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Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and Australis cruise, including Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno glacier

Southern Argentina and Chile, Cape Horn, Patagonia

13 Days – 12 nights

full recomended!

An incredible combination of attractions in Southern Patagonia, including an amazing cruise on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as far as the Cape Horn and including to unique world sights: Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier.


  • Love the charm and excitement of Buenos Aires, one of the most glamorous and fascinating cities in the world.
  • Feel Tango, its passion, its beauty, its art and tradition.
  • Merge with nature in its most pure form at the southern edge of the planet.
  • Spend three nights full of emotion at the Australis Cruise navigating the Southern sea.
  • Enjoy the unforgettable experience in the “uttermost end of the earth”.
  • Follow the beauty of the wildest landscapes across borders and into Chile, only to be amazed by more and more stunning beauty as you progressively access the Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Return to Argentina only to have the power of the Glaciers take your breath away with their magnificence and natural beauty.

Operates:  September to April

Places and attractions to visit: Buenos Aires, Tango night, Ushuaia, Australis Cruise, Cape Horn, Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno glacier. 

Regions: Southern Argentina and Chile, Cape Horn, Patagonia.


Day 1: BUENOS AIRES. Sightseeing tour
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES. Day at leisure. Dinner and Tango Show
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES - USHUAIA. Day at leisure
Day 4: USHUAIA - AUSTRALIS CRUISE. Morning at leisure
Day 5: AUSTRALIS CRUISE. Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay
Day 6: AUSTRALIS CRUISE. De Agostini Sound and Águila Glacier
DAY 8: PUERTO NATALES. Torres del Paine National Park
DAY 9: PUERTO NATALES – EL CALAFATE. Bus to El Calafate in Argentina
Day 10: EL CALAFATE. World Heritage Site of Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 11: EL CALAFATE. Day at leisure
Day 13: BUENOS AIRES. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or continue with extensions
Our itineraries are suggestions based in our knowledge and experience and were prepared in order to get the maximum enjoyment and use of the time. However it can be customized, as much or as little as you want to suit your own specific requirements.

Itineraty Details

A package with an incredible combination of attractions in Southern Patagonia, including a cruise to reach the Cape Horn. Visiting also Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier.


Arrive to Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, cosmopolitan and elegant capital of Argentina, with a population of 12 million inhabitants, it is usually mentioned as the Paris of South America.

Transfer to the hotel and Buenos Aires sightseeing tour.
A different and original approach to discover the city’s most beautiful places, bars and avenues, to live its cultural life and to see its rich history come alive. A tour covering the outstanding points of interest: '9 de Julio´ Avenue, Colón Theatre (Opera House), San Telmo neighborhood, birthplace of the city, May Square, historical and political centre, La Boca district, famous for 'Caminito' street, May Avenue, Recoleta district, known for its Cemetery and Palermo, wide and beautiful park located in the heart of one of the most elegant areas in the city.
Overnight at the selected hotel.


Day at leisure.

Optional suggested: Full day Gaucho Party tour in the country side or half day Tigre & Paraná delta.

In the evening, Dinner and Tango show:
Buenos Aires is the birthplace of Tango, born in the brothels of the city, just before the beginning of the 1880s. Tango is not only a dance but also an obsession. Erotic and passionate, haunting and melancholic, it involves not only the body but also the soul. Tango has captured the popular imagination for over one hundred years to become no less than an international cult.
A 3 course dinner with selected Argentine wines and an excellent beef while enjoying, an impressive musical show where the main character is Tango.


Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Ushuaia.
At the very end of the world and at the Southern end of Patagonia lies its last remaining wilderness, the island of Tierra del Fuego. Below the mighty Darwin Range, the city of Ushuaia looks out over the green Beagle Channel.
Arrival and transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight.
Day at leisure.

Optional suggested: Sea lions and Cormorant’s Island


Morning at leisure.

Optional suggested: Half day tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park
In the afternoon, embark the Expedition Cruise Ship “Stella Australis” from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas through Cape Horn.
The unique experience of sailing to the mythical Cape Horn through legendary waterways on board a comfortable expedition cruise will remain a lifetime memory.
With daily shore excursion you will explore hauntingly beautiful glaciers and landscapes of untamed wilderness. Travel with us to one of the most unexplored places on earth. Overnight on board. Full board.


Cape Horn:
Discovered in 1616 by a Dutch maritime expedition -- and named after the town of Hoorn in West Friesland -- Cape Horn is a high rocky promontory overlooking the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage. For many years it was the only navigation route between the Pacific and Atlantic, and was often referred to as the "End of the Earth." The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.

Wulaia Bay.
One of the few places in the archipelago where the human history is just as compelling as the natural environment. The bay was described by Charles Darwin and sketched by Captain Fitz Roy in the 1830s during their voyages on the HMS Beagle.
Overnight on board.Full board.


De Agostini Sound and Águila Glacier
Overnight on boards. Full board.


Magdalena Island (*), the home of an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic Penguins that we can watch during our walk to a lighthouse, which guides ships on their way through the Strait of Magellan. The island’s penguins migrate in April; as a replacement we visit Marta Island, to observe a sea lion colony. After our visit, we sail to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m- Punta Arenas

(*) In September and April this excursion is replaced with Marta Island)

Arrive in Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m.
Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight.


Full day Torres del Paine National Park:
The park is surrounded by huge, craggy mountains, including the famous Cuernos del Paine (Paine Horn). You will admire breathtaking views of monumental peaks towering over turquoise lakes and rocky moraines. Inside the Park, you will know the famous Nordenskjöl lookout point with panoramic views of the mountain range and the Paine massif. You’ll feel as if you arrived to another world, surrounded by pristine landscapes. Later on, a walk of 400 meters is necessary to get close to Salto Grande a mighty waterfall. Finally the last part of our trip brings us to Grey Glacier and Grey Lake where you can appreciate a few small icebergs at the back the great Grey glacier. On that tour you will visit the Natural Monument "Mylodon Cave", a huge 200 meters deep cavern where remains of prehistoric animals have been found.


Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to El Calafate in Argentina.
El Calafate is located in the Patagonian steppe, on the border of Argentino Lake. It is the hub to visit different parts of Los Glaciares National Park.
Reception and transfer to the selected hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.


Full day tour to the World Heritage Site of Perito Moreno Glacier.
The majesty of nature at its best. Seeing it, almost within touching distance, is one of nature’s most incredible experiences. This wonderful scenic area, Perito Moreno Glacier and Argentino Lake, is one of world's most scenic areas, declared “Universal Heritage” by the UNESCO. In front of the glacier, there is a system of balconies and footbridges that allow you to enjoy walks along different paths and to have really amazing views. Sometimes the deep silence is suddenly interrupted by the tremendous noise of huge pieces of ice that crack from the glacier and fall into the lake to float on the Canal de los Témpanos (Icebergs Channel).
Lunch box included.


Day at leisure.

Optional: Full day sailing to thebarrier of ice floes and other glaciers.


Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires.
Overnight at the selected hotel.


Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or continue with extensions.


Our itineraries are suggestions based in our knowledge and experience and were prepared in order to get the maximum enjoyment and use of the time. However it can be customized, as much or as little as you want to suit your own specific requirements.


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Important note:

Please take into account that the VAT tax 21%. According to tax regulations in regards to foreign visitors, is not included on the accommodation portion of your quote.
To skip the payment of the VAT tax, we need a copy of your passport before arriving to our country.

AIR TICKET: Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires / Ushuaia // Calafate / Buenos Aires
Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (*Estimate fare subject to reconfirmation upon issuing tickets.).
Covitour can offer special rates on flights for this itinerary.

Included in the cost
  • Seat-in basis services with local English/Spanish speaking guide.
  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Dinner and Tango Show
  • 3 nights cruise full board from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas through Cape Horn. Cabin AA
  • Full day excursion to Torres del Paine
  • Regular bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
  • Perito Moreno Glacier tour
  • All Transfers mentioned, to and from airports.
  • Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in the mentioned or similar hotels within the selected category with daily breakfast: 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 1 in Ushuaia, 3 in El Calafate, 2 in Puerto Natales.
  • VAT and local taxes.
Not Included in the cost
  • National Park Entrance Fees.
  • International or Domestic Flights.
  • Insurance (Covitour offers Travel insurance with special rates for this trip. Please just let us know if you are interested).
  • Tips to local guides and drivers.
  • Porterage and tips at hotels.
  • Extra expenses at hotel or personal items.
  • Optional excursions.

Particular conditions
All of the excursions described in the itineraries can normally be carried out. Notwithstanding the above, Covitour Incoming & Corporate and reserve the right, for technical or operative reasons, to reschedule, shorten, or alter all or part of the itineraries and/or excursions without prior notice, in order to safeguard the wellbeing and safety of passengers, preserve the environment, or due to any extraordinary circumstances, acts of God or force majeure. For the same reasons, the hours of departure or arrival of the excursions may be subject to change.

Optional Tours

Buenos Aires: Full day Gaucho Party

Tour in the country side. Arrive to an “Estancia” (Ranch) for a “Gaucho” (cowboy) experience. Barbecue, wine, popular singing and dancing show, will give visitors an idea about the Gaucho daily life, horse races, etc.

Buenos Aires: Full day in Uruguay. Colonia del Sacramento

This is an amazing one-day tour to “Colonia”, a real Spanish and Portuguese colonial style city that has been declared World Heritage site at a standstill in the XVIII century, just at the other side of the Rio de la Plata river, in the República Oriental del Uruguay.
You will sail a very comfortable speed ferry boat along the widest river on Earth and will walking along a small town used in old times to prevent enemies from attacking Buenos Aires. A walking city tour and a typical lunch are included (without beverages).

Buenos Aires: Half day Tigre & Paraná delta.

It may be hard to believe that a few minutes away from the chaos of the city, Nature and silence seem to have defeated the piles of concrete and the frenzy of urban life. This visit to Tigre, the gateway to the astonishing Paraná River Delta, will allow us toboard a catamaran boat to discover thousands of islands and islets crisscrossed by rivers and brooks.

Ushuaia: Half day Tierra del Fuego National Park

The National Park, is a reserved area to protect the Subantartic Forest and its native flora and fauna. From this spot we will be able to take a glimpse of both Redonda and Estorbo Islands. Through a path surrounded by Lenga forests and peats, we will reach Lake Roca, a glacier lake framed by mountains and forests. Finally we reach Lapataia Bay, where we will find traces of the ancient native settlers that used to live in the region. We will have some time to walk through the footbridge, from which we will be able to take photographs and enjoy the feeling of being at the end of the world.

Ushuaia: Sea lions and Cormorant’s Island

Navigation through the mythical Beagle Channel. From the ship, we will be able to enjoy wonderful scenery: the sight of sea lions specimens, the Bird Island, habitat of the Magaellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants, and also a privileged area to spot specimens of the marine fauna. Then we sail towards the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse.

Calafate: Full day navigation to the barrier of ice floes and other glaciers.

Sail among icebergs on a clear water lake. Early morning departure to Punta Bandera where the northern and southern arms of the Argentine Lake join.The tour goes through the Spegazzini and the Upsala glaciers, entering the bays that they form and also includes sailing in the cord of icebergs located about 20 km from the Upsala glacier.

Calafate: Full day navigation to Cristina Ranch and the barrier of ice floes.

The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, Upsala glacier and Argentino Lake leads us to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, with culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the explorers of past century.Navigation through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then visit Estancia Cristina is an interesting combination of nature, adventure, history, and pleasure. This full day program offers alternatives such as those who prefer a quiet day of touring and history as well as those who look forward to activities with adventure like trekking and riding a four wheel drive.

Calafate: Nautical Safari navigation

During FD Perito Moreno Glacier: This navigation, gives you the possibility of watching from a totally different perspective the impressive walls of Perito Moreno Glacier and its constant falling walls of ice over the waters of Lake Rico.

Calafate: Minitrekking at Perito Moreno glacier

A short sailing by the south wall of the glacier, after begins heading towards the glacier where, after reaching the ice, people need to put on iron crampons to walk on this surface.
After that a moderate hike on the glacier (you will walk on an irregular ice surface, but firm and safe) to appreciate cracks, seracs, sinks and small lakes. Finally will be possible to enjoy a short tour in the runways.


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