Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands
A plethora of sights and experiences to treasure awaits on this Patagonian exploration of epic proportions, which sees smaller-sized Balmoral take you on a magical journey along breathtaking waterways, through awe-inspiring ice fields, and stop at unforgettable destinations to unearth fascinating history, unique cultures and spellbinding natural wonders.
Beginning this amazing adventure in Argentina, you’ll embark your ship in Buenos Aires – the cosmopolitan Argentine capital and home of the sultry Tango – before sailing to Uruguay. [ReadMoreMob]A visit to Punta del Este offers a taste of the ‘high-life’, with time to relax at sensational beaches popular with the rich and famous, and look-out for celebrities among the high-end stores, restaurants and bars of La Gorlero avenue. [ReadMoreDesk] Two rare calls in the Falkland Islands – at West Point Island and Port Stanley – follow, for you to immerse yourself in the history of this famously disputed archipelago. Interesting museums and exhibits, such as Port Stanley’s Falkland Islands Museum, tell tales of the archipelago’s origins, and the impact of the Falklands War. Alternatively, you could opt to explore the Falkland’s unspoilt landscapes, going in search of endemic wildlife such as seals, sea lions, penguins and various species of sea birds.
The Chilean leg of your voyage includes visits to the charming city of Punta Arenas, where highlights include the Austral Brewery, Braun-Menéndez Museum and La Cruz Hill Viewpoint; Puerto Chacabuco, starting point for seeking out the native fauna and spectacular mountain scenes of Lower Patagonia and the Andes; vivacious Valparaiso; and Arica, for inviting sun-kissed beaches. On top of all that, sailing between the magnificent glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the astonishing Chilean fjords will be an experience you’ll never forget. Finally, during three days in Peru, you could embark on an epic overland tour from Paracas to Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – and explore the ancient ruins of the awe-inspiring ‘lost city’, before returning to your ship in Callao to conclude this inspirational journey.