Itinerary in brief:
- 1 night Puerto Natales
- 3 nights Torres del Paine
- 4 nights on board Australis
Day 1: Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
On arrival in Punta Arenas, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel in either Puerto Natales (3 hours’ drive) or in Torres del Paine National Park (a further 2.5 hours).
Day 2, 3 & 4: Torres del Paine
The next three days are all about discovering the magnificent Torres del Paine, a paradise for outdoors-enthusiasts. We can arrange walking, trekking, kayaking and horse-riding excursions of varying difficulties and length, as well as boat tours to the spectacular Grey Glacier.
Day 5: Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas
Today, you’ll leave Torres del Paine and head back to Punta Arenas to join your luxury Australis ship, ready to cruise through some of the wildest and most beautiful landscapes on earth and take you to Ushuaia in Argentina.
You’ll board the ship around 6pm, so you’ll have a little time to explore Punta Arenas beforehand.
Day 6, 7 & 8: Luxury Australis cruise
Your Australis Cruise promises comfortable cabins, great service, fine dining and informative lectures on Patagonia’s history and ecosystem.
There will be two excursions per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon; ranging from gentle walks to more demanding treks - the choice is yours. The landings will be by ‘zodiac’ boat and will take you to some of the most important and famous sites of the region: Cape Horn, Wulaia Bay, Pia Glacier, Tuckers Islets (home to colonies of Magellanic Penguins) and Ainsworth Bay, to name a few. On the third day, you’ll sail through the majestic Glacier Alley, aptly named for its impressive glaciers flowing down from the Darwin Mountains.
Day 9: Ushuaia, Argentina
You’ll arrive in Ushuaia around 9am and disembark the ship. Time permitting, you should have time to stroll around this Patagonian city, the most southerly in the world.