Mountains Meet Lake

Exclusive Patagonia & Australis Expedition Cruise

Suggested: 12 Days, 11 Nights

Patagonia Highlights

Australis Expedition Cruise

 

Experiences
Overview

Patagonia Expedition Cruise

Trek Perito Moreno Glacier

Discover Torres del Paine 

Winding Roads

Prices from

Prices per person from

Boutique 4* U$D 5,900.-

5* U$D 7,100.-

Luxury U$D 12,000

 
     YOUR ITINERARY
 

All our itineraries are 100% customized four you

Buenos Aires – Ushuaia, the “End of the World” city

DAY
01


This day is spent in transit as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Private transfers to and from the airports are organised. The remainder of the day in Ushuaia is kept free for you to soak in the beautiful views and enjoy gourmet delights at your hotel, which overlooks the Beagle Chanel.

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DAY
02

Explore the “End of the World” in 4X4WD

Today’s highlight is a unique adventure, journeying across the Andes in a 4×4 vehicle and enjoying the thrill of some amazing crossings. We will visit the beautiful Fagnano and Escondido Lakes, getting amidst the pristine lakes and muddy lands – a close encounter possible only in 4X4WD vehicles.

Tierra del Fuego National Park & embark Australis Expedition Cruise

DAY
03

We arrive early in Ensenada Bay in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. After a short walk along the beach and woods, we continue our journey towards Lapataia – the point where all routes of America come to their end.

Your local guide will assist with your cruise check-in and luggage delivery. Staying close to the port, head out on your own to visit the two local museums. The Presidium holds interesting stories about Ushuaia while the Fin del Mundo preserves the historical roots of Tierra del Fuego. Remember to check back in time for the cruise (by 5.30pm).

As the ship departs one of the most remote corners of the planet, you will be welcomed with a toast and an introduction to you captain and crew. Tonight you cross the Beagle Channel, entering the Chilean territorial waters. The lights of Ushuaia disappear as the ship turns into the narrow Murray Channel between Navarino and Hoste islands.

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Cruise Chilean fjords between Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

DAY
04

You’ll cruise into the remote archipelago that is home to the Cape Horn National Park. Weather and sea conditions permitting, we explore this windswept island that houses the legendary Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos), a sheer 425-meter high rocky promontory overlooking the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage. The National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and features a permanent lighthouse. the tiny Stella Maris Chapel and modern Cape Horn Monument (currently awaiting repair after being damaged by fierce winds).

Sailing back across Nassau Bay, we anchor at fabled Wulaia Bay, one of the few places in the archipelago where human history is just as compelling as the natural environment as it was the site of one of the region’s largest Yámana aboriginal settlements. After visiting the museum, you’ll have a choice of three hikes (of increasing degrees of difficulty) that ascend the heavily wooded mountain behind the bay. On all of these you stroll through an enchanted Magellanic forest of lengas, coigües, canelos and ferns to reach panoramic viewpoints overlooking the bay.

Pía Glacier - Garibaldi Glacier

DAY
05

 

Sailing through narrow channels overnight and rounding the remote Brecknock Peninsula, our Patagonian glacier tour re-enters the Beagle Channel. Today morning you will board zodiacs for a shore excursion to the Pia Glacier. A short hike takes us to panoramic views of this spectacular glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea.

Pia Glacier exploration completed, we sail along the channel to enter another long fjord and drop anchor near Garibaldi Glacier for another shore excursion. Garibaldi is one of only three glaciers in Patagonia gaining mass rather than staying the same or slowly shrinking. This time we a tough hike through virgin Magellan forest takes us to a glacial waterfall, a towering wall of ferns and moss, and spectacular viewpoints looking down on the glacier and fjord. The walk is not for everyone and those who stay back can enjoy beautiful blue skies and striking views from the upper deck.


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Agostini Sound - Águila Glacier

DAY
06

Our journey continues along the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego into a watery wonderland protected within the confines of Alberto de Agostini National Park to the scenic De Agostini Sound.

Named after a priest, De Agostini Sound is flanked by numerous glaciers and sheer saw-toothed peaks reminiscent of Torres del Paine. Our shore excursion this morning is Águila (“Eagle”) Glacier, which hovers above a placid glacial lagoon surrounded by primeval forest – your experience of a sub-Antarctic Patagonian rainforest where the power of nature as it moulds the spectacular landscape is clearly visible.

Magdalena Island – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales in Chile

DAY
07

The island was an essential source of supplies for seafarers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan penguins. Weather permitting, today we head ashore for a hike on a path through thousands of penguins to a small vintage museum.

The island is a haven for many bird species. In April and September, when the penguins dwell elsewhere, the offshore excursion includes a zodiac ride to Marta Island to observe South American sea lions.

A short cruise from here is Punta Arenas, our port to disembark. A local guide will help you with transfers to your accommodation – Patagonia Camp Hotel. You will have most of the day free to enjoy a choice of activities included in the package, such as kayaking and different hiking. You can indulge your taste buds at the hotel. 

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Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine

DAY
08

What’s your pick going to be? There is a wide selection of expeditions to choose from, all with bilingual guides. Our hand-picked options would be trekking to the base of The Torres (perfect for advanced hikers), or if you want something easier, opt for “discovery”.

Exploring Torres del Paine

DAY
09

 

Today again you can pick from the selection of daily expeditions with bilingual guides from Patagonia Camp excursions menu.

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Puerto Natales – El Calafate

DAY
10

Departing after breakfast, we journey through the most amazing landscapes of the Patagonian steppe for approximately four hours before arriving at our lodge in the Argentine Patagonia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing lunch followed by a guided walk to explore the local flora and birds.

Cruise the Perito Moreno Glacier

DAY
11

We spend the day on an exclusive cruise exploring the beauty of Argentino Lake and sailing through some of the most beautiful glaciers in the world. Onboard you’ll enjoy an amazing gourmet experience accompanied by a variety of wines.

The cruise is followed by a relaxing rest of the day at the lodge.

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El Calafate – Farewell

DAY
12

Before leaving Patagonia, enjoy a delightful morning at the lodge, before your afternoon flight to your next destination. It is time to say Goodbye to Patagonia... for now!  

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Patagonia, you will always be in my heart.

Across South America produced a holiday which could not have been made more special. The places in Brazil, Argentina and Peru that we visited were amazing, better than all imagination. This was backed up by excellent hotels and great service by the Across South America team.

 

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