Luxury adventure in Southern Patagonia
Places Visited: Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Wulaia Bay, De Agostini Sound and Águila Glacier,Magdalena Island, Punta Arenas & Puerto Natales
Travel to the ‘end of the world’ and experience the rugged beauty of Patagonia in Tierra del Fuego. Trek and paddle through Tierra del Fuego National park. Follow in Darwin’s footsteps with a cruise around Cape Horn and visit remote islands and channels off the most southern tip of Argentina. Conclude this tour with two days in Puerto Natales, on the Patagonian fjords of Ultima Esperanza; enjoy luxury accommodations and unwind with spa treatments and leisurely outdoor activities or go for more challenging adventure sports.
- 2 nights of accommodation in Ushuaia
- 3 nights onboard the Stella Australis Cruise, full board and activities included
- 2 nights of accommodation at The Singular Hotel, taxes, full board, soft drinks during meals and activities included
- Daily breakfast and local taxes
- 1 Half day City tour w/World's End Museum - Ushuaia
- 1 Full day National Park Tierra del Fuego Trekking & canoes – Ushuaia
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
- Domestic Flights
- Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours and experiences
- Any items not mentioned
Day 01: USHUAIA. Upon arrival private transfer to Los Cauquenes
Half day City tour w/World's End Museum
Visit Ushuaia, the southernmost city on earth; the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego lies approximately 3,500 km/2100 mi from Buenos Aires, wedged between the Beagle Channel and the Martial Mountain range with towering peaks that stand 1,500 m/5000 ft above sea level. The outlines of the Chilean islands of Navarino and Hoste can be seen across the Beagle Channel. The tour encompasses the historic part of Ushuaia, with its deep-water harbor, steep streets that climb the Andean slopes and traditional houses built by the pioneers who settled the region between 1902 and 1920. The tour concludes with a visit to the World's End Museum. In addition to displays on the history of the island and its first white settlers, the museum collection includes artifacts from the ancient aboriginal cultures who inhabited the region before the arrival of the white men. Return to the hotel.
Day 02: USHUAIA.
National Park Tierra del Fuego Trekking + Canoeing
Tierra del Fuego National Park is one of the most frequently visited places in Ushuaia. This tour combines hiking and canoeing to explore the park’s extraordinary forest, rivers, lakes and the famous Lapataia Bay.
Day 03: USHUAIA. At the appropriate time private transfer to the Australis office for check-in. After check-in, transfer to the port to board the Stella Australis Cruise to Punta Arenas.
After a welcome cocktail reception by the Captain and his crew, the ship will depart for “the most remote corner of the earth”. The boat will sail through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking and remote wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
Day 04: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay.
Sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park. If weather permits, passengers will be able to disembark. A sheer 425 meter/1395 ft high rocky outcrop, mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616. For many years it was an important landmark on the navigation route for sailboats between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It was nicknamed “The End of the Earth”. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2005. In the afternoon, go ashore in historical Wulaia Bay, once home of the region’s largest Yamana indigenous settlement. Charles Darwin landed here in 1833, during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. Take a walk through the Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic flora.
Day 05: De Agostini Sound and Águila Glacier
Today, the boat will sail through the Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range. Here, glaciers descend along the side of the mountain to sea level. In the afternoon, travel by Zodiac boats to the Águila Glacier for an easy walk around the base of the glacier. Soak up the beauty of Patagonia’s rainforest and observe the rugged landscape formed by the natural elements.
Day 06: Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas/ PUERTO NATALES
Early in the morning (and weather permitting), go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential supply post for navigators and explorers. Today, it is home to an immense colony of Magellan Penguins. In September and April this excursion is substituted by a zodiac ride to Marta Island to observe South American Sea Lions. Finally, disembark at Punta Arenas around 11:30 am.
Upon arrival private transfer to The Singular Hotel in Puerto Natales
Taxes, activities, full board and transfers included.
Day 07 & Day 08: PUERTO NATALES.
Experience Authentic Patagonia
Choose from a wide menu of expeditions for an authentic Patagonia experience; mingle with the locals, learn about their customs, visit local ranches, sail the fjords and admire the impressive landscape.
Among the options that you can enjoy, there are also exclusive trips to our private reserves: Punta Jamón and Estancia la Cumbre at Sierra Baguales Ranch. These two nice places are available only for our guests; you can visit and admire them whenever you wish.
Trekking the Sierra Baguales – Private Reserve
Boat tour to Punta Jamón – Private Reserve
Bird watching – Cerro Castillo
Puerto Bories Private Collection
Puerto Natales – Land of Pioneers
Exploring Puerto Natales by Bicycle
Discovering Torres del Paine National Park
Medium level activities:
Biking at Lake Sofia
Trekking in Mirador de Ultima Esperanza
Trekking to the Mylodon Caves
Condor-watching & Trekking at Cerro Benitez
Lake Sofia & The Caves on Horseback
The Mylodon Cave on Horseback
Puerto Bories on Horseback
Kayak – Obstruccion Sound
Valle Pingo Trekking – Torres del Paine National Park
Trekking to the base of Paine Towers
The Astonishing Torres del Paine National Park
Day 09: PUERTO NATALES. At the appropriate time private transfer to the airport.
Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.
Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.