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Chile & Argentina: Cruise Cape Horn & Patagonia

Trip Length 5 days

From $1,800

  • Take a five-day luxury cruise through the wilds of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
  • Visit remote Cape Horn, the true "End of the Earth," and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  • Cruise through the famous Beagle Channel and stunning Glacier Alley, and get up close to Magellanic penguins!

Sail to the "End of the Earth" on this five-day voyage that's brimming with adventure and natural wonders. As you cruise through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel aboard a small luxury expedition ship, you'll explore two of the most untouched places on the planet: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Abundant with fjords and calving glaciers, you'll discover wild and windswept lands of surpassing beauty. You'll tour the massive Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley, board Zodiac boats for close-up views of Magellanic penguins, and visit mythical Cape Horn at the rugged southernmost tip of South America. This cruise also promises to be as fascinating on board as it is on shore, with expert guides and naturalists leading interpretative seminars on the majestic glaciology, flora and fauna of the region. Whether you are looking for a quick getaway or to extend your vacation before or after one of our Patagonian trekking adventures or Antarctic expeditions, you’ll find that five days among these magical fjords will be forever transforming.

*Special Offer: Kids under the age of 17 travel free in December (1 free child per paying adult). Call for details. 

Short on time? We also offer a 4-day cruise in the opposite direction from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. Please call for details.

Day 1: Punta Arenas

Upon your arrival in Punta Arenas, check in at 990 Magallanes St. from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Board cruise ship at 6:00 pm. After a welcome cocktail reception offered by the Captain and his crew the ship will depart for “the uttermost part of the earth”. Our trip takes 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.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Ainsworth Bay & Tuckers Islet

At dawn, we'll continue navigating through Almirantazgo Sound arriving at Ainsworth Bay inside of Alberto De Agostini National Park. From a distance we may see the Marinelli Glacier which descends from the Darwin Mountain Range, and we 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 may see elephant seals, but we cannot guarantee this as the precise location of the colony is unpredictable. Later, we'll sail to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch we board zodiac boats to view Magellanic Penguins, which only live in the Southern Hemisphere, and cormorants. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a trip to Brookes Bay, where we land for a short walk to a glacier.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3: Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley

We'll 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'll continue sailing along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through majestic “Glacier Alley.”

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

We'll sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark (weather permitting). The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616, and it is a sheer, 1,394-foot high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and it is known as the “End of the Earth.” The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005.

In the afternoon, we go ashore at 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 lookout point.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5: Ushuaia

Arrival at Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. We disembark at 8:00 am.

Oct 01 - 05, 2016

Oct 08 - 12, 2016

Oct 15 - 19, 2016

Oct 22 - 26, 2016

Oct 29, 2016 - Nov 02, 2016

Nov 05 - 09, 2016

Nov 12 - 16, 2016

Nov 19 - 23, 2016

Nov 26 - 30, 2016

Dec 03 - 07, 2016

Dec 10 - 14, 2016

Dec 17 - 21, 2016

Dec 31, 2016 - Jan 04, 2017

Jan 07 - 11, 2017

Jan 21 - 25, 2017

Jan 28, 2017 - Feb 01, 2017

Feb 04 - 08, 2017

Feb 11 - 15, 2017

Feb 18 - 22, 2017

Feb 25, 2017 - Mar 01, 2017

Mar 04 - 08, 2017

Mar 11 - 15, 2017

Mar 18 - 22, 2017

Mar 25 - 29, 2017

pricing

2016 / 2017 PRICES by Cabin Category (per person)

LOW SEASON  (October 1-30 & March 15-30)
$1,800 B
$2,410 A
$2,526 AA
$2,644 AAA
$3,183 AA Superior **
$3,331 AAA Superior **

HIGH SEASON PRICES (November 1 through March 14 )
$2,298 B
$2,957 A
$3,097 AA
$3,246 AAA
$3,867 AA Superior **
$4,054 AAA Superior **

Single rate will apply in all types of cabins and the rate will be the150% of the category rate.
 

LOW SEASON: October 1-30 & March 15-30
HIGH SEASON: November 1 through March 14
 

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"A bucket list, wonders of the world trip!" Bill Yount

  • Take a five-day luxury cruise through the wilds of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
  • Visit remote Cape Horn, the true "End of the Earth," and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  • Cruise through the famous Beagle Channel and stunning Glacier Alley, and get up close to Magellanic penguins!

Sail to the "End of the Earth" on this five-day voyage that's brimming with adventure and natural wonders. As you cruise through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel aboard a small luxury expedition ship, you'll explore two of the most untouched places on the planet: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Abundant with fjords and calving glaciers, you'll discover wild and windswept lands of surpassing beauty. You'll tour the massive Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley, board Zodiac boats for close-up views of Magellanic penguins, and visit mythical Cape Horn at the rugged southernmost tip of South America. This cruise also promises to be as fascinating on board as it is on shore, with expert guides and naturalists leading interpretative seminars on the majestic glaciology, flora and fauna of the region. Whether you are looking for a quick getaway or to extend your vacation before or after one of our Patagonian trekking adventures or Antarctic expeditions, you’ll find that five days among these magical fjords will be forever transforming.

*Special Offer: Kids under the age of 17 travel free in December (1 free child per paying adult). Call for details. 

Short on time? We also offer a 4-day cruise in the opposite direction from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. Please call for details.

review

"A bucket list, wonders of the world trip!" Bill Yount

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas

Upon your arrival in Punta Arenas, check in at 990 Magallanes St. from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Board cruise ship at 6:00 pm. After a welcome cocktail reception offered by the Captain and his crew the ship will depart for “the uttermost part of the earth”. Our trip takes 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.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Ainsworth Bay & Tuckers Islet

At dawn, we'll continue navigating through Almirantazgo Sound arriving at Ainsworth Bay inside of Alberto De Agostini National Park. From a distance we may see the Marinelli Glacier which descends from the Darwin Mountain Range, and we 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 may see elephant seals, but we cannot guarantee this as the precise location of the colony is unpredictable. Later, we'll sail to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch we board zodiac boats to view Magellanic Penguins, which only live in the Southern Hemisphere, and cormorants. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a trip to Brookes Bay, where we land for a short walk to a glacier.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3: Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley

We'll 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'll continue sailing along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through majestic “Glacier Alley.”

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

We'll sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark (weather permitting). The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616, and it is a sheer, 1,394-foot high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and it is known as the “End of the Earth.” The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005.

In the afternoon, we go ashore at 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 lookout point.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5: Ushuaia

Arrival at Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. We disembark at 8:00 am.

lodgings
Dates and Pricing

Oct 01 - 05, 2016

Oct 08 - 12, 2016

Oct 15 - 19, 2016

Oct 22 - 26, 2016

Oct 29, 2016 - Nov 02, 2016

Nov 05 - 09, 2016

Nov 12 - 16, 2016

Nov 19 - 23, 2016

Nov 26 - 30, 2016

Dec 03 - 07, 2016

Dec 10 - 14, 2016

Dec 17 - 21, 2016

Dec 31, 2016 - Jan 04, 2017

Jan 07 - 11, 2017

Jan 21 - 25, 2017

Jan 28, 2017 - Feb 01, 2017

Feb 04 - 08, 2017

Feb 11 - 15, 2017

Feb 18 - 22, 2017

Feb 25, 2017 - Mar 01, 2017

Mar 04 - 08, 2017

Mar 11 - 15, 2017

Mar 18 - 22, 2017

Mar 25 - 29, 2017

pricing

2016 / 2017 PRICES by Cabin Category (per person)

LOW SEASON  (October 1-30 & March 15-30)
$1,800 B
$2,410 A
$2,526 AA
$2,644 AAA
$3,183 AA Superior **
$3,331 AAA Superior **

HIGH SEASON PRICES (November 1 through March 14 )
$2,298 B
$2,957 A
$3,097 AA
$3,246 AAA
$3,867 AA Superior **
$4,054 AAA Superior **

Single rate will apply in all types of cabins and the rate will be the150% of the category rate.
 

LOW SEASON: October 1-30 & March 15-30
HIGH SEASON: November 1 through March 14
 

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