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There’s no doubt Chile is one long, thin nation, so there’s no better way to discover its wonders than on a cruise. With Hapag-Lloyd, you’ll join one of its luxury expedition ships in Callao, Peru’s largest seaport, before setting sail south.
Jump in a Zodiac and watch out for pelicans and Humboldt penguins off Isla Pan de Azucar, head to shore to check out the colourful city of Valparaíso then get set for one of the journey’s highlights. In Chile’s south you’ll sail its fjords searching for whales, and explore the Torres del Paine National Park and Magallanes National Reserve.
The final stop is Ushuaia in Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. The 18-day cruise is a great way to see the Chilean coastline with its volcanoes, glaciers and the remnants of ancient civilisations. And the cherry on top? You get to see it all from the comfort of a luxurious expedition vessel.
- Getting up close to glaciers, penguins and whales on the Zodiacs
- There’s a tonne of excursions, from kayaking the Strait of Magellan to climbing the Chaiten volcano
- Look, we know it’s not about the room, but the cabins on this ship are schmick
- You’ll likely find your fascination for this part of the world only growing deeper – rather than becoming sated – during the cruise
Prices for this 14-day cruise start at about US12,000 a person, twin share.