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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego

5 Days / 4 Nights

Package Overview

This Chilean Vacation Travel Cruise tours Punta Arenas and includes visits to worldly attractions such as Cape Horn National Park, Punta Arenas, The Strait of Magellan, Pia Glacier, and more. This package is perfect mix of leisure time, sightseeing, and exciting activities. We have teamed up with Cruceros Australis to bring this package to you.

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Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1585.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Punta Arenas

Check in at 1385 O'higgins Street (Arturo Prat Port), Punta Arenas, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cruise ship boarding at 6:00 p.m. The Captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board.

Immediately afterwards, the ship departs for "the outermost part of the earth". Our excursion will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. The twinkling lights of Punta Arenas gradually fade into the distance as we enter the Whiteside Canal between Darwin Island and Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. We have just embarked on a Great Adventure!

Day 2

Ainsworth Bay - Tucker Islets

At dawn, we continue navigating through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay, inside the Alberto De Agostini National Park. From a distance we may see the Marinelli Glacier which descends from the Darwin Mountain Range, and 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 we cannot guarantee this as the precise location of the colony is unpredictable.

Later, we sail to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch we 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 we land for a short walk to approach a glacier.

Day 3

Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley

Overnight we sail around the western end of Tierra del Fuego via the very narrow Gabrial Channel, Magdalena Channel and Cockburn Channel. After rounding the remote Brecknock Peninsula, Stella Australis tacks eastward and enters the Beagle Channel again. We navigate along the main part of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark near Pia Glacier. We 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 4

Wulaia Bay - Cape Horn

We sail through the Murray channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark (weather permitting). Cape Horn is a sheer, 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory, and in the past it was the only entrance to the Pacific Ocean. This place is known as the "End of the Earth", and it's the last territory before Antarctica. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005.

In the afternoon, we go ashore in 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 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 5

Ushuaia

Arrival at Ushuaia, Argentina's most important city on Tierra del Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. We disembark at 8:00 a.m., enabling you to get an early start on visiting the city and national parks, and on continuing your trip through Patagonia.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • All meals and beverages
  • Tours as described in itinerary
  • Accommodations

 Package Does Not Include

  • Air
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • International or local phone calls
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Reciprocity Fee of $160 Chile and Argentina (subject to Change)

 Package Notes

  • Departure dates from September - April only
  • International air available on request. If you elect to purchase your own air, please provide itinerary for arrangement of transfers.
  • Prices are subject to change without previous notice.
  • Scheduled tours may change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen limitations - an alternate comparable tour will be offered.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
  • Prices quoted for promotional departure dates.
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General Information

  • Capital: Santiago
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: Chilean peso (CLP)
  • Area: total: 756,950 km2, land: 748,800 km2, water: 8,150
  • Population: 17,224,200 (May 2011 est.)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 70%, Protestant 15.1%, None 8.3%
  • Electricity: 220V / 50Hz Type C and L plugs
  • Calling Code: +56
  • Time Zone: Continent: UTC-4 (UTC-3 summer) Easter Isl.: UTC-6 (UTC-5 summer)

Points of Interest

  • Punta Arenas
  • Alberto De Agostini National Park
  • Pia Glacier
  • Cape Horn National Park
  • Wulaia Bay
  • Ainsworth Bay
  • Tuckers Islets