Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn & Antarctica in Depth

28 Days
Santiago to Buenos Aires
From (GBP)
£ 20,090
£ 18,456
Dates & Pricing

2020 Santiago > Buenos Aires

Tour Map
Tour Code:
D62S
Duration:
28 days
Departure City:
Santiago
Return City:
Buenos Aires

28 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Santiago

    Fly from the UK overnight to Santiago.

  2. Day 2 - Santiago

    Stay overnight in a luxurious hotel.

  3. Day 3 - Santiago > Valparaiso, Chile

    The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaiso welcomes us with its long and colourful history dating back to the conquistadors.  This vibrant city is rich in theatre, music, performance and street art – most streets, staircases, alleyways and buildings are brightly painted – and exquisite Victorian architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities including a class in Scenic Epicure, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Puerto Montt

    At the very end of the Pan American highway is Puerto Montt, which is the starting point for a fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills and the enchantment of Southern Chile. Puerto Montt is the perfect starting point to explore the German cities of Frutillar and Puerto Varas.

    Freechoice

    Visit Puerto Varas and Frutillar and see the beauty of these towns set in the middle of lakes and mountains. Alternatively, explore Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls, or choose to visit the Felmer Museum and Frutillar and learn about the German colonisation of this area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Castro

    Visit Castro, where colourful wooden stilt houses line the waterfront and the Chilote culture is seen throughout the World Heritage-listed churches and architecture.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore Castro and two of the World Heritage-listed chapels or discover the village of Dalcahue and the island of Quinchao. Alternatively, see the farmlands and countryside on horseback.

    Discovery

    Travel to the Chiloé National Park and stroll the Tepual pathway through a forest of tepu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Inner Fjords

    Journey to one of the most spectacular locations in Southern Chile. Board a local catamaran and cruise into the Laguna San Rafael via a narrow opening revealing fantastic views of ice and the San Valentin Glacier. As a dramatic backdrop, the San Valentin Mountain rises from this massive ice field which is part of the Laguna San Rafael National Park.
    Visit a coastal village, located between the mouth of the Baker River, the largest river in Chile, and a small embayment of the Baker Channel. The surrounding geography is rugged, formed by a number of islands, fjords, channels and estuaries. Cruise the Angostura Ingles (English Narrows) at the foot of the massive Darwin Cordillera mountain range, the majestic scenery and wildlife of the inner passages of the Chilean Channels is an assault on the senses. Watch from the Sun Terrace, the Observation Terrace or your private verandah as the Captain and local Chilean Pilot expertly manoeuvre Scenic Eclipse through the islands and channel markers of the English Narrows.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Inner Fjords

    Explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Inner Fjords

    Explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Inner Fjords

    Explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Punta Arenas

    Not far from Patagonia, the city is located in the extreme south of Chile with a port and sheep-breeding history, the gateway into Antarctica will captivate you with its clean air and sophisticated European architecture.

    Freechoice

    Join a local guide for a walking tour of Punta Arenas, or visit the Magellan Strait Park and Fort Bulnes and learn the history of this area. Choose to step back in time with a visit to the Nao Victoria’s full-size replica of the Magellan’s ship at Salesian Museum or visit an estancia and discover a new way of life.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Chilean Fjords

    Enjoy days of cruising as you traverse the Agostini and Garibaldi Fjords. Glaciers abound with the Monte Buckland mountain range as the backdrop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Chilean Fjords

    A day of cruising.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Cape Horn

    The point where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet, Cape Horn is steeped in maritime history and is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and the southernmost tip of Chile. Weather permitting, our landing on Cape Horn will show the true skill of our Captain, crew and the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Ushuaia, Argentina

    Explore this unique town, the southernmost in the world. Set sail this evening and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - 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. Your 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

    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 and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    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. 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

  19. Day 19 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - At Sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Share memories of your experiences with new-found friends. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - At Sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Relax as we cruise along the Beagle Channel in the early morning. We disembark after breakfast for our flight back to Buenos Aires and have an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Buenos Aires

    Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  28. Day 28 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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