How to Book: For more information on the Patagonia & Chilean Fjords package, a 10-day vacation to Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay, Piloto & Mena Glaciers and the Magellan Strait & Magdalena Island call us at 866-270-9841, your preferred travel agent or send us an email.
YOUR MONOGRAMS TRIP
Buffet breakfast daily (Breakfast), 2 lunches (Lunch), and 3 three-course dinners (Dinner); Local Host service in each city; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (except intra-vacation flights, which are additional; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE).
Buffet breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 three-course dinners
Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
Welcome to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel you will have time to become acquainted with the "Paris of South America" and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
Day 2: Buenos Aires
Included SIGHTSEEING this morning starts in the colorful La Boca district, site of the city's first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses San Martin's Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. Spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening, perhaps savor the city's atmosphere on an optional dinner at a local restaurant followed by a performance of Latin America's most sensuous dance—the Tango! (Breakfast)
Day 3: Buenos Aires–Ushuaia
Fly to the "End of the World," Ushuaia, situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Once a secluded outpost and penal colony, Ushuaia is now a growing community thriving on timber, fishing, and tourism. This afternoon, visit TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK to learn about its bountiful flora and fauna. With the Chilean Andes as the backdrop, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. (Breakfast)
Day 4: Ushuaia (Embarkation)
Embark on your 3-night CRUISE aboard the Stella Australis. The voyage will take you through channels, bays, fjords, and past massive glaciers, snowcapped mountains, and unexplored areas of incomparable beauty. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: Cruising: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay
Disembark in Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting) to see Cape Horn, a sheer, almost 1,394-foot-high rocky promontory where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans merge. In the afternoon, go ashore with your Naturalist in historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region's largest aboriginal settlements. Here, walk through a Magellanic forest and keep an eye out for elephant seals! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6: Cruising: Piloto & Nena Glaciers
Sail through the intricate channels of Tierra del Fuego Island to reach Cockburn Channel. At Chico Sound, board Zodiac boats to explore Alakaluf Fjord, to see its beautiful waterfalls and the Piloto and Nena Glaciers from the sea. Learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the region's channels. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: Cruising: Magellan Strait–Magdalena Island–Punta Arenas, Chile (Disembarkation)
This morning, go ashore on Magdalena Island (weather permitting). Located in the Strait of Magellan, it was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers in the past. Here, see the immense colony of Magellanic Penguins during a walk to the lighthouse, which guides ships on their way through the strait. (In September and April this excursion is replaced by a Zodiac boat ride at Isla Marta to observe sea lions.) After our visit, sail to Punta Arenas and disembark. (Breakfast)
Day 8: Punta Arenas–Santiago
Fly to Santiago, Chile's capital. This country is more than 10-times longer than wide, with 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. (Breakfast)
Day 9: Santiago
Step back into the 16th century as your Local Guide traces the city's history and heritage on today's TOUR. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, and nearby San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Your tour ends at the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. (Breakfast)
Day 10: Santiago
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
* Price is per person (double occupancy) with all international and intra-vacation flights (Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, Punta Arenas/Santiago). The From price is based on flights originating from Miami for the February 16, 2013 departure. Other departure dates are available between January and December and flight prices might vary by season and U.S. gateway departure city. Air-inclusive prices include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable and your air quote will include all air taxes, surcharges and fees applicable for your itinerary at the time of booking. For return travel from some countries, prices do not include airport and/or departure taxes of up to $60, which may be collected by the foreign government. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Applies to new 2013 bookings only, reliant on space availability. May be withdrawn at any time. Seats are limited and prices may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates, length of stay or room type. Offer applies to US originating travelers only. Frequent flyer mileage/points do not apply. Not included in the price: federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, optional excursions; portage at train stations; Travel Protection premiums; and all other items of a personal nature. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.