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14 Night - Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine Cruise

Journey to the Edge of the Earth: Explore the Untamed Beauty of Patagonia

Package Details

Overview

From AU$18,988* twin share

Cruise Line: Quark Expeditions
Ship: Ultramarine
Duration: 14 Nights
Cabin: Oceanview
Ports: Buenos Aires to Santiago (Valparaiso)


Itinerary

Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Pia and Garibaldi Glaciers, Glacier Alley, Dainelli (Aguila) Glacier, Chilean Fjords, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, Canal de las Montañas, Tuckers Islets, Ainsworth Bay, Islote Albatros, Bahia Brookes, Marta Island, Punta Arenas, Santiago (Valparaiso)


Description

Pricing based on Departure Date Mar 13 – 27, 2025

Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine

Retrace Charles Darwin’s epic voyage to the ‘edge of the world’ on our Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine expedition, a comprehensive journey into Chile’s spectacular network of fjords and channels. Helicopter flightseeing and Zodiac cruises along this enchanting stretch of coastline provide awe-inspiring perspectives of some of the most remote and picturesque landscapes on Earth. From Magellanic penguin colonies and other seabirds to South American sea lions and southern elephant seals, the fascinating array of wildlife is as abundant as the majestic blue-toned tidewater glaciers. Join us in this enchanting wonderland and experience all the natural splendors of southern Patagonia.  

 

By coming aboard for this special journey, you will also be among the first guests to experience our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of exploration and offer an unmatched experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adventure! Please feel free to reach out to our team of Polar Travel Advisers, who are happy to answer your questions and provide assistance at any time. 

 

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Encounter iconic wildlife, such as Magellanic penguins, sea lions and seabirds
  • Experience some of the world’s most remote glacial and fjord systems, including Glacier Alley
  • Retrace Darwin’s route through the Beagle Channel and learn about the storied history of southern Chile
  • Cruise in a Zodiac for a unique perspective of glaciers, fjords and channels
  • Enjoy helicopter flightseeing from Ultramarine for a unique perspective of the landscape


Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer independently to your group hotel for a pre-expedition night.

Day 2: Fly to Ushuaia and Embark
Fly to Ushuaia and explore before boarding the ship, sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Day 3: Cape Horn
Visit Cape Horn, weather permitting, and possibly hike to the lighthouse and monument.

Days 4-5: Pia and Garibaldi Glaciers, Glacier Alley
Explore Glacier Alley, Pia Glacier, and Garibaldi Glacier with presentations and Zodiac excursions.

Day 6: Dainelli (Aguila) Glacier
View the Dainelli Glacier by Zodiac and enjoy a beach hike.

Day 7: Cruising the Chilean Fjords
Navigate coastal fjords and channels, with educational sessions on local geology and wildlife.

Days 8-9: Puerto Natales and Torres Del Paine National Park
Sail to Puerto Natales and explore Torres del Paine National Park, with hiking and local cuisine. Visit a Patagonian ranch.

Day 10: Canal de las Montañas
Cruise the scenic Canal de las Montañas, with Zodiac and optional kayaking excursions.

Day 11: Tuckers Islets
View a colony of Magellanic penguins by Zodiac at Tuckers Islets.

Day 12: Ainsworth Bay and Islote Albatros
Explore Ainsworth Bay, with hiking and birdwatching in a pristine setting.

Day 13: Bahia Brookes
Go ashore by Zodiac at Bahia Brookes for glacier views and potential ice fall sightings.

Day 14: Marta Island
Circumnavigate Marta Island to observe sea lions and birdlife.

Day 15: Disembark in Punta Arenas and Fly to Santiago, Chile
Disembark in Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago for onward travel.

 

Rates include the following:

  • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep
  • Leadership throughout your voyage by our experienced Expedition Team, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage. Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals
  • Free beer, standard wines, spirits, and cocktails during bar service hours and dinner
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting your expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • One 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather and logistics permitting)
  • Torres del Paine National Park entrance fee and ground transfers
  • Estancia visit and ground transfers
  • Lunches ashore during Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine excursion days
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi service on one device permitting basic Internet browsing, email, posting on social media and voice applications. (Premium packages are available for more data intensive applications.)

 


Your Ship: Ultramarine

The newest ship in our fleet, Ultramarine, is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and to immerse you in the best the region has to offer.

Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.

With all this and more, Ultramarine is set to deliver the ultimate polar expedition experience.

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in AU$. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

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1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)

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