Patagonian Adventure with Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn

25 Days
El Calafate to Buenos Aires
From (GBP)
£ 14,245
Dates & Pricing

2020 El Calafate > Buenos Aires

Tour Map
Tour Code:
DSP6
Duration:
25 days
Departure City:
El Calafate
Return City:
Buenos Aires

25 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Buenos Aires

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

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aries, Argentina

    Welcome to Buenos Aires, stay overnight in a luxurious hotel.

  3. Day 3 - Buenos Aires > El Calafate, Argentina

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate. Welcome to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina Patagonia. Meet your Tour Director and enjoy a relaxing three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - El Calafate

    Established in 1937 as a national park, 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 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.

    Join your Tour Director for a delicious welcome dinner this evening

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - El Calafate > Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

    Drive to Patagonia and reach your luxurious retreat, set in the heart of the park on the shores of Lake Pehoé, 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 included excursions each day, complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Patagonian specialities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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.

    Each evening, relax in the lounge and take in the magnificent views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Explore Torres del Paine National Park and enjoy a range of small group activities to choose from.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Explore Torres del Paine National Park and enjoy a range of small group activities to choose from.
    Join your Tour Director on your final evening for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - Santiago > Valparaíso, Chile

    Say farewell as you transfer to the World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso with its long and colourful history dating back to the conquistadors. This vibrant city is rich in theatre, music, performance and street art and exquisite Victorian architecture. Most streets, staircases, alleyways and buildings are brightly painted.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - Inner Fjords

    Explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Inner Fjords

    Explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Inner Fjords

    Explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - Chilean Fjords

    A day of cruising.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Disembark after breakfast for your flight back to Buenos Aires and have an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Buenos Aires > UK

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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