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Via Australis Cruise, Punta Arenas - Ushauia

5 days / 4 nights Code: AUS004

With this cruise you will live a great adventure, enjoying the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia.

Itinerary

Navigation through the legendary Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel.
Navigation through the glaciers, channels and fjords of the Darwin Mountain Range.
The areas declared by the United Nations as the most virgin ones in the world.
Flora and Fauna of great beauty: native forests, sea lions, seals, cormorans, exotic flowers, dolphins, etc.
One of the largest penguin colonies in the southern hemisphere.
Cape Horn, the point where the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans merge. That United Nations declared as the most virgin one in the world.

Day 1 - Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas
Check in at Magallanes 990, Punta Arenas, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vía Australis Cruise ship boarding at 6:00 p.m. The Captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterward, the ship departs for “the uttermost part of the earth”. Our excursion will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. We have just embarked on a Great Adventure!

Day 2 - Ainsworth Bay – Tucker Islet

Ainsworth Bay
At dawn, we continue navigating through Almirantazgo Sound until finally arriving near Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay, where we enjoy a walk to discover a beaver dam in the midst of a marvelous Magellanic forest. On the beach we observe a colony of elephant seals. Later we visit Tucker Islet, where we view colonies of Magellanic Penguins and Cormorants from the Zodiac boats. The islet’s penguins migrate in April; as a replacement we visit Brookes Bay, for a short walk to see a glacier.

Day 3 - Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley

Pia Glacier
We navigate through the main part of Beagle Channel to reach Pia Bay, where we disembark near Pia Glacier. We take a short hike to a lookout 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 sail again along the northwest arm of Beagle Channel through majestic “Glacier Alley”: Spain, Romanche, Germany, Italy, France and Holland glaciers.

Day 4 - Cape Horn – Wulaia Bay

Cape Horn
We sail through Beagle and Murray channels to reach and disembark in Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting). Cape Horn, on Hornos Island, is a sheer, 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. This mythical place is known as the “End of the Earth”; a visit is a singular privilege. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005. In the afternoon, we go ashore in historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region’s largest aboriginal settlements. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coigües, Canelos, ferns and other native vegetation to reach a lookout point.

Day 5 – Ushuaia

Arrival to Ushuaia, Argentina’s most important city on Tierra de Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. We disembark at 8:00 a.m., enabling you to get an early start on visiting the city and national parks, and on continuing your trip through Patagonia.


Seasons 2014-2015:

- Promotional Season: September 29, 2014.

- Low Season: October 2014, March 16 to 30, 2015.

- High Season: November 2014 to March 2, 2015.

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Excursion
  • Sailing

Next season rates

Rates in USD (US Dollars), per person

LOW SEASON 2015 - 2016
RoomSingleDouble
  • Cabin B
-$1,926
  • Cabin A
$3,797$2,531
  • Cabin AA
$3,978$2,652
  • Cabin AAA
$4,164$2,776
  • USD Dollar
  • CLP Chilean Peso
IMPORTANT: Rates un Chilean Peso will be confirmed at the moment of the reservation

CRUISE DETAILS:
Seasons 2014-2015:
- Promotional Season: September 29, 2014.
- Low Season: October 2014, March 16 to 30, 2015.
- High Season: November 2014 to March 2, 2015.

Seasons 2015-2016:
- Promotional Season: September 28, 2015.
- Low Season: October 2015, March 28, 2016.
- High Season: November 2015 to March 14, 2016.

Departures from Punta Arenas
March 2015: 2 - 16 - 30

September 2015: 28
October 2015: 12-26
November 2015: 9-23
December 2015: 7-21
January 2016: 4-18
February 2016: 1-15-29
March 2016: 14-28

A Cabins:
Located on the second deck of the ship, equipped with twin beds 1.20 m (3.9 ft) wide.
AA Cabins:
Low beds (double base), private facilities, independently controlled Heater, safety box, wardrope, large window to enjoy views, 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available).
AAA Cabins:
Low beds (double base), private facilities, independently controlled Heater, safety box, wardrope, large window to enjoy views, 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available).
B Cabins:
Located on the first deck. They are equipped with twin size beds, 3.9 ft wide.
Includes:
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Open Bar.
• Daily land excursions.
• Welcome and good-bye drinks.
• Whisky and hot chocolate during the excursions to the glaciers.
• All activities inside the ship.
Not included:
• Aer ticket
• Extras.
• Optional tours and transfers in ports.
• Port taxes: US$40.-
Children rate:
• From 0 to 3 years old free sharing bed with parents.
• Children from 4 to 12 years old, 50% discount sharing cabin with adult.
Recommendations:
• We recommend sports clothing for both women and men. Summer nights and sometimes during the days the Magellan climate is cold. We recommend sweaters, jackets, pants and rain garments during the excursions. For exploring and walking, gloves and a pair of firm shoes or boots are suitable.

They recommend us

  • "Dear Mariangel and Verena, I wanted to just thank you for everything. The trip has been great in every way. He returned to Argentina, Chile knowing much more than I thought, thanks to my travel companions,…"

    February/2013

    Gustavo Javier Busso

  • "My friend and I took Undurraga and Concha y Toro tour on Tuesday 5th of February and all we can say is that we had an excellent service. The guide, the driver, the transportation and tour were great, and…"

    February/2013

    Martha Herrera

  • "I would like to recall the punctuality, amability and kindness of the people who picked us up in every transfer during our trip: from Punta Arenas airport to hotel and in all our excursions. It was an…"

    March/2013

    Jesús Casteñer Carrasco

  • "I liked everything a lot, I will recommend you and also I agree with the comment: excellent accomplishment of what was promised!"

    December/2012

    Jaracy Sayao

  • "We would like to thanks the great attentions of Belen, our agent,always very kind and attentive, even in critical moments. The reception at the hotel in Santiago was excellent, with champagne and strawberries.…"

    November/2012

    Jerson Jussef Parra Ramirez

Certificates

  • Turismo Chile
  • Verisign
  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
  • TripAdvisor

Contact us

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