Argentina’s wild landscapes are spectacular. Picture glacial lakes and crystalline streams, endless plains, ice fields, remote wildlife and mountains for a taste of this Argentina tour of pure Patagonian adventure, with Australis cruises. Having discovered the cosmopolitan capital in Buenos Aires, the city makes way for the untouched landscapes of Patagonia, as you travel to the “End of the World” at Ushuaia and explore the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Tierra del Fuego is not only breathtaking but perfect for outdoor exploration and adventure. Here, you’ll sail on an Australis cruise for exclusive access to the waterways, fjords and inlets of southern Patagonia, witnessing glaciers, penguin colonies, and hiking some of the world’s most isolated coastline along the way. It doesn’t stop there, as more natural wonders await with a tour of Torres del Paine National Park and El Calafate, where life is lived in the great outdoors on hiking routes, climbing, mountain biking, and more. There will be top Patagonian lodges along the way and expert, personal guides, making this Argentina and Australis Tour the ultimate discovery of one of the last great wildernesses.

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  • Pack in 13 days of pure adventure and excitement, from the best of Buenos Aires to the “Ends of the Earth” in Ushuaia, and unique Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Combine stunning landscapes with boutique lodges and outdoor activities, all in one trip.
  • See the best of Bohemian Buenos Aires and take in a tango show.
  • Visit the “Ends of the Earth” at Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the planet.
  • Sail the Beagle Channel, last stop before the South Pole!
  • Enjoy the isolation of an exclusive Australis cruise in Patagonia.
  • Witness penguin colonies, sea lions, maybe even whales while sailing and during on-land excursions.
  • Admire the magnificent Perito Merino Glacier.
  • Lose yourself in the glacial lakes, pine forests and mountains of the fairytale Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Buenos Aires
  • Ushuaia
  • Australis Cruise
  • Puerto Natales
  • Torres del Paine
  • El Calafate
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The Route


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Detailed Itinerary

D1 Caminito - Buenos Aires - Atelier South America

Day 1 | Buenos Aires

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by an Atelier driver/concierge who will help you through the airport and onwards to your boutique Buenos Aires hotel for check-in. Depending on the time of your flight, there may be chance to see some of the city like Plaza de Mayo or the Palacio Barolo, before a true Argentine experience this evening with dinner and a tango show.

D2 Puente de la Mujer - Buenos Aires - Atelier South America

Day 2 | Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is an intoxicating city, and the perfect place to start your first full day of this Argentina tour. Full of history, art and differing districts, a tour of Buenos Aires is a great introduction to Argentinian culture. You’ll have chance to visit the bohemian neighborhood of La Boca and the coffee shops of Palermo, stroll the upmarket streets of Recoleta or Tres de Febrero Park. There are Japanese Gardens to escape the crowds, as well as historical highlights of Buenos Aires like the Cathedral or beguiling Recoleta Cemetery. For foodies, as well as a host of top Buenos Aires restaurants, a cooking class or visit to San Telmo Market and its surrounds is a must.

D3 Ushuaia City View, Tierra del Fuego - Atelier South America

Day 3 | Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

Of this Argentina Tour with Australis takes you to the “End of the world”, Ushuaia, the southern most settlement on Earth at the edges of Patagonia. Your Atelier concierge will take you to the airport in time for a flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, where you’ll be collected and taken to your boutique hotel for check-in. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure, enjoying the comfort of your hotel amidst the untamed beauty of this remote place.

D4 Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego - Atelier South America

Day 4 | Ushuaia

Before embarking on your exclusive Patagonia cruise, time will be spent admiring Tierra del Fuego National Park, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Argentina. This is a place of glacial lakes, snow-dusted mountains and incredible hiking routes. Beyond Ushuaia lies the South pole, and you’ll see those frontier waters from a bay facing the Beagle Channel, as well as the lenga forests, rivers and plains which surround Ushuaia. Later, arrive at the Port of Ushuaia to board the Australis cruise vessel and settle into your cabin, with 4 days of pure Patagonian adventure ahead. NOTE: All Patagonia cruise landings and excursions are subject to safety and weather conditions.

D5 Wulaia Bay - Stella Australis Cruise - Atelier South AMerccia

Day 5 | Australis Cruise

The first full day of this Australis Patagonia cruise sails the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay, heading towards the iconic Cape Horn National Park through little-visited waterways. Cape Horn is notorious amongst sailors for its formidable weather and waters, and you’ll see why with a first stop to walk this wild and remote coastline. From here it’s onwards to Wulaia Bay, a site visited by Charles Darwin in 1833 though home to the native Yamana People long before that. Wulaia Bay is an exciting and historic place, as beautifully remote as it is culturally significant and the perfect spot for a brisk walk to an elevated viewpoint. This evening is spent at leisure enjoying the comforts and cuisine of the Australis cruise ship.

D6 Pia Glacier - Stella Australis Cruise - Atelier South America

Day 6 | Australis Cruise

Australis boats have exclusive access to channels, inlets and parts of Patagonia that no other cruise can visit, making today’s tour of Pía Glacier even more memorable. After breakfast, you’ll sail through the Beagle Channel to the Pía Fjord for disembarkation, and a scenic walk to the Pía Glacier viewpoint. A natural wonder of Patagonia, discover Pía Glacier both the icy waters and on land, before returning to the Australis ship and a cruise down the Garibaldi Fjord in the Alberto de Agostini National Park. The Garibaldi Fjord is a marvel of steep cliffs, glacial waterfalls and ice-capped mountains behind, a dramatic backdrop for an exciting day of exploration.

D7 Aguila Glacier - Stella Australis Cruise - Atelier South America

Day 7 | Australis Cruise

This Argentina and Australis Tour takes you to the Cockburn Channel and Agostini Sound, known as “Glacier Alley” for its unmistakable glaciers tumbling down the Darwin Mountain Range as you sail. It’s a beautiful route, leading to today’s outdoor adventures which include a Zodiac boat ride across the Águila Glacier Lagoon, as well as a tour of Condor Glacier and the surrounding terrain. With occasional wildlife, glacial lakes, mountains and isolated excursions to enjoy, these are some of the most memorable landscapes in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. This evening, enjoy further hospitality aboard the Australis cruise vessel, perhaps a seminar, drink at the bar or simply enjoying the views.

D8 Magdalena Island - Stella Australis Cruise - Atelier South America

Day 8 | Australis Cruise

From giant glaciers to loveable penguins, this morning you’ll stop at Magdalena Island to disembark in search of the large Magellanic Penguins who claim this island as their own. These endangered animals are a joy to behold in their natural habitat, the ideal end to your Patagonian cruise before heading back to the ship and onward to Puerto Natales, the final stop. Upon landing, your Atelier concierge will collect you from the port and take you to a luxury Puerto Natales hotel for check-in, and an evening at leisure. NOTE: In September and April, the morning excursion to Magdalena Island will be replaced with a visit to Marta Island, witnessing its large population of South American Sea Lions.

D9 Torres del Paine - Patagonia - Atelier South America

Day 9 | Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park is a dream. This rugged and untouched terrain is ideal for outdoor activities aplenty. From your lodge, gear up for mountain biking tours, hiking and climbing routes, horse riding or kayaking. You could opt for a full-day hike to explore the National Park, or visit iconic sites like the Grey Glacier, Sarmiento and Toro Lakes, Laguna Azul, the Condor’s Viewpoint or Cascada Paine, to name just a few of the many highlights of Torres del Paine. For a gentler start to your time here, perhaps a spot of fly fishing or wildlife watching, unwinding around the secluded grounds of your lodge or a Torres del Paine lake. Alternatively, travel further afield with a local guide and visit surrounding estancias to soak up local culture. The choice is yours.

D10 Perito Moreno Glacier Forest, El Calafate - Atelier South America

Day 10 | Puerto Natales/El Calafate

Day 10 takes you to El Calafate, where some of Argentine Patagonia’s greatest natural wonders await. The drive from Puerto Natales to El Calafate is a scenic one, taking roughly 4 hours and passing open plains, distant mountains and icy lagoons along the way. Upon arrival, check into your luxury El Calafate hotel for an evening at leisure.

D11 Perito Morenio Galcier Navigation, El Calafate - Atelier South America

Day 11 | El Calafate

El Calafate is an unforgiving, mountainous landscape that’s home to a windswept steppe, glacial streams and an interesting cultural heritage, too. The highlights of Patagonia don’t come much bigger or better than the Los Glaciares National Park, where you can witness the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier up close on Day 11. Larger than the whole of Buenos Aires and standing 240ft tall, Perito Moreno is a true marvel of Mother Earth. Having traversed ice bergs in the glacial lake that surrounds, you’ll get to see this incredible sight during a boat ride along its face as well as from afar, walking the scenic trails on an adjacent cliff for stunning elevated views. Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier is awe-inspiring, and the ideal way to round off this exclusive Argentina tour.

D12 Av 9 de Julio y Obelisco - Buenos Aires - Atelier South America

Day 12 | El Calafate/Buenos Aires

Depending on the time of your flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires, time can be spent at leisure either heading out on a morning hike, enjoying a boat ride on Lake Argentino, or simply admiring the views from your hotel with a good book. Later, you’ll be transferred to the airport and onward back to the capital for an evening of fine dining, taking in a theatre production or one last tango show.

D13 Floralis Generica - Buenos Aires - Atelier South America

Day 13 | Departure

As this unforgettable Argentina tour with Australis comes to an end, you may have time for one final walk around Buenos Aires before your onward flight home, full of priceless memories of Argentina and pure Patagonian adventure.

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