Bark Europa: Puerto Natales (CL) - Valparaiso (CL)
28 March - 09 April 2020
Sailing voyage on the ocean to the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’. Sail north with the Humboldt Current, along the coast of Chile. Spend about 2 weeks exploring the country, with its rich wildlife and stunning landscapes. Learn all about setting and taking away the sails, climb in the rigging to furl or unfurl the sails and learn how to trim the sails to the direction of the wind. Look out at the horizon – if you’re lucky, you might see some whales who like to feed in these waters. Arrive in Valparaiso, a bohemian and colourful world heritage city that has long inspired poets and writers. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older. Limited places in 2-person cabins – contact us to confirm availability.
Puerto Natales is a Patagonian city in southern Chile. Located next to the Torres del Paine National Park and the Patagonian fjords it is a great tourist destination for those who like outdoor adventures. Spend a day exploring the surrounding nature by bike, or join a kayaking excursion. Visit the Nao Victoria Museum in nearby Punta Arenas or enjoy a leisurely meal in one of the local restaurants.
Valparaiso is one of Chile’s largest cities, famous for its culture and architecture. Known as the “Jewel of the Pacific” Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste fresh seafood in Caleta Portales, take the elevator up the Cerro Concepcion for beautiful views and visit the home of Pablo Neruda. Stroll through the city enjoying the street art and bohemian atmosphere. You can also take a day trip to a nearby beach and the maritime museum for a dose of Chilean naval history.
Puerto Natales (CL)
Dates: 28 March 2020 - 9 April 2020
Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 48
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: towels
This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).
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