Antarctica in Depth with Patagonian Adventure

Discover the wild splendours of Los Glaciares National Park before venturing into the dramatically beautiful Torres del Paine National Park with its soaring peaks and crystal-clear lakes.

23 Days
Buenos Aires to Santiago
From (GBP)
£ 16,245
Dates & Pricing

2020 Buenos Aires > Santiago

Discover the wild splendours of Los Glaciares National Park before venturing into the dramatically beautiful Torres del Paine National Park with its soaring peaks and crystal-clear lakes.
Experience Antarctica in truly all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse. Then explore Patagonia where there is so much to see and do in this haven for outdoor activities. A unique combination to explore the very best of this fascinating part of the world.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
DSP1
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Santiago

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Buenos Aires

    Fly from the UK overnight to Buenos Aires. Regional airports available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires

    Welcome to Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina. You’ll be transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.

  3. Day 3 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Fly from Buenos Aires to ‘the southernmost city in the world’, Ushuaia, where your crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your beautifully appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast to the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception, hosted by the captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel, admiring the dramatic views of the Andes of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18–20 hours of daylight.

    Discovery

    You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.

    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs and there may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ushuaia > El Calafate

    Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentine Patagonia. Meet your Tour Director and enjoy a relaxing three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - El Calafate

    Established in 1937 as a national park and extending over 4,459 square kilometres, the World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park is sure to be a highlight. Cruise close to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose face rises an average of 74 metres above the surface of the water. Then take a guided walk along the boardwalk for views across to the top of the impressive 250 square kilometre glacier.

    Sundowners

    Toast your day in this natural wonderland framed by the spectacular backdrop of Perito Moreno glacier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  16. Day 16 - El Calafate

    Discover the traditional way of life on an estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside, surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and lakes of great natural beauty. This evening is at leisure to wander into town and experience one of the many quaint restaurants and cafés.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  17. Day 17 - El Calafate > Torres del Paine National Park

    Fly to Patagonia and reach your luxurious retreat, explora Patagonia, set in the heart of the park on the shores of Lake Pehoe and provides the perfect base for a four night Special Stay. Settle into your tastefully appointed room, with sweeping views across the lake to the Paine Massif and enjoy a range of excursions each day, complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Patagonian specialities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Your exciting adventure into one of the most spectacular national parks in the world begins. Boasting glaciers, waterways, the peaks of the Paine Massif and a range of wildlife including the elusive puma, your days exploring will be a memory to treasure.

    Freechoice

    Over the next three days, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace, all escorted by expert expedition guides.

    Each evening relax in the lounge with its magnificent views over the lake across to the mountains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Enjoy small group activities escorted by expert expedition guides.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Continue exploring the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park. Join your Tour Director this evening for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Torres del Paine National Park > Santiago

    Savour the last views of the massifs of Torres del Paine before flying to the quirky Chilean capital of Santiago for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Santiago > UK

    Say farewell as you transfer to Santiago airport for your overnight flight, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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