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Cape Horn

Discover the southernmost headland of Tierra del Fuego archipelago and the unique national park

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The passage around Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America, a historical trade route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. So many sailors, explorers and travelers have struggled rough Antarctic seas to overcome this journey—it seems almost symbolic to complete it for any adventurer.

Cape Horn in Patagonia - Best Season
Best time for Cape Horn in Patagonia

The Cape Horn National Park covers 63,000 ha of land, including the Wellington Islands and the smaller Hermite islands. It has lots of unique flora and fauna, different from the rest of Terra del Fuego because of its lower location. The landscapes are lush and covered in green and blue. It's surely like no other place on Earth.

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Its ecosystem is home to marine mammals and seabirds as well as unique kelp forest. South American sea lions in huge numbers inhabit the waters of the Bárbara Channel, connecting the Strait of Magellan to the Pacific Ocean.

From a boat sailing in Beagle channel, looking at an island between Chile and Argentia
From a boat sailing in Beagle channel, looking at an island between Chile and Argentia

There are two ways to get closer to the Cape Horn—either by a cruise boat or by air. The flights are operated by a helicopter or Twin-Otter aircraft depending on the size of the group. Most tour operators offer their Cape Horn tours between October and March, weather permitting. Contact the service providers directly for detailed itineraries and exact tour dates.

Cape Horn cruise from Ushuaia
Cape Horn cruise from Ushuaia
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