If you want to feel like a real-life explorer, this adventure will take you to some of the most remote and incredible places on our planet.
Between September and April, during the cruising season along the most southern channels in Patagonia, you can board one of the gigantic expedition ships. You will immerse yourself in a complete adventure like that of Darwin and the pioneer explorers of these lands who thought the world ended there.
The views remain the same and the surroundings are still as magnificent as ever. Cape Horn, the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel are the most prominent sights in the journey, but right in the middle the sight of an almost untouched landscape of islands, islets, glaciers, and bays will take your breath away.
There are very few places in the world where one’s presence feels so insignificant compared with nature’s vastness and the wildlife that inhabits it. That is the reason why this type of journey will not let you forget the strength and magic of our World in its most pristine state. And that is what makes it worth taking at least once in a lifetime.
Among the many alternatives, Australis (www.australis.com) is a company more than 26 years of experience and a fleet of two premium expedition cruises, with all-inclusive service that sails from the city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile.
There are two one-way routes, either a 4-night trip starting at USD 1,565 per passenger: Tierra del Fuego Fjords (Punta Arenas-Ushuaia) and Patagonia Explorers (Ushuaia-Punta Arenas). Round-trip routes following Charles Darwin’s 1831–36 voyage on the Beagle vessel, from Punta Arenas or Ushuaia, lasting eight amazing nights and returning to the same departure point start at USD 2,817. Check our website for departure dates.
In addition to the sailing experience itself, these cruises to the end of the world allow travelers to observe up-close Patagonia’s incredible flora and fauna. Sea elephants and sea leopards, Andean condors, carrion hawks, penguins and dolphins are some of the species that can be admired during the trip. Additionally, there are several excursions available to explore strategic points in the area that require Zodiac or Avon-type inflatable boats, which can access narrow channels and fjords that larger vessels cannot. You will disembark in remote islands, rocky beaches and small areas that hide the history and nature of the archipelago offering the opportunity for guided walks towards hidden waterfallsa variety of glaciers, pristine beaches, and ancient Magellanic subpolar forests. Just planning this voyage is an unforgettable experience.