Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn with Wild Landscapes of Atacama

21 Days
Buenos Aires to Santiago
From (AUD)
$ 23,137
Dates & Pricing

2023 Buenos Aires > Santiago

Majestic islands, glaciers, deserts and fjords

A truly bespoke itinerary that offers the very best of the desert, islands and fjords of Chile.
Explore the delightful paradoxes of vibrant Chile, from its bustling, cosmopolitan capital city, to the driest non-polar place on the planet. As you journey along, take a moment to relish Chile’s irresistible laidback vibe, delicious cuisine, and famous hospitality. The Atacama Desert offers a wealth of wildlife that thrives on these arid lands, from scaly lizards to resilient shrubs. Here you will enjoy a range of daily excursions to explore its Mars like landscape that has served as the backdrop of many a Hollywood sci-fi movie and be amazed at the diversity of landscape the region offers. 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:
OLC2
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Santiago

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic city known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary wonders. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires 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

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - Valparaíso, Chile > Santiago

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Santiago the quirky Chilean capital of Santiago. Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel, located in the cultural and historical hub of Santiago. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Santiago > Atacama

    Welcome to the Atacama region, the perfect base from which to explore the many wonders of the Atacama Desert, the driest desert on Earth. Reach your luxurious retreat, set in the heart of the desert, the perfect base for a four night Special Stay.  Explore the facilities of this boutique lodge and take a dip in the hot spring pools. Tonight sample delicious Chilean food and wine and discuss the activities available for the following days with the expedition team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Atacama

    Soak up the majesty of the desert and choose from a variety of activities each day to enjoy at your own pace. You will discover the ancient culture of Atacama, its wildlife, and the amazing natural landscapes of this vast terrain, from the brown of the Andean mountains and volcanoes, to the white of the salt flats and the green of the oases. Each evening the expedition team will share with you the excursions available for the following day during pre-dinner drinks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Atacama

    Continue to explore Atacama. Soak up the majesty of the desert and choose from a variety of activities each day to enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Atacama

    Continue to explore Atacama. Soak up the majesty of the desert and choose from a variety of activities each day to enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Atacama > Santiago

    Savour the last excursions before flying to the Chilean capital of Santiago for a two-night stay 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Santiago

    A land of surprises, worldly sophistication and excitement, uncover the cosmopolitan city of Santiago on a guided tour. Every neighbourhood is unique and there is plenty to discover. Experience the spectacular sights and colourful culture of Chile’s capital city on your tour this morning and see the city’s legendary landmarks as you stroll through Santiago’s streets, visiting the picturesque Moneda Palace and the neoclassical Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral. Board the funicular to San Cristobal Hill and enjoy a panoramic view of the city below. Join your Tour Director for a delicious farewell dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Santiago

    Say farewell as you transfer to the airport, taking away a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

    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

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