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Luxury

Patagonia & Chilean Fjords Explorer

Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBISR22
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Incredible Iguassu Falls

Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points inside Iguassu National Park.

In Rhythm With Buenos Aires

Grab a partner and perfect your footwork learning to dance the tango - an experience rewarded with a tapas feast.

Torres Del Paine

Board Zodiacs to explore soaring mountains, golden plains and glistening ice fields in Torres del Paine National Park.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 17 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 45 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT expedition leader and team
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Patagonia & Chilean Fjords Explorer NOBISR22 2020 Map
Santiago to Rio de Janeiro

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

We meet you on arrival in Santiago and transfer you to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Santiago, Mandarin Oriental Hotel or similar

Signature Experience

Tour the Historic Quarter which includes a funicular ride with sweeping views over the city.


In the seaside city of Valparaíso, enjoy your first Signature Experience.

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Today, fly to Puerto Montt where we'll be waiting to take you to your ship. Tonight’s welcome dinner is the perfect way to kick off the adventure.

Stay: 11 Nights, MS Island Sky

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Aerial view of Island Sky Ship from front and side

Puerto Montt, gateway to Chile's lakes district, is the last main town in the region. Today, your sights will be set on the surrounding countryside. Head out of the city to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park to see its three snow-capped volcanoes. At the Petrohué River, watch rapids crashing through lava channels creating a series of thundering waterfalls. Return to the ship via Puerto Varas, perched on the shores of Llanquihue Lake with a backdrop of the Osorno volcano.

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  • Dinner

Having cruised through the night, you'll open your curtains to Chiloé Island's colourfully painted palafitos, or stilt houses, cheerfully crammed together at the water's edge. Your foray ashore today takes you through dense forest, which covers much of the island, to Castro, one of the oldest towns in the Americas. Here, you will see the colourful stilt houses up close, as well as the wooden cathedral of St Francis and the historic old quarter.

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  • Dinner

Signature Experience

This is what you've been waiting for. For the next seven days, you'll be cruising amid some of the country's most amazing landscapes in the Chilean Fjords, Punta Arenas & Torres Del Paine National Park.


The exact route will be managed by your captain and expedition leader, and is largely dictated by weather and ocean conditions. The route will take in many mountains, glaciers, fjords, islands, lakes and waterfalls, with many shore landings made possible thanks to the fleet of Zodiac vessels on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You'll soon be nearing the southernmost tip of South America and indeed the planet. Today, your ship will make its way through the Beagle Channel and around Cape Horn, one of the best-known maritime landmarks in the world. Magellan was the first European visitor here in 1530 and prior to the opening of the Panama Canal it was an important staging post. Weather permitting, you'll use Zodiacs to land on the cape itself and enjoy a walk to the monument. Later in the day, cruise back through the Beagle Channel. Here the mountains, still partly unmapped, drop as sheer, densely wooded cliffs into the channel and six glaciers flow from 2,500-metre Mt Darwin into the sea. Keep watch for penguins, dolphins and South American sea lions in the channel.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Farewell your ship at the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, where you will disembark. We'll be waiting to transfer you to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt or similar

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  • Breakfast

Signature Experience

Enjoy dinner and a colourful tango show.


Your first full day in Buenos Aires begins with a tour of the city's oldest barrio. Explore the colourful houses of La Boca, wander the tree-lined streets of Palermo and stroll through La Recoleta Cemetery. Tonight, enjoy a Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
Coloured houses in Buenos Airies, Argentina

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps cruise the Paraná Delta at the island town of Tigre. Or, discover Parisian charm on walking tour. Lovers of music and architecture may prefer to visit Teatro Colón.


Discover Buenos Aires your way with a choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast

Fly to the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls. Here, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways to view the falls. Get a close look at the thunderous Devil's Throat.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguassu Falls, Hotel das Cataratas or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You might join a Jet Boat Ride Safari along the cascades, or take a helicopter ride over the falls.


Head to the Brazilian side of the falls today. Walk between viewing platforms, discovering over 275 waterfalls. Choose how you’d like to spend the rest of your time here with your choice of sightseeing.

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At Parque das Aves, see native South American birds of every colour, from rainbow parakeets, to orange-beaked toucans and fuchsia flamingoes. Later, fly to samba-shaking Rio de Janeiro.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Belmond Copacabana Palace or similar

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Head to Corcovado where the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue stands looking over the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views. Dinner is a local Brazilian barbecue.

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You might like to explore Guanabara Bay on a schooner boat cruise. Or, join a colonial walking tour around the city.


This morning, choose how you’d like to experience Rio de Janeiro with your choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast

After breakfast be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Ship moving through the water with land in the distance

MS Island Sky

Aboard your intimate vessel, go where the larger ships can't reach, where the potential for real adventure arises.

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Your Expedition Team

Made up of experts from historians to naturalists, your expedition leader and team play a key role on every expedition.

All Inclusive Experience

Our prices cover everything as detailed, including transfers, port charges, gratuities, meals and sightseeing.

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible