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Santiago - Puerto Natales - MV Ventus or Stella Australis - El Calafate - Buenos Aires
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This 14 night sample itinerary includes:
  Flight into Santiago and out of Buenos Aires
  2 nights in Santiago
  Flight Santiago - Punta Arenas
  Transfer Punta Arenas Airport - Puerto Natales
  3 nights in Puerto Natales
  4 nights M/V Ventus Australis or Stella Australis
  1 nights in Ushuaia
  Flight Ushuaia - El Calafate
  2 nights in El Calafate
  Flight El Calafate - Buenos Aires
  2 nights in Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires (85)     Santiago (50)     Punta Arenas (21)     El Calafate - Lago Argentino (24)     Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego (12)     Puerto Natales (10)    

Visit Santiago (a truly cosmopolitan city able to preserve its traditions, located close to vineyards, wineries, ski resorts and beach towns), Puerto Natales (from where you will immerse in a fabulous cruise, the Skorpios III, from this cruise you will navigate the Kaweskar Explorers Route during three nights and discover amazing landscapes, glaciers, mountains and multicolored icebergs), then catch Crucero MV Ventus Australis or Stella Australis (You will sail through the Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel and through the land of fire called Tierra del Fuego. You will encounter magnificent views of glaciers, awesome Patagonian scenery, penguins, whales and other nature's inhabitants of this incredible part of the World), to back, first stop by Ushuaia (located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the southernmost tip of South America, nicknamed the “End of the World.”), Calafate (known for the imposing and legendary Perito Moreno Glacier) and Buenos Aires (to stroll in the streets of the Paris of South America and experience one of their Tango Shows). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Trip Summary
no image 2 nights in Santiago

Santiago is the gateway to the Chilean Andes and the South Pacific Ocean. Visitors can enjoy world-class skiing and beautiful beaches all in the same day. The sprawling city percolates with activities, including museums, markets and parks spread throughout the many neighborhoods. .

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See's: Plaza de Armas, Metropolitan Cathedral, La Chascona, Maipo Valley, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, La Moneda, Mercado Central, Sky Costanera and much more.

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Puerto Natales is the port of call for ferries servicing much of the southern coast of Chile, and is itself a stunning location with the sea to one side and grand views of the Paine Massif, the Southern Ice Field Glaciers, snow-capped peaks of the Riesco Mountain Range, in the distance to the other.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Torres del Paine, Monumento de la Mano, Municipal Historic Museum.

no image _4 Nights Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - MV Ventus or Stella Australis
departing from Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is a city near the tip of Chile's southernmost Patagonia region and it is an oasis of resources less than 1000 miles from the coast of Antarctica. Located on the Strait of Magellan, this town serves as the gateway to Torres del Pine National Park.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Magdalena Island, Los Pinguinos Natural Monument, Cape Froward, Museo Nao Victoria, Plaza de Armas, Cerro de la Cruz.

no image 1 nights in Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego

The stunning scenery in Ushuaia is simply breathtaking, boasting the sprawling Tierra del Fuego National Park covering thousands of acres of forests, mountains, glaciers and the jaw-dropping scenery of the Beagle Channel. Hiking and Trekking are some of the main draws to the region through the varying terrain, along with canoeing, four-wheel drive tours, skiing & birdwatching. Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica, a popular port for cruise ships stopping off for day tours in the area.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel, Sea Wolves Island, The End of the World Train, Lakes Escondido, and much more!
no image 2 nights in El Calafate - Lago Argentino

El Calafate is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, which is home to the spectacular sight of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the sprawling Upsala formation. Visitors can see the glaciers up close and personal on tours by boat, trekking or go kayaking on the milky turquoise waters. There are many outdoor activities and adventures to enjoy in the Patagonian Region and the picturesque town offers lakeside views with accommodations, restaurants, and shops.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Perito Moreno, Upsala Glacier, La Leona Petrified Forest, Lake Argentino, Viedma Glacier and Lake, Glaciarium Museum, El Centro de Interpretacion Historica and much more.
no image 2 nights in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is Argentina's cultural epicenter, known for its music and dance, its cuisine, fine wines, and vibrant night life. Although it has retained much of its Colonial European influence the design and architecture in Bueno Aires reflects influences not only from Spain, but in many cases Paris, Rome and other Euro capitals as well.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

Must See's: La Boca Neighborhood, Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, Colon Theatre, The Obelisco, Woman's Bridge, De la Republica Park, Recoleta Cementery, Tigre River Delta, Japanese Gardens.


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Flexible Itinerary
Santiago
Day 1
Arrive to Santiago
Overnight in Santiago   47 hotels offered
Optional   312 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Santiago   47 hotels offered
Optional   312 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Santiago
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Puerto Natales
Day 3
Arrive to Puerto Natales
_Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales Hotel
Overnight in Puerto Natales   11 hotels offered
Optional   7 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Puerto Natales   11 hotels offered
Optional   7 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Puerto Natales   11 hotels offered
Optional   7 Things to do
Day 6
_Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales Hotel
Departing from Puerto Natales
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
_4 Nights Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - MV Ventus or Stella Australis
Day 6 to Day 10
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Cruise through one of the World's most pristine and magnificent regions. You will sail through the Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel and through the land of fire called Tierra del Fuego. You will encounter magnificent views of glaciers, awesome Patagonian scenery, penguins, whales and other nature's inhabitants of this incredible part of the World.

While opportunities for close contact with nature abound, your comfort is not forgotten. From the professional guides who make sure you get to know the area to the crew for whom service is always uppermost, to a complete list of amenities, you will indeed return with memories to be treasured for a life time.

Technical Specifications
Fleet: Stella Australis and Ventus Australis
Passenger Capacity: 210
Total Cabins: 100
Decks: 5
Lounges: 3 lounges, a large open terrace and a dining room.

Day 1: Punta Arenas

Check in at 1385 O`higgins Street (Arturo Prat Port), Punta Arenas, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cruise ship boarding at 6:00 p.m. The Captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Afterwards, the ship departs for 'the uttermost part of the earth'. The excursion will take you through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. We have just embarked on a Great Adventure!

Day 2: Ainsworth Bay - Tucker Islet

By dawn the ship is sailing up Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo), a spectacular offshoot of the Strait of Magellan that stretches nearly halfway across Tierra del Fuego. The snowcapped peaks of Karukinka Natural Park stretch along the north side of the sound, while the south shore is defined by the deep fjords and broad bays of Alberto de Agostini National Park. You go ashore at Ainsworth Bay, which harbors copious bird life and a colony of southern elephant seals which can sometimes be spotted from the Zodiacs. Two guided excursions are available: one is along the edge of a stream, peat bog and beaver habitat to a waterfall-and-mosscovered rock face tucked deep inside a pristine sub-polar forest; the other is a more strenuous hike along the crest of a glacial moraine. Both afford views of Marinelli Glacier and the Darwin.Leaving Ainsworth Bay behind, you sail west along the sound to the Tucker Islets. After lunch, you board the zodiacs again for a close-up view of the Magellan penguins that inhabit the tiny islands. More than 4,000 penguins use Tucker as a place to nest, give birth and nature their chicks. Many other bird species also frequent the area including king cormorants, oystercatchers, Chilean skuas, kelp geese, dolphin gulls, eagles and even the occasional Andean condor. In September and April—when the penguins live elsewhere—this excursion is replaced by a short walk to a glacier at nearby stunning Brookes Bay.

Day 3: Pia Glacier

Overnight you sail around the western end of Tierra del Fuego via the very narrow Gabrial Channel, Magdalena Channel and Cockburn Channel. After rounding the remote Brecknock Peninsula, Stella Australis tacks eastward and enters the Beagle Channel again. By morning you are entering Pia Fjords and boarding the Zodiacs for a shore excursion to Pia Glacier. After disembarking you take a short hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea or a longer much more difficult walk up a lateral moraine of the old Pia Glacier. No one knows for certain how the hulking mass of snow and ice got its feminine moniker, but one theory says it was named for Princess Maria Pia of Savoy (1847-1911), daughter of the Italian king. Back onboard the ship, you continue east along the Beagle Channel through an area called Glacier Alley. Living up to its name, the passage features a number of impressive tidewater glaciers flowing down from the Darwin Mountains and Darwin Ice Sheet on the north shore. Most of them named after European countries –Holland, Italy, Germany, Spain and France.

Day 4: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

During the early morning, you navigate the narrow Murray Channel between Navarino and Hoste islands and drop anchor at historic Wulaia Bay, one of the few places in the archipelago where the human history is just as compelling as the natural environment. Originally, the site of one of the region’s largest Yámana aboriginal settlements, the bay was described by Charles Darwin and sketched by Capitan FitzRoy in the 1830s during their voyages on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for its mesmerizing beauty and dramatic geography. After a visit to the Australis-sponsored museum in the old radio station—which is especially strong on the Yámana people and European missionaries in the area—passengers have a choice of three hikes (of increasing degrees of difficulty) that ascend heavily wooden mountain behind the bay. On all of these you will be strolling through an enchanted Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns and other endemic fauna to reach a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the bay. Before leaving Wulaia Bay, drop something into the wooden mail barrel inside the museum- letters or postcards meant to be hand delivered by future travelers- an ancient mariner tradition revived by Australis. In the afternoon you cruise across Nassau Bay into the remote archipelago that includes Cape Horn National Park. Weather and sea conditions permitting, you shall go ashore on the windswept island that harbors legendary Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos). Discovered in 1616 by a Dutch maritime expedition –and named after the town of Hoorn in West Friesland—Cape Horn is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory overlooking the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage. For many years it was the only navigation route between the Pacific and Atlantic, and was often referred to as the “End of the Earth”. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005. The Chilean navy maintains a permanent lighthouse on the island, staffed by a lightkeeper and his family, as well as the tiny Stella Maris Chapel and modern Cape Horn Monument.
In the afternoon, you 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. You will walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coihues, Canelos, ferns, and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point.

Day 5: Ushuaia

The following morning you sail into Argentine waters and dock in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Australis is scheduled to arrive at 08:30 or 09:30 AM depending on the date of departure.

Package includes:

  • 4 nights aboard the M/V Stella Australis or Ventus Australis
  • Full board
  • Daily land excursions as scheduled by the ships
  • Activity programs on board
  • Whisky and hot chocolate during the excursions
  • English-speaking guides
  • Port tax, Migration fee and National Park fee

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Smoking in closed spaces on the cruise is prohibited. Therefore, smoking is only permited the vessels' exterior decks.
    • Upon arrival all passangers must sign a disclaimer in order to participate in the trip and the activities organized by the carrier.
    • DEPARTURES SATURDAYS from September to March.
    • NOTE: The excursions/day trips described in the itineraries can normally be, and are frequently, carried out. Without prejudice to the aforesaid, Transportes Maritimos Terra Australis S.A. y Transportes Maritimos Via Australis S.A. reserve the right to reschedule shorten or alter all or part of itineraries and/or excursions without previous notice, in order to safeguard the well being and safety of passengers, preserve the environment or due to the extraordinary circumstances, acts of god or force majeure. For the same reasons, the hours of departure or arrival of the vessels may be subject to change.
  • Day 6
    Arrive to Punta Arenas
    Overnight in Punta Arenas   5 hotels offered
    Optional   6 Things to do
    Day 7
    Overnight in Punta Arenas   5 hotels offered
    Optional   6 Things to do
    Day 8
    Overnight in Punta Arenas   5 hotels offered
    Optional   6 Things to do
    Day 9
    Overnight in Punta Arenas   5 hotels offered
    Optional   6 Things to do
    Day 10
    Departing from Punta Arenas
    Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
    Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego
    Day 10
    Arrive to Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego
    Overnight in Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego   21 hotels offered
    Optional   29 Things to do
    Day 11
    Departing from Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego
    Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
    El Calafate - Lago Argentino
    Day 11
    Arrive to El Calafate - Lago Argentino
    Overnight in El Calafate - Lago Argentino   18 hotels offered
    Optional   23 Things to do
    Day 12
    Overnight in El Calafate - Lago Argentino   18 hotels offered
    Optional   23 Things to do
    Day 13
    Departing from El Calafate - Lago Argentino
    Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
    Buenos Aires
    Day 13
    Arrive to Buenos Aires
    Overnight in Buenos Aires   75 hotels offered
    Optional   576 Things to do
    Day 14
    Overnight in Buenos Aires   75 hotels offered
    Optional   576 Things to do
    Day 15
    Departing from Buenos Aires

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    <b>Chile</b> is well-known for quite a few things. First, there are so many great opportunities to view beautiful landscapes in this country of contrasts, ranging from the Andes Mountains and the Atacama Desert to Tierra del Fuego (all of which are exciting, off-the-beaten-path vacation destinations). In the more remote parts of Chile, you can enjoy whitewater rafting, hiking, glacier treks, and even sandboarding, in addition to viewing many diverse species of animals in their native habitats. The cities, such as Santiago and Valparaíso, have electric atmospheres of their own and shouldn`t be ignored, from the food markets to buzzing nightlife to the art museums to beautiful Spanish colonial-era architecture. Be sure to enjoy a scrumptious glass of Chilean wine while you`re here; you can enjoy many vintages in Chilean wine country and restaurants across the country.
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    Santiago
    Santiago is the gateway to the Chilean Andes and the South Pacific Ocean. Visitors can enjoy world-class skiing and beautiful beaches all in the same day. The sprawling city percolates with activities, including museums, markets and parks spread throughout the many neighborhoods. .

    Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

    Must See's: Plaza de Armas, Metropolitan Cathedral, La Chascona, Maipo Valley, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, La Moneda, Mercado Central, Sky Costanera and much more.

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    Puerto Natales
    Puerto Natales is the port of call for ferries servicing much of the southern coast of Chile, and is itself a stunning location with the sea to one side and grand views of the Paine Massif, the Southern Ice Field Glaciers, snow-capped peaks of the Riesco Mountain Range, in the distance to the other.

    Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

    Must See's: Torres del Paine, Monumento de la Mano, Municipal Historic Museum.

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    Punta Arenas
    Punta Arenas is a city near the tip of Chile's southernmost Patagonia region and it is an oasis of resources less than 1000 miles from the coast of Antarctica. Located on the Strait of Magellan, this town serves as the gateway to Torres del Pine National Park.

    Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

    Must See's: Magdalena Island, Los Pinguinos Natural Monument, Cape Froward, Museo Nao Victoria, Plaza de Armas, Cerro de la Cruz.

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    Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego
    The stunning scenery in Ushuaia is simply breathtaking, boasting the sprawling Tierra del Fuego National Park covering thousands of acres of forests, mountains, glaciers and the jaw-dropping scenery of the Beagle Channel. Hiking and Trekking are some of the main draws to the region through the varying terrain, along with canoeing, four-wheel drive tours, skiing & birdwatching. Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica, a popular port for cruise ships stopping off for day tours in the area.


    Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
    Must See`s:
    Tierra del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel, Sea Wolves Island, The End of the World Train, Lakes Escondido, and much more!
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    El Calafate - Lago Argentino
    El Calafate is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, which is home to the spectacular sight of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the sprawling Upsala formation. Visitors can see the glaciers up close and personal on tours by boat, trekking or go kayaking on the milky turquoise waters. There are many outdoor activities and adventures to enjoy in the Patagonian Region and the picturesque town offers lakeside views with accommodations, restaurants, and shops.


    Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
    Must See`s:
    Perito Moreno, Upsala Glacier, La Leona Petrified Forest, Lake Argentino, Viedma Glacier and Lake, Glaciarium Museum, El Centro de Interpretacion Historica and much more.
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    Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires is Argentina's cultural epicenter, known for its music and dance, its cuisine, fine wines, and vibrant night life. Although it has retained much of its Colonial European influence the design and architecture in Bueno Aires reflects influences not only from Spain, but in many cases Paris, Rome and other Euro capitals as well.

    Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights

    Must See's: La Boca Neighborhood, Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, Colon Theatre, The Obelisco, Woman's Bridge, De la Republica Park, Recoleta Cementery, Tigre River Delta, Japanese Gardens.