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australis cruise itinerary 4 nights - 5 days

 

DAY 00 — MUMBAI

Assemble at Sahar International Airport
Complete Your Check in & Clear Immigration Formalities & proceed for Departure Gate

 

 

DAY 01 — Ushuaia

Check in from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 409 San Martín st. Cruise ship boarding at 5:30 p.m. After a welcome cocktail reception offered by the Captain and his crew the ship will depart for “the uttermost part of the earth”.

Our trip takes 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.

 

 

DAY 02 — Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

We sail through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where we 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 for sailboats between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and it is known as the “End of the Earth”. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2005.

In the afternoon, we go ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed here in 1833, during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

 

 

DAY 03 — Pia Glacier - Garibaldi Glacier

We navigate along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark. We take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from which we can appreciate the spectacular Pia Glacier, which main tongue stretches from the top of the mountains down to the sea.

In the afternoon we will enter and disembark at Garibaldi Fjord to then hike through the forest up to a glacial waterfall and enjoy the spectacular views. For those who stay onboard, our Capitan will point the bow towards the beautiful blue Garibaldi Glacier and the panoramic view can be enjoyed from the upper decks.

 

 

DAY 04 — Piloto and Nena Glaciers – De Agostini Sound and Águila Glacier

In the morning we will be sailing through Cockburn Channel to anchor in Chico Sound. Onboard Zodiac boats, we will explore Alakaluf Fjord and enjoy the view of Piloto and Nena Glaciers from the sea. The intense blue color of Piloto Glacier due to its compression and age draws attention. We will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the Fuegian-Patagonian channels.

In the afternoon we will enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of Darwin Mountain Range. In this area we can see glaciers descending from the mountainside all the way down to the sea. In the afternoon, onboard Zodiac boats, we will route to Águila Glacier where we will take an easy walk all the way to the base of the glacier. We will experience the beauty of Patagonia’s cold rainforest and see how the power of nature molded the area’s landsc

 

 

DAY 05 — Magdalena Island – Punta Arenas

Early in the morning (and weather permitting) we will go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan Penguins that we will be able to see during our walk to the lighthouse. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a ride on Zodiac boat to Marta Island to observe South American Sea Lions.

 

 

Finally, disembarking at Punta Arenas is scheduled at 11:30 am.

Route Ushuaia - Punta Arenas Rates | 4 nights
(Rates per person in US$)

CABIN
LOW
HIGH
SPECIAL
B
1.683
2.148
2.340
A
2.410
2.957
3.223
AA
2.526
3.097
3.375
AAA
2.644
3.246
3.540
Single*
3.104
3.772
4.149

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas | 4 nights
Departures M/V Via Australis
Activity Index: HIGH

October 2013
26
November 2013
3
18
26
December 2013
5
13
21
29
January 2014
6
21
30
February 2014
14
22
March 2014
2
17
25

  • "The companies" reserve the right to modify the cruise rates and departure dates published,
    without prior notice. Optional tours and transportation are not included in the cruise rate.

  • Rate does not include port tax, migration fee, and national park fee.
    The cost per person is the following:
  • - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia route: US$30.- (dollars)
    - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas route: US$30.- (dollars)
    The cost may be modified by the port authorities of each country.

  • Rates include accomodation, sea transportation, all meals, open bar when on duty
    (without additional cost for wines, beverages, and liquors), shore excursions, and onboard entertainment.

  • The above rates are from rates, and only for a limited cabin stock per departure.

  • This information replaces and voids all previous communications and is valid from February 27th, 2013.