Darwin’s Route: Cruising through Patagonia

Exploring Legendary Cape Horn and the Chilean Fjords aboard the Ventus Australis or Stella Australis

Arrival & Departure Information

Please review the following information before confirming your flight arrangements to Buenos Aires/Ushuaia. Many travelers like to begin their journey by spending a few days in Buenos Aires to get over jet lag and also to allow for any possible weather delays en route. Note that cruises are not like other trips—if you arrive late, you miss the sailing and you can’t catch up.

It is always an overnight flight to reach Buenos Aires from the US, so you will have to book your flights to depart the US a day prior to the start of the trip. Buenos Aires has two airports; please book your flights to EZE, Buenos Aires’ international airport.

Please do not purchase your tickets until you are confirmed on the trip. Once your tickets have been purchased, please send us a copy of your airline schedule so we can reserve your airport transfers. It is your responsibility to ensure your flight times coordinate with the arrival and departure logistics for this trip.

Fall 2020-Spring 2021
Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Arrival & Meeting Place
Ushuaia, Argentina
Date: Day 1
Time: by 1:00 pm

Suggested Airport for Arrival
Ushuaia (USH) via Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE/AEP)

If you are connecting in Buenos Aires to a flight to Ushuaia, you should allow at least four hours connection time, as a transfer between the international airport (EZE) and the domestic airport (AEP) can take up to two hours.

Check-in at downtown Ushuaia between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on Day 1.  Board at 6:00pm.
Departure
Ushuaia, Argentina
Date: Day 9
Suggested departure time: After 11:00 am

Suggested Airport for Departure
Ushuaia (USH) to Buenos Aires (AEP/EZE)

You will disembark in Ushuaia at about 9:30 am on Day 9. Transfer on own from the ship to the Ushuaia Airport or downtown Ushuaia. Taxis will be available at the dock.

If you need to transfer in Buenos Aires from the domestic (AEP) to the international airport (EZE), allow at least four hours connection time in order to accommodate required customs and security checks. The international airport can be congested and the lines very long, especially in the early evening as most flights to the US depart between 10:00 pm and 12:00 am.
Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas
Arrival & Meeting Place
Punta Arenas, Chile
Date: Day 1
Time: By 1:00pm

Check in at  the Punta Arenas pier between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Day 1. Board at 6:00 pm

Suggested Airport for Arrival
Punta Arenas (PUQ)
Departure
Punta Arenas, Chile
Date: Day 9
Suggested departure time: After 2:00 pm

Suggested Airport for Departure
Punta Arenas (PUQ)

You will disembark in Punta Arenas about 11:30 am on Day 9. Transfer on own from the ship to Punta Arenas Airport or downtown Punta Arenas. Taxis will be available at the dock.