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Lakes, Mountains & Glaciers Puma Special

In-Depth Patagonia with Pumas + Santiago & Valparaiso 15 days

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October to April | 14 nights

In-Depth Patagonia with Pumas + 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, including a puma trekking experience included.

The 22/23 Dates for Small Group Puma Trekking Experience at Las Torres are:

November 10-15, 2022
December 01-06, 2022
January 04-09, 2023
January 18-23, 2023
February 22-27, 2023
March 12-17, 2023
March 26-31, 2023
April 07-12, 2023
October 20 - 25, 2023
November 10 - 15, 2023
December 1 - 6, 2023

Highlights

  • Cosmopolitan Santiago
  • World Heritage Valparaiso
  • Spectacular mountains, lakes & glaciers
  • King penguins on Tierra del Fuego
  • Puma viewing expedition

What's Included

  • All Chilean domestic flights and tax
  • Transfers between airports and hotels
  • Hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
  • 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.

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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
3Day

Balmaceda

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.

Guadal
4Day

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 either Terra Luna or Mirador de Guadal Lodge, 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 Chi-co, 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 then 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.

Cerro Negro Ranch
10Day

Cerro Negro Ranch

After breakfast, travel to Cerro Negro Ranch to watch sheepdog and sheep-shearing show, including lunch. Three nights at Hotel Las Torres, including all meals and non-premium drinks. Evening briefing on puma watching excursions.

Puma Watching
11-12Days

Puma Watching

 Early morning and afternoon excursions by van or on foot depending on where puma sightings are most likely. Maximum 7 in group with expert guide.

Grey Glacier
13Day

Grey Glacier

A full day guided excursion into the park, including walks and outdoor lunch. Optional boat trip on Lago Grey to get close up to Grey Glacier.  

Horse riding
14Day

Horse riding

Horse riding is today’s planned activity. No previous experience required – expert guides and gauchos will teach all the basics.  

Punta Arenas
15Day

Punta Arenas

After breakfast a transfer to Punta Arenas Airport for your flight back to Santiago and your independent arrangements and return flight home.

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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.

Mirador de Guadal Lodge

Situated in a stunning location on the southern border of Lake General Carrera in Puerto Guadal this beautiful lodge offers bright and airy accommodation set amongst some of Chile's most awe-inspiring landscapes.

Floor to ceiling windows let in the breathtaking views of the turquoise waters of the lake and the glaciers of the Northern Ice Field whilst the traditional and pristine decor blends effortlessly into the surroundings.

Offering 300 metres of private beach, 10 splendid cabin style lodges with private terraces and views of the lake, a lovely restaurant serving delicious Chilean and international dishes and access to a variety of adventure activities guests will find all they need and more at Mirador de Guadal.

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.

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.

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