Fjords of Tierra Del Fuego

From Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Patagonia
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Custom
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

This great 5 day cruise takes you from the Chilean port of Punta Arenas through the Southern Fiords to arrive in Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world. Cruise through the Straight of Magellan, which separates the large island of Tierra del Fuego from continental Chile and Argentina, be awed by the massive glaciers of southern Patagonia, and visit Cape Horn at the southern tip of the South American continent.While on board enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner and an open bar during the whole journey.  You will enjoy the exquisite food and famous Chilean wines from a menu that includes international food and typical local dishes, from alternating a la carte menus and buffet.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Punta Arenas

Board the cruise ship at 6:00 p.m, followed by a welcome cocktail - reception by the captain and crew. Afterwards, the ship departs for “the uttermost part of the Earth”. Our excursion will take us through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia. We have just embarked on a great adventure!

Day 2
Ainsworth Bay & Tuckers Islet

At dawn, we continue navigating through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay, inside the Alberto De Agostini National Park. From a distance we may see the Marinelli glacier which descends from the Darwin mountain range, and we will learn how life begins after the retreat of the ice. We will also take a walk to discover a beaver dam in the marvelous sub polar Magellanic forest. On the beach, we will try to see elephant seals, but we cannot guarantee this as the precise location of the colony is unpredictable. Later, we sail to the Tuckers Islets, and after lunch we board the Zodiac boats to view magellanic penguins (which only live in the Southern Hemisphere) and cormorants. In September and April this excursion is replaced by Brookes Bay where we land for a short walk to approach a glacier.

Day 3
Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley

We navigate along the main part of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark near Pia Glacier. We take a short hike to a look-out point with a spectacular view of the entire glacier tongue, stretching from high in the mountains all the way to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, we continue sailing along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through majestic “Glacier Alley”.

Day 4
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 mesmerizsing 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.

Day 5

Arrival at Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego's main city, and the southernmost city in the world. We disembark at 8:00 a.m.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Comfortable accommodation on board cruise ship, based on cabin B, upgrades available
  • Included Copy 7 Port taxes
  • Included Copy 20 All-inclusive meals and bar with selected beverages, liquors, and wines
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Daily excursions on Zodiac boats
  • Included Copy 20 Audiovisual presentations on the regions flora, fauna, geography, geography, glaciology, ethnography
  • Included Copy 20 Official languages on board are Spanish and English
  • Included Copy 20 Shore excursions
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$1,590 USD

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Selected dates weekly from September to April