The Kaweskar Route
Chile's Southern Ice Fjords
4-day Cruise from Puerto Natales to the Amalia Glacier
Sails on Tuesdays, returns on Fridays
Sails on Fridays, returns on Mondays
Available from September to April
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- Puerto Natales
- patagonian channels
- Amalia Glacier
- El Brujo Glacier
- Calvo Fjord
- Fernando Glacier
- Constantino Glacier
- Alipio Glacier
- Montañas Fjord
- Bernal Glacier
- Herman Glacier
- Alsina and Paredes Glaciers
- Kirke Narrowness crossing
- 3 nights accomodation onboard
- breakfast, lunch and dinner
- daily land excursions as schedule by the ships
- all activities inside the ship
*Price from based Atenas deck
Double B cabin - low season
Passengers with additional night
Passengers that have decided to take the additional night have a courtesy tour on Saturday, prior to departure to the Torres del Paine National Park and visit to the Milodon Cave.
Reception of passengers at the Punta Arenas Airport. Check-in. 16:00 hrs. Transfer by bus to Puerto Natales, arriving at 20:00 hrs.
20:15 hrs. Passengers embarkation. Welcome drink and dinner.
Early this morning, departure by bus from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.
Arrival to the Milodon Cave. Located 24 kmâs to the north of Puerto Natales, this natural monument is formed by three caverns and a conglomerate of rocks called, ăthe Seat of the Devilä. Its dimensions are: a height of 30 meters, a 80 meters face and 200 meters depth. Scientific interest in this mysterious place is due to the discovery, in 1896, of, skin, bones and other fragments of now extinct animals. The MILODON (Mylodon darwini), was a herbivorous animal of great dimensions that probably became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene. One hour visit.
Tour continues towards the Torres del Paine National Park. This National Park covers an area of 18,000 hectares and is located in the Ultima Esperanza Inlet, some 150 kmâs from Puerto Natales. UNESCO declared it a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Entrance is made to the Amarga and Azul Lagoon sectors by way of the vast pampas and thick magellian forests. Highlights are the Torres and Cuernoes of Paine, with their imposing geological structure of stone and granite; colorful lakes such as Nordenskjold, PehoŽ, Toro, Sarmiento and Grey; mammals as such pumas, guanacos, and Guemals, as well as birds like the nandu and black necked swans, amongst others. Besides this there is an abundant variety of trees, shrubs and native flowers.
Visit to Laguna Amarga and Torres del Paine. Arrival to the water fall R’o Paine. Head towards Nordenskjold viewpoint, sightseeing of the Cuernos del Paine. After this, we will go to the Lago PehoŽ viewpoint.
Return to Puerto Natales, visiting Lake Sarmiento, approximately, at 16:00 hrs. This excursion includes pic-nic type lunch.
Arrival to Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales at 18:00 hrs.
Dinner on board.
Passengers without additional night
Reception of passengers at Punta Arenas airport. Check-in. During the afternoon, transfer by bus to Puerto Natales, arriving at 18:00 hrs. approximately to the Skorpios Terminal. Embarkation.
The M/V Skorpios III, sets sail every saturdays evening from Puerto Natales, located 247 km to the north of Punta Arenas, on a five day cruise through the channels and fjords that border the Southern Ice Field, in the Chilean Patagonia, which is considered to be the third largest reserve of fresh water on the planet and crib of the biggest and most spectacular glaciers in the southern hemisphere. There are two options to reach the region of Magallanes: flying to Punta Arenas or comming overland from Argentina. From this city, passengers must be transferred to the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales. The maritime route commences through the Kirke Narrows, moving towards the north through the Morla Vicu–a, Uni—n Inlet, Collingwood, Sarmiento, Concepci—n and Wide channels, to anchor in a beautiful area known as the Eyre Inlet.
Welcome drink and dinner on board.
We find the Amalia Glacier, located in the central part of the Southern Ice Field. It is an absolutely emotional spectacle to see its long silhouettes of towering ice, descending from the Andes Mountains, which contrast with the colors of the surrounding environment. The frontal face of this glacier is approximately 1 km and reaches heights of 50 mts, this ice mass is generated from the intense snow blizzards, when the snow freezes it is transformed into ice that has a crystal aspect. This is due to the fact that it loses oxygen under the great pressure of its own weight. Afterward we sale towards El Brujo Glacier and if the weather conditions allows to, disembarkation on a rock to observe the Glacier.
Later, we enter the Calvo Inlet, where we can view 6 glaciers flowing through waters seeded with ice flows of incredible colors, varying sizes and forms. Here is where we, in specially designed motorboats, participate in an extremely enjoyable excursion and were we traditionally have a toast with whiskey and millennium old ice.
Excursions in ăCapitan Constantinoä (icebreaker motorboat). Icebreaker gets close to the Constantino Glacier, only if the weather conditions allow so.
Then an excursion to the Alipio and Fernando glaciers. During the afternoon, set sail to the Monta–as Fjord.
Morning visit to the Monta–as Fjord were we will be able to see five little glaciers that hook of from the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea.
Walking towards the Bernal glacier, were a soft hiking can be done to the base of the Glacier and visit to the Herman Glacier to sail in its bay and admire the beauty of the area and multicolored icebergs (this will depend on the tide). After this, we will visit the Alsina and Paredes Glacier.
Later, ship sets sail from the Monta–as Fjord, cross of the Kirke Narrowness, during the night, the ship casts anchor at Seno Ultima Esperanza. Farewell Dinner and Ball.
Reach port at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.
Navigating Seno Ultima Esperanza, during early morning.
Afertward, arrival at Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.
Passengers disembark, transfer by bus to Punta Arenas, for those passengers who have hired this service (ask for rates)..
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NOTE: ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGES ACCORDING TO NAVIGATION AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS.
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