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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival and reception at the airport transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start at Plaza de Mayo, witness of the most important
events of the country since 1810, to then continue to the neighbourhood of La Boca and finish in Palermo and Recoleta.
In the evening, we attend a dinner show to appreciate the magnetism of tango.

Meal: Dinner

Day at leisure to explore the city.

Meal: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and reception at the airport, transfer to de hotel. Accommodation.

Meal: Breakfast

In the morning, excursion to the Tierra del Fuego National Park to enjoy excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, surrounded by mountains, lenga forest, cherries,
notros and flowers.
In the afternoon, we conclude with the boarding formalities and later, transfer to the port. Once on board, the captain and crew welcome us. Set sail.

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

We sail along the Murray channel and Nassau bay towards Cape Horn National Park, where we land if the climatic conditions allow us. The mythic Cape Horn, known as ‘the
World’s End’, was declared as Worldwide Biosphere Reserve in 2005.
In the afternoon, we land at Wulaia Bay, historic site that used to be one of the biggest settlements of native canoeists called Yamanas. We walk to a viewpoint from where
we can appreciate the beauty of the vegetation and geography.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

We start the day sailing through the northwestern arm of the Beagle Channel to land at the Pía fiord to walk towards its viewpoint.
In the afternoon, we enter the Garibaldi fiord to have a walk to the base of a glacial waterfall. Return to the cruise..

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Today we push out into the Agostini Sine, where it is possible to appreciate the glaciers that comes down from the centre of the Darwin Mountain Range, some of them reach
the sea. During the morning, we land in Zodiac boats to make a soft walk around a lagoon that emerged from the Águila glacier. In the afternoon, we return to the Zodiac
boats to come closer to the Cóndor Glacier. We learn about the formation of the glaciers and its influence in the sharp geography of the Patagonian channels.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning we arrive at Magdalena Island, if the climatic conditions allow it, which was a must-stop for the supply of ancient sailors and discoverers. During our walk
towards the lighthouse, we can appreciate a wide colony of Magellanic penguins.
Finally, we arrive at Punta Arenas. The land is at 11:30 AM. Regular shuttle to Puerto Natales.

Meal: Breakfast

Full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. The park was declared Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in April 1978. The variety of flora and fauna along the landscapes
and geography makes this area one of the most ideal places to practice adventure sports. We admire lakes as the Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoe, among others. The
fauna you may observe are foxes, guanacos and other species. During the tour, there is a huge variety of birds easy to see. We take a short walk towards the Salto Grande,
which is a part of the water supply system of the park. The circuit continues to the administration leading to Lake Grey, where it is possible to take a short thirty-minute walk
through a native wood in order to reach the lake’s coast and admire the icebergs that break off the glacier and now are located at the beach. Box Lunch. Return to the hotel.
Accommodation.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Regular shuttle to El Calafate. Arrival and reception. Accommodation.

Meal: Breakfast

Way out from the hotel to the Perito Moreno Glacier, located at Los Glaciares National Park. The Perito Moreno Glacier is an impressive mass of ice that descends from the
Southern Ice Field, causing detachments during its advance, which makes it the only glacier in the world that is constantly moving. This is an awesome spectacle, not only for
its beauty but also for the detachments’ roars. It was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its beauty.

Meal: Breakfast

Time at leisure for optional activities. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the flight towards Buenos Aires. Arrival and reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation.

Meal: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport to board scheduled flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

Needed transfers
Accommodation: 12 nights
Buenos Aires (3) – Ushuaia (1) – Cruise (4) – Puerto Natales (2) – El Calafate (2)
Tours:
Buenos Aires: City tour – Dinner show
Ushuaia: National Park
Australis Cruise: Programmed activities and excursions
Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine
El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier
Meals: 12 breakfasts – 4 lunches - 5 dinners
Needed tickets to Parks and Reserves

Exclusions

International / Domestic Airfare
Optional activities.
Meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program.
Gratuities.
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers.
Travel and medical insurance.
Personal expenses.

Notes

Hotels Used Or Similar
Tourist Category
BUENOS AIRES - NH FLORIDA OR SIMILAR (STANDARD ROOM)
USHUAIA - ALTOS DE USHUAIA OR SIMILAR (STANDARD ROOM)
USHUAIA- PUNTA ARENAS - CRUISE - AUSTRALIS CRUISE- STELLA OR VENTUS (CABIN A**)
PUERTO NATALES - VENDAVAL OR SIMILAR (STANDARD ROOM)
EL CALAFATE - QUIJOTE HOTEL OR SIMILAR (CONFORT ROOM)

First Category
BUENOS AIRES - NH JOUSTEN OR SIMILAR (SUPERIOR ROOM)
USHUAIA - LOS ACEBOS OR SIMILAR (STANDARD ROOM)
USHUAIA- PUNTA ARENAS - CRUISE - AUSTRALIS CRUISE- STELLA OR VENTUS (CABIN A**)
PUERTO NATALES - WESCAR LODGE OR SIMILAR (STANDARD FJORD VIEW ROOM)
EL CALAFATE - IMAGO HOTEL & SPA OR SIMILAR (STANDARD PATAGONIAN STEPPE)

Operational note:
Day 8: During September and April, the landing at Magdalena Island is replaced by a landing at Marta Island, where South American sea lions can be spotted from the
Zodiac boats.
To keep in mind:
This program is available as a fixed departure. Please, consult for our exclusive benefits.
Because of the frequent flight reschedules, we suggest consulting needed flights at time of booking.

Notes
Day 1: Transfers to and from Dinner Show without guide.
Day 4: Services aboard Australis Cruise with English/Spanish speaking crew, other languages subject to the crew at the moment.
Day 9: The lunch is included during the full day Torres del Paine.

Private Service
Arrival and Departure transfer with guide.

Australis Cruise
Includes: Full board accommodation, Open Bar
Activities:
Daily ground excursions, based on each ship program. Activities to the insides of the ship.
Excursion to Magdalena Island, subject to weather conditions, to see an immense colony of Magellanic penguins. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a
zodiac excursion to Marta Island to observe South American sea lions.

Does not include:
Tips

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Australis Cruise - Puerto Natales - El Calafate

Periodic Departure
26 Mar, 2024 to 30 Apr, 2024

Tourist Category
AUD 16,598 P P twin share
AUD 22,667 P P single
AVAILABLE

First Category
AUD 16,775 P P twin share
AUD 23,018 P P single
AVAILABLE

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