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Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine and Skorpios III Cruise

A wonderful 7-night program including the amazing Skorpios III Cruise in Patagonia
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Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine and Skorpios III Cruise

Overview

Enjoy this unique 7-night program to explore the southern portion of the Chilean Patagonia with a wonderful cruise expedition to see glaciers and fjords

Arrive to Puerto Natales to visit the amazing Torres del Paine National Park, an emblematic natural environment in Patagonia, and then, start a wonderful 4-night cruise to see glaciers and fjords, departing on the Skorpios III Cruise from October to April. Navigate to Southern Ice Field, through the Kaweskar route, sailing 505 miles to visit the largest number of glaciers in this region; Guillard, Amalia, El Brujo, the glaciers of Fiordo Calvo, Bernal, and Herman.

Approximately 15 glaciers where activities such as sightseeing, contemplation, hikes to their fronts and moraines, and sailing among colorful icebergs on expedition boats like the Captain Constantino will be carried out.

During the expedition, we may observe the varied flora and fauna of Patagonia, still in a wild and pristine state, such as elephant seals in Guardramiro Fjord.

itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive to Puerto Natales

Arrive to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. Check in and free time. If you arrive early, you can add any of the optional activities you can see below.

Trekking to Cuernos del Paine in Torres del Paine

DAY 2

Excursion to Torres del Paine NP

After breakfast, we will start one of the most famous trips in the area: The visit to Torres del Paine National Park.

Enjoy an unforgettable excursion from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park, with a captivating stop at the Milodón Cave along the way. The journey begins with a scenic drive through the rugged Patagonian landscape, offering glimpses of breathtaking vistas and diverse wildlife.

Upon reaching the Milodón Cave, delve into its intriguing history and geological wonders. Explore the cavernous interiors where remnants of prehistoric creatures, including the giant sloth Milodón, were discovered. Marvel at the impressive rock formations and learn about the significance of this natural landmark.

Afterward, continue the journey to Torres del Paine National Park, renowned for its stunning granite peaks, pristine lakes, and sprawling glaciers. Spend the day immersing yourself in the park’s unparalleled beauty, hiking along well-marked trails, and soaking in the awe-inspiring scenery.

Whether admiring the iconic towers of Torres del Paine, trekking alongside shimmering lakes, or encountering native wildlife such as guanacos and condors, this excursion promises an unforgettable adventure in one of Chile’s most breathtaking natural wonders.

Return to your hotel in Puerto Natales and overnight.

DAY 3

Choice of activities

After breakfast, free time to choose from different available activities. Check the list below.

DAY 4

Embarkation aboard Skorpios III Cruise

After breakfast, tranfser to pier for your check in procedure. Remember, you can book the previous night in the ship, or we can arrange a pre-tour to visit Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine area. Just contact us.

9:00 hrs. Boarding begins.
12:00 hrs. Departure from Skorpios Terminal. Safety briefing onboard.
14:00 hrs. Lunch. Navigation through Admiral Montt Gulf.
16:30 hrs. Arrival at Caleta Juárez in Guardramiro Fjord. Disembarkation for a guided tour of a southern elephant seal colony.
18:00 hrs. Departure, crossing Kirke Narrows, Morla Vicuña, Union, Collingwood, and Sarmiento channels.

The cruise includes all disembarkations and meals during the itinerary.

 

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DAY 5

Skorpios III - Kaweskar Route: Glaciers and more glaciers

We start early in the morning with some incredible activities:

06:00 hrs. Navigation northward through Pitt Channel. Sightseeing at Chatham Island.
08:45 hrs. Entrance to Guillard Fjord. Navigation inside the fjord to Guillard Glacier. Disembarkation and hiking (depending on tide conditions).
11:30 hrs. Departure southward.
13:00 hrs. Lunch.
16:00 hrs. Arrival at Amalia Glacier. Boat tours in the bay. If conditions permit, disembarkation for closer views.
20:30 hrs. Dinner onboard.

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DAY 6

El Brujo Glacier and Calvo Fjord

After breakfast, another amazing day full of activities including:

08:00 hrs. Arrival at El Brujo Glacier.
09:15 hrs. Weather and ice conditions permitting, disembarkation for glacier viewing.
11:30 hrs. Departure towards Calvo Fjord.
13:00 hrs. Lunch.
16:00 hrs. Arrival at Calvo Fjord. Excursion on the Capitán Constantino boat among icebergs, visiting Fernando, Capitán Constantino, and Alipio glaciers.
20:00 hrs. Departure towards Mountains Fjord.

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DAY 7

Ice, ice and more ice

We continue with more activities:

08:00 hrs. Visit to Mountains Fjord, observing four glaciers descending from Sarmiento Mountain Range, with two in our view.
09:00 hrs. Visit to Alsina Glacier. Disembarkation for exploration by small boats.
10:30 hrs. Return to the ship, continuing navigation towards Bernal Glacier.
11:00 hrs. Disembarkation at Bernal Glacier. Hike through native forest and across moraines to the glacier front.
12:45 hrs. Return to the ship. Water resupply from a waterfall.
13:30 hrs. Lunch.
14:00 hrs. Navigation through Mountains Fjord, viewing Herman and Zamudio glaciers.
17:00 hrs. Crossing White Narrows.
20:30 hrs. Farewell party, Captain’s dinner, dancing. Navigation through Admiral Montt Gulf.

DAY 8

Arrive to Puerto Natales

Finally, after amazing 5 days of great activities we return to the origin

Between 02:00 and 07:00 hrs. Arrival at Puerto Natales.
08:00 – 09:30 hrs. Passenger disembarkation. End of the cruise.

What is Included

  • Transfer in/out airport to hotel
  • 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast
  • Excursion to Torres del Paine NP
  • 4-night cruise expedition aboard Skorpios III cruise
  • All inclusive service during cruise
  • All meals and explorations during cruise
  • internal flights
  • Tips
  • Embarkation Tax

Faq

Breakfast, lunches and dinners. All meals are included.
Open bar when the bartender is on duty.
Daily shore excursions, as scheduled by the Company.
Whiskey and hot chocolate during excursions.
Activities inside the ship

No, this cruise will not disembark in the Cape Horn

In the Kaweskar Route, it’s also before departure, with the option of a morning tour to the Milodon Cave and rock paintings at an additional cost.

Skorpios’ gastronomic style features a fixed menu based on Patagonian recipes, focusing on meats, fish, and seafood. However, if any passenger wishes to change it, there is no additional cost. During the Captain’s farewell party, a Patagonian buffet is offered.

 

In the cruise months, the temperature fluctuates between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius (equivalent to 41 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit). It is important to note that weather conditions are very unpredictable and could change constantly during the day

There is an accident insurance included in the cruise fare, with amounts and coverage printed on your ticket.

220 volts, but onboard there are transformers for 110 volts for the use of household appliances.

 

 

 

Voluntary gratuities (suggested US $25 per passenger, per night) and personal expenses in the onboard store, such as souvenirs, sportswear or other items, may be paid with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, US dollars, Euros or Chilean pesos.

The bar is always open at no additional cost, offering a selection of national and imported wines, beverages, and liquors.

According to the provisions of the National Forestry Corporation of Chile (CONAF), the use of drones or any type of RPAS technology is prohibited in the Protected Wildlife Areas of the Magallanes Region. The Company prohibits the use on board of drones or any type of RPAS technology.

Yes, Tips aboard and embarkation tax. The tip is USD 50 per person for the whole trip and the Embarkation tax, USD 75 per person.

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