Chile has a unique shape - a narrow strip of land running between
the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. To the north, her
neighbors are Peru and Bolivia, and to the east - across the
Andes, lies Argentina.
comprised of different contrasting territories:
Chilean Patagonia is
noted for its landscape of outstanding beauty and is one of the last pristine regions of
the planet. A zone with magnificent national parks, declared a world biosphere reserve,
famous for its profusion of wild life within a spectacular environment - surrounded by
breathtaking mountains, channels, glaciers and lakes. We take you on
here, and in the Argentine Patagonia!
Where Patagonia begins.
The route of the lakes, rivers and volcanoes that joins two brother nations with tourism. The
Andes-Crossing Chile - Argentina, a majestic journey that connects the cities of Puerto Varas and San Carlos de Bariloche, needs the support and the leadership of a great company.
also offer an
Program to the Andes Crossing Tour.
Programs in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Peru. Includes Tierra del Fuego, Glaciers, the Patagonian Andes, visits to National
Parks, visits to a working traditional Estancia (farm) in
the Pampas, wine tours, tours of capitals, big
cities, the Atacama desert, and more!
In the southernmost region of the world,
where the sea and the mountains meet, the Pacific and Atlantic
Oceans merge, silence is touching, and flora, fauna, and
geography arouse the senses. In this wild and magic area,
glaciers, perennial snow, sea-lions, penguins, and the lush
vegetation will be witness to the passage of the
Stella Australis and Via
Expedition Cruises through legendary sea routes that bring to
mind the history of sailors and natives in one of the most
unexplored areas of the planet, a region unimaginably beautiful
and indomitable, unspoiled and imposing.
Patagonia is synonymous with vast landscapes, adventure, uniqueness,
and remoteness - a land of unpolluted beauty and loneliness... A place where nature has been generous - where enormous mountains, valleys, channels, islands, and glaciers are parts of surroundings that fascinates the voyager who is seeking to get in touch with the purity of nature.
Visiting Patagonia is a unique privilege for its visitors, and it is here that the Skorpios fleet gives all the quality service and over 25-years of experience with cruises to the
Northern and Southern Ice Fields of the Chilean
As we were saying earlier, Chile is comprised of different
has the brown Atacama
with places where no rain has ever been recorded. The Southeast
region features imposing glacier fields and lush green forests. The snowcapped Andes form
the eastern border, and Pacific Ocean is the western border.
The Atacama Desert holds amazing
archaeological remnants: 10,000 year-old mummies, huge petroglyphs, and Rupestrian
paintings. A wide range of wild fauna and natural phenomena abound in its national parks.
Easter Island, a
far-flung and lonely island, situated in the middle of the Pacific
Ocean, features a real outdoor museum - the cradle of an enigmatic
civilization whose origins are still unknown.
Santiago, the nation's capital, is in the Central Region, noted for its
fertile valleys. The region features vast vineyards, giving birth to some of the best
wines in the world - and some of the best snow skiing in the world is close at hand.
Facts for the Traveler:
Citizens of the USA, Canada,
Australia and most western European countries do not require a Visa, although a Passport
is required. US citizens pay a $20.00 levy. New Zealanders do need a Visa.
permit, renewable for another 90-days, is received upon entering the country.
The currency is the Peso.
higher rate of exchange is offered at Money Exchange Agencies.
Only Dollars are accepted.
Other currencies are exchanged with difficulty. Banker's hours are Monday through Friday,
9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
For years, Jack Hanna, star of Jack Hanna's Into
the Wild and Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures has
utilized LARC when traveling to Latin America. See
for yourself what Jack Hanna has to say about LARC
in a short video he was kind enough to record:
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