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Come and visit the route between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia in a Stella Australis cruise for four days. We depart from Ushuaia, will visit Cabo de Hornos National Park , Magdalena island and finally arrive at Punta Arenas.

Day 1: Ushuaia

What you will visit:

  • 1 Ushuaia

We’ll wait for you from 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. in San Martín 409, Ushuaia, to check in.

17:30:  Once aboard the Stella Australis, there’ll be a welcome cocktail where you’ll get to meet the captain and the crew.

Then, we’ll sail heading south to cross some fueguino channels, such as Beagle, going through the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

Day 2: Cabo de Hornos - Wulaia bay

What you will visit:

  • 1 Bahía Wulaia
  • 2 Cape Horn

We’ll cross the Murray channel and the Nassau bay all the way to the Cape Horn National Park, where we’ll disembark if the weather allows it. If that’s the case, we’ll walk to the viewpoint through the Magellan forest in which lenga beech, guindo, cinnamon trees, ferns, and several different species grow in Tierra del Fuego.

In the afternoon, we’ll go to Wulaia bay, where we’ll disembark and walk through the Magellan forest to the viewpoint, to enjoy an incomparable visual spectacle.

Day 3: Pia Glacier and Garibaldi Glacier

What you will visit:

  • 1 Alberto de Agostini National Park

Casting off from Wulaia Bay, we retrace our route to the Beagle Channel and sail westward along the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego into a section of Alberto de Agostini National Park called Glacier Alley or Avenue of the Glaciers. Flowing down from the Darwin Mountains and Darwin Ice Sheet are a number of impressive tidewater glaciers, most of them named after European countries -- Holland, Italy, Germany, Spain and France. In amongst this frozen league of nations we enter the narrow Pia Fjord and board the Zodiacs for a shore excursion to Pia Glacier. No one knows for certain how the hulking glacier got its feminine moniker, but one theory says it was named for princess Maria Pia of Savoy (1847-1911), daughter of the Italian king. After disembarking we take a hort hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea or a longer much more difficult walk up a lateral moraine of the old Pia Glacier. Making our way further west along the Beagle Channel, we enter another long fjord and drop anchor near Early in the morning, we will sail through the Cockburn Channel and enter Agostini Sound. From there it is possible to see the glaciers that descend from the middle of the Darwin Mountain Range -- some of them reaching the water. This morning, we will disembark and go for an easy walk around a lagoon, which was formed by the melting of the Águila Glacier. We will reach a spot right in front of that glacier with stunning views. In the afternoon, we will approach the Condor Glacier via Zodiac -- and hopefully see some of the abundant Andean Condors in the area. Day 4: Agostini Sound – Águila Glacier – Cóndor Glacier After an overnight cruise that takes us back into the Strait of Magellan, we anchor off Magdalena Island, which lies about halfway between Tierra del Fuego and the Chilean mainland. Crowned by a distinctive lighthouse, the island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellanic penguins. At the break of dawn, weather permitting, we go ashore and hike a path that leads through thousands of penguins to a small museum lodged inside the vintage 1902 lighthouse. Many other bird species are also found on the island. In September and April -- when the penguins dwell elsewhere -- this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to observe South American sea lions. After a short sail south along the strait, disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for around 11:30 AM. Day 5: Magdalena Island & Punta Arenas www.australis.com Garibaldi Glacier for another shore excursion. Garibaldi is one of only three glaciers in Patagonia gaining mass rather than staying the same or slowly shrinking. This time we hike through virgin Magellanic forest to a glacial waterfall, a towering wall of ferns and moss, and spectacular viewpoints looking down on the glacier and fjord. The walk is demanding -- very steep, negligible trail, rough footing -- and not for everyone. For those who choose to stay onboard, our captain will point the bow towards the beautiful sky blue Garibaldi Glacier so everyone can enjoy the panoramic view from the upper decks.

Day 4: Agostini Sound – Águila Glacier – Cóndor Glacier

What you will visit:

  • 1 Punta Arenas
  • 2 Isla Magdalena

Early in the morning, we will sail through the Cockburn Channel and enter Agostini Sound. From there it is possible to see the glaciers that descend from the middle of the Darwin Mountain Range -- some of them reaching the water. This morning, we will disembark and go for an easy walk around a lagoon, which was formed by the melting of the Águila Glacier. We will reach a spot right in front of that glacier with stunning views. In the afternoon, we will approach the Condor Glacier via Zodiac -- and hopefully see some of the abundant Andean Condors in the area.

Day 5: Magdalena Island & Punta Arenas

After an overnight cruise that takes us back into the Strait of Magellan, we anchor off Magdalena Island, which lies about halfway between Tierra del Fuego and the Chilean mainland. Crowned by a distinctive lighthouse, the island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellanic penguins. At the break of dawn, weather permitting, we go ashore and hike a path that leads through thousands of penguins to a small museum lodged inside the vintage 1902 lighthouse. Many other bird species are also found on the island. In September and April -- when the penguins dwell elsewhere -- this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to observe South American sea lions. After a short sail south along the strait, disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for around 11:30 AM

Included
  • 4 nights aboard the Stella Australis cruise, cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
  • Bar open on enabled hours
  • Land excursions
  • Entertainment on board
NOT Included
  • All not mentioned

Recommendations

Do not take a selfie stick to Magdalena Island, because its use it’s prohibited.