From Tierra del Fuego to the flamboyant capital of Argentina, via the fabulous archipelago of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), set sail to discover a wild and exceptional nature during a brand-new 15-day PONANT cruise aboard Le Lyrial.
You will begin your voyage in Ushuaia, the mythical embarkation port located at the extreme south of the Andes cordillera.
Le Lyrial will chart a course around the legendary Cape Horn before sailing in the direction of the Isla de los Estados for an unforgettable journey. The island is home to the famous Lighthouse at the end of the world, which gave its name to a novel by Jules Vernes.
You will then reach the archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Discovered by a Spanish expedition at the beginning of the 16th Century, the Falkland Islands will enchant you with their unique panoramas of undulating hillsides and lush green moors. Offering a fascinating panoply of wildlife, the islands have the largest population of black-browed albatrosses in the world. You will have the opportunity to explore New Island, Carcass and Saunders islands and to maybe see the various species of penguin that people Volunteer Point. Fall under the charm of your last port of call, in the islands’ discreet and charming capital, Port Stanley.
Then you will set a course for the North to discover the small city of Camarones in Chubut province, southern Argentina. A veritable nature refuge, there you will discover unique marine animals and will be able to observe sealions, elephant seals and Commerson’s Dolphins.
The last call in your journey will take you to Puerto Madryn, where wildlife reigns supreme. An optional excursion will allow you to visit the Valdes Peninsula, a peninsula listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 thanks to its substantial population of marine mammals, including the threatened Southern Right Whale, Orcas and South American sea lions.
Finally, you will reach vibrant Buenos Aires. The cosmopolitan Argentinean capital is the perfect blend of magnificent architecture with European influences and a joyful Latin American atmosphere.