Darwins Route from Ushuaia (or Punta Arenas)
Start in Ushuaia or Punta Arenas on an 8-night voyage exploring Patagonia by sea.
Departing from Ushuaia, retrace the route of Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle on an expedition cruise through the secluded Fuegian Archipelago at the bottom of South America. Our adventurous nine-day (eight-night) itinerary includes legendary Cape Horn and historic Wulaia Bay, as well as Glacier Alley, the penguin boisterous colonies on Tuckers and Magdalena islands, as well as the spectacular fjords that harbour Pía and Águila glaciers. While visiting Patagonia you'll also encounter massive ice fields, lush sub-polar forests and secluded beaches on islands that remain refreshingly remote and barely touched by civilization, a rare glimpse of what planet Earth must have been like before mankind. Midway through the journey, a half-day port call in Punta Arenas leaves plenty of time to explore a city rich in history, architecture and Patagonian culture before resuming the journey back to Ushuaia.
**Itinerary can vary depending on weather conditions**
Viva's Best Bits...
You have the best opportunity to see Patagonia by sea
Lots of wildlife viewing opportunities
Good variety of shore tours to enjoy