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On this 16-day cruise-holiday, you will explore the stunning fjords and coastlines of Northern Patagonia, Chile's cosmopolitan capital Santiago, the bohemian port city of Valparaiso and the world-famous Colchagua Valley.
Start your journey in Santiago before travelling to Valparaiso, exploring its colourful and charming streets. This trip also takes you to some of the best vineyards in the beautiful Colchagua Valley, where you will be able to sample some of South America's finest wines and discover a family-owned vineyard on a fantastic wine tour.
The journey will then take you further south where you will discover the Lake District and its impressive sights before heading to Chiloé Island, characterised by its colourful wooden houses along the shore. You will embark the MV Skorpios III and navigate through narrow fjords and channels seeing the impressive landscapes, scenery and glaciers. The highlight of the voyage is Amalia Glacier.
The expedition team will land in a few places, you will be hiking through native forest and have the opportunity to observe the famous Torres del Paine in the immense region of Patagonia. The adventure promises to be an epic one.
Days 1 - 3 - Santiago
Days 4 - 6 - Valparaiso
Day 7 - Colchagua Valley
Days 8 - 10 - The Chilean Lake District & Chiloe Island
Days 11 - 13 - Puerto Natales & Patagonia Cruise
Days 14 & 15 - Torres del Paine
Day 16 - Transfer to Santiago for your onward flight
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Price based on departures in 2020 and 2021, 2 people sharing a room. See price tab for detailed information.
Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Arrive in Santiago, the bustling capital of Santiago, where you will spend the next two days exploring the city.
Next, you will travel to Valparaiso where you will have the opportunity to visit on a walking tour Valparaiso’s great patrimonial and cultural attraction boasting natural beauty and Chilean charm. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO this important port city was once considered “The Jewel of the Pacific “, before the opening of the Panama Canal.
Today you will be picked up at your hotel in the beautiful Colchagua Valley to visit two of the most attractive vineyards of Chile. Your first stop will be the Montes Vineyard which boasts a panoramic view of the quaint village of Apalta. In a tour through the vineyard, you will discover the different grape varieties available for winemaking. You will also be treated to a tasting of the vineyard’s Montes Classic, Montes Limited Selection and Montes Alpha wines
Your second destination will be the Viu Manent Vineyard. In this family-owned winery, you will have the possibility to do a historic tour through the vineyard in a traditional carriage, enjoy a wine tasting of 5 premium wines and visit a local museum that showcases the region and its cultural attractions.
Today you will travel to the Chilean Lake District, where you will spend the next two days exploring this stunning region and visiting Chiloe Island.
Towards evening you will board your ship in Puerto Natales and prepare for an incredible journey sailing through the channels and fjords of Patagonia. Before your departure, you will receive a security brief and you can then take your time to explore the facilities of what’s going to be your home for the next few days.
Today you will be picked up from the hotel in Puerto Natales and start your tour visiting the Mylodon Cave, located about 30 minutes away from the town. This cave was discovered by a German explorer in 1895. He found a skin piece of a prehistoric animal called “Mylodon” of 10.000 years old. After visiting this natural monument, you will continue toward the Village of Cerro Castillo, the heart of the sheep farming business in the area. As you continue on the road you will spot the mountains of the Paine Massif (if the weather is favourable) including the famous Torres del Paine and the spectacular Cuernos del Paine. Before reaching the entrance of the park you will be able to see the Sarmiento Lake and the Amarga Lagoon.
During this day, you will move on to the central area and be able to visit places like the Salto Grande waterfall, Nördenskjold and Pehoe lakes, and reach the Grey Lake where you will see many icebergs that come from the imposing Grey Glacier.
The next day, you will be transferred to the Punta Arenas and fly back to Santiago.
Today you will be transferred back to Santiago airport for your onward flight
(2020-21 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
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