12-03-2024, 17:00Valparaíso, CL
23-03-2024, 09:00Callao, PE
Sail north with views across the Atacama Desert.
Starting in Valparaíso, we sail north past the Atamaca Desert: the driest desert in the world and one of the most unearthly landscapes in South America. The cold Humbold current also helps us in this stage of the voyage. The wind is mainly light to moderate from the south, so it is almost certain that we can sail well here. Chile’s coastline is more than 4300 kilometers long, while the country is only about 180 kilometers wide. The whole area is volcanically active, because here, one tectonic plate slides under another.
Close to the high mountains of the Andes, you’ll find very deep troughs along the Chilean coast. If there was no water, you would be standing on the edge of an immense abyss in Chile. Many seabirds will surround us along the voyage. We will pass remote fishing villages and will also spot sea lions in the untouched nature of this part of the Chilean coast. The destination of this leg is the historic port of the Peruvian Callao, near the capital Lima. This vibrant city still shows the Spanish rule, and the many imposing buildings remind you of this.
Before and after your voyage leg
We strongly recommend you book a few days accommodation in the port of your embarkation (prior to your joining Oosterschelde), and a few days in the port you disembark (after your place on the voyage ends). This will allow you to recover before and after your adventure and will give you the opportunity to explore locations at your start and end points.
More than an Adventure!
By taking part in the Global Voyage, you support the DARWIN200 project. As part of your adventure, you will receive the following exclusive benefits:
Become part of DARWIN200, a planetary conservation initiative that will empower the next generation’s elite environmental leaders and engage millions of students worldwide in conservation projects. By taking part in the Global Voyage, you will be helping to make the DARWIN200 project a reality. For more information visit: www.darwin200.com.
Q & A sessions
Interested in joining? Join our live information session about the 2023-25 Global Voyage. Each Information Session is beamed via Zoom and includes an overview of the global voyage, information about each of the 32 voyage legs, a live walk around Oosterschelde (when her schedule allows) and a Questions and Answers exchange.
Join the next info session via www.darwin200.com/info.
Level 2-voyages are suitable for anyone in good health and a reasonable level of fitness, without mobility issues. On these voyages, you can expect days with strong winds or high waves, but most of the time the conditions will be good. A harbor is not always nearby and (medical) help from shore is therefore not always available.
The shipping company would like the OOSTERSCHELDE to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you must realize that you are making a voyage aboard a seagoing tall ship. This requires more of your physical ability than a daily walk. Some voyages are more challenging than others. With the different levels, we give an indication of how heavy the voyage can be. If you are unsure whether a voyage is suitable for you, it is important to contact shipping company OOSTERSCHELDE for advice.
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