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This tour begins with transportation from Punta Arenas to your hotel in Puerto Natales. The following day we head for the Mylodon Cave and then continue on to Torres del Paine National Park. In the park we wil enjoy spectacular views of the landmark "towers" and "horns" of the Paine massif. We will also take in the colorful sights of several lakes and the thundering Salto Grande waterfall, and then preceed to the Grey glacier that spills off the immense Southern Patagonian Ice Cap. On the third day we cross the frontier into Argentina and travel across the open steppe country to the town of El Calafate, and from there on to the Perito Moreno glacier. On the last day we complete our return to Punta Arenas and arrange your transportation to the airport.
PROGRAM DURATION: : 5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
DEPARTURES : DEPENDING YOUR FLIGHT
SEASON : ALL SEASON
LANGUAGE : ENGLISH-SPANISH
Punta Arenas- Puerto Natales y Puerto Natales-Punta Arenas with regular bus
English-Spanish Guide in Excursions
Milodon Cave, National Park Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Park Entrances Included
Lunch included in Torres del Paine and Navigation Glaciers. Perito Moreno Park included Box Lunch.
Season from October 01st until March 31st
Infants ( 0 to 2 years)
Childs ( 3 to 6 years)
Childs ( 7 to 12 years)
*Rates in 2 persons.
*Accomodation non included in program.
*Transfer by regular buses operates between 7.30 am and 8.00 pm. 3 hours
*Navigation depending weather conditions.
*Optional excursion are not included.
*Ask for Private Transportation.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND WELCOME TO PUERTO NATALES
Transfer from Punta Arenas airport to Puerto Natales.
DAY 2 : TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION
Torres del Paine is known worldwide for the massifs that give it its name, giant granite modelled by the force of glacial ice. The excursion begins with a visit to the Milodon’s Cave, a remarkable cavern 200 meters long, 30 meters high and 80 meters wide located 25 km from Puerto Natales. At Cerro Castillo, we make a stop at a cafeteria and then continue towards Torres del Paine crossing numerous estancias and a landscape . On the way, it is possible to spot local fauna including the South American ostrich or Ñandu and the guanaco, a wild llama. TAfter entering the park, we discovered a series of intense coloured lagoons, mountains covered with ice and abundant local fauna.Then we will stop for a 15 minute walk to the Salto Grande on the Paine River. After lunch, we continue to Lake Grey, where we will take a walk to a panoramic point from which we can contemplate the icebergs and the glacier of the same name. Later, the return to Puerto Natales is undertaken by the same route, or by the road that borders the lakes Toro, Porteño and Sofía.
DAY 3 : GLACIERS TOUR BALMACEDA AND SERRANO
The trip starts in Puerto Natales, and on the way, it is possible to see the old buildings from the Bories meat processing plant, which was one of the largest carnage processing industries in Patagonia, you can also see a colony of Imperial Cormorants, a small colony of sea lions and a variety of plants that make up the flora, such as the Coigüe, the Canelo, the Lenga, the Ñire, the Chilco and the Calafate among others. The Balmaceda glacier can be seen from the ship; however, to visit the Serrano, it is necessary to take a 20-minute walk along a path that borders a small lake originated by the melting of the glacier. On the return trip, there is a stop in Estancia Perales, a place where you can enjoy a tasty and abundant regional lunch
DAY 4 : FULL DAY GLACIAR PERITO MORENO
The tour starts early in the morning with the first light of day. Crossing the Argentine border it will be possible to see Lake Argentino and the Santa Cruz River in the distance on their way to the Atlantic Ocean. Once in Calafate you can provide yourself with a snack and then follow the path that will take you to the imposing Perito Moreno glacier. Once inside the park, it will be possible to start a walk through a series of stairs that join different viewpoints where you can see the ice giant in all its splendor.
DAY 5 : THE RETURN
Transfer from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas' airport (regular bus service).