Explore the land of the Giants: Majestic Patagonia

Step into a world that’s wild, rugged, and beautiful. Escape to snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and wide-open spaces.
Experience peace, tranquility, and freedom.

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Art In Voyage

10 Nights

3 Home Bases

4 Destinations

From USD 8,990 per person

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Join us on an adventure to explore the protected southern regions of Argentina and Chile, ending in Ushuaia—the “End of the World.” Let’s explore the land of the Giant and the majesty of Patagonia together.

Ride horses on a working ranch, view one of the most iconic glaciers in the world, and experience the night skies and soaring heights of Torres del Paine National Park while glamping in style and luxury after a day’s adventure. But the journey doesn’t end there.

Board a ship to cruise the mystical Straits of Magellan. Witness the rugged beauty and towering mountains of ice as you navigate the turquoise waters by boat or trek through the glacial moraine in Los Glaciares National Park. Keep your camera ready as we cruise East through Glacier Alley to Cape Horn. Explore the enchanted forest of Magellan on foot before boarding to cruise to the last stop on our journey, the world’s Southernmost city.

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09 Oct 2020 - 19 Oct 2020
  • ** EARLY BIRDS ** Superior Room $8990Only 2 rooms left
  • ** EARLY BIRDS ** Premium $9990Only 2 rooms left
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Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee .


JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

Nature at its best

Spectacular views, ancient rugged glaciers, never-ending grasslands, vast skies, and crystal-clear lakes. Here, you just uncover and experience nature at its best, and it gives it back to you.

Adventure along the way

Treks and horseback rides through some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. Kayak on turquoise lakes, trek in the shadow of glaciers, and explore the untouched beauty of nature while cruising through the Straits of Magellan.

South American Hospitality

Be welcomed to life on an Estancia. Taste the local culinary delights and experience the culture. Sleep in luxurious yurts underneath clear skies and experienced guided tours designed just for you.

Cruising along

Spend 4 days on a cruise through one of the most untouched places on Earth. Use the ship as a base to explore by boat or on foot. Capture moments that you will remember long after the adventure ends.

ITINERARY

All activities are optional in attendance

Day 1: Welcome to Patagonia

This once-in-a-lifetime adventure begins the moment you touch Argentinian soil. Be personally welcomed and see the first glimpse of the beauty of Patagonia as you are whisked away to the Estancia—home for two nights. Experience South American hospitality at its best as you spend the night wining and dining with our hosts underneath the stars.

Day 2: Gaucho for a day

Take a deep breath of crisp air as you wake up to the sounds of ranch life and nature. Spend the day exploring the Estancia in true Gaucho-style on horseback. Or, take a more leisurely approach and test out the 4x4 trails and explore the ranch on foot. Be sure to work up an appetite to make space for the evening’s culinary celebration.

Day 3: Perito Moreno Glacier

Bid a fond farewell to our hosts at the Estancia and head out to find one of nature’s most phenomenal features: the Perito Moreno Glacier, known to some as the 8th wonder of the world. Make sure that your cameras are charged and take your time. You’ll want to capture every moment of this breath-taking day. Spend the night in el Calafate and taste the local specialities in the many upscale restaurants and eateries.

Day 4: Road Trip to Torres del Paine

From el Calafate we hit the road and travel to Torres del Paine National Park. Set up home in Patagonia Camp, the first luxury camp in South America. Stay in magnificent yurts, redesigned to cater to your every need. Explore the many raised walkways and views overlooking mountains and lakes. Watch the day come to a close from the warm and welcoming restaurant while dining on some of the finest cuisine in the country.

Day 5: Torres del Paine

Wake to awe-inspiring views from your private suite. For the more adventurous, there’s a choice of horseback riding, trekking, or kayaking for the day. All in the accompaniment of a private guide, seeing to your every need. For those who would like some rest and relaxation, spend the day at camp recharging. Go fishing or take a stroll on one of the many self-guided walks, spend time reading in the cozy lounge or just be in the moment among nature in all its splendor.

Day 6: Torres del Paine

Take the opportunity to explore more of Torres Del Paine on horseback, on foot, or from the water. Your private guide will be there to help you experience it to the full. Or spend the day in luxury, unwinding and enjoying the time surrounded by peace and tranquility. Make every second count and stay up late enjoying the warmth and comfort of the restaurant and company while watching the changing face of the mountains at night.

Day 7: Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

The next phase of our journey starts with a road trip south to Punta Arenas. Board the ship and enjoy a welcoming toast from the captain and crew. Spend time exploring the ship or watch the ever-changing scenery go by as we set sail through the fjords of Chile.

Day 8: Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Our ship takes us through the expansive Seno Almirantazo Ford, the first marine protected area in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego. Home to a myriad of species including elephant and leopard seals, and Magellan Penguins. Dock at Ainsworth Bay and take part in one of two guided excursions through one of the most protected areas in Chilean Patagonia. After lunch, explore the Tucker Islets aboard a Zodiac. Get up close and personal with the thousands of penguins that call it home. If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a pod of dolphins or orcas.

Day 9: Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

After breakfast, board the Zodiacs to set off on the Pia Glacier tour. Take a short hike to a panoramic view of the retreating glacier extending from the heights of the mountains to the sea. Return to the ship to continue our journey through Glacier Alley. Passing spectacular mountains and glacier waterfalls, keep your camera ready to capture the magnificent scenery and the changing light as the day fades.

Day 10: Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

After a night of cruising, we arrive in Cape Horn National Park. Weather and sea permitting, explore the tiny island of Hornos with the Cape Horn Monument that commemorates the many lives lost at sea. By afternoon, we land at Wulaia Bay where we set off on a choice of three hikes all through the enchanted Magellan forest which culminates in a spectacular viewpoint over the bay.

Day 11: Take the opportunity to extend your stay...

The last leg of our journey takes us back into Argentina, to Ushuaia — known as the world’s most southern city. The easiest way back to El Calafate is via Buenos Aires. Extend your time with us and explore the jewel of Argentina before heading back home with South America in your heart.

OUR HOME BASES

Estancia Cristina

Located at the far end of the Cristina Channel on the northwest coast of Lake Argentino, Estancia Cristina stands on a remote corner of the “Los Glaciares” National Park. Founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters and his wife Jessie, the Estancia still conserves its essence, maintaining alive the history of this pioneering family who through enormous effort and perseverance, turned this inhospitable and solitary place into a small piece of paradise.

Accessible only by boat on Lake Argentino and then on the Cristina Channel, Estancia Cristina stands on an exclusive and privileged setting in the Argentine Patagonia. Strategically built on a glacial valley formerly occupied by the Upsala Glacier, one of the area’s most spectacular natural settings, the Estancia is surrounded by picturesque views of snow-capped mountains, lakes, rivers and hanging glaciers.

The visit to Estancia Cristina begins by navigating the North Arm of the Argentino Lake, enjoying a unique and magical landscape where the Icebergs and the mountains are protagonists. Their boat is the only way to access the valley. Making their visitors protagonists at every moment, transforms the experience into unique and unrepeatable.

Stay at Estancia Cristina and experience firsthand life at a colonial Patagonian ranch-style lodge. Its remote location makes it ideal for an authentic off-the-grid experience. The Estancia offers all services and accommodations to enjoy a unique experience tailored for each guest.

Patagonia Camp

Patagonia Camp is the first luxury camp in South America!

From the very beginning, Patagonia Camp has been developed based on sustainable principles. It was built using the most eco-friendly methods, all while being the most respectful possible for its native environment. Most of the staff is based locally and this allows guests to experience a unique cultural exchange where they can learn and understand the local customs and history of Patagonia.

Patagonia Camp was created so that each of the guests can feel and enjoy the wonderful nature of Patagonia from the comfort of their own private room. The yurts provide guests a unique experience to be able to have an intimate contact with nature – the magical sounds of the wind blowing, rain falling and being able to see the stars all from the central dome of your yurt. The concept allows you to experience one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes right from your windows alongside being surrounded by an incredible and aromatic native forest where the walkways and viewing platforms are located.

Originating from Mongolian nomads, yurts are lightly colored and circular in shape and designed to maximize both light and heat energy efficiently. At Patagonia Camp, the yurts are adapted to the Patagonian landscape, and provide all the comborts of a conventional hotel room: Central Heating, Ensuite Bathrooms, Amenities and a comfortable interior décor with handmade furniture and textiles.

The 20 yurts are connected by wooden walkways that weave through native Patagonian forests that surround the site. All of the yurts feature impressive views of Lake Toro and the famous Cuernos del Paine. You will be accommodated in the “Yurt Deluxe+Jacuzzi”, featuring a room, ensuite bathroom, private terrace and outdoor jacuzzi. If you select the upgrade option, you will have access to the “Yurt Suite” featuring a room, a lounge, ensuite bathroom, private terrace and outdoor jacuzzi.

Design Suites El Calafate

Relax and unwind with body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. The Rooms offer the greatest panoramic view of the “Lago Argentino”. Every detail designed by the prestigious architect Carlos Ott, invites to the magical world where decors combined with the natural surrounding, led us to discover that every spot has been made for visitors.

Located in the Argentinian Patagonia, Design Suites Calafate is 10 minutes away from downtown, where you will be able to find more restaurants, traditional shops, and some historical places. The Perito Moreno Glacier is located 40 minutes away from the hotel.

Ventus Australis

Australis takes you on an amazing journey to the “uttermost end of the earth” on modern expedition cruise ships that ply the untamed wonderland at the bottom end of South America. You will discover a wild and beautiful, untouched by humankind and rarely seen by tourists world: a unique experience that will not be forgotten.

With spacious cabins, all of which overlook the exterior, Ventus Australis has been carefully decorated, offering maximum interior comfort and spectacular views from virtually all parts of the ship.

The service on board is all inclusive, with first class gastronomy, open bar and an expedition program led by expert guides, trained in glaciology and Natural History of the Magellan Region and the Chilean Arctic

Due to its exceptional on board service and well renowned trajectory, Australis has received important awards such as the Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards and the Cruiser’s Choice Awards, in the category of Best Small Cruise Ship in South America.

You will be navigating in a cabin AAA. If you select the upgrade option, you will have a bigger cabin, AA-Superior. All cabins have windows, two twin beds or one double bed, independent heating, safe, closet, and ensuite bathroom equipped with a hairdryer.

THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES

10 Nights

2 nights in the Cristina Channel 1 night in El Calafate 3 nights glamping in Torres del Paine (with private Jacuzzi) 4 nights aboard the Ventus Australis, For the most adventurous ones, pre-journey extension possible including 2 nights in El Chalten (additional cost)

25 Meals

10 breakfasts 6 lunches 9 dinners

9 +Activities

Horseback riding or 4*4 at the Estancia Walk to Perito Moreno glacier observation point 2 days of guided activity (trekking, kayaking...) 5 excursions included in the cruise (walks, zodiacs...)

As well as...

Private airport transfers Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles Services of a professional journey director throughout The legendary Art In Voyage service and friendship throughout

GOOD TO KNOW

All activities are weather dependent. Patagonia weather is particularly capricious. The premium accommodation include an upgrade for all accommodations except at the estancia. We regret not being able to accept single occupancy on this journey.

HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?

Let our travel expert assist in designing a customized extension. Visit Santiago or Buenos Aires, or extend into the Atacama desert.

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions Exclusive Experiences

FINEPRINT

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

A refundable deposit* of $2500 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $500 per person administrative fee.

Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $.

Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $500 per person administrative fee.

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