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Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine

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.

  • 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

04/02/2023 through 03/10/2024
04/02/2023 through 03/27/2024

Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 Fly to Ushuaia and Embark
Day 3 Cape Horn
Day 4 Diego Ramirez Islands
Day 5 Pia and Garibaldi Glaciers, Glacier Alley
Day 6 Dainelli (Aguila) Glacier
Day 7 Cruising the Chilean Fjords
Day 8 and 9 Puerto Natales and Torres Del Paine National Park
Day 10 Canal de las Montañas
Day 11 Tuckers Islets
Day 12 Ainsworth Bay and Islote Albatros
Day 13 Bahia Brookes
Day 14 Marta Island
Day 15 Disembark in Punta Arenas and Fly to Santiago, Chile

03/13/24 - 03/27/24

Starting At $16,895

Room Options
  • Suite$16895.00
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All fares are quoted in US dollars (US$). Rates for expeditions, flights, as well as optional pre-expedition and post-expedition extensions are based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing and are subject to change prior to departure. Substantial changes in tariffs, exchange rates and the price of fuel, services and labor sometimes increase the cost of expedition arrangements significantly. Quark reserves the right to alter prices or introduce surcharges accordingly, even if payment has been received in full. All travelers are required to pay for their excursion and additional purchases in conjunction with their excursion in the same currency. The fare does not include tobacco, alcoholic or special beverages (bottled or tap), miscellaneous extras, personal needs or medical care. Such goods and services, if available for purchase aboard the vessel/camp, are at the travelers’ own expense. Payment for all such goods and services including any charges for extra baggage must be made in cash or by traveler’s checks in US dollars (or other currency acceptable to the carrier) upon demand by the carrier prior to the traveler’s disembarkation. Taxes, port charges, embarkation and loading expenses, stamps, health fees and any other charges whatsoever imposed by governmental authorities in any port or place shall be for the account of the traveler if not included in the fare paid to Quark.

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