Patagonia Discovery Trek (Chile to Argentina)

10 DAYS from US$4,500 per person

Our Patagonia Discovery Trek will take you to the wilderness of Chile and Argentina, home to world-famous national parks, pale blue glacial lakes, curious wildlife and mesmerising glaciers. In small groups of 4 to 14 travellers, and accompanied by our naturalist and expert guide, you will experience the best of Patagonia: eagles and condors will put on a show gliding above soaring ice-tipped peaks, native orchids and songbirds will complement your walks through pristine beech forests, you will get up-close with iceberg-calving glaciers and peaceful grazing guanacos will welcome you as you walk through the pampas. Welcome to Patagonia!

LEVEL 2 - MODERATE/HIKING STYLE

Expedition Highlights

  • Get up-close with famous Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Sample King Crab in Puerto Natales
  • Trek through spectacular Torres Del Paine NP
  • Native orchids and amazing bird watching
  • Climb up to Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre base camp
  • Travel through pampas dotted with guanacos

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Dates & Rates

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10 DAYS

Patagonia Discovery Trek (Chile to Argentina)

Trip code: PTG32, PTG33, PTG39

- 10 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners
  • Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout
  • Private transport
  • All guide fees and National Park entrance costs
  • English speaking local guides
  • Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Voyage Exclusions

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes
  • Transfers not specified in itinerary
  • Visa, passport and vaccination charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
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Suite
10 March 2019 - 19 March 2019
Private Bathroom
US$4,600 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
20 October 2019 - 29 October 2019
Private Bathroom
US$4,690 (Please contact us for availability)
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24 January to 02 February 2020
Private Bathroom
US$4,690 (Please contact us for availability)

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Map & Itinerary

Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile
On arrival into Punta Arenas, please make your own way to the group hotel (details will be provided in your final documents). This township, founded in 1500’s is the gateway to the Straits of Magellan, was originally established as a prison colony and later the biggest commercial and supplying center of all vessels travelling between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the town. You will have a briefing in the afternoon to meet your guide and learn about your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 – Puerto Natales, Chile
This morning after breakfast, we drive across the pampas to Puerto Natales. Set on the shores of Seno Última Esperanza, this city is the gateway to the famous Torres del Paine National Park. The afternoon is at leisure and this evening you may like to sample King Crab in one of the seafood restaurants.
Day 3 – Balmaceda Glacier & Serrano River
This morning we leave Puerto Natales and journey towards Torres Del Paine National Park and its fabulous scenery. We board a boat and travel down the fjord, pausing at the Balmaceda Glacier en-route. We then change onto Zodiacs and continue along the Serrano River before reaching Torres del Paine.
Days 4 to 5 – Torres Del Paine National Park
Over the next few days we plan to view the highlights of the park on foot. The first day is on a bus, with stops for short treks. The second day in Torres Del Paine is a long and difficult trek, where you will be rewarded with spectacular views.
Day 6 – El Chaltén & Los Glaciares National Park
Today we leave Torres Del Paine and Chile as we cross the border into Argentina, driving across the pampas to El Chaltén. The village of El Chaltén is in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park and it is from here that we make our day trips.
Days 7 to 8 – Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre
Over the next two days we enjoy day walks to the base camp of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Mount Fitz Roy is found at the northern end of the park and is part of a range of bizarre peaks including the needle like rock pinnacle of Cerro Torre. For a climber it looks to be one of the most unclimbed peaks in the world – in fact it was only scaled for the first time in 1974. To the south runs a great chain of massive glaciers that basically follow the line of the Chile/Argentina border. The dramatic rock spires beckon and our days here will be a highlight of the trip. The beautiful valleys hold crystal clear streams and are home to a multitude of bird life. During the short summer the beech trees and the flowers bloom profusely and we are here at the best time to enjoy it.
Day 9 – El Calafate & Perito Moreno Glacier
This morning we depart El Chaltén for the drive across the Patagonia and the arid Argentine pampas to El Calafate, (approx. 4 hours). The township, was founded in 1927, is best known as the ‘national capital of the glaciers’ and is the gateway to the Patagonia Los Glaciares National Park including the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. After a short stop in El Calafate, we will continue our journey entering the southern area of the National Park to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Back in El Calafate we will enjoy a farewell dinner!
Day 10 – El Calafate, Argentina
Today, your trek will end in El Calafate, where you can continue your adventure at your own arrangements.

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I would like to compliment Lelia our tour guide as being really marvellous in all respects. I would have no hesitation in recommending this trip.
Judy White - Patagonia Discovery Trek, 2015
Lelia was an exceptional trek leader - her ability to work with us, the itinerary and the national park representatives was invaluable.
Wayne Stokes - Patagonia Discovery Trek, 2015
Our leader Lelia was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, very approachable and in general a wonderful leader. I highly recommend her
Peter Roberts-Thomson - Patagonia Discovery Trek, 2016

Trip: Patagonia Discovery Trek (Chile to Argentina)

Voyage Inclusions

  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners
  • Good quality hotel and lodge accommodation throughout
  • Private transport
  • All guide fees and National Park entrance costs
  • English speaking local guides
  • Trip accompanied by Aurora Expeditions naturalist.

Voyage Exclusions

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes
  • Transfers not specified in itinerary
  • Visa, passport and vaccination charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation charges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
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