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Patagonia, the Chilean fjords and Antarctica expedition cruise - 12 Nov 2016

22 days from £14,638pp

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Patagonia, the Chilean fjords and Antarctica expedition cruise - 12 Nov 2016

 

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This cruise on Silversea’s luxury expedition ship Silver explorer takes you far south to discover the pristine land- and seascapes of the Antarctic Peninsula. The White Continent, with staggering snow-clad mountains, sculptured icebergs, abundant wildlife and the vestiges of human exploration, is a breathtaking destination and a real privilege to explore.

But unlike many Antarctic cruises which depart from South America’s southernmost port, Ushuaia, this unique voyage offers the opportunity en route to visit southern Chile, a slither of land clinging to the western slopes of the Ands with a long jagged coastline: ideal cruising territory.

Cruise though the dark fjords and steep mountains of sharply glaciated Patagonia; you sail through silvery seas dotted with a multitude of islands inhabited only by birds and sea-lions.  Here, it is so hard to penetrate the fragmented interior that many places can only be reached from the sea.  Discovering this hidden territory is a true adventure.

Continue south to Antarctica and then return to Ushuaia, the Argentina port which sits astride the Beagle Channel in Tierra de Fuego, the island on the tip of the South American continent.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Santiago, transfer to hotel in Valparaiso.

Day 2

At leisure in Valparaiso.

Day 3

Embark luxury expedition ship Silver Explorer.

Day 4

At sea sailing south.

Day 5

Arrive Valdivia, visit the port at the entrance to the lake district.

Day 6

Castro, Chiloé Island, Chile.

Day 7

Visit Puerto Chacabuco in Chile’s Patagonian XI region.

Day 8

Pass through the English Narrows

Day 9

Visit Pio Xl glacier.

Day 10

At sea cruising the Chilean fjords.

Day 11

Arrive Punta Arenas.

Day 12

Cruise through the Drake Passage.

Day 13

Continue south towards Antarctica.

Day 14

Arrive at the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 15

Explore the islands and mainland of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 16

Explore the islands and mainland of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 17

Explore the islands and mainland of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 18

Explore the islands and mainland of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 19

Travel north to South America through Drake Passage.

Day 20

Continue north towards Tierra del Fuego.

Day 21

Arrive in Ushuaia. Fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 22

Transfer to airport for international flight. UK clients arrive home the following day.

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Included in this holiday

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
Places visited

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar


 
Antarctica
Thing to do

Expedition cruising in Antarctica


 
Hotel Palacio Astoria, outside
Accommodation

Palacio Astoreca


 

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