Day 1 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. (Dinner)
Day 2 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Days 5-9 Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Ushuaia > El Calafate
Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentine Patagonia. Meet your Tour Director and enjoy a relaxing three night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 13 El Calafate
Established in 1937 as a national park and extending over 4,459 square kilometres, 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 to the top of the impressive 250 square kilometre glacier.
Toast your day in this natural wonderland framed by the spectacular backdrop of Perito Moreno glacier. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 14 El Calafate
Discover the traditional way of life on an estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside, surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and lakes of great natural beauty. This evening is at leisure to wander into town and experience one of the many quaint restaurants and cafés. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 15 El Calafate > 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 Pehoe and provides the perfect base for a four night Special Stay. Settle into your tastefully appointed room, with sweeping views across the lake to the Paine Massif and enjoy a range of excursions each day, complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Patagonian specialities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 16 Torres del Paine National Park
Your exciting adventure into one of the most spectacular national parks in the world begins. Boasting glaciers, waterways, the peaks of the Paine Massif and a range of wildlife including the elusive puma, your days exploring will be a memory to treasure.
Freechoice: Over the next three days, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace, all escorted by expert expedition guides.
Each evening relax in the lounge with its magnificent views over the lake across to the mountains. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 17 Torres del Paine National Park
Enjoy small group activities escorted by expert expedition guides. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 18 Torres del Paine National Park
Continue exploring the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park. Join your Tour Director this evening for a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 19 Torres del Paine National Park > Santiago
Savour the last views of the massifs of Torres del Paine before flying to the quirky Chilean capital of Santiago for an overnight stay. (Breakfast)
Day 20 Santiago
Say farewell as you transfer to Santiago airport taking away a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. (Breakfast)