HIKING IN CERRO CASTILLO, CHILE
HIKING CERRO CASTILLO
5 Day tour from $2,544
CERRO CASTILLO, CHILE
CHILE 20th DECEMBER - 31st MARCH 2019

Patagonia is filled with hiking trails. One of the least known is Cerro Castillo National Reserve, around 80km south of Balmaceda airport along the Carretera Austral. The park is named for the jagged peaks of Cerro Castillo and the intense blue waters of the lagoon at the base of the peak.
It has beceome known as the quieter alternative to Patagonia’s most famous national park, Torres del Paine.
The area is a favourite of Lonley Planet, and was recently named in the top ten places to explore in the world. We think it is a beautiful hidden gem, and will become one of your favourite places.

Tour Highlights
  • CARRETERA AUSTRAL CAMPING
  • CERRO CASTILLO NATIONAL PARK
  • TREKKING IN THE WILDERNESS
  • UNPARALLELED LANDSCAPES

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    CERRO CASTILLO, CHILE

  • When
    :

    20th DECEMBER – 31st MARCH 2019

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE, HIKING AND WALKING

Itinerary

Upon arrival at the Balmaceda Airport a transfer will be waiting to take us to the town of Villa Cerro Castillo. We will follow the famous Carretera Austral heading southbound and passing through the Cerro Castillo National Park, a protected area that we will explore in the upcoming days. Overnight in the town of Villa Cerro Castillo. (D)

A transfer will take us to a sector known as Las Horquetas, located within the Cerro Castillo National Park. This is where our trek will begin as we follow a trail boasting impressive views of the surrounding mountains, creeks and forests.

In the afternoon we will reach our destination of the day: the Río Turbio Camp. Overnight in Río Turbio Camp.

(6 – 7 Hrs. Trekking) (B, BL, D)

Today we will trek through a green valley full of vegetation and unparalleled landscapes. At a certain point during our journey we will reach a camping area to stop and have our box lunch to regain energies.

Afterwards we will continue for a few kilometres more to reach the La Tetera Camp.

(8 Hrs. Trekking) (B, BL, D)

Today we can either get up early to observe the sunrise over our campsite, the nearby lagoon and glaciers or we can embark on a hike through the Cerro Castillo National Park to truly appreciate our surroundings. No matter the choice, the magnificence of the Patagonia will be always present.

In the afternoon we will say goodbye to this natural paradise and follow a trail to the entrance of the town of Villa Cerro Castillo where a transfer will be waiting take us to our accommodation. Before the day is over we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in or near the town of Villa Cerro Castillo.

(7 Hrs. Trekking) (B, BL, D)

In the morning a transfer will take us to the Balmaceda Airport or to Coyhaique to continue with our travels. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    FROMTWINSINGLE
    20th DECEMBER – 31st MARCH 2019$2,544$5,088

    Rates per room in AUD.

    INCLUSIONS

    • Transfers in/out from/to Balmaceda Airport or Coyhaique.
    • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the program.
    • Accommodation in Cerro Castillo during the first and last night of the program.
    • Briefing of the program on the first night. – Bilingual English / Spanish guide.
    • 2 nights accommodation in a tent based on double occupancy.
    • All camping equipment necessary tents (double use), mats, kitchen equipment, stoves, pots, gas, plates, glasses, cups, services.
    • Gaiters and trekking poles.
    • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and food rations the trekking circuit.
    • Porters during the trekking, Level of difficulty: This program is suitable for passenger in good physical condition with a good level of training (not recommended for children under 12 years). Due to the fact that most of the time this trekking circuit takes place on land devoid of forest protection, the level of difficulty can increase in case of adverse weather conditions.

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Additional drinks not mentioned above.
    • Alcoholic drinks during the days of trekking.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips.
    • Sleeping bag (Can be provided without extra cost by Supplier in case)

    SUGGESTED OUTWEAR

    Layered outerwear. Shoes / boots and trekking pants. Towel Hats, gloves, sunglasses. Sunscreen, backpack of 80 litres. Drinks bottle of water. Important: Trekking will always be subject to weather conditions. There are no showers or bathroom services available during the circuit. We suggest buying an activity insurance.

     

    DEPARTURE DATES

    October through March

    * Duration of Activity & Difficulty Level per day:

    • 2° Day: 6-7 Hrs. Trekking / Moderate
    • 3° Day: 8 Hrs. Trekking / Moderate
    • 4° Day: 7-8 Hrs. Trekking / Moderate

    SPECIAL PAYMENT CONDITIONS

    • Prepayment of 50% of total Nett. Balance 45 days prior to departure.

    CANCELLATION FEES

    • Prior to 60 days, a surcharge of 80 USD app.
    • 0 to 60 days: 60% of total Nett (Prepayment).
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