Best cruises to Patagonia

Ramiro Rodriguez
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Patagonia is an amazing remote place, for people arriving from all over the world, visiting Patagonia is a highlight. This place offers many options, from the sealife in Peninsula Valdes, where you can see whales, penguins, sea lions, orcas, elephant seals, birds... to the beautiful lakes district in Bariloche, a place full of national parks, lakes, forests, volcanoes, forests and where you can practice many adventure activities, or just enjoy the scenery. But, let me focus in the southern portion of Patagonia, it´s Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, El Calafate and the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

These three destinations are a must-see. In Ushuaia, you will discover the Beagle Channel, and all the magic of the End of the World. One of the most incredible pictures is from the boat, with the incredible Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. Disembark in the Martillo Island and enjoy the Magellanic Penguins, or visit one of the most historical estancias of Patagonia, it´s Estancia Harberton.  In Ushuaia you can visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, and the Fagnano and Escondido Lakes in the heart of Tierra del Fuego Island. Amazing isn´t it. And what if you add an unforgettable cruise to Antarctica?

 

Cruise from Patagonia to Antarctica

Yes, after Ushuaia, you can start a 10-11-night cruise to the white continent of Antarctica. One of my favorite cruises is the BaseCamp Cruise to Antarctica. Take a look at the image below

 

 

The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.

But from Ushuaia, you also can visit the incredible southern fjords and glaciers of Tierra del Fuego and the mythical Cape Horn.

 

Cruises from Patagonia to Cape Horn: Australis Cruises From Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Another amazing option is to embark in Ushuaia aboard the Australis Cruises and enjoy an unforgettable 4-night cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, via the Cape Horn, southern glaciers, channels, and Magdalena Island Penguin Reserve. The Australis Cruises showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving the twinkling lights of Ushuaia behind, the vessel calls on fabled spots like Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay before cruising down the Beagle Channel. Continuing through the maze of islands, we’ll visit a number of glaciers, frozen giants that guard the southern flank of the Fuegian Archipelago, before entering the legendary Strait of Magellan. The last stop is the Isla Magdalena and its boisterous Patagonia penguin colony before docking at Punta Arenas. Check more information about the Australis Cruise expedition called Patagonian Explorer

 

 

Once in Punta Arenas, you can go to Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine, another must-see in Patagonia. The park is fantastic, and many trekkings are available in the area, to enjoy Base de las Torres, or the traditional W Trekking.  From Puerto Natales, there is another cruise option which is fantastic. It´s the Skorpios III Cruise to the Southern Channels and Fjords of Chile

 

Cruise from Patagonia to Southern Channels and Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Skorpios III Cruise

The Skorpios III Cruise leaves Puerto Natales during the summer season. The Kaweskar Route is an amazing itinerary to visit remote landscapes of the southern portion of Patagonia. It´s a 3-night expedition, and it´s perfect to be combined with Torres del Paine. You will navigate through the Magellanic fjords and channels; disembarking on the Amalia, El Brujo, Bernal, Alsina Glaciers, and those in the area of Fiordo Calvo. Disembarkations are a really unique experience, to make trekkings and enjoying ice, ice and ice. It´s not Antarctica, but you will discover amazing places full of ice.

Check more information about Skorpios III Cruise: Kaweskar Route

 

 

After enjoy Skorpios III Cruise and Torres del Paine, you can cross to El Calafate and then visit the amazing and unique Perito Moreno Glacier. And of course many other glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park. And for that purpose, we can offer a new cruise. An amazing 2-day cruise called The Spirit of the Glacier

 

 

Cruises in Patagonia: El Calafate and the Spirit of the Glacier Cruise

Los Glaciares National Park offers a magnificent combination of forest, lakes, mountains, ice fields, and steppes with over 200 glaciers. The most renowned being Spegazzini rising 135
meters above sea level, Upsala covering an entire valley with an approximate extension of 765 Km2 and 53 Km in length, and the Perito Moreno Glacier, constantly advancing and
causing the spectacular rupture of the wall of ice, providing one of Nature’s most impressive sights. The Spirit of the Glaciers is an expedition that explores nature in-depth to unfold the true essence of this Patagonian region. Sailing onboard the elegant and exclusive M/V Santa Cruz, specially designed for this journey, It offers a perfect combination of high-end comfort and
gourmet cuisine creating a truly memorable experience.

Check more information about Spirit of the Glacier Cruise in Los Glaciares National Park

 

 

TICKETS SPIRIT OF THE GLACIERS CRUISE IN PATAGONIA

 

 

Tours in Patagonia including Cruises

So, what´s the best way to visit Patagonia? Well, let me suggest a good land program + a wonderful cruise. I think it´s a complete experience. Let me suggest one of my favorites, starting in Buenos Aires and visiting Ushuaia, El Calafate, Torres del Paine and including the Australis Cruise to Cape Horn. It´s our Incredible Patagonia tour with Australis Cruise...

 

Incredible Patagonia with Australis Cruise

 

 

Or the same program but combined with the Skorpios III. It´s our Incredible Patagonia with Skorpios III Cruise.  Check the image below:

 

 

Ushuaia, El Calafate, Torres del Paine and Skorpios Cruises in Patagonia

 

 

We have more options, of course, take a look at our complete list of tours in the image below

 

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For more information, just contact us at info@ripioturismo.com

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

Ramiro Rodriguez
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