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Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Antarctica

A beautiful cruise discovering the Chilean Fjords before exploring the extraordinary Antarctic Peninsula on a 25 day exploration from Valparaiso to Ushuaia.

25 Day
From (AUD)
$ 33,195
  • 2018 Valparaiso > Buenos Aires

    Extraordinary landscapes

    From the monumental glaciers of the Chilean Fjords to the diverse wildlife of the Falkland Islands and the ice-covered wonders of Antarctica, this 25-day cruise will leave you in awe of Mother Nature. She might have even outdone herself here.

    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^.

    Tour Code:

    102S

    Duration:

    25 Days

    Departure City:

    Valparaiso

    Return City:

    Buenos Aires

  • 25 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Valparaiso

      Welcome to Valparaiso where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

      Please arrive by 5am (pre tour accommodation in Valparaiso recommended)

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - At sea

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort and perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools. Try creating Chilean specialities in Scenic Epicure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Chiloé Island
      Freechoice

      Discover the World Heritage-listed churches and architecture of Castro or take a discovery adventure by kayak, e-bike or Zodiac spotting birdlife and native fauna.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Inner Fjords

      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 Sky 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.

      Freechoice

      Be awed by the power of the ever-growing Pio XI (Brüggen) Glacier as you come close to the glacial face on a Zodiac or kayak or soar above in the helicopter^. Glaciers abound in this incredible landscape and you will discover the El Brujo and Amalia glaciers and many more highlights in these marvellous days filled with exploration.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Inner Fjords

      Cruise through the inner passages of the Chilean Channels.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Inner Fjords

      Cruise through the inner passages of the Chilean Channels.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Inner Fjords

      Cruise through the inner passages of the Chilean Channels.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Magdalena Island

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

      Freechoice

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Beagle Channel

      Sensory days of cruising await as we traverse the Beagle Channel, the Magellan Strait and Garibaldi Fjord. Glaciers and fjords abound with the Tierra del Fuego Andes Mountains the backdrop. Pass by Cape Horn as we cruise across to the Falkland Islands.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Beagle Channel

      Cruising the Beagle Channel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Stanley

      Discover the picturesque capital of the Falklands, Stanley, get to know the friendly locals and uncover their history and heritage at the Museum.

      Freechoice

      Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields tour visit the key sites of the conflict. Alternatively, at Gypsy Cove walk the wildlife trail or even choose to play a round of golf. You may also choose to explore by e-bike.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Saunders Island
      Freechoice

      Saunders Island is where you can see the graceful King penguin on white sandy beaches on a discovery excursion.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - At sea

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort or join an informative and entertaining presentation by your Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Ushuaia

      Explore this unique town, the southernmost in the world, at your leisure. Cruise through the Beagle Channel admiring the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - At sea

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Expertly designed to traverse the important sea trade route of the Drake Passage, Scenic Eclipse crosses faster than all other vessels, with relative ease and the utmost in comfort. Let your excitement build as you partake in an entertaining presentation by one of the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre 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 your butler will serve you in-suite.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - At sea

      Continue cruising towards the Antarctic Peninsula.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Antarctic Peninsula

      The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible during your time in Antarctica. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leaders will carefully plan each day’s activities based on the conditions. Navigate some of the most beautiful waterways including Paradise Bay and the stunning Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage. Visit a working base like Esperanza Station. At Port Lockroy, you can send a postcard home from this most remote and isolated post office to share
      a unique memory with your loved ones.

      Freechoice

      Equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snowshoes, helicopters and a submarine^, a discovery excursion will take you to the place of your wildest dreams. Depending on weather and ice conditions you will partake in an average of two excursions a day, escorted by your expert Discovery Team.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Antarctic Peninsula

      Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Antarctic Peninsula

      Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Antarctic Peninsula

      Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Antarctic Peninsula

      Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Antarctic Peninsula

      Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - At sea

      Farewell your adventure in the icy lands as we 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

    • Day 24 - At sea

      A day at sea to enjoy the facilities on board.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

      Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast to fly back to Buenos Aires taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience.

      Please depart after 8pm (post tour accommodation in Buenos Aires recommended)

      ^ At additional expense

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-Inclusive highlights
    • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht (200 in Antarctic)
    • 100% spacious verandah suites
    • 15 Freechoice shore excursions in five ports
    • Specialist Polar Discovery Team on board
    • Widest range of discovery excursions in the Polar regions
    • Active discovery experiences – kayaking and snowshoeing*
    • Average of two discovery excursions per day*
    • Complimentary expedition kit including parka and beanie plus on board polar boots
    • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore