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Cruise Adventure in Chilean Patagonia

Chile in 12 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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Get to know the eclectic landscapes of Chile. Explore the urban hustle and bustle of Santiago, the stunning snow-capped Osorno volcano before unearthing the beauty of the south aboard a 5-night cruise along Patagonia.

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    Chilean Patagonia
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    San Rafael Glacier
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    Santa Lucía Hill
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    Santiago Chile
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    Vicente Perez Rosales National Park

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  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
  • 5 nights aboard the MN Skorpios II
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  • Accommodation in Charm category hotels.
  • 5 nights aboard the MN Skorpios II

Accommodation: 10 Nights

Itinerary

Explore one of South America’s most diverse countries in this journey that will take you from land to ocean. Uncover the beauty of Chile’s capital city, Santiago, before making your way to Puerto Vara to take in the views of the snow-capped Osorno volcano. From here, embark on a 5-night cruise along the Patagonian Chiloé Archipelago and let your eyes gaze in amazement.

 

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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It's time to explore the diverse landscapes, cultures and breathtaking natural beauty of South America. Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile. Night on board.

If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Santiago
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Arrival in Santiago, the capital of Chile known as one of the most important cosmopolitan cities in South America. You will be met and greeted by one of our representatives and then transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure; take this time to acclimate to your new surroundings. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pullman el Bosque or similar
tripadvisor rating

3572 Reviews

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3rd Day: Santiago
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a fully-guided tour of Santiago to really get to know the city’s thriving artistic culture. Start the tour walking through the main avenue of the city, going down the cobblestone neighborhood of Lastarría, known for its greenery and beautiful 19th century houses which have been restored mostly used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums today.

Afterwards, make your way to Cerro Santa Lucia where we will have time to walk and take pictures, while your guide recounts some of the most important episodes in the history of Santiago, such as the Mapuche / Spanish confrontation. From its terraces we will have a panoramic view of Santiago, as well as admire relics and constructions from the colonial era, such as Castillo Hidalgo. En route to your next stop, admire emblematic sites of the city such as the Plaza de Armas, The Santiago Cathedral and its impressive architecture, in addition to the former national congress.

Arrive at the imposing government house called “La Moneda” and next to it the “Plaza de la Constitución”; visit its surroundings and learn about its important and fascinating history. Continue through the Central Market, one of the most characteristic gastronomic points of Santiago, and then make your way to the upper sector of the capital. On the way, stop at a lapis lazuli store to admire and/or buy beautiful jewelry and unique crafts. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pullman el Bosque or similar
tripadvisor rating

3572 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Santiago

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4th Day: Santiago - Puerto Varas
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Santiago Airport for a flight to Puerto Montt. Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Puerto Varas.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Bellavista Hotel or similar
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1482 Reviews

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5th Day: Puerto Varas
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an action-packed adventure towards Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes, bordering Llanquihue lake. Begin your journey in Ensenada where you will start your ascent towards the volcanos, located 1240 meters above sea level. Once you’ve made it to the top, you will have time to enjoy the landscape, take pictures and appreciate the unique view of the summits, its eternal snow glaciers, Llanquihue Lake and the Pacific Ocean.

You will then have the option to enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, or to take the chairlift to reach the Glacier resort, located 1750 meters above sea level. From here, enjoy the impressive views on Llanquihue Lake. Return to your hotel and head to a local restaurant for lunch.

Later, make your way to Petrohué, located on the shore of Todos los Santos Lake, inside the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. Take a quiet walk along its trails, surrounded by a green forest, the majestic Osorno volcano and the turquoise Petrohué river. From here, take in the beauty of one of the most stunning sites of the region, the Saltos de Petrohué. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Puerto Varas.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Bellavista Hotel or similar
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1482 Reviews

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6th Day: Puerto Varas - Island of Chiloé - Gulf of Corcovado
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the Skorpios Cruise terminal in Puerto Montt, where you will begin your maritime journey through Chilean waters.

Start by sailing through the archipelago of Llanquihue with sights of the city of Calbuco before making your way to Quemchi on the island of Chiloé and disembark on small boats towards the picturesque village to visit a handicraft market, cafes, the museum of the Chilean author Francisco Coloane and stroll through the beautiful streets.

Return to your cruise ship and continue sailing south along the archipelago of Chiloé, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado. Overnight on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
MN Skorpios - Cabina Acró... or similar
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Activities

included
Visit to Quemchi commune

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7th Day: Puerto Aguirre - Barrientos Islet - Caleta Quesahuen
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Full board onboard. Continue your journey through the channels of Moraleda and Ferronave. Arrive at the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre enclosed by the Chonos archipelago, where you will walk through its charming streets, passing by a Patagonian rainforest to reach a viewpoint and take in the stunning sights.

Return to your cruise ship and continue sailing through the channels of Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Casma. Arrive at Islote Barrientos, where you will disembark into smaller boats approaching the rock formations to visit one of the largest bird colonies in Chile, counting Kelp Gulls, Rock shags, Red-legged shags and Imperial shags. Here, you will also find South American fur seals.

Afterwards, continue your journey heading south, arriving in Caleta Quesahuen or Punta Leopardos which is 20 nautical miles from the Glacier of San Rafael. Overnight on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
MN Skorpios - Cabina Acró... or similar
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Activities

included
Excursion to Barrientos Islet

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Visit to the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre

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8th Day: San Rafael Glacier
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Full board onboard. Continue sailing through the channel of Tempanos until you reach the San Rafael lagoon at which point the vessel will anchor 2 km from the glacier. You will then take part in a boat excursion where you will explore the icebergs of this region, weather permitting. Return to your ship and continue your journey towards Quitralco-Fjord. Overnight on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
MN Skorpios - Cabina Acró... or similar
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Activities

included
Boat excursion to San Rafael Glacier

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9th Day: Quitralco Fjord
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Full board onboard. After breakfast and docked at the Quitralco pier, enjoy thermal baths at 32° and 38°C in indoor or outdoor pools and hike along the local trails. If weather conditions permit, motor boat excursions are available in the interior of the fjord. Continue sailing to Chiloé through Moraleda and Pérez Norte channels. Overnight on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
MN Skorpios - Cabina Acró... or similar
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Activities

included
Visit to Quitralco fjord

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10th Day: Gulf of Corcovado - Conejos Islet - Dalcahue
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Full board on board. Resume your journey through the channel of Leucayec, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado. With a bit of luck, you’ll catch a glimpse of humpback and/or blue whales in the early hours of the morning.

Continue sailing along the east coast of Chiloé, arriving at Islote Conejos, in the Queilen channel. Disembarking onto small boats to visit the island inhabited by Magellan penguins and birds.

From here, continue sailing through the islands of Lemuy and Chelín. You will then arrive in Dalcahue, where you have the option of visiting the handicraft market, the church and stroll along the promenade. Return to your cruise ship for a farewell party and Captain’s Dinner. Overnight on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
MN Skorpios - Cabina Acró... or similar
See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit to Dalcahue

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included
Boat excursion to Conejos Islet

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11th Day: Puerto Montt - Santiago
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Breakfast on board. Disembark the cruise ship at the Skorpios Cruise terminal in Puerto Montt and transfer to the airport to board a flight back to Santiago. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps now would be a good time for some last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pullman el Bosque or similar
tripadvisor rating

3572 Reviews

See our full selection
12th Day: Santiago - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to UK/Ireland. Arrive in UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Included activities

Included

City Tour of Santiago

Included activity for day 3 in Santiago Chile

Get to know Santiago from the skyscrapers of "Sanhattan" to the colonial-style architecture. Climb the Cerro de Santa Lucía and visit La Moneda, among other places, to finish at the Central Market.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Visit to Quemchi commune

Included activity for day 6 in Chilean Patagonia

Disembark in boats in this picturesque Chiloé town, where you can visit its handicraft center, streets and cafes, as well as the museum house of the Chilean writer Francisco Coloane.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Excursion to Barrientos Islet

Included activity for day 7 in Chilean Patagonia

Disembark in boats and sneak up on this group of rocky islands and visit the place with the largest number of seabirds in the Aysén region.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Visit to the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre

Included activity for day 7 in Chilean Patagonia

Disembark in this fishing village nestled in the Chonos archipelago. Walk through its streets, viewpoints and the path of a typical rainforest of the region.

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 11:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Santiago de Chile - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Santiago - Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt - Santiago. *
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  • 5 nights accomodation in Charm and Superior category hotels and 5 nights on board the MN Skorpios II.
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  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • 5-night Cruise to Patagonia with full board.
  • ATOL Protection.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Meals and beverages not specified in the program and entrance fees to National Parks.

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTAhttps://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTAhttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html 

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

Please note that passport information is required up to 60 days prior to departure.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport required for stays of up to three months.

  • Visa

    No visa is required to enter the country. Tourist Card issued on arrival.

  • Currency

    Peso

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Electricity

    220V. Adapter required in certain parts of the country.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the UK.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 05:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://chile.travel/en

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport. 

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.  

The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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