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Mare Australis Cruising

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Mare Australis Cruising to Cape Horn

We sailed across the channels and fjords of the western coast of Tierra del Fuego. Immersed amidst landscapes of unquestionable solitude and beauty. We reached the southernmost point in the planet: Cape Horn.

From the Chilean city of Punta Arenas, between October and April, you can explore the farthest and most virgin region of the world on board an unforgettable cruising. There are alternative programs of 4 nights to navigate through Magellan Strait and the Beagle Channel.

The eternal ice, the silence only broken by the croaking of birds following the ship, the imposing beauty of nature defying gravity are only some of the sensations that you will keep forever in your memory.
Between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia, you will navigate across Seno del Almirantazgo until you disembark in Ainsworth Bay, from where you will see Marinelli Glacier with its strange colors and unique reflections, and a colony of elephant seals. The adventure continues, and navigating through Seno D´Agostini you will see glaciers D´Agostini and Serrano, and then disembark in the spectacular Condor Glacier Bay.
Mare Australis Cruising to Cape Horn
The Mare Australis belongs to a new generation of ships, designed with imagination and within the concept of expedition. It is much more than a cruising: you will experience the adventure of exploring virgin lands, magic fjords and bays, and spectacular glaciers.
In the final part in the Beagle Channel, you will appreciate "Glaciers Avenue", which leads to Yendegaia Bay where the first estancia of Tierra del Fuego was established, and from that point to the farthest town in the world: Port Williams.
Mare Australis Cruising to Cape Horn
The trip continues to Ushuaia and from there to the mythic Cape Horn, the last promontory before crossing to Antarctica and the place where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet. Once in the final part you will see Garibaldi Glacier and the colony of 120.000 penguins that live in Magdalena island.

We highly recommend this expedition, but only if you have decided to meet with nature in its most pristine point. It is a unique opportunity. Take it!
Mare Australis Cruising to Cape Horn
Useful Data
The Mare Australis has three levels of cabins for accommodation. The difference among them not only lies on where they are located. Accommodation on the top decks is more expensive, as better panoramic sights may be caught from there. As the ship sails across latitudes where the temperatures are low, I recommend that you pack warm clothes such as sweaters, jackets, gloves and hiking boots to be worn during landings. Inside the ship, the temperatures are mild; therefore, I suggest that you wear sport clothes.
The rate includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, open bar, daily excursions on land, welcome and farewell cocktails.
An aspect to bear in mind is that the cruiseship does not have elevators or other special services for the disabled.
Patagonia Antartica Ltda.
Lautaro Navarro 336 (6200000) Punta Arenas - XII Región - Chile
Tel: +56 61 271-0744  Tel/Fax: +56 61 261-3387  
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Level of Difficulty
In all cases, the expedition guides will comment on the degree of difficulty of the trekking excursions. There are low, intermediate and high level hikes along the trip.
4 days and 3 nights.
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