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Australis Patagonia Cruise : Ushuaia - Punta Arenas

Ushuaia - Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay - Aguila Glacier - Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas (4 days / 3 nts)  From $N/A

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Ushuaia - Punta Arenas (3 nights)

Day 1: Ushuaia
Check in at San Martín 245, Ushuaia, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cruise ship boarding from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Afterwards, the ship departs for “the uttermost part of the earth.” Our excursion will take us through the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan to explore one of the most captivating wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego.

(Included meals: dinner)

Day 2: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay
We sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, whAustralis - icebergs surrounded with a deep silenceere we will disembark (weather permitting). The mystical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616, and it is a sheer, 425 meter (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.  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 look-out point.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Agostini Sound - aguila Glacier (Stella) - Piloto and Nena Glacier (Via)
M/V Stella Australis: Agostini Sound - Aguila Glacier:
We will be sailing through Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of Darwin Mountain Range. In this area we can see glaciers descending the mountainside all the way down to the sea. In the afternoon, onboard Zodiac boats, we will route to Águila Glacier where we will take an easy walk all the way the base of the glacier. We will experience the beauty of Patagonia’s cold rainforest and see how the power of nature molded the area’s landscape.
 
M/V Via Australis: Piloto and Nena Glacier:
We will be sailing through Cockburn Channel to anchor in Chico Sound. Onboard Zodiac boats, we will explore Alakaluf Fjord and enjoy the view of Piloto and Nena Glaciers from the sea. The intense blue color of Piloto Glacier due to its compression and age draws attention. We will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the Fuegian-Patagonian channels.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4: Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas
Early in the morning, we go ashore on MagdaleAustralis - Magellan Penguinsna Island (weather permitting). Located in the Strait of Magellan, it was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers in the past. The island is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellanic Penguins which can be sighted during our walk to a lighthouse, which guides ships on their way through the strait. In September and  April this excursion is replaced by a Zodiac boat ride at Marta Island to observe sea lions. After our visit, we sail to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Price per person USD

Route Ushuaia - Punta Arenas (3 nights / 4dyas)
September 2013 - April 2014
Cabin Promotional Low High
B $1,111 $1,389 $1,771
A $1,595 $1,988 $2,440
AA $1,674 $2,084 $2,554
AAA $1,753 $2,181 $2,679
AA Superior $2,108 $2,627 $3,183
AAA Superior $2,207 $2,749 $3,338
Single* $2,052 $2,562 $3,104

 

 Australis Cruise Season  (September 2013 - April 2014)
Low season: October & December: 11, 18 2013. 2nd Half of March 2013
Promotional season: September 25 & April 2, 9 2014
High season: November & December 2013. January, February & 1st half of March 2014.
Peak 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):  
Ushuaia - 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!
- The services are subject to the availability & rates at the moment of the reservation