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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Patagonia to Chilean Fjords and Antarctica Southbound

See the fascinating wildlife of Patagonia, the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica on this expedition cruise along the South American coast with opportunities for hiking, kayaking and visits ashore with the Expedition team. Includes flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

Cruise Only
18 nights from £6929pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Kayaking in Antarctica
  • Valparaiso
  • Torres del Paine, Patagonia
  • Chinstrap Penguins, Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Chilean Fjords
  • Antarctica

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Special flight-inclusive package - now from only £8579pp! Flights are from London Heathrow. Regional departures available at a supplement. Applies to 24 Oct 2020 departure. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Jul 2019

Exclusive £100pp discount!

Patagonia to Chilean Fjords and Antarctica Southbound Special Offer

Discover the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, picturesque Patagonia and the Chilean fjords, and the dramatic frozen continent of Antarctica.

Embark your ship Fram in Valparaiso for a once-in-a-lifetime voyage. Sail along the Chilean Pacific coastline and admire the landscapes of snow-capped volcanoes, beautiful lakes and lush vegetation. See the colourful stilt houses in Castro and learn about the indigenous culture of Patagonian tribes in Puerto Eden, then explore Puerto Natales, gateway to the stunning Torres del Paine National Park.

Fram then cruises through the serene Chilean fjords, an area barely touched by humans, before arriving at Cape Horn, where there may be the chance to step ashore. Navigate the famous Drake Passage to explore the dramatic landscapes of Antarctica by kayak and on guided hikes. Possible landings include picturesque Deception Island and idyllic Neko Harbour, both home to colonies of penguins. The experienced Expedition Team will accompany landings ashore and deliver fascinating lectures on board during your time on the White Continent.

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Patagonia to Chilean Fjords and Antarctica Southbound Itinerary

Day 1 - Valparaiso (Chile)

Embark Fram in Valparaiso.

Days 2-3 - At sea

Fram cruises along Chile's coastline. Enjoy fascinating lectures from the on board expedition team and take part in various workshops.

Day 4 - Castro

Castro is located on the beautiful Isla Grande de Chiloe and surrounded by verdant hills and vegetation. The city is renowned for its colourful wooden houses on stilts, known as palafitos. The magnificent Iglesia San Francisco or San Francisco Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its stunning stained glass windows. Other sights in this fascinating city include the small Plazuela del Tren which has a collection of old trains, and the lively market, Feria Campesina Yumbel. The majority of the city's restaurants and cafes can be found on the Calle Blanco and serve delicious traditional cuisine. Nearby is the breathtaking Chiloe National Park, home to an array of flora and fauna, including penguins and sea lions.

Day 5 - At sea

Fram continues south through the waters of Patagonia and on to Ultima Esperanza, translated as Last Hope. Admire the stunning Andean vistas during this relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Puerto Eden

The beautiful village of Puerto Eden is located in the picturesque Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and surrounded by soaring mountains. It only has a population of 250 which includes members of the Kaweskar people. The village has no roads and electricity is only available for a few hours each day. You can immerse yourself in the indigenous culture of Patagonia tribes during your time here and purchase traditional crafts, including wicker baskets. You may be lucky enough to see Magellan hummingbirds during guided hikes and kayaking with the expedition team.

Days 7-8 - Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales is the gateway to the stunning landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park including majestic rock formations known as the Towers of Paine. The park also has tranquil lakes and a series of trails which showcase the verdant forests, fast-flowing rivers and bright blue glacier. During your time here, you may be lucky enough to see llamas, pumas and chilla foxes, plus the Andean condor. Enjoy guided hikes in this beautiful national park.

Day 9 - Chilean Fjords

You will be enchanted by the natural beauty of the Chilean fjords, an area which seems untouched by humans. The ice has created islands and hidden bays which form this unique fjordland landscape. Snow-capped peaks contrast with the stunning coastline, home to a variety of wildlife including sea lions.

Days 10-11 - At sea

This morning, Fram cruises the Beagle Channel which is named after HMS Beagle, the ship used by Charles Darwin. Conditions permitting, you may be able to go ashore at Cape Horn, the southernmost point of Chile. Later, set sail for the Drake Passage where two oceans meet. Learn about Antarctica's fauna and history as Fram navigates this passage en route to Antarctica.

Days 12-16 - Antarctica

Antarctica holds 90% of the world's ice and is isolated from the rest of the world. In summer, the White Continent is a breeding ground for penguins, whales and seals who spend the remainder of the year at sea and feed on the large krill population. Antarctica is unspoiled by humans and protected by the Antarctic Treaty. Due to the location and climate, the planned route and landings may change. In ideal conditions, you will be able to spend time ashore, on the water in the kayaks and on guided hikes. Possible landings include Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Brown Bluff and Neko Harbour where you'll be able to observe colonies of penguins and visit old whaling stations.

Days 17-18 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 19 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires - UK

Disembark Fram in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.

Due to the nature of this voyage, the itinerary is subject to change. In addition, all planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions.

Price Includes

  • 18-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • Transfer between the ship and the airport in Ushuaia
  • Economy flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
  • House beer and wine, sodas and mineral water with meals on board (applies to Oct 2020 departures only)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • A La Carte restaurant (for suite guests only) (applies to Oct 2020 departures only)
  • Landings ashore and lectures onboard by the Expedition Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board (applies to Oct 2020 departures only)
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities (at guests' discretion on Oct 2020 departures)
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 31st - Valparaiso to Buenos Aires - Sailing on: Fram From: £6929
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £7029 Brochure Price from: £8373 Brochure Price from: £8949 Brochure Price from: £11781
      Blue Water Price from: £6929 Blue Water Price from: £8273 Blue Water Price from: £8849 Blue Water Price from: £11681

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 24th - Valparaiso to Buenos Aires - Sailing on: Fram From: £7480
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £7580 Brochure Price from: £8789 Brochure Price from: £9999 Brochure Price from: £12561
      Blue Water Price from: £7480 Blue Water Price from: £8689 Blue Water Price from: £9899 Blue Water Price from: £12461

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
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