SANTIAGO DE CHILE, A WONDERFUL CAPITAL CITY IN SOUTH AMERICA
Enjoy one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in South America.
- 3 nights of accommodation in Santiago de Chile, from 3* to 5*.
- Take a great city tour visiting the most important points in Santiago de Chile.
- Visit the famous beach of Viña del Mar and the picturesque Valparaiso!
- Daily breakfast included.
AFTER YOUR VISIT TO SANTIAGO, A WONDERFUL CRUISE ABOARD THE SKORPIOS II, TO VISIT GLACIERS AND FJORDS IN PATAGONIA
During five nights, you will have an unforgettable experience aboard this unique cruise, visiting channels, glaciers and fjords; with awesome disembarkations to enjoy these incredible natural landscapes.
- 5 nights aboard Skorpios II, visiting fjords and glacires in Chile
- Breakfast, Dinners, Lunches included. Just enjoy!
- Comfortable cabins with private bath.
- Personalized service, unique athmosphere, an unforgettable trip!
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
After breakfast, we will start a traditional city tour of Santiago de Chile.
Santiago is a great city combining a colonial legacy with the modernity of a developed city. We invite you to get to know it, visiting the main tourist attractions such as the oldest neighborhoods, the Church of San Francisco built from 1572 to 1618. Discover La Moneda, our government palace, the civic district, the Main Square, the oldest neighborhood in the city where we will find the Central Post Office, the City Hall ,and after that we will go to the Santa Lucía Hill place where the city was founded on February 12th,1541, located in the center of the city.
Finally, we will tour the most modern district, such as the Alonso de Córdova neighborhood and the Bicentenario Park.
Return to the hotel.
Excursion to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso.
The cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar are located only 90 minutes from Santiago; the trip towards them takes you through the central valley, famous for its wines, fruits, and cheese. Valparaíso, declared in 2003 by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site due to its exceptional testimony of the first phase of globalization of the end of the 19th century, is one of the Chile’s main ports, which through its spontaneous architecture –built on 41 hills- shows one of Chile’s most culturally active cities.
Viña del Mar, on the other hand, initially was a land of wineries today is Chile’s most important beachside cities. Tour duration time: 9 hours. Return to the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to airport to take flight to Puerto Montt (not included).
Reception, transfer to your 4-star hotel, where you will stay 1 night with breakfast included. At the next day, transfer to Skorpios boarding gate. (Hotel and transfer in Puerto Montt free with your Skorpios III booking)
Optional: Half-day activity in Puerto Montt, ask us!
After breakfast, transfer to pier to embark in the Skorpios II Cruise.
Embark from 6pm, includes accommodation in the same cabin confirmed for your cruise stay, welcome cocktail, full set menu dinner including wines, beverages and liquors; and american buffet breakfast.
12:00 hrs. We sail from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt through the Llanquihue archipelago. Sighting of the city of Calbuco, Gulf of Ancud, Chiloé Archipelago, crossing the Corcovdado Gulf at midnight.
08:00 hrs. We sail the Moraleda and Ferrnoave Channels. Landing at Puerto Aguirre at 11:00 hrs. One and a half hours in this fishing village.
12:30 hrs. We sail through the Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Costa Channels. Setting anchor at approximately 21:30 hrs. in Caleta Hualas or Punta Leopardos, 20 miles from the San Rafael Glacier.
07:30 hrs. We sail through the San Rafael inlet and Témpanos Channel.
09:00 hrs. We enter the Lagoon and let anchor 2 km from the Glacier. Weather permitting, motorboat excursion among multicoloured ice floes.
15:30 hrs. The ship sail to the Glacier at 15:39 hrs. and leaves for Quitralco Fjord at 17:00 hrs.
08:00: Quitralco pier. After breakfast, the passengers can bathe in the hot springs in covered or open air pools with temperatures ranging from 36º, 32º and 30º. Weather permitting, we provide motorboat excursions to the inner Fjord.
18:00 hrs.: sailing for Chiloé, sailing the Moraleda and Pérez Norte channels.
8:00 hrs. Leucayec Channel, partial view of Melinka in the Chonos archipelago; this island was a pirate hideout in the past. Crossing the Corcovado Gulf to go on sailing along the eastern coast of Chiloé, Yal Channel, Castro estu-ary, reaching this beautiful city as 15:00 hrs.
Visit to Castro, 22:00 hrs. sailing for Puerto Montt. Lemuy, Dalclahue, Quicavi, Channels. Farewell party. Captain’s dinner.
08:00 hrs. Breakfast, while the ship is moored at the Skorpios Terminal pier.
09:00 disembarkation and transfer of passengers to Puerto Montt airport to take flight to Santiago.
After that, transfer to airport.
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Our company offers a wide variety of tours to enjoy the best of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.
We’re specialists in cruises in Patagonia. Some expedition cruises to visit Cape Horn, the southern glaciers and fjords, lakes and mountains; or the most exciting cruises in Amazonas, and Galapagos Islands, to enjoy incredible fauna.
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