DAY 1 | OUTUBND
Fly from London (Heathrow or Gatwick) to Santiago. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay.
DAY 2 | SANTIAGO
Half day city tour of Santiago de Chile.
DAY 3 | SANTIAGO
Half day tour of Concha y Toro Vineyard (wine tasting is included).
DAY 4 | SANTIAGO - PATAGONIA CRUISE
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport. Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas. Check in at Magallanes 990, Punta Arenas, between 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., with cruise ship boarding scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board and afterwards the ship departs on your great adventure.
DAY 5 | PATAGONIA CRUISE
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 marvellous subpolar 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 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 6 | PATAGONIA CRUISE
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 7 | PATAGONIA CRUISE
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 8 | PATAGONIA CRUISE - USHUAIA
Arrive at Ushuaia, Argentina’s most important and southernmost city in the world on Tierra del Fuego. Disembark at 8:00 a.m and transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay.
DAY 9 | USHUAIA
Half day Tierra del Fuego National Park excursion (entrance fees included).
DAY 10 | USHUAIA - BUENOS AIRES
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport. Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay.
DAY 11 | BUENOS AIRES
Half day city tour of Buenos Aires, starting the tour around the centre of the city: 9th July avenue, Colon Theatre and the obelisk “the symbol of Buenos Aires”, San Telmo with its “tanguerias”, La Boca and Caminito, continuing to Puerto Madero.
DAY 12 | BUENOS AIRES
Enjoy a day of leisure (optional activities included). In the evening you will be taken to a typical tangueria to enjoy a tango show (dinner is included).
DAY 13 | BUENOS AIRES
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
3 STARS HOTELS
International and internal flights in economy class
All airport departure taxes
Airport transfers included on shared service
Tours included on shared service
Daily breakfast and meals as specified in the itinerary
Travel insurance (medical and/or personal).
Meals not mention in the meal plan.
Personal expenses (laundry, phone, tips, etc.)