Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Antarctica

On this 30 day Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Antarctica luxury cruise from Lima to Buenos Aires, experience the Patagonian Fjords and Antarctic Peninsula.

30 Days
Lima to Buenos Aires
From (CAD)
$ 42,395
Dates & Pricing

2019 Lima > Buenos Aires

Extraordinary landscapes

From the monumental glaciers of the Chilean Fjords to the ice-covered wonders of Antarctica, this incredible journey will leave you in awe of Mother Nature.
Covering the great southern icefields of Patagonia and Antarctica with days spent exploring and endless opportunities for discovery, you will enjoy a flexible itinerary designed to maximize opportunity for all kinds of exploration, even by helicopter or submarine (Helicopter and Submarine excursions are an additional expense, subject to regulatory approval, ice and weather conditions)
Tour Map
Tour Code:
102S
Duration:
30 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Buenos Aires

Selected Itinerary

30 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lima (Callao)

    Welcome to Lima, Peru where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Paracas

    Paracas Bay, on the Pacific coastline of Peru is where the desert and the sea meet in spectacular landscapes. The cliffs that frame the beaches are prolific with wildlife including millions of seagulls and cormorants that are year round residents, as well as many migratory birds including guano birds and Humboldt penguins. Explore the wildlife rich Ballestas Islands, home to sea lion colonies and more than 200 species of birds.

    Enrich

    Witness a private performance of entertaining Peruvian musicians as you sample the national drink, the Pisco Sour against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort, perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired plunge pools or sooth your muscles and mind in the relaxation lounge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Valparaíso

    The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso welcomes you with its long and colourful history dating back to the Conquistadors. This vibrant city is rich in theatre, music, performance and street art, with most streets, staircases, alleyways and buildings brightly painted.

    Freechoice

    Experience the winding cobblestone labyrinths of alleyways and bustling streets, and see brightly-coloured houses on the hills with your local guide or travel to the Casablanca Valley and taste some of Chile’s finest vintages. Alternatively, visit Viña del Mar and discover why it is known as the ‘Garden City’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Relax on board or join an informative and entertaining presentation by your Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Puerto Montt

    At the very end of the Pan American highway is Puerto Montt, the starting point for the fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills and the enchantment of Southern Chile.

    Freechoice

    Visit Puerto Varas and Frutillar and see the beauty of these towns set in the middle of lakes and mountains. Alternatively explore Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls or choose to visit the Felmer Museum and Frutillar, and learn about the German colonization history of this area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Castro

    Visit Castro, where the attractions of Chiloe and the local culture is combined with modern development to create one of the most interesting cities on Chiloe Island.

    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 discover the village of Dalcahue and the island of Quinchao. Alternatively see the farmlands and countryside on horseback.

    Discovery

    Travel to the Chiloe National Park and stroll the Tepual pathway through a forest of tepu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - San Rafael Lagoon

    Journey to one of the most spectacular locations in Southern Chile. Board a local catamaran and cruise into the Laguna via a narrow opening revealing fantastic views of floating pieces of ice and the San Valentin Glacier. This glacier also has the distinction of being the world’s nearest glacier to the Equator. As a dramatic backdrop, the San Valentin Mountain rises from this massive ice field which is part of the Laguna San Rafael National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Inner Fjords

    Your senses will be overloaded with the majestic scenery and wildlife of the inner passages of the Chilean Channels, at the foot of the massive Darwin Cordillera mountain range. Watch from the Sky Terrace, the Observation Terrace or your private verandah as the Captain and local Chilean Pilot expertly manoeuvres Scenic Eclipse through the islands and channel markers of the English Narrows. Glaciers abound in this incredible landscape and you will discover the El Brujo and Amalia glaciers and many more highlights in these marvellous days of exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Punta Arenas

    Freechoice

    Join a local guide for a walking tour of Punta Arenas, or visit the Magellan Strait Park and Fort Bulnes and learn the history of this area. 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

  15. Day 15 - Punta Arenas

    Today visit Magdalena Island. Lying in the Magellan Strait, this small island is a national monument of Chile and a breeding location for many species of birds including the Magellanic Penguin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Chilean Fjords

    Sensory days of cruising await as you traverse the Agostini and Garibaldi Fjords. Glaciers abound with the Monte Buckland mountain range as the backdrop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Chilean Fjords

    Cruise the Chilean Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Cape Horn

    The point where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet, Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and at the southernmost tip of Chile.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Ushuaia

    Explore this unique town, the southernmost in the world.

    Freechoice

    Discover the Tierra del Fuego National Park or explore the inland lakes of the peninsula.

    Set sail this evening 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, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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 excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our 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

    You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.

    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. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs and there may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - At sea

    Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Please book your flight to depart after 8pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features:
  • Only 200 guests on board
  • 100% spacious verandah suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to nine on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 16 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team*
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special waterproof boots
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability