Chile,

The Fjords of Tierra del Fuego from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

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Wildlife Cruise
5 Days
From £1300
GEOIP Not Available
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Tour Introduction

5 Days from £1300
GEOIP Not Available
per adult.

Two ships operate this four night expedition cruise through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego from Punta Arenas in Chile to Ushuaia in Argentina – the M/V Stella Australis and the M/V Ventus Australis. The Stella Australis was constructed in 2010, and the Ventus Australis in 2017. Both ships hold 200 passengers in 100 cabins.

During this four night expedition cruise explore two of the most unspoilt regions on earth – Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers and navigate through the legendary maritime channels of the Magellan Straits and Beagle Channel, sail past glaciers, hike through verdant forests, watch elephant seals and Magellanic penguins, and visit remote Cape Horn – a truly unforgettable journey.

During the 2019/2020 season weekly departures are operated on Stella Australis from 21 September 2019 – 31 March 2020, and 11 October 2019 – 4 April 2020 on Ventus Australis.

Full Itinerary

Price from £1300
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Punta Arenas

Evening departure from Punta Arenas.

Staying at Stella Australis. Includes Dinner.

Day 2
Ainsworth Bay

Morning arrival at Ainsworth Bay. Hike to a beaver dam, and hopefully view southern elephant seals. After lunch explore Tuckers Islets by Zodiac to see Magellanic penguins and cormorants (replaced by a walk to a nearby glacier at Brookes Bay in September and April).

Staying at Stella Australis. Includes All Meals.

Day 3
Beagle Channel

Navigate the north west arm of the Beagle Channel to Pia Fjord. Hike to a viewpoint to see the spectacular Pia Glacier. Then continue sailing along the Beagle Channel through "Glacier Alley".

Staying at Stella Australis. Includes All Meals.

Day 4
Cape Horn National Park

Sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to Cape Horn National Park and disembark (weather permitting!). In the afternoon go ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, once home to one of the region's largest Yamana aboriginal settlements, and also visited by Charles Darwin in 1833. Hike through a Magellanic forest of southern beech and other endemic vegetation, to a panoramic viewpoint.

Staying at Stella Australis. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Ushuaia

Disembark in Ushuaia after breakfast.

Includes Breakfast.

Tour Accommodation

Chile

Stella Australis

Overview

Constructed in 2010 the Stella Australis holds 200 passengers in 100 cabins. During this four night expedition cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia explore two of the most unspoilt regions on earth – Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

The ship has four decks, with the dining room and galley on the Patagonia Deck, the reception and A and B cabins on the Magallanes Deck, Yamana Lounge with 24 hour tea, coffee and cookie station, and AA and AA Superior cabins on the Tierra del Fuego Deck, Sky Lounge, bridge and AAA and AAA Superior cabins on the Cabo de Hornos Deck, and the Darwin Lounge on the Darwin Deck.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Capacity
200 passengers
Length
291 feet
Class
Expedition Ship
Cabins

100 double or twin cabins with picture windows, private facilities, satellite phone, security box, hairdryer, 110V and 220V output and climate controls .

Facilities

Three lounges; bar; dining room; and small boutique.

Local Wildlife

Humpback whales, southern elephant seals, Magellanic penguins (October - March), king cormorants, Chilean skuas, kelp geese, and occasional Andean condors amongst a variety of bird life.

Route Map

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Punta Arenas: -53.163833, -70.917068
Tucker\'s Islets: -54.180016, -70.241642
Ainsworth Bay: -54.399636, -69.589438
Pia Glacier: -54.803982, -69.664492
Glacier Alley: -54.943373, -69.182025
Wulaia Bay: -55.041986, -68.155217
Cape Horn: -55.965238, -67.225635
Ushuaia: -54.808059, -68.305238

Departure Dates

This tour has no set departure date and can be tailored to suit your travel requirements. Contact us for more details.

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Best Visited:

September to April

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

So good to be able to have the holiday organised for us and to be collected/guided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Nice for the majority of the accommodation to be all inclusive. Met all our expectations. Nice to be able to review and select our hotels.

Mr PL - Surrey