Patagonian Fjords of Chile
Next DepartureMar. 31, 2021
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, 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.
Arrival and embarkation in Ushuaia
Circumnavigating Cape Horn
Glacier Alley to Punta Santa
Through the fjords to Puerto Natales
Day 7 - 10
Chilean Fjords and visits to Brüggen Glacier, Puerto Edén and Tortel.
Town of Castro on Chiloé Island
Into the Pacific towards Valparaíso
Arrival in Valparaíso and disembarkation
Inclusions / Exclusions
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
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!