Patagonia & Chilean Fjords

14 days / 13 nights
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    Patagonia & Chilean Fjords

    Cruise Latin America

    from 5 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
    14 days / 13 nights

    Departure Port : Ushuaia
    Arrival Port : Valparaiso

    Ship : LE BOREAL

    • Ref : B050317

    Aboard Le Boréal, discover the Pacific coast of South America and colonial style of the cities of Chile. Chile, the slender strip of land immortalised by Pablo Neruda, runs between the Andes and the Ocean, offering you its richly contrasting landscapes and its pristine lands.

    Your cruise begins with 5 days and 4 nights of luxury expedition in the Chilean fjords, those torturous fjords where majestic glaciers seem to meet the ocean. 

    From Puerto Natales, do not miss the Tores del Paine National Park, at the southern tip of Chile. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this park is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, where the unspoiled nature is rivalled only by the intense colours of the sky.

    Tortel is a little Patagonian village at the end of the world, clinging to a hillside and blessed with unrivalled architecture: houses on stilts, walkways that are an invitation for a stroll, endless flights of stairs – this village offers a panorama where the “streets” follow the contours of the coastline.

    Fall in love with Puerto Montt, the capital of the “Lake District”, whose beauty is renowned worldwide. The city and its harbour appear on the horizon, revealing their treasures within a unique and rare setting.

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      LE BOREAL

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      LE BOREAL

      Like her sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

      Interior Design
      Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

      Port of call & excursions

      5 March 2017 – Navigation Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel

      Ushuaia

      Embarkation 05/03/2017 from 19H00 to 18H00 . Departure 05/03/2017 at 21H00 .

      Capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel at the country's southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. Downtown, the End of the World Museum showcases Tierra del Fuego's natural and indigenous history. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park, while a cruise on Ushuaia Bay is the perfect way to spot sea lions and Magellanic penguins.

      6 March 2017 – Navigation Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel

      6 March 2017 – Navigation Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel

      Arrival 06/03/2017 . Departure 06/03/2017 .

      Itメs at the meeting point between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that you enter Chilean Patagonia where you head for the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and its famous Cape Horn. From the top of its impressive 425-metre-high cliff, South Americaメs southernmost tip has, for many centuries, seen merchant ships from the world over passing by. Because of its legendary storms and rough seas, getting around the Cape has gone down in history as a challenge for all seafarers. Prepare yourself for a memorable experience, whatever the weather conditions!

      7 March 2017 – Sailing along Strait of Magellan

      7 March 2017 – Sailing along Strait of Magellan

      Arrival 07/03/2017 . Departure 07/03/2017 .

      This mythical strait situated in the south of Chile and separating South America from Tierra del Fuego, awakens our imagination, stirring up a longing for adventure. For the first time, follow in the footsteps of the famous Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, known for having organised the first circumnavigation of the globe in the 16th century. Aboard your ship, cruise along the 600 km separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific and, before arriving in Ushuaia, discover the sea route which was long nicknamed “Strait of All Saints” because Magellan’s ships first entered it on All Saints’ Day. A fascinating adventure.

      8 March 2017 – Sailing in Chilean Fjords

      8 March 2017 – Sailing in Chilean Fjords

      Arrival 08/03/2017 . Departure 08/03/2017 .

      9 March 2017 – Puerto Natales

      9 March 2017 – Puerto Natales

      Arrival 09/03/2017 at 06H00 . Departure 09/03/2017 at 20H00 .

      Located in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, capital of the Última Esperanza province, the village of Puerto Natales will win you over with its brightly coloured houses nestling in the shade of the Andes. A walk along the coastal Pedro-Montt avenue, gives splendid views of the Almirante Montt gulf, a stretch of crystalline water that links Puerto Natales to the Pacific. The Museo Historico documents urban and rural life and the indigenous history of the environment. Puerto Natales is also the closest town to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park, a 181,000-hectare reserve protected by UNESCO.

      10 March 2017 – Sailing in Chilean Fjords

      10 March 2017 – Sailing in Chilean Fjords

      Arrival 10/03/2017 . Departure 10/03/2017 .

      11 March 2017 – At sea

      11 March 2017 – At sea

      Arrival 11/03/2017 . Departure 11/03/2017 .

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      12 March 2017 – Tortel

      12 March 2017 – Tortel

      Arrival 12/03/2017 at 08H00 . Departure 12/03/2017 at 13H30 .

      A picturesque, colourful fishing village, Tortel boasts a splendid location in the heart of southern Patagonia, halfway between Puerto Montt and Cape Horn. From the little streets made up of small walkways, you’ll love the grand panorama of rounded mountains, dense forest, the clear waters of the Pacific. If you walk out onto one the many wooden pontoons, you can admire the views as you stand suspended a few metres above the water. The village is scattered with sculptures made by local artists, an excellent introduction to this friendly community

      13 March 2017 – At sea

      13 March 2017 – At sea

      Arrival 13/03/2017 . Departure 13/03/2017 .

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      14 March 2017 – Puerto Montt

      14 March 2017 – Puerto Montt

      Arrival 14/03/2017 at 07H30 . Departure 14/03/2017 at 19H00 .

      A picturesque stopover in southern Chile, the colourful city of Puerto Montt is the capital of the Lakes District.ᅠ Here, youメll discover reminders of its colonial past at the Plaza de Armas and neoclassical cathedral. The Manuel Montt lookout offers stunning views of the bayメs sapphire beauty. Close to the town, the peaceful banks of Lake Llanquihue are conducive for a relaxing walk and the quaint, traditional villages of Puerto Varas and Frutillar are well worth a visit.

      15 March 2017 – Castro Chiloe

      15 March 2017 – Castro Chiloe

      Arrival 15/03/2017 at 07H00 . Departure 15/03/2017 at 12H00 .

      16 March 2017 – At sea

      16 March 2017 – At sea

      Arrival 16/03/2017 . Departure 16/03/2017 .

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      17 March 2017 – Valparaiso

      17 March 2017 – Valparaiso

      Arrival 17/03/2017 at 14H00 . Departure 17/03/2017 .

      18 March 2017▸17 March 2017 – Valparaiso

      Valparaiso

      Disembarkation 18/03/2017 at 00H00 .

      Located about 100 kilometres south of Santiago, the legendary Valparaiso is the second largest city in Chile. It is also a splendid city, full of history: two qualities justifying its nickname “gem of the Pacific” and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can stroll along the steep streets, on foot or by cable car, and explore the many admirable sites like the delicate Iglesia de la Matriz, Sotomayor square, Bellavista hill, or Sebastiana house where the author Pablo Neruda lived. At every turning, you’ll get a refreshing view of the sea.

      Formalities

      • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

      • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

      Important information

      Chilean Fjords program: During this cruise, Zodiac® outings and/or landings may be organized to bring you closer to the hidden wonders of these spectacular fjords and glaciers.

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