17 nights from

£10295

Patagonia to Cape Horn

From mountain peaks to magnificent glaciers, from pampas plains to the Land of Fire, and from Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital to the ‘end of the world’ at Chile’s Cape Horn, this terrific tour of cities, seascapes, and scenery includes a four-night cruise

In the vast expanse of South America’s southernmost reaches, Patagonia spreads from the Argentinian Atlantic shore to the Chilean Strait of Magellan, encircling the Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire), straddling the two countries, and named for volcanic eruptions, frequent until recent times. Where Chile forms the end of the earth, it seems to have shattered into a thousand pieces, each a part of the Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn puzzle, a magical maze where cormorants cling to cliff walls, single-storey houses hunker down on the shores, and 200 glaciers slip seaward. Our journey begins in Buenos Aires, looking elegantly European, but feeling unmistakably Latin American. El Calafate, once quaint and quiet, burgeoned as the gateway to Perito Moreno Glacier; Ushuaia, tucked between soaring peaks and the Beagle Channel, acts the last place of comfort before Antarctic exploration; and on the forbidding rocks of Isla Hornus is a haunting artwork of the albatross in flight, a maritime symbol of the souls of shipwrecked sailors. Puerto Natales’ colourful houses contrast with the scenic grandeur of its setting in Torres del Paine National Park; while Santiago has markets, malls, parks and plazas, and the air of a city that knows its own worth.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Buenos Aires  - 2 nights
  • El Calafate  - 2 nights
  • Ushuaia  - 1 night
  • Cruise to Cape Horn  - 4 nights
  • Puerto Natales  - 3 nights
  • Santiago  - 3 nights
  • Flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Cruise & Natural Wonders
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Local Expert Guides

From mountain peaks to magnificent glaciers, from pampas plains to the Land of Fire, and from Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital to the ‘end of the world’ at Chile’s Cape Horn, this terrific tour of cities, seascapes, and scenery includes a four-night cruise

Notes:

This is a full itinerary with many visits on foot including some uneven or slippery surfaces.

Cruise excursions may involve the use of zodiac boats and are subject to weather conditions.

Groups will be divided for cruise sightseeing. The cruise vessel takes a maximum of 210 passengers.

The programme may be altered due to navigational factors, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

Accommodation

Marriott Hotel - Buenos Aires

Stylish 4-star hotel close to the Obelisk and the Colon Opera House. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, sauna and WiFi (free). 360 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Kosten Aike Hotel – El Calafate

Charming 4-star hotel set in an Alpine-style building close to the centre of El Calafate. Restaurant, bar, gym, sauna and WiFi (free). 80 rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Posada Los Alamos – El Calafate

A traditional 4-star hotel in the heart of El Calafate, close to Argentino Lake. Restaurants, bars, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 144 rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Los Acebos Hotel - Ushuaia

A 4-star hotel with splendid views to Beagle Channel and short drive away from the harbour. Restaurant, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 90 rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.

Hotel Remota - Puerto Natales

This 4-star hotel in rural Chilean Patagonia, features an artisanal decor. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, spa, sauna and WiFi (free). 72 rooms with hairdryer and safe. A selection of Chilean house wines and house spirits, mineral water, fruit juices and soft drinks are included during the stay.

Ola Santiago Providencia, Tapestry Collection by Hilton – Santiago

Modern 4-star hotel in the Providencia area close to Plaza de Armas and Santiago Town Square. Breakfast restaurant, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 196 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Vessels

MV Ventus Australis

The MV Ventus Australis is an expedition vessel, registered in Chile, and was built in 2017. The crew is mainly Chilean and English is an official language on board.

Open bar with selected beverages, liquors and wines is included. Enjoy International and Argentinian/Chilean cuisine in the Patagonia dining room. Breakfast and lunch are buffet, dinner is served.

Reception, three lounges, two bars and a spacious viewing deck. No WiFi coverage during the cruise. Lectures about the region are provided by the on-board guides.

All 100 twin/double outside cabins are spread over three decks with private facilities, heating, hairdryer, safe and a picture window with panoramic views.

Three Cat. B cabins (177 sq. ft.) and 34 Cat. A cabins (177 sq. ft.) with a slightly smaller window on the Magallanes Deck. 36 Cat. AA cabins (177 sq. ft.) and two Cat. AA Superior cabins (220 sq. ft.) with large picture window on the Tierra del Fuego Deck. 23 Cat. AAA cabins (177 sq. ft.) and 2 Cat. AAA Superior cabins (220 sq. ft.) on the Cabo de Hornos Deck.

Extension Options

Atacama Desert Extension

The driest desert in the world with geysers, salt lake and moon valley. Three nights at the 3-star Hotel Terrantai, breakfast daily and excursions included.

Notes on altitude
San Pedro de Atacama sits at a height of 7,900ft (2,407m), which may lead some visitors to initially experience mild altitude sickness. We recommend that you drink plenty of water in order to avoid dehydration, and take it easy on the first day with only light meals and avoiding alcohol.

Hotel Terrantai - San Pedro de Atacama

Traditional 3-star hotel in the historic centre of San Pedro de Atacama. Restaurant, pool, WiFi (free) and 21 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer and safe.

Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport – Santiago

Modern 4-star hotel, a five-minute drive from Santiago Airport. Restaurant, bar, gym, indoor pool, sauna and WiFi (free). 144 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.

Atacama Desert Extension

The driest desert in the world with geysers, salt lake and moon valley. Three nights at the 3-star Hotel Terrantai, breakfast daily and excursions included.

Notes on altitude
San Pedro de Atacama sits at a height of 7,900ft (2,407m), which may lead some visitors to initially experience mild altitude sickness. We recommend that you drink plenty of water in order to avoid dehydration, and take it easy on the first day with only light meals and avoiding alcohol.

Hotel Terrantai - San Pedro de Atacama

Traditional 3-star hotel in the historic centre of San Pedro de Atacama. Restaurant, pool, WiFi (free) and 21 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer and safe.

Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport – Santiago

Modern 4-star hotel, a five-minute drive from Santiago Airport. Restaurant, bar, gym, indoor pool, sauna and WiFi (free). 144 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Buenos Aires before you start your tour, or spend extra nights in Santiago before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Marriott Hotel

(per night) £75
Single supplement £75
Transfer from airport £105

Ola Santiago Providencia, Tapestry Collection by Hilton 
(per night) £75
Single supplement £65
Transfer to airport £55

Marriott Hotel - Buenos Aires

Stylish 4-star hotel close to the Obelisk and the Colon Opera House. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, sauna and WiFi (free). 360 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Ugo Hotel – Santiago

Modern 4-star hotel in the Providencia area close to Plaza de Armas and Santiago Town Square. Breakfast restaurant, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 196 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin room/Cat. A cabin
British Airways from Heathrow

November
November 6 (Wednesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 15 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, full board and most drinks on cruise, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
Accommodation tax to be paid in Buenos Aires locally, currently 1.5 USD per person/per night (can be paid in USD or Pesos).

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Nov
  • £2465
  • 2025: Jan, Feb
  • £2365
Upgrades
  • Standard Single
  • £2495
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Arrival transfer
  • £105
  • Departure transfer
  • £55
Extension Options
  • Atacama Desert Extension - 2024/2025 (4 nights)
  • 2024: Nov
  • £2695
  • 2025: Feb, Mar
  • £2645
  • Single Supplement
  • 2024: Nov
  • £685
  • 2025: Feb, Mar
  • £675

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