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Chilean Fjords

Example 14 Day Cruise aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
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Join Le Boreal on this 14-day voyage to discover the striking landscapes of the Pacific coast of South American and the colonial style of Chile's coastal cities. Running between the Andes and the ocean, Chile offers visitors a richly contrasting landscape and pristine vistas. Set out from Valparaiso to discover Patagonia on visits to Tortel and the Tores del Paine Ntional Park on your way to legendary Cape Horn. This trip is truly a unique occasion to sail to the heart of the Chilean waterways, between immaculate archipelagos and tumultuous fjords.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Valparaiso, Chile
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Castro, Chile
Day 4 : Puerto Montt, Chile
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Tortel, Chile
Days 7-9 : Cruising the Heart of the Chilean Fjords
Day 10 : Puerto Natales, Chile / Torres del Paine National Park
Days 11-13 : Cruising around Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel
Day 14 : Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark

Ship

Le Boreal (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The stunning beauty of Pehoe Lake, Torres del Paine Salto Grande Waterfall in Torres del Paine Awe-inspiring landscape of Chile A trekking group crosses a creek in Torres del Paine Torres del Paine

Day 1 Embark in Valparaiso, Chile

Arrive in Valparaiso. Embrak Le Boreal between 3:30 and 4:30 this afternoon. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

Day 2 At Sea

As your ship sails southward, continue to explore your ship and discover her amenities. Take a moment to enjoy the sea breeze from the deck and keep an eye out for marine life and birdlife that may be following you on your journey.

Day 3 Castro, Chile

Today, join an optional excursion to discover Castro and its remarkable churches by coach. Leave the pier, crossing the Gamboa River. Look out for the palafitos, wooden houses built on stilts that characterize the island. Continue to Vilupulli Church, a National Monument; then its on to Chonchi, the "three-story town" whose houses are arranged in steps on a hillside. Stop at the Museum of Traditions before returning to Castro and making a visit to the San Francisco Church and the city's main plaza. Make one final stop at the colorful craft market on your way back to the ship.

Day 4 Puerto Montt, Chile

Choose from a full-day or two half-day optional excursions when you call at this port. Make a day out it when you go to the Petrohue Waterfalls and Todos Los Santos Lake. First, take a motorboat cruise on the Lake, also known as Emerald Lake, and enjoy views of the surrounding forest and snow-capped peaks. From here, travel to the Petrohue Rapids by coach and take a nature walk to get a better look. Finally, stop at Puerto Varas for breathtaking views of Lake Llanquihue and Mount Osorno. A shorter, half-day excursion also takes you to the Petrohue Rapids, where you can enjoy the spectacle of the inky-green waters as they crash through lava channels formed after the eruption of the Osorno in 1850.

Alternatively, enjoy a pleasant half-day city tour of Puerto Montt, the Lake District capital, and nearby towns. A coach brings you through several scenic ares, providing stops to explore along the way.

Day 5 At Sea

Enjoy the views from the deck as your ship enters into a vast network of fjords. The scenery continues to change as you make your way south.

Day 6 Tortel, Chile

Call early this morning in Tortel, Chile. Located between the Northern and Southern Patagonia Ice Fields, Tortel enjoys a unique position and provides and excellent entry point for your Chilean Fjord explorations.

Day 7-9 Cruising the Heart of the Chilean Fjords

There are no port calls scheduled on these day, as your time is spent navigating the fascinating system of fjords along the Chilean coast. Be sure to have your camera on hand for the spectacular views that are yours to behold.

Day 10 Puerto Natales, Chile / Torres del Paine National Park

Puerto Natales offers direct access to the remarkable Torres del Paine National Park, where you can appreciate a variety of natural beauties here at the end of the world. Choose from two full-day optional excursions to discover more. Join a panoramic coach tour that brings you to Sarmiento and Norenskjold Lakesm as well as to the Salto Grande, a grand waterfall. Here you habe time to walk around and get a closer view for photos. Enjoy lunch at a hosteria in the park before a relaxing ride back to the ship.

Alternatively, choose to join a trekking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Leave your coach at Grey Lake to walk through forest and sandy terrai to reach Grey Beach. From here, observe iceflows in the distance. Continue trekking along the lake to get closer to the glacier. Enjoy lunch in the Serrano area. After, start heading back but along the way there are plenty of opportunities to take in the incredible landscape around you.

Day 11-13 Cruising around Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel

As you round Cape Horn, you have reached the southernmost tip of the continent! Take in the scenery, crack open your book, or take advantage on onboard amenities while your ship sails these historic water ways.

Day 14 Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark

Following breakfast on board, disembark your ship. Transfer to the airport for your homeward flights.

Le Boreal (CDP)

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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
Deck 4, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
Deck 5, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
Deck 6, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suites
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
1 suite, 484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phon

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Children Welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Please Note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Cruises rates include the following:

• All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Tea, filter coffee, water, a selection of cruise wines white, red and rosé offered during meals; afternoon tea
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• Room service 24h (special selection)
• Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Parc entry fees into protected area
• Transfer to the airport. Chartered flight with LAN AIRLINES Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

Cruise rates do not include:

• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Port and safety taxes (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each “Cruise & Flights” package and for which details are available upon request.
• Optional Open bar package (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada) to be booked exclusively prior departure
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
• Gratuities (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada)
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable
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