13 Days / 12 Nights
Starting and ending in Puerto Natales
Cost: $3,499 ($499 USD Deposit + 2 Payments of $1500)
Oct 15-27, 2018
May - August
Custom itineraries available upon request.
NOT INCLUDED: International Flights, airport transfers, extra nights before or after trip.
Pace 3 – Several destinations, average time in each location: 2-3 days.
Activity Rating 3 – Activities of mild-moderate intensity, average level of fitness required.
Day 1 - Arrive and aquaint
Day 2 - Serano and Balmaceda Glaciers
Visit Mylodon Cave on our way to our first Estancia in Patagonia. Enjoy a short horseback ride or walk the property before we embark on our boat toward the glaciers. After exploring the glaciers we will arrive at our accommodation for the night which is only accessible by boat. With the glacier in view from the accommodation, explore the property and enjoy the evening in solitude.
Day 3 - Rio Serrano Zodiak Boat
The Serrano river spills into the bay right next to our accommodation it will eventually join the South Pacific ocean. But today we are going up river. After morning activity options which include glacier view hiking, fishing, or horseback riding, take a small boat up the Serrano river exploring the mountain valley as we head towards Torres del Paine. Our accommodation is nestled along the river where the tributary Rio Grey dumps water straight from Glacier Grey into the Serrano river.
Day 4 - Lago Grey and glacier grey boat tour
Head out in the morning for the famous Glacier Grey. Board our boat and navigate through icebergs to the stunning face of the glacier while getting information commentary from the boat captain. A kayaking option is also available.
Day 5 & 6 - Walking, Hiking, and sight seeing in Torres del paine
Tower Hike These two days in the park are intentionally left open for a few reasons; Conditions in these mountains change daily, travelers have different ability levels and interests, and the park has too many hiking options to count. We trust our guides to communicate with all our travelers to make decisions together based on the travelers best interest.
DAY 7 - EL CALAFATE
Take our last pictures of Torres del Paine as we cross the boarder into Argentina and drive north toward the Perito Moreno glacier. Stop at Walichu Caves and spend the evening taking in the culture of a small Argentinian town called El Calafate which is perched on the shores of lake Argentino.
DAY 8 - PERITO MORENO GLACIER AND BOARDWALK
The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the most magnificent in Patagonia. With amazing view right from the extensive boardwalk and ice calving constantly into the lake, the magnificence will be a highlight of our trip. Boat tours are also available (boat tour not included).
DAY 9 - EL CHALTEN
Heading north along La Leona river we reach Lago Viedma, another beautiful glacier fed lake. Try your hand at trout fishing in the Tunel Bay and if the fish don't bite the glaciers won't disappoint. End the night in El Chalten, our small mountain village nestled in Glacier National Park.
DAY 10 - FITZ ROY MOUNTAIN
This area is renowned for its hiking and climbing with dramatic mountains everywhere. Spend the day walking to the stunning Mt. Fitz Roy and enjoy a true mountain wilderness. Finish the day with a well deserved meal and hope for a great showing of alpenglow on the mountains.
DAY 11 - LAGO DEL DESIERTO or White water rafting
Options on the day include exploration of lake Desierto via boat and foot, or an exhilarating rafting excursion toped with mountain views.
DAY 12 - El Chalten to Puerto Natales
Say goodbye to the magnificent mountains as we head back to Puerto Natales for our last dinner together.
Day 13 - Departures & Extensions
Departures via Punta Arenas airport (PUQ).