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Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands

Port Stanley to Ushuaia - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Magellan Explorer
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Explore the remote islands of the South Atlantic during this 8-day voyage aboard the Magellan Explorer. Magical places await that will greet you with their awe-inspiring beauty. Embark on the ship in the Falklands Islands, where you will see peaceful bays rich in wildlife, and learn about life in this remote outpost of British culture. Sail southwest to visit Cape Horn a remote island at the tip of South America, a rare destination for the adventurous traveler before finally making your way north through the Beagle Channel to your disembarkation port of Ushuaia, Argentina.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Port Stanley, Falklands | Embark
Day 2 : Port Stanley
Day 3 : The Falkland Sound
Day 4 : North-West Falklands, Carcass & Saunders
Day 5 : South-West Falklands
Day 6 : At sea
Day 7 : Cape Horn | Puerto Williams, Chile
Day 8 : Ushuaia | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy the chance to visit legendary Cape Horn
  • Immerse yourselves in the history of the Falkland Islands
  • Visit Carcass Island and enjoy its exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Discover the ruggedly beautiful and remote New Island in the Falklands

Ship

Magellan Explorer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

An old ship rusts in a Falkland Islands harbor A war memorial in the Falkland Islands Rockhopper penguins Cape Horn Lighthouse and Albatross Monument Nights in Ushuaia

Day 1 Port Stanley, Falklands | Embark

You will be met at the Mt. Pleasant airport and transfer to the ship for embarkation. 

Day 2 Port Stanley

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the expedition team on guided walking tours in town or to Gipsy Cove. Or take the opportunity to explore on your own and absorb the local atmosphere, grabbing lunch at the pub, visiting the maritime museum, the church, hunting for souvenirs or walking down Ross Road, and paying tribute at the war memorials at the waterfront.

Note: Small-group day tours and half-day tours can be purchased on board the ship to Volunteer Point (by 4x4 vehicle or helicopter) or battlefield tours (by 4x4 vehicle). Options will be presented onboard.

Day 3 The Falkland Sound

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As the ship sails through the Falkland Sound, take in the sights of its rough and untouched landscapes. Immerse yourselves in the past and recent history of the islands. You will visit settlements and meet the locals, getting to know the culture of farming families. As you stop at sites that were active battlefields during the 1982 conflict, your onboard historians introduce you to regional geopolitics. 

Day 4 North-West Falklands, Carcass & Saunders

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today visit Carcass Island, named after the HMS Carcass, which visited in the late 18th century, the terrain is varied with rocky ridges, steep cliffs, open plains, white sand beaches, and coves. Next stop, Saunders Island, the second largest offshore island. It also has very varied terrain, from rocky hills to sweeping shorelines. It is an important bird area and has exceptional wildlife. All five breeding species of penguin can be spotted here along with black-browed albatross and many other birds. 

Day 5 South-West Falklands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ruggedly beautiful and remote, places such as New Island, Weddell Island or West Point are located at the extreme west of the Falklands’ archipelago. Dramatic cliffs contrast with sheltered sandy bays and natural harbors. They host large concentration and a great diversity of wildlife. Some of the best wildlife experiences are just a short distance from the settlements. 

Day 6 At sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As you sail through the South Atlantic en route to South America, attend engaging programs of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales. 

Day 7 Cape Horn | Puerto Williams, Chile

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Awake in full view of the legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Sail and explore the area in depth before setting course across Nassau Bay towards the Beagle Channel and Puerto Williams, Chile. 

Day 8 Ushuaia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Puerto Williams is the southernmost town in the world. Clear formalities and have time for a short visit to the town before proceeding to Ushuaia, Argentina. Your journey ends at the pier in Ushuaia, with disembarkation expected at 5 PM. 

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Complimentary 2-Night Patagonia Package
Book now to receive a complimentary two-night Patagonia package, a $1,595 USD value.

Package includes:
• Roundtrip group transfers between the Punta Arenas airport and The Singular Patagonia
• Two nights lodging based on double occupancy, King or Twin Room
• Two buffet breakfasts
• Two a la carte dinners with beverages
• A full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park, including guides, group transportation, and lunch.

Select departures only. Does not apply to Porthole Cabins. Limited availability, offer expires December 31, 2019 or when allocated capacity runs out.
Applies to Oct 17, 2020 departure

Per person starting at
$4,995
Magellan Explorer Cabin
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Triple Suite
Located on Deck 4 (440 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
Magellan Explorer Porthole Cabin
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Porthole Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 4 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Penthouse Suite
Located on Deck 5 (330 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
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Grand Suite
Located on Deck 4 (440 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") featuring two balconies and a sitting area.
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Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). 1 king-size bed

Notes

-Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. Cabin sharing, where solo travelers are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender is available in Porthole and Veranda Cabins. 
-Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.85x the double occupancy rate for Porthole and Veranda Cabins types. Deluxe Veranda, Penthouse Suite, and Grand Suite cabins are 2x the double occupancy rate.
-Children ages 12 and up are permitted onboard accompanied by an adult.

Included in the Rate
· Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
· Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
· Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
· Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
· Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
· Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
· Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
· All guided shore excursions.
· Lectures and entertainment on board.
· Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.

Specifically not Included in the Rate
· Flights, accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary corresponding to each voyage.
· Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
· Personal travel insurance.
· Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
· Gratuities.
· Visas for Chile, Argentina, and/or the UK, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

Optional Flight and Hotel Package Inclusions:

Santiago Package One-Way:
- Welcome service at the Santiago airport (one day prior to embarkation)
- Airport shuttle to the Santiago airport hotel
- One night pre-cruise accommodation at a 4-star airport hotel in Santiago, with breakfast
- Airport shuttle to the Santiago airport on the day of embarkation
-Ticket for a one-way flight from Santiago to Port Stanley on day of embarkation

Punta Arenas Package One-Way:
- Welcome service at the Punta Arenas airport (one day prior to embarkation)
- Group transfer to the Punta Arenas hotel
- One night pre-cruise accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Punta Arenas, with breakfast
- Group transfer to the Punta Arenas airport on the day of embarkation
- Ticket for a one-way flight from Punta Arenas to Port Stanley on day of embarkation
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