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Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands

Ushuaia to Port Stanley - 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 your ship in Ushuaia, Argentina before sailing south through the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, a remote island at the tip of South America, a rare destination for the adventurous traveler. The ship then sails northeast towards the Falklands Islands. See peaceful bays rich in wildlife, and learn about life in this remote outpost of British culture before disembarking in Port Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Visit the legendary and rarely visited Cape Horn
  • Explore Saunders Island and admire its unique wildlife
  • Discover the ruggedly beautiful and remote New Island in the Falklands
  • Learn about the history and local culture of Port Stanley

Ship

Magellan Explorer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The pristine and remote landscape of the Falkland Islands Cape Horn Lighthouse and Albatross Monument Ushuaia Colony of black-browed albratross on the Falklands Elephant Seals on Saunders Island

Day 1 Ushuaia | Embark

Your journey begins at the pier in Ushuaia, Argentina, with an 8 PM embarkation. Board your ship and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world, where the ship will clear formalities for your approach to Cape Horn.

Day 2 Cape Horn, Chile

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you 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 a course north towards the Falkland Islands.

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As you sail through the South Atlantic en route to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), 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 4 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 west of the Falklands’ archipelago. Dramatic cliffs contrast with sheltered sandy bays and natural harbors. They host a large concentration and a great diversity of wildlife. Some of the best wildlife experiences are just a short distance from the settlements

Day 5 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 6 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 7 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, walking down Ross Road, or paying tribute at the war memorials at the waterfront.

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

Day 8 Port Stanley | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the airport at Mt. Pleasant for your scheduled flight.

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Deals

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.
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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")
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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:
- Ticket for a one-way flight from Port Stanley to Santiago at end of the voyage
- Welcome service at the Santiago airport  
- Airport shuttle to the Santiago airport hotel
- One night post-cruise accommodation at a 4-star airport hotel in Santiago, with breakfast
- Airport shuttle to the Santiago airport on the following day

Punta Arenas Package One-Way:
- Ticket for a one-way flight from Port Stanley to Punta Arenas at end of the voyage
- Welcome service at the Punta Arenas airport  
- Group transfer to the Punta Arenas hotel
- One night post-cruise accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Punta Arenas, with breakfast
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