We will be open at 10:00 am. Call 020 7590 0615

Chile to South Africa on Silver Wind

25-day expedition cruise holiday from £10,890 pp incl. flights

Save £1,500 per person & a further 10% off


Short description

A once-in-a-lifetime journey among the wild islands and coastlines of the southern Atlantic


  • Sail in style on board Silver Wind, one of the world's top expedition vessels
  • Discover the 'Galápagos of the Poles', South Georgia
  • See magellanic penguins & elephant seals on remote islands
  • Explore one of the world’s remotest outposts – Tristan de Cunha
  • Uncover hidden gems with included Zodiac & kayak trips with the Silversea Expedition team

In Brief

  • 1 Night Santiago
  • 1 Night Puerto Williams
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night New Island
  • 1 Night Port Stanley
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 4 Nights South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • 4 Nights At sea
  • 1 Night Tristan da Cunha
  • 2 Nights Saint Helena
  • 4 Nights At sea
  • 2 Nights Cape Town


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Expedition cruise | Ocean cruise | Off the beaten track | Unique & unusual | Wildlife

This is a rare chance to discover the remote, much-unexplored islands of the southern Atlantic. Sailing between the wilds of Patagonia in Chile and the tip of Southern Africa, you’ll experience some of the most remote locations on Earth. Take in the huge penguin and albatross populations of the Falkland Islands, the magnificent fjords of South Georgia and one of the world’s remotest outposts – Tristan de Cunha. What's more, you'll do it all with a base aboard the luxurious Silver Wind, where butler-served suites and fine dining are excellent complemented by expert onboard lectures and included excursions that range from Zodiac cruises among remote bird-filled islands to kayaking in sea caves. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Santiago

Begin your trip in style with a chauffeured drive to the airport and VIP airport lounge access. Then, board your flight from the UK to Chile's capital, Santiago, arriving on day two. 

Day 2
Santiago, Chile

On arrival into Chile you'll be transferred to your hotel for rest and relaxation ahead of your cruise adventure. Santiago, Chile's capital, sits nestled between the snowy peaks of the Andes and the rugged Chilean Coast Range. You've got today to explore Santiago with its Mediterranean climate, pretty parks, fun nightlife and excellent museums. Head downtown to soak up the atmosphere, with Plaza de Armas, flanked by impressive buildings, is a hub of daily activity. There are museums aplenty, and a maze of local markets selling everything from street food to antiques. 

Stay: Chile hotel

Day 3
Board Silver Wind at Puerto Williams

Transfer to the windswept mountains and village atmosphere of Puerto Williams today, situated on the southern shores of the Beagle Channel and the perfect place to begin your adventure. On board Silver Wind, you'll have time before dinner to settle into your bright, airy suite complete with picture windows framing ocean views and private butler service before the first of your gourmet, wine-matched dinners tonight.

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Day 4
At sea

You've got a full day today to explore the ship – being sure to look out for humpback whales and dolphins along the way. Take advantage of the incredible amenities onboard Silver Wind, including four restaurants, a jacuzzi deck and the Explorer Lounge, where you can attend seminars and lectures from expert guides.

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Day 5
New Island and West Point Islands

Settled by British explorers in 1765, these weather-beaten islands are home to a wealth of wildlife, from black-bowed albatross to Commerson’s dolphins. There’s a scattering of people, and sheep, but the star attractions are surely the fur seals, burrowing rockhopper penguins, magellanic penguins and imperial cormorants who roost in the jagged coastal cliffs. Explore New Island, known for its extraordinary bird and wildlife, with Zodiac cruises with the Silversea Expedition team where you'll land on sandy beaches to spot five species of penguin, seals and dolphins. You may also like to join a Silversea guide on a kayak paddle, that includes a stop at Albatross Island. Remember, all excursions can be easily organised directly from on board the ship, either before or during your cruise.

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Arrive in the Falkland Island’s small but character-packed capital today, where red post boxes tell a story of long-term British rule and the excellent Dockyard Museum charts the islands’ seafaring heritage. For a walk on the wild side, head down to Gypsy Cove to watch sea lions and dolphins playing in the surf. Alternatively, it can all be explored on a guided bus tour that pauses at the Whale Bone Arch, the 1982 Battle Memorial and the museum, while further highlights include trips out into the wilderness to spot the thousands of penguins who migrate here, as well as a tour of the Battlefields, the epicentre of the Falklands War.

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Day 7
At sea

You've got a full day at sea today to explore the ship or relax today, whether you want to visit Silver Wind's Boutique for some high-end shopping, or indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Zagara Beauty Spa. There's even a Photo Studio where you can take masterclasses in photography and editing, ensuring you have the tools to capture and preserve lasting memories of your trip.

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Days 8-11
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

The next four days will see you discover why South Georgia is often referred to as the 'Galapagos of the Poles', as you travel by Zodiac to one of a number of landing sites where you’ll have the chance to get up close to some of the half a million king penguins or three million breeding pairs of macaroni penguins that make up the largest population in the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll also see harrumphing elephant seals and have the opportunity to visit Grytviken, the historic whaling station where legendary British explorer Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Days 12-15
At sea

Take the next few to recharge as you relax in the heated pool, browse the library or head to the Observation Lounge to watch for breaching humpbacks. You can also learn more about the flora and fauna of the area in a course of lectures by Silver Wind's expert team of marine biologists, ornithologists and historians in the Explorer Lounge.

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Day 16
Tristan da Cunha

Today will see you explore one of the world's most remote archipelagos. Tristan Da Cunha is 1,500 miles away from mainland Saint Helena and home to just 250 people. Explore with walking tours of the town with a local and volcano hikes, spotting myriad wildlife, from the Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross to the endangered Tristan wandering albatross as well as hundreds of breeding northern rockhopper penguins, sea lions, whales and dolphins. 

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Days 17-18
Saint Helena

Explore two islands off Saint Helena over the next two days, the first the remote island of Nightingale. Home to an Endemic Bird Area, you'll spot a huge variety of birdlife with Zodiac landings and kayak trips to the area's famous sea caves, dotted with fur seals pups and rockhopper penguins. The uninhabited volcanic island of Gough, filled with verdant landscapes and roaring waterfalls, is your final stop at Saint Helena. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gough is a vital sanctuary for rare birdlife as well as being home to huge elephant seals.

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Days 19-22
At sea

A full three days at sea allows you the chance to explore all you may have missed on board, from burning off any excess at the gym with included Pilates classes to complimentary afternoon tea accompanied by the resident pianist. Each evening, the four fine dining venues offer the likes of steak and lobster, wine-matched by your sommelier. Retire to the Dolce Vita bar and the Panorama Lounge each night for a digestif accompanied by live music.

Stay: Silver Wind

Days 23-24
Walvis Bay

Anchor in to Cape Town today for an overnight stay, allowing plenty of time to explore South Africa's most spectacular city. Sprawling across a seemingly endless, staggeringly blue coastline, and watched over by the iconic plane of Table Mountain, Cape Town is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities. A blend of stunning mountain scenery, multiculturalism and relaxed ocean charm awaits in the 'Mother City', where you can venture out to rolling vineyards, dine in laid back sea suburbs, or spend days exploring cool urban culture

Stay: Silver Wind

Meals: B L D

Day 25
Cape Town to UK

After breakfast, say farewell to Silver Wind and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home, arriving the next morning.

Meals: B



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


Accommodation rating: Deluxe

25-day expedition cruise holiday
from £10,890 pp incl. flights

Departure: 11 March 2025

Save £1,500 per person & a further 10% off
Book by: 30 June 2024

    Special offer:

    • Save up to £1,500 per person off selected suite categories plus a further 10% off
    • Secure your suite with a reduced 15% deposit


    • Silversea 'Door to Door' private executive transfer service (from home to airport and return)
    • Scheduled flights from the UK in economy class (upgrades available)
    • 1 night pre-cruise hotel 
    • Transfers to/from hotel and ship
    • 23-day all-inclusive cruise aboard Silver Wind 
    • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
    • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
    • Butler service in every suite
    • Unlimited Free Wifi
    • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
    • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
    • In-suite dining and room service
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Onboard gratuities

    Why not extend your experience with a pre- or post-cruise stay in Chile and/or South Africa; please speak to one of our cruise specialists for details and options.

    Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

    Meet our experts

    Speak to a tailor-made specialist on 020 7590 0615

    Meet the team

    Why book with Wexas Travel?

    At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

    Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0615 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

    Learn why Wexas is the leader in creating luxury holidays. What is tailor-made travel?

    Expert advice & support

    Visit us in our London office

    Let our travel specialists curate the perfect holiday:

    • Inspirational ideas based on experience
    • Established for over 50 years
    • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
    • Personalised quotes and documentation

    Every step of the way

    Every step of the way

    Our services are with you from start to finish:

    • Dedicated personal consultants
    • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
    • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
    • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected