Patagonia - Australis Cruises - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

  • days: 5
  • from: $2,795

Description

Sail through the southernmost region of the world on board the expedition ships Stella Australis and the newest ship, Ventus Australis, following legendary maritime routes through the Strait of Magellan. Cruise along channels, bays and fjords, passing glaciers, snow-capped peaks, islands and unexplored forests of incomparable beauty.

Day 1. Embark Punta Arenas

Welcome aboard the Australis cruise ship. The captain and crew will be on hand to greet you at a cocktail reception as the ship departs, marking the beginning of your great adventure! [D]

Day 2. Ainsworth Bay - Tucker Islets

This morning the ship arrives in Ainsworth Bay, where you’ll see the Marinelli Glacier and learn about life after the retreat of the ice. Then, enjoy a walk in the incredible subpolar Magellanic Forest, followed by a stroll on the beach. After lunch, board a zodiac boat to view Magellanic penguins and cormorants on the Tucker Islets. [B,L,D]

Day 3. Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley

Cruise along the Beagle Channel to Pia Fjord. You can hike to a lookout point with a spectacular view over the entire glacier tongue, stretching from high in the mountains all the way to the sea. Later, you’ll cruise through majestic Glacier Alley. [B,L,D]

Day 4. Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

Today you sail into Cape Horn National Park and disembark (weather permitting). This UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve features an impressive, sheer 425m-high rocky headland. This afternoon head ashore at historic Wulaia Bay to enjoy its natural beauty. [B,L,D]

Day 5. Disembark Ushuaia

This morning we arrive in Ushuaia. After breakfast it’s time to disembark. [B]

INCLUSIONS

TRAVEL

  • Shore excursions as detailed in itinerary

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4 nights on board the Stella Australis or Ventus Australis cruise vessel on a full-board basis including an open bar
  • Twin share B cabin category
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Port taxes (included)

TOUR GUIDES

  •  English-speaking guides on board

SIGHTSEEING

  •  All shore excursions offered by Australis Cruises are included

EXCLUSIONS

  • Airfares
  • Tipping whilst on-board
  • Transfers to and from the port - if required, please request at time of booking

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share. Single Supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Cabin upgrades and itinerary length variations may be available. Please contact our office for details.

Visa Requirements: For Australian passport holders, a Chile Reciprocity Fee of $117pp US is payable upon arrival by cash or credit card. For non-Australian passport holders, please check with your travel agent.