Sail in the company of a National Geographic photographer and a National Geographic expert as you take in the magnificent scenery of Chile and Argentina during a 14-day Expedition Cruise.
From spectacular glaciers to imposing fjords, winding channels and dramatic scenery; this region of the world is nothing short of breath-taking and your National Geographic Expert will bring its stories to life, while your National Geographic photographer teaches you how to capture its stunning scenery.
Begin your journey in Talcahuano and head straight to Quemchi, a quaint fishing town surrounded by snow-tipped volcanoes. As you continue south, you will visit Tortel, a remote community with homes linked by boardwalks suspended over the water due to the steepness of the mountainsides, before continuing southwards to the glacier landscapes of the southern fjords.
The first glacier you will encounter will be Pio XI, the largest in all of Southern Patagonia. As you encounter these walls of ice, you will be struck by their majesty and beauty, while our National Geographic Expert will help you to reflect on the global significance of their dramatic calving.
As we continue south, you will journey via iconic waterways from the English Passage, through the Channel of the Mountains, to the Strait of Magellan. These passages are surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Patagonia and filled with its bountiful wildlife. Time spent on deck will be continually rewarded in these breath-taking landscapes.
The final portion of our voyage takes you into Tierra del Fuego with the Agostini and Garibaldi glaciers before you round the legendary Cape Horn. With the true experience of having journeyed to the end of a continent, your voyage’s final call will be to the fishing port of Puerto Williams, before concluding your expedition in Ushuaia.
Throughout your voyage, you can expect to see an array of wildlife including sea lions and porpoises, Magellanic penguins, humpback whales, dolphins, alpacas and a wide variety of birds.
At the end of your trip, sit down with your National Geographic Expert and photographer and reflect on the experiences you have shared on your voyage and how they have changed you upon your return. At National Geographic Expeditions we believe that when people understand the world, they care more deeply and are inspired to act to protect it.
This Expedition Cruise is onboard PONANT’s L'Austral, part of the Sisterships fleet.
Flight Santiago/Concepción + transfers + flight Ushuaia/Buenos Aires included.