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Adventure cruise - Chile

Stella Australis – Cruise to Cape Horn

Highlights

  • Unforgettable adventure cruise: the luxurious Stella Australis takes you from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

  • Discover the end of the world at Cape Horn National Park

  • Explore Isla Magdalena and experience the Magellan penguin colony up close

  • Enjoy fantastic views of endless glaciers and dreamy fjords

  • Includes full board, an open bar & onshore excursions

Description

An unforgettable ice and glacier experience awaits on the Stella Australis cruise! Patagonia’s natural beauties will take your breath away as you cruise along the fairytale fjords and majestic glaciers. Dress warmly and make your way to the end of the world: Cape Horn! We promise that the southernmost part of Chile will never cease to amaze you.

Destination

South America

Ushuaia - Cape Horn National Park - Wulaia Bay - Águila Glacier - Isla Magdalena - Punta Arenas

The luxurious Stella Australis will take you on a personal adventure past Patagonia’s remarkable glaciers, dreamy fjords, and untouched forests. Sail on the rough ocean toward the edge of the world.

In the evening, you will reach the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Meet at the Argentinian port of Avenida San Martín around 5:00 p.m. You can leave your luggage here until embarkation at 6:00 p.m.

After a warm welcome from the captain and crew of the luxury cruise ship, it’s time to “cast off.” Unpack your suitcase and end the first evening with a delicious dinner at the onboard restaurant.

3 nights on the Stella Australis with full board in a cabin B, Chile

Rise and shine onboard the Stell Australis and start the day replenished with a delicious breakfast.

Today’s highlights include crossing the Murray Canal and reaching the southernmost tip of the South American continent, the Cape Horn National Park on the Chilean Isla Hornos.

It’s usually stormy and freezy cold because its location is in the stormiest corner of the world. It’s where the Pacific and Atlantic meet in front of Cape Horn’s 425-meter-high rocky spire. Wrapped up warmly in thick clothes, you will disembark the ship and discover the so-called “end of the world!”

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Only part one of your adventures is complete! Head back on board where you can warm back up and eat a snack before disembarking again.

Part two of today’s experience is a visit to the tranquil Wulaia Bay. Hike through the Magellanic Forest’s diverse fauna until you reach a jaw-dropping lookout point. Relish the snow-capped peaks, fascinating mountain ranges, and a fantastic view of the ocean: a paradise for nature lovers and explorers!

Today’s adventure will lead you along the northeastern arm of the Beagle Channel to Pia Bay. Disembark the Stella Australis and hike to a lookout point that offers unforgettable views of the Pia Glacier. From here, you can see how fascinating the glacier’s tongue pushes down from the mountain range and to the sea.

After an exciting more in the bay, you will head back to the cruise ship for a quick break. In the afternoon, hop into a rubber dinghy (also known as a Zodiac) and head to the Garibaldi Fjord on Tierra del Fuego’s south coast. Now you can choose between two experiences. The first option is an excursion through the Patagonian rainforest, where you and a guide will hike to a waterfall created by glacial origins. Alternatively, you can stay on board and take a panoramic cruise along the scenic Garibaldi Glacier.

The crisp morning air greets you aboard the Stella Australis. While you sail through the Cockburn Canal to get to the Agostini Fjord, enjoy the wonderful views of the endless glacier world.

Once you arrive close enough to the land, the Zodiac will take you to the mainland to walk around the lagoon. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, your jaw will drop as you reach the front of the glacier. In the afternoon, you will finally reach the Condor Glacier and learn about the glacier movements from your guide. Do you hear the ice crunching amongst this impressive landscape?

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Before you know it, the last day of your trip is already here. In the early morning, you will continue your journey to Isla Magdalena and enjoy a stroll through the native Magellanic penguin colony. An incredible 120,000 penguins call this home. Observe the friendly animals in different brood stages and go up to the small lighthouse that once showed the way for explorers through the Strait of Magellan.

Since the penguins already migrated in April, you can alternatively head for Isla Marta. The rubber dinghy will take you to the front of the island, where you can watch a colony of South American sea lions.

Afterward, return to your cruise ship and continue north to Punta Arenas, where you will disembark. Are you happy with all of the stunning photos and unforgettable memories you’ve collected these past days?

We will gladly organize an extension for you in Patagonia or another Chilean city; for example, how about a bit of contrast in the Atacama Desert? Contact us today. We are happy to help!

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Stella Australis

The luxury cruise ship has 100 spacious 16 m² cabins, offering enough space for a maximum of 210 passengers. All rooms include two single beds or one double bed, a desk, air conditioning, a telephone, and a private bathroom. The cozy lounge invites you to relax and meet guests from around the world. At the onboard restaurant, you can indulge your taste buds with oysters, king crabs, and an excellent selection of Chilean wines.

Duration of the trip: 5 days / 4 nights

Includes

  • 4 nights on the Stella Australis in Cabin B
  • Full board and open bar (including alcoholic drinks)
  • Shore excursions as described (exception: optional tours, bookable and payable on-site)
  • Lecture program and onboard entertainment
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Port taxes

Excludes

  • International flights

  • Transfers from/to the port

  • Meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses such as tips

  • Insurance

  • Visa

Services & Notes

  • Please note that the program is subject to change.

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