Patagonian Fjords of Chile

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Mar. 31, 2021
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Duration
14 days
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Activities
, Kayaking, Lectures, Photography, Zodiac

Onboard our new vessel, Ocean Victory

The Chilean Fjords, with mazes of inland passages, calving glaciers and stunning wildlife, count as one of nature’s greatest wonders. There is no greater way to experience this spectacle than from an expedition cruise. We invite you to enjoy this adventure in luxurious comfort onboard Albatros Expeditions’ new vessel, Ocean Victory.

Embarking in Argentinian Ushuaia, we immediately enter Chilean water and head for Cape Horn, the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, followed by the passage of “Glacier Alley”, a most fascinating part of the Beagle Channel, where countless glaciers carve their way from Darwin Icefield down to the sea.

We continue deep inland and visit some of the most remote and stunningly located fishing settlements in Chile. Roadless Puerto Edén in Canal Messier, and beautiful Caleta Tortel, with houses and walkways built on thousands of stilts. From Puerto Natales we will take a coach trip to sky soaring Torres del Paine, and on the green island of Chiloé we will visit one of Chile’s oldest towns, Castro, famous for its huge wooden cathedral, Church of San Francisco.

Putting the fjord labyrinths behind us, our adventure continues towards the Pacific as we cruise north to disembark in Valparaíso.  

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and embarkation in Ushuaia

Day 2

Circumnavigating Cape Horn

Day 3-4

Glacier Alley to Punta Santa

Day 5-6

Through the fjords to Puerto Natales

Day 7 - 10

Chilean Fjords and visits to Brüggen Glacier, Puerto Edén and Tortel.

Day 11

Town of Castro on Chiloé Island

Day 12-13

Into the Pacific towards Valparaíso

Day 14

Arrival in Valparaíso and disembarkation

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Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

14-days´ cruise with accommodation in a shared outside double cabin with private facilities

All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary

Rubber boot rentals

Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team

Near-shore guided walks in towns and settlements

English-speaking expedition team

Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks

Free tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily

Taxes

Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team
 

Special photo workshop
 

Welcome and farewell cocktails
 

Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!

 

Exclusions

Adventure options

Kayaking

Glide through the waters and take in the royal grace of the icebergs, see the varied birds and seals, and maybe even the whales in their natural habitat under the supervision of experienced kayak guides, who will...

Lectures

Our primary focus is knowledge, and we apply this to every aspect of a journey. From the staff that forms our expedition team, to the routes our ship follows, and of course, the program onboard.

Photography

We always have a dedicated expedition photographer onboard to document the voyage and share their passion for photography through lectures and during landings and zodiac cruises.

Zodiac

Essential for expedition cruises, Zodiacs are robust boats that can go up on a beach, a rocky outcrop, a river bank or even an ice floe push through bergy bits of ice floating in the water. This is definitely one...

Departure dates

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Mar. 31, 2021