Embark the ship in Valparaiso.
Day 1: Valparaiso (Chile)
Join Le Boreal in the Valparaiso in the early evening. There will be time to settle in to your stateroom before your first gourmet dinner on board tonight. The ship is scheduled to depart at 5pm.
Day 2: At Sea
Spend the day at sea as Le Boreal sails towards Chiloe Island.
Day 3: Chiloe Island
To the north of the Magellan Strait is a large island called Chiloe (Chile) which is very different from the rest of the country, not just because of the gentler countryside but its mixed cultural heritage. By virtue of being central, Castro (Chile) is the capital of this island which is home to around 150 churches that are famous for their striking architecture. Indeed, 16 of them are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 4: Puerto Montt (Chile)
Located on Latitude 40o South this lovely region is a natural garden and boasts an incredible concentration of volcanic cones, including the spectacular snow-capped Orsono volcano. The town offers great views over the bay, fresh sea food restaurants, local handicrafts and is a great base in which to explore the region.
Day 5: At Sea
Spend the day at sea, admiring the passing scenery on deck as the ship sails towards Tortel.
Day 6: Tortel
Arrive at this small Patagonian village with its curious architecture – houses on stilts linked by a maze of piers, walkways and endless stairs which make up the roads – clings to a hillside in total isolation amidst the glaciers, lakes, forests and mountains. This is also a unique opportunity to meet the locals.
Days 7-9: Cruising the Chilean Fjords
Discover the Chilean Channels at the foot of the Darwin Cordillera mountain range, and venture right into the heart of this maze of fjords to see the glaciers which tumble into the sea. Sea lions, fur seals and dolphins are completely at home in the unspoiled grandiose nature of this region.
Day 10: Puerto Natales (Chile)
After cruising the Patagonia channels, Puerto Natales appears at the end of the Ultima Esperanza Sound. An ideal point from which to cross the Andes, the town is in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park and the Andean scenery here is breathtaking.
Days 11-13: Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel
Today you will reach the Cape Horn, a promontory that in 2005 was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Known to sailors simply as “the Horn”, the summit of this spectacular cliff has a sculpture in the shape of an albatross to honour all those who have perished trying to sail round it. A unique experience awaits you as the ship sails through the Beagle Channel exploring the magnificent scenery of the Tierra del Fuego (literally “land of fire”) National Park.
Day 14: Ushuaia
Your voyage ends in the world’s southern-most city, Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, where you will disembark.
Disembark the ship in Ushuaia.
- 13 Nights' accommodation on board Le Boreal
- Full Board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day
- Mineral water, coffee and wine served with lunch and dinner
- Afternoon tea daily
- 24 hour room service (selected menu)
- Evening gatherings and organised entertainment
- Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
- English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
- International transportation
- Transfers to and from the ship
- Port & Safety taxes
- Optional excursions (booked on-board)
- Visas (where required)
- Personal insurance
- Personal expenses
- **No single supplements on double cabin (Subject to availability)