Grand Antarctica, Chilean Fjords & French Polynesia Voyage

40 Days
Buenos Aires to Papeete
From (CAD)
$ 43,234
Dates & Pricing

2024 Buenos Aires > Papeete

Tales of the south

Embark on a life changing discovery voyage, a truly bespoke itinerary that offers the very best of the islands and fjords of Chile, the southernmost continent and the Pacific.
Scenic Eclipse will take you deep into this majestic and glacial landscape before venturing further south, entering the formidable frozen landscape made up of never-ending icefields, towering rock faces, snow-capped peaks, immense glaciers, glistening blue icebergs, and an incredible amount of unperturbed wildlife. Be immersed in the archaeological phenomena of Easter Island and explore the unique culture that endures today. Discover the real Robinson Crusoe Island, home to one of the most endemic ecosystems in the world, observe one of the most remote communities on earth on Pitcairn Island, and bask in the tropical breeze and pale pinks sands of Fakarava, a spectacular UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
102L
Duration:
40 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Papeete

40 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic city known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary gifts. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you 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

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will build up the excitement for what’s to come or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options on board, or a butler serves you your meal in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Welcome to Antarctica! Seeing the 7th continent for the first time is unlike anything you would have experienced before. Feel the fresh, crisp air on your face and hear the snow crunch under your boot when you first step foot on land. Each new encounter will fill you will awe. Witness wildlife in their natural habitat, with no fear of humans. Antarctica is truly 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 can also 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 dependent on the ice and weather conditions. 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 paddle board around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions.

    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 paddle board around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions.

    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 paddle board around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions.

    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 paddle board around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Scenic Eclipse’s opulent Senses Spa has spacious areas for reflection and relaxation. Discover the ancient art of Nordic bathing in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools and saunas. Enjoy daily entertainment, Scenic’s unrivalled culinary experiences, some quiet time in the Observatory Lounge & Library, all this and more is at your fingertips.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Cape Horn, Chile

    The point where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet, Cape Horn is steeped in maritime history and is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and the southernmost tip of Chile. Weather permitting, our landing on Cape Horn will show the true skill of our Captain, crew, and the Discovery Team 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Chilean Fjords

    Enjoy days of cruising as you traverse the Chilean Fjords, offering views of tidewater glaciers and mountain peaks. Witness one of the most impressive glaciers, Seno Garibaldi, one of a handful of advancing glaciers. Continue to cruise down to Seno Pia Glacier and explore the labyrinth of ice crevasses and rivers. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Chilean Fjords

    Enjoy days of cruising as you continue to traverse the Chilean Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas is at the southern extreme of Chile and serves as the gateway into Antarctica. The city will captivate you with its clean air, sophisticated European architecture and historical role during the California Gold Rush.  

    Freechoice

    Join a local guide for a walking tour of Punta Arenas, or visit Magdalena Island and see one of the largest penguin colonies in southern Chile. Choose to step back in time with a visit to the Nao Victoria’s full-size replica of the Magellan’s ship at Salesian Museum or visit an estancia and discover a new way of life.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Inner Fjords

    Journey to one of the most spectacular locations in Southern Chile. Board a local catamaran and cruise into the Laguna San Rafael via a narrow opening revealing fantastic views of ice and the San Valentin Glacier. Visit a coastal village, located between the mouth of the Baker River, the largest river in Chile, and a small embayment of the Baker Channel. The surrounding geography is rugged, formed by a number of islands, fjords, channels and estuaries. Watch from the Sun Terrace, the Observation Terrace or your private verandah as the Captain and local Chilean Pilot expertly manoeuvre Scenic Eclipse through the majestic scenery and wildlife of the inner passages of the Chilean Channels.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Inner Fjords

    Continue to explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Inner Fjords

    Continue to explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Inner Fjords

    Discovery

    Continue to explore the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    While you sail towards Tortel, there will be plenty of time to relax and be entranced by the picturesque scenery you’ll encounter on your way.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Castro

    Visit Castro, located on the island of Chiloé. Be charmed by its natural beauty, flanked by a fjord on the east and home to Chiloé National Park where an abundance of wildlife species thrives on the west coast. Catch a glimpse of the Chiloé Island Penguin Colony as Magellanic and Humboldt penguin migrate to the region. Stroll through the city streets and discovery the city’s many UNESCO World Heritage churches, known for their ecclesiastical wooden architecture. 

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Explore Castro and two of the World Heritage Listed chapels or see the farmlands and countryside on horseback.

    Discovery

    Travel to the Chiloé National Park and walk the Tepual pathway through a forest of tepu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Puerto Montt

    At the very end of the Pan American highway is Puerto Montt, which is the starting point of a fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills, and the enchantment of Southern Chile. Uncover culinary delights at Angelmó cove known for its fresh seafood, take in views of Tenglo Island and Calbuco Volcano. Puerto Montt is the perfect launch pad to explore the German cities of Frutillar and Puerto Varas. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - At sea

    Today, relax on board in 6-star luxury. Choose one of the daily activities including a class in Scenic Epicure, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Valparaíso

    dating back to the conquistadors. This vibrant city is rich in theatre, music, performance and street art and exquisite Victorian architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Robinson Crusoe Island

    Located within the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, the volcanic wonderland of Robinson Crusoe Island will enchant you just as it did Daniel Defoe, who immortilised the island in his famous book, published in 1719. True to its description in the story, the island is a captivating lost paradise where you will swim in crystal-clear waters and discover its diverse and rich array of flora represented by more than 130 endemic species, including the spectacular Juan Fernández Firecrown and the tiny Juan Fernandez Tit-tyrant.

    Freechoice

    Visit the historical landmarks of San Juan Bautista Village, the only settlement on the island. See the Patriotic Caves, the Santa Barbara Fort, and the remains of Acorazado Dresden, a German battleship sunk to avoid capture in 1915, or enjoy a unique food tour featuring traditional dishes like lobster and golden crab. Alternatively, hear the legends of pirates and treasure as you walk through critically endangered temperate sub-tropical woodlands in the World Heritage Biosphere Reserve.

    Discovery

    Hike to Centinela hill, walking through an endemic forest lined with Chilean myrtle, cinnamon trees and naranjillos, or kayak with our discovery team. Snorkel with fur seals and curious sea lions and explore beautiful underwater volcanic cliffs and caves.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Alexander Selkirk Island

    Named after the marooned sailor, Alexander Selkirk Island is the largest in the Juan Fernández Archipelago. Densely wooded and marked by ranges and deep ravines that lead to a sheer, rugged coast, a visit here promises a dramatic and truly unforgettable experience. Be amazed by the striking volcanic landscape and its unique biodiversity where a number of rare and endangered plant and bird species can be found, such as the Juan Fernández Orchid and the critically endangered bird, Masafuera Rayadito.

    Discovery

    Glide through the waters in a kayak, stand-up paddleboard at leisure or enjoy hikes around the island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

    Uncover the secrets of Easter Island with its mysterious and enigmatic past. From astonishing volcanic terrain to imposing archaeological sites, Easter Island presents a unique exploration full of history and adventure. Today you will discover a selection of the 600 volcanic stone figures, or Moai, and ancient petroglyphs that dot the island’s green hillsides. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the stone village of Orongo and the island’s largest crater Rano Kau, home to the island’s largest and most important archaeological site, or walk along the north-western section of the island, visiting several ancient villages, moai and caves. Alternatively, embark on a scuba diving excursion visiting a submerged Moai statue.

    Enrich

    Be immersed in ancient Rapa Nui ancestral roots and cultural heritage during a unique music and dance performance and learn about how ancient Polynesians used astronomy. Observe stars and constellations visible only in the Southern Hemisphere from one of the island's traditional observatory sites during an evening stargazing experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

    Rise early and watch the sunrise over the Moai statues at Ahu Tongariki, with spectacular mountain and ocean views behind them – a pure photographer’s delight. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Hike the Terevaka Volcano and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the territory, or discover more Moai sites on an interactive photography tour. Alternatively, unearth some of the gems of Easter Island’s past on a hidden treasures tour.

    Discovery

    Visit Anakena Beach, the ideal spot for swimming, surfing and snorkeling. Be amazed by its striking setting and dramatically located moai, or enjoy an E-bike excursion with your Discovery Team following along traditional Rapa Nui crop fields.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate at one of the many exceptional dining venues or taste a wine from our exquisite curated list.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - Pircairn Island, British Polynesia

    Located halfway between New Zealand and Chile, Pitcairn Island boasts untouched subtropical ecosystems, rugged coastlines and endemic flora, bird and marine life. One of the most remote communities on earth, it is home to just 50 locals, direct descendants of the Bounty mutineers who arrived on Pitcairn in 1790.

    Discovery

    Enjoy a guided hike around the steep coastline of harsh, black lava and witness drawings and petroglyphs made by Polynesians who lived on Pitcairn centuries before.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - Rikitea, Gambier Islands

    A small, isolated group of coral reef islands in the southeast extreme of the Tuamotu archipelago, the Gambier Islands boast lush, green landscapes surrounded by exquisite blue and green lagoons that are as clear as air. Adding to the allure are the famous Tahitian black pearls, which are cultivated in the pristine waters around the island.

    Freechoice

    Discover St Michel of Rikitea Church, made entirely of fired limestone and inlaid with iridescent mother-of pearl, and explore archaeological relics made of coral stone on a walking tour of the town. Alternatively, explore a pearl farm and learn about the creation of the pearl, from the oyster, grafting and technique.

    Discovery

    Enjoy a guided climb up Mount Duff through forest of pines and lemon trees, or kayak the calm waters to discover the beautiful, deserted beaches of the island and the islets of the lagoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  37. Day 37 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate at one of the many exceptional dining venues or taste a wine from our exquisite curated list.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  38. Day 38 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  39. Day 39 - Fakarava, French Polynesia

    Fakarava is home to the second largest lagoon in the Tuamotu Atolls and is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for many rare and endemic species of wildlife, birds and flora.

    Freechoice

    Explore the village of Tetamanu at the far southern end of the lagoon and find a lovely vintage Catholic Church built entirely out of coral by early European missionaries, or visit a local lagoon pearl farm.

    Discovery

    Take a leisurely E-bike ride to see the Topaka Lighthouse, a stone structure shaped like a pyramid, or kayak and paddleboard along the lagoon and take in its extraordinarily beautiful pink sand beaches, made from broken pieces of coral and tiny pink crustaceans.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  40. Day 40 - Papeete, Tahiti

    A vibrant city, Papeete boasts an eclectic and fascinating mix of landscapes and culture. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport or hotel.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Papeete 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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