Knowing and discovering the white continent has been the dream of many adventurers throughout history.
In this fascinating land is the largest freshwater reserve on the planet, home to countless terrestrial and marine fauna. Its peculiar beauty contrasts with the extreme weather conditions, which makes it an exotic and mesmerizing destination for the lucky ones who reach this hidden territory.

Day 1: Punta ArenasPuerto Williams

What you will visit:

  • 1 Punta Arenas
  • 2 Puerto Williams

 

From Punta Arenas:

Start of the tourist program from Aerovias DAP, Flight in Aerovias DAP to the city of Puerto Williams. On the way you will enjoy a breathtaking landscape that will take you to discover from the air the Strait of Magellan, the beautiful glaciers of the Darwin Range, small southern channels and the Beagle Channel.
(Flight time: between 50 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on the plane).
Airfield reception and brief transfer to Lakutaia Lodge.

From Ushuaia:
After carrying out the procedures of emigration in the port of Ushuaia (Argentina) and paying the port tax, the navigation will be made through the Beagle Channel to arrive, after 30 minutes, to Puerto Navarino (Chile). This navigation is carried out aboard a semi rigid boat of smaller size.
In Puerto Navarino you will be waiting for a vehicle that will transfer you to Puerto Williams to carry out the immigration procedures to Chile, and then to Lakutaia Lodge. This journey of 54 km takes approximately 1:40 hr. Welcome aperitif and lunch at the lodge.

During the afternoon, you can take a tour among the options that will be offered, and schedule activities for the following days of stay.
Dinner and overnight at Lakutaia Lodge.
At the agreed time, an informative talk will be offered about the activities of the great adventure that will be lived the next day, knowing about the history and fauna of the Antarctic, and also a preparation briefing will be done.

Day 2:

What you will visit:

  • 1 Antarctica

Breakfast at the Lodge and the beginning of an unforgettable experience towards one of the most remote places on Earth, Antarctica, the coldest, windiest, driest and least inhabited continent in the world. A continent completely submerged in ice, which not only marks its topography, but has also influenced its evolution.

The awaited crossing begins with a brief transfer to the aerodrome, to take its flight that will delay approximately 1,45hr until the White Continent (460 miles). During the flight, and if the weather conditions permit, Navarino Island will be flown over the rivers and lakes of Cordilleran cord known as Teeth of Navarino, continuing on the mythical Cape Horn, the stormy Drake Sea, and the immensity of the ocean until you reach King George Island, the gateway to the Antarctic Continent.

On this island, the largest number of Scientific Bases is concentrated and the Chilean town "Villa Las Estrellas" is located, which has a population throughout the year. During the visit, we will visit the impressive landscapes of this White Continent, seeing part of the fauna and knowing how the daily life of the men who live in this territory in the name of science and research is.

The day includes the following activities:

  • Visit to the most attractive spots on King George Island.
  • Visit to "Villa las Estrellas" (First site inhabited by civilians).
  • Lunch and / or snack, depending on the place and time of arrival.
  • Sailing in zodiac boat to Ardley Island to visit colonies of Papua penguins and the surroundings of the Collins Glacier.
  • Visit to the Orthodox Church in Russian Base "Bellingshausen".
  • Overflight to Cabo de Hornos and the Dientes de Navarino massif.

After 4 to 5 hours on the white continent, flight back to Puerto Williams, dinner and delivery of diplomas of the Antarctic Adventure.
Accommodation at Lakutaia Lodge.

Days3 through 4: Puerto Williams

What you will visit:

  • 1 Puerto Williams

After breakfast, participate in the excursion / activity that was registered on the day of arrival. All excursions are always accompanied by a specialized guide and advised by the staff of the lodge with meals included.

Excursions to choose (the traveler can coordinate with the guide the best tours for your stay on the island)

  • WALK TO CASCADA DE LOS BRONCES
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate
    Duration: 2,30 to 3 hours.
    Enjoy a hike to the Los Bronces River, through lenga forests and calcareous grasslands halfway up the Róbalo Hill, until you reach the Los Bronces waterfall. In this beautiful sector we will have a moment to enjoy a snack and place reponedor. At the agreed time, I return by the coast to admire the landscape that offers the view of the Beagle Channel and observe a different environment with its own avifauna species.
  • TREKKING MIRADOR DIENTES DE NAVARINO
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Duration: 4,30 to 5 hours.
    This tour will take us to the foot of the massif of the Teeth of Navarino, where we will enjoy a breathtaking view that will envelop us on the edge of the world, surrounded by nature in its greatest splendor. In addition, we will enjoy a wide view of the Beagle Channel and the city of Puerto Williams. We will climb a well-marked trail of 3.5km between forests and pastures. It is interesting to observe how the dense and forested initial environment ends in an "alpine" ecosystem, dominated by lichens, mosses and other species adapted to the wind and low temperatures. In the tour you also learn about the native flora as orchids and the large amount of local wild fruits. Includes snack
  • OMORA ETNO-BOTANICAL PARK
    Difficulty: Easy.
    Duration: 2,30 to 3 hours.
    This excursion invites you to discover the beauty of the Miniature Forests of the Cape Horn Islands, through an experience called "Tourism with Lupa" and the educational work carried out by the Omora Foundation. It is an initiative of bio-cultural conservation applied to the human communities that inhabit the last sub-Antarctic forests of the planet and counts on the active participation of the Yagan ethnic group residing in Puerto Williams.
    The Omora Park is located 3 km west of the city of Puerto Williams. Within the park are the main habitats of the region: forests of coigüe, lenga and ñirre, sphagnum mobs, beaver wetlands and alpine areas. Always accompanied by a specialized guide, the trails are marked with posters that describe the biological and cultural characteristics of the island in Spanish, Yagan, English and Latin-scientific languages. The park is a project of the Omora Foundation, a non-governmental organization dedicated to biocultural conservation in the southern tip of South America, named after the Yagán word for hummingbird.
  • CITY TOUR PUERTO WILLIAMS
    Difficulty: Easy.
    Duration: 2 hours.
    Visit the town of Puerto Williams, the southernmost city in the world, named in honor of Juan Williams, the founder of Fuerte Bulnes. Puerto Williams is the main town on Navarino Island, located at the end of the American continent, off the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego and north of Cape Horn. At the moment it lodges a population of 2,500 inhabitants. You will go through its streets, the interesting Marina Micalvi dock, the landing place for the oceanic sailboats, and visit the interesting Martín Gusinde Museum, which contains the history of the yaganes and graphic displays of the sector's natural resources.
    Gusinde was a world-renowned anthropologist and priest of the Order of the Divine Word, who worked with the Yagan and Ona ethnic groups from 1918 to 1923.
    *** Museum closed on Monday. Saturdays and Sundays, open only in the afternoons.
  • KAYAK IN THE BEAGLE CHANNEL
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate
    Duration: 2,30 to 3 hours.
    Enjoy a unique kayak adventure crossing the breasts and bay of the Beagle Channel, which were sailed by nomadic canoeists since ancient times, and the experience of paddling at the confluence of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the voyage we will sail through Seno Lauta, Seno Micalvi, bordering the Punta Gusanos coast, a nesting site for thousands of seagulls, terns, and several species of geese. We will pass by the Marina Micalvi wharf, the landing place of the oceanic sailboats, and the fishing cove. Includes complete equipment (neoprene suit, gloves, booties, raincoat, life jacket); accompanied by a certified guide and snack.
    *** It is not necessary to know how to swim or have previously kayaked.
  • WALK TO PUNTA GUSANOS - BIRD OBSERVATION
    Difficulty: Easy.
    Duration: 2 hours
    Brief transfer to the starting point of the walk. This route borders the peninsula that closes Puerto Williams bay to the north, offering exclusive views over the town on one side, and the Beagle Channel on the other. The fine band of land that ends the peninsula is the nesting site of thousands of Dominican and Austral gulls, Pilpilen, terns and several species of geese. We will live here an emotional encounter and very close to the life of this winged crowd. During the walk we skirt the peninsula along the beach and thus prolong the pleasure of enjoying the sea ... and often, the wind!
    Note: the nesting and raising of the chicks takes place from the second half of November to the beginning of March.
  • RIDE
    Difficulty: Easy.
    Duration: 2 hours
    Enjoy a ride through the southernmost parts of the world for 2 hours or more, according to your experience and the place of interest, touring the sub-Antarctic forests and bordering the Beagle Channel.
    *** Includes equipment. Excursion suitable for people with basic previous experience.

Day 5: Puerto Williams / Punta Arenas o Ushuaia

What you will visit:

  • 1 Puerto Williams

Breakfast and at the agreed time, transfer to the Governor's Office of Puerto Williams for emigration procedures and then transfer to Puerto Navarino to board the semi-rigid boat bound for Ushuaia. Or, for those who are heading to Punta Arenas, at the agreed time, transfer to the airfield in time to board the flight.

Included
  • Accommodation in comfortable single, double or triple rooms
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners throughout the program.
  • The meals at the lodge include 1 drink (mineral water, or drink, or glass of wine, or beer) per person.
  • Specialized bilingual English / Spanish guide during excursions.
  • Excursion for the day to Antarctica.
  • Diploma certifying your Adventure Day in Antarctica.
  • Bicycles available, subject to availability.
  • Tour menu during your stay.
  • Shipping fees and flights to / from Punta Arenas. Maximum 20kg of luggage per passenger.
  • International maritime / land transfer to and from Ushuaia.
NOT Included
  • Port rates in Argentina.
  • Additional foodstuffs, not mentioned.
  • Alcoholic drinks during the days of trekking.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Tips

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