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Patagonia & Cape Horn

Cruise + Personalized tour in Patagonia.

The program includes: Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn, Peninsula Valdes, Ushuaia, Cape Horn & Australis Cruise, Puerto Natales (Chile), Paine Towes (Chile), Calafate.

Quotation on request.

 

Number of nights: 
13
Period: 
October - April
Departures: 
Individuals
Minimum Pax: 
2
Difficulty: 
Medium
Itinerary: 
Day 1
Buenos Aires

Arrival at Internacional Airport and transfer to 4*Hotel downtown. In the afternoon city tour.

Day 2
Buenos Aires/Puerto Madryn

Transfer to Nacional Airport to take a flight to Trelew. Arrival and transfer to Puerto Madryn. Accomodation in 3* hotel.

Day 3
Puerto Madryn

Breakfast. Full day excursion to Peninsula Valdes: marine lions and elephants, whales from june to late November (sailing through Golfo Nuevo in Puerto Piramide). 

Day 4
Puerto Madryn/Ushuaia

Breakfast. Full day excursion to Punta Tombo, natural habitat of Magallano’s Penguins (from Oct to March). Transfer to Trelew to take a flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to 3*hotel.

Day 5
Ushuaia-Cruise

Breakfast. Half day excursion National Park Tierra del Fuego. Transfer to Ushuaia’s Port to board the cruise “Mare Australis”.  The captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board, and afterwards the ship departs for the journey through one of the most captivating wilderness regions in the world.

Day 6
Cape Horn- Wulaia Bay

We 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, 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”. 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 look-out point. Since early November 2011, we have been doing kayaking activities in Wulaia Bays run by an experience explorer, Cristián Donoso, supported by our expedition guides. The activity includes paddling through historic areas related to the native Yagan people, bird watching, as well as the pure joy of paddling. The kayaking activity has an approximate cost of US$ 120, with a duration of 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the water

Day 7
Aguila Glacier

We will sail through the Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular Agostini Sound, In the heart of the Darwin Cordillera, in Tierra del Fuego. Here you can see the glaciers flowing down the mountainside, often all the way to the sea. In the afternoon we will get into the Zodiac boats and head to the Águila Glacier where we will take an easy walk on the shore of a lagoon surroun- ded by mountains until we reach the base of the glacier. We will learn about Patagonia’s cold rainforest and the forces that molded the landscape.

Day 8
Magdalena Island /Punta Arenas

Arrival at Punta Arenas. Transfer to Puerto Natales and accomodation.

Day 9
Puerto Natales Chile

Breakfast. Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park (154 kms from Puerto Natales). It starts with the visit to Milodon Caves, where remains fossils of a prehistoric mammal. Box lunch during excursion. After two hours arrival to National Park, Glaciers, paths, free animals, Andes mountains make Torres del Paine an unforgettable spot on earth

Day 10
Puerto Natales/ Calafate

Breakfast. Transfer by bus to Calafate (Argentina), 360 kms. Arrival and transfer to hotel

Day 11
Calafate

Full day excursion to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, fees incuded. Excursión de día completo al famoso Glaciar Perito Moreno, entradas incluidas. Una vez finalizada la excursión, regreso al hotel.

Day 12
Calafate

Optional tour: “All Glaciers Navegation”, “Upsalla Sailing Safaris” o “Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier”. Return to hotel.

Day 13
Calafate/Buenos Aires

Transfer to airport to take a flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to 4* hotel downtown. In the evening Tango lessons and Dinner & Tango Show.

Day 14
Buenos Aires (Departure)

Transfer to International airport and departure. 

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