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Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords

Join luxury ship Silver Explorer to discover the spectacular Chilean Fjords and remote Patagonia on this 14-night expedition voyage from Valparaiso to Ushuaia with included Zodiac excursions

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14 nights from £5490pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Valparaiso, Chile
  • Chilean fjords
  • Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Torres del Paine, Patagonia
  • Chilean Fjords

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Pay in full by 31 Aug 2017 and save 10% on cruise cost!

Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords Special Offer

On this luxury expedition from Valparaiso discover the wild tranquillity of snow-capped mountains and peaceful fjords, learn about southern Chile's native Mapuche and European settlers, and enjoy close-up encounters with a wide variety of amazing wildlife.

Explore the culture and history of the region on trips to the towns of Niebla and Castro, see Chile's best-known waterfalls and discover the local wildlife on a guided hike in an ecological park. Zodiac trips with the Expedition Team offer an up-close perspective of the Chilean Fjords alongside floating icebergs and snow-capped mountains where you might even spot whales and the Chilean dolphin.

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Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords Itinerary

Day 1 - Valparaiso (Chile)

Embark Silver Explorer in Valparaiso.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Niebla

Drive to the charming city of Valdivia or take a catamaran along the river. Valdivia has been influenced by the native Mapuche, Spanish settlers and German emigrants who moved to the area in the late 19th century. Enjoy fresh fish and crabs in Valdivia or visit the Fort at Niebla.

Day 4 - Puerto Montt

Enjoy wonderful views of the towering peaks of the Andes from Puerto Montt. Drive to the stunning Petrohue waterfalls then choose to visit either a typical Chilean farm to learn about the national sport of rodeo or Puerto Varas and its small handicraft village. Back on board this evening join the bar team to learn more about the iconic Pisco Sour and why this is the national drink of both Peru and Chile.

Day 5 - Castro

Go ashore to Castro on Chiloe Island and take a ferry ride across to Quinchao which was home to cattle raisers and whalers in the 1850s. Head to Achao which was founded by the Jesuits and visit the church which is the oldest wooden structure on the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also the option to visit three UNESCO World Heritage Site churches instead, with a stop at the Museum of Traditions and a visit to Castro's handicraft market.

Day 6 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - English Narrows and Pio Xi Glacier

Silver Explorer navigates the English Narrows where diving petrels, steamer ducks and the Chilean dolphin might be seen. This afternoon visit Pio Xi Glacier, which is 4.5km wide, and weather permitting take a Zodiac to get an impressive up-close view.

Day 8 - White Narrows - Puerto Natales

Approaching Chile’s largest national park, Bernardo O’Higgins, the famous White Narrows become apparent as mountains tower over both sides of the fjord. Whilst travelling through the breathtaking White Narrows it is also possible to see seals and dolphins swimming alongside the ship.

Day 9 - Puerto Natales

Travel by bus to the Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve which is a spectacular combination of lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and soaring peaks. See the Salto Grande waterfall, the Torres del Paine peaks (weather permitting) and Nordenskjold Lake, and choose from three different walks or hikes in the park.

Day 10 - Puerto Natales - White Narrows

Return back through White Narrows this morning for another chance to spot wildlife. In the afternoon enter the narrow Canal de las Montañas where several waterfalls and glaciers come down the steep sides of the mountains. Conditions permitting there might be a Zodiac cruise or shore landing for a short hike.

Day 11 - Chilean Fjords

Sail through the vast expanse of the Chilean Fjords where mountains loom and occasionally seals and dolphins can be seen, to the western portion of the Strait of Magellan and the Francisco Coloane Marine Park where humpback whales are known to frequent.

Day 12 - Alberto de Agostini National Park

Navigate past Dawson Island – once a penal settlement for Chile's political prisoners - to the Alberto De Agostini National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Conditions permitting, there may be a Zodiac cruise to see the Marinelli Glacier and a walk through the stunning sub-polar Magellanic forest. There is a good chance of seeing Southern elephant seals, while nearby Tucker Island is known to have Magellanic Penguins.

Day 13 - Punta Arenas

Drive from Punta Arenas, watching out for guanacos, Andean Condors and other wildlife, to an estancia that was founded in the early 20th century. Watch demonstrations of sheep herding, sheep shearing and Chilean-style rodeo techniques for a glimpse into life on a Patagonian estancia and enjoy a Pisco Sour, an empanada and a typical Patagonian BBQ lunch.

Day 14 - Garibaldi Fjord and Glacier

Sail to Garibaldi Fjord to see the impressive Garibaldi Glacier. Admire the different shades of blue of the ice during a Zodiac cruise and watch out for amazing wildlife including the majestic Andean Condor, South American sea lions, skuas, kingfishers, Flightless Steamer Ducks, vultures and Imperial Shags.

Day 15 - Ushuaia (Argentina)

Disembark Silver Explorer in Ushuaia.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night cruise aboard Silver Explorer
  • Crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
  • Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks served throughout the ship
  • Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers on board
  • Ship-wide Internet access and cellular phone service available (fee applies)
  • Butler service for all suites

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights - please contact us for a quote

Special Features

  • Embark on a luxurious expedition to the best far-flung destinations in the world aboard Silver Explorer, a purpose-built expedition ship unlike any other. Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions, the 6,072-ton vessel boasts a strengthened hull with the highest Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger ships. With eight Zodiac boats, her 132 privileged guests can visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations. Experience the thrill of a true expedition aboard Silver Explorer. Venture deep into regions where other vessels cannot go whilst enjoying a privileged lifestyle that is simply second-to-none.
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Silver Explorer
Nov 05£6100£5490

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing an Adventurer Suite. Cabin upgrade supplements are available - please contact us for details
  • Single supplements are available. Please call for availability and price.
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