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Chilean Fjords Luxury Expedition Cruise

Join brand new ship Hanseatic Inspiration for this thrilling luxury expedition voyage showcasing Chile's rugged islands and breathtaking Chilean fjords, with exciting Zodiac landings and charter flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Chilean Fjords
  • Puerto Montt
  • Torres del Paine
  • Chiloe Island

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Discover awe-inspiring vistas as Hanseatic Inspiration explores the legendary Chilean fjords, with Zodiac landings allowing up-close encounters with the abundant wildlife.

The pretty town of Paracas is the gateway to the beautiful Ballestas Islands, teeming with bird and marine life, while a Zodiac ride off Isla Pan de Azucar is the perfect way to see pelicans and Humboldt penguins as they use the island as a breeding ground. Hanseatic Inspiration then cruises off Isla Chanaral, a haven for seabirds and seals.

Explore Valparaiso with its colourful clifftop houses or take the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Vina del Mar or lively Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile, renowned for its splendid colonial architecture. Punihuil Island is just a stone's throw from Isla de Chiloe and is known for its colonies of Humboldt and Magellanic penguins which breed in close proximity to each other.

Picturesque Puerto Montt nestled in amongst magnificent scenery and snow-capped volcanoes, is close to the stunning Chilean Lake District and Petrohue River, perfect for white-water rafting. Hanseatic Inspiration then reaches the alluring Chilean fjords, the highlight of this expedition voyage. Cruise the labyrinth of islands and fjords, and see the majestic Pio XI Glacier, one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. There is the chance to discover the verdant scenery of Torres del Paine National Park and the Torres peaks, before navigating the Strait of Magellan to Punta Arenas. The Garibaldi Glacier in the heart of the Beagle Channel and Garibaldi Sound are simply breathtaking.

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Chilean Fjords Luxury Expedition Itinerary

Day 1 - Callao (Lima, Peru)

Embark Hanseatic Inspiration in Callao.

Day 2 - Paracas

The town of Paracas is renowned for its beaches and is the gateway to the stunning Ballestas Islands. Perhaps take an optional flight over the Nazca lines which remain a mystery to scientists, or maybe join a boat trip to the beautiful Ballestas archipelago, teeming with bird and marine life.

Days 3-4 - At sea

Relax and enjoy the facilities on board Hanseatic Inspiration as you spend a couple of days at sea.

Day 5 - Isla Pan de Azucar (Chile)

Today, board a Zodiac and see the pelicans and Humboldt penguins off Isla Pan de Azucar, also known as Sugarloaf Island. It is an important breeding ground and the waters surrounding the island also support Oystercatchers, Kelp Gulls and sea lions.

Day 6 - Isla Chanaral

Keep an eye out for wildlife as Hanseatic Inspiration cruises off Isla Chanaral, a haven for seabirds and seals.

Days 7-8 - Valparaiso

Valparaiso is regarded as a 'mini San Francisco'. Take the optional tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, a coastal city renowned for its gardens and beaches, or perhaps head to the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile, with highlights include the splendid colonial architecture and imposing cathedral.

Day 9 - At sea

Spend a relaxing day at sea.

Day 10 - Isla de Chiloe

Hanseatic Inspiration arrives at the tranquil Isla de Chiloe. The optional excursion to Chiloe's quaint villages will allow you to immerse yourself in the region's culture and history, while the optional trip to the island of Punihuil will allow you to see colonies of Humboldt and Magellanic penguins. This island is the only place in the world where two species breed in such close proximity to one another.

Day 11 - Puerto Montt

The pretty town of Puerto Montt is surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery and snow-capped volcanoes. See tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls on an optional tour through the breathtaking Chilean Lake District, or take the opportunity to experience white-water rafting on the Petrohue River.

Days 12 - 18 - Chilean fjords

Hanseatic Inspiration arrives in Chile's serene southern fjords where incredible vistas await at every turn. Admire the impressive Pio XI Glacier which rises up before you, before keeping an eye out for whales off Puerto Natales. There is an optional excursion through the outstanding scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, from mountain ranges to fjords and shimmering lakes. The Torres peaks are simply breathtaking and can be explored on an optional trek to the Base Las Torres. Continue in the footsteps of famous pioneers as Hanseatic Inspiration passes the Strait of Magellan before reaching Punta Arenas. Perhaps take the hike through the Magallanes National Reserve or to the Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena. Hanseatic Inspiration then approaches the mighty Garibaldi Glacier in the heart of the Beagle Channel with its vivid shades of blue. With seabirds soaring overhead, you'll cruise the picturesque Garibaldi Sound.

Day 19 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires

Disembark Hanseatic Inspiration in Ushuaia and take the charter flight to Buenos Aires.

The shore activities are in the planning stage for this cruise, and are therefore subject to changes.

Price Includes

  • 18-night cruise in your chosen cabin category on board Hanseatic Inspiration, including all meals
  • Charter flight between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires - please contact us if you would like us to arrange your onward flight arrangements
  • All landings and trips by zodiac, expert guides and lectures
  • Champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Mini-bar supplied with soft drinks daily
  • All applicable taxes and duties

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers to and from the ship. We can make any necessary travel arrangements if required - please contact us for details.
  • Shore excursions
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