Join us to cruise the Chilean Fjords and visit Torres del Paine National Park. You will be amazed by the dramatic scenery and the resilient wildlife of the fjords with a chance to spot killer whales, sea lions and penguins in this wildest of landscapes. Next to Easter Island, Torres del Paine National Park is Chile’s most emblematic national park. Encounter fascinating local cultures against the backdrop of some of the world’s most breathtaking mountains and deep fjords. Throughout the voyage, learn about the geology, wildlife, history and botany of this spectacular area from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable onboard Expedition Team.
Castro, Chiloé Island, Chile –
The churches of Chiloé represent a unique example of an outstanding form of ecclesiastical wooden architecture in Latin America (UNESCO World Heritage).
Cruise the Chilean Fjords, Chile –
The passage between Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas is the life line for transport to Chile’s southernmost region - it shows an untamed landscape where just a few hundred inhabitants live along a coast of some 1200km.
Pio XI Glacier, Chile –
Now about 66 km (41 mi) in length, it is the longest glacier in the southern hemisphere outside Antarctica. Enjoy the opportunity to do a ship and/or Zodiac cruise to see the crystal clear blue ice of a glacier in the Chilean Fjords.
Puerto Natales (for Torres del Paine) –
To work within the local tidal range Silver Explorer will likely spend two nights in Puerto Natales. Guests will have the choice to go to the Torres del Paine National Park for a full day excursion or the Milodon Cave for a half day excursion. Torres del Paine is a preeminent national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia.
• Meet Chilotes (natives of Chiloe) and some Baqueanos, the Chilean version of cowboys (although they are actually herding sheep), in Magallanes on an estancia near Punta Arenas.
Wildlife Watch List:
• Penguins (Magellanic)
• Seals (Southern fur seals and possibly elephant seals)
• Whales (blue whales in Chiloe’s Golfo Corcovado, humpback whales, Southern right whales)
• Birds of note: Lesser Rhea, Black-necked Swan, Magellanic Steamer Duck, Magellanic Cormorant, Magellanic Oystercatcher, Andean Condor
Please note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.
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