le soleal luxury patagonia cruise

Patagonia Adventure - Southbound

  • Overview
    Explore the most beautiful scenery Chile and Argentina have to offer, including glaciers, fjords, and winding channels. You will board your ship in Valparaiso, a beautiful city which bears many traces of its colonial past and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the first part of your cruise in South America, you will call at Quemchi, after a sailing during which it is not unusual to encounter sea lions and porpoises. Quemchi is an authentic village located on the lush island of Chiloé. Your ship will then head to the Chilean fjords, before making your way to Tortel and its charming stilt houses interconnected by a labyrinth of wooden footbridges. Next, enter the magic of the Chilean fjords and channels for exceptional moments spent sailing amidst landscapes of unrivalled beauty. The narrow passages, channels and fjords will lead you right up close to stunning glaciers, including the Brüggen Glacier and El Brujo. Another highlight of your adventure in Patagonia will be visiting the sublime Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve not far from Puerto Natales. After rounding the mythical Cape Horn, you will reach Argentina and disembark in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city.
    Duration: 14 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Valparaiso, Chile
    Disembarkation Point: Ushuaia, Argentina
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Valparaiso; Embarkation Day

      Emabarkation 07/11/2018 from 12H30 to 13H30. Departure 07/11/2018 at 15H00.

      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.

    • Day 2/4 - At Sea

      Sailing south

    • Day 3 - Quemchi, Chiloe Islands

      Today we explore this picturesque region.

    • Day 5 - Tortel

      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.

    • Day 6/8 - Glacier Pie Xi / Glacier El Brujo / Estero La Montanas

      For the next few days we explore the picturesque landscape of glaciers and Mountains between Tortel and Puerto Natales.

    • Day 9/10 - Puerto Natales

      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.

    • Day 11 - Glacier Agostini

      Today we take in the spectacular region around the Glacier Agostini.

    • Day 12 - Cape Horn / Beagle Channel

      It'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!

    • Day 13 - Puerto Williams

      Located on Navarino Island a few kilometres from the Argentinian border, the city of Puerto Williams is, according to Chileans, the southernmost city in the world. It is first and foremost, a charming fishing port whose calm and isolation will delight you. You can stroll around a few little streets and admire the dark silhouette of the Patagonian Andes, surmounted by eternally white peaks. The Martin Gusinde museum of anthropology gives an aperçu of the living conditions of the ancient indigenous people, the Yámanas, while the surrounding areas propose hiking paths across wild, unspoiled nature.

    • Day 14 - Ushuaia; Disembarkation

      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.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Experience Patagonia at close range

    Experience Patagonia at close range. Explore the narrow fjords and shallow bays of Fuegian Archipelago discover secluded waterfalls, tidewater glaciers, pristine beaches and rocky shorelines, hike through primeval sub-Polar forest, thousands of penguins, elephant and leopard seals, Andean condors and Caracara falcons.

  • Inclusions

    Expedition Gear

    Comfortable expedition boots and a high quality expedition parka, specifically designed for the polar regions.

    Dynamic Cabin Pricing

    Cabin prices on board this vessel are dynamic, that is the cabin pricing fluctuates with changes in bookings and exchange rates. Cabin prices below are not guaranteed and are subject to change and availability at the operators discretion. Please feel free to contact us for the most accurate pricing on this voyage.

    Charter Flights

    Charter flights are provided from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

    Flight number and time schedule are to be advised about 30 days prior to departure.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel

    LE SOLEAL

    Designed in 2013, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing. 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 With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Open air bar
    • Sun deck
    • Pool
    • Internet
    • Library
    • Panoramic Lounge
    • Panoramic Terrace
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Theatre
    • Medical Centre
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 139
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 13
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 142m
    Width: 18
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 10992
    Registry: France
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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Superior Stateroom

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, with 24hr room service
AUD 9,980pp
AUD 9,980pp

Deluxe Stateroom

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 10,750pp
AUD 10,750pp

Prestige Deck 4

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 11,950pp
AUD 11,950pp

Prestige Deck 5

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 12,500pp
AUD 12,500pp

Prestige Deck 6

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 13,080pp
AUD 13,080pp

Deluxe Suite

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Deluxe Suite with balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 17,980pp
AUD 17,980pp

Prestige Suite Deck 5

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 24,170pp
AUD 24,170pp

Prestige Suite Deck 6

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Separate sitting room, twin or king beds, balcony and 24hr room service
AUD 24,340pp
AUD 24,340pp

Owner's Suite

07 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
Opulant suite with panoramic ocean views
AUD 28,990pp
AUD 28,990pp