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

Ultimate Chilean Fjords and Antarctica

This exciting luxury expedition cruise explores the glaciers of the Chilean Fjords and the amazing wildlife of the Antarctic on board brand new, state-of-the-art Scenic Eclipse, with hotel stays in Lima and Buenos Aires, return flights from the UK, exciting Zodiac outings and the chance to enjoy thrilling submarine and helicopter excursions

Fly Cruise
32 nights from £19495pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Patagonia
  • Antarctica
  • Chinstrap Penguins, Antarctica
  • South Shetland Islands
  • Valparaiso

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

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FREE private door-to-door transfers plus FREE airport lounge and fast track pass, FREE suite upgrade and $500 OBC per suite! Subject to availability. Suite upgrade on veranda suites only, Deck 6 and above. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius, subject to availability

Ultimate Chilean Fjords and Antarctica Special Offer

Discover the natural beauty of the Chilean fjords and Patagonia, before spending six days in Antarctica, home to majestic icebergs and colonies of penguins.

After an overnight hotel stay in Lima embark Scenic Eclipse in Callao and sail to Paracas, home to millions of birds including guano birds and Humboldt penguins. Explore the colourful city of Valparaiso with its UNESCO-listed Historic Quarter and admire the traditional wooden houses on stilts in picturesque Castro, close to the breathtaking Chiloe National Park. Cruise through the serene Chilean fjords, an area barely touched by humans, and explore Isla Magdalena which is a breeding location for many species of birds including the Magellanic penguin.

After navigating the famous Drake Passage, you'll spend six days exploring the dramatic landscapes of Antarctica. Possible landings include picturesque Deception Island and idyllic Neko Harbour, both home to colonies of penguins. Spend the time exploring these amazing landscapes by kayak, Zodiac, helicopter (extra cost) and submarine (extra cost) before sailing back to Argentina for an overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires.

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Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lima (Peru)

Fly from the UK to Lima for your overnight hotel stay.

Day 2 - Callao

Transfer to Scenic Eclipse and raise a glass to the start of your luxurious cruise.

Day 3 - Paracas

With spectacular landscapes, Paracas is home to millions of birds that live here year-round and many others that fly from the northern hemisphere and from further south. These include the guano birds and the Humboldt penguins.

Day 4-6 - At sea

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

Day 7 - Valparaiso (Chile)

Known as the Jewel in the Pacific, Valparaiso has colourful buildings and narrow streets. It is also home to Chile's legislative Congress and the headquarters of the Chilean naval army.

Day 8 - At sea

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

Day 9 - Puerto Montt

In the Chilean Lake District, the port city of Puerto Montt is known as the gateway to the Andes. 19th-century neo-classical architecture and contemporary local artwork add character, and Caleta de Angelmo, an active volcano, exists just outside the city.

Day 10 - Castro, Chiloe Island

As an island part of Chile's Lake District, Castro has colourful wooden stilted houses along the waterfront.

Days 11-14 - Chilean 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.

Day 15 - Punta Arenas

Not far from Patagonia, the city is located in the extreme south of Chile.

Day 16 - Isla Magdalena

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.

Day 17-18 - Patagonian Fjords

Enjoy unrivalled scenery and pristine wildlife reserves whilst cruising the Patagonian Fjords.

Day 19 - Magellan Strait

At the southern tip of South America, the Magellan Strait links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Day 20 - Ushuaia (Argentina)

Arrive at the end of the world in Ushuaia, where the Andes meets the famous Beagle Channel.

Day 21 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Look around and behold the cape petrels flying about the ship, majestic albatross soaring on the wind, and Wilson's storm petrels skipping along the ocean surface. Our onboard Discovery Team enlightens you about Antarctica and its natural history, bringing the journey to life with their impressive experience and knowledge of the region.

Day 22 - South Shetland Islands

Continue cruising to the South Shetland Islands this afternoon.

Days 23-28 - Antarctic Peninsula

Voyaging overnight along the Gerlache Strait we arrive at the breathtaking Antarctica Peninsula, a land as vast as it is magical. We set out on Zodiacs, kayaks, helicopters or submarines, and venture to penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations, and cruise around majestic icebergs. Discover secluded bays via kayak, plunge below the surface to underwater kingdoms by submarine, and circle above incredible inland vistas in a helicopter. Keep your eyes peeled for local leopard seals snacking among the icebergs, and later, step ashore for a moment you’ll never forget.

Days 29-30 - At sea

Soak in the incredible array of Antarctic experiences as we head north across the Drake Passage. Luxuriate on board as you watch seabirds and aquatic life, capture once-in-a-lifetime photos, and share the knowledge of our world leading Discovery Team.

Day 31 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Relax as we take an early morning cruise along the Beagle Channel. We disembark after breakfast for our flight back to Buenos Aires and an overnight hotel stay.

Day 32 - Buenos Aires - UK

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 33 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Price Includes

  • 29-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • Overnight hotel stays in Lima and Buenos Aires
  • Return flights from regional UK airports and from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks onboard ship
  • Choice of 9 dining experiences onboard ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar onboard ship
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard ship
  • All tipping and gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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