L'Austral patagonia cruise

Patagonia & Chilean Fjords - Southbound

  • Overview
    Enjoy an unforgettable experience along the Pacific coast of South America, which offers contrasting landscapes and still-unspoiled lands. From the legendary port of Valparaiso, you will set sail aboard the L’Austral for a 14-day cruise linking Chile to Argentina. This voyage combines perfectly with an Antarctic cruise.
    Duration: 14 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Valparaiso, Chile
    Disembarkation Point: Ushuaia, Argentina
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Valparaiso; Embarkation Day

      Emabarkation 07/11/2018 from 15H00 to 16H00. Departure 07/11/2018 at 17H00.

      Located about 100 kilometres south of Santiago, the legendary Valparaiso is the second largest city in Chile. It is also a splendid city, full of history: two qualities justifying its nickname “gem of the Pacific” and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can stroll along the steep streets, on foot or by cable car, and explore the many admirable sites like the delicate Iglesia de la Matriz, Sotomayor square, Bellavista hill, or Sebastiana house where the author Pablo Neruda lived. At every turning, you’ll get a refreshing view of the sea.

    • Day 2 - At Sea

      Sailing south towards Castro.

    • Day 3 - Castro

      At the heart of the Lake District, your ship will slip through the calm waters of an archipelago of 40 islands. Chiloe is a lush green island, home to 16 wooden churches that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Remarkable for their architecture, they are inspired by naval construction techniques. You can also admire the Palafitos, brightlycoloured wooden houses in stilts which seem to float on the water at high tide. Indeed, before reaching Castro, it is likely that you will have witnessed a truly authentic aquatic ballet, where seals and porpoises swim noseto- nose with our ship.

    • Day 4 - Puerto Montt

      A picturesque stopover in southern Chile, the colourful city of Puerto Montt is the capital of the Lakes District.ᅠ Here, youメll discover reminders of its colonial past at the Plaza de Armas and neoclassical cathedral. The Manuel Montt lookout offers stunning views of the bayメs sapphire beauty. Close to the town, the peaceful banks of Lake Llanquihue are conducive for a relaxing walk and the quaint, traditional villages of Puerto Varas and Frutillar are well worth a visit.

    • Day 5 - At Sea

      Sailing through south.

    • Day 6 - Tortel

      A picturesque, colourful fishing village, Tortel boasts a splendid location in the heart of southern Patagonia, halfway between Puerto Montt and Cape Horn. From the little streets made up of small walkways, you’ll love the grand panorama of rounded mountains, dense forest, the clear waters of the Pacific. If you walk out onto one the many wooden pontoons, you can admire the views as you stand suspended a few metres above the water. The village is scattered with sculptures made by local artists, an excellent introduction to this friendly community

    • Day 7/9 - At Sea

      Sailing south through Chile's spectacular fjords.

    • Day 10 - Puerto Natales

      Located in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, capital of the Última Esperanza province, the village of Puerto Natales will win you over with its brightly coloured houses nestling in the shade of the Andes. A walk along the coastal Pedro-Montt avenue, gives splendid views of the Almirante Montt gulf, a stretch of crystalline water that links Puerto Natales to the Pacific. The Museo Historico documents urban and rural life and the indigenous history of the environment. Puerto Natales is also the closest town to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park, a 181,000-hectare reserve protected by UNESCO.

    • Day 11/13 - Cape Horn / Beagle Channel

      It's at the meeting point between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that you enter Chilean Patagonia where you head for the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and its famous Cape Horn. From the top of its impressive 425-metre-high cliff, South Americaメs southernmost tip has, for many centuries, seen merchant ships from the world over passing by. Because of its legendary storms and rough seas, getting around the Cape has gone down in history as a challenge for all seafarers. Prepare yourself for a memorable experience, whatever the weather conditions!

    • Day 14 - Ushuaia; Disembarkation

      Capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel at the country's southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. Downtown, the End of the World Museum showcases Tierra del Fuego's natural and indigenous history. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park, while a cruise on Ushuaia Bay is the perfect way to spot sea lions and Magellanic penguins.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Adventure Activities

    Experience Patagonia at close range

    Experience Patagonia at close range. Explore the narrow fjords and shallow bays of Fuegian Archipelago discover secluded waterfalls, tidewater glaciers, pristine beaches and rocky shorelines, hike through primeval sub-Polar forest, thousands of penguins, elephant and leopard seals, Andean condors and Caracara falcons.

  • Inclusions

    Expedition Gear

    Comfortable expedition boots and a high quality expedition parka, specifically designed for the polar regions.

    Dynamic Cabin Pricing

    Cabin prices on board this vessel are dynamic, that is the cabin pricing fluctuates with changes in bookings and exchange rates. Cabin prices below are not guaranteed and are subject to change and availability at the operators discretion. Please feel free to contact us for the most accurate pricing on this voyage.

    Charter Flights

    Charter flights are provided from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

    Flight number and time schedule are to be advised about 30 days prior to departure.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel


    This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy, and well-being. A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel, and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht.” You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Open air bar
    • Sun deck
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Library
    • Panoramic Lounge
    • Panoramic Deck
    • Live entertainment
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 136
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 16
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 142m
    Width: 18
    Tonnage: 10944
    Registry: France
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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We understand that the trip of a lifetime takes planning, so we make the financial commitments easy to manage.

  • Confirm your booking today with just USD$ 1,000 per passenger.
  • Pay your 25% deposit 5 day later.
  • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.

Superior Stateroom

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, with 24hr room service
USD$ 6,257pp
USD$ 6,257pp

Deluxe Stateroom

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
USD$ 6,713pp
USD$ 6,713pp

Prestige Deck 4

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
USD$ 7,450pp
USD$ 7,450pp

Prestige Deck 5

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
USD$ 7,798pp
USD$ 7,798pp

Prestige Deck 6

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
USD$ 8,153pp
USD$ 8,153pp

Deluxe Suite

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Deluxe Suite with balcony and 24hr room service
USD$ 11,195pp
USD$ 11,195pp

Prestige Suite Deck 5

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
USD$ 15,041pp
USD$ 15,041pp

Prestige Suite Deck 6

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
USD$ 15,758pp
USD$ 15,758pp

Owner's Suite

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Opulant suite with panoramic ocean views
USD$ 18,049pp
USD$ 18,049pp