Gauchos, Glaciers and Penguins
Discover the fabled island of Tierra del Fuego and cruise the wild and beautiful Fuegian Archipelago on this adventurous six-night journey by land and sea across the bottom of Patagonia. The first tour of its kind, the expedition starts with a ferry crossing of the Strait of Magellan and a drive across the pampas to a king penguin colony near Porviner before crossing into Argentina. The following day starts with a gaucho estancia (ranch) experience before resuming the overland trip through sub-polar forests and snowcapped mountains. Reaching Ushuaia, you step aboard Australis Expedition Cruises and start a four-night cruise through the maze of islands below Tierra del Fuego. Scattered along the way are Cape Horn, Wulaia Bay, the Beagle Channel, and the fjords and glaciers of Alberto de Agostini National Park before another crossing the Strait of Magellan takes you back to Punta Arenas.