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SEA EXPEDITION
TO CHILEAN FJORDS
USHUAIA — PUERTO WILLIAMS — CAPE HORN — PUNTA ARENAS


27 February — 12 March 2022
Duration: 14 days
Group: 9 people
Pristine wilderness of Chilean Patagonia under the sails of polar yacht RUSARC AURORA.

Meeting at the Tierra del Fuego.

Going to the southernmost city on the planet and to the most mysterious Cape Horn.
Program of the expedition
to Chilean Fjords
Day 1. Ushuaia. Welcome to the End of the World!
We'll meet 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.
Day 2. Preparing documents in Chile
After we are done with border procedures in Chile we'll spend the rest of the day walking around a city located on the Beagle Channel, next to a stunning mountain range. In the evening we'll continue our way to explore Chilean Patagonia in the upcoming 12 days.
Days 3–13. Cape Horn and Chilean Patagonia
Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago; it is located on the Hornos Island in the Southern Ocean on the shore of the Drake Passage separating South America from the Antarctic. This place is steeped in legends. For ancient sailors going smoothly around Cape Horn meant acknowledgement of your skill and respect from your colleagues. They even used to have a special tradition. After the first passage around Cape Horn sailors had the right to wear a copper earring, after the second — a silver one, after the third — a golden one. The thing is that the wind here is doing the round-the-world voyage all the time, flying around the planet without any obstacles — and suddenly there is a narrow strait on its way. As a result, Cape Horn's location is notorious for constant storms, heavy fog and very little sunlight — that is the reason they call it sailors' Everest. In 2005 this legendary place, recognized as a natural world heritage, acquired UNESCO protection.

There are two ways to get to Cape Horn — a western and an eastern one. We'll choose one on the spot, depending on the weather. We can not predict where exactly we will find ourselves on each day, but we can assure you that we have chosen the most beautiful spots of the region for this route. You will see pristine nature, Alberto de Agostini National Park, snowy mountain peaks, glaciers, quiet bays, waterfalls, rivers full of mussels — all this beauty will be there for you during these 12 days.
Day 14. Punta Arenas, the capital of Chilean Patagonia
At the end of the trip we'll arrive at our destination — a city of Punta Arenas, located on the Strait of Magellan. Here you can find an international airport. That is the end of our expedition.
Local landscapes do not resemble anything else — they look like Norwegian fjords covered with Saigon jungles. Mountain rivers give birth to many waterfalls, wild falcons approach the boat looking for some fish that you have just caught. Quite often you can see whales.
We'll make camps in picturesque bays, we'll hear the centuries old ice cracking. If we are lucky, we'll meet local fishermen hiding from storms in cozy gulfs and get a chance to buy freshly caught crabs. These places prompt many thoughts, because you are surrounded only by the sky-high mountains and wild forests.

Join us.

RUSARC AURORA Yacht
This is a steel motorsailer, ready for the toughest high latitude expeditions.
1 - Crew cabin
3 - Galley
4 - Saloon
5 - Drying closet
6 - Master cabin
7 - Triple cabin
2,8,9 - Double cabins
10,11 - Heads
1 - Crew cabin
3 - Galley
4 - Saloon
5 - Drying closet
6 - Master cabin
7 - Triple cabin
2,8,9 - Double cabins
10,11 - Heads
Getting Ready

Average difficulty level
No age restrictions
Minors must be accompanied by adults

The weather might vary greatly:
The temperature varies from 0ºC to +10ºC. In case of windy weather while being on board you will perceive the air temperature much lower than it actually is. The weather will be changeable. We will have to experience strong wind, rains and high waves.

What you need to take:
- Warm fleece clothes and thermal underwear
- Several pairs of cotton and thermal socks
- Rubber boots with a warm insert for walking on shore
- Footwear to use on board (crocs)
- Windbreaker jacket, waterproof pants and clothing
- Gloves (better 2 pairs)
- Hat (better 2 hats)
- Sunglasses (with cord — not to let them get flown away by the wind)
- Personal hygiene products, a towel
- Face cream, hand cream, sun protection
- Waterproof cases for photo cameras and other equipment
- Personal medical kit with individual medicine
- Thermos for hot tea

(!) Everything should be packed in soft bags and backpacks
Average difficulty level
No age restrictions
Minors must be accompanied by adults

The weather might vary greatly:
The temperature varies from 0ºC to +10ºC. In case of windy weather while being on board you will perceive the air temperature much lower than it actually is. The weather will be changeable. We will have to experience strong wind, rains and high waves.

What you need to take:
- Warm fleece clothes and thermal underwear
- Several pairs of cotton and thermal socks
- Rubber boots with a warm insert for walking on shore
- Footwear to use on board (crocs)
- Windbreaker jacket, waterproof pants and clothing
- Gloves (better 2 pairs)
- Hat (better 2 hats)
- Sunglasses (with cord — not to let them get flown away by the wind)
- Personal hygiene products, a towel
- Face cream, hand cream, sun protection
- Waterproof cases for photo cameras and other equipment
- Personal medical kit with individual medicine
- Thermos for hot tea

(!) Everything should be packed in soft bags and backpacks

Price
€4,500
That includes:
· All transfers along the route
· Accommodation
· Three meals per day
· Excursions
· Fuel duty

That DOES NOT include:
· Tickets to Ushuaia from your location and back from Punta Arenas to your location
· Personal medical insurance
· Souvenirs, other pocket expenses
· Satellite connection

BOOK YOUR PLACE
CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PARTICIPATION
The deadline to confirm your participation and pay for the expedition is January 31, 2022.
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