approach a glacier.

Day 3: Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley

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

Day 4: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

You will sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where you will disembark (weather permitting). The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616, and it is a sheer, 425-meter (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, you go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region’s 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 mesmerising beauty of its vegetation and geography. You will walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coihues, Canelos, ferns, and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point.

You will also have a chance to do Kayaking, the activity includes paddling through historic areas related to the native Yagan people, bird watching, as well as the pure joy of paddling. The kayaking activity has an approximate cost of US$ 120, with a duration of 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the water.

Day 5: Ushuaia

Arrive at Ushuaia, Argentina’s most important and southernmost city in the world on Tierra del Fuego. Disembark at 8:00 a.m.

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Stella Australis

Cruises are operated on the Stella Australis. Constructed in 2010 The Stella Australis is a luxurious ship which consists of 100 cabins and can hold up to 210 passengers. The ship is spacious, with plenty of deck space and big windows to enjoy the beautiful views of the cruise.

There is a good range of facilities on board including a well stocked panoramic bar, programme of lectures about the area you are cruising and if all the activity of the landings isn't enough, the ship even has a gym! 

The ship offers all the comforts of a smart hotel including excellent service and fine dining, but the focus is on exploration with the ship being small enough to really get to the heart of the region and allow for quick boarding of the zodiacs for excursions.

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Essential Information

What's Included

  • 4 nights on board Stella Australis
  • All meals included on board the ship
  • Soft Drinks
  • Wine, Beers and Liquors during bar opening hours only
  • Zodiac excursions with the expedition team
  • Lecture and educational programs
  • Double, Twin, Single Share as booked
  • On-board Entertainment

Extras

  • Port tax, Migration fee, and National Park Fee
  • For Ushuaia to Punta Arenas route approx US$30.00 per person
  • Payable locally to the relevant authorities

Physical Grading

Light walking and hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.

Important Notes

Please note: While it is Cruceros Australis intention of adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On your first day onboard, your Expedition Leader will give you an expedition overview.

Group Size

Max 210

Transport

Stella Australis 

Visas

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Argentina or Chile. Please speak to your Latin Routes Travel Specialist for up to date advice.

To find your perfect Patagonia cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

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