Valparaíso (CL) – Callao (PE)
EMBARKATION DAY 12/03/2024 AT 17:00H
DISEMBARKATION DAY 23/03/2024 AT 09:00H
Departing from Valparaiso, we sail north through the Atamaca desert: the driest desert in the world and one of the most unearthly landscapes in South America. The cold Humboldt Current also helps us on this leg of the journey. The wind blows mainly from the south, light to moderate, so we will almost certainly be able to sail well here. Chile’s coastline is more than 4300 kilometres long, while the country is only about 180 kilometres wide. The whole area is volcanically active, because here one tectonic plate slides under another.
Near the high mountains of the Andes, along the Chilean coast, there are very deep trenches. If there were no water, you would be on the edge of a huge abyss in Chile. Many seabirds will surround us along the way. We will pass through remote fishing villages and also spot sea lions in the unspoilt wilderness of this part of the Chilean coast. The destination of this leg is the historic Peruvian port of Callao, close to the capital Lima. This vibrant city still shows the Spanish domination, and the numerous imposing buildings will remind you of this.
Before and after your leg of the journey
We strongly recommend that you book a few days’ accommodation in the port of embarkation (before you join the Oosterschelde), and a few days in the port of disembarkation (once your place on the voyage has been taken). This will allow you to recuperate before and after your adventure and give you the opportunity to explore places at your departure and arrival points.
Level 2 treks are suitable for anyone with good health and a reasonable level of fitness, with no mobility problems. On these crossings, you can expect days with strong winds or high waves, but most of the time conditions will be good. There is not always a harbour nearby, so (medical) help from land is not always available.
OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you should be aware that you are making a trip on board a sailing yacht. This demands more of your physical abilities than a daily walk. One trip is more demanding than another. With the different levels we provide an indication of what kind of trip it is. If you are unsure whether a trip is suitable for you, it is important that you contact Tall Ship Experience for advice.
Small backpack that does not take up too much space in the cabin.
On deck we recommend shoes with slightly rough and preferably soft soles.
On land we recommend firm, waterproof hiking boots.
Sunglasses and sun cream
Binoculars for spotting all kinds of water creatures.
Camera and video camera to remember your trip forever!
Availability: Only 4 places are available
The three-masted schooner “Oosterschelde” was built in 1918 as a sailing cargo ship. The ship plied European waters and was frequently seen off the coasts of Morocco and the Mediterranean. In 1930, heavier and more modern diesel engines were installed and the rigging was reduced. From 1939 onwards, the ship sailed under a foreign flag and in 1950 underwent a drastic conversion into a modern coastal vessel. In 1988, the “Oosterschelde” was returned to the Netherlands. The Rotterdam Sailing Ships Foundation took over the fundraising necessary to finance the restoration of the ship to its original condition. The “Oosterschelde” is now the only remaining representative of a large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the last century. It is registered as a monument by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. The “Oosterschelde” is autonomous and is used in domestic and foreign ports for presentation and promotion activities. domestic and foreign ports for presentation activities and by companies and other organisations. In 1998, the “Oosterschelde” completed a one and a half year voyage around the world. The ship sailed to Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia.
Map of the journey
What is included
- Necessary basic training and workshops
- Bunk bed with sheets and towel.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner corresponding to the sailing.
What it does not include
- Transportation to and from the boat is at the expense of each person.
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Availability: Only 4 places are available