Several people standing on rocks in front of a massive blue and white glacier in Patagonia
Floating ice in front of a glacier in Chile with mountains in the background
Greeting of 2 macaroni penguins with white chests, red eyes, orange beaks, yellow mohawk feathers & black backs.
elephant seal with mouth wide open in Admiralty Fjord in Karukinka National Park, Tierra Del Fuego, Patagonia, Chile
Field of purple lupin wildflowers in Patagonia
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South America Patagonia Cruise

Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn

Go by land and sea to discover the breadth of Patagonia’s wildness. Savor the grandeur of Torres del Paine’s sunrises and sunsets, its iconic landscapes and its profusion of wildlife, during a 3-day stay at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa or the outstanding Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico (Explora Torres del Paine Lodge). Then explore the fjords, glaciers and panoramic vistas of Patagonia’s coast and waterways, which are only accessible by expedition ship. Venturing out on Zodiac cruises, kayaking pristine fjords, or hiking virgin trails, you’ll breathe the rarified air of a mythic region. Enjoy special access to Argentina’s Isla de Los Estados (Staten Island)—a seldom-seen island covered in wind-sculpted flora with wildlife that includes South American fur seals and Magellanic penguins. Discover the vast parklands of Karukinka and check viewing legendary Cape Horn off your bucket list as well.

Venture inland to explore the wildlife-rich, iconic landscapes of Torres del Paine, Patagonia’s jewel, with either the Tierra Patagonia Hotel or the Explora Patagonia Hotel as your base camp. Explore wild, windswept Isla de los Estados (Staten Island), located at the extreme end of South America and largely off limits to travelers since 1923. Transit the legendary Beagle Channel and see storied Cape Horn. Venture through wildlife reserves not easily accessible to the public, including Karukinka Natural Park in Tierra del Fuego. And Zodiac cruise and kayak through the breathtaking Chilean fjords.

The 126-guest Nat Geo Resolution and 148-guest National Geographic Explorer both cruise the Chilean fjords with ease. These small expedition ships are technologically advanced, fully stabilized and equipped with a well-rounded set of exploration tools including an ROV and enough kayaks and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Patagonia cruises and Patagonia trips.



Itinerary

Main Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn Itinerary

The main, southbound Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn land and sea adventure features 5 nights on land before embarking the ship for a Patagonian fjords cruise.

Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island wildlife cruise route map.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Santiago, Chile

Depart on an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile. Check into your hotel and have the morning to relax. Santiago is nearly surrounded by the Andes, which form an inspiring backdrop to the afternoon guided overview of this vibrant city. Explore the Plaza de Armas, the main square, and nearby Presidential Palace, enjoying wonderful views from the many hills that dot the city.

Accommodations

n/a (day 1); Mandarin Oriental Hotel (day 2)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch (day 2)

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Day 3
Fly to Punta Arenas, Drive to Puerto Natales & Overnight

Fly to Punta Arenas, then drive to Puerto Natales, one of Patagonia’s southern gateways, and check into The Singular Hotel Patagonia. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Accommodations

The Singular Hotel Patagonia

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 4 - 6
Torres del Paine National Park

Drive into this UNESCO Biosphere reserve and spend 3 days at Explora Patagonia Lodge or Tierra Patagonia Hotel, discovering one of the most wildlife-rich areas in the Americas, covering 450,000 acres of glaciers, forests, grasslands, rivers and colorful lagoons. Choose among a variety of possibilities, including walks and hikes, horseback riding, sailing among icebergs to the foot of the immense Grey Glacier, visiting the Salto Grande waterfall and seeing the towers of the central massif from the Blue Lagoon. Look out for guanacos, gray foxes, rheas and Andean condors.

Accommodations

Explora Torres del Paine Lodge or Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Torres del Paine National Park to Puerto Natales & Embark

Enjoy a final morning to explore Torres del Paine, then drive to Puerto Natales to embark the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 8 - 9
Kirke Narrows & Exploring the Chilean Fjords

Be on deck to look for condors and other wildlife on the way out of Puerto Natales as the ship transits the narrow sliver of water known as the Kirke Narrows—always a challenge to navigate because of the powerful currents that flow through its pinch point. Today and during the following days, be treated to the spectacular features of an active glaciated landscape with hanging valleys and tributary glaciers. This region was navigated by Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition and it took most of November 1520 for his ships to find a way through the channels that lie between the continental mainland and Tierra del Fuego to the south. The captain and local pilots guide the aptly sized ship through Kirke Narrows. Hope to make a first stop in the extensive maze of channels and islands of the Chilean fjords, where possibilities exist to explore by Zodiac and kayak.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 10
Karukinka Natural Park, Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego is one of Patagonia’s crown jewels. Visit its newest and largest protected area: Karukinka Natural Park. Established in 2004 through a gift from Goldman Sachs, Karukinka is one of the largest donations ever made for conservation. Explore, with special permission from the Wildlife Conservation Society, this private reserve, which spans 1,160 square miles and harbors endangered culpeo fox, Andean condors, albatross, grebes, petrels, fulmars, shearwaters and many other kinds of wildlife. Visit Jackson Bay, backed by a skyline of rugged mountains and look for wildlife including black-browed albatross that nest on one of the nearby small islands. Perhaps walk a trail to a lovely waterfall and look for elephant seals resting on not only the beach but also high in the grass meadows and even in the small river draining the valley inland.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Exploring Chilean Fjords & Beagle Channel

Today explore more stunning wilderness while viewing the fjords and glaciers of the region by Zodiac, kayak and on foot. A vast area of soaring, snowcapped mountains, gigantic glaciers, thousands of verdant islands, serene lakes, and waterfalls—the archipelago is scarcely touched by man. Take Zodiacs out to explore these protected waters and rugged shores, the blue and white of ice contrasting with greens of the forest highlighted by splashes of flowering plants. Look for the Andean condors, albatrosses, grebes, petrels, fulmars, shearwaters and many other birds that inhabit this otherworldly realm. Then sail the Beagle Channel and hike and kayak through the wild areas in this region filled with beech forests, mountains and wild rivers.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 12
Cape Horn

Today visit Cape Horn, near the southernmost tip of the South American continent, named in 1616 for the Dutch town of Hoorn. These waters are famously difficult to navigate, and over the centuries have been the graveyard of many ships—which before the opening of the Panama Canal had to round the Cape to sail between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Of course, the ship’s modern equipment enables safe exploration. Weather permitting, take Zodiacs ashore and walk to the top of the hill for panoramic views and to see the memorial placed there in 1992, showing an albatross in silhouette.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 13 - 14
Isla de Los Estados (Staten Island), Argentina

With special permission to visit extraordinary Staten Island, your small ship is one of the only expedition ships ever allowed here. It’s a place of superlatives, barely touched in recent decades and visited primarily by a few scientists and those who staff the tiny naval observatory. The island was named by Dutch explorers in 1615. Its mountainous, forested landscapes and rugged fjords are beautiful. A great deal of interest is found here and the exact schedule will remain flexible to take best advantage of conditions. Look for southern rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, many other water birds, and fur seals, otters and sea lions. See the replica of the 1884 San Juan de Salvamento lighthouse at the end of the world, which inspired Jules Verne’s novel by the same name. There will be chances to walk in the southern beech forests. These days are bound to stand out as a unique chance to explore a very remote place.

Accommodations

National Geographic Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 15 - 16
Disembark Ushuaia & Fly to Santiago, Chile

Disembark in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Take a charter flight to Santiago and connect to your overnight flight home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast and lunch (day 15); n/a (day 16)

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations; meals indicated; beer, wine & full bar;  excursions; services of expedition leaders, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Exclusions

Mandatory charter flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina (from $855 per person, subject to change); immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For expeditions departing prior to April 1, 2024:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $2,500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750*
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

*$750 USD will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

For expeditions departing April 1, 2024 onward:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more; inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which may only be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The main Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn land and sea adventure begins and ends in Santiago, Chile (SCL). Plan flights to arrive to Santiago by 11:30am on Day 2 of the itinerary in order to be eligible for the included group transfer. Charter flights are needed to Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ), for post-land-tour embarkation and from Ushuaia (USH) after disembarkation. Disembarkation is after breakfast on Day 15 of the outlined itinerary. Plan flights to depart Santiago no earlier than 9:00pm on Day 15. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Group charter flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina are required on this trip’s itinerary; see this trip’s Exclusions for pricing. There is a strict luggage limit of checked bags weighing up to 50 lbs from Santiago to Punta Arenas (overage is available and must be paid to airline) and 66 lbs from Ushuaia and Santiago (no overage available). Luggage storage is available in Santiago for an extra charge; inquire with your Adventure Specialist for details.

Activities

Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking and kayaking. Other activities may include yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Reverse Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn Itinerary

The reverse, northbound Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn land and sea adventure embarks in Ushuaia, Argentina and cruises Patagonian fjords before disembarking in Puerto Natales for the final 5 nights on land.

Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island wildlife cruise route map.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Santiago, Chile

Depart on an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile. Check into your hotel and have the morning to relax. Santiago is nearly surrounded by the Andes, which form an inspiring backdrop to the afternoon guided overview of this vibrant city. Explore the Plaza de Armas, the main square, and nearby Presidential Palace, enjoying wonderful views from the many hills that dot the city.

Accommodations

n/a (day 1); Mandarin Oriental Hotel (day 2)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch (day 2)

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Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina & Embark

Fly by private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Soar over Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. If the weather is fine, then there will be a chance to view the spectacular mountains rising out of the Beagle Channel as you enjoy lunch on a catamaran cruise. Embark the ship and set sail.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 4 - 5
Isla de Los Estados (Staten Island), Argentina

With special permission to visit extraordinary Staten Island, your small ship is one of the only expedition ships ever allowed here. It’s a place of superlatives, barely touched in recent decades and visited primarily by a few scientists and those who staff the tiny naval observatory. The island was named by Dutch explorers in 1615. Its mountainous, forested landscapes and rugged fjords are beautiful. A great deal of interest is found here and the exact schedule will remain flexible to take best advantage of conditions. Look for southern rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, many other water birds, and fur seals, otters and sea lions. See the replica of the 1884 San Juan de Salvamento lighthouse at the end of the world, which inspired Jules Verne’s novel by the same name. There will be chances to walk in the southern beech forests. These days are bound to stand out as a unique chance to explore a very remote place.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Cape Horn

Today visit Cape Horn, near the southernmost tip of the South American continent, named in 1616 for the Dutch town of Hoorn. These waters are famously difficult to navigate, and over the centuries have been the graveyard of many ships—which before the opening of the Panama Canal had to round the Cape to sail between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Of course, the ship’s modern equipment enables safe exploration. Weather permitting, take Zodiacs ashore and walk to the top of the hill for panoramic views and to see the memorial placed there in 1992, showing an albatross in silhouette.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Exploring Chilean Fjords & Beagle Channel

Today explore more stunning wilderness while viewing the fjords and glaciers of the region by Zodiac, kayak and on foot. A vast area of soaring, snowcapped mountains, gigantic glaciers, thousands of verdant islands, serene lakes, and waterfalls—the archipelago is scarcely touched by man. Take Zodiacs out to explore these protected waters and rugged shores, the blue and white of ice contrasting with greens of the forest highlighted by splashes of flowering plants. Look for the Andean condors, albatrosses, grebes, petrels, fulmars, shearwaters and many other birds that inhabit this otherworldly realm. Then sail the Beagle Channel and hike and kayak through the wild areas in this region filled with beech forests, mountains and wild rivers.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Karukinka Natural Park, Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego is one of Patagonia’s crown jewels. Visit its newest and largest protected area: Karukinka Natural Park. Established in 2004 through a gift from Goldman Sachs, Karukinka is one of the largest donations ever made for conservation. Explore, with special permission from the Wildlife Conservation Society, this private reserve, which spans 1,160 square miles and harbors endangered culpeo fox, Andean condors, albatross, grebes, petrels, fulmars, shearwaters and many other kinds of wildlife. Visit Jackson Bay, backed by a skyline of rugged mountains and look for wildlife including black-browed albatross that nest on one of the nearby small islands. Perhaps walk a trail to a lovely waterfall and look for elephant seals resting on not only the beach but also high in the grass meadows and even in the small river draining the valley inland.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 9 - 10
Exploring the Chilean Fjords, Kirke Narrows & Disembark Puerto Natales

Today be treated to the spectacular features of an active glaciated landscape with hanging valleys and tributary glaciers. This region was navigated by Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition and it took most of November 1520 for his ships to find a way through the channels that lie between the continental mainland and Tierra del Fuego to the south. The captain and local pilots guide the aptly sized ship through Kirke Narrows. Hope to make a first stop in the extensive maze of channels and islands of the Chilean fjords, where possibilities exist to explore by Zodiac and kayak. The captain and local pilots guide the ship through Kirke or White Narrows, accessible only to a small ship and always a challenge to navigate because of the powerful currents that flow through the pinch point. Be on deck to look for condors and other wildlife as the ship makes her way to Puerto Natales.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 11 - 13
Disembark Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park & Explore

Drive into this UNESCO Biosphere reserve and spend 3 days at Explora Patagonia Lodge or Tierra Patagonia Hotel, discovering one of the most wildlife-rich areas in the Americas, covering 450,000 acres of glaciers, forests, grasslands, rivers and colorful lagoons. Choose among a variety of possibilities, including walks and hikes, horseback riding, sailing among icebergs to the foot of the immense Grey Glacier, visiting the Salto Grande waterfall and seeing the towers of the central massif from the Blue Lagoon. Look out for guanacos, gray foxes, rheas and Andean condors.

Accommodations

Explora Torres del Paine Lodge or Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 14
Torres del Paine National Park to Puerto Natales & Overnight

Enjoy a final morning to explore Torres del Paine, then drive to Puerto Natales.

Accommodations

The Singular Hotel Patagonia

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 15 - 16
Drive to Punta Arenas, Fly to Santiago & Depart

Drive from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas, take a flight to Santiago and connect to your overnight flight home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast (day 15); n/a (day 16)

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations; meals indicated; beer, wine & full bar;  excursions; services of expedition leaders, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Exclusions

Mandatory charter flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina (from $855 per person, subject to change); immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For expeditions departing prior to April 1, 2024:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $2,500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750*
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

*$750 USD will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

For expeditions departing April 1, 2024 onward:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more; inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which may only be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn land and sea adventure begins and ends in Santiago, Chile (SCL). Plan flights to arrive to Santiago by 11:30am on Day 2 of the itinerary in order to be eligible for the included group transfer. Charter flights are needed to Ushuaia (USH) for embarkation and from Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ) after disembarkation. Disembarkation is after breakfast on Day 15 of the outlined itinerary. Plan flights to depart Santiago no earlier than 9:00pm on Day 15. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Group charter flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina are required on this trip’s itinerary; see this trip’s Exclusions for pricing. There is a strict luggage limit of checked bags weighing up to 50 lbs from Santiago to Punta Arenas (overage is available and must be paid to airline) and 66 lbs from Ushuaia and Santiago (no overage available). Luggage storage is available in Santiago for an extra charge; inquire with your Adventure Specialist for details.

Activities

Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking and kayaking. Other activities may include yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change.

Mar 08 - Mar 23, 2023
National Geographic Resolution • 16 days
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From $20790USD
Per Person
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Oct 22 - Nov 06, 2023
National Geographic Explorer • 16 days
From $20790USD
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Oct 26 - Nov 10, 2023
National Geographic Explorer • 16 days
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Mar 10 - Mar 25, 2024
National Geographic Resolution • 16 days
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Accommodations

Learn About the Small Ships & Possible Lodge on Your Itinerary 

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Explorer

The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. She is fully stabilized, enabling her to navigate polar passages while providing comfort.

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Resolution

The 126-guest National Geographic Resolution is one of the newest additions to the National Geographic fleet. This expedition ship is specifically designed for stability, efficiency, scholarship and long-range exploration in the polar regions.

Lodge
Explora Torres del Paine Lodge

The Explora Torres del Paine Lodge is located at the center of the Torres del Paine National Park, the heart of Patagonia, Chile. On the shores of Lake Pehoe, it has breathtaking views of the Paine ridge and the granite towers.

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Trip

In conjunction with this cruise, the following pre- and post-cruise options are available for a seamless land-and-sea group travel experience with National Geographic guides and fellow passengers. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing.

Easter Island Extension is a 4- or 5-day post-cruise exploration of the mysterious Easter Island. Learn about the ancient Rapa Nui culture. Where did these people come from and why did they carve more than 600 giant moai or stone statues? Learn from key archaeologists.

Santiago/Casablanca Wine Valley/Maipo Valley Extension is a 2-day pre-cruise exploration of Santiago and its nearby vineyards. Savor the wine, food and culture of the Casablanca Wine Valley and Maipo Valley, famous for their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Carmenere grapes. Additionally, take in Santiago with guided city tours.

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Book this Southern Patagonia cruise for a full experience of Chile's fjords: Torres del Paine National Park, Glacier Alley & Isla Magdelena. Venture farther than most Patagonia cruises, with National Geographic guides to enhance this intellectual and exploratory adventure.

From $20830USD
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Enjoy one-of-a-kind access to the solitude, Andean mountains, alpine waterways and stunning glaciers of Argentinean Patagonia. From the all-inclusive Explora El Chaltén Lodge, choose from a daily selection of over 30 guided, small-group explorations.

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10 - 12 Day Cruise
Chilean Fjords & Argentina's Staten Island

Embark into the unknown lands and islands of the southern tip of South America and visit places only now accessible to travelers on this Chilean fjords cruise. Take in seldom-seen channels, waterfalls and glaciers while searching for wildlife within this rugged, magnificent land.

From $13180USD
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15 Day Cruise
Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords & Torres del Paine Cruise

Cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, plus enjoy 2 full days exploring Torres del Paine National Park on this Chile cruise aboard 200-guest Ultramarine. Spend a comprehensive 15 days retracing Charles Darwin's epic "voyage to the edge of the world," in the comfort and style of a modern expedition ship. And add a modern twist with an included flightseeing excursion by helicopter, right from the ship.

From $12795USD
Mar
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5 Day Cruise
Fjords of Tierra del Fuego - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

The 5-day Fjords of Tierra del Fuego cruise aboard the 210-guest Stella or Ventus Australis begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. Explore Glacier Alley, Darwin Mountains, Magellanic penguins in Tucker Islet, elephant seals in Ainsworth Bay, plus Wulaia Bay, Cape Horn and more.

From $1590USD
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Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn

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