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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.

Agent Commission Starting At: $144.00

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1440.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

PUNTA ARENAS

Check in at Arturo Prat Port in Punta Arenas on the day of your cruise departure.

- Board the M/V Stella Australis. After a welcoming toast and introduction of captain and crew, the ship departs for one of the remotest corners of planet Earth.

- During the night we cross the Strait of Magellan and enter the labyrinth of channels that define the southern extreme of Patagonian.

- 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.

Day 2

AINSWORTH BAY - TUCKERS ISLETS

- By dawn the ship is sailing up Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo), a spectacular offshoot of the Strait of Magellan that stretches nearly halfway across Tierra del Fuego.

- The snowcapped peaks of Karukinka Natural Park stretch along the north side of the sound, while the south shore is defined by the deep fjords and broad bays of Alberto de Agostini National Park.

- We go ashore at Ainsworth Bay, which harbors copious bird life and a colony of southern elephant seals which can sometimes be spotted from the Zodiacs.

- Two guided excursions are available:

- One is along the edge of a stream, peat bog and beaver habitat to a waterfall-and-moss-covered rock face tucked deep inside a pristine sub-polar forest.

- The other is a more strenuous hike along the crest of a glacial moraine. Both afford views of Marinelli Glacier and the Darwin Mountains.

- Leaving Ainsworth Bay behind, we sail west along the sound to the Tucker Islets.

- After lunch, we board the Zodiacs again for a close-up view of the Magellan penguins that inhabit the tiny islands.

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.

- By morning we are entering Pia Fjord and boarding the Zodiacs for a shore excursion to Pia Glacier.

- After disembarking we take a short hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea or a longer much more difficult walk up a lateral moraine of the old Pia Glacier.

- Back onboard the ship, we continue east along the Beagle Channel through an area called Glacier Alley.

- Living up to its name, the passage features a number of impressive tidewater glaciers flowing down from the Darwin Mountains and Darwin Ice Sheet on the north shore. Most of them named after European countries -- Holland, Italy, Germany, Spain and France.

Day 4

WULAIA BAY - CAPE HORN

- During the early morning we navigate the narrow Murray Channel between Navarino and Hoste islands and drop anchor at historic Wulaia Bay.

- Originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yámana aboriginal settlements, the bay was described by Charles Darwin and sketched by Captain FitzRoy in the 1830s during their voyages on the HMS Beagle.

- This area is also renowned for its mesmerizing beauty and dramatic geography. After a visit to the Australis-sponsored museum in the old radio station -- which is especially strong on the Yámana people and European missionaries in the area -- passengers have a choice of three hikes that ascend the heavily wooden mountain behind the bay.

- On all of these you will be strolling through an enchanted Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic fauna to reach a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the bay.

- Before leaving Wulaia Bay, drop something into the wooden mail barrel inside the museum – letters or postcards meant to be hand delivered by future travelers – an ancient mariner tradition revived by Australis.

- In the afternoon we cruise across Nassau Bay into the remote archipelago that includes Cape Horn National Park.

- Weather and sea conditions permitting, we shall go ashore on the windswept island that harbors legendary Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos).

Day 5

USHUAIA

- The following morning we sail into Argentine waters and dock in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city.

- Depart Cruise.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • All meals, Beverages
  • Tours as described in itinerary
  • Accommodations in Selected Cabin

 Package Does Not Include

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

 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: Buenos Aires
  • Government: Federal presidential republic
  • Currency: Argentine peso (ARS)
  • Area: 2,766,890 km2
  • Population: 39,921,833 (July 2006 est.)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 92%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
  • Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)
  • Calling Code: +54
  • Time Zone: UTC -3

Points of Interest

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