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

Peru and Chile Explorer

This unique voyage on board state-of-the-art ship Scenic Eclipse takes in the beautiful islands and fjords of Patagonia and Chile. Includes hotel stays in Lima and Buenos Aires, thrilling Zodiac excursions and return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
20 nights from £11931pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Lima
  • Valparaiso
  • Puerto Montt
  • Castro
  • Caleta Tortel
  • Chilean fjords
  • Punta Arenas

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

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Save up to £12088 per couple PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Door-to-door transfers are within a 75 miles radius, a supplement will apply per mile thereafter. Pay in full by 31 Dec 2019 to save an additional £250pp on prices shown. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Dec 2019

Peru and Chile Explorer Special Offer

Discover remote, unspoiled islands, majestic glaciers and colonies of Magellanic and King Penguins on this incredible cruise exploring Patagonia and Chile.

After an overnight hotel stay in Lima, the fascinating capital of Peru, board luxurious ship Scenic Eclipse for an unforgettable South American adventure. From Paracas, enjoy a Zodiac trip to the stunning Ballestas Islands, home to sea lion colonies and hundreds of species of birds. Continue to the World Heritage-listed city of Valparaiso, which has a colourful history dating back to the conquistadors, and Puerto Montt, gateway to a land of glistening fjords, snow-capped volcanoes and verdant hills.

Admire Castro's colourful wooden stilt houses which line the waterfront, and discover the outstanding natural beauty surrounding the coastal village of Caleta Tortel at the mouth of the Baker River. Learn about the Kaweshkar people during your time in Angostura Ingles, just north of Puerto Eden, before navigating the narrow channels of the awe-inspiring Chilean fjords, home to an abundance of wildlife.

Spend two days cruising Agostini fjord and Garibaldi fjord with the onboard kayaks and Zodiacs. There is also the opportunity to explore by helicopter at an additional cost. After navigating and potentially landing on Cape Horn, Scenic Eclipse heads to Ushuaia where you'll disembark for a flight to Buenos Aires for a luxury overnight hotel stay.

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Peru and Chile Explorer Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lima (Peru)

Fly from the UK to Lima for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

Day 2 - Lima

Welcome to Lima, Peru, where your journey begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

Day 3 - Parcas

Parcas Bay, where the desert and the sea come together in spectacular landscapes. The cliffs that frame the beaches are prolific with wildlife including millions of seagulls and cormorants that are year round residents, as well as many migratory birds including guano birds and Humboldt penguins. We use our fleet of Zodiacs to explore the wildlife rich Ballestas Islands, home to sea lion colonies and over 200 species of birds.

Days 4-6 - At sea

Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort and perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired plunge pools.

Day 7 - Valparaiso (Chile)

The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaiso welcomes us with its long and colourful history dating back to the conquistadors. This vibrant city is rich in theatre, music, performance and street art. Most streets, staircases, alleyways and buildings are brightly painted and exquisite Victorian architecture.

Day 8 - 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.

Day 9 - Puerto Montt

At the very end of the Pan American highway is the Puerto Montt, which is the starting point for a fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills and the enchantment of Southern Chile. Puerto Montt is the perfect starting point to explore the German cities of Frutillar and Puerto Varas.

Day 10 - Castro

Visit Castro, where colorful wooden stilt houses line the waterfront and the Chilote culture is seen throughout the World Heritage listed chruches and architecture.

Day 11 - Laguna San Rafael

San Rafael exhibits marvelous topographic variety. Its sea fauna and channels, islands, snowcaps and fjords offer a great place for tourism. The Northern Ice Field, San Rafael Lagoon and San Rafael Snowcap, are the favourite spots for national and foreign visitors because of their amazing landscapes and ecological biodiversity.

Day 12 - Tortel

Caleta Tortel is a coastal village, located between the mouth of the Baker River, the largest river in Chile and a small embayment of the Baker Channel. The surrounding geography is rugged, formed by a number of islands, fjords, channels and estuaries. The village was founded in 1955 to exploit the cypress de las guaytecas wood that was abundant in the area. The timber business accounts for most of the economy in Tortel to this day. The Chilean Patagonia is a region of great natural diversity. This unique place has forests, mountains, islands, canals and glaciers, all of them barely explored by man.

Day 13 - Angustura Inglese

The Angostura Ingles (English Narrows) are located north of Puerto Eden, a small isolated port located on Wellington Island, in the Magallanes Region of Chile. The village is known for being the home of the last Kaweshkar people.

Day 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 with a port and sheep-breeding history, the gateway into Antarctica will captivate you with its clean air and sophisticated European architecture.

Days 16-17 - Seno Agostini and Seno Garibaldi

A sensory day of cruising and exploring in kayaks, Zodiacs and helicopters (additional cost) awaits as we traverse Agostini Fjord. Glaciers and fjords abound with the Monte Buckland mountain range as the backdrop.

Day 18 - Cape Horn and Puerto Williams

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.

Day 19 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires

Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Buenos Aires taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise plus a one night stay in a luxury hotel to end your adventure.

Day 20 - Buenos Aires - UK

Transfers to the airport for your journey back to the UK.

Day 21 - Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Price Includes

  • 17-night all-inclusive cruise
  • 1-night hotel stay in Lima
  • 1-night hotel stay in Buenos Aires
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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