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Trip offered by Mario Travel expert in Chile

Trip summary

  • Departure Santiago
  • End Santiago
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Mountains, lakes and rivers
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

This short but intense Chile tour will give you an insight of Patagonia. You will visit world famous Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon cave taking easy hikes and sailing through eternal glaciers (Balmaceda and Serrano). You will also appreciate  the spectacular nature and people of this southern region of the world.

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This short but intense Chile tour will give you an insight of Patagonia. You will visit world famous Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon cave taking easy hikes and sailing through eternal glaciers (Balmaceda and Serrano). You will also appreciate  the spectacular nature and people of this southern region of the world.

And don't forget to bring your camera!

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Santiago - Puerto Natales
    Day 1 Transfer by airplane
    Santiago - Puerto Natales

    Your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel to transfer you to Santiago Airport in time for your flight to Patagonia.

    Your local driver will wait for you at the airport to escort you to your hotel. Free time to discover the Puerto Natales by yourself.

    ​Lodging at Puerto Natales Hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 2
    Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave

    The excursion begins with a visit to Milodón cave, a cave 200 meters long, 30 meters high and 80 meters wide, located 25 km from Puerto Natales. A half-hour walk will take you into the cave, famous for the discovery of fresh skin and bones from a prehistoric species of giant sloth, the milodón. Remains of other extinct animals have also been found here.

    Continue towards Torres del Paine famous for the massifs that give it its name, huge granite rocks modeled by the force of glacial ice. After entering the park you will see colored lagoons, mountains covered with ice and abundant local fauna. 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 hike to a panoramic point to admire icebergs and the glacier with the same name. Take the same route back to Puerto Natales, or else follow the path bordering lakes Toro, Porteño and Sofia.

    Included: National park fees, Milodon Cave fees and box lunch (You can go with your box lunch or buy lunch on the spot).

    ​Lodging at Puerto Natales Hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 3
    Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers
    Day 3 Transfer by car
     Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers

    Discover the incredible fjords of Puerto Natales sailing by boat to Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, through Ultima Esperanza Fjord, admiring beautiful mountains, waterfalls, estancias and Patagonian bird species.

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

    The tour ends with lunch, based on 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.

    Visited places:
  • 4
    Puerto Natales - Santiago
    Day 4 Transfer by airplane
    Puerto Natales - Santiago

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

    Visited places:
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Accommodation in selected hotels
    • All tours in private services, except the regular services mentioned in the program.
    • Local English speaking guides
    • Private transfers
    • Lunch mentioned as included in the programs
    • Cocktails and snacks mentioned
    • Entrances to National Parks.

    Price does not include

    • International or domestic flights
    • Accident Insurance (you must have your own insurance)
    • Lunch, dinner, beverages & cocktails not included on the program
    • SGL Supplement
    • Tips for drivers and guides.