Day 1: Santiago
Arrival in Santiago, reception and transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Santiago
City tour of Santiago including a visit to the Government Palace, the Main Square, the Cathedral and a visit to the museum of precolumbian art. An excursion to the Cerro San Cristobal viewpoint for a beautiful panoramic view of the city. Santiago de Chile was founded in 1541 and is in a beautiful setting with only 62 miles separating the Pacific coast from ski resorts in the high Andes. You will find 17th Century architecture and lively markets set against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
Day 3: Santiago - Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Punta Arenas. Arrival and transfer to your hotel, the four star Finnis Terrea Hotel.
Day 4: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
After breakfast, transfer to Puerto Natales. Arrival and dinner at the hotel.
Day 5: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine
After breakfast, excursion to Torres del Paine National Park and the Milodon cave. The visit includes tours to Lake Sarmiento, Nordennskjold, Pehoe, and Lago Grey. A beautiful walk around the peninsula with accommodation at a hosteria within the park concludes the day. Dinner at the hosteria.
Day 6: Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales
Free morning for further walks around this beautiful National Park. After lunch, return to Puerto Natales and accommodation with dinner at the hotel.
Day 7 (Saturday): Puerto Natales
Transfer to the boat terminal for the 20.00 Embarkation. Welcome drink and dinner on board. The ship sets sail from Puerto Natales, navigating through the Patagonian Channels, Kirke Narrowness, Channel Morla Vicuña and Seno Union.
Day 8 (Sunday): Antrim Fjord
During the morning, we will continue navigating through the Sarmiento Channel, Pitt Channel and Concepción Channel. Arrival to the Antrim Fjord at around 19.00. Dinner on board with a dancing party.
Day 9 (Monday): Puerto Eden
A morning visit to Pio XI Glacier, navigating in front of the glacier, one of the largest in South America, with a surface of 1263 km2. The glacier is inside the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, the largest national park in Chile. Around midday, the ship weighs anchor from Seno Eyre and Grappler Channel. Arrival to Puerto Eden and disembarkation in small boats. A two hour excursion, visiting this village located on Wellington Island. Its first inhabitants were the kaweskar or alacalufes aborigines. With only footbridges in the village, a walk up to the spectacular viewpoint. Return to the ship for the navigation through the Paso del Indio and Paso del Abismo straits.
Day 10 (Tuesday): Calvo Glacier
A visit to the Calvo Fjord today where we will be able to appreciate four stunning glaciers of different shapes and colours. Excursions in "Hercules" boats (icebraker motorboats) to get closer to the Calvo Glacier (weather dependent). During the afternoon, the cruise continues through the Peel Fjord with a visit to the Asia and Amalia Fjords. Sighting land in Villarrica Creek, trips on smaller boats will again be made if the weather conditions allow.
Day 11 (Wednesday): Montanas Fjord.
After breakfast, morning visit to the Montanas Fjord were we will be able to see five little glaciers that hook from the hills into the sea. A walking excursion towards the Bernal Glacier allows for a better appreciation of this extraordinary phenomenon. Late afternoon and the ship sets sail from the Montanas Fjord, across the Kirke Narrowness. During the night, the ship weighs anchor at Seno Ultima Esperanza. Farewell Dinner and Ball.
Day 12 (Thursday): Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas.
Final day with a navigation through Seno Ultima Esperanza, arriving at the terminal in Puerto Natales. Disembarkation for the transfer by bus to Punta Arenas and your return flight home.
End of our services.
Our price Includes:
Price includes international return flights from London, all accommodation in 4 & 5 star hotels, most meals, all tours with entrance tickets, a double cabin on the Kaweskar cruise with all meals and internal flights in Chile.
Our price does not include:
Meals not specified, airport taxes and travel insurance are not included in the quote.
Available throughout the year but from May until September the Lake District may incur inclement weather which could affect some of the tours. Day 1 of this tour must start on a Sunday and the tour is only available from September until early May.