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Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Valparaiso to Puerto Williams with Silversea

15-day expedition cruise holiday from £7,700 pp incl. flights

Suite upgrade and US$1,000 shipboard credit

Summary

Short description

Journey in luxury to the 'end of the world'

Highlights

  • Explore Chilean Patagonia by Zodiac and kayak with Silversea's Expedition Team
  • Spot humpbacks, orcas, penguins & eagles
  • Discover the giant calving glaciers and immense fjords of famous national parks like Torres del Paine
  • Return to ultra-luxury on board, with butler-served suites, four gourmet restaurants, a spa & much more
  • Enjoy all-inclusivity throughout, from all meals & drinks to shore excursions like visiting traditional estancias & private boat trips

In Brief

  • 1 Night Santiago
  • 1 Night Valparaíso
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Niebla
  • 1 Night Castro
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Tortel
  • 2 Nights Chilean Patagonia
  • 1 Night Alberto de Agostini
  • 1 Night Ushuaia
  • 1 Night Santiago

About

Recommended for:
All-inclusive | Bucket-list holidays | Expedition cruise | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Off the beaten track

Visiting some of Patagonia's most spectacular national parks, from Torres del Paine to Tierra del Fuego, this all-inclusive luxury cruise offers an in-depth appreciation of Chile and Argentina's unique natural world. It all begins in modern Santiago and bohemian Valparaiso where you'll board your ultra-luxury ship to sail to Puerto Montt and Castro, gateway to the famed fjords of Patagonia. Explore with traditional horse farms, local wine tastings and private boat trips out to islands teeming with wildlife, including the famed Magellan penguins, before sailing on to the Chilean fjords, spotting breaching humpbacks, orcas and soaring eagles. As you sail further south, you'll explore the colossal Garibaldi fjord, ending at the southernmost cities of South America, Ushuaia and Puerto Williams. Return each day to the delights of Silversea's Silver Cloud. Expect butler-served suites, a heated pool, luxurious spa and four restaurants serving gourmet meals, paired with excellent Chilean and Argentinian wines, of course.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Santiago, Chile

Begin your trip in style with included VIP airport lounge access before boarding your overnight flight to Chile's capital, Santiago, arriving on day two.

Day 2
Santiago

On arrival, head to your hotel and check in for a one-night stay. Perhaps head out on a walking tour to explore – highlights include the Plaza de Armas at the heart of the city, home to the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as the city's attractive parks and excellent museums.

Stay: Santiago hotel

Day 3
Board Silver Cloud at Valparaiso

After breakfast, head to the bohemian city of Valparaiso with your included transfer. Famed for its colourful clifftop homes, Valparaiso is full of colonial buildings and quirky architecture, with the famed vineyards of the Casablanca Valley just moments away. After exploring, head to the port to board the ultra-luxury Silver Cloud. With a second refurbishment taking place this summer 2021, the ship will now feature an ice-class hull, making it even more adaptable to Antarctic conditions. Check in and unpack in your ultra-elegant stateroom with its own private teakwood veranda before heading to the bar for an expertly-mixed cocktail accompanied by spectacular sea views. Then, all that's left is to choose the dining venue for the first of your gourmet, included dinners – perhaps at La Dame, where seasonally-inspired dishes are served up using local ingredients – accompanied by an excellent Chilean wine list, of course.

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B D

Day 4
At sea

You’ve got a full day at sea today to explore Silver Cloud and all it has to offer. Perhaps head to the spa for a treatment, relax in the hot tub on the pool deck or whale watch before an alfresco lunch at the outdoor grill. Be sure to take advantage of the daily enrichment lectures, given by the highly qualified Expeditions Team, before heading to the show lounge after dinner, where everything from classic solo performances to feature films are on offer.

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Niebla, Chile

Anchor in to Niebla today, home to the famed Fort of Niebla that is now a historic monument. Explore with an included excursion – organised easily from the ship during or before your cruise – to explore the fort on foot, or sail along the Valdivia river to nearby Haverbeck Island, filled with ancient mansions and shipyards. Alternatively, spot diverse birdlife as you get up close to the misty forests and beautiful coastline with a kayaking trip, accompanied by the Silversea expedition team.

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Castro, Chile

You’ve got a full day to explore the capital of Chile’s Chiloe Island, today – Castro. Stroll among the colourful wooden palafitos huts that stand on stilts over the city’s waterfront – and don't miss a visit to the 70 UNESCO-listed wooden churches. If you'd like to explore further, why not take a tour of the unique Chiloé Island, pausing at local villages and wetlands filled with birdlife, or take a ferry over to the island of Quinchao, known for its pristine waters, excellent seafood and striped Magellan penguins. For an extra-special excursion, you could even head out on your own private boat, spotting dolphins, sea lions and hundreds of birds. 

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B L D

Day 7
At sea

With another full day at sea, perhaps head to the fitness centre to burn off any excess, go shopping at the boutique or simply relax with a book in the library. This evening, perhaps sample La Terrazza for authentic Italian fare, or go for local Chilean specialities in The Restaurant. It's all a perfect prelude to a digestif at the elegant Connoisseur Corner bar or thrilling night at the casino – or, head to the Observation Lounge, situated on the top deck, for stargazing under Chile's famous star-studded skies.

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Tortel, Chile

You've got the chance today to explore Patagonia proper as you anchor in to the spectacular wilderness of rugged mountains, glaciers, rivers and forests in Tortel. We'd highly recommend heading out kayaking with the Silversea team, spotting such wildlife as Andean fox, southern elephant seal, leopard seal, Chilean dolphin and humpback whales. Alternatively, head out on a Zodiac cruise to the world-famous Islas de Los Muertos. Tortel, home to just 530 people, is known as the 'footbridge city' for its wooden walkways that connect the piers and houses – explore as you head out along the walkways, built entirely on stilts, before joining in with the locals with a music and dance performance and sampling local food and drinks.

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10
Explore the Chilean fjords

A true trip highlight awaits over the next four days as you explore the Chilean fjords, home to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Here, huge glaciers and mountains frame deep valleys, and you'll immerse yourself with all manner of Zodiac and kayaking adventures, expertly led by the Silversea Expedition team. Spot the likes of fur seals, sea lions, dolphins and humpbacks, as well as a range of seabirds from skuas and gulls to cormorants, Magellanic penguins and Andean condors that soar amongst the mountain peaks.

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier

Explore the famed glacier-sculpted national park of Alberto de Agostini today and the immense Garibaldi fjord and glacier. It's a true trip highlight as you approach the vast wedge of blue-white ice among the Garibaldi fjord, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and its tumbling waterfalls, carpeted forest and snow-capped mountains. Watch for the colossal splash of calving ice as it plunges into the waters below, spotting the likes of penguins, sea lions and Peruvian condors.

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Ushuaia, Argentina

Your final day on board sees you explore the frontier of Ushuaia and the famed Tierra del Fuego national park. Known as the 'end of the world', Ushuaia looks out across the dramatic Beagle Channel and the mountains, glaciers and gaping fjords of Tierra del Fuego, home to incredible wildlife from penguins to whales, which you'll observe on boat trips and Zodiacs. Ultra-fresh seafood is a highlight here – be sure to sample the King crab, sea bass and mussels – before stepping back on board for your final evening.

Stay: Silver Cloud 

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Puerto Williams to Santiago

After breakfast, disembark and transfer from the ship at Puerto Williams for your flight to Santiago. On arrival, check in to your hotel for your final evening.

Stay: Santiago hotel

Meals: B

Days 14-15
Santiago to UK

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving the following morning.

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

15-day expedition cruise holiday
from £7,700 pp incl. flights

Departure: 5 November 2024

Suite upgrade and US$1,000 shipboard credit
Book by: 31 May 2024

Special offers:

  • Enjoy a suite upgrade and US$1,000 shipboard credit
  • Secure your suite with a reduced 15% deposit

Includes

    • Silversea 'Door to Door' private executive transfer service (from home to airport and return)
    • Return scheduled flights from the UK to Santiago, Chile in economy class (upgrades available)
    • 1 night pre-cruise and 1 night post-cruise hotel accommodation
    • Transfers between airport, hotel and ship
    • Charter flight from Ushuaia to Santiago
    • 13-day all-inclusive cruise aboard Silver Cloud
    • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team (One complimentary shore excursion per port, per day)
    • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
    • Butler service in every suite
    • Unlimited Complimentary Wifi
    • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
    • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
    • In-suite dining and room service
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Onboard gratuities

    Price varies by departure date and suite availability, please call for details. 

    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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