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Discover Patagonia

4 Days / 3 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, Nena Glaciers, and more. This package is a great getaway cruise package with the 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: $1309.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Ushuaia

Check in at 160 Juan Manuel de Rosas Street in downtown Ushuaia, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cruise ship boarding from 5:30 p.m. to 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 Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan to explore one of the most captivating wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. The lights of Ushuaia disappear as we turn into the narrow Murray Channel between Navarino and Hoste islands. We have just embarked on a Great Adventure!

Day 2

Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

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 is 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 3

Agostini Sound - 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, Stella Australis 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.

Named after an Italian Salesian priest who worked among the region's indigenous people during the first half of the 20th century, De Agostini Sound is flanked by numerous glaciers and sheer saw-toothed peaks reminiscent of Torres del Paine. Our shore excursion this morning is Aguila (Eagle) Glacier, which hovers above a placid glacial lagoon surrounded by primeval forest. After a Zodiac landing on the beach, passengers hike around the edge of the lagoon to a spot near the base of the frozen facade. Condors can sometimes be seen winging high above, but there is always abundant bird life around the lagoon. This landing provides the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of Patagonia's sub-Antarctic rainforest and to see how the power of nature has molded the spectacular landscape.

Day 4

Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas

Early in the morning, we go ashore on Magdalena Island (weather permitting). Located in the Strait of Magellan, it was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers in the past. The island is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellanic Penguins which can be sighted during our walk to a lighthouse, which guides ships on their way through the strait.

In September and April this excursion is replaced by a Zodiac boat ride at Isla Marta to observe sea lions. After our visit, we sail to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Meals
  • Day tours as shown in Itinerary

 Package Does Not Include

  • Air
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Telephone calls
  • Tips
  • Reciprocity Fee of $160 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

  • Cape Horn National Park
  • Punta Arenas
  • The Strait of Magellan
  • Nena Glaciers