Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Patagonia Cruise
11 Days/9 Nights
From $6,339 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world on this tour of Southern Patagonia. Begin in Santiago and continue on to Torres del Paine, one of the best parks for outdoor enthusiasts in South America, with a spectacular natural setting and massive granite peaks. The last part of the tour is a five day Australis cruise traveling through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the continent, and finishing in Ushuaia, Argentina.
Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 9 nights (2 nights in Santiago, 3 nights in Torres del Paine, and 4 nights aboard the ship), and 24 meals (10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners).
Best Time to Go: September-April.
Day 1: Santiago.
Day 2: Santiago.
Day 3: Santiago-City Tour-Winery Tour.
Day 4: Santiago-Punta Arenas-Torres del Paine.
Day 5: Torres del Paine.
Day 6: Torres del Paine.
Day 7: Torres del Paine-Punta Arenas-Australis Cruise.
Day 8: Australis Cruise-Ainsworth Bay-Tucker Islet.
Day 9: Australis Cruise-Pia Glacier-Glacier Alley.
Day 10: Australis Cruise-Cape Horn-Wulaia Bay.
Day 11: Australis Cruise-Ushuaia.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
- Airport/hotel/pier transfers with baggage handling.
- Hotel accommodations including taxes and service charges.
- Accommodations on board the M/V Stella Australis.
- All meals scheduled on board including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and other meals as indicated on the itinerary.
- Port tax in Punta Arenas, Chile ($50).
- Excursions as indicated on the itinerary including all applicable entrance fees.
- Local, English-speaking tour guides.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- Domestic airfare.
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Hotel nights after the cruise.
- Gratuities to tour guides, ship crew and guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
- Gifts and personal items.
- Travel insurance.
We will be happy to quote the cost of airfare and travel insurance, and to make these arrangements for you.
Group/Private: All airport transfers in Santiago are private, and the city tour and winery tour in Santiago are group tours for single passengers and 3 Star accommodations, and private for 4 Star, 5 Star, and Deluxe accommodations. All services in Torres del Paine and on the Australis Cruise are operated on a group basis. The transfers from the pier in Ushuaia, Argentina to the airport in Ushuaia, and from AEP Airport to EZE Airport in Buenos Aires are private.
Elevations: Santiago is 1,700 feet above sea level, and Torres del Paine National Park elevations can reach 4,000 feet or more, depending upon your itinerary.
Passport/Visa: For Chile, U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens (except Greece) require a valid passport (for the duration of your visit) and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Greek citizens can stay for up to 60 days. Australian, and Canadian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity fee (considered a multiple entry visa) of $95 and $132 respectively upon arrival (subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations or other reasons). Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Chilean embassy in their country before traveling. For Argentina, U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a valid passport (for the duration of your visit) and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Australian and Canadian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity fee of $100 and $75 respectively (subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations or other reasons) online, and must show proof of payment prior to arrival. The reciprocity fee for U.S. citizens has been suspended until further notice. For citizens of Australia, this fee covers unlimited entries to Argentina for 10 years, while citizens of Canada are charged the fee every time they enter the country (or $150 for multiple visits within five years). The fee can be paid online at ProvinciaNet.com.ar. You will need to register in order to make the payment. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the embassy of Argentina in their country before traveling.
Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.
To Book This Trip: For 3 and 4 Star accommodations, we require a non-refundable deposit of $1,200 in single occupancy, and $1,100 per person in double and triple occupancy. For 5 Star and Deluxe accommodations, we require a non-refundable deposit of $1,800 in single occupancy, and $1,500 in double and triple occupancy. The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.
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