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Discovering the chilean and argentine Patagonia by cruise and catamaràn!

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Itineraries

DAY 01:

USHUAIA

Arrival to the Ushuaia Airport and transfer to hotel. Lodging. Overnight in Ushuaia.

DAY 02:

USHUAIA

Breakfast and departure to enjoy the beautiful lands in Tierra del Fuego National Park where we will go for a walk in the mountains and forests and will canoe on rivers and on the sea. In the afternoon, we will return to Ushuaia. Overnight in Ushuaia.

DAY 03:

USHUAIA / EMBARK

Breakfast and transfer to Ushuaia port to embark in Australis Cruises. Board the Via Australis cruise ship at 17.30 hs. After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the captain and his crew, the Via Australis will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our voyage will take us through the Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

DAY 04:

CAPE HORN – WULAIA BAY

We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we will go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425 m (1.394-feet) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the Earth’. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yàmana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

DAY 05:

SENO DE AGOSTINI/AGUILA GLACIER

After nightfall we reenter the Beagle Channel and sail westward along the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego into a watery wonderland protected within the confines of Alberto de Agostini National Park. Rounding the Brecknock Peninsula as the western extreme of Tierra del Fuego is briefly exposed to the open Pacific. We then navigate a zigzag route through the Cockburn Channel, Magdalena Channel and Keats Fjord to reach scenic De Agostini Sound.

DIA 06:

MAGDALENA ISLAND / PUNTA ARENAS / PUERTO NATALES

After an overnight cruise that takes us back into the Strait of Magellan, we will anchor off Magdalena Island, which lies about halfway between Tierra del Fuego and the Chilean mainland. Crowned by a distinctive lighthouse, the island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellanic penguins. At the break of dawn, weather permitting, we will go ashore and will hike a path that leads through thousands of penguins to a small museum lodged inside the vintage 1902 lighthouse. Many other bird species are also found on the island. In September and April -- when the penguins dwell elsewhere -- this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to observe South American sea lions. After a short sail south along the strait, disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for around 11.30 hs. Disembark and transfer to Punta Arenas bus station to take a bus to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to our hotel. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

DAY 07:

PUERTO NATALES / EL CALAFATE

After breakfast, we will depart to take our bus with destination El Calafate, then about 8 hours we will arrival at El Calafate, our vehicle will be waiting for us to leave to our hotel. Lodging. Free time. Overnight in El Calafate.

DAY 08:

EL CALAFATE / ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO THE GLACIERS NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will start a different tour for know The Glaciers National Park, we will take the old route of estancias that connects the patagonian culture, indigenous villages, steppe and pioneers. On the way we will get to see estancias and painting caves. In the the Roca Lake we will enjoy the forest spectacular views and a typical lunch in Nibepo Aike ranch. In the afternoon, we will navigate the South and Rico arms of the Argentino Lake. A crossing of about an hour, with a view of the mountain rangers “Adriana” and “Moreno”. Then landed on the beach “Las Monedas”, for a walk in the woods, watching interesting environmental changes. At the end the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier seen from sailing and the famous gateways where we will be around 2 hours. Finally we will start the return by the route of the lake to El Calafate. Overnight in El Calafate.

DAY 09:

EL CALAFATE AIRPORT

Breakfast and transfer to El Calafate Airport to take flight to return.

Transfers in/out in Ushuaia – SIB
 02 night of lodging in Ushuaia hotel with breakfast
 Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park, trekking & canoes
 Transfers in/out to Ushuaia port
 Australis Cruises – USHUAIA/PUNTA ARENAS (04 days/03 nights) – cabin “A” with all
meals and disembarks
 Ticket to regular bus PUQ/PNT
 Ticket to regular bus PNT/FTE
 01 night of lodging in Puerto Natales hotel with breakfast
 Transfers in/out in El Calafate – SIB
 02 nights of lodging in El Calafate hotel with breakfast
 ExcursionPioneros in El Calafate with lunch
 MEALS: 01 LUNCH
ALL INCLUSIVE ON CRUISE

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