8 days / 7 nights

  • Punta Arenas, Otway, Puerto Natales
  • Gletscher Balmaceda and Serrano
  • Torres del Paine Nacional Park
  • Calafate
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Ushuaia
  • Estancia Perales

Day 1

PUNTA ARENAS - PENGUIN COLONY OTWAY - PUERTO NATALES

After arriving at the airport of Punta Arenas, you will be transferred to Puerto Natales. On your way, you will visit the penguin colony at the Otway Estuary. Magellan penguins live here from October through to March. Observing them in their natural habitat is a truly unique experience!

You will stay at the Hotel Altiplanico Sur which offers views of the "Last Hope Fjord" and the Balmaceda Glacier.

Day 2

BALMACEDA AND SERRANO GLACIERS

An unforgettable day between water and ice: Enjoy an all-day boat trip to the glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano, leaving Puerto Natales via the "Last Hope Fjord" where you will see the spectacular Balmaceda Glacier coming down from the mountains. At the end of the fjord, you leave the boat and walk through the sub-Antarctic forest, until you reach the foot of the Serrano Glacier. The chance to get this close to a glacier is very rare!

Let the ancient ice work its enchantment on you. Afterwards, you will have a typical Patagonian lunch at the Estancia Perales. Revived and refreshed, you will start an adventurous trip by zodiac into the Torres del Paine National Park. Do not be afraid of wind and water... The river meanders through wild landscapes, enchanted canyons and fjords, and here and there, you will see the ice of glaciers. In the afternoon, you will arrive at your lodge situated in the Torres del Paine National Park.

Day 3

TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

Discover one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the earth: the Torres del Paine! Your bilingual guide will meet you in the morning and accompany you on your full-day excursion in the Torres del Paine National Park.

During a round-trip by car, you will have incredible views of the Torres massif, Lake Grey and the Grey Glacier. You can also hike to the most beautiful spots and get to know the flora and fauna of Patagonia. Late in the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Puerto Natales.

Day 4

PUERTO NATALES - CALAFATE

Transfer from Puerto Natales to Calafate, crossing the Patagonian Pampa. Overnight in Calafate.

Day 5

PERITO MORENO GLACIER

Today, you will visit the wonderful Perito Moreno Glacier. is part of the Argentinean southern ice field: an immense ice mass that has buried a huge area beneath it. Visitors have the opportunity to view this natural wonder from various view points walking along safe and well sign-posted footpaths. With a bit of luck, you can even experience columns of ice breaking away from the glacier and falling into the lake with a thundering crash.

The return to Chile takes place in the afternoon, and you arrive back at Puerto Natales in the late evening.

Info: The Perito Moreno Glacier can also be visited during a full-day excursion from Puerto Natales.

Day 6

ESTANCIA HARBERTON

Transfer from airport in Ushuaia to Estancia Harberton (70 km). This was the residence of the Anglican shepherd Thomas Bridges, guardian of the last natives in this area. Navigation in Zodiac boats to visit the Island of Yecapasela (around 10,000 penguins and other sub-Antarctic species). During the evening enjoy an Argentinean barbecue. Overnight at Estancia.

Day 7

DAY OF LEISURE

Day free to spend in different activities offered by the Estancia.

Overnight at Estancia.

Day 8

USHUAIA

Transfer back to Ushuaia airport and flight to your next destination or your home country.

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