explora and Cruceros Australis partner
to show the best of Patagonia

Nine-day trips through the southernmost reaches of the planet

Santiago, Chile: July 15, 2013 - Travelers thirsty for adventure in the Southern hemisphere can now explore unspoiled Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Island on nine-day trips with explora and Cruceros Australis. This newly-minted partnership between two expedition travel experts brings together explora with 20 years’ experience in one of the remotest places on earth, and Cruceros Australis, sailing the waters of the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel for 15 years.

The expeditions start in Chile, exploring the peaks, glaciers, lakes and rich flora and fauna of Torres del Paine National Park, by foot or on horseback. Travelers continue to Ushuaia, Argentina's southernmost city, located in Tierra del Fuego. This becomes the starting point for an unforgettable journey through the mythical Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the Americas, Wulaia and Ainsworth Bays, Tucker Islets and the Alberto de Agostini National Park, home to stunning glaciers. The expedition also visits Magdalena Island, a refuge for a large colony of Magellanic penguins, located in the Strait of Magellan.

explora’s CEO, Jesús Parrilla commented on the partnership: "Over the years we have realized that a significant number of travelers visiting South America as well as tour operators and travel agencies, saw explora and Cruceros Australis as a perfect combination, offering unique landscape, operational excellence and extraordinary travel experience."

Parrilla adds; “Our goal here has been to unify itineraries and create packages that help travelers maximize their trip to the region.” For those who prefer to start the trip by sea, the itinerary also runs in reverse.

Both explora and Cruceros Australis are expedition travel leaders, consistently delivering memorable experiences to their travelers. Two central concepts that bring these two companies together are a passion for the remote and a desire for in-depth exploration of the surroundings. Comparable reputations and similar philosophies made a partnership an easy next step. The incredible nine-day programs will allow in-depth traveling through the beautiful and inhospitable Chilean-Argentinean Patagonia.
For further information on this life changing adventure by land and sea, dates and rates, please visit: http://www.australis.com/explora/patagonia-por-mar-y-tierra-en.html or call +562 2395 2800.

About explora
explora offers its guests a new way of travelling, where three luxury lodges serve as gateways to explore some of the most remote areas in South America: the desert of Atacama, the southernmost tip of the continent at Patagonia, and Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island), in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. For the more adventurous travellers, explora offers multi-day nomadic journeys, known as Travesías . Accompanied by an expert guide, personal chef and only a handful of other travellers, Travesías take guests through little-known, remote areas of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, to discover remarkable natural beauty.

explora Manifesto
Leave home, enjoy the journey, pack light, go far, forget the time, walk, deviate from the route, go outside when it rains, ask questions, try new flavours, don't stop, stop, talk with people, listen to stories about the place, protect nature.
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