Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour
Fjords, Cape Horn & Torres del Paine
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Journey by sea and land in spellbinding Chilean Patagonia—fjords, Cape Horn and Torres del Paine. Set sail at the edge of the world, entranced by towering glaciers, mystical waters, colonies of penguins and soaring condors. Bewitching lakes and snow-capped mountains render you speechless. And at days' end, experience magical delights like pisco sours, Chilean wine, empanadas and asado.
- Sail through Chilean Patagonia—Beagle Channel, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Cape Horn National Park and Wulaia Bay
- Access remote sites via Zodiacs and trek windswept islands, gazing over immense glaciers and sea and mountain vistas
- Taste traditional food and wine, plus learn the history of the Tehuelche people and the follow the path of Charles Darwin
- Hike in postcard-perfect Tierra del Fuego and Torres del Paine National Parks and horseback ride on an estancia
Days 1-2 From Ushuaia, Argentina head into Tierra del Fuego National Park for a coastal hike overlooking the Beagle Channel | Board our home for four nights, the 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.
Days 3-5 Our Zodiacs crunch through icy waters toward breathtaking Pía Glacier—look for calving ice chunks | Cruise between mountains streaked with waterfalls and visit dramatic Garibaldi Glacier, Águila Glacier with its blue cracks hugging the mountain and the spectacular Cóndor Glacier—keep an eye out for Andean condors above | Stroll on Magdalena Island, home to hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins | Say goodbye to our ship before our hike to turquoise Lago Nordenskjöld | Enjoy a yerba maté tasting.
Days 6-7 Hike in unforgettable Torres del Paine National Park | At Laguna Azul, take in the backdrop of iconic horn-like peaks of the Cuernos del Paine mountaintops | Learn to mix the classic pisco sour and dig in to traditional asado and yerba maté tasting | Follow a trail to meet herds of guanaco | Discover 6,000-year old Tehuelche cave paintings and learn about the native inhabitants.
Days 8-9 Stay at majestic Singular Patagonia near Puerto Natales | Try your hand at making empanadas and enjoy a Chilean wine dinner | It's gaucho time as we ride horseback at an exclusive estancia and hike at a ranch with views of Última Esperanza fjord | Tour our hotel's museum, learning about the industrial machines and the history of sheep farming.
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