2025.26 Essential Patagonia

15–day Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine Overview

The size and geography of Chilean Patagonia, the vast stretch at the southern tip of South America marked by towering peaks, glacial fjords and temperate rainforest, can be challenging to land-based exploration. Luckily, the innovative Quark Expeditions team has surmounted this challenge by creating a ship-based itinerary— with the support of two twin-engine helicopters—that enables guests to maximize their Patagonian adventure in ways no other operator can. Guests can experience the fascinating diversity of Patagonia—including its wildlife—and return at the end of each day to their comfortable suite aboard Ultramarine and all of its amenities. Retrace Charles Darwin’s epic voyage to the ‘edge of the world’ on our 15-day Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine expedition, a comprehensive journey into Chile’s spectacular network of fjords and channels. Helicopter flightseeing and Zodiac cruises along this enchanting stretch of coastline provide awe-inspiring perspectives of some of the most remote and picturesque landscapes on Earth. From llama-like guanacos, Magellanic penguin colonies and other seabirds to South American sea lions and southern elephant seals, the wildlife of this region is as abundant as the majestic blue-toned tidewater glaciers. Join us in this enchanting wonderland and experience all the natural splendors of southern Patagonia. Our technologically-advanced ship Ultramarine is designed to extend the boundaries of exploration and offer an unmatched experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget! Our team of Polar Travel Advisers are happy to answer your questions at any time.


Explore Patagonia with the best team in the polar industry

Enjoy helicopter flightseeing from Ultramarine for a unique perspective of the landscape Encounter iconic wildlife, such as Magellanic penguins, sea lion, guanacos and seabirds Experience some of the world’s most remote glacial and fjord systems, including Glacier Alley Retrace Darwin’s route through the Beagle Channel and learn about the storied history of southern Chile Cruise in a Zodiac for a unique perspective of glaciers, fjords and channels.

Come and explore Patagonia by ship. You’ll see more, explore more, and conquer more!

Call your Travel Professional or a Quark Polar Travel Adviser at 1.888.892.0073 | Visit QuarkExpeditions.com for additional details


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