DAY 1: BAHIA TRANQUILA PORT / BAHIA ALEMANA
In the late afternoon, a driver of our team picks you up at your hotel in El Calafate and takes you to embark at Bahía Tranquila port.
El Calafate is a small city of 17.000 inhabitants 320 km at the North-west of Río Gallegos, at the heart of the Patagonian Pampa. Isolated, on the shores of Argentino Lake , it is the only one with the structure to host visitors and excursions to the glaciers. It is part of the country’s air network thanks to an airport situated 15 minutes from the center.
At 19h30 you board the Santa Cruz. After a welcome drink, the crew will be introduced to you and you will take possession of your cabin. You start sailing on Lago Argentino , the biggest lake in Patagonia, with a surface of 1.466 km². You will be able to see drifted icebergs, sculpted by water, and with all the blue and grey hues of Light.
Around 20h, you reach Bahía Alemana, near Peninsula Avellaneda, a magnificently wooded land.
Dinner : on board.
Accommodation : at Bahia Alemana.