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Adventure at the end of the world to the fjords of Patagonia. Cape Horn
Cruise through Patagonia fjords. Explore the wonders of the southernmost canals of Patagonia, traveling through the most interesting places in Tierra del Fuego, the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. Since 1990 we have sailed, through Patagonia, with passengers from all continents, to discover one of the most fascinating wilderness areas on the planet. Live with us a unique and unforgettable experience!
Cruise through Patagonia fjords. Patagonia from Ice to Flowers
The Holocene is the last and current geological period. It corresponds to the end of the last glaciation approximately 12,000 years ago, producing a gradual removal of the ice that caused the rise in sea level, but at the same time, the appearance of the rocky mantle on the surface of the Patagonia, formerly occupied by large ice masses, beginning the process of colonization of lichens and mosses, the ancestors of the southern flora …
Glaciers in Patagonia
During the winter there is an accumulation of snow and it begins to compress. Its hexagonal crystals begin to deform due to compaction, releasing the air and giving the crystals a more granulated shape. In this way we reach the second stage of snow that is the snow or snow. As new layers of snow accumulate, the same weight compacts it, and over time, it becomes glacial ice.
Strait of Magellan
At the end of the 15th century, the Portuguese discovered and monopolized the Cape of Good Hope, thus opening the first sea route to Asia and Oceania, a source of wealth for European commerce. Portuguese Hernando de Magallanes failed to convince the king of his country in financing an expedition to look for a step towards the East, crossing America.
The Magellanic Penguin
The first mention of this friendly animal was recorded in 1520 by the rapporteur of the trip of Hernando de Magallanes, Antonio Pigafetta: he describes it as a wild goose! It is presumed that the penguin was in the remote past a flying land bird, related to petrels, who then approached the sea more and more to find food.
Darwin in Patagonia
There is no doubt that chance can sometimes play a central role in the development of the events that mark the history of mankind. This was the case in the opportunity that Charles Darwin had to travel in the Beagle, without a doubt the most important experience of his life and crucial element for the development of his ideas on the evolution and origin of the species.
Discovering Tierra del Fuego
Located in the extreme south of America, from approximately the 52nd south parallel. Its limits are the Strait of Magellan, in the north, the Beagle Channel in the south, the Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west. This gigantic island is shared by Chile and Argentina, who are responsible for the western and eastern parts, respectively.
There are few places in the world in whose presence man feels so vulnerable and also surrounded by a mystical aura of spirituality. Cape Horn is one of them. Its position between 2 oceans, at 55 ° 56 ’South and 67 ° 19’ West, and the intensity of the surrounding atmospheric phenomena make its passage a unique and unparalleled experience.
Available excursions by Cruise through Patagonia fjords
“Glaciers at the end of the world”
Punta Arenas round trip
January – March 2022
“Fjords of Tierra del Fuego”
punta arenas – ushuaia
September 2022 – April 2023
“Explorers of Patagonia”
Ushuaia – Punta Arenas
September 2022 – April 2023
4 nights from USD1590 (Promotional price for cabin B only on September 25 and 29, 2022, and April 5 and 9, 2023)
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Cruise through Patagonia fjords. Big discount in December 2022!
US $750 discount per passenger
US $1,500 discount per cabin
“Cruise through Patagonia fjords” discount based on double occupancy per cabin on 4-night routes.
Promotion valid for new bookings made between December 1 and 30, 2022. Discount valid for travel on selected sailings in 2023: (Punta Arenas – Ushuaia Route: January 7 and 27; February 4 and 28; February 4, 8 and March 16 / Ushuaia – Punta Arenas Route: January 27; February 4, 16 and 24; March 28; April 1). The booking must be paid in full up to 15 days after it is made or at the end of the promotion (December 30, 2022), whichever occurs first. Subject to availability. Only applicable for category A, AA and AAA cabins (excludes category B and Superior cabins). Australis rates are per person based on double occupancy. Consult for discounts applicable to passengers based on single occupancy, children, infants or additional beds. Discount valid only for One Way routes (4 nights). Ask for rates and availability for round trip routes (8 nights). Port taxes not included: US$95 (4 nights) and US$110 (8 nights). Tips (voluntary) not included: An amount of US$ 25 per person/night is recommended. Excursions subject to weather conditions. Promotion not combinable with other promotions or benefits. Valid for all countries. Our Fare Conditions operate as stipulated on our website www.australis.com. The Company reserves the right to modify and/or supplement its Rate Conditions without prior notice.
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