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Legendary Landmarks of Chile with South America Passage

Holland America Line Oosterdam
Date 20th Feb 23
Nights 17 Nights
Santiago, Chile
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Santiago. On arrival be transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.
Santiago, Chile
Santiago is Chile’s capital and largest city and nestles in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coast Range. Explore Plaza de Armas at the heart of the city’s old colonial district; home to two neoclassical landmarks: 1808 Palacio de la Real Audiencia with its Museo Histórico Nacional and the 18th-century Catedral Metropolitana. Culture fans can make a beeline for Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Ride the aerial tramway to San Cristobal Hill to combine cityscape views with visits to the observatory, statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and amphitheatre. Parque Metropolitano de Santiago is the perfect escape; this huge urban green area boasts Zoológico Nacional de Chile and also a botanical garden and funicular railway.
Santiago, Chile
After check out be transferred to the port to board ms Oosterdam for your fourteen night cruise.
At Sea
Puerto Montt, Chile
The port city of Puerto Montt is the capital of Chile's Lakes District and is famous for being the gateway to the Patagonian fjords and the Andes mountains. There is plenty to do when you go ashore; from dining on the freshest local seafood or spending the day on a Pacific Ocean beach to setting off on an adventure to explore the Calbuco active volcano or the symmetrical Osorno Volcano. Visit the city’s Plaza de Armas square to admire the 19th-century neo-classical cathedral constructed from wood. Stop by the nearby Case del Arte Diego Rivera to view contemporary artworks by local and national artists. Venture outside the city and explore the delights of Caleta de Angelmo Market.
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Puerto Chacabuco is located at the head of the Aisen Fjord to the south of Puerto Montt and reminds you more of Norway than Northwest Patagonia. To the northeast is Lake Los Palos with its scenic backdrop of snowy mountains; while to the southeast is Simpson River National Reserve, home to cougars, forests, and amazing cascading waterfalls. Travel to the nearby town of Coyhaique and explore the arts and craft fair in the Main Square, where you can purchase handmade goods created from native wood, stone, leather, and wool.
Cruising Chilean Fjords
Chile’s southern Patagonian coast from Cape Horn to the Reloncavi Estuary features some of the most spectacular natural scenery on Earth. Think everything from glacial fjords, inlets, islands, and navigable channels, to vast temperate rainforests and snow-capped mountain peaks and you get the picture. Then there's the amazing sea life to catch sight of including thousands of Magellanic penguins, orcas, blue, grey and humpback whales, dolphins, and elephant seals. The snow-capped mountains and steep valleys offer a striking contrast to the otherwise very green area that is rich in wildlife.
Sarmiento Channel (Scenic Cruising)
The Sarmiento Channel is one of the main channels in Patagonia and runs in a north-south direction; starting at the Guía Narrows and finishing at the southern edge of Victoria Pass, where it joins the Smyth Channel. The Kawesqar people have lived in this region for more than 6,000 years, but the channel was named after a more recent arrival: the Spanish explorer Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, who first navigated it between 1579 and 1580. The Chilean mainland lies to the east, and the islands of Esperanza, Vancouver, and Piazzi sit to the west of the channel. The ragged coastline is cut with inlets set among snow-covered mountain ranges, mirroring the rest of the Chilean fjord region, and you may also catch sight of immense glaciers that run down to the sea. All kinds of marine animals - from Magellanic penguins and southern elephant seals to dolphins and orcas - can also be seen along these shores.
Punta Arenas, Chile
The city of Punta Arenas sits near the tip of the southernmost Patagonia region in Chile. Located on the Strait of Megellan that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans; Punta Arenas is the gateway to Antarctica. Step ashore and visit Plaza Gamero to admire the memorial to the explorer Ferdinand Magellan before viewing a replica of one of his galleons at Museo Nao Victoria. The nearby 19th-century Casa Braun-Menendez and the ornate 18th-century Palacio Sara Stroll are well worth a visit too. Step back to pioneer days at Instituto de la Patagonia. Museo Regional de Magallanes is housed in an opulent mansion and explores the the life of 19th-century pioneer sheep farmers or view a collection of antique farming and industrial machinery and a typical pioneer shearing shed and house at Museo del Recuerdo.
Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia sits on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the tip of Argentina. Considered to the southernmost city in the world; Ushuaia perches on a steep hill and is encircled by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. The city is famous for abundant outdoor adventures and its offshore waters that are awash with seals, sea lions, and sea birds. Take a hike along trails and paths through the thick forests in the surrounding Tierra del Fuego national park to encounter native beavers and birds. Explore local history and culture at the End of the World Museum, Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, and Galeria Tematica - Historic Fuengina. No trip here would be complete without visiting the San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse (End of the World Lighthouse) or taking a tour to nearby Isla Yecapasela (Penguin Island), to see the colonies of penguins.
Cape Horn, Chile
Cape Horn is the located at the southernmost tip of South America and marks the northern boundary of Drake Passage and the point where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet. Rounding this famous rocky headland is thought to be one of the most challenging nautical routes to undertake due to the large waves, strong winds, strong currents, and icebergs. This treeless and windswept area features on many a bucket list yet it is virtually uninhabited except for the lighthouse keeper and his family. Step ashore and visit the lighthouse and the tiny Stella-Maris Chapel, before following the walkway to the albatross-shaped Cape Horn Monument to pay your respects to the thousands of seafarers who perished sailing around Cape Horn.
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Step ashore in Port Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands; located on the north-facing slope of East Falkland Island. Learn more about the 1982 Falklands War, maritime and natural history, and Antarctic heritage on a visit to the Historic Dockyard Museum. Stroll along the waterfront and admire the unique whalebone arch at the entrance to the 18th-century Christ Church Cathedral. No visit here would be complete without getting up close to the resident penguins; head to Gypsy Cove to see the colonies of Magellanic penguins, watch Gentoo penguins swimming at Bluff Cove, or visit the grey and white King penguins at Volunteer Point. Keep your camera handy as you may also catch sight of sea lions, elephant seals, dolphins, steamer ducks, black-browed albatrosses, and rock cormorants.
At Sea
Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city, sits alongside Montevideo Bay. Plaza de la Independencia is the main hub of the city and leads to the Ciudad Vieja old town with its colonial houses, art deco buildings, and fascinating landmarks such as Palacio Salvo and the Solis Theatre. Admire the international artworks and surrounding Japanese gardens at the Museum of Fine Arts - Juan Manuel Blanes. Climb up to Fortaleza del Cerro to enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond. No visit to Montevideo would be complete without enjoying parilla-grilled fare at one of the steakhouses at Mercado Del Puerto or tasting the traditional yerba mate tea. Spend a few hours soaking up the sunshine on the golden sands of Pocitos Beach or take a leisurely stroll along La Rambla promenade.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is Argentina's big, cosmopolitan capital city lined with a plethora of 19th-century buildings. The neighbourhood of La Boca is a popular place to explore; while Caminito offers steakhouses, brightly-painted zinc shacks, and the modern art museum Fundacion Proas. The iconic pink-coloured palace Casa Rosada is the office of the President of Argentina and is a great chance for photos. La Recoleta Cemetery is a statue-rich cemetery featuring eye-catching mausoleums and 18th-century characteristics. The city square of Argentina, Plaza de Mayo, was named after the 1810 revolution which led to Argentina's independence; here you can discover intriguing museums such as Museo Casa Rosada, Museo de la Cuidad, and the Maritime Museum.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • FREE upgrade from coach to private overseas transfers
  • 3 night 4* Le Reve in Santiago - an extremely well located hotel in the popular area of Providencia
  • Deluxe Room with breakfast included

  • FREE Private Santiago City Sightseeing Tour
Tour includes...
  • Private tour of Santiago's highlights
  • Private transportation and guide
  • Panoramic views of Santiago from San Cristobal hill
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • 14 night full board cruise onboard Holland America's ms Oosterdam
  • Options to extend your stay in Buenos Aires also available
Why Book
Why Book
  • There is plenty to do when you go ashore in Puerto Montt; from dining on the freshest local seafood or spending the day on a Pacific Ocean beach to setting off on an adventure to explore the Calbuco active volcano or the symmetrical Osorno Volcano
  • Chile’s southern Patagonian coast from Cape Horn to the Reloncavi Estuary features some of the most spectacular natural scenery on Earth
  • Learn more about the 1982 Falklands War, maritime and natural history, and Antarctic heritage on a visit to the Historic Dockyard Museum

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Holland America Line’s first Vista-class cruise ship, Oosterdam recently emerged from dry dock with exciting updates—including completely refreshed suites and new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, such as Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Guests can choose from among delectable specialty restaurants, hone culinary skills with America’s Test Kitchen and thrill to BBC Earth Experiences.
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Food & Drink

Holland America Line invites you to dine "As You Wish". To savour Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. Onboard, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.


The shake of a martini, the hum of conversation with new friends – Holland America Line offers a wide selection of onboard lounges and gathering places. Sip a cool saketini garnished with a fresh cucumber slice. Sample a 40-year-old Scotch whisky; celebrate with fine French Champagne. Taste the world as you raise your glass to it!

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Oosterdam - Greenhouse Spa & Salon Oosterdam - Greenhouse Spa & Salon Oosterdam - Fitness Centre & Onboard Recreations Oosterdam - Fitness Centre & Onboard Recreations Oosterdam - Lido & Sea View Pool
Health & Fitness

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Centre, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or enjoy a game of basketball, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

Kids & Teens

Oosterdam features our new youth and family game room, High Score!, as well as additional kids’ programming.

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