Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn & Torres del Paine - cruise & land journey

21 Days
Santiago to Santiago
From (EUR)
18,999
Dates & Pricing

2023 Santiago > Santiago

The rugged lands of wonder

Travel to the southern extremes of South America for vastly different scenery. Wild yet serene, Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords offers a kind of peace that makes you wonder if you’ve found paradise.
Patagonia is a truly unique landmass surrounded by a different ocean on each of its three coasts – the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Southern Ocean – and offering some of the most spectacular vistas in the world. Soaring granite mountains, lush forests, distinctive wildlife, magnificent glaciers, cerulean lakes, and the largest ice-fields in the Southern Hemisphere after Antarctica. In El Calafate, get up close to the glorious Perito Moreno Glacier and drink in the spectacular views. 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. On your Eclipse journey, explore the dramatic Chilean coastline, the remote island of Chiloe, home to Humboldt and Magellanic penguin breeding ground, and the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn. Scenic Eclipse will take you deep into this majestic and glacial landscape for an unforgettable expedition.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OLP2
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Santiago
Return City:
Santiago

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Santiago, Chile

    Welcome to Santiago, the quirky Chilean capital of Santiago for an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Santiago >Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

    Fly 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 all the way to the Paine Massif and enjoy a range of included excursions each day, as well as complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Patagonian specialities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Your exciting adventure into one of the most spectacular national parks in the world begins. Boasting shimmering glaciers, turquoise waters, dramatic peaks and a range of wildlife including the elusive puma, you will love spending your days exploring the region.

    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. Join your Tour Director on your final evening for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Torres del Paine National Park:

    Continue to explore Torres del Paine National Park, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Continue to explore Torres del Paine National Park, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - El Calafate

    Drive to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina Patagonia. Enjoy a relaxing three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - El Calafate

    Discover the traditional way of life on an estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside, surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and stunning lakes.

    Join your Tour Director for a delicious farewell dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - El Calafate, Argentina > Ushuaia

    Say farewell as you fly to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - Chilean Fjords

    Witness one of the most impressive glaciers, Seno Pia Glacier and explore the labyrinth of ice crevasses and rivers. Continue to cruise down to Seno Garibaldi, one of a handful of advancing glaciers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Chilean Fjords

    Enjoy a day of cruising as you continue to traverse the Chilean Fjords, through tidewater glaciers and mountain peaks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas is at the southern extreme of Chile and serves as the gateway into Antarctica. The city will captivate you with its clean air and sophisticated European architecture and historical role during the California Gold Rush. Overlooking the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is renowned for kayaking. The Magdalena Island is the breeding ground of Magellanic penguin colonies, while Tierra del Fuego is  home to the Kawesqar and Selk’nam indigenous people.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise through the Inner Fjords. Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a fitness class in one of the well-being spaces or relax in one of the many therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the outstanding dining venues on board or delight in the excellent selection of fine wines created by a Master of Wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Inner Fjords

    Continue cruising through the Inner Fjords. The English Narrows is home to the only settlement inside the Chilean Inside Passage at Puerto Eden, a region with a mountainous terrain and a thriving Magellanic subpolar forest. Located in Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Pio XI Glacier, or Bruggen Glacier as it is also known, is the size of Santiago. It is the only glacier in the world that is growing each day. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Inner Fjords

    Journey to one of the most spectacular locations in Southern Chile. Surrounded by glaciers, rivers, fjords and imposing Mountains Tortel, Chile is in southern Patagonia. With one of the most unique natural environment that ranges from the Katalalixar National Reserve lush wilderness to the ice fields of Southern Patagonia. Be astounded by traditional Chilota architecture and stroll past the many houses built on stilts with a labyrinthine of over water boardwalks tracing the escarpment. This in combination with the rich local Aysen culture has allowed the Chilean government to declare this Tortel a National Heritage city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - At Sea

    Sailing towards Castro, there will be plenty of time to relax and be entranced by the picturesque scenery you’ll encounter on your way. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Castro, Isla Chiloé

    Visit Castro, located on the island of Chiloe.  Be charmed by its natural beauty, flanked by a fjord on the east and home to Chiloe National Park where an abundance of wildlife species thrive on the west coast. Catch a glimpse of the Chiloe Island Penguin Colony as Magellanic and Humboldt penguin migrate to the region. Stroll through the city streets and discovery the city’s many UNESCO World Heritage churches, known for their ecclesiastical wooden architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Puerto Montt

    At the very end of the Pan American highway is Puerto Montt, which is the starting point of a fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills and the enchantment of Southern Chile. Uncover culinary delights at Angelmó cove known for its fresh seafood, take in views of Tenglo Island and Calbuco Volcano while sampling paila marina, a seafood stew.  Puerto Montt is the perfect launch pad to explore the German cities of Frutillar and Puerto Varas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - Valparaíso

    The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso welcomes 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. You’ll find every colour from the rainbow in this vibrant city’s streets, staircases, alleyways and buildings. Disembark from Scenic Eclipse and farewell your new friends.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Sundowners event
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 200 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 20 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots
  • Internal flight and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

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