SOUTHERN PATAGONIA, WALKING WANDERER
Hiking heaven filled with postcard panoramas
SOUTHERN PATAGONIA, WALKING WANDERER
EL CHALTEN, EL CALAFATE, TORRES DEL PAINE NP
9 DAYS

An active journey for enjoying the three icons of Southern Patagonia; The Fitz Roy range and Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina, and the sublime Torres del Paine NP in Chile. Walk through the forests and pass spectacular glaciers along the Lagnua de Los Tres trek in El Chalten, and visit the colossal Perit Moreno glacier, one of the world’s most active and accessible.

Grab a seat down in the ‘rumble zone’ to watch and listen as the huge moving ice-shelf crashes and thunders into the lake below. Then travel across to Chile, for a full day touring the park, before setting out on a guided walk to along one of it’s most impressive views.

Tour Highlights
  • 2 of Patagonia’s best day hikes
    – Laguna de los Tres in Chalten
    – French Valley in Torres del Paine
  • Watch and listen to the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Full day tour through Torres del Paine
  • Hike through The French Valley

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Patagonia, Chile, Argentina

EL CHALTEN

The small village of El Chaltén, founded recently in 1985 (to prevent Chile from claiming the land) serves as a base for travellers to the northern section of Los Glaciares National Park, one of the most exquisite corners of the globe. Lakes, forests and glaciers abound and the soaring peaks of Mt. Fitz Roy and Mt. Torre provide a grand backdrop.
It is 3hrs by bus north of El Calafate and is very much a frontier town, with only one ATM, and a population of 400 people. Accommodation is in small comfortable hotels and guesthouses. Walks range from half day to multiple days, mostly along well marked trails which are easy to follow.

FORWARD FEEDBACK

‘It was amazing. Simply spectacular. The scenery just kept getting better.
And the wind was pretty wild at times, just like you said it would be.
thank you so much’

Dean and Sally
Jan 2017

Itinerary

Arrival at El Calafate and be transferred 3hrs north to the small town of El Chalten in the Fitz Roy area. The town is based on hiking and there are plenty of trails to delight walkers of all levels.

Full day to walk the amazing Laguna del Los Tres trail, one of the very finest in Patagonia.
You’ll be driven to the trail head at El Pilar where you cross the river and ascend up to Laguna de los Tres. The effort is all made worthwhile by the breath-taking views of Mt Fitz Roy, its satellite mountains and the valley below. From here it is a leisurely descent with more spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers as you walk back to El Chalten.
Walking: 7/8 hs. Distance: 17 Km.

Time for another walk this morning before taking the bus back to El Calafate this afternoon.

Tour to the colossal Perito Moreno Glacier. The most accessible advancing glacier in the world, it creaks and groans as it pushes forward. Stroll along the walkways and take a front row seat to watch and listen as the regular ice calving, thunderously crash into the water below.

Morning pick up from hotel for a full day tour through the spectacular Torres del Paine NP in Chile, one of the very best in South America.
The trip from El Calafate across to Torres del Paine takes 3,5 hours. Once in the park, you will explore by vehicle and on foot. There are many roads that go along the park and hundreds of hiking paths from one side to another. We will hike to some of the best viewpoints, where we will have most beautiful sights of the park. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel for your 2 night stay.

Early departure for one of the park’s most beautiful hikes. Be driven to the lake and take a boat to Lake Pehoé. A gentle 2hrs walk will take you to the Italiano Campsite. From here we begin to climb the majestic French Valley, located in the heart of the Paine Range. Transiting in the middle of a wooded landscape and seeing the spectacular Glaciers that roll off the mountains.
After 2 hours, we will reach the viewpoint; an ideal place to enjoy our box lunch. From this place, if our physical condition is optimal, we can reach the British Camp, a spectacular point where the view of the interior summits of the Paine is presented in all its magnitude, a
beautiful granite amphitheatre, with different shapes and names. Made especially famous by climbers, who come every season to challenge these hills. Finally we will start to return using the same route, taking the navigation back where the van will wait for us to return to the hotel.

Take time this morning for more hiking, or maybe horse ride. This afternoon you’ll take another scenic drive south to Puerto Natales for your final night.

Transfer to the airport or bus station to continue your journey.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and Inclusions
    FROMTWINSINGLE
    OCT-APR$2,664$3,860

    *Prices are person, subject to change and seasonal surcharges.

    INCLUSIONS:

    • ALL TRANSFERS AND ACCOMMODATION
    • HIKE ALONG LAGUNA DE LOS TRES, WITH  SELF GUIDING KIT INCLUDING GPS AND MAPS
    • TOUR TO PERITO MORENO GLACIER
    • FULL DAY TOUR THROUGH TORRES DEL PAINE
    • GUIDED HIKE WITH LUNCH TO FRENCH VALLEY
    • 2 NIGHTS IN TORRES DEL PAINE NP
    • NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEES
    • BREAKFAST DAILY
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