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Patagonia cruise: Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn

13 days from £5,150pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Chile / Argentina

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Overview & Highlights

A 5 day expedition cruise through the channels and fjords of southern Patagonia including Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn is followed by a stay on the wildlife-filled plains close to the Atlantic shores of northern Patagonia.

Many regions of wilderness Patagonia in the south of Chile and Argentina can be visited by land, although this can involve long road journeys.  However there is an alternative, one which will allow you to visit the most remote, most enticing corners, and that is to travel by ship, on an expeditionary cruise.

This holiday includes a five day voyage of discovery on purpose-built ship Australis (there are two sister ships, Stella and Ventus Australis) which, with just 100 cabins, offers you an intimate and friendly experience alongside like-minded travellers.   Travel along historic waterways the Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, viewing glaciers and marine wildlife from fjords deep cutting into the mountainous coastline, and arrive at tempestuous Cape Horn – all places resonating with the history of navigation and the brave exploration of uncharted waters by naval and scientific officers including Charles Darwin.

Afterwards head to northern Patagonia and spend a few days on arid, treeless plains where, in spite of the inhospitable environment, you’ll be amazed by the abundance of marine wildlife, including whales and penguins, all discoverable from your base at a cosy lodge.

For a complete contrast, the holiday is bookended by days spent in the cosmopolitan capitals of Chile and Argentina, Santiago and Buenos Aires respectively.

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  • Guided city tour in Santiago
  • Guided excursion to the Maipo Valley vineyards with wine tasting
  • Land and sea-based excursions and activities on the expedition cruise
  • Excursion to Valdes Peninsula (optional whale watching in season)
  • Visit to the penguin colony at Estancia El Pedral
  • Guided city tour in Buenos Aires

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  • This was our third trip with JLA - all of them excellent. Alcion is a fantastic tour - to experience 6 countries in 3 weeks was something we could never…

    AT, London
  • Lived up to my expectations of seeing 3 countries in one holiday.

    PM, Arundel
  • Chile is such a beautiful country, with an extraordinary range of landscapes.  It was a wonderful journey. This was my first experience of Latin America and I fell in love…

    DW, Wells-next-the-sea
  • The tour was well paced for our age group with enough leisure time to do your own thing or just chill. One of the best holidays I have ever been…

    JM, Buckhurst Hill
  • I can't think of anything to improve on the itinerary.  As I had an extra five nights at the beginning and three nights at the end, I was able to…

    JC, Birmingham
  • I travelled with a great group of people, a fantastic Tour Leader and amazing Driver. One of my best JLA experiences.  

    JH, Woking
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Paul Winrow-Giffin Travel Expert After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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