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Patagonia Mountains & Glaciers

11 DAYS - 10 NIGHTS

During this program you will visit the main attractions of Torres del Paine National Park: the impressive horns of paine, the incredible forms of the French Valley, the magnificent Grey Glacier one of the southenest point of the ice field of Patagonia and the imposing granite towers that give the name to the park. We will also cross the border to enter Argentina where we will visit Perito Moreno Glacier at El Calafate and we will do the main treks at El Chalten: Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.

– 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. 

– 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. 

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

Day 1 – Punta Arenas Airport – Puerto Natales

We welcome you at Punta Arenas`s Airport and the we transfer to our hotel in Puerto Natales. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own.

Accommodation in Puerto Natales – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: None 

Day 2 – Full Day Tour 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 3 – 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
Optional Excursion Recommended: Balmaseda and Serrano Navegation 

Day 4 – Puerto Natales – El Calafate

After breakfast we transfer to the bus terminal to take our bus to El Calafate in Argentina. Upon arrival we transfer to the hotel.

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

Day 5 – 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, Box Lunch
Optional Suplement Recommended: Minitrekking – Ice Trek 

Day 6 – El Calafate

After breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own or to do any of the optional excursions. We recommend to visit a typical Patagonia Ranch where we will be able to admire the gaucho skills and demonstration of shearing (Non included) 

Accommodation in El Calafate – Double or Single Base
Included Meals: Breakfast
Optional Excursion Recommended: “Ranch Day at Nibepo Aike with Lunch

Day 7 – 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 8 – 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 10 – 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 11 – El Calafate – El Calafate Airport 

At the indicated time we transfer to El Calafate airport where our services end. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED SERVICES
  • Transfer from Punta Arenas´s Airport – Hotel in Puerto Natales 
  • 3 Nights Accomodation in Puerto Natales – Double / Single Base
  • Full Day Tour Torres del Paine National Park 
  • Bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
  •  4 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 Guide at El Chalten – Trek Laguna de los Tres 
  • Transfer Out to El Calafate Airport 
  • 10 Breakfast, 4 Box Lunch
NON INCLUDED SERVICES

• Entrances to National Parks
• Medical or Life Insurance 
• Tips
• Drinks and Bevegrages 
• International or Domestic Flights
• Optional Tours 
• Services non show in the itinerary

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