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Voyages to the Tip of the World
Argentina & Chile
with Paine National Park & Strait of Magellan Cruise
13 & 14 Days from $1200†
Tour Rates - Cruise Dates & Rates - Cruise Itineraries - The Ship
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Strait of Magellan Cruises - Voyages to the Tip of the World
Itinerary I - 13 Days
M/V Stella Australis 4-Day Cruise: Departures every Sunday, September-April

Itinerary II - 14 Days
M/V Stella Australis 5-Day Cruise: Departures every Sunday, September-April

Itinerary I
13 Days - M/V Stella Australis
Buenos Aires/Santiago with 4-Day Cruise: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Day 1, Sun: Depart Home City
Day 2, Mon: Arrive in Buenos Aires Morning arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Tango Dancers in Buenos AiresIn the afternoon, you will have a private tour of the "Paris of South America." Drive down 9th of July Avenue, the widest street in the world, past the Colon Opera House to the Plaza de Mayo. The plaza is faced by the pink Presidential Palace and the National Cathedral, which houses the tomb of the liberator, San Martin. Next visit "La Boca," the old port district with its pastel houses and shops. You will have time to browse for souvenirs.
Day 3, Tue: In Buenos Aires A day completely free to explore on your own. Sip traditional tea at a local teashop or visit one of the estancias on the pampas. This evening enjoy a typical Argentine beef dinner followed by a folklore show and Tango performance. (B, D)
Day 4, Wed: Buenos Aires/Tierra del Fuego/Embark Cruise Transfer to the municipal airport in Buenos Aires to board a flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost commercial airport in the world on the island of Tierra del Fuego, where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel. Transfer directly to the pier to commence your exciting adventure on board the Australis cruise around the southern tip of South America to Punta Arenas, Chile. (B, D)
Important Note: You may substitute the cruise with an air sector from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, which operates Monday-Friday from NOV-MAR. Approximate cost is $160 per person including taxes. (Click here for packages to extend your stay at Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego.)

Ushuaia is the capital city of Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. It is commonly regarded as the 'Southernmost City in the World,' and is where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel.
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the 'Southernmost City in the World'
 
Sailing on
M/V Stella Australis
M/V Stella Australis
(4-Day Cruise Wed-Sat)

Day 5, Thu: Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay Special navigation into the Beagle and Murray Channels into the open sea to circle Cape Horn, with an opportunity to visit the southernmost point in South America, weather permitting. Here you will get a panoramic view of the famous and mythical Cape Horn, the place where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans merge and the last promontory of South America. (B, L, D)
Casual attire: only these Magellan Penguins at Otway Sound, Chile, and tango dancers wear tuxedos.Day 6, Fri: Bay of Günter Plushow Glacier Sail the main branch of the Beagle Channel. Disembark at the Bay of the Günter Plushow Glacier and hike near the glacier. After this unforgettable experience, you will continue navigating through O'Brien and Ballenero Channels, Bahía Desolada, Paso Aguirre and Cockburn Channel. (B, L, D)
Day 7, Sat: Arrive in Punta Arenas and Transfer to Paine National Park Early in the morning you will disembark on Magdalena Island, Entrance to Milodon Cavehome of a colony of over 120,000 penguins in different stages of breeding. You will then take a walk to San Isidro Lighthouse, which used to guide the explorer sailors crossing the Strait of Magellan. Afterwards sail into Punta Arenas, arriving at 11:00 AM. One adventure ends and another begins. You will be picked up at the pier and transferred to your hotel of choice in Paine National Park. The drive is about six hours via paved and then a well-graded road. You will spend four nights in the park at your choice of all-inclusive property: Hosteria Las Torres, Hosteria Rio Serrano, Tierra Patagonia or Explora en Patagonia. NOTE: Paine National Park packages are NOT included in the quotes. Click here for rates at the lodges. (B, D)
Days 8-10, Sun-Tue: In Paine National Park All excursions are included in your hotel package. (B, L, D daily)
Towers of PaineDay 11, Wed: Paine National Park to Santiago Early morning van transfer directly from Paine National Park to Punta Arenas airport for an afternoon flight to Santiago. Lapis Lazuli Horses at one of Santiago's many art galleries.Meeting service and transfer to your selected hotel. (B)
Day 12, Thu: In Santiago You will have the morning to rest and refresh before an afternoon motorcoach city tour. Enjoy visits to Santa Lucia Hill and San Cristobal Hill before stopping at Bellavista, Santiago’s Bohemian district replete with art galleries, restaurants and theaters. Time permitting, stop to see a lapis lazuli workshop. Last stop is a visit to the Pablo Neruda Museum, called “La Chascona”. (B)
PM Depart Santiago You will have this day free for last minute shopping and sightseeing on your own before an evening departure back home. So many memories and so many experiences you will treasure forever! (B)
Day 13, Fri: Arrive Home City


Itinerary II - 14 Days
Santiago/Buenos Aires with 5-Day Cruise: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
M/V Stella Australis: Departures every Sunday, September-April

Day 1, Sat or Mon: Depart Home City
Day 2, Sun or Tue: Arrive in Santiago
Afternoon private Santiago City Tour
Day 3, Mon or Wed: In Santiago
Day 4, Tue or Fri: Santiago to Punta Arenas/Paine National Park
(B, D)
Day 5-7, Wed-Fri or Fri-Sun: In Paine National Park (B daily)
Day 8, Sat or Mon: Paine National Park to Punta Arenas/Embark Australis Cruise (B, D)

Punta Arenas 'Sandy Point' is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan. Regarded by some as the world's southernmost city, although Ushuaia, Argentina, is actually located farther south.
Punta Arenas, Chile, is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan

Day 9, Sun or Tue: Ainsworth Bay/Marinelli Glacier/Tucker Islet With the first light of dawn, navigate Almirantazgo Fjord. Disembark in Ainsworth Bay near Marinelli Glacier for a walk to see the beaver dams, and the Magellan forests, as well as a close-up view of a colony of sea lions. In the afternoon, visit a small colony of Magellan penguins at Tucker Islet, where dolphins may likely join you. (B, L, D)
Day 10, Mon or Wed: Garibaldi and Pia Glaciers Sightseeing of Garibaldi Glacier and the impressive snow-covered mountains of the Darwin Range. Disembark at the coast of the Garibaldi Inlet to take an adventurous excursion where you will appreciate the wild vegetation and forests on the slopes of the mountains. Disembark at the Pia Glacier and hike to an observation point. (B, L, D)
Ushuaia, the 'Southernmost City in the World'Day 11, Tue or Thu: Cape Horn and Puerto Williams Navigation through the Beagle and Murray Channels to disembark at the Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn) National Park. Weather permitting, you will get a panoramic view of the famous and mythical Cape Horn, the place where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans merge and the last promontory of South America. Disembark at Puerto Williams, the southernmost town in the world. (B, L, D)
Day 12, Wed or Fri: Arrival in Ushuaia/Buenos Aires Sightseeing in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. (B)
Day 13, Thu or Sat: In Buenos Aires Private sightseeing in Buenos Aires and evening motorcoach ride to Tango Show with dinner. (B, D)
Day 14, Fri or Sun: Depart Buenos Aires (B)
Day 15, Sat or Mon: Arrive Home City


Tour Rates
(excluding Australis Cruise rates - click here for Cruise rates)
Tour Rates Per Person Itinerary I - Voyages to the Tip of the World
Hotel Category
Year
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Tourist Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1200
275
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1335
305
First Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1290
360
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1430
400
Superior First Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1365
435
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1515
485
Deluxe Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1400
480
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1560
540
Deluxe Plus Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1715
790
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1900
869
Upgrade to tours via private car/van (Buenos Aires Tango Show with Dinner)
All
$32
70
Surcharges may apply for OCT, NOV & MAR in Buenos Aires and Santiago.
*The airfares Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and Punta Arenas to Santiago (or vice versa) are NOT included in the rates. Rates may vary from $560-$1000 per person, depending on availability of space. Any airfares quoted are subject to change without notice, and cannot be guaranteed unless tickets have been issued. Airfares from/to North America are NOT included.
Cruise rates NOT included.
†Rates subject to change without notice

Tour Rates Per Person Itinerary II - Voyages to the Tip of the World
Hotel Category
Year
Dbl
Sgl Supplement
Tourist Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1275
365
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1420
405
First Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1375
465
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1525
515
Superior First Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1485
575
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1650
640
Deluxe Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$1570
665
SEP 2016-APR 2017
1750
739
Deluxe Plus Class
SEP 2016-APR 2017
$2045
1140
SEP 2016-APR 2017
2270
1265
Upgrade to tours via private car/van (Buenos Aires Tango Show with Dinner)
All
$32
70
Surcharges may apply for OCT, NOV & MAR in Buenos Aires and Santiago.
*The airfares Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and Punta Arenas to Santiago (or vice versa) are NOT included in the rates. Rates may vary from $560-$1000 per person, depending on availability of space. Any airfares quoted are subject to change without notice, and cannot be guaranteed unless tickets have been issued. Airfares from/to North America are NOT included.
Cruise rates NOT included.
†Rates subject to change without notice

Note: Cruises Ushuaia/Punta Arenas or v/v are NOT included in the quoted tour rates. The cruise rates are additional, based on the category and season. Click here for Cruise Rates, Ship Specifications and deck plans of the M/V Stella Australis.
Note: Paine National Park packages are NOT included in the quotes. Click here for rates at the lodges.



Hotels in Category
City
Tourist Class
First Class
Superior First Class
Deluxe Class
Deluxe Plus Class
Buenos Aires
Design Suites or Aspen Towers (Superior room)
Paine Park
Santiago
Orly Hotel (Jr. Suite)


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