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Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Santiago to Buenos Aires with Regent Seven Seas

25-day luxury ocean cruise holiday from £9,110 pp incl. flights

Save up to 35% & free 3-night land programme

Summary

Short description

Contrast the outstanding natural beauty of Patagonia and Antarctica with South America's most cosmopolitan cities in sheer luxury with Regent Seven Seas cruises

Highlights

  • Delve into Chile’s natural and cultural wonders with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Santiago
  • Immerse yourself in the unmatched natural beauty of wild Patagonia
  • Cruise the famed Drake Passage en route to the unforgettable Antarctic Peninsula
  • Visit the remote and characterful Falkland Islands
  • Enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive cruising with gourmet meals, fine wines and expert-led shore excursions

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Santiago
  • 19 Nights Regent Seven Seas Splendor

About

Recommended for:
Natural world | Ocean cruise

This all-inclusive voyage with Regent Seven Seas is an opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most impressive scenery; encompassing Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands, Uruguay and the Antarctic Peninsula onboard the ultra-luxury Seven Seas Splendor. You’ll set sail in Chile’s captivating capital Santiago for Puerto Montt, the gateway to the Andes and Patagonian fjords where you’ll explore the unmatched scenery within Patagonia’s famed national parks. Witness enormous chunks of ice calving away from 30,000 year old San Valentin Glacier and walk among Magdalena Island’s colony of Magellanic penguins, before cruising the Chilean fjords to sample exquisite seafood in Ushuaia. Your journey continues across the iconic Drake Passage, through the dramatic Antarctic Peninsula to the Falkland Islands before reaching laid-back Montevideo and finishing in the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Santiago

You’ll begin your trip with included airport lounge access before boarding your overnight flight to Santiago.

Day 2
Arrival in Santiago

Today you’ll arrive in Chile’s capital and be transferred to your hotel for your 3 night stay, the rest of the day is at your leisure to recharge after the journey. 

Stay: Mandarin Oriental or similar

Days 3-4
Santiago, Chile

Following breakfast the first of your two days sightseeing begins with a guided tour taking in the city’s main sights, followed by a visit to Santa Rita vineyard. Set within the foothills of Alto Janhuel, a tour of the vineyard is the perfect opportunity to delve into Chile’s cultural heritage and wine making traditions. Your tour concludes with lunch served in the Doña Paula restaurant. For your final day you’ll take a scenic drive into the mountains for a tour of Portillo, one of the world’s best ski resorts stopping briefly at the iconic Battle of Chacabuco monument before enjoying lunch overlooking the emerald waters of Laguna del Inca. 

Stay: Mandarin Oriental or similar

Meals: B

Day 5
Valparaiso, Chile & embark Seven Seas Splendor

After breakfast, you'll check out of your hotel and head out to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso to explore its unique architecture and narrow streets; a place that a thriving community of poets and writers call home. As you drive through the city’s steep winding streets, you will pass the Parliament building, Fisherman’s Wharf, Plaza Sotomayor and the Naval Academy. You will also ride a cable car to a lookout that presents sweeping views over the city and bay. Later this afternoon you’ll arrive at San Antonio's pier ready to embark Seven Seas Splendor.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B D

Day 6
Cruising the Pacific

You’ll spend your first day onboard cruising the Pacific Ocean, take the opportunity to get to know your luxurious Regent Seven Seas vessel. Perhaps rest and recharge with a restorative treatment in the spa and savour the ship’s many culinary offerings.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Puerto Montt, Chile

Anchor into Puerto Montt this morning, otherwise known as the gateway to the Andes and the Patagonian fjords. You’ll have plenty of options to take in the sights, enjoy a scenic excursion through lush countryside and charming remote towns to Puerto Varas and Frutillar for picturesque views of Chile’s largest natural lake, accompanied by looming snow-capped Osorno volcano. Later, take a guided walk through the national park to marvel at the impressive cascading falls of Petrohue waterfalls before returning to meander through the craft markets and rose-lined promenade of Puerto Varas. 

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Another day of exploring the unspoilt beauty of Patagonia lies ahead, take a scenic drive to Aiken del Sur Nature Park to admire the vivid blue waters of Lake Riesco alongside an impressive array of flora and fauna, followed by refreshments in a traditional quincho pavilion. Perhaps you’ll choose to spend your day kayaking through lake Los Palos or fly-fishing for rainbow trout for total immersion into wild Patagonia. Later, board a catamaran across the fjord to Ensenada Perez for a dip in the hot springs accompanied by a glass of pisco sour.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Laguna San Rafael, Chile

Today you’ll be greeted by one of the most spectacular sights in Southern Chile, the 30,000 year old San Valentin Glacier stands at almost 200 feet tall within Laguna San Rafael National Park. Enjoy the comfort of your catamaran as you cruise past floating sea ice towards exhilarating views of the glacier, you’ll witness enormous chunks of ice calving away into the water accompanied by deafeningly loud cracking sounds. Be sure to bring your camera to remember this unforgettable experience!

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 10-11
Cruising the Chilean Fjords

You’ll spend the next two days cruising the Chilean Fjords, enjoy some time to put your feet up with a good book in a quiet corner of the library, followed by a thought provoking lecture to brush up on your destination knowledge. Perhaps you’d rather join expert chefs in the state-of-the-art kitchen for a cooking class focused on cuisines of the local area, before relaxing with a pre-dinner drink in one of the many lounges. 

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Punta Arenas, Chile

The final stop on the Chilean leg of your journey will be Punta Arenas, located on the Strait of Magellan; the city was once a remote military garrison but today serves as a charming gateway to Torres del Paine National Park’s crystalline lakes, gushing waterfalls, soaring mountains and awe-inspiring glaciers. With a multitude of options for exploration today you’ll be spoilt for choice, take in breathtaking views from Cerro La Cruz lookout, cruise to Magdalena island and walk among Chile’s largest colony of Magellenic penguins, lose yourself among the history of the city’s expansive cemetery where noteworthy pioneers rest in stately mausoleums arrayed along cypress-lined avenues.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Ushuaia, Argentina

Today sees you arrive in Argentina’s ‘End of the World’ city of Ushuaia, where colourful houses cascade down the side of majestic snow-capped mountains overlooking the infamous Beagle Channel. Marvel at the natural beauty of the famed Torres del Fuego National Park and ride the historic End of the World train once used to carry prisoners to a penal settlement. Afterwards, immerse yourself in Ushuaia’s local cuisine with a visit to a local smokehouse for an insight into the age-old smoking process. You’ll sample gastronomic delights such as king crab and black hake washed down with thoughtfully paired Argentinian wines. 

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 14-18
Cruising the Drake Passage and the Antarctic Peninsula

You’ll spend the next 5 days at sea cruising the famous Drake Passage, followed by the Antarctic Peninsula and finally the Atlantic Ocean before arriving in the Falkland Islands. Take some time to indulge in restorative spa treatments, lounge the days away by the pool with a refreshing beverage, and when evening comes around enjoy a high-energy broadway show in the Constellation Theatre or unwind with a wine tasting in one of the luxurious lounges.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 19
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Anchor into Port Stanley today, the characterful capital of the Falkland Islands has all the charm of a rural English village with red telephone boxes, quaint cafes and local pubs. You’ll gain an insight into rural life in the Falklands with a visit to a working farm for sheep herding and shearing demonstrations or a 4x4 off road adventure to spend some time getting to know the resident gentoo penguins at Newans Station. Other highlights include a visit to the historic Dockyard museum, venture down to Gypsy Cove to spot dolphins and sea lions followed by a tour of the Battlefields and a chance to walk in the footsteps of the brave soldiers of the Falklands War.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 20-21
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

A final two days at sea affords you the chance to explore all you may have missed onboard, feel the burn during an expert led pilates class or enjoy a jog around the track whilst admiring the ocean views. Later, refuel with a sumptuous al fresco lunch of freshly grilled fish at the Pool Deck before enjoying evening cocktails accompanied by soulful tunes in the Splendor Lounge.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 22
Montevideo, Uruguay

Today you’ll arrive in Uruguay’s laid back capital Montevideo, home to nearly half of Uruguay’s population; this compact city boasts ample monuments, museums and architectural gems. You’ll have a multitude of options to suit varied interests today, from Jewish heritage tours to winery visits, to hands-on cooking experiences and a chance to learn local barbecue grilling techniques, you’ll be able to capture the essence of this easy-going city.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 23
Buenos Aires, Argentina

For the final stop of your journey you’ll be greeted by the colourful streets and infectious energy of Buenos Aires, also known as the ‘Paris of South America’ on account of its world-renowned sophistication and culture. A tour of the city will see you visit Plaza de Mayo, Argentina’s most politically and historically significant square, from here you’ll spot Casa Rosado, the pink presidential mansion from which Evita delivered her famous speeches. Take a stroll through the ornate mausoleum-lined streets of the affluent Recoleta Cemetery, this 14 acre cemetery is arguably the world’s most beautiful final resting place. As the sun sets on your final evening you’ll begin to hear passionate melodies of the tango come alive along San Telmo’s cobbled streets.

Stay: Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 24-25
Disembark and return to UK

After a final breakfast you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

25-day luxury ocean cruise holiday
from £9,110 pp incl. flights

Departure: 12 February 2025

Save up to 35% & free 3-night land programme
Book by: 30 June 2024

Special offer:

  • Save up to 35% off selected suites 
  • Enjoy a free a free 3-night Chilean Wonders And Wine pre-cruise land programme (included in the itinerary show here)
  • Alternatively, swap for a free Authentic Buenos Aires post-cruise land programme post-cruise land programme

Includes:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK in economy class (upgrades available)
  • 19-night all-inclusive cruise aboard Seven Seas Splendor
  • Unlimited shore excursions - your choice from up to 33 included
  • All transfers
  • All beverages including fine wines and premium spirits
  • Speciality restaurants
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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