Chile Vacation Package – Southern Patagonia Glaciers Cruise (7N)

Travel to Chile and experience and explore Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego with this 8D/7N Southern Patagonia Glaciers Cruise Travel Vacation Package that includes accommodations aboard the Mare Australis Cruise Ship, visit to Ushuaia, Sail the Garibaldi Fjord, Port Williams Tour, transportation and much more.

Chile Vacation Package – Southern Patagonia Glaciers Cruise (7N)

You will discover amazing Southern Patagonia and its Glaciers with this 8D/7N Cruise Package. You will enjoy and explore Tierra del Fuego and its natural beauties aboard the Mare Australis Cruise Ship. This package includes 7 nights accommodation with all meals and tours.

This great adventure begins in Punta Arenas, the capital city of the XII Region of Magallanes, Chile. Geographically, it is located at parallels 53 South and 72 longitude West and borders the Strait of Magellan, the access door between the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. This city is the gateway to visit diverse attractions, among them are Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Williams and Antarctica. The city boasts the farthest southern ski center of the world, which has the unique characteristic of being the only one in the world with view to the ocean, and is located only 8 km to the west of Punta Arenas.

On this itinerary, you will be amazed by the beauty of Ainsworth Bay, located in the midst of the Darwin Range, the Tucker Islet, a little island where you will be able to see dolphins and a colony of Magellan penguins, the D’Agostini Glacier where you will enjoy its awesome scale and listen to its internal sounds, and the Pia Glacier, on the north-west arm of the Beagle Channel. You will listen to the thunderous noises caused by the large masses of ice cracking and dropping into the bay.

You will also visit Ushuaia, the most important Argentinean city on Tierra del Fuego, the Cape Horn National Park, Wulaia Bay, and Magdalena Island before returning to Punta Arenas.

You will learn about the geographic environment where our expedition cruise ship sails and each one of the channels, fjords, and glaciers along this route to a unique and mysterious place at the end of the earth.

Southern Patagonia Glaciers Cruise Package (7N) includes

Cruise in Argentina:

  • 7 nights aboard the Mare Australis Cruiser with all meals.

Tours in Argentina:

  • Disembark in Ainsworth Bay near Marinelli Glacier, where you will take a walk to see the Beaver dams and the Magellan Forests;
  • Visit a small colony of Magellan Penguins at Tucker Islet;
  • Disembark in Condor Bay where you we will enjoy a short walk and an excursion by zodiac;
  • Sail Garibaldi Fjord where you will be able to enjoy views of the Glacier of the same name and the impressive snowfields of the Darwin Range;
  • Stop at Port Williams, the most southern city in the world;
  • Visit Ushuaia, the most important Argentinean city on Tierra del Fuego;
  • Disembark in the Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn) National Park and in Walaia Bay, one of the most important indigenous sites of the region;
  • Walk at Pia Glacier;
  • Disembark in Magdalena Island with a visit to San Isidro Lighthouse;

Observations

  • Adventure: This is an easy paced trip perfect for anyone.
  • Group Size: Any group size.
  • Staff: local professional bilingual guides will help you during the cruise and tours.

Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary

This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.

Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you.

Day 1 – Punta Arenas
Check in from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Magallanes 990, Punta Arenas. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., embark the Expedition Cruise Ship. The Captain and crew will give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterward, the ship will set sail for the ”uttermost part of the earth.” Through the mythical Strait of Magellan, we will travel to Southern Patagonia, including Tierra de Fuego. This is the beginning of a Great Adventure!

Day 2 – Ainsworth Bay Tucker Islet
During the dawn’s early light, our ship will continue navigating through Almirantazgo Inlet, until arriving near Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay, where we will enjoy a walk to discover a beaver dam in the midst of a marvelous Magellanic forest. On the beach we will observe a colony of Elephant Seals. Continuing the voyage, we will visit Tucker Islet, where we will sight colonies of Magellanic penguins and Cormorants from the zodiac boats.

Day 3 – Pia Glacier – Glacier Alley
We will navigate the main part of the Beagle Channel to enter Pia Fjord and disembark near the glacier of the same name. We will take an excursion to a look-out point that is ideal for viewing the mountain range where the glacier originates, and its flow all the way to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, we will sail again along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through majestic “Glacier Alley”: Spain, Romanche, Germany, Italy, France and Holland glaciers.

Day 4 – Cape Horn and Puerto Williams
We will sail through the Beagle and Murray Channels to disembark in Cape Horn National Park. Cape Horn, a sheer, almost 425-meter-high promontory, where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean merge, was discovered in 1616 by the Dutch commercial expedition organized by Isaac Le Maire. The Cape owes its name to the Port of Hoorn, the expedition’s departure point. In the afternoon, we will disembark in Port Williams, the southernmost town in the world, where you can take optional excursions, such as the visit to Martin Gusinde Museum.

Day 5 – Ushuaia
Arrival to Ushuaia, the most important Argentine city in Tierra de Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. Disembark at 8:00 a.m., enabling you to visit the city and national parks, and continue your trip through Patagonia. Check in at San Martín 245, Ushuaia, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., embark the Expedition Cruise Ship. The Captain and crew will give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterward, the ship will set sail for “the uttermost part of the earth.” Through the mythical Beagle Channel, we will travel to Southern Patagonia, including Tierra de Fuego. This is the beginning of a Great Adventure!

Day 6 – Cape Horn – Wulaia Bay
We will sail through the Beagle and Murray Channels to disembark in Cape Horn National Park. Cape Horn, a sheer, almost 425-meter-high promontory, where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean merge, was discovered in 1616 by the Dutch commercial expedition organized by Isaac Le Maire. The Cape owes its name to the Port of Hoorn, the expedition’s departure point. In the afternoon we will disembark in historical Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region’s largest native settlements. This area is also renowned for the spectacular beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellanic forest filled with Lengas, Coigües, Canelos, ferns and other species to reach a look-out point.

Day 7 – Chico Inlet
We will disembark in Chico Inlet for a zodiac boat approach to Piloto and Nena glaciers, providing us with a closer look at these awe-inspiring masses of ancient ice.

Day 8 – Punta Arenas
Early in the morning, we will disembark on Magdalena Island, the home of an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic Penguins that we will be able to observe during our walk to the Lighthouse that guides different ships on their way through the Strait of Magellan. After our visit, we will return to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m., concluding our adventure.