Chile’s coast is wild and untouched – and is likely to be on every traveller’s bucket list. Here are some of the incredible highlights that can’t be missed when exploring Chile:
Travel to the UNESCO designated biosphere of Alberto De Agostino National Park with the impressive tidewater Marinelli Glacier. Here it is very likely you will encounter a variety of resident wildlife, such as South American sea lions, Magellanic penguins, whales and the iconic Andean condor.
Hike in ancient forests and the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park. If you have the chance, join an excursion to take in some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world. The magnificent rugged coastline, ancient forested mountains, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and glaciers continue mile after mile.
Visit Brüggen, the largest glacier in the Southern Hemisphere outside of Antarctica. The glacier stretches 60 kilometres long and four kilometres wide and towers almost 70 metres above the water – a colossal sight, particularly when viewed from the low vantage point of a zodiac!
Explore the colourful houses on stilts or ‘palafitos’ of Castro on Chiloé Island or visit the remote Mocha Island. The island is an important cultural site, historically inhabited by the indigenous Mapuche tribe and today where sea lions, whales and the rare pink-footed shearwater can be spotted.
Stop at the deep-water port of Valparaiso, with its bohemian atmosphere, historic funicular railway and gateway to the celebrated Casablanca wine region.
The ice-strengthened vessel RCGS Resolute is the ideal platform to discover Chile’s coast. The ship provides an excellent level of comfort for passengers who travel on this enviable ship. On board, passengers are able to experience the highest standards of onboard programming and expedition style cruising that One Ocean Expeditions is best known for.
Talk to your travel agent to find out more about the expedition cruise along Chile’s coast.