Has it been 20 years already since a group of pioneering travelers set out to reveal the remote regions of South America to the world? Yes, it has – and the adventure travel outfit born of that effort is still creating exceptional opportunities to experience the breathtaking beauty and cultural wonders those regions hold. To that end, explora recently partnered with the expedition cruise operator Cruceros Australis to fashion a unique adventure through the unspoiled wonders of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Island.
Brought together by a shared passion for remote and in-depth exploration, explora and Cruceros Australis are offering a 9-day journey through the remarkably beautiful yet intriguingly inhospitable region of Patagonia that stretches across the southernmost tips of Chile and Argentina.
The journey spends days exploring the peaks, glaciers, lakes, and rich flora and fauna of Chile’s famed Torres del Paine National Park before arriving in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in Argentina, in Tierra del Fuego. From there, travelers board a Cruceros Australis cruise vessel and head off to explore mythical Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the Americas. Along the way they’ll discover Wulaia and Ainsworth bays; Tucker Islets; the stunning glaciers of Alberto de Agostini National Park; and Magdalena Island in the Strait of Magellan, a refuge for a large colony of Magellanic penguins that is as impressive as it sounds. For those preferring to spend their first days at sea, the adventure can be done the other way around.
Commenting on the new partnership, explora CEO Jesús Parrilla noted: “Over the years we have heard requests from a significant number of travelers, tour operators and travel agencies that explora and Cruceros Australis should combine their operational excellence to offer the unique landscape of Patagonia and surrounding sea as one extraordinary travel experience. Our goal is to unify itineraries to create travel packages that enable travelers to get the most from their trip on land and at sea. We anticipate a productive partnership and many more adventures to come.”
For more information on the transforming adventure in Patagonia from explora and Cruceros Australis, please visit this page, or please contact explora in the U.S. at 866-750-6699 or visit www.explora.com.