Patagonia is a region which is geographically remote and very diverse in Flora and Fauna. The Andes running parallel are a constant reminder of the raw force of nature, which we experience in the Chilean Fjords and the Antarctica like landscape. Cruise in the Chilean Fjords for 4 nights and visit the Torres Del Paine National Park, the best in South America. We end the trip with Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the planet.
Once a year in October..
|Days||10 Nights / 11 Days|
|From||Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires|
02 Oct 2017 to 15 Oct 2017 Tour Full
INR 188500 + $4150 Cabin A ( Lower Deck with Smaller Window) -5 Cabins
|Direct Joining Cost||
$ 4620 per person (Excludes- Visa, Airfare International, Insurance, on Twin Sharing Basis) + 5% GST
Mumbai Dep : 0410 Doha Arr : 0455
Buenos Aires Dep : 1115 El Calafate Arr : 1430
Blocking your seat as this would be a small group of 12 pax, request you to block your seat by paying us a deposit amount of INR 50,000 + GST 5% per person
The South of Chile on 04 nights Stella Australis Cruise reminds many of the ends of the earth landscape that they have seen on television. The landscape of Antarctica, if they haven’t been there. With the Glaciers, floating Icebergs and Marine Wildlife like Penguins and Seals in abundance, the southern Fjords of Chile are as close as it gets to experiencing the wild beauty of Antarctica. We don’t intend to compare the two, but just want to let you know how you would feel on a day of sailing in Patagonia.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Buenos Aires. This is a transit stay before we move on to Patagonia the next day.
After breakfast, we will proceed to airport to board the flight to El Calafate. On arrival we will go for a short city tour which takes you to the old part of town where you will see some original buildings from the time of the first settlers. Your guide will tell you stories about the early pioneers show you some local wildlife and tell you about many other interesting aspects of El Calafate.
After Breakfast enjoy a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier. Explore glacier streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations on this one of a kind South American experience, the Perito Moreno Glacier with its impressive 200 feet walls. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that are growing. We will have ample amount of time to see the faces of the Glacier.
After breakfast we check out of the hotel and start driving towards south to the beautiful town of Puerto Natales, Chile. We will pass the border and immigrations and enter Chile and from there on will be accompanied by the Chilean Transfer. The expanse of land around is wild with a steppe grassland like feel.
After a leisurely breakfast, we will proceed for a full Day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park, which is believed to be the most breathtaking in Patagonia. The first stop is to visit Lake Sarmiento and Amarga Lagoon. Then enjoy a panoramic vista of the Paine Horns from one of the lookout points. After lunch, we will continue to Lake Pehoe and Paine River. Then take a short hike to see the powerful waterfall at Salto Grande and enjoy the magnificent sights. In the evening return to Puerto Natales to your Hotel which has the best location in town.
After breakfast transfer to Punta Arenas in the south, where we will board the Australis Cruise which will be our home on water for next 5 days. After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the ship will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our trip will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wild regions in the world, Southern Patagonia. However till we reach South Patagonia and Ushuaia we will pass through three days of sheer natural beauty, which is unseen anywhere in the world. which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.
At dawn, we will navigate our way through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay which is sited within Alberto De Agostini National Park. It’s the perfect spot from which to see the Marinelli Glacier descending from Darwin Mountain Range in the distance; and to appreciate how the land returns to life after glacial retreat. We will also take a walk to a beaver dam in the stunning sub-polar Magellan Forest. Whether on the beach or the island, there’s a good chance of sighting Southern Elephant Seals. It is the beginning of Summer and the sun will stay for a longer time for you to enjoy the most of the surrounding in a beautiful light.
We will navigate along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel before disembarking at Pia Fjord. Once on the land we will take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from where we can enjoy spectacular views of the awe-inspiring Pia Glacier whose main tongue extends from the mountaintops down to the sea. After this memorable experience, we will continue our voyage along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley.Later, we will be sailing to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch, we will again board the well-equipped Zodiac boats to get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins (indigenous to the Southern Hemisphere) and cormorants.
We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the Earth’. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.
This morning in as our ship The Stella Australis docks at Ushuaia we will end our trip on the Sea and disembark from to take a small city tour of this southern most city in the world. We will enjoy a city tour before we check in to the hotel. The rest of the evening is free to walk around Ushuaia. A lot of souvenirs can be bought here which specially mention the significance of Ushuaia being at the End of the World.
Fly back to Buenos Aires in the morning and before we board the international flight back to Mumbai we will get a peek at some of the important sights of Buenos Aires. Later board the Qatar Airways flight from Buenos Aires at 2325 hours.
We will arrive in Doha on the 13th Night and then will be given a hotel stay before we leave for Mumbai the next day on the 14th October. Arrival in Mumbai is early in the Morning on the 15th October.
Photos: For Chile : 2 (New Camera Clicked) photographs (not older than three months), Size 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm with white background, Matt finish, (80% of the area should be covered by the face with the ears clearly visible) For Argentina: 3 photos, Size 4 cm X 4 cm with white background, Matt finish, (80% of the area should be covered by the face with the ears clearly visible)
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