25 October 2016
Cruceros Australis will take you on an amazing journey to the “uttermost end of the earth”. On the 4 Day 3 nights Ushuaia – Punta Arenas route, you will enjoy the splendor and beauty of unique natural scenery and wildlife. You will travel on either the Via Australis tor the Stella Australis which are designed to make your trip as pleasant and remarkable as possible through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel. Here you will explore two of the most beautiful and untouched places on Earth: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
On your first day in Chile you check in at San Martin, Ushuaia and board your luxurious cruise ship which will be home for the next four days. 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.
Sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to Cape Horn National Park, where you disembark. The mythical cape is a sheer, 1,394-foot high rocky promontory. For 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, go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay, where Charles Darwin landed in 1833, during the voyage of HMS Beagle. This area is renowned for the mesmerising beauty of its vegetation and geography.
In the morning sail through the desolate Brecknock and Ocasion channels, to reach Cockburn Channel. After lunch, arrive at Chico Sound and disembark in Zodiac boats to explore Alakaluf Fjord, and see its beautiful waterfalls and observe the Piloto and Nena glaciers from the sea. You will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence in the geography of the region’s channels.
Early start and go ashore on Magdalena Island, in the Strait of Magellan. The island was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers in the past and is inhabited by a huge colony of Magellanic Penguins which can be seen during your walk to a lighthouse, or take a Zodiac boat ride at Marta Island to observe sea lions. Later sail to Punta Arenas, where the tour ends.
B Cabin fr £947pp
A Cabin fr £1270pp
AAA Cabin fr £1396pp
AAASuperior fr £1757pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated