Antarctica, South Georgia & Torres del Paine - a cruise & land journey

27 Days
Santiago to Montevideo
From (CAD)
$ 45,826
Dates & Pricing

2024 Santiago > Montevideo

Travel to the southern extremes of South America for a ethereal scenery. Wild yet serene, Patagonia offers a kind of peace that makes you wonder if you have found paradise. Join Scenic Eclipse and travel further south to little islands with big tales to tell. The South Georgia Islands are teeming with wildlife and exploration history, while the intriguing Falkland Islands are unique, as is the great white wonder of Antarctica.
Patagonia is a truly unique landmass surrounded by a different ocean on each of its three coasts – the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Southern Ocean – and offering some of the most spectacular vistas in the world. Soaring granite mountains, lush forests, distinctive wildlife, magnifi cent glaciers, cerulean lakes, and the largest ice-fields in the Southern Hemisphere after Antarctica. In El Calafate, get up close to the glorious Perito Moreno Glacier and drink in the spectacular views. Discover the splendour of Los Glaciares National Park before venturing into the dramatically beautiful Torres del Paine National Park with its soaring peaks and crystal clear lakes. In South Georgia, photograph the impressive jagged mountain vistas and walk through some of the world’s largest king penguin colonies. Summer comes to Antarctica and South Georgia like a revelation. Penguins nest, and voraciously hungry chicks grow quickly as their parents work hard feeding them. The waters are teeming with whales feasting on krill, orcas hunt in packs and elephant seal beachmasters are busy guarding their harem. In the Falkland Islands, we explore the historic town of Stanley and the wildlife endemic to the region.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSP6
Duration:
27 days
Departure City:
Santiago
Return City:
Montevideo

Selected Itinerary

27 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Santiago, Chile

    Welcome to Santiago, the quirky Chilean capital for an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Santiago > Torres del Paine National Park

    Fly to Patagonia and reach your luxurious retreat, explora Patagonia, set in the heart of the park on the shores of Lake Pehoé, the perfect base for a four night Special Stay. Settle into your tastefully appointed room, with sweeping views across the lake all the way to the Paine Massif and enjoy a range of included excursions each day, as well as complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Patagonian specialities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Your exciting adventure into one of the most spectacular national parks in the world begins. Boasting shimmering glaciers, turquoise waters, dramatic peaks and a range of wildlife including the elusive puma, you will love spending your days exploring the region.

    Freechoice

    Over the next three days, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Each evening, relax in the lounge and take in the magnificent views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Explore Torres del Paine National Park. There are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Explore Torres del Paine National Park. There are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Torres del Paine National Park > El Calafate, Argentina

    Drive to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina Patagonia. Enjoy a relaxing three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - El Calafate

    Cruise close to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose face rises an average of 74 metres above the surface of the water. Then take a guided walk along the boardwalk for views across the top of the impressive 250 square kilometre glacier.

    Sunset Drinks

    Toast your day in this natural wonderland framed by the spectacular backdrop of Perito Moreno Glacier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - El Calafate

    Discover the traditional way of life on an estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside, surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and stunning lakes.

    Join your Tour Director for a delicious farewell dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Calafate > Ushuaia

    Savour the last views of the reserve before your onward journey to Antarctica. Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - At sea

    Make yourself at home on board Scenic Eclipse and immerse yourself into the limitless luxury. As you cruise south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on the deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. They will present lectures on the history and geology of the Falkland Islands and the Southern Ocean in the state-of-the-art on board theatre. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Welcome to Antarctica. Seeing the 7th continent for the first time is unlike anything you would have experienced before. Feeling the fresh, crisp air on your face. Hearing the snow crunch under your boot when you first step foot on the pristine land. Watching the unperturbed wildlife in their natural habitat. This is a land of peace.  
    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife, such as penguins, seals, and whales. You could explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. If conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.  
    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18-20 hours of daylight. 

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Sailing towards South Georgia gives you time to slow to the rhythm of the sea. There will be plenty of time to relax and be entranced by the many seabirds you’ll encounter on your way. You may decide to join the avid whale watchers hoping to get a glimpse of one of these giant mammals, or simply contemplate the vastness of the ocean. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - South Georgia:

    South Georgia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. The island is a speck in the vast South Atlantic Ocean, one of the most remote parts of our planet. A 3,000-metre mountain range forms the spine of the long, narrow island. Between the mountains, shattered glaciers carve their way through tussock grass to the deeply indented coastline. Despite being such a small outpost in the vastness of the South Atlantic, the sea around South Georgia is one of the liveliest areas on earth. The abundant marine life supports millions of seals, whales, penguins and seabirds. Ernest Shackleton and five of his crew sailed from Elephant Island in the James Caird for 16 days and 1,300 kilometres and finally found safety in the tiny entrance of Cave Cove. This epic story of survival began with the sinking of Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, in the Weddell Sea, six months earlier. As you explore South Georgia, you will have the opportunity to reflect on Shackleton’s epic journey. 

    Discovery

    Equipped with a fleet of custom built Zodiacs and kayaks, your discovery excursions will take you to the places of your wildest dreams.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - South Georgia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - South Georgia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - At sea

    Enjoy time at sea exploring the many 6-star luxury amenities on board your Discovery Yacht, from the on board theatre and Senses Spa, to wonderful dining experiences. Spot icebergs and marine life from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Falkland Islands:

    Remote and sparsely populated, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife lover’s paradise. You will visit a number of the outer islands, where large colonies of penguins and albatross thrive. Fur seals and elephant seals roam sandy beaches, while the surrounding waters are home to whales and dolphins. Visit the very British capital, Stanley and its small but thriving community. 
    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields Tour visit the key sites of the conflict.

    Discovery

    Partake in a Scenic Discovery excursion at Gypsy Cove, walk the wildlife trail and see the Magellanic penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Falkland Islands

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - At sea

    As you head towards Ushuaia, reflect on your experience of a lifetime, compare notes with your fellow travellers and interact with your Discovery Team as you enjoy the unsurpassed luxury of Scenic Eclipse. 

  25. Day 25 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Montevideo

    A vibrant city, Montevideo boasts an eclectic and fascinating mix of architecture and culture. Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. 

    Please book your flight to depart out of Montevideo after 12:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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