Who Wants to Explore Patagonia? Have I Got the Trip for YOU!
Located on the southern tip of South America, Patagonia is a GORGEOUS part of the world. And now, YOU can visit! Explore Patagonia by land and sea, gliding past pristine fjords and vast glaciers on a 4-day cruise. Then, head inland to explore granite spires, sapphire lakes, and hidden waterfalls!
In addition, you will visit Magdalena Island, home to a massive colony of Magellanic Penguins! Enjoy a festive BBQ with local Gauchos, and get a glimpse into traditional Patagonia cowboy culture! These National Geographic Expeditions include most of your trip in the price. Not included in the price are your international flights, travel insurance, alcohol, gratuities, and expenses as dictated by your itinerary (some items, like internal flights, that are additional cost will be labeled as such on the itinerary).
This 12-day trip will not leave you bored! There is so much to see and do, you won’t want to leave! First, you’ll be able to tour Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. See San Telmo, La Boca, and much more!
Take a hike in the Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve, named for the pointed peak that dominates the landscape. Enjoy stunning views and get a closer look at the flora and fauna of Tierra del Fuego. Then visit End of the World Museum, which highlights the area’s natural history, indigenous cultures, and early penal colony.
You will then embark on either the MS Stella Australis or MV Ventus Australis to set sail on the famed Beagle Channel. From the end of the world in Patagonia, you’ll see things you’d never experience anywhere else! See the panoramic views of Cape Horn and explore Wulaia Bay. This is where Charles Darwin landed during his voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a hike and explore the Magellanic Forest.
As you navigate the Magdalena Channel, you may spot penguins, dolphins, albatrosses, and other seabirds, native creatures of South America. Take excursions on the Pia Glacier and Garibaldi Glacier, as well as the Aguila Glacier. Here, you can take in spectacular views of brilliant blue and white ice with the backdrop of black mountains. A dream come true for so many, walk around Magdalena Island amongst more than 100,000 Magellanic Penguins!
And finally, wrap up your Patagonia adventure and spend three days at Torres Del Paine National Park in full choose your own adventure mode! Choose from horseback riding, hiking, Lago de Grey, and more! Then, stay at one of Chile’s most prestigious wineries.
This Patagonia vacation will have you staying in some incredible accommodations! Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa in Chile is built into the curve of a bluff along the shores of Lake Sarmiento. Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta is a Five-Star hotel located in Buenos Aires, right in the heart of the city. Arakur Ushuaia Resort and Spa, located in the Natural Reserve Cerro Alarken in Tierra del Fuego, is an amazingly scenic resort. You will board either the M.V. Stella Australis or M.V. Ventus Australis, 210-passenger ships designed to navigate the waters of Patagonia. Hotel Casa Real – Vina Santa Rita Chile is a boutique hotel at Chile’s most prestigious winery.
National Geographic Signature Land Expeditions
These are premium, fully planned itineraries that provide enriching, in-depth looks at history, culture, and the natural heritage of a destination. In this case, Patagonia. Included on your trip is a NatGeo Expert, such as an archaeologist, conservationist, or photographer, who enriches your experience with their knowledge and insights. You will also have a seasoned expedition leader who curates a personalized, seamless journey, as well as knowledgeable local guides who join the trip on the way. Travelers to Patagonia should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time.
If you’re interested in this Patagonia adventure, or more National Geographic Expeditions, contact me today!