Take an 11-night trip to the Patagonia region of South America. Start in Buenos Aires, where you visit the Plaza de Mayo and the Plaza del Congreso. From there, fly to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, where you board the MV Stella Australis on your voyage to Cape Horn. Sail through Beagle and Murray channels to disembark in Cape Horn National Park and see the scenic beauty near Antarctica. Disembark in historic Wululaia Bay. Also, visit Gunther Pluschow Glacier and Magdalena Island before disembarking at Punta Arenas and flying to Santiago for a tour on your way back to the US. Starting from $5125, including air, with seasonal departures.
Day 1 - Miami/Buenos Aires
Depart via Avianca Airlines flight to Buenos Aires in the evening.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires
Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. (Kenton Palace/Recoleta Grand)
Day 3 - Buenos Aires
Morning city tour includes the Obelisco; the famous squares Plaza de Mayo, San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso; avenues Corrientes, Mayo, and 9 de Julio; and historic neighborhoods. Afternoon free. (B)
Day 4 - Buenos Aires
After breakfast, a day at leisure. This evening, dinner and tango show in a traditional "tangueria." (B/D)
Day 5 - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
After breakfast, fly to Ushuaia the world's southernmost city. Arrive and transfer to hotel. (Fuegino/Los Cauquenes) (B)
Day 6 – Ushuala/Patagonia Cruise
Check in today for your cruise to discover Patagonia's natural beauty. Early this evening, board your Australis cruise ship and depart for one of the most remote corners of the planet. During the night, traverse the Beagle Channel, cross from Argentina into Chilean territorial waters, and turn into the Murray Channel. (Cabin A/Cabin AA) (B/D)
Day 7 - Cape Horn/Wulaia Bay
Around the break of dawn, cross Nassau Bay and enter Cape Horn National Park. Go ashore on the windswept island that harbors Cape Horn. Sail badk across Nassau Bay and anchor at historic Wulaia Bay. Hike the mountain and stroll through a Magellanic forest to a look-out point. (B/L/D)
Day 8 - Pia Glacier/Garibaldi Glacier
This morning, enter Pia Fjord and board the Zodiacs for a shore excursion to Pia Glacier. Disembark and take a short hike for a panoramic view of the glacier. Further along the channel, drop anchor near Garibaldi Glacier. Hike through Magellanic forest to a glacial waterfall and viewpoints. Or, if you wish, stay onboard and enjoy the panoramic view from the upper decks. (B/L/D)
Day 9 - Aguila Glacier/Condor Glacier
Early morning, enter Agostini Sound. Disembark and walk around a lagoon formed by the melting of the Aguila Glacier. Afternoon, approach the Condor Glacier via Zodiac. (B/L/D)
Day 10 - Magdalena Island/Punta Arenas
Early morning, disembark at Magdalena Island, home of an immense colony of Magellanic penguins, and walk to the lighthouse. After a short cruise south, disembark at Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. (Carpa Manzano/Cabo de Hornos) (B)
Day 11 - Punta Arenas/Santiago
Fly to Santiago. Arrive and transfer to hotel. (Torremayor/Sheraton) (B)
Day 12 - Santiago
Morning city tour begins with a walking tour downtown, including Plaza de Armas and Ahumada Boulevard. By vehicle, visit old Santiago's main avenues and drive up San Cristobal Hill for a panoramic view. Afternoon free. (B)
Day 13 - Santiago/Miami
Transfer to airport for your Avianca Airlines flight to Miami. (B)
Note 1:Australis has two expedition cruise ships (M/V Stella Australis and M/V Ventus Australis), each embarking on different dates from either Ushuaia or Punta Arenas. Depending on your date of departure, the listed itinerary may be reversed, starting from Santiago and ending in Buenas Aires.
Note 2: Australis Cruises reserves the right to alter, change or omit parts of its itineraries, without advance notice, where necessary or advisable for welfare and security of passengers and for preservation of environment. For the same reasons, voyage departure and arrival times are subject to change without advance notice.