SCHEDULE & COST:
- March 19 - April 01, 2023 - Bazileus expedition motor sailing yach
: 15 days / 14 nightsNumber of participants
: 9Cost per person (based on TWIN accommodation)
: 4500 euros
Estimated cost of the flight to Ushuaia: EUR 1 000 - 1 300.
TRAVEL PROGRAM**: Tour Tierra del Fuego
Day 0. March 18, 2023. Departure to Ushuaia.
Recommended flight arriving in Ushuaia no later than 9:00 am on March 18.
Accommodation: no Day 1. March 19, 2023. Ushuaia. Departure to sea
Meeting at the airport in Ushuaia (Argentina). We are on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, at the southernmost part of South America. We'll get accommodated on board, finish all the formal border procedures and at the end of the day we'll go to a Chilean city named Puerto Williams. Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: in cabins on the yacht Day 2. March 20, 2023. Puerto Williams. The southernmost city on the planet
Upon arrival in Chile, we go through all border formalities - already on the Chilean side. We spend the rest of the day walking around the city, which is located on the banks of the Beagle Channel, surrounded by a beautiful mountain range, and in the evening we move on. The next 12 days we will explore the colorful country of Chile.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: in cabins on the yacht Day 3 – 13. March 21 - March 31, 2023. Cape Horn and Chilean Patagonia
Cape Horn - the extreme point of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago - is located on Horn Island in the Southern Ocean on the shores of the Drake Passage separating South America and Antarctica. This place is surrounded with legends. To bypass Cape Horn successfully meant for sailors recognition of expertise and respect of colleagues. There even was a special tradition in the past.
After the first passage past Cape Horn, the sailors had the right to wear a copper earring in their left ear, after the second - a silver one, after the third - a gold one. The thing is that the wind here constantly makes round-the-world way, flying around the planet without encountering any obstacles, and then a narrow strait appears on its way here. As a result, there are constantly storms and fogs, and the sun very rarely appears near Cape Horn. It is not without reason that it is called "Sea Everest".
This legendary place, recognized as a natural heritage of mankind, was transferred under the protection of UNESCO in 2005. There are two ways to get to Cape Horn, western and eastern ones. The decision on which one to choose will be made on the spot, depending on the weather.
It is imposibble to predict in advance what day and where we will be, but one thing we can say for sure - we chose the most beautiful places in this region for our route. Views of almost untouched nature, Alberto de Agostini National Park, snowy mountain peaks, glaciers, quiet bays, waterfalls, rivers full of mussels - all this beauty awaits you over the next 12 days.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: in cabins on the yacht Day 14. April 1, 2023. Capital of Chilean Patagonia. Departure home*.
At the end of the journey, we arrive at the final point of the route - the city of Punta Arenas, located on the shores of the Strait of Magellan. There is an international airport here. Our expedition is over.
Accommodation: no * Please do not purchase tickets without our confirmation.
** Our trip is expeditionary. The route can be adjusted depending on weather conditions and other unforeseen situations.
The air temperature ranges from 0 to + 10 C. On the water and with the wind, the air temperature is felt much lower than it actually is.
The weather will be very changeable. Strong winds, occasional rain and high waves are expected.