Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno and Ushuaia
9 days / 8 nights Code: CTV028
Places you will see
|Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument|
|Macizo del Paine|
|Torres del Paine|
|Torres del Paine National Park|
Average: 4,5 / 5 Based on 2 of our traveler's comments
"Everything was very well organized and better than expected. The only improvements and recommendations are for the trip to and from Argentina. You need to advise US, Australian, and Canadians that they need the immigration papers and payment before entering Argentina. Also you should explain the 10 hour bus trip to visitors that there are NO food stops on the ride and NO food can be brought back to Chile. The last issue was at the Hostel Pehoe. We were in a very remote location without transportation to anywhere for treking or other activities. We asked the Hotel manager for a ride down the street (4 KM) but he said that was "impossible". We ended up walking and hiking for 8 hours that day and had a great day! The park is beautiful but the travelors need to have options for their activities on the "day off"."
eric (Estados Unidos)
Inspiring travel package visiting the highlights of the Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno Glacier and the southernmost city in the world; Ushuaia
Departures: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Day 1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
(We recommend the first flight to Punta Arenas before 12:00 pm). Reception at the Punta Arenas Airport. At 03:30 pm city tour in Punta Arenas with Museum. Return to Punta Arenas. Transfer to bus station in Punta Arenas to take a regular bus to Puerto Natales. (249 km / 03 hours of trip). Arrival in the city of Puerto Natales. Lodging.
Day 2: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine
Breakfast. Departure at 7.30 am from your hotel to begin a day long excursion that will take you to the impressive Milodon Cave Natural Monument and, later, we head to the Torres del Paine National Park, where you will be welcomed by a beautiful panoramic view of the Paine Mountains. You will also be able to admire lakes, such as Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoé lakes. Its rich fauna will be present through guanacos and foxes, and other animals, as well as dozens of species of birds, which you can easily see and photograph on the way there. A short walk will take you to the Salto Grande, a marvelous waterfall. Then, taking the main road again, you will be able to see the administrative office of CONAF, and then continue the trip to the Grey Lake, where you can walk through a thounsand-year forest ending in a beach where we will see the great ice blocks coming from the glaciers. Lunch included. Lodging in Torres del Paine. (B,L)
Day 3: Torres del Paine
Breakfast. Day at leisure. Lodging in Torres del Paine. (B)
Day 4: Torres del Paine - Perito Moreno Glacier - Calafate
Breakfast. Early exit to begin an excursion to the famous Glacier Perito Moreno, located in the Argentino Lake, the only glacier in the world that continues to advance and offers the most beautiful display of nature when ice blocks detach from it and fall into the lake below. The huge ice mass has 195 km2, a frontal wall of 2.500 mts. and over 60 meters of height. Of the 356 glaciers found in Los Glaciares National Park, Perito Moreno is the most famous and worldwide known. Transfer to the bus statiom and then to your hotel. Accommodation in El Calafate. (B,BL)
Day 5: Calafate
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. (B, BL)
Day 6: Calafate - Ushuaia (Air ticket not included)
Continental breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the Calafate Airport.
Reception at the Ushuaia Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, tour around the city to visit the Museum at the End of the World. Lodging in Ushuaia. (B)
Day 7: Ushuaia
Breakfast. Departure to Tierra del Fuego National Park, located only 12 kilometers away from the city. There, you can see several species of andes-Patagonia forest, spread on 63.000 hectares. Before going into the National Park, we will ride on the End of the World Train to experience an unforgettable ride down the original railway that used to move, until 1947, the train that took prisoners to the jail in Ushuaia. The greatest attraction in the park is Lapataia Bay, the most southern point in the American continent, where you can see the wonders of the Beagle Channel. Return to hotel. Lodging in Ushuaia. (B)
Day 8: Ushuaia - Punta Arenas
At 5:30 am transfer to bus station to take a regular bus to the city of Punta Arenas (estimated time 10 hours). Reception at the bus terminal and transfer to selected hotel, lodging.
Day 9: Punta Arenas
Breakfast in hotel and transfer to airport.
Endo of services.
- Availability subject to confirmation at time of booking.
- Passengers must enter this link http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/indexP.php?visas in order to know if Visa to enter Argentina will be required.
- Passengers from Australia, Taiwan and Canada must pay the RECIPROCITY FEE when entering Argentina, this must be payed online in www.migraciones.gov.ar. Please check this site
Puerto Natales: Hotel Martín Gusinde.
Torres del Paine: Hostería Pehoe.
Calafate: Hotel Lar Aike.
Ushuaia: Hotel Las Hayas.
Punta Arenas: Hotel Finis Terrae.
Puerto Natales: Hotel Costaustralis.
Torres del Paine: Hosteria Lago Grey.
Calafate: Posada los Alamos.
Ushuaia: Hotel Las Hayas.
Punta Arenas: Hotel Dreams del Estrecho.
**Subject to availability. Aforementioned hotels subject to change**
- Shuttle with regular driver in Spanish.
- Service regular excursions with bilingual guide.
- Accommodation in listed hotels or similar, breakfast included.
- All excursions and / or browsers listed.
- Food included in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, BL=Box Lunch).
- Chilean Tickets Parks ans Perito Moreno Park.
- Program with no minimum of passengers and dates of initiation.
- Air ticket and shipping fee.
- Argentinian side National Parks Tickets, except Perito Moreno.
- Extras, volunteer tips and anything that is not indicated in the program.