Gauchos, Penguins & Glaciers Cruise

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Interact with Magellan Penguins on Magdalena Island
Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
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Sail past the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
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Looking across the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia
Relax in the Sky Lounge.
Relax and enjoy a drink in the Darwin Lounge.

Departs

  • Oct 20, 2014
  • Oct 27, 2014
  • Nov 03, 2014
  • Nov 10, 2014
  • Nov 14, 2014
  • Nov 17, 2014
  • Dec 01, 2014
  • Dec 08, 2014
  • Dec 15, 2014
  • Dec 22, 2014
  • Dec 27, 2014
  • Jan 05, 2015
  • Jan 12, 2015
  • Jan 19, 2015
  • Jan 26, 2015
  • Feb 02, 2015
  • Feb 09, 2015
  • Feb 16, 2015
  • Feb 23, 2015
  • Mar 02, 2015
  • Mar 09, 2015
  • Mar 16, 2015
  • Mar 23, 2015
  • Mar 30, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Explore the fascinating region of Patagonia on this 6-day land and sea tour. Roundtrip from Punta Arenas, this itinerary travels from King Penguin Park to Cape Horn, Aguila Glacier, and more.

Day 1

    Punta Arenas

    Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer from the airport to Hotel Cabo de Hornos. Stay the night.

    Day 2

      Porvenir / King Penguin Park / Rio Grande

      Cross the Strait of Magellan and visit the Porvenir Museum and King Penguin Park. Overnight at the Status Hotel Casino in Rio Grande.

      Day 3

        Gauchos / Ushuaia

        Enjoy a traditional Gaucho experience with a Patagonian barbecue before arriving in Ushuaia. Check in and board the Stella Australis. Settle in to your room and attend a welcome dinner.

        Day 4

          Cape Horn / Wulaia Bay

          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 settlement. 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.

          Day 5

            De Agostini Sound and Aguila Glacier

            Sail through the Brecknock, Ocasion, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound. Located in the heard of the Darwin Mountain Range, view glaciers as they slind down the mountainsides on their way to the sea.

            In the afternoon, board a well-equipped Zodiac and travel to the Aguila Glacier. At the glacier, explore Patagonia's beautiful, cold rainforest.

            Day 6

              Magdalena Island / Punta Arenas

              Early in the morning, go ashore on Magdalena Island. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers, and is 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 Zodiac rides to Marta Island in order to observe South American Sea Lions.

              Disembark in Punta Arenas around 11:30 AM.

               Category BCategory ACategory AACategory AAACategory AA SuperiorCategory AAA SuperiorSingle
              2015-Mar-30$1,189$1,595$1,674-$1,753--
              Participating in the land portions (days 1 and 2) requires an additional cost. Please contact us for details.
              2014-Oct-20
              2014-Oct-27
              2015-Mar-16
              2015-Mar-23
              $1,486$1,988$2,084-$2,181--
              Participating in the land portions (days 1 and 2) requires an additional cost. Please contact us for details.
              2014-Nov-03
              2014-Nov-10
              2014-Nov-14
              2014-Nov-17
              2014-Dec-01
              2014-Dec-08
              2014-Dec-15
              2014-Dec-22
              2014-Dec-27
              2015-Jan-05
              2015-Jan-12
              2015-Jan-19
              2015-Jan-26
              2015-Feb-02
              2015-Feb-09
              2015-Feb-16
              2015-Feb-23
              2015-Mar-02
              2015-Mar-09
              $1,895$2,440$2,554-$2,679--
              Participating in the land portions (days 1 and 2) requires an additional cost. Please contact us for details.
              - Port Charge and Park Fees are not included in cruise fare.
              - Single rates in AA, AAA, AA Superior or AAA Superior are 1.5 the category rate.

              Deposit & Payment

              Initial deposit is $500, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

              Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.

              Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.

              Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.

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              Cancellation Policy

              Days Prior to departureFee
              119-60 daysDeposit
              59-50 days30% trip cost
              49-40 days55% trip cost
              39-30 days80% trip cost
              29-0 days100% trip cost