Chile: Cape Horn and the fiords of Tierra del Fuego. 2024/2025

11 days
03-25-2025
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Price $6495

Price includes

  • Accommodation in a 4* Hotel in Punta Arenas
  • Accommodation in Hosteria Las Lenagas with dinner
  • 2 nights stay in Lodge Cordillera Darwin with dinner and lunch box
  • Service of a Polish guide
  • Service of a local guide in Tierra del Fuego
  • Private transportation throughout the tour Trekking in Karukinka National Park
  • Boat trip to Nueva Zelanda with a trek to the glacier
  • Entrance tickets to the King Penguin
  • Reserve Ferry ticket
  • Breakfasts

The price does not include

  • Cost of international tickets
  • Standard tips
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Tourist insurance

SANTIAGO DE CHILE – PUNTA ARENAS – TIERRA DEL FUEGO – AINSWORTH BAY – TUCKERS ISLETS – PIA GLACIER – CAPE HORN – KARUKINKA NATIONAL PARK – USHUAIA – ALBERTO DE AGOSTINI NATIONAL PARK – NUEVA ZELANDA GLACIER


Travel itinerary

Dzien 1day

CHICAGO

Meeting with the group and the pilot at ORD airport in Chicago. Passport and baggage check-in. Flight to Santiago de Chile.

Dzien 2day

SANTIAGO DE CHILE - PUNTA ARENAS

After arriving in Santiago de Chile, we will head to the domestic airport from where we will fly to the south of Chile – to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival in the capital of Patagonia, there will be a transfer to the hotel.

Santiago de Chile
Dzien 3day

TIERRA DEL FUEGO- PUNTA ARENAS

Today we have a check-in at Muelle Arturo Prat – Punta Arenas, to board the ship in the afternoon. Once on board, we will raise a welcome toast and introduce the captain and his crew. Shortly after, the ship will set sail towards the far south. We will journey through the mythical Magellan Strait and Beagle Channel, exploring Patagonia and the fiords of Tierra del Fuego.

Dzien 4day

CRUISE: TIERRA DEL FUEGO FIORDS - AINSWORTH BAY - TUCKERS ISLETS"

During the day, we will sail towards the vicinity of the Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay. We will have the opportunity to witness how the melting ice impacts the surrounding nature. We will hike through the magnificent subantarctic Magellanic forest. We will visit Tuckers Islets, where we’ll observe Magellanic penguins and cormorants from the Zodiacs. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a hike near the glacier in Brookes Bay.

King Penguins on the beach in the island of Tierra del Fuego
Dzien 5day

CRUISE: TIERRA DEL FUEGO FIORDS - PIA GLACIER - GLACIER ALLEY

On the next day of our expedition, we will sail along the northwest branch of the Beagle Channel, and then enter the Pia Fjord. We will proceed to a lookout point where we can see the glacier of the same name, with its main peak extending along the mountain range to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, we will continue our navigation under the majestic gaze of the ‘Glacier Alley

Pia Glacier in Patagonia. Chile. South America
Dzien 6day

CRUISE: TIERRA DEL FUEGO FIORDS - CAPE HORN - WULAIA BAY

On this day, we will reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we will disembark to experience the magic of walking in one of the southernmost points of the world, known for its charm and legends. In the afternoon, we will land at Wulaia Bay, a historic site of one of the largest indigenous Yagan kayak settlements. We will hike through the Magellanic forest to reach a viewpoint, where lengas, coigües, canelos, and ferns grow.

Dzien 7day

USHUAIA ARGENTYNA - PAMPA GUANACO CHILE

Port Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. We will disembark in the morning, depending on the departure time. Arrival in Ushuaia, the most important Argentine city in Tierra del Fuego and the southernmost city in the world. After a short break, we will begin our journey towards the border with Chile. Once crossed, we will head to Hosteria Las Lengas for an overnight stay located on the shores of Lago Blanco.

Multi colored houses in the Patagonian city of Ushuaia,
Dzien 8day

KARUKINKA NATURAL PARK - CALETA MARIA

We continue our journey towards the Andes and the Cordillera Darwin to observe the vast diversity of native birds, such as the Bandurria and Caiquén. We enter the Karukinka Nature Reserve, a magnificent nature reserve that remains untouched by human presence and is home to Guanaco, condors, and culpeo foxes (the latter species is endangered). The native flora of this park is exceptional, including the subantarctic forests of Lengas, Coigües de Magallanes, and Ñirres, where mosses and lichens also deserve special attention. During our excursion, we will also observe large areas damaged by beavers, covering nearly 300 square miles of forests and peatlands. Here, we will embark on a short trek to Pietro Grande, approximately 2.5 hours and 7km. After about 100 km, traversing forests and mountains, we reach Estancia Caleta María, an impressive bay sheltered by the Andes mountain ranges, where its stunning glaciers welcome the Alberto de Agostini National Park. Overnight stay in a lodge on the coast of Seno Almirantazgo.

Lush greenery and waterways in Tierra del Fuego National Park
Dzien 9day

ALBERTO DE AGOSTINI NATIONAL PARK - NUEVA ZELANDIA GLACIER

After breakfast, we start the day navigating through the Almirantazgo Strait, heading towards the glaciers of Parry Fjord, where our next stop is in Parry Bay; here, we encounter the impressive wall of this glacier. We then continue sailing through the Fuegian fjords, admiring the mosaic of landscapes offered by the Alberto de Agostini National Park and the Darwin mountain range, until we reach the Nueva Zelandia Glacier beach. Here, we disembark onto a Zodiac boat to begin a walk along the lagoon, bordering the ice-capped mountains. Passing through the subantarctic lengas forest, you can also enjoy calafate and chaura berries (native wild fruits, only available here during the season), and after an hour’s walk, reach the end of the trail, standing before the impressive wall of the Nueva Zelandia Glacier; at this spot, you can also observe the remains of an Argentine bomber that crashed in 1950. Later, we begin our return journey, admiring the landscapes in the light of the setting sun.

Ainsworth Bay at Almirantazgo Fjord. Patagonia. Chile
Dzien 10day

CALECTA MARIA - REY PENGUIN RESERVE - PUNTA ARENAS

We bid farewell to the extraordinary corner at the End of the World and journey back towards the Magellan Strait and Punta Arenas – the capital of Chilean Patagonia. We have a long distance to cover this day. Along the way, we will stop at the King Penguin Reserve. In the evening, we will arrive at the hotel.

Dzien 11day

Punta Arenas - Santiago de Chile - Chicago

This day, we bid farewell to wild Patagonia and head to the airport in Punta Arenas, from where we fly to Santiago de Chile, and then transfer to the return flight to Chicago.

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.

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