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Patagonia – Lakes, Mountains and Glaciers

In-Depth Patagonia + Santiago & Valparaiso 15 days.

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November to April | 14 nights

In-Depth Patagonia + Santiago & Valparaiso 15 days.

Start in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago and enjoy a day trip to the world heritage city of Valparaiso. Then head south to Patagonia, the vast region straddling the mighty Andes and covering the whole of the southern part of South America. The Chilean side is rich with mountains, lakes and glaciers and this itinerary takes in the best of these national parks with adventure and wildlife included.

Highlights

  • Cosmopolitan Santiago
  • World Heritage Valparaiso
  • Spectacular mountains, lakes & glaciers
  • King Penguins, wildlife and birdlife Tierra del Fuego

What's Included

  • All Chilean domestic flights and tax
  • Transfers between airports and hotels
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Other meals as shown in itinerary
  • Services of private, English-speaking guides as indicated
  • Tours and excursions as indicated in itinerary 

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Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.

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With a lifetime of unforgettable nature and adventure based travel under his belt, Simon shares his passion, enthusiasm and hands-on experience to help create the perfect itinerary for every client.

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Santiago
1 Day

Santiago

Arrive Santiago and transfer from airport to the boutique Lasterria Hotel for two nights on bed & breakfast basis.

Valparaiso & Vina del Mar
2Day

Valparaiso & Vina del Mar

A full day excursion to the Casablanca Valley including a stop for some wine-tasting at one of the many boutique vineyards.  Then on to the garden resort city of Vina del Mar and to the port of Valparaiso, where the old town, with backdrop of steep hills and picturesque coloured buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Balmaceda area
3Day

Balmaceda area

Transfer to airport for flight south to Balmaceda. Drive through deep canyons and marshland scattered with tree-trunks to arrive in the early afternoon at the massive Lake General Carrera. Overnight at Patagonia Bay Lodge at Bahia Murta, dinner & breakfast included.

Puerto Guadal
4Day

Puerto Guadal

Drive south along the lake shore and then take a boat ride to the picturesque marble cave sanctuary with its secret caves and rock formations. Then on to Puerto Guadal to Terra Luna or similar, dinner & breakfast included.

Paso de las Llaves
5Day

Paso de las Llaves

Continue south to the high and impressive Paso de las Llaves, passing from forest to pampas vegetation. Arrive at Chile Chico, close to the Argentinean border. Overnight at Hotel Pasada del Rio, dinner and breakfast included.

Puerto Ingeniero Ibanaez
6Day

Puerto Ingeniero Ibanaez

Take the ferry across the turquoise glacial lake to Puerto Ingeniero Ibanaez and the continue to Coyhaique. Accommodation at Raices B&B, dinner and breakfast included.

Hotel Rey Don Felipe
7Day

Hotel Rey Don Felipe

Transfer to Balmaceda Airport for flight via Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas. Transfer to Hotel Rey Don Felipe including breakfast.

Tierra del Fuego
8Day

Tierra del Fuego

Cross the Strait of Magellen to Porvenir on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Visit the King Penguin Park – the only place in South America where these birds breed. Then on to Cerro Sombrero and overnight at Hosteria Tunkelen. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Pali Aike National Park
9Day

Pali Aike National Park

Cross the Strait of Magellan at its narrowest point and head in to the scenically beautiful Pali Aike National Park. Then on to Punta Arenas with stops to see interesting birdlife such as black-browed albatross, fulmar, blue-eyed shags, dolphin gull and tern. Overnight at Hotel del Rey Felipe.

Las Torres Hotel
10Day

Las Torres Hotel

After breakfast, take public bus to Puerto Natales and on to Torres del Paine. Two nights at Las Torres Hotel, dinner, breakfast and packed lunch.

Torres del Paine National Park
11Day

Torres del Paine National Park

A day trekking to Base Torres. Starting off with a fairly steep climb with fantastic views over Lake Nordenskjold and Almirante Nieto Mountain. Continue to the impressive Base of Torres del Paine and return to Las Torres.

Almirante Nieto Mt
12Day

Almirante Nieto Mt

A 4-5 hour trek via the base of Almirante Nieto Mt on to Cabins Los Cuernos, regarded as one of the most picturesque places in the park. Full board.

Mirador Britanico - Lodge Paine Grand
13Day

Mirador Britanico - Lodge Paine Grand

A full day trekking to French Valley, including some steep climbs but with massively rewarding scenery and views, including the spectacular Mirador Britanico. Overnight at Lodge Paine Grande, Dinner, breakfast and packed lunch.

Puerto Natales
14Day

Puerto Natales

A long walk today, including to the Grey Glacier lookout. 8-9 hours walking including packed lunch. Spectacular scenery throughout.  Public bus back to Puerto Natales. Overnight at Hotel IF including breakfast.

 Punta Arenas
15Day

Punta Arenas

After Breakfast, transfer to airport for flight back to Santiago for your independent departure and return home.


A view from Above

Accommodation Options

Hosteria Las Torres

This superb family owned hotel is situated within the stunning Torres del Paine National Park. The landscape surrounding the Hosteria Las Torres is some of the most beautiful and breath-taking on the planet. Nestled in picturesque mountains, the hotel is in an excellent location for easy access to glaciers, lakes and rivers. If you are feeling adventurous there are many hiking routes which start from the hotel and should you wish to venture further or undertake other activities the hotel staff will be delighted to offer tips and advice. There is also a "Puma Encounter" program offering guests the chane to see these fascinating animals up close.

Your only worry whilst staying at Hosteria Las Torres will be how to take in the incredible feeling of freedom that rolls off the beautiful mountain landscapes.

Hotel Rey Don Felipe, Punta Arenas

Located just two blocks away from the central square of the city of Punta Arenas, this charming hotel is very close to museums, historic buildings, palaces, the port and other tourist sites. Hotel Rey Don Felipe gives an excellent four star service, in a modern yet architecturally inspired building. It truly is inspired by the traditions and history of the province of Magallanes.

During the winter, the beautiful snowy landscapes are truly mesmerising and if you’re feeling adventurous there is a ski resort just 15 minutes away from the hotel. In addition to this, you can enjoy panoramic views of Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego Island and the Strait of Magellan. You can also visit the breath-taking national park, Torres del Paine, throughout the year.

Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel, Lastarria, Santiago

This beautiful boutique hotel located in the heart of Santiago's most bohemian borough of Lastarria offers fantastic accommodation, personal service and a home-from-home feeling that is hard to find anywhere else in Chile's most famous city.

The hotel is located perfectly for exploring the city's historic regions as well as its museums, theatres and trendy bars and restaurants, with the majority of Santiago's must-see sights right on its doorstep.

This renovated 1927 mansion has been decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard and the hotel has retained most of its original architectural character whilst adding a modern twist with beautifully appointed bedrooms, upscale dining areas and a wonderful outdoor swimming pool in the gardens.

Patagonia Bay Lodge

Situated amongst 45 hectares of private land on the shore of the expansive Lake General Carrera in Coihaique, this pretty and intimate lodge features 800 metres of private beach, comfortable accommodation and beautiful lakeside views.

Located just 18km from Puerto Tranquilo and the Marble Cathedrals the lodge provides a fantastic place to stop over on your exhilarating trip through Patagonia.

Spend your days here walking along the beach, exploring the gardens, enjoying delicious local cuisine in the restaurant or relaxing on the terrace overlooking the lake with a drink from the bar. Then return to the comfort of your spacious and immaculate private guest room.

Hotel IF Patagonia

This stylish hotel with unrivalled views of the Señoret Channel occupies a privileged location in the heart of beautiful downtown Puerto Natales and provides minimalistic but exceptionally comfortable accommodation just one block away from the main square Plaza de Armas.

This small and intimate hotel provides everything you will need for a truly enjoyable stay in Puerto Natales. The elegant bedrooms and the luxurious outdoor wooden hot tub and saunas provide guests with true relaxation and the stunning views of the Balmaceda Glacier and the Sierra Dorotea Hill provide endless moments of awe.

Enjoy a wander around beautiful Puerto Natales before returning to the hotel for a dip in the hot tub, a drink in the bar, some delicious seafood and a great night's sleep.

Terra Luna, Puerto Guadal

Located along the shores of the magnificent General Carrera Lake in Puerto Guadal this lovely lodge offers elegant and unique accommodation in one of Chile's most scenic areas. Surrounded by beautiful views of the lake and the Northern Ice Fields the lodge offers a wide variety of accommodation options including private bungalows and treetop chalets.

With a wide variety of excursions on offer, an outdoor swimming pool and spa, 400 metres of private beach area and beautiful gardens this is an ideal spot for a tranquil and relaxing stay as you journey through Patagonia. The stunning views is where this lodge really excels though so sit back with a glass of Chilean wine and soak up the wonderful surroundings.

Hotel Posada del Rio, Chile Chico

Located just 5km from Chile Chico on the edge of the Argentina-Chile border this lovely hotel offers beautfiul guest accommodation, a large outdoor swimming pool and an extensive garden with scenic river paths for guests to explore.

A haven of tranquillity the hotel offers delightful views of the Villarrica Volcano which guests can enjoy whilst sipping a Chilean wine on the terrace of their beautifully appointed bedroom.

Surrounded by lush gardens this is a place where relaxation is the order of the day.

Hosteria Tunkelen, Tierra del Fuego

This inn-style hotel in Cerro Sombrero on the island of Tierra del Fuego offers comfortable accommodation and great food in a remote and tranquil area. This highly recommended hotel was named after the mapudungun word "Tunkelen" which translates as "quiet place for the rest" and this is exactly what you will find here.

Described as being located "in the middle of nowhere" the peace and tranquillity here is incomparable. Simple yet beautifully appointed bedrooms and exceptionally warm and friendly hospitality awaits you as you spend the night in this lovely area.

The hotel consists of 3 separate buildings one of which houses the restaurant and breakfast room where hearty meals are served by the friendly and welcoming hosts.

Lodge Paine Grande

Located right inside the Torres del Paine National Park this environmentally friendly lodge provides quality accommodation in the middle of the route of the W Trek and is the perfect base camp for a trip to this remarkable region.

Offering bright and spacious shared accommodation with spectacular views of Pehoé Lake and the heights of Paine Grande visitors and hikers can avail of the lovely buffet style restaurant, the cosy bar and the numerous comfortable lounges where you can relax with a pisco sour or a Chilean wine after a long day of exploring.

Shared rooms at the lodge are bright and spacious with shared bathrooms, and the warm and hospitable atmosphere here makes for a perfect place in which to unwind and regale stories of your adventures so far.

Raices Bed & Breakfast, Coyhaique

Situated in the city of Coyhaique in north-central Patagonia, Raices is a comfortable, family-run B&B with single and twin bedrooms and easy access to all facilities.

All rooms have en-suite facilities. Other facilities include home-prepared buffet breakfast up to 12.00, parking, wifi, TV room, local and international calling facility, laundry service.

Cabanas Los Cuernos

The cabins are located at the base of Los Cuernos del Paine in a particularly spectacular region of the Park with a view of Los Cuernos and Lake Nordenskjold, and are normally accessed on the third day of the 'W' trek.

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