Ultimate Antarctica, South Georgia, Falkland Islands & Chilean Fjords

33 Days
Buenos Aires to Santiago
From (CAD)
$ 50,574
Dates & Pricing

2023 Buenos Aires > Santiago

Tour Map
Tour Code:
X22S
Duration:
33 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Santiago

33 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 wonders. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - Falkland Islands

    Continue to explore the Falkland Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - South Georgia

    Explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    Enjoy a day 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    As you head north to 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Ushuaia, Argentina

    Welcome to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world. Enjoy a day at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Cape Horn

    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

  22. Day 22 - Chilean Fjords

    Witness one of the most impressive glaciers, Seno Pia Glacier and explore the labyrinth of ice crevasses and rivers. Continue to cruise down to Seno Garibaldi, one of a handful of advancing glaciers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Chilean Fjords

    Enjoy a day of cruising as you continue to traverse the Chilean Fjords, through tidewater glaciers and mountain peaks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - 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 and sophisticated European architecture and historical role during the California Gold Rush. Overlooking the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is renowned for kayaking. The Magdalena Island is the breeding ground of Magellanic penguin colonies, while Tierra del Fuego is  home to the Kawesqar and Selk’nam indigenous people.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise through the Inner Fjords. Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Join a fitness class in one of the well-being spaces or relax in one of the many therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate at one of the outstanding dining venues on board or delight in the excellent selection of fine wines created by a Master of Wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Inner Fjords

    Continue cruising through the Inner Fjords. The English Narrows is home to the only settlement inside the Chilean Inside Passage at Puerto Eden, a region with a mountainous terrain and a thriving Magellanic subpolar forest. Located in Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Pio XI Glacier, or Bruggen Glacier as it is also known, is the size of Santiago. It is the only glacier in the world that is growing each day. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Inner Fjords

    Journey to one of the most spectacular locations in Southern Chile. Surrounded by glaciers, rivers, fjords and imposing Mountains Tortel, Chile is in southern Patagonia. With one of the most unique natural environment that ranges from the Katalalixar National Reserve lush wilderness to the ice fields of Southern Patagonia. Be astounded by traditional Chilota architecture and stroll past the many houses built on stilts with a labyrinthine of over water boardwalks tracing the escarpment. This in combination with the rich local Aysen culture has allowed the Chilean government to declare this Tortel a National Heritage city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - At Sea

    Sailing towards Castro, 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

  29. Day 29 - Castro, Isla Chiloé

    Visit Castro, located on the island of Chiloe.  Be charmed by its natural beauty, flanked by a fjord on the east and home to Chiloe National Park where an abundance of wildlife species thrive on the west coast. Catch a glimpse of the Chiloe 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - 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 while sampling paila marina, a seafood stew.  Puerto Montt is the perfect launch pad to explore the German cities of Frutillar and Puerto Varas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. 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

  32. Day 32 - Valparaíso > Santiago

    Your cruise ends this morning in Valparaiso as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Santiago for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  33. Day 33 - Santiago

    After breakfast and transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight homeward.

    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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