Cruise + Personalized tour in Patagonia.
The program includes: Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn, Peninsula Valdes, Ushuaia, Cape Horn & Australis Cruise, Puerto Natales (Chile), Paine Towes (Chile), Calafate.
Quotation on request.
Number of nights:
October - April
Arrival at Internacional Airport and transfer to 4*Hotel downtown. In the afternoon city tour.
Transfer to Nacional Airport to take a flight to Trelew. Arrival and prosecution the nature reserve of Punta Tombo, home of the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world (from Oct to March). These penguins are around 50 cm tall, and their plumage is black and white. The colors present in a way that distinguish them from other species.
After the visit, transfer to Puerto Madryn and accomodation in hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Trelew to take a flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to hotel.
Breakfast. Half day excursion National Park Tierra del Fuego. Transfer to Ushuaia’s Port to board the cruise “Mare Australis”. 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.
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 mesmerizing 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. Since early November 2011, we have been doing kayaking activities in Wulaia Bays run by an experience explorer, Cristián Donoso, supported by our expedition guides. The activity includes paddling through historic areas related to the native Yagan people, bird watching, as well as the pure joy of paddling. The kayaking activity has an approximate cost of US$ 120, with a duration of 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the water
We will sail through the Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular Agostini Sound, In the heart of the Darwin Cordillera, in Tierra del Fuego. Here you can see the glaciers flowing down the mountainside, often all the way to the sea. In the afternoon we will get into the Zodiac boats and head to the Águila Glacier where we will take an easy walk on the shore of a lagoon surroun- ded by mountains until we reach the base of the glacier. We will learn about Patagonia’s cold rainforest and the forces that molded the landscape.
Arrival at Punta Arenas. Transfer to Puerto Natales and accomodation.
Breakfast. Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park (154 kms from Puerto Natales). It starts with the visit to Milodon Caves, where remains fossils of a prehistoric mammal. Box lunch during excursion. After two hours arrival to National Park, Glaciers, paths, free animals, Andes mountains make Torres del Paine an unforgettable spot on earth.
Breakfast. Transfer by bus to Calafate (Argentina), 360 kms. Arrival and transfer to hotel.
Full day excursion to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, fees incuded. Full day excursion to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, tickets included. Once the tour is finished, return to the hotel.
Optional tours: “All Glaciers Navegation”, “Upsalla Sailing Safaris” o “Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier”. Return to hotel.
Transfer to airport to take a flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to 4* hotel downtown. In the evening Tango lessons and Dinner & Tango Show.
Transfer to International airport and departure.