How about a cruise in Patagonia? Doesn’t the combination of a luxury cruise, imposing glaciers, adventure activities, stunning scenery, and wildlife sound WOW?
There are also several alternatives to cruises in Patagonia, from a day trip, a one or two-night lake cruise, to a three or four-night Beagle channel cruise to Cape Horn, in either small intimate cruisers or larger ships.
The Spirit of the Glaciers programme in Calafate is an intimate experience shared with a small group of passengers, cruising among stunning deep blue ice floes to marvel at the incredible glaciers in the Los Glaciares National Park.
What better way for a group to bond?
A 3 day / 2 night expedition to Los Glaciares National Park aboard the exclusive M/V Santa Cruz, visiting the glaciers in the Lago Argentino area (Perito Moreno, Mayo, Upsala and Spegazzini) and ending with a landing at the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier Catwalks. The exclusive landing excursions at Puesto de las Vacas and Seno Mayo, led by expert guides, uncover remote corners of this amazing part of the world and are only available to passengers of this cruise (or scientific expeditions).
The Santa Cruz is a brand new ship, with state-of-the-art technology and three levels, smartly decorated and fully equipped to a world class standard, providing ultimate comfort and premium service. Its staterooms each have their own private bathrooms and large windows from which to admire the dazzling scenery. You can have your meals looking out on the ice face, as you bob gently a short distance from a glacier, or watch the glaciers from the deck with a glass of champagne in your hand.
In the southernmost region of the world, where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans merge, the Stella and Ventus Australis Expedition Cruise ships sail along legendary sea routes through the Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, exploring one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of the world: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, at the southernmost tip of the South American continent, where the silence is deafening, glaciers, perennial snow, sea-lions, penguins and lush vegetation abound.
Offering an alternative of 3, 4 or 7-night cruises, from October to April each year, Australis Cruises set sail weekly from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas and from the Argentine city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego.
Navigating along channels, bays and fjords, past snow-capped mountains, islands and unexplored forests of incomparable beauty, the imposing Serrano, D’Agostini, Cóndor, Pía, Garibaldi and other glaciers overlook the journey on the way to Cape Horn, the last promontory before crossing to Antarctica and the place where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet through the Drake Passage.
Enjoy daily land excursions where guides will introduce you to the regional flora and fauna, as well as the history of its first inhabitants, and educational talks on board.
Patagonia has an allure and mysticism which is hard to beat.
A good option is to fly into Buenos Aires, enjoy the sophistication of the city for a couple of days of tango, gauchos and sightseeing in bustling Buenos Aires, and then fly down to either Calafate or Ushuaia for a cruise to explore remote Patagonia.
For further details, please contact Argentina Travel Partners (ATP DMC), Mrs Merina Begg at email@example.com