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Active Patagonia: Journey to the Edges of the World
- Journey into the Cave of the Milodon
- Ride a Zodiac along the Serrano River
- Get up close and personal with the Perito Moreno Glacier
- Amazing hikes in the Torres del Paine National Park
Travel to the far south, where you'll discover an incredible new world of adventure. Visit penguin colonies, and walk besides million year old glaciers. Hike amongst incredible Patagonian forests and jagged glacier formed peaks. Ride a zodiac through frigid glacial waters as you explore some of the most amazing and remote landscapes in the world. This trip is for the adventurer at heart, and will provide the feeling of old fashioned exploration in a way that so few places in the world still can.
Join us on this amazing journey to the Edge of the World.
Inbegrepen in de prijs
- Entrance fees to parks mentioned in itinerary
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- 6 nights of accommodation
- Airfare or travel insurance
- Visit to penguin colonies only available from October 15th to March 15th
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Towards the Ends of the World
Welcome to the ends of the world. Upon arriving from Santiago, you are bound to feel a difference in temperature and climate after disembarking from your 3 and a half hour flight. After stretching your legs, we will begin our adventure for the day. Depending on what time of year you arrive in, we will either go on a city tour of Point Arenas or we will make our way to visit the penguin colony of Otway Sound.
The city itself is set to a beautiful backdrop of mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Many colorful buildings line the streets and it is a gorgeous site, regardless of whether it is bathed in sunlight or covered in snow. The penguin colony, on the other hand, is a site that is rarely seen anywhere else in the world. Experience the feeling that antarctic explorers must have once had as you observe these playful creatures.
Afterwards, we make our way to Puerto Natales where we will overnight.
Torres del Paine
Today holds in store a full day of adventure within Torres del Paine National Park. The day begins with a visit to the Cave of the Milodon, a place where well-preserved remains of a prehistoric herbivore, the Milodon, have been discovered. Entering this cavern, you get a sense of wonder as you stare down into the depths of the crevasse. It's wide eye-like shape draws you in as you place one foot in front of the other.
Afterwards, we will visit the village of Cerro Castillo, a cattle ranch, where you can enjoy a bit of time hanging out on this beautiful pasture set to a background of sharp jagged peaks. Then it's back in the car as we head into Torres del Paine National Park proper, where you will be amazed by the beauty of it's impressive glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, trails, and magestic towers. We will visit Nordenskjold and Pehoe Lakes before heading out for a short hike at the beautiful Salto Grande.
Finally, as the afternoon progresses, we will make our way to our final stop at glacier Grey, which is part of the Southern Ice Field. We'll take a walk through a beech forest towards the shore of this amazing lake, where you can appreciate the glacier fully with its display of beautiful colors and shapes.
Relax or Explore!
Decisions decisions. On this free day, you have many activities to choose from.
Take a solo-walk on the trails of the park and enjoy the time between yourself and nature, or hire an optional guided hiking trip with one of our expert trail guides. Want to ride a horse? We can arrange a horse trek amongst these pristine landscapes. Want to get into the back country by jeep? We can arrange that, too. Want to sit in your hotel and relax in spa all day? We're pretty sure you can figure that one out on your own.
Whatever you choose to do, you are bound to have a great day.
Zodiac Boat Tour
You'll make your way down to the Serrano River this morning, where you will begin a spectacular descent in a zodiac boat. As you ride just ahead the wake you leave behind, you'll cruise by amazing landscapes that provide amazing views. You'll have glorious vistas of the big Southern Ice Field, Paine mountains and Tyndall Glacier as you sit back and enjoy the wind on your face.
We disembark our inflatable ride to begin a trek through the native Patagonian forests until we reach the base of the Serrano Glacier, where we will have a truly Patagonian style lunch. Then it is back on the water as we step aboard for another boat trip through the Last Hope Fjords towards Puerto Natales. On the way, you are sure to be blown away by the amazing and unique landscapes that only a land on the edge of the world can offer.
Crossing international boundries, we head to El Calafate in Argentina to explore the Perito Moreno glacier. The incredible sight of this earth carving monster will impress you as you stare at the 15km glacial wall. Arriving at Los Glaciares National Park, you will have time to explore the carious walkways to admire the glacier. Hear the distant, and sometimes not so distant sounds of a constantly slow-moving giant as it's continuous detachments of ice occur. A sharp thunder-like crack might tear through the air as a larger detachment plunges off the main body, causing a momentary disruption to the otherwise calm waters of the Argentino Lake.
If the paths aren't close enough for you, there is an optional boat tour that will take you right into the maw of the beast.
The Long Way Home
You'll make your way back to Puerto Natales by bus before climbing aboard another bus to Punta Arenas. You'll have many gorgeous views along the road south, until you finally arrive back in Punta Arenas. Enjoy your final evening in the town of Punta Arenas, and at the edge of the world.
Back to Santiago
Your journey to the edges of the Earth has come to an end. Today you will make your way back to Santiago taking any souvenirs you may have bought, and more importantly, incredible memories that you have created. We will help you transfer to the airport in time for your flight. As you climb aboard the plane, you won't be able to wait until you are reunited with your friends so you can tell them all about your incredible journey.
We wish you a safe trip home.