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Peru and Chile Explorer 2021

18 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 Lima, Peru
Welcome to Lima, Peru where your journey into wonder begins as 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. (Dinner)

Day 2 Parcas
Parcas Bay, where the desert and the sea come together 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.

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 At sea
Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort and perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired plunge pools. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4-5 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Valparaiso, Chile
The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso welcomes you with its long and colourful history dating back to the conquistadors

Freechoice: Experience the winding cobblestone labyrinths of alleyways and bustling streets 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’. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 At sea
Relaxation beckons with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for yourself in the Senses Spa. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Puerto Montt
At the very end of the Pan American highway is Puerto Montt, which is the starting point for a fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills and the enchantment of Southern Chile.

Freechoice: Visit Puerto Varas and Frutillar. Alternatively, explore Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls or the Felmer Museum and Frutillar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Castro
Visit Castro, where colourful wooden stilt houses line the waterfront and the Chilote culture is seen throughout the World Heritage-listed churches and 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 discover the village of Dalcahue and the island of Quinchao. Alternatively, see the farmlands and countryside on horseback.

Discovery: Travel to the Chiloé National Park and stroll the Tepual pathway through a forest of tepu. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 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. As a dramatic backdrop, the San Valentin Mountain rises from this massive ice field which is part of the Laguna San Rafael National Park.

Visit a coastal village, located between the mouth of the Baker River, the largest river in Chile, and a small embankment of the Baker Channel. The surrounding geography is rugged, formed by a number of islands, fjords, channels and estuaries. Cruise the Angostura Ingles (English Narrows) at the foot of the massive Darwin Cordillera mountain range, the majestic scenery and wildlife of the inner passages of the Chilean Channels is an assault on the senses. 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 islands and channel markers of the English Narrows. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11-13 Inner Fjords
Continue to explore the Inner Fjords. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Punta Arenas
Not far from Patagonia, the city is located in the extreme south of Chile with a port and sheep-breeding history, the gateway into Antarctica will captivate you with its clean air and sophisticated European architecture.

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Chilean Fjords
Enjoy days of cruising cruising await as you traverse the Agostini and Garibaldi Fjords. Glaciers abound with the Monte Buckland mountain range as the backdrop.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Chilean Fjords
A day of cruising and exploration. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Ushuaia, Argentina > Buenos Aires
Your cruise ends this morning as disembark and fly to Buenos Aires taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. (Breakfast)

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All This Included
A truly bespoke itinerary that offers up the very best of the islands and fjords of Patagonia and Chile.

Starting in the largest seaport in Peru, before continuing down the Chilean coastline into the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia. Scenic Eclipse will take you further into this incredible landscape so you can explore, see and do more. Abounding in natural phenomenon you will appreciate the full size of the enormous glaciers from the Zodiacs or kayaks. Discover resident colonies of Magellanic and king penguins on board Scenic Eclipse on this fascinating journey.
  • 50 meals including 17 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches and 17 Dinners
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Eclipse
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.