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This itinerary is an example of a 14-day journey that starts in Buenos Aires, the most European city in South America. It will take you to the southernmost city of the world, Ushuaia, in the Land of Fire, from where you will start a 4-day cruise through the Cape Horn fjords. Punta Arenas, Patagonia, is the southernmost tip of South America, where you will see see huge ice fields and glaciers from the third biggest ice mass in the world. You will visit Torres del Paine in Chile with the magnificent Gray glacier, and the National Glaciers Park in Argentina with the incredible Perito Moreno.

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Buenos Aires- Croisière Ushuaïa (Argentine) à Punta Arenas (Chili) en 4 jours - Torres del Paine (Chili) - El Calafate (Argentine) - Buenos Aires (Argentine)

Day 1 – Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Arrival in Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel. Discovery of the capital. Visit the historical Plaza de Mayo with its surrounding buildings: Cabildo Museum, from the colonial age, Casa Rosada (presidential palace), the cathedral… Visit the fishermen’s village of Boca, with its nostalgic atmosphere and multi-coloured houses, the open air museum with painters and sculptors. Visit San Telmo district with its beautiful colonial mansions and patios. Feel the atmosphere of antique shops and imagine how many treasures could have been found in those old boutiques during La Belle Epoque. The district is also the place where Tango was born. Visit Recoleta district with its European architecture, pass the cemetery and the church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar where its luxurious vaults are classified Historical Monuments and contains the burial of Eva Perón. Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 2 – Ushuaia (Argentina)

Transfer to the airport. Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (3h30). Transfer to the hotel. Visit of Land of Fire National Park and its 63,000 hectares of forest, coasts, rivers, falls and deep valleys, which extends westward to the Chilean border. Night in Ushuaia.

Day 3 – Ushuaia / Punta Arenas Expedition Cruise (Chile) – Aboard Via Australis / Stella Australis

In the morning, discovery of the city, its harbour and prison.
Characteristics of Via Australis (built in 2005): 2664 tons (GT), 64 cabins, 2 lounges and a dining room, length 71m x 13,4m width, 5 bridges, 10 AAA cabins located 4th upper level, 18 AA cabins located 3rd upper level, 29 A cabins located 2nd level, 7 B cabins located 1st level. Cabins have private bathroom, two ground beds, panoramic windows, heating, safe, built-in wardrobe, 220/110 volt plugs.
Characteristics of Stella Australis (built in 2009): 210 passengers on 100 cabins, 2 lounges and a dining room, length 89m x 15,6m width, 5 bridges, 25 AAA cabins located 4th upper level, 38 AA cabins located 3rd upper level, 32 A cabins and 3 B cabins located 2nd level. Cabins have private bathroom, two ground beds, panoramic windows, heating, safe, built-in wardrobe, satellite phone, 220/110 volt plugs.
Check-in at Comapa office in the center of Ushuaia city. Boarding late afternoon for a 4-day / 3-night expedition to discover Cape Horn through its glaciers and fjords. Welcome drink on-board and departure to the end of the World. Travel through Patagonia and Land of Fire by the mythical Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel.

Day 4 – Ushuaia / Punta Arenas Expedition Cruise (Chile)

Navigation through Murray Canal and Nassau Bay to Cape Horn National Park, named Biosphere Reserve by Unesco in 2005. Boat-landing weather permitting. Cape Horn is a nearly vertical promontory of 425 meters and is the place where Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet. It has been discovered in 1616 by Isaac Le Mair and owes its name to the port of Hoorn from where the Dutch expedition left.
Landing in Wulaia bay, a historical site where the natives first settled. Small walk through Magellan forest until the watchtower that offers a spectacular view.
A kayak activity takes place in Wulaia bay, led by an experienced explorer, Cristián Donoso, with the support of expedition guides. The activity consists in a route through historical areas related to the Yagans people and bird watching, while enjoying rowing. The activity is about 120 USD and lasts from 1h30 to 2h in the water.

Day 5 – Ushuaia / Punta Arenas Expedition Cruise (Chile)

Navigation through Brecknock, Ocasion, Cockburn and Magdalena canals to reach Agostini Fjord in the heart of Darwin Cordillera, Land of Fire. From this place, discover the glaciers going down the mountains and flowing into the sea.
In the afternoon, head for Aguila glacier. Walk along the beach, a beautiful lagoon surrounded by mountains and facing the glacier. Discover the wet and cold forest of Patagonia.

Day 6 – Ushuaia / Punta Arenas Expedition Cruise (Chile) – Puerto Natales (Chile)

In the morning, visit of Magdalena Island in the Magellan Strait. This wild place is classified as a Natural Site to protect the largest colony of Magellan penguins (more than 60,000 couples). Short walk through the trails to Magellan Strait’s lighthouse. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by the visit of Marta Island to watch seals from the boat. End of the visit late morning to the harbour of Punta Arenas. Transfer to Puerto Natales in the North. Discovery of the small town and its harbour. Night in Puerto Natales.

Day 7 – The Torres del Paine Park (Chile)

Departure for Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Chile, classified Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. The park has an incredibly wide range of flora and fauna. The high mountain massifs culminate at 3000m and are surrounded by lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and rivers. The area is home to colonies of flamingos, black-collared swans and a wide range of birds as the Andes condor. Along the trails you can observe herds of guanacos, ñandus and other wild mammals who have been protected from hunting for decades.
In the afternoon, excursion to Gray Glacier and its spectacular size: almost four kilometres wide for about six to seven hundred meters deep. The Glacier is part of the third largest ice cap in the world. A small icebreaker boat will take you on a cruise for a few hours, up to few meters from the glacier. Throughout the navigation you will see big icebergs of intense blue colour that come away from the glacier and slowly melt in Gray Lake. Night in Torres del Paine.

Day 8 – The Torres del Paine Park (Chile)

Discovery tour of the park with various hiking trails and panoramic points. Arrival at Cerro Guido by the end of the day, in a hostel down below Contreras Mountain in front of Torres del Paine rocky peaks. Night in Estancia.

Day 9 – Estancia (Chile)

Discovery of a hostel that lives from cattle and sheep breeding. Many activities on site such as hiking or horse riding on the land with Huasos inhabitants. Back to Punta Arenas in the afternoon. Night in Punta Arenas.

Day 10 – El Calafate (Argentina)

Head North to reach El Calafate in Argentina, starting point of Glacier National Park. Border crossing and walk across the pampa. Arrival in the town, visit of its traditional streets. Night in El Calafate.

Day 11 – Lake Argentino (Argentina)

Departure for the day from Punta Bandera harbour, located on the shores of Lake Argentino. Sailing through the North Lake’s branch to Upsala Canal, to enjoy a fascinating contrast between the glaciers’ whites and blues. Panoramic view of the 595 km² of Upsala Glacier. Sailing through the Spegazzini Canal from where you can observe the Seco Glacier. Arrival to Spegazzini Glacier, the highest of Glacier National Park. Landing on Punta Bandera. Night in El Calafate.

Day 12 – The Perito Moreno Glacier (Argentina)

Discover the Perito Moreno Glacier in Glacier National Park. This huge 55-meter-high, 15-kilometer-long and 5-kilometer-width glacier runs the flow of Argentina Lake. It is common that huge ten-ton blocks break from the glacier and come crashing down the icy waters. This exceptional sight can be observed from wooden balconies within hundred metres on the shore. Possibilities of mini trekking on the glacier. Night in El Calafate.

Day 13 – Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Transfer to the airport. Flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires (3-hours’ flight). Transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon and tango dinner show. Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 14 – Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Transfer to the airport. International Flight.