Itinerary in brief:
- 1 night Puerto Natales
- 3 nights Torres del Paine
- 4 nights on board Australis
Day 1: Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
After arrival in Punta Arenas you will be transferred to your accommodation in either Puerto Natales (3 hours’ drive) or in the Torres del Paine National Park (a further 2.5 hours).
Day 2, 3 & 4: Torres del Paine
For the next 3 days, you’ll have the opportunity for several walking or trekking excursions inside this beautiful National Park. Torres del Paine is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, offering a multitude of excursions of varying difficulty and length to suit every level, as well as additional activities like horse riding and kayaking.
Day 5: Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas
Today, you’ll leave Torres del Paine and head back to Punta Arenas to join your Australis Cruise, ready to take you through some of the wildest and most beautiful landscapes on earth. You’ll board the ship at around 6pm, so make the most of your day here by exploring the town of Punta Arenas.
Day 6, 7 & 8: 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
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.