Chilean Fjords – The Kaweskar Route


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    Enjoy a stunning cruise along the west coast of Chile with its glacier-studded fjords, emerald lakes and channels. For the nature lover, this opens up opportunities to see the multitude of wildlife found in these waters including dolphins, seabirds, foxes and condors. On board lectures and daily activities make this a truly memorable journey.

    Highlights

    • Cruising the Patagonian fjords
    • Spectacular glaciers and channels
    • Birdwatching and other wildlife viewing

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Join Puerto Natales, embark on board Skorpios III
    In the afternoon, you will be welcomed aboard the ‘Skorpios III’ for your Patagonia cruise in Puerto Natales. The ship will commence its journey between 17:00 and 18:00, navigating the Patagonian channels of Kirke Narrowness, Morla Vicuña, Union, Collinwood and Sarmiento. From the comfort of our ship, we will be spectators of a wild landscape where the evergreen forests, glaciers and mountains with eternal snows meet the sea. This voyage passes close to national parks with untouched mountain massifs, where the heritage of the aboriginal forefathers can still be recognised. This is the ideal accompaniment to any South American adventure. The friendly staff onboard will present useful information and keep you abreast of developments during the journey. The majority of the cruise is through fjords and channels where the sea conditions are generally calm. Whilst on board you will have services which include full board, accommodation in various cabins, open deck areas, bars, glacier viewing, daily landings, boat excursions, films and other entertainment; and lectures related to aboriginal people, glaciology and flora/fauna. (D)

    Day 2 Visit Amalia Glacier, El Brujo Glacier and Calvo Fjord
    Early this morning your cruise vessel arrives at Amalia Glacier. The cruise ship will travel close to the glacier providing ample panoramic viewing opportunities. The ship then continues north, arriving at El Brujo Glacier late morning where, if the weather conditions allow, we will disembark to observe the glacier. We then set sail for Calvo Fjord, where an excursion will be done in a special motor boat, named Capitan Constantino, visiting Fernando, Capitan Constantino and Alipio Glaciers, among others. Early evening we set sail to the Montañas Fjord. (B, L, D)

    Day 3 Visit Montañas Fjord, Bernal Glacier, Herman Glacier, Alsina and Paredes Glacier. Cruise to Puerto Natales
    In the morning your cruise ship will arrive at Montañas Fjord, where five glaciers that slid down from the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea, can be seen. We also visit the Bernal Glacier, where a soft hiking excursion can be done to its base. Depending on the tide, we will also visit the Herman Glacier to sail in its bay and admire the beauty of the area and many multi-coloured icebergs. After this, we will visit the Alsina and Paredes Glacier. This evening we set sail towards Puerto Natales via the Kirke Narrowness crossing, whilst enjoying the Captain’s farewell dinner and dance. We spend the night onboard following our late evening arrival at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales. (B, L, D)

    Day 4 Trip concludes in Puerto Natales
    After breakfast our trip concludes in Puerto Natales with disembarkation. Further services such as transfers to the airport, additional accommodation in Puerto Natales, or extensions in the Torres del Paine National Park or Antarctica can be arranged on request. (B)

    Inclusions

    • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Wine and beverages during meal times (unless otherwise specified)
    • Comfortable cabin accommodation in ‘Atenas Cabin’ (upgrade to other cabin classes possible)
    • Services of the vessel’s expedition and hospitality staff including lectures, briefings, on board activities
    • Welcome drinks and Captain’s farewell dinner
    • Port taxes, port charges and landing fees imposed by government authorities
    • On-board physician or health care professional. Note – specific personal medications and pharmaceutical supplies should be provided by the passenger.

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