Since launching in 1993, explora has opened the remotest parts of South America to the world. Through constant innovation and as part of their quest to bring the very best of the region to visitors, explora Patagonia has now partnered with Cruceros Australis, a fellow pioneer in the area, to offer extraordinary nine-day trips across the southernmost corners of the planet.
A passion for the remote and in-depth exploration of the region are two values that explora and Cruceros Australis share. Nestled in the shadow of the imposing Paine Massif, explora Patagonia has been a refuge and base for aspirational travellers since its opening; for over 15 years Cruceros Australis has sailed the waters of the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, introducing travellers to the unspoiled lands of Chilean-Argentinean Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
Commenting on the partnership that launches today, explora's CEO, Jesús Parrilla said: "Over the years we have realised that a significant number of travellers visiting South America, as well as tour operators and travel agencies, saw explora and Cruceros Australis as perfect combination offering unique landscape, operational excellence and extraordinary travel experience."
The trips can start from Chile, exploring the peaks, glaciers, lakes and rich flora and fauna of Torres del Paine National Park. They then continue onto Ushuaia, Argentina's southernmost city on Tierra del Fuego and starting point for an unforgettable journey by sea through mythical Cape Horn. Boats then lead passengers onto Wulaia and Ainsworth bays, Tucker Islets, the Alberto de Agostini National Park, home to stunning glaciers, and Magdalena Island located in the Strait of Magellan, home to large colonies of Magellanic penguins. For those who prefer to start the trip by sea, it can also be done in reverse. Parrilla adds; "Our goal here has been to unify itineraries and help travellers maximise their time in the region."
For further information on this once in a lifetime adventure by land and sea, dates and rates, please visit: www.australis.com/explora/patagonia-por-mar-y-tierra-en.html or call +562 2395 2800.