Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer from the airport to Hotel Cabo de Hornos. Stay the night.
Cross the Strait of Magellan and visit the Porvenir Museum and King Penguin Park. Overnight at the Status Hotel Casino in Rio Grande.
Enjoy a traditional Gaucho experience with a Patagonian barbecue before arriving in Ushuaia. Check in and board the Via Australis. Settle in to your room and attend a welcome dinner.
Sail through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park. The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 1,394-foot rocky promontory. For many years, it was an important navigation route for sailboats between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and is often referred to as the 'End of the Earth.'
In the afternoon, go ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region's largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed in the bay in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. The area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. Take a walk through Magellan forests of lengas, coigues, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation.
Navigate along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel and reach Pia Fjord. Disembark and take a short hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular Pia Glacier, which extends from the mountaintops down to the sea.
In the afternoon, enter Garibaldi Fjord and disembark for a hike through the forest up to a glacial waterfall. For those who choose to stay onboard, the Captain will point the bow towards the beautiful blue Garibaldi Glacier to let you enjoy the the panoramic views from the upper decks.
In the morning, sail through Cockburn Channel and anchor in Chico Sound. Traveling in well-equipped Zodiac boats, explore Alakaluf Fjord and enjoy the view of Piloto and Nena Glaciers from the sea. Learn about the formation of the glaciers and their influence on the unexpected topography of the Fuegian-Patagonian channels.
In the afternoon, enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, the perfect viewing point to appreciate glaciers which make their way down to the sea from the upper ice field. Later in the afternoon, travel aboard Zodiacs to the Aguila Glacier and take an easy walk to its base.
Early in the morning, go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers, but is currently inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan penguins. Walk through the colony on your way to the lighthouse. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a Zodiac ride to Marta Island to observe South American Sea lions.
Sail back to Punta Arenas and disembark around 11:30 AM.