From the legendary Tierra del Fuego archipelago to pristine glacier-studded fjords and sweeping pampas grassland, experience the extremes and contrasts of Patagonia, the breathtaking tip of South America that crosses the Andes from the Pacific to the Atlantic, on this unique, 12-day land and sea journey through the virtually untouched landscapes of southern Chile. Cruise for four nights aboard the small expedition ship M.V. VENTUS AUSTRALIS, designed specifically for the narrow channels of the Chilean fjords with a team of naturalists to provide expert insight. Cruise the historic Beagle Channel and Strait of Magellan and through magnificent Glacier Alley. Stand at the tip of Cape Horn, the "edge of the world." Travel into the vast expanse of Patagonia to see sparkling glaciers, unique wildlife and the iconic mountains in Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations; visit an award-winning winery near Santiago; walk the elegant, 19th-century mansion-lined Plaza de Armas in Punta Arenas.

Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Depart US for Santiago, Chile
Day 2: Santiago
Day 3: Santiago
Day 4: Santiago / Fly to Punta Arenas
Day 5: Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales
Day 6: Torres del Paine National Park
Day 7: Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas / Embark MV Ventus Australis
Day 8: Ainsworth Bay / Tucker Islet
Day 9: Beagle Channel / Pia Glacier / Glacier Alley
Day 10: Wulaia Bay / Cape Horn
Day 11: Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark / Fly to Buenos Aires / Depart for US
Day 12: Arrive in US

Optional three night pre-tour: Easter Island
Optional three night post-tour: Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls

**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**

Region 
Season 
Type of activity 
Activity Level 

Active

Attachments 
Shared Program 
Bryn Mawr, Columbia, Fordham, Texas A&M, Tufts
Operator Name 
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company