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Argentina Cruzeros Australis Cruise

4 Nights / 5 Days

Day 1    Depart Ushuaua (B)

Cruise ship boarding from 5:00 p.m. to 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.” Our excursion will take us through the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan to explore one of the most captivating wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. We have just embarked on a Great Adventure!

Day 2     Cruise Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay (B,L,D)

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.

Day 3    Pia  & Garibaldi  Glaciers (B,L,D)

In the morning enter the Pia fjord and board zodiacs for a  excursion to the Pia Glacier.After , cruise to another fjord and a excursion to the Garibaldi Glacier 

We will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence in the abrupt geography of the region’s channels.

Day 4 Agostini Sound -Aguila Glacier -Condor Glacier (B,L,D)

Sail through the Cockburn channel and enter Agostini Sound. See the glaciers that descend from the middle of the Darwin mountain range. . Disembark for a walk around the lagoon . In the afternoon  an  excursion by zodiac to the Condor Glacier

Day 5    Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas (B)

Early in the morning, we go ashore on Magdalena Island (weather permitting).  Located in the Strait of Magellan, it was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers in the past. The island is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellanic Penguins which can be sighted during our walk to a lighthouse, which guides ships on their way through the strait. After our visit, we sail to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30a.m

Dates & Prices:

Departures:  

2020: 25Sep;3,11,19,23,27,31Oct;4,8,12,16,20,24,28Nov ;2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30Dec

2021: 3,7,11,15,19,23,27,31Jan;4,8,12,16,20,24,28 Feb;4,8,12,16,20,24,28Mar;5Apr

Prices Per Person US$

                             Promotional Departures       Low Season                High Season

                                Double                                       Double                   Double

B                            $1590                                        $1990                        $2590

A                            $2162                                         $2670                       $3499

AA                          $2253                                        $2790                       $3720

AAA                       $2371                                        $2990                       $3989

AA Superior          $2794                                        $3474                        $4485

AAA Superior       $2915                                       $3628                     $4750                       

 

Promotional Departures:    25Sep,5Apr

Low Season:                          Oct,16-31Mar

High Season:                          Nov-15 Mar

 

NB Trip  also operates in reverse ,  contact us  for dates

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