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 Le Boreal - Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
Le Ponant Cruise

Ushuaia, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile

February 27 - March 12, 2015
14 days / 13 nights on board

  • Aboard LE BOREAL, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aboard Le Boréal, set out to discover Cape Horn and its legendary 425m cliff, the infamous passage known by only the most experienced sailors.  A unique occasion to sail to the heart of the Chilean waterways, between immaculate archipelagos and tumultuous fjords.
Day & Port


Day 1 -Ushuaia (Argentina) 
Buenos Aires/ Ushuaia (Argentina) Direct non stop flight chartered flight on LAN AIRLINES.
Direct transfer on board OR excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park including lunch.
Embarkation from  5.30 to 6.30.


9:00 pm

Day 2-Cruising round Cape Horn* and in the Beagle Channel 
*depending on the weather conditions.
Your first contact with this land at the end of the world will be Cape Horn, a promontory that in 2005 was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Known to sailors simply as “the Horn”, the summit of this spectacular cliff has a sculpture in the shape of an albatross to honour all those who have perished trying to sail round it. A unique experience awaits you as we cruise through the Beagle Channel exploring the magnificent scenery of the Tierra del Fuego (literally “land of fire”) National Park.



Day 3 - Cruising round Cape Horn* and in the Beagle Channel 



Day 4 - Cruising round Cape Horn* and in the Beagle Channel



Day 5 - Puerto Natales (Chile) 
After the Patagonia channels, Puerto Natales (Chile) appears at the end of the Ultima Esperanza Sound. An ideal point from which to cross the Andes, the town is in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park and the Andean scenery here is breathtaking.

6:00 am

8:00 pm

Day 6 - Cruising in the heart of the Chilean Channels 
You will then have the opportunity to spend two glorious days discovering the Chilean Channels at the foot of the Darwin Cordillera mountain range, and to venture right into the heart of this maze of fjords to see the glaciers which tumble into the sea at the end of them. Sea lions, fur seals and dolphins are completely at home in the unspoiled grandiose nature of this region.



Day 7 - Cruising in the heart of the Chilean Channels



Day 8 - Tortel (Chile) 
This small Patagonian village with its curious architecture – houses on stilts linked by a maze of piers, walkways and endless stairs which make up the roads – clings to a hillside in total isolation amidst the glaciers, lakes, forests and mountains. This is a unique opportunity to meet the locals who are always very welcoming to Le Boréal passengers.

8:00 am

1:30 pm

Day 9 - At Sea



Day 10 - Puerto Montt (Chile)  
Located on Latitude 40o South this lovely region is a natural garden and boasts an incredible concentration of volcanic cones, like Lanin or the spectacular snow-capped Orsono volcano.

7:30 am

7:00 pm

Day 11 - Castro Chiloe (Chile) 
To the north of the Magellan Strait is a large island called Chiloe (Chile) which is very different from the rest of the country, not just because of the gentler countryside but its mixed cultural heritage. By virtue of being central, Castro (Chile) is the capital of this island which is home to around 150 churches that are famous for their striking architecture. Indeed, 16 of them are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

7:00 am

1:00 pm

Day 12 - At Sea



Day 13 - Valparaiso (Chile) 
The port city of Valparaiso (Chile) meaning “paradise valley”, of which the historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the central region of Chile. Dominated by 44 hills forming a natural amphitheatre overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso has been immortalised in the writings of Pablo Neruda. With its delightful funicular railways and colourful hillside dwellings, this is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and historic ports in South America.

2:00 pm


Day 14 - Valparaiso (Chile)



Cruise Fares
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Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy

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Superior Stateroom


DeLuxe Stateroom


Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4


Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5


Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6


Deluxe Suite


Prestige Suite - Deck 5


Prestige Suite - Deck 6


Owner Suite


Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)


Airport Taxes


One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults


3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom


3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite


Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 30%

Open bar


* Special Bonus fares and single supplements are subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on  double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions. 

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 Our fares include:

Port and safety charges
•Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available on board)
•Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
•Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
•Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
•24 hour room service (selected menu)
•Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
•Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:

•Flights and airport taxes
•Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
•Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
•Personal expenses
•Other drinks not included in open bar