Patagonia Experience

A softly & magnificent experience in Patagonia. 4 days / 3 nights

Overview

Have a breeze of Patagonia. Visit Torres del Paine and Milodon cave without difficult hikes and enjoy sailing through eternal glaciers (Balmaceda and Serrano). You will enjoy the amazing nature and people of this southern jewel of the world. Please bring your camara!!

Highlights

 

- Torres del Paine

- Milodon Cave

- Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers

- Patagonia Landscapes

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer Hotel/Airport – Flights to Punta Arenas - Transfer Airport / Puerto Natales Hotel

 

Depending your domestic flight our guide will be at morning in your hotel to transfer you to Santiago Airport to take your flight to Patagonia.

 

Our local driver will wait for you at Airport to transfer you to your hotel. There you can make the check in, rest and go out to discover the Puerto Natales City by yourself.

Lodging at Puerto Natales Hotel.

 

 

Day 2: Full Day Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave.

 

The excursion begins with a visit to Milodón cave, a remarkable cavern of 200 meters long, 30 meters high and 80 meters wide, it´s located 25 km from Puerto Natales. A half-hour walk will take us into the cave, known for the discovery of fresh skin and bones from a prehistoric species of giant sloth, the milodón. There have also been found remains of other extinct animals, such as dwarf horse, bear, panther and saber-toothed tiger.

We continue towards Torres del Paine crossing Numerous Estancias and a landscape that goes from the steepy to the deciduous forest. Along the way it is possible to see local fauna including the South American ostrich and the guanaco, a wild camelid.

Torres del Paine is famous for the massifs that give it’s name, giant granite modeled by the force of glacial ice. After entering in the park we discover a series of intense colored lagoons, mountains covered with ice and abundant local fauna. Then you will stop for a 15-minute walk to the Salto Grande on the Paine River. After lunch you will continue to Lake Gray, where you will go for a walk leading to a panoramic point: from there you can see the icebergs and the glacier of the same name. Subsequently, the same route undertakes the return to Puerto Natales, or by the path that borders the lakes Toro, Porteño and Sofia.

 

Included: National park fees, Milodon Cave fees and Box Lunch

Recommendation: You can go with your box lunch or buy lunch on the spot.

Lodging at Puerto Natales Hotel.

Day 3: Sailing Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers. Regular Sevices.

 

This spectacular trip is a must if you visit the city of Puerto Natales. We invite you to discover the incredible world of the fjords.

Sailing by boat to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, through Ultima Esperanza Fjord, sighting of beautiful mountains, waterfalls, estancias and Patagonian avifauna.

Visit Balmaceda Glacier and hike through leafy coihues and ñirres forest up to the foot of the Serrano Glacier.

The tour ends with a lunch, where you can taste a typical dish from the area, the Magellanic lamb, before going back to Puerto Natales.

 

Included: Coffee or tea on board, whiskey appetizer with ice from the glacier, walk in Laguna Serrano, lunch and navigation (subject to weather conditions).

Lodging at Puerto Natales Hotel

Day 4: Transfer Puerto Natales Hotel/Punta Arenas Airport - Flight to Santiago – Transfer Santiago Airport/Hotel.

 

Depending your flight our local guide will pick you up to go to Punta Arenas Airport and back to Santiago. In the Santiago Airport our driver will transfer you to your hotel.

Included 

• Accommodation in selected hotels.

• All tours in private services, except the regular services mentioned in the program.

• Local English speaking guides

• Private Transfers In / Out in Santiago de Chile and Patagonia.

• Lunch mentioned as included in the programs

• Coctels & Snack mentioned as included in the program

• Entrances to National Parks 

 

Not included

• International or domestic flights

• Accident Insurance (you MUST have your own insurance)

• Lunch, dinner, beverages & cocktails not included on the program

• Tour Leader. You can consider include a tour leader that would take care of all your need or requests during the travel.

• Tips for drivers and guides

What to bring?

  • Comfortables shoes and clothes to take easy walk in the spots.

  • Warm clothes

  • A 5-10 kgs backpack for activities, leaving the rest of the luggage at hotel. Depending the season, if you have a raincoat with possibility of putting the bag inside is better.

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses

 

Best travel period?

  • We recommend to take this trip between September to April.

 

Banks and money exchange:

 

You can find ATMs in Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas as well.

Comments & Restrictions

  

  • A good lunch/dinner can cost from 20-30 USD per person.

  • Sailing boat trip subject to weather conditions. If weather doesn't allow the tour we will give you a alternative option.

  • The wind close to the glacier can be very cold, so go with warm clothes.

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