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Ventus Australis Cruise to Patagonia’s Cape Horn

Buenos Aires, Areco, Ushuaia, Cape Horn & Punta Arenas

Best time to travel
Oct-Mar
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for
Couples
From (incl flights)
€7,499 pp

At a glance

  • International Flights from Dublin to Buenos Aires and home from Santiago.
  • All private transfers, domestic flights and guiding requirements.
  • 12 nights’ accommodation in hand picked properties including four nights aboard the Ventus Australis Cape Horn & Patagonia cruise ship.
  • Discover the incredible variety of cultures and sights that South America can offer. From the gaucho heartland of Areco to the icy penguin habitats and glaciers of Patagonia.
  • Pre cruise stays in high end luxury properties and a post cruise stay in a one of kind Patagonian eco camp.
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Ventus Australis
The 210 guest Ventus Australis ship is a wonderful vessel which cruises the Patagonia region. The ship features gourmet dining with an all-inclusive bar, three lounges, expansive open top deck and 100 spacious cabins.
Yámana Lounge
Enjoy the ever-changing spectacular scenery from the comfort of the Yámana Lounge.
Darwin Lounge Ventus
Relax and take in the views or share stories with other passengers over a drink in the Darwin lounge.
Patagonia restaurant Ventus
Enjoy the all-inclusive onboard restaurant and lounge bar serving up gourmet treats each day, with cuisine that takes its inspiration from all over the world and a wine menu designed to please every palate.
Ventus Cabin
Ventus Australis has over 100 cabins onboard, all with outward facing windows, offering guests the best possible views throughout their voyage.

Introduction

Embark on a South American adventure across land and sea with this exciting Australis cruise. Beginning in the home of gaucho culture, Buenos Aires, journey south to Cape Horn with the help of incredible guides, drivers and of course your captain. When it comes to diverse landscapes, there is nowhere in the world quite like Patagonia. From rolling hills and grasslands to towering glaciers, this harsh terrain is home to an abundance of varied animal and plant life. Get to know this incredible part of the world with private tours, safaris and guided hikes.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Buenos Aires.

You will be met on arrival by a driver and privately transferred to a beautiful boutique property. Here you will spend two nights.

Begin your South American adventure with a trip to the Gaucho heartland of Areco, just outside Buenos Aires.

Spend the day on a traditional estancia getting to know the Gaucho culture which owes its traditions to the nomadic horsemen that inhabited the area during the 18th and 19th centuries. Finish out the day with a traditional barbeque or asado and enjoy a hearty meal with locals and other guests.

Gaucho, Buenos Aries
Private transfer to Buenos Aires airport and depart for Ushuaia.

Said to be the most important city in Patagonia, this is where your voyage truly begins. On arrival, you will be met by your driver and transferred to a luxury hotel where you will spend two nights.

Ushuaia, Argentina
Experience South America’s southernmost tip and the gateway to Antarctica.

Tierra del Fuegos’ capital is a fascinating city full of incredible views and culture. Make the most of the versatile landscape with some skiing, hiking, sailing or kayaking during your stay.

Tierra del Fuegos, Argentina
Allow us to arrange a private tour of Ushuaia’s famous lakes.

Lake Fangnano and Lake Escondido are home to a wide variety of wildlife and geological features. Take in the stunning views and learn the history of the area from your own private guide.

Lake Escondido, Argentina
All aboard the Ventus Australis.

Board your luxury cruise ship and check into your cabin. Enjoy a welcoming toast with the captain and crew before your voyage begins.

Ventus Australis
At sunrise the following day, you will dock at Cape Horn.

First discovered in 1616, the island is a giant rocky cliff which overlooks the turbulent water of the Drake Passage. After a short visit on the island, weather permitting, you will reboard the cruise ship and sail across Nassau Bay to Wulaia Bay.

Cape Horn
Wulaia Bay is a place of dramatic geography and incredible human history.

The bay was originally home to a large settlement of Yámana aboriginals. The area was even sketched and written about during the 1830s by none other than Charles Darwin and Captain Fitzroy aboard the HMS Beagle. Choose from three different hikes to reach panoramic viewpoints over the bay.

Wulaia Bay, Chile
The next stop is Pia Fjord.

Here you will board smaller zodiac boats for an excursion to Pia Glacier. Once you reach the shore, you will disembark and begin a hike to the viewpoint from which the glacier can best be appreciated.

Pia Fjord, Chile
Anchor near Garibaldi Glacier for another excursion.

Here you will visit a glacier which is one of three in Patagonia which are actually gaining mass over time, rather than shrinking. Hike through the beautiful, forested landscape until you reach a stunning glacial waterfall which overlooks the glacier and fjord below.

Glacier Alley, Chile
Depart for Agostini Sound.

On arrival, you may enjoy a gentle walk around the beautiful lagoon that was formed by the melting of the Aguila Glacier. Then, using the Zodiac boats once again, journey to Condor Glacier where you will see the abundant Andean Condors.

Agostini Sound, Chile
Enjoy your final stop off at Magdalena Island.

The island is home to an immense colony of Magellan penguins. You will go ashore here and hike through the penguin habitat to a small museum located in an old lighthouse building.

Magellan Island, Chile
Disembark from the cruise at Punta Arenas.

Here you will be met by a driver and privately transferred to a luxury, eco-hotel where you will spend three nights reacquainting yourself with dry land.

Ecocamp, Patagonia
Gain insight into Patagonia’s historical past.

Learn about the indigenous inhabitants and how the modern tourism industry began there. During your stay, get to know the landscape with guided hikes, nature walks, safaris and much more.

Patagonia, Chile
Privately transfer to Punta Arenas airport and depart to Santiago.

Here you will spend one night in a beautiful boutique hotel located in the heart of the city.

Le Reve, Santiago
It is time to return home.

Depart for the airport and fly home. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Home-Hotel-Buenos-Aires-Argentina

Home Hotel, Buenos Aires

Home Hotel is a laid-back, stylish boutique perfectly situated in Buenos Aires’s chic neighbourhood of Palermo. The outdoor garden has a charming pool and sun loungers, perfect for mornings spent in the summer sun.

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Arakur-Ushuaia-Argentina

Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa

Arakur Resort and Spa is etched into the cliffside within Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén. The luxury hotel is situated 800 feet above sea level and has been designed to harmonise with nature and operate sustainably.

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Ventus Australis

Ventus Australis

The 210 guest Ventus Australis ship is a wonderful vessel which cruises the Patagonia region. Featuring gourmet dining with an all-inclusive bar, three lounges, expansive open top deck and 100 spacious cabins.

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Ecocamp, Patagonia

Eco Camp Patagonia

Eco Camp Patagonia offers guests an upscale, outdoor experience in the famous Patagonian wilderness. Located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, the camp is fully sustainable and completely eco-friendly.

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Boutique-La-Reve-Santiago

Hotel Boutique Le Reve

Regarded as one of Santiago’s best hotels, this French-decor inspired property is located in the friendly Providencia neighbourhood. The reception, lobby and lounge/breakfast area are all located on the ground floor.

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