Get to know the best of chilean Patagonia in this perfect 5 days program. We will visit the Torres del Paine National Park and its main attractions. In adittion, we will sail along Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers, that are part of the southern ice fields.
Day 1: Arrival Punta Arenas Airport
Transfer: Airport Bus station in Punta Arenas
Transfer: Bus station Hotel in Puerto Natales
Day 2: Torres del Paine National Park - Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument - Puerto Natales - Grey Glacier
Full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park
- Duration: 12 hours
- Includes: Boxlunch
- Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Puerto Natales
Venture into the prettiest scenery the Eight World Wonder has to offer. Milodón’s Cave will only be the lead-up to the beauties we’ll enjoy in Torres Del Paine National park, like the Great Waterfall, the Grey glacier and the Nordenskjöld and Pehoé lakes.
We will leave from your hotel in Puerto Natales towards the Cueva del Milodón. Upon arrival we will undertake a walk of half an hour to reach the place, where many years ago where discovered the skin and fresh bones of a prehistoric species, the milodón, as well as the remains of other extinct animals, such as the dwarf horse, the bear, the panther and the saber-toothed tiger.
Then we will go to Cerro Castillo, to stop at a coffee house and continue towards the Lago Sarmiento viewpoint. After that we will enter the Torres del Paine National Park. for the Laguna Amarga entrance and walk 15 minutes to the Salto Grande, on the Paine River. At lunch time you will have the option to eat at Lake Pehoé, after which we will continue to Lake Gray, to see the beach and contemplate the glacier in the distance.
Finally we will return to Puerto Natales around 19:30 hrs.
- NatureVery high
Day 3: Puerto Natales - Serrano glacier and Balmaceda glacier
Tour of navigation in Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers
- Departure: 07:30
- Duration: 11 hours
- Includes: Lunch
- Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel en Puerto Natales
If you want to see the glaciers of Chilean Patagonia, come to O'Higgins National Park and visit the Balmaceda glacier and Serrano glacier in an entertaining navigation through the Patagonian fords.
Departure from your hotel at approximately 06:30 am we will go to the pier of Puerto Natales. On the way it is possible to see the buildings belonging to the Bories refrigerator, which was one of the largest meat processing industries in Patagonia. Also you can see colonies of Imperial Cormorants, a small colony of sea lions and a variety of Coigues, Canelos, Lengas, Ñire, Chilco and El Calafate among others.
The Balmaceda glacier can be seen from the ship, however, to visit the Serrano glacier is necessary to make a 20 minute walk along a path that borders a small lake originated by the melting of the glacier.
17:00: We are back at your hotel.
- NatureVery high
Transfer: Hotel Bus station in Puerto Natales
Transfer: Bus station Hotel in Punta Arenas
Day 4: Punta Arenas - Isla Magdalena
Magdalena Island Tour
- Departure: 06:20
- Duration: 4 hours
- Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel en Punta Arenas
Magdalena Island is home to one of the largest colonies of Magellanic penguins in Chile. We invite you to sail among thousands of these birds that are typical of the southern tip of Chile.
At the agreed time (6.45 or 13.15 hours) we'll pick you up at your hotel in Punta Arenas to go to the Prat Pier, where we will board the Fiordos del Sur II catamaran, which will take us to navigate through Magdalena Island. We will cross the Strait of Magellan and, after an hour and a half of navigation, we'll have arrived at the island.
We'll disembark to visit the Los Pingüinos Natural Monument, where between 30,000 and 40,000 Magellanic penguins live on the island to nest, whose chicks are born in the summer season. We will walk along the path in the direction of the lighthouse, which is a National Historic Monument, closely appreciating these birds.
After an hour on the island, we will return to the ferry that will take us back to the Prat Pier and, from there, we will take you to your hotel.
- NatureVery high
City Tour Punta Arenas
- Departure: 12:00
- Duration: 3 hours
- Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Punta Arenas
We offer you a full city tour in Punta Arenas, one of the most important cities in Chilean Patagonia.
We leave from your hotel at approximately 09:30 am, our first stop will be in Cerro de la Cruz, where you can see a panoramic view of Punta Arenas with its colorful roofs, the Strait of Magellan and at the bottom of the landscape, Tierra del Fuego island. In this stop our local guide will give you all the information about the city.
The route continues through the streets of the city until arriving at the Plaza de Armas, place that is surrounded by colonial buildings. In addition there is the monument to Hernando de Magallanes and you can buy local handicrafts. We will visit the Nao Victoria Museum, replica of the boat occupied by the Portuguese navigator Hernando de Magallanes.
Finally we are going to the northern sector of the city where there are a lot of monuments, such as the Monument to the Ovejero, Croata Square, Antoine de Saint Exupery Square and different neighborhoods of Punta Arenas.
13:30: We will be back at your hotel.
- PhysicalVery low
- NatureVery low
Day 5: Transfer to Punta Arenas airport
Transfer: Hotel Airport in Punta Arenas
- Transfer to Punta Arenas airport / bus terminal / airport
- Ticket in bus Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales
- Transfer bus terminal Puerto Natales / hotel / bus terminal
- Full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park
- Navigation through the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers
- Navigation to Magdalena Island
- City tour around Punta Arenas
- Entrances to the mentioned places (except in the city tour by Punta Arenas)
- Bilingual guide (Spanish / English)
- Tickets to museums in Punta Arenas
- Everything not mentioned
THIS PROGRAM WORKS FROM OCTOBER UNTIL MARCH
Wear comfortable shoes, jockey, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and comfortable clothing, coat and water.
- Go Chile assumes no responsibility for unpredictable events that may affect the schedule or order of travel programs, such as those caused by weather conditions, road closures or safety measures established by public authorities.
Passengers traveling in October should change the excursion to Isla Magdalena to King Penguins due to the absence of penguins in Isla Magdalena in this period. This change will have an additional cost in the total value of USD 50 per person.