Explore the land of the Giants: Majestic Patagonia

09 October 2020 - 19 October 2020
Estancia, Torres del Paine and more
  • Luxury Cruising
  • Wildlife Encounter
  • Outdoors
  • Wild Escapes
10 Nights
4 Homes
6 Destinations

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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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.

Explore the land of the Giants: Majestic Patagonia

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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

Welcome to Patagonia

Welcome to Patagonia

Day 1

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.

Gaucho for a day

Gaucho for a day

Day 2

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.

Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 3

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. Tonight, we arrive in El Calafate where we have arranged for you a relaxing one-hour spa treatment before dinner (own account).

Road Trip to Torres del Paine

Road Trip to Torres del Paine

Day 4

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.

Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine

Day 5

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.

Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine

Day 6

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.

Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Day 7

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.

Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Day 8

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.

Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Day 9

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.

Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Cruise Through the Strait of Magellan

Day 10

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.

Take the opportunity to extend your stay...

Take the opportunity to extend your stay...

Day 11

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.

Accommodations

Estancia Cristina

Estancia Cristina

This heritage property enjoys total and splendid isolation deep inside Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park. For an experience of estancia-style romance, though without stinting on mod cons, home comforts and gourmet food, you’ll struggle to find a more inspiring setting.

The five bungalows have four rooms each, named after local flora and fauna. Wall art is a tasteful mix of nature prints and black and white photographs of landscapes and portraits of indigenous Patagonians. The bedrooms are well heated and carpeted, brightly illuminated and airy, with window seating and two comfy chairs placed to enjoy great views through the bay window. Furniture such as bedside cabinets and trunks is plain and rustic, by design.

Chef Francisco and his team prepare exquisite buffet lunches and à la carte dinners; typical dishes include pasta with lamb ragout, ribeye steaks, grilled trout and veggie quiches. A lamb barbecue is offered every other day, with lots of sides. Delicious salads, using leaves grown on site, are welcome if you’ve been overdoing the empanadas and meat elsewhere. Lunch and dinner are served in the octagon-shaped main house, where the mood hits the sweet point between casual and intimate/romantic once the sun goes down.

Imago Hotel & Spa

Imago Hotel & Spa

Imago Hotel and Spa is a perfect place to stay for people looking to escape from the chaos and stress of everyday life, offering a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere, comfortable lodging, and first-rate services. Surrounded by the paradise-like landscapes of the Argentine Patagonia region, it is close so some of the lovely eateries and nigtlife of the town

On the premises at Imago Hotel and Spa you'll find impressive facilities, including a restaurant and bar, a spa with a gym, a pool and a sauna.

You will be accommodated in a Junior Suite which has a cozy living room completely divided from the bedroom. The comfortable suite with a Queen, King or Twin size bed offers a panoramic view of the lake and the mountains surrounding the Hotel.

Patagonia Camp

Patagonia Camp

From the very beginning, Patagonia Camp has been developed based on sustainable principles, their belief in helping protect our planet, and their utmost care and commitment for Patagonia. It was built using the most eco-friendly methods, all while being the most respectful that we can be for our native environment.

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. Their yurts (tents) 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 private yurt. Their concept allows guests 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 our walkways and viewing platforms are located.

Ventus Australis

Ventus Australis

The name – Latin for "Southern Wind" – reflects Tierra del Fuego's distinctive weather, a factor that has long determined the region's socio-cultural development and that so impressed the early mariners who endeavored to explore Patagonia's southernmost waterways.

Tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America, all aspects of the 210-passenger ship -- including size, length, draft and engine power -- are designed to give Ventus Australis the extreme maneuverability necessary to navigate narrow fjords and channels where no other cruise ships can venture.

Asenav, the internationally acclaimed Chilean shipyard, is creating our latest masterpiece, just as they did with the three other expedition ships for Australis.

This journey includes

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)

Meals

10 breakfasts

6 lunches

9 dinners

Activities

Horseback riding or 4*4 at the Estancia

2 one-hour spa treatments

Walk to Perito Moreno glacier observation point

2 days of guided activity (trekking, kayaking...)

5 excursions included in the cruise (walks, zodiacs...)

Extras

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 listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flight to and from Argentina may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ)

Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement.

Space is limited to 8 with a maximum capacity of 10 guests

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

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Smallprint

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 $250 per person administrative fee.

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 $250 per person administrative fee.

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