One Ocean Expeditions

South & Central America Chilean Fjords Adventure 13 / 14 nights

Discover the dramatic fjords, glaciers and peaks of southern Chile.

We make our way north through a vast network of deep fjords and channels, occasionally venturing out to the Pacific Ocean as we navigate towards Valparaiso – Chile’s historic deep-sea port.

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Chilean Fjords Adventure

Starting Rate: US$5,695.00+

Number of Nights: 13 / 14

Departs from: USHUAIA

Returns to: VALPARAISO

NEW for 2021 - please check trip notes for updates to pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter.

Experiences:

    Education
    Wildlife Viewing
    Zodiac Cruising
    Photography
    Hiking
    Sea Kayaking
    History
    Ornithology
    Health & Wellness
    Family

Available Dates:

2019
March 31 - April 13 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes
2020
March 28 - April 10 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes
2021
March 30 - April 13 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Chilean Fjords Adventure

Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details. We explore our surroundings by Zodiac boat, approaching huge glaciers and observing resident and migratory wildlife and birdlife.

Onshore, we enjoy hikes of varying durations to outstanding viewpoints, in the company of expert guides. In addition, visits to small coastal communities showcase the unique way of life of the hardy local inhabitants – telling a story of both indigenous and European settlement.



Day 1

Ushuaia, Argentina

Our journey through Chile’s spectacular fjord region commences this afternoon in Ushuaia (Argentina). Excitement is in the air as we enjoy a welcom...

Our journey through Chile’s spectacular fjord region commences this afternoon in Ushuaia (Argentina). Excitement is in the air as we enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner before casting off, bound for the stunning landscapes of Patagonia, rugged coastal Chile and historic city of Valparaiso.




Day 2

Garibaldi Fjord and Alberto de Agostini National Park, Chile

During the night we have sailed in a westerly direction along the Beagle Channel, which separates Argentina from neighbouring Chile. This morning w...

During the night we have sailed in a westerly direction along the Beagle Channel, which separates Argentina from neighbouring Chile. This morning we enter Garibaldi Fjord, where two glaciers rise up towards a stunning mountain backdrop. We take to the Zodiacs for the first time and explore them from a safe distance. In the afternoon, we arrive at Alberto de Agostini National Park.




Day 3

Alberto de Agostini National Park and Marinelli Glacier, Chile

Sailing through the night, by morning we have rounded the western tip of the great isle of Tierra del Fuego. We take in views of the ice-capped pea...

Sailing through the night, by morning we have rounded the western tip of the great isle of Tierra del Fuego. We take in views of the ice-capped peaks of the Darwin Range as we enter remote D’Agostini Sound. Here, the Dainelli and Serrano Glaciers, along with several others, cascade into the sea. Our captain will assess current ice and weather conditions to determine where we can land to explore from shore.




Day 4

Magellan Strait & Cabo San Isidro

We arrive at Cabo San Isidro, on the north shore of the Magellan Strait, and site of the southernmost lighthouse on the continent. This is our oppo...

We arrive at Cabo San Isidro, on the north shore of the Magellan Strait, and site of the southernmost lighthouse on the continent. This is our opportunity to enter the normally impenetrable Magellanic southern beech forests. A hiking trail follows the shoreline, passing shell middens left by the indigenous Kawéskar people, leading from Aguila Bay, a site of an important whaling station over a century ago




Day 5

Inside Passage Puerto Natales

Today we cruise through the maze of channels that form Chile’s Inside Passage, as we make our way northward towards Puerto Natales. Enjoy the views...

Today we cruise through the maze of channels that form Chile’s Inside Passage, as we make our way northward towards Puerto Natales. Enjoy the views of forested mountains, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and glaciers that continue for mile after mile from the comforts of the observation lounge or ship’s outer decks.




Day 6

Torres del Paine National Park

For many, today will be one of the highlights of the trip as we head ashore for a full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. This iconic...

For many, today will be one of the highlights of the trip as we head ashore for a full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. This iconic location boasts some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world, with the celebrated 'towers' (from which the park gets its name) looming above the surrounding plateau and glacier-fed lake systems. Powerful waterfalls surge through narrow channels between the lakes, and there are some excellent short hikes to lookouts and viewpoints, providing jaw-dropping views of the immense massif.




Day 7

Montañas Fjord & Bernal Glacier

Departing Puerto Natales by night, we position ourselves north of the Kirke Channel, waiting for optimal conditions to make our way through this na...

Departing Puerto Natales by night, we position ourselves north of the Kirke Channel, waiting for optimal conditions to make our way through this narrow and spectacular channel. While we wait, we may be treated to the sight of Andean Condors. Following our pass through the Kirke Channel, we head north into the steep-sided Montañas Fjord, where we stop at the Bernal Glacier for an up-close view.




Day 8

Peel Fjord - Asia & Amalia Glaciers

Navigating into Peel Fjord, we make our way towards the impressive glaciers of this region. If you’re on the outer decks for a morning coffee or ph...

Navigating into Peel Fjord, we make our way towards the impressive glaciers of this region. If you’re on the outer decks for a morning coffee or photography session you may hear what sounds to be thunder - a noise stemming from glacier movement and breakage known as calving. After breakfast, we’ll make our way onto the water where, from the low vantage point of our Zodiacs or Kayaks, the sheer scale of the glacier faces is an experience you won’t forget. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as South American Sea Lions, Rock Cormorants, and Andean Condors.




Day 9

Wellington Island & Puerto Eden

We awaken off the shores of Wellington Island, alongside one of the most isolated inhabited places in the world. The tiny indigenous village of Pue...

We awaken off the shores of Wellington Island, alongside one of the most isolated inhabited places in the world. The tiny indigenous village of Puerto Edén is home to the last remaining Kawéskar people.




Day 10

Chonos Archipelago & Guamblin Island

Sailing through the Chonos Archipelago, a patchwork of windswept islands named for the canoeing people who once made their home here, we stop at Gu...

Sailing through the Chonos Archipelago, a patchwork of windswept islands named for the canoeing people who once made their home here, we stop at Guamblin Island. This forested and hilly island, once inhabited by the Chono people, is now a remote and infrequently visited National Park.




Day 11

Castro & Chiloe Island

We have moved to milder climes and are now in position close to the town of Castro – the provincial capital of the island of Chiloé. The town was f...

We have moved to milder climes and are now in position close to the town of Castro – the provincial capital of the island of Chiloé. The town was founded in 1567 and is the third oldest city in Chile. Today it is known for its elaborate churches, made entirely of wood, which have earned it a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We make our way ashore and are immediately struck by the colourful houses built on stilts around the harbour. Known as ‘palafitos’, they are simple homes built by local fisherman. The local markets are a highlight and showcase some of the most impressive crafts and textiles in the country. Reboarding the ship in the afternoon, we hug the coastline, hoping to see the snow-capped summits of the many active volcanoes that characterize this region.




Day 12

Coastal Cruising & Niebla

Located at the mouth of the Valdivia River, Niebla is an intriguing coastal town with rich history. Inhabited for centuries by the indigenous Mapuc...

Located at the mouth of the Valdivia River, Niebla is an intriguing coastal town with rich history. Inhabited for centuries by the indigenous Mapuche tribe, Europeans first discovered it in the mid-15th century. Take in the historical remains of Fuerte de Niebla – part of an important fort system established by the conquering Spanish army to protect the estuary of the Valdivia River.




Day 13

Coastal Cruising towards Valparaiso

As we make our way towards the historic port of Valparaiso, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy an entertaining voyage recap by our...

As we make our way towards the historic port of Valparaiso, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy an entertaining voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. Join our photography expert in the multimedia room, where you can download and/or back up your precious images. Or spend time outside on the observation decks, in our spacious lounges or on the bridge. It’s a fitting time to reflect on a wonderful expedition. This evening we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain of the ship.




Day 14

Valparaiso, Chile

This morning we arrive at Valparaiso. A transfer to downtown Santiago, via Santiago Airport, is provided for all guests, however Valparaiso is well...

This morning we arrive at Valparaiso. A transfer to downtown Santiago, via Santiago Airport, is provided for all guests, however Valparaiso is well worth a day or two of exploration if your schedule allows.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

South & Central America 2019

Chilean Fjords Adventure
March 31 - April 13 2019 13 / 14 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$5,695.00+
DEPARTED
One Ocean Suite




US$9,895.00
Shackleton Suite




US$7,895.00
Superior Plus




US$7,655.00
Superior




US$7,295.00
Twin Private




US$6,995.00
Main Deck Triple




US$5,695.00

South & Central America 2020

Chilean Fjords Adventure
March 28 - April 10 2020 13 / 14 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$6,495.00+
One Ocean Suite




US$11,195.00
Shackleton Suite




US$8,995.00
Superior Plus




US$8,695.00
Superior




US$8,295.00
Twin Private




US$7,995.00
Main Deck Triple




US$6,495.00

South & Central America 2021

Chilean Fjords Adventure
March 30 - April 13 2021 13 / 14 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$6,895.00+
One Ocean Suite




US$11,695.00
Shackleton Suite




US$9,495.00
Superior Plus




US$9,095.00
Superior




US$8,695.00
Twin Private




US$8,395.00
Main Deck Triple




US$6,895.00

All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).
Sea Kayaking in South & Central America is complimentary.
*NEW for 2021 - please check trip notes for updates to pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter.

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