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Adventure in Southern Patagonia

10 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS

This trip to the land of the fjords, glaciers and mountains includes a visit to some of the most emblematic places in Patagonia, such as the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina or the Torres del Paine in Chile. This natural wonder (Torres del Paine) will be the site of several walks of an accessible level and of great beauty, along the three most emblematic valleys of the region.

– Hike along the nicest trails in El Chalten to get the most incredible views of Mount Fitz Roy and Mount Torre 

– Discover the secrets of the glaciers in El Calafate. Perito Moreno Glacier and its unique rupture process is waiting for you. 

– Sail along the Rico Lake to get the best views of Perito Moreno Glacier. 

– Visit the charming and fisherman city of Puerto Natales, the main entrance to the Southern Chilean Patagonia 

– Explore one of the most beautiful national parks in south patagonia: Torres del Paine with its impressive geography made up of massifs, lakes, icebergs, glaciers and rivers. 

– Do you want to hike to one of the famous viewpoints of the park on your full day tour? We can change the classic visit for the adventurous option for you. 

– Taste the delicious chilean food full of fish and seafood. 

Day 1 – Arrival El Calafate Airport

We welcome you at El Calafate Airport then we transfer to the hotel for the check in. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the city on our own.

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: none
Optional Excursion Recommended: Nativo Experience with Dinner 

Day 2 – El Calafate – El Chalten 

Early in the morning we will take the bus that will take us to El Chalten. The tour lasts three hours, through which Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma Glacier are the main protagonists. From the beginning of our trip we will see the Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, the flora, the fauna, the hydrography and the orography of a unique place in the world. At the Parador La Leona you have 15 minutes to visit the museum, the cafeteria, and the facilities of the property where the Expert Francisco Moreno was attacked by a cougar that almost took his life. Once we arrive at El Chalten the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to visit the town.

Accommodation in El Chalten – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast 

Day 3 – Fitz Roy Trek, Laguna de los Tres

We start from El Chaltén traveling the 12 km that separate us from Pilar where all the main trek begins.

During the tour, important information about the area is transmitted and descents are made at panoramic points. Once at the entrance of El Pilar, accompanied by a mountain guide, begin the walk of 17 km in total, bordering the Blanco River where after an hour and crossing beautiful forests of Lengas and Ñires we will arrive at the Mirador del Glaciar Piedras Blancas , where we will have an incredible frontal view of the glacier.

Continuing along the trail we will reach the Poincenot area, which is the base of Cerro Fitz Roy. At that point we can opt to do an ascent of about 300 meters, about 90 minutes in total, to reach the Laguna de los Tres, facing the central wall, one of the most spectacular viwpoints of El Chalten.

On our way back we will have lunch to renew energy.

Then continue the descent back visiting the Capri Lagoon and the Estancia Madsen Viewpoint, to be in El Chaltén around 5:00 p.m

Accommodation in El Chalten – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 4 – Mount Torre Trek

Today the rest of the day is free. We recomend you to walk along Cerro Torre Trail. The trail runs along beech forest, bogs and shrubland and leads to Laguna Torre, enclosed by moraines and with Glacier Grande calving in its west side. It is usual to see icebergs pushed by the wind in the coast of the lagoon. The thin and elegant 3128 mts of Cerro Torre group and the Adela range in the background complete this spectacular view. In the afternoon we hike back to El Chalten along Cerro Torre trail.

Accommodation in El Chalten – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch 

Day 5 – El Chalten – El Calafate 

We can take the free day to get to know the town of El Chaltén to visit its chapel or go to the Lago del Desierto, famous for its historic border conflict between Argentina and Chile and being one of the prettiest sites of the region. In the afternoon we take our bus back to El Calafate.

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Full Day Tour Perito Moreno Glacier with Safari Náutico Boat Trip 

We dedicate this day to one of the World’s Natural Wonder: the Moreno glacier. This ice field- type glacier flows down from the Patagonian Icefield, a big sheet of ice that with its 22.000 square kilometers is the third largest glacier area in the world, after Antarctica (14 M sq km) and Greenland (1 M sq km). Because unusual favorable local conditions, this glacier is the only one in the world that shows a closure and rupture process. The road leads to the very front of the glacier, which will be only meters away from your eyes. The roar of the chunks of ice falling inside the glacier or from the glacier into the lake, the frequent collapse of the front seracs into the turquoise water, makes out of this day a very special and unique experience. Then we will take a boat trip to see incredible views of the south face of Perito Moreno glacier. Then we go back to our hotel.

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – El Calafate – Puerto Natales 

After breakfast we transfer to the bus terminal to take our bus to Puerto Natales in Chile. Upon arrival we transfer to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Accommodation in Puerto Natales – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Full Day Torres del Paine National Park 

Early morning, we will leave Puerto Natales to travel to Torres Del Paine (90 minutes approximately) through a spectacular road that cross the Patagonia steppe.

We will enter to this world famous National Park, that was declared Humanity Heritage by the UNESCO, and we will begin to go round this amazing area, taking all the photos that we want. We will admire the panoramic views of this Park, such as the Nordenskjöld Lake, The Salto Grande and the “Cuernos del Paine” Paine ́s horns. Finally, we will visit the Grey Lake viewpoint and we will return to Puerto Natales by dawn.

Accommodation in Puerto Natales – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

Day 9 – Puerto Natales 

After breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure to visit Puerto Natales on our own.

We recommend to  do the Balmaseda and Serrano navegation (non – included) through the Ultima Esperanza fjord, watching beautiful mountains, ice cascades and a great variety of Patagonian birds. This area of the Bernardo O Higgins National Park is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating regions of southern Chile. 

Accommodation in Puerto Natales – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas Airport

We leave early in the Morning Puerto Natales to take our bus to Punta Arenas´s Airport where our services end.

Included Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED SERVICES

– Transfer from / to El Calafate 
– 3 Nights Accommodation in El Calafate – Double / Single Base
– Full Day Tour Perito Moreno Glacier with Safari Nautico Boat Trip 
– Bus El Calafate – El Chalten – El Calafate 
– 3 Nights Accommodation in El Chalten – Double / Single Base
– Mountain Trekking Day on Day 3 – Trek Laguna de los Tres 
– Bus El Calafate – Puerto Natales 
– 3 Nights Accommodation in Puerto Natales – Double / Single Base
– Full Day Tour Torres del Paine National Park
– Transfer Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas Airport   
– 8 Breakfast, 4 Box Lunch

NON INCLUDED SERVICES

– Entrances to National Parks
– Tips
– Flights 
– Meals not detailed in the program
– Services not detailed in the program

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