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One of the principal reasons that many people visit Chile is to head south to The Patagonian region. To visit the End of the World and experience the gigantic glaciers and fascinating wildlife of Patagonia, is a once in a lifetime experience for many. This 6 day cruise will take you on both The Chilean and The Argentinian side of Patagonia for the complete Patagonian experience. We will visit Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego and everywhere in between on this unique and incredible cruise of Patagonia on the luxurious Australis cruise ship.
Special features of our Cruising to the End of the Earth – Patagonia Tour:
Type of Tourism: Adventure, Mountains and Nature, Geographical, Glaciers.
Places to Visit: Santiago, Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego, Glacier Alley, Cape Horn, Ushuaia
Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights.
Type of Service: group tour.
Accommodation: The cruise ship offers the best accommodation in this rugged part of the world and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable, with your every need catered for!
Today is arrival day at the Santiago airport. Our driver will collect you and take you to your hotel. We will spend the afternoon exploring the Lastarria area of Santiago. A historical neighbourhood, now more famous for its art, culture, museums and festivals.
Today we will head back to the airport for a morning flight to Punta Arenas. Here we will be met by our guide and taken to the Australis cruise ship office. We will head to the Arturo Prat Port in Punta Arenas to board the cruise ship at 6 PM. After a welcome toast and introduction from the boat captain and crew, the ship will depart for one of the most remote corners of the planet. Through the night, we will cross the Magellan Straight to enter a labyrinth of channels that define the...
By sunrise, we will be sailing up The Seno Almirantazgo, a spectacular offshoot of the Magellan Strait that stretches nearly halfway across Tierra del Fuego. The snowcapped peaks of Karukinka Natural Park is found on the north side, while the south shore is defined by deep fjords and the bays of The Alberto de Agostini National Park. We will go ashore at Ainsworth Bay, home to many bird species and a colony of southern elephant seals. You can choose between two guided excursions: - on...
Overnight, we will sail around the western end of Tierra del Fuego via the very narrow Gabrial Channel, Magdalena Channel and Cockburn Channel. After rounding the Brecknock Peninsula, we will enter the Beagle Channel once more. By morning we are entering The Pia Fjord and we will set out on a tour of the Pia Glacier. This magnificent glacier will come into sight very quickly, extending from the mountain peaks down to the sea. We can also choose a more difficult walk up the lateral mor...
During the morning, we will head across Nassau Bay into the remote archipelago that includes Cape Horn National Park. Weather and sea conditions permitting, we will go ashore onto the windswept island that harbours the legendary Cape Horn. Discovered in 1616 by a Dutch maritime expedition, Cape Horn is a sheer 425-metre (1,394-foot) high rocky outcrop overlooking the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage. For many years it was the only navigation route between the Pacific and Atlantic...
Today, we sail into Argentinian waters and dock in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city. This marks the end of this incredible Patagonian tour to the end of the world. We will take you to the airport for your ongoing flight to your next exciting destination!