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PRICES INCLUDE
Accommodation
2 nights Puerto Natales
3 nights Punta Arenas
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transfers from/to airport
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All excursions mentioned on the itinerary
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All entrance fees
Fuerte Bulnes
Milodon Cave
Torres del Paine NP
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Meals according itinerary
5 breakfasts
2 lunches
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
Domestic flights
Personal travel insurance
Meals and other not specified extras
ADDITIONAL INFO
Available: Nov - Mar
Departures: Daily

From USD
$ 1249
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CHILE - PATAGONIA - THE BEST OF CHILEAN PATAGONIA (6 days / 5 nights)

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ITINERARY

You will visit the best of Patagonia starting with the historical Punta Arenas, penguins colony, Torres del Paine, sailing through glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano, and natural attractions.


DAY 1: PUNTA ARENAS

Upon arrival, a transfer will take you to Punta Arenas. Overnight in Punta Arenas.


DAY 2: CITY TOUR & FUERTE BULNES - PUERTO NATALES

Today we will start the city tour to get to know the main city attractions, its history, legends and adventures lived by our colonists and aboriginals. A visit to a museum will show us all better. Afterwards we will drive toward "Fuerte Bulnes" located at 60 kms. It is a place of a great natural beauty and historical importance. By the afternoon, we will pick up you in your hotel to drive you to bus station to board a public bus to Puerto Natales. After arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Natales. (breakfast)


DAY 3: TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

Today, we will depart from the hotel very early to start the full day excursion that will take us to the Milodon cave where a giant sloth lived about 12.000 years ago and then to Torres del Paine National Park where we will see the beautiful Torres del Paine range and lakes like Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoe. A short trek will take us to Salto Grande, a very beautiful waterfall, part of the hydrographic net of the park. Then, returning to the main road we will continue towards Grey lake. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight in Puerto Natales. (breakfast, lunch).


DAY 4: BALMACEDA & SERRANO GLACIERS NAVIGATION - PUNTA ARENAS

Today we will departure from the hotel to the pier in order to start the navigation to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. After 4 hours of navigation we will arrive to Bernardo O┬┤Higgins National Park, where these two glaciers are. During this journey we will see Sea Lion colonies, cormorants, waterfalls and native forest. Condors will be seen from the boat. Once we get to the park we will see from the boat Balmaceda glacier. Afterwards we will dock at Puerto Toro, from where we will start a short trek towards the Serrano glacier. Lunch is served at Estancia Perales. Afterwards you will take a regular bus back to Punta Arenas. Reception at the bus station and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Punta Arenas. (breakfast, lunch)


DAY 5: MAGDALENA & MARTA ISLANDS NAVIGATION

Today we will visit the Magdalena Island where we can see a large penguin colony and the Marta Island, place to see a small colony of sea lions. Marta Island holds more than 1500 sea lions, cormorants, skuas, austral seagulls Antarctic pigeons, among others. Magdalena Island has more than 60.000 penguins, it is the biggest penguin colony in the area. It was classified National Park in 1966 and reclassified as Natural Monument in 1982. Around the first 15 days of October the males starts to arrive to clean the place up and to wait for the females that arrives 15 days later (approx.) to start their breading and nesting and after that they start to change the feathers. All this process ends in March, month in which they start a new journey over the sea to the coast of Peru (over the Pacific) and the south coasts of Brazil (on the Atlantic). Outside penguins we can see a great variety of coastal birds and a possible seeing of austral dolphins and sea lions. Overnight in Punta Arenas. (breakfast)


DAY 6: PUNTA ARENAS

Transfer to the airport to board your departure flight. (breakfast)



INCLUDED

- 2 overnights, breakfast included, in Puerto Natales

- 3 overnights, breakfast included, in Punta Arenas

- Professional English speaking guide (short transfers / buses only driver)

- Meals according itinerary

- Transfer from/to Punta Arenas airport

- Bus ticket to/from Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas

- Punta Arenas city tour

- Fuerte Bulnes

- Torres del Paine National Park with lunch

- Navigation to Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers with lunch

- Navigation to Magdalena and Marta islands

- All entrance fees


NOT INCLUDED

- Meals not described in the itinerary

- Tips to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff, room service, etc.

- Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

- Personal travel insurance

- Domestic flights


DOMESTIC FLIGHTS CAN BE BOOKED THROUGH CHILE TRAVEL TOURS UPON REQUEST


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