Australis Patagonia Cruise : Punta Arenas - Ushuaia

Punta Arenas - Ainsworth Bay - Tucker Island - Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley - Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay - Ushuaia (5 days / 4 nts)  From $N/A

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Punta Arenas - Ushuaia (4 nights)

Day 1: Punta Arenas
Check in at 990 Magallanes St. from 1Australis - Ushuaia: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.

(Included meals: dinner)

Day 2: Ainsworth Bay - Tuckers Islets
At dawn, we will be navigating through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay, within Alberto De Agostini National Park. From the distance we will see Marinelli Glacier descending from Darwin Mountain Range, and appreciate how the land comes back to life after ice retreat. We will also take a walk to discover a beaver dam in the stunning sub-polar Magellan forest. On the beach, we might enjoy the view of Southern Elephant Seals, although sighting cannot be guaranteed due toAustralis - Glaciar Pia colony’s unpredictable location.
Later, we will be sailing to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch, onboard Zodiac boats, we will be sailing to get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins (endemic to the Southern Hemisphere) and Cormorants. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a short walk to a nearby glacier at Brookes Bay.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Pia Glacier
We will be navigating along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where disembarking is scheduled. We will take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from which we can appreciate the spectacular Pia Glacier whose main tongue extends from the mountain tops down to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, our sailing will continue along the Beagle Channel through the majestic “Glacier Alley”.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay
We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where disembarking is schedule (weather permitting). The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route for sailboats between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and it is known as the “End of the Earth”.  The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2005.

In the afternoon, we will go ashore Australis - Wulaia Bayat historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlement. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833, during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 5: Ushuaia
Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina’s most important city in Tierra del Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. Disembarking is scheduled at 8:00 am. (On December 13th 2013, February 7th 2014 and February 14th 2014, the arrival time in Ushuaia will be at 9:30 am).

(Included meals: breakfast)

Price per person in USD

4 nights / 5 days
(September 2013 - April 2014)
AA Sup
Australis Cruise Season  (September 2013 - April 2014)
Promotional: September 21, 28 2013 & April 5, 2014
Low season:
October & December: 14, 9, 17 2013. 2nd Half of March 2014
High season: November & December 2013. January, February & 1st half of March 2014.
Special Season
: Christmas & New Year
Included in the prices:
Accommodation aboard, sea transportation, meals (breakfast,lunch,dinner), free bar, daily land excursions as scheduled by the ships, Whisky and hot chocolate during the excursions, English and Spanish speaking guides
Not included in the prices:
international and domestic airfare, airport and port taxes, optional tours and transportation, gratuities and personal expenses
Price notes:
- Prices per person in USDollars
- Single rate applies in B or A category. Single rate in AA, AAA, AASup or AAA Sup will be 1.5 of the category rate. AASup and AAASup are only available in M/V Stella.
- The following port fees are subject to change without prior notice (not included):  
   Punta Arenas to Ushuaia route: US$30.- (dollars)
   Ushuaia to Punta Arenas route: US$30.- (dollars)
   The cost may be modified by the port authorities of each country
- Children policy: Infants between 0 and 3 years old have a 100% discount, sharing the bed with their parents. Children between 4 and 12 years old have a 50% discount, sharing a cabin with an adult.
- Required Clothing: Trekking or hiking boots are required for all passengers. The company does not hire out outfits any more, tourists have to buy their own!
- Activity Index: MEDIUM. Activity Index refers to the ratio of excursion per navigation day: Between 1-1.5: MEDIUM. More than 1.5: HIGH.

- The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservations