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Patagonia Wonders of Nature

 
15 days,Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
SAPWD

Exploring Patagonia's fjords and glaciers on an expedition cruise, Setting foot on the 'end of the earth' at Cape Horn, Photographing thousands of Magellanic penguins, Hiking amidst the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, Dancing the tango and sampling vibrant vintages in sophisticated Buenos Aires.

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When Magellan landed in Patagonia, he believed its inhabitants to be giants. While you won't find any mythical creatures on this trip, you will encounter magical scenery, mighty glaciers and towering peaks at Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno Glacier and Glacier National Park. And prepare yourself for stunning views on an expedition cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas—including a landing at Cape Horn. With a mountain lodge stay, relaxed trekking and an expert guide to lead the way, you'll be creating legends of your own to share back home.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer - Welcome gift with mate demonstration and tasting - Explore Ushuaia and the prison museum - Excursion to Tierra del Fuego National park including a train ride to the "end of the world" - 5 day Patagonia expedition cruise with hiking and zodiac excursions, expert lectures and demonstrations - Hiking excursion into Torres del Paine National Park - Guided tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier - Boat excursion to Viedma Glacier - Buenos Aires wine tasting, tango lessons and professional tango dinner show.
  • 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow USD350-450 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (10 nts), cruise ship (4 nts)
  • Bus, van, plane, boat, Zodiac, cruise ship, hiking, walking.
  • Discovery Adventures guide, expedition guides, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10.
Map of the route for Click to enlarge
Places Visited
Day 1 Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a mate (a traditional Argentine drink) demonstration and tasting.

Day 2-3 Ushuaia (2B)

Catch our flight to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Embark on an excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park including a train ride to the 'end of the earth'. Free time for shopping and option to go hiking, or visit a penguin colony.

Day 4 Patagonia Expedition Cruise (1B,1D)

Visit the prison museum and learn about the beginnings of the town as a penal colony. Late afternoon we board our cruise ship to begin our 4-night Patagonia cruise with excursions and lectures by naturalist guides.

Day 5-7 Patagonia Expedition Cruise (3B,3L,3D)

Explore one of the world’s most historic and naturally beautiful routes. Cruise through Murray Channel to Cape Horn National Park, then follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin with a hike at historic Wulaia Bay. Navigate the Beagle Channel to Pia Fjord where we disembark near Pia Glacier then enter Garibaldi Fjord on the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego and hike through the forest up to a waterfall of glacial origin. On Day 7 we board Zodiac boats to explore Alakaluf Fjord, to observe waterfalls and the Piloto and Nena glaciers. In the afternoon visit Águila Glacier where we will disembark to walk along a beach.

Day 8 Punta Arenas/Torres del Paine National Park (B)

Morning excursion to Magdalena Island to visit the immense colony of Magellanic penguins. Afternoon transfer to the stunning Torres del Paine National Park.

Day 9 Torres del Paine National Park (1B,1L,1D)

Enjoy a full day hiking excursion in the National Park with an expert mountain guide.

Day 10-11 El Calafate (2B)

Cross the border to El Calafate where we take a guided tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Option to take a boat up to the front of the glacier.

Day 12 El Chaltén (B)

Travel to El Chaltén, enjoy this free day to explore the town.

Day 13 El Calafate (B)

Embark on a boat excursion to the Viedma Glacier before returning to El Calafate for the evening.

Day 14 Buenos Aires (1B,1D)

Fly to Buenos Aires for our farewell evening including wine tasting with a sommelier, tango lessons with expert dancers and professional tango dinner show.

Day 15 Buenos Aires (B)

Depart at any time.