Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno, El Calafate and Glaciers
6 Days / 5 Nights - per person in double room - Code CTV021B
Day 1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales.
Reception at Punta Arenas Airport (we recommend taking the first flight to reach Punta Arenas before 12:00 pm) time at leisure, lunch on behalf of passengers. Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to the city of Puerto Natales (03:15 hours). Arrival in the city, transfer to hotel, accommodation.
Day 2: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park.
Breakfast. At 07:30 am departure from your hotel to begin the full-day excursion that will take us first to the imposing Milodon Cave Natural Monument, and after that, to the Torres del Paine National Park, where we will be welcome by a beautiful panoramic view of the Paine Mountain Range. In addition, we will admire lakes as Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoé. It features a rich fauna of guanacos and foxes, among others, besides a large number of birds easy to watch 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 Grey Lake where after a 30-minute trekking in the middle of a thousand-year forest we will get into the beach where we will admire a large number of icebergs derived from the glacier. A lunch box lunch is included in the service. At 7:00 pm provides approximately the arrival in Puerto Natales. Accommodation.
Day 3: Puerto Natales - Perito Moreno Glacier - Calafate. (Exhausting day)
Breakfast. At approximately 06:30 am with regular bus connections from Puerto Natales. This will be a long day and will take a 5-hour trip (360 kms) to get to Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. Not always crossing Chile to Argentina means crossing the Andes. In our case, in Patagonia, the Andes Mountain Range is part of the Patagonian Archipelago. Thus, after crossing the border line, the landscape will be the vast and windy Patagonian steppe.
During the tour, it will be possible to see in the distance the Argentino Lake and the Santa Cruz River going to the Atlantic Ocean. After our arrival in Calafate, we will have a short period at disposal. Then we will continue another 80 kms until we get the park to start the excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier, unique glacier growing in the world. We will access the walkway where by several stairs joining different viewpoints, this ice giant can be seen. The return will be through the same way with 1 hour to visit the city of Calafate. Accommodation in Calafate.
- 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.
Day 4: Calafate - Glaciers in the Argentino Lake Sailing
Breakfast. Departure to the Ice River excursion with box lunch and entrance fee included. The embarkation time in the private port of Punta Bandera (47 kms away from the El Calafate city) will be at 08:30 am and the starting time will be at 09:00 am after passenger will be informed about security and sailing conditions. Once onboard, we will sail through the Northern side of the Argentino Lake until we get the Upsala Channel, where we meet the Ice Block. From there we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Upsala Glacier. After that, we will sail the Spegazzi Channel where we will see the Seco Glacier. until we get to the Spegazzi Glacier, the highest glacier in the National Park. Return to the private port of Punta Bandera at 2:00 pm. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 05: Calafate - Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas
Breakfast. Transfer to Calafate bus station in order to take a regular bus to Puerto Natales where we will take another regular bus to Punta Arenas. Transfer to the hotel in Punta Arenas. Accommodation.
Day 6: Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas Airport
Breakfast. At time to confirm transportation to the airport in Punta Arenas.
End of services.