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14 Days / 13 Nights

Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour

More than Patagonia, more than what is commonly visited. A wonderful trip including the traditional points of interest plus an expedition cruise on board the Mare Australis ship through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, exploring one of the most beautiful regions on earth: Tierra del Fuego and most of the main Patagonic attractions. A trip along the land of virgin forests and imposing millenary glaciers..

NOTES:
To take Punta Tombo's excursion on the arrival date, passengers must arrive at Trelew's airport before 10:00 a.m.; to take it on the departure's date, passengers must leave Trelew's airport after 04:00 p.m.
Cruceros Australis reserves the right to alter, change, modify or omit part of the itinerary without previous notice.
This program has to start on Fridays

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We include what others call optional

This tour includes:

  • All Nights Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Transfers
  • Guide on board: Spanish and English.
  • Meals: According to itinerary
  • Air Fare: not included
  • Highlights:

    • Buenos Aires
    • Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdés
    • Mare Australis Cruise
    • Torres del Paine
    • Glaciers of El Calafate

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 1, Buenos Aires

    Arrival in Buenos Aires & City Tour

    Day 1

    Meeting at Ezeiza International airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. In the afternoon, city tour sightseeing some of the most interesting places of this cosmopolitan city: Plaza de Mayo Square, the Government House, the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall), the Metropolitan Cathedral, Avenida de Mayo, the Congress Palace, the Colón Theatre, and La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta neighbourhoods.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 2, Estancia

    Full Day Excursion to an Estancia

    Day 2

    Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure for optional tours. We recommend the Fiesta Gaucha: full day excursion dedicated to visit an estancia, a typical Argentine ranch, an ideal place to appreciate the local gaucho skills at cattle breeding and horseback riding. It's also a great opportunity to taste the typical Argentine 'asado' (barbecue) which consists of cow ribs placed on an iron grid and grilled on wood embers.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 3, Puerto Madryn

    Transfer to Puerto Madryn & Punta Tombo Fauna Reserve

    Day 3

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Trelew. Reception and transfer to Puerto Madryn. Optional excursion to Punta Tombo Fauna Reserve to admire the magnificent Magellan penguin colony. Accommodation.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour , Day 4, Península Valdes

    Peninsula Valdes Tour

    Day 4

    Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour to Península Valdés, passing by Ameghino Isthmus, located between the Nuevo and the San Jose Gulfs. Visit Puerto Pirámide, where there is a sea lion rookery and it's a great opportunity to take the optional boat excursion for an outstanding whale watch you cannot miss (available from June to November). Continue to Punta Delgada for a view of its important colony of sea lions and Caleta Valdés where sea elephants seem to have found their ideal natural habitat. Return to Puerto Puerto Madryn.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour , Day 5, Ushuaia

    Transfer to Ushuaia & City Tour

    Day 5

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Trelew airport to board the flight to Ushuaia. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. In the afternoon enjoy a brief city tour including the End of the World Museum.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 6, Tierra del Fuego

    Tierra del Fuego National Park & Mare Australis

    Day 6

    Breakfast at the hotel. Half day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park, located 12 km from Ushuaia. Enjoy an excursion with multiple panoramic sights of the Beagle Channel, Lapataia River, Laguna Verde and Roca Lake. In the afternoon, embark the Mare Australis cruise. Dinner on board. Sail along the Beagle Channel.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 7, Cape Horn

    Mare Australis - Cape Horn National Park - Walaia Bay

    Day 7

    Sail through the Beagle and the Murray Channels to disembark in Cape Horn National Park. Cape Horn is a natural sea wall, almost 425 meters high, that was discovered on January 30, 1616, by a commercial expedition from the Netherlands organized by Isaac Le Maire and under the command of Captain Willem Schouten. Cape Horn owes its name to the Port of Hoorn where the expedition had originated on June 14, 1615. Later, we disembark in Walaia Bay, which was one of the most important indigenous sites of the region.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 8, Garibaldi Fjord

    Mare Australis - Garibaldi Fjord

    Day 8

    Sail Garibaldi Fjord and enjoy the spectacular views of the Glacier of the same name and the impressive snow fields of the Darwin Range. On the route along the bay, the ship makes a short stop to admire the sea lions. Take the opportunity to disembark in zodiacs at one of the beaches along this protected and wonderful place, to undertake an adventurous trek to appreciate the lush vegetation and the virgin forests that cover the mountain slopes. After this unforgettable experience continue the navigation through O'Brian and Ballenero Channels, Bahía Desolada, Paso Aguirre and Brecknock Channel.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 9, Magdalena Island

    Magdalena Island - Disembark Mare Australis - Torres del Paine

    Day 9

    Early in the morning, disembark in Magdalena Island, home of an enormous penguin colony with over 120.000 of them in different stages of breeding. Take a walk to San Isidro Lighthouse, that used to guide the explorer sailors on their way across the Magellans Strait. After the visit return to Punta Arenas to dock at 11.00 a.m. and start the disembarking formalities. Thus the adventure comes to an end. Disembark at Punta Arenas to depart on regular bus line to Torres del Paine. Meeting and accommodation.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, day 10, Torres del Paine National Park

    Torres del Paine National Park

    Day 10

    Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park to admire its marvelous flora and fauna with the majestic frame of the Andes Mountain Range. Also take the opportunity to admire its lakes, rivers and glacial era landscapes. Accommodation at Torres del Paine.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day11, El Calafate

    Transfer to El Calafate

    Day 11

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by regular bus line to El Calafate. Meeting and accommodation.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 12, Perito Moreno Glacier

    Glaciares National Park & Perito Moreno Glacier

    Day 12

    Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier located in Los Glaciares National Park. This imposing ice river, 3 km wide and 50 m high, descends from the Patagonian Continental Ice provoking ice cracks and explosions during its slow forward movements. Because of its breathtaking beauty and unusual behaviour it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Later embark for a navigation excursion.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 13, Buenos Aires

    Transfer to Buenos Aires

    Day 13

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Buenos Aires. Meeting and transfer to the hotel. You can also opt for an extra night in El Calafate to enjoy a full day excursion to Upsala Glacier.

    Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego Cruise Tour, Day 14, Departure

    Departure

    Day 14

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ezeiza International Airport to continue on to your next South American destination or board your international flight back home.

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