Wonders of Antarctica & Torres del Paine - a cruise & land journey

16 Days
El Calafate to Buenos Aires
From (CAD)
$ 33,506
Dates & Pricing

2024 El Calafate > Buenos Aires

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. Fly over the infamous Drake Passage, landing in Antarctica fresh and ready for exploration. While Scenic Eclipse’s customised design creates a smooth journey, this voyage gives guests the opportunity to only test these waters once.
Patagonia is a truly unique landmass surrounded by a different ocean on each of its three coasts – the Pacifi c, 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-fi elds 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. Experience the Antarctic Peninsula and its maze of protected channels with our dedicated Discovery Team. Glide in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, experiencing the peacefulness of the frozen continent. Watch as penguins and seals dive through the glassy seas. Take the time to feel the fresh, crisp air on your face and listen to the snow crunch under your boot.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSP4
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
El Calafate
Return City:
Buenos Aires

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - El Calafate, Argentina

    Welcome to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina Patagonia. Meet your Tour Director and enjoy a relaxing three night stay.

  2. Day 2 - El Calafate

    Established in 1937 as a national park, the World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park is sure to be a highlight. 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.

    Sundowners

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - El Calafate

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - El Calafate > Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

    Drive to Patagonia and reach your luxurious retreat, 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

  5. Day 5 - 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. Join your Tour Director on your final evening for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - Torres del Paine National Park > Punta Arenas, Chile

    Savour the last views of the massifs of Torres del Paine as drive to Punta Arenas. Located on the edge of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is a frontier town known for its brightly coloured houses, plazas and mountainous backdrops and is the stepping off point for your Antarctic exploration. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay.
    Early in the evening you will meet your fellow Discoverer’s for a briefing and a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Punta Arenas > King George Island, Antarctica

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island (weather permitting), the largest of the South Shetland Islands, 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Ushuaia, Argentina > Buenos Aires

    Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. 

    Please book your flight to depart out of Buenos Aires after 08:00 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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