Discover Chile's Patagonia
Featuring Glaciers, Fjords & wine Country!
Discover Chile & experience the culture of South America. Enjoy the vibrant wine country where you will taste the spectacular vintages and visit UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then explore the incredible landscape of Chile’s southern frontier, Patagonia, as you cruise the fjords, taking in sights of the Andes Mountain's and glaciers!
- 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 8 Dinners
- Sightseeing per Itinerary
- Airport Transfers if your air is arranged by tour operator
- 3 day cruise through the Patagonian Fjords
DAY 1 – Depart the USA
Depart the USA for your overnight flight to Santiago, Chile.
DAY 2 – Santiago, Chile
Upon arrival at the Santiago Airport, you will be met by a Mayflower
Cruises & Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. We
have arranged for an early check-in at the hotel so you can rest for a
few hours. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of the city of Santiago, the
country’s most important cultural, cosmopolitan and artistic hub.
Start out with a visit to the highpoints of the city’s civic center, such
as Cerro Santa Lucia, the La Moneda Palace and the traditional
Plaza de Armas square, a meeting place for Santiago’s diverse and
multicultural expressions. Later, walk through the Parque Forestal, a
park running parallel to the Mapocho river with a variety of tree
species offering a refreshing break from the urban life of the city.
Return to your hotel for an included dinner. Meal: D
DAY 3 – Cajon del Maipo & Yeso Reservoir
Breakfast at the Hotel. Following breakfast, depart for Cajón del
Maipo, an attractive ecotourism destination in the Andes Mountains.
Along the way, visit the town of San José de Maipo, known for its
colonial buildings. The tour continues to impress with the incredible
and multicolored landscapes of the Andes Mountains covered with
snow during winter time. Next, stop at the Yeso Reservoir, located
2,500 meters above sea level is a source of drinking water for the
Metropolitan Region. With its turquoise waters and the breath taking Andes Mountains as a backdrop, you will certainly enjoy this
spectacle of nature. After a full day of touring, return to Santiago for
an included dinner at the hotel. A Box Lunch will be provided
during this excursion. Meals: B, L, D
DAY 4 – Viña del Mar & Valparaiso
This morning, depart for a delightful visit of two cities located on the
Pacific coast. Passing through Casablanca; known for its fine
vineyards, take part in a wine-tasting experience. Upon arriving at
the magnificent coast, visit Viña del Mar, also known as the “Garden
City” because of its beautiful beaches, lovely parks and flower
garden landscapes (such as the famous flower watch). Following an
included lunch at a local restaurant, proceed onto the picturesque
city-port of Valparaiso. Founded in the 16th century, marvel at the
contrast between the two cities, as the stylish and beach culture of
Viña is replaced here by the much more popular and artistic lifestyle.
The port was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 2003
and offers a unique and fascinating architectural adventure. Visit the
Pablo Neruda Museum “La Sebastiana,” the former home of Pablo
Neruda (one of Chile’s most renowned poets who was awarded a
Nobel Prize in Literature). After a full day of touring, return to the
hotel for an included dinner. Meals: B, L, D
DAY 5 – Santiago – Cousiño Macul & Concha &
Toro Vinery – Santiago
After a hearty breakfast, depart for Viña Cousiño Macul, the oldest
wine estate in Chile. Founded in 1856, it is considered one of the
most traditional vineries in the country as its current owners are
direct descendants of the founder, Don Matias Cousiño. The vinery
is well known for its beautiful surroundings and efficient wine
making production process. After an included lunch at a local
restaurant, proceed to the second vinery- Viña Concha y Toro.
Known as one of the ten most important vineries in the world, this
is Chile’s largest wine exporter. Concha y Toro’s fine wines are
produced in 1,000 small French and American oak barrels. After a
full day of vinery touring, including some wine tasting, return to the
hotel for an included dinner. Meals: B, L, D
DAY 6 – Santiago – Puerto Natales
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport to board your
flight to Puerto Natales. Upon arrival in Puerto Natales, you will be
transferred to the Pier to embark the Skorpíos III ship, your home for
the next three nights. Following a welcome reception on the ship,
begin cruising through the Patagonia region. Meals: B, L, D
DAY 7 – Amalia Glacier
This morning, arrive at the Amalia Glacier. Disembark on a nearby
beach for a soft hike on the beach, arriving at viewpoint for a breath
taking view of the glacier. Upon embarkation continue sailing towards
El Brujo Glacier. Weather permitting, you may be able to disembark
and walk around. Then continue sailing to the amazing Calvo Fjord.
Here you will have an excursion on the “Captain Constantino”
icebreaker which is equipped to navigate through the ice in the
Fernando and Alipio glaciers. This evening arrive back at the ship and
sail towards Montanas Fjord. Meals: B, L, D
DAY 8 – Montanas Fjord
This morning, arrive at the Montanas Fjord and see four different
glaciers. First is the Alsina Glacier, enjoy a boat ride around the small
bay, exploring its wonderful surroundings. Return to the ship and
continue sailing through Montanas Fjord towards Bernal Glacier.
Here you will have the chance to disembark and do some soft hiking
in the region. Later continue sailing on Montanas Fjord towards the
final two glaciers, Herman and Zamudio. Enjoy the region with some
sailing on small boats and soft hiking and finally returning to the
ship. Celebrate your final night on the ship with the Captain’s
Farewell dinner. Meals: B, L, D
DAY 9 – Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales
Upon disembarkation from the ship, you will be met by your local
guide who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel in Puerto
Natales. Drop your luggage at the hotel and continue on to tour the
Torres del Paine National Park. This nature wonderland was
declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. The first stop will be
for a visit at the Milodon Cave, a Natural Monument where the
remains of prehistoric animals were discovered. After this visit,
continue driving along the park that will reveal the impressive
Andean massif, with its horned peaks that impact all visitors alike.
The area is surrounded by glaciers, waterfalls, lagoons and lakes that
together with the wide-ranging flora and fauna turn this park into
one of the wonders of the world for its beauty and natural scenery.
Enjoy a stop for an included lunch at a local restaurant. Following
the Park visit, head back to the hotel in Puerto Natales for an
included dinner. Meals: B, L, D
DAY 10 – Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Santiago
After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to the Patagonia region and
head for the Punta Arenas airport for your flights home via Santiago.
You will arrive home the following day..
Itinerary is subject to change
Dates: Jan 30 - Feb 8, 2020
Port Charges: + $35
Air from IAD: + $1900pp
Inter Country Flights: + $450
Balance due: 10/24/19
Optional Insurance: + $599*
*Must be paid with deposit.
Unsold space recall date: 7/3/19
Tour Operator Activity Level: 3
1 = Easy 5 = Energetic
CABIN & COST
Atenas Deck: $4699, Single Sup + $3060
Acropolis Deck: $4849, Single Sup + $3150
Parthenon Deck: $4959, Single Sup + $3230
Olympo Deck: $5079, Single Sup + $3300
No guaranteed share available on this tour.