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Tour to Chile and Argentina: Patagonia Chile & Argentina

OVERVIEW

This tour is the most spectacular and unforgettable excursion in Patagonia. Puerto Natales is also the gateway to the worldwide known Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most attractive National Parks in Chile. Its main spot, the “towers” themselves, is the impressive rock formation, both colossal and unique, called “Torres del Paine” (Towers of Paine) made up by the Torre Central (2800 meters high), Torre Sur (2850 m.) and Torre Norte (2248 m.

At the beginning of the tour, you will skirt Bay Redonda of Lake Argentino as well as have the chance to see Solitaire Island.

You will go through the Patagonia valley with its natural environment of species such as guanacos, ostriches, foxes, etc.

Season: From October to April   -   Departures: Everyday.

 

DETAILED PROGRAM

 

DAY 01: PUNTA ARENAS – PUERTO NATALES

Reception at Punta Arenas airport (we recommend taking the first flight to reach Punta Arenas before 12:00 hrs.) free time, lunch on behalf of passengers. Transfer to bus terminal to take bus towards the city of Puerto Natales (03:15 hours trip). Arrival to the city, transfer to hotel, accommodation and lodging.

 

DAY 02: PUERTO NATALES – TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

At 07:30 hrs. departure from your hotel to begin the full-day excursion that will take us first to the imposing Monumento Natural Cueva del Milodon, and later, the Torres del Paine National Park, where the welcome is a beautiful panoramic the Paine mountain. In addition we will admire lakes as Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoe. Its rich fauna will be through guanacos and foxes, among others, besides a large number of birds readily observable during the trip. A short walk will take us to the “Salto Grande” a mighty waterfall, part of the hydrographic network of the park. Then, returning to the main road accessing the administrative headquarters of CONAF to continue to the “Lago Gray” where after a short trek (30 minutes) in the middle of a forest millennial came to the beach where you can admire a large number of icebergs derived from the glacier. A lunch box lunch is included in the service. At 19:00 hrs. provides approximately the arrival to Puerto Natales. Accommodation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Box Lunch (B, BL)

 

DAY 03: PUERTO NATALES – PERITO MORENO GLACIER – CALAFATE

At approximately 07:00 hrs with regular bus connections to left Puerto Natales. This will be a long day and will take 5 hours of trip (360 kms) to get to Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. During the trip we will have our first stop at the border “Don Guillermo” (Castle Hill) where will complete the formalities to exit Chile. Once in Argentinian territory and after 3 hours of trip we will get to Calafate town, where will have a brief halt. Then we will continue to the park located at 80 kms from the town to admire the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier. After 2 hours we will start our return to visit Calafate town by 1 hour. At approximately 22:30 hrs. return to Puerto Natales city. Lodging.

- Lunch Box and Park entrance are included.

- Do not forget documentation for border crossing, passport and card entry to the country.

- Children with the permission of both parents.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Box Lunch (B, BL)

 

DAY 04: PUERTO NATALES – SAILING TO GLACIERS

At 7:30 hrs. transfer from your hotel to local pier. At 08:00 hrs. departure of maritimal excursión to Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. This sailing lasts about 4 hours to Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. During the trip we will be able to observe the first local cattle ranches, cormorants and sea lions colonies, beech forests waterfalls and cliffs, the perfect home of majestic Condor. Once in the park we will get to Monte Balmaceda that show us, from its eastern slope, the glacier of the same name. Later we will approach land on Puerto Toro docking area, from where we will start a short trek to Serrano Glacier crossing a native forest and the lake’s shore. At approximately 17:00 hrs. return to Puerto Natales to take the bus who will get us back to the city of Punta Arenas. Transportation to hotel. Lodging.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 05: PUNTA ARENAS

At time to confirm transportation to the airport in Punta Arenas. (B)

Meals Included: Breakfast (B)