Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Antarctica

A beautiful cruise discovering the Chilean Fjords before exploring the extraordinary Antarctic Peninsula on a 33 day exploration from Callao to Buenos Aires.

33 Days
Lima to Ushuaia
From (GBP)
£ 23,495
Dates & Pricing

2019 Lima > Ushuaia

Extraordinary landscapes

From the monumental glaciers of the Chilean Fjords to the ice-covered wonders of Antarctica, this incredible journey will leave you in awe of Mother Nature. Covering the great southern icefields of Patagonia and Antarctica with days spent exploring and endless opportunities for discovery.
A cruise that covers the great southern ice fields of Patagonia and Antarctica with days spent exploring by Zodiac, kayak and even snow shoeing with a flexible itinerary designed to maximize opportunity for all kinds of exploration even by helicopter or submarine^. (^Helicopter and Submarine excursions are an additional expense)
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D12S
Duration:
33 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Ushuaia

Selected Itinerary

33 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Lima

    Welcome to Lima, the bustling Peruvian capital, where your journey into wonder begins with an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Lima (Callao)

    After breakfast, transfer to the port city of Callao to board Scenic Eclipse and toast to the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Paracas

    Paracas Bay, on the Pacific coastline of Peru is where the desert and the sea come together in spectacular landscapes. The cliffs that frame the beaches are prolific with wildlife including millions of seagulls and cormorants that are year round residents, as well as many migratory birds including guano birds and Humboldt penguins.

    Discovery: Our fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks will take you exploring to the wildlife rich Ballestas Islands, home to sea lion colonies and over 200 species of birds.

    Witness a private performance of entertaining Peruvian musicians as you sample the National drink, the Pisco Sour with the dramatic backdrop of the sun setting across the Pacific Ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort, perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired plunge pools or sooth your muscles and mind in the relaxation lounge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Valparaíso

    The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso welcomes you with its long and colourful history dating back to the Conquistadors. This vibrant city is rich in theatre, music, performance and street art, with most streets, staircases, alleyways and buildings brightly painted.

    Stroll winding cobblestone labyrinths of alleyways and bustling streets and see brightly-coloured houses on the hills with your local guide or travel to the Casablanca Valley and taste some of Chile’s finest vintages.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Relax on board or join an informative and entertaining presentation by your Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Puerto Montt

    At the very end of the Pan American highway is Puerto Montt, the starting point for the fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills and the enchantment of Southern Chile.

    At Frutillar, lying alongside Lake Llanquihue, see the traditional German houses with beautiful gardens filled with fragrant flowers. Alternatively explore Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls or choose to visit Senda Nativa Romahue Reserve where you will meet the passionate owners and their staff and learn about their native wildlife rehabilitation and education programme including the elusive puma.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Chiloé Island

    Isla Grande de Chiloé lying just off the coast of Chile, is South America’s fifth largest island and home to a population of fiercely independent seafarers.

    Discover the World Heritage-listed churches and architecture of Castro.

    Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by kayak or hiking.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Inner Fjords

    Your senses will be overloaded with the majestic scenery and wildlife of the inner passages of the Chilean Channels, lying at the foot of the massive Darwin Cordillera mountain range. Watch from the Sky Terrace, the Observation Terrace or your private verandah as the Captain and local Chilean Pilot expertly manoeuvres Scenic Eclipse through the islands and channel markers of the English Narrows. Discovery: Be awed by the power of the ever-growing Pío XI Glacier as you come close to the glacial face on a Zodiac or kayak. Glaciers abound in this incredible landscape and you will discover the El Brujo and Amalia glaciers and many more highlights in these marvellous days of exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Magdalena Island

    Lying in the Magellan Strait, this small island is a national monument of Chile and a breeding location for many species of birds including the Magellanic Penguin.

    Discovery: Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak will highlight the different species of the island and walking tours led by passionate local guides sharing their insights will be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Chilean Fjords

    Discovery: Explore in kayaks and Zodiacs. Sensory days of cruising await as you traverse the Agostini and Garibaldi Fjords. Glaciers abound with the Monte Buckland mountain range as the backdrop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Chilean Fjords

    Cruise the Chilean Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Cape Horn

    The point where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet, Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and at the southernmost tip of Chile.

    Discovery: Weather permitting, Scenic Discovery excursions to land on Cape Horn will show the true skill of our Captain, Crew and the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Ushuaia

    Explore this unique town, the southernmost in the world.

    Discover the Tierra del Fuego National Park or explore the inland lakes of the peninsula.

    Set sail this evening and cruise through the Beagle Channel, admiring the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - 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

  30. Day 30 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you say your goodbyes to the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  32. Day 32 - Buenos Aires > UK

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  33. Day 33 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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