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Experience the wonders of Patagonia with Adventure Life's array of small ship cruises for 2024. Explore the breathtaking landscapes and witness diverse wildlife on these incredible journeys, from sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego to cruising to the Antarctic Peninsula. Engage in activities like hiking at spectacular glaciers, wildlife viewing, and exploring historic sites, all while surrounded by the pristine beauty of Patagonia. Whether you're venturing to the 7th continent or admiring the glaciers, each moment offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of this region. With tours ranging from 5 to 34 days days, these cruises provide a relaxed adventure suitable for all travelers. Don't miss this chance to discover the natural splendor and rich heritage of Patagonia. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Incredible mountains and wildlife at the end of the world.
$2,375
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on this incredible 5-day cruisethat showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving …
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Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
$2,375
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay
  • Explore Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley
  • Sail to Wulaia Bay & Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the MV Stella Australis in Punta Arenas and begin your adventure sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Cross the Strait of Magellan and enter a labyrinth of channels that define the extremes of Patagonia. In Ainsworth Bay hike to stunning views of Marinella Glacier and the Darwin …
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Zodiac trip to see penguins.
$4,275
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Explore Ushuaia, founded in 1884
  • Spend two days at Cape Horn
  • Learn about famous navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effect
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The end of the world awaits you on the expedition cruise ship MVStella Australison a journey that retraces much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeagle. This eight-day Punta Arenas excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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Perito Moreno Glacier
$2,400
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Spirit of Glaciers

3 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Santa Cruz
  • View Spegazzini glacier
  • Visit Glaciares National Park
  • Navigate Canal de los Témpanos
  • Sail towards Upsala glacier
  • Hike Andean-Patagonian forest
Starts / Ends:
El Calafate / El Calafate
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
This 3-day southern Patagonian glacier cruise offers the chance to visit Los Glaciares National Park, which features more than 200 glaciers. View the renowned Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers as you contemplate the unique landscapes of Lake Argentino.Hike in the Andean-Patagonian forest with views of …
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$6,573
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End of the World

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego by ship
  • Observe Magdalena Island penguins
  • Explore Torres del Paine
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your adventure to the "End of the World" starts with your arrival in Ushuaia, the claimed "Southernmost city in the world!" Here, hike through Tierra del Fuego National Park and learn about the city's interesting history. Next, embark on a five-day Patagonian Fjords cruise, …
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Tierra del Fuego
$1,665
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Discover Ainsworth Bay's wildlife
  • Visit the unique Pia Glacier
  • Explore legendary Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This cruise to Patagonia follows the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego, highlighting the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia and several of its most important historical sites. Join the Ventus Australis on this 5-day journey, with visits to wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay, massive Pia …
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Incredible ice formations
$4,995
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Attend presentations and lectures
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Explore Antarctic bases & stations
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
For those short on time this Antarctic Express Air Cruise optimizes your experience so you can see it all! Embark the Ocean Nova in Ushuaia and set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, be one of the few to step foot on this rarely-visited island! Begin by crossing the Drake Passage en …
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Almost ready to depart
$23,795
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Antarctic Peninsula: Fly the Drake - Fly/Fly Expedition

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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The port town of Ushuaia
$1,665
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on this incredible 5-day cruisethat showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving …
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Go sightseeing for whales.
$4,275
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Darwin's Route from Ushuaia

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Learn about the great navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effects
  • Investigate local flora
  • Learn about Magellanic penguins
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The end of the world awaits you on the expedition cruise ship MVStella Australison a journey that retraces much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeagle. This eight-day Ushuaia excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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Cape Horn Biosphere
$2,997
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore beautiful Wulaia Bay
  • Visit historical Ushuaia
  • Hike at Garibaldi Glacier
  • Admire Andean condors
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The outer edge of the world awaits on an adventurous 9-day journey along the same waterways that inspired Charles Darwin. This itinerary retraces much of the route the renowned British naturalist took through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeaglein the 1830s, a voyage that inspired him to …
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Guanacos in Torres del Paine
$13,595
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Patagonia and Chilean Fjords

Ushuaia - Puerto Montt - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Revel along the Beagle Channel
  • Tour Torres del Paine National Park
  • Watch whales migrating
  • Discover the UNESCO heritage
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Puerto Montt
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join Sylvia Earle on this 15-day cruise towards Chile while exploring some of the world’s most spectacular and diverse scenery, with a unique combination of wine country, dazzling Andean landscapes, and tantalizing cuisine. On this adventure, traverse the narrows and fjords in Patagonia that …
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Sunrise in the Patagonian Andes Mountains
$14,895
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Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise to the Diego Ramírez Islands
  • Watch for massive Andean condors
  • See impressive glaciers
  • Visit a working Patagonian estancia
  • Explore Torres del Paine
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Santiago
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the natural splendors of southern Patagonia on this 15-day Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paineexpedition aboard Ultramarine. Retrace Charles Darwin’s epic voyage to the ‘edge of the world’ on a comprehensive journey into Chile’s spectacular network of fjords and …
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$16,180
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In the Wake of the Beagle through the Chilean Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Witness Pio XI Glacier
  • Experience Angostura Kirke
  • Visit Castro's UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Discover Isla Mocha
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Valparaiso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day cruise aboard the SH Vega. Setting sail from Ushuaia, venture through vast glaciers, stunning fjords, and breathtaking landscapes in Patagonia. Absorb the untamed wilderness amidst towering snow-capped peaks, encountering diverse wildlife like penguins, dolphins, and the majestic …
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View of the wildlife in Torres del Paine
$2,520
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Kaweskar Route

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Skorpios III
  • Observe Amalia Glacier
  • Sail across the ice at Calvo Fjord
  • Walk in a small native forest
  • Cruise along White Angostura Island
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Natales / Puerto Natales
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
This 5-day cruise of Chilean Patagonia's Kaweskar Route aboard the MV Skorpios III sailsfrom the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, a town located 2,500 km south of Santiago, which can be reached by air from Punta Arenas or by land from Argentina. Cruise 380 miles, covering most of the …
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Lighthouse of Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
$8,640
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The Best of Chilean Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore Puerto Williams
  • Observe Chilean fjords and channels
  • Garibaldi, Agostini, El Brujo
  • Explore houses of Tortel
  • Experience the wildlife encounters
  • Conclude the trip in Quemchi
Starts / Ends:
Valparaiso / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Begin your trip in Ushuaia, renowned as the southernmost city on Earth. Explore Puerto Williams, often hailed as the world's southernmost village. Delve into the enchanting realm of the Chilean fjords and channels, where you'll sail amidst unparalleled landscapes of breathtaking beauty. …
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$17,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail Expedition

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula on a 12-day journey aboard the Sylvia Earle cruise, which will take you from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. You'll have the opportunity to witness the grandeur of Antarctica, where massive glaciers flow into the sea and towering peaks dwarf tiny …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$30,497
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Southbound)

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • See Torres del Paine National Park
  • Venture through wildlife reserves
  • Navigate Chile's fjords
  • Witness Antarctica's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Patagonia is an awe-inspiring landscape that stretches across the Andes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and down to Cape Horn. Explore it expedition-style aboard the National Geographic Resolution, an authentic expedition ship. On this 18-day voyage, you are sure to enjoy up-close encounters with …
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