Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $11,999 - $12,999 /person

9 days

8 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Plus Hotels & Casual Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

9 days

8 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Plus Hotels & Casual Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Dec 2025: Jan-Mar

From $11,999 - $12,999 /person

Fjords, Cape Horn & Torres del Paine

Journey by ship and over land in spellbinding Chilean Patagonia—a land of extremes between mountains and sea. Set sail on electric-blue waters among towering glaciers and colonies of penguins. Then climb to the heights of the Andes, where jagged peaks pierce the southern sky. At days' end, gourmet delights like empanadas, asado and pisco sours make the edge of the world feel like home.

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Highlights

  • Behold vistas of immense glaciers and mountains in Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn National Parks, a pair of bucket-list titans
  • Follow in Darwin's footsteps through the Beagle Channel, Wulaia Bay and the wonders of Tierra del Fuego
  • Access remote sites via Zodiacs and trek windswept islands
  • Taste traditional food and wine and learn indigenous Tehuelche folklore and history
  • Horseback ride at the wilderness outpost of an estancia (South American ranch)

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Argentina & Chile

Start Ushuaia or Punta Arenas

End Punta Arenas

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Itinerary

Days 1-4

Description

From Ushuaia, Argentina, hike in Tierra del Fuego and get a look at the Beagle Channel • Board our home for four nights, the Ventus Australis expedition ship, built to navigate South America's narrow channels • Sail into Cape Horn National Park and if the weather and sea cooperate, Zodiacs transport us to Horn Island with panoramic views • Anchor at Wulaia Bay, visited by Darwin, and hike through forests to fjord and mountain views • ​Our Zodiacs crunch through icy waters toward breathtaking Pía Glacier—look for calving ice chunks • Enjoy maté and wine tastings • Cruise between mountains streaked with waterfalls in spectacular Alberto de Agostini National Park—keep an eye out for blue glaciers hugging the mountainsides and Andean condors above.

Accommodations

Nights 1-4

Ventus Australis
Patagonia
| Casual Ship

Specifically designed to navigate the narrow channels and remote bays of Patagonia, these state-of-the-art expedition ships get you up close to the area's dramatic geographic formations. Travel + Leisure World's Best.

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Days 5-6

Description

Stroll on Magdalena Island, home to hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins • Say goodbye to our ship before we head to a historical working ranch for a tasty Chilean asado • Hike and horseback ride in unforgettable Torres del Paine National Park • Follow a trail to meet herds of guanaco and see spectacular views of the Paine massif • Discover 6,000-year-old Aónikenk cave paintings and learn about the native inhabitants • Learn to mix classic pisco sours.

Accommodations

Nights 5-6

Hotel Las Torres
Torres del Paine National Park
Casual Plus Hotel

With a stunning location inside Torres del Paine National Park at the foot of Paine towers, this former estancia has incredible access to the area's best hiking and breathtaking landscapes. (spa)

Accommodations may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 7-9

Description

Witness the powerful Salto Grande waterfall with thundering powder-blue waters spilling 50 feet down a narrow opening • Walk along a rugged path until the famous snowcapped peaks, cuernos (horns), make their appearance • ​Stay at majestic Singular Patagonia near Puerto Natales • Try your hand at making empanadas and relish a Chilean wine tasting • Hike to a condor's-eye view of Lago Sofía • Enjoy a traditional lunch at an estancia.

Accommodations

Nights 7-8

Singular Patagonia
Puerto Natales
*Premiere Hotel

Situated at the end of Última Esperanza Sound, the hotel's floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the water and the building's Industrial Age iron relics pay homage to its former life as a meatpacking plant. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (spa)

Accommodations may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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The Best of Both Worlds

Enjoy an exciting combination of stylish retreats nestled into stunning landscapes and scenic views from the comfort of a floating hotel.

Accommodations may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-4

Ventus Australis
Patagonia

Casual Ship

Specifically designed to navigate the narrow channels and remote bays of Patagonia, these state-of-the-art expedition ships get you up close to the area's dramatic geographic formations. Travel + Leisure World's Best.

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Nights 5-6

Hotel Las Torres
Torres del Paine National Park

Casual Plus Hotel

With a stunning location inside Torres del Paine National Park at the foot of Paine towers, this former estancia has incredible access to the area's best hiking and breathtaking landscapes. (spa)

Nights 7-8

Singular Patagonia
Puerto Natales

*Premiere Hotel

Situated at the end of Última Esperanza Sound, the hotel's floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the water and the building's Industrial Age iron relics pay homage to its former life as a meatpacking plant. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (spa)

From $11,999 - $12,999 /person

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