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
OCTOBER TO MARCH
Airport – Punta Arenas
Upon arrival, a transfer will take you to your hotel. Overnight in Punta Arenas.
Punta Arenas City Tour – Parque del Estrecho
Today we will start thethe city in order to start the city tour and knowing the most important attractions such as; its Main Square, “Cerro la Cruz” lookout, its cemetery, as well as the Interactive ship-museum Nao Victoria , an amazing replica of one of the boats used by the navigator Hernando de Magallanes; in addition to the history, legends, settlers and indigenous adventures. Afterwards we will visit the “Park of the Strait of Magellan” Fort Bulnes – Port Famine . The park, located only 60 kms south of Punta Arenas, provides an excellent scenario in which to discover the processes that shaped the landscape, the flora & fauna that inhabits it, and the miles-tones that mark the presence of mankind in Patagonia´s far south. Overnight in Punta Arenas.
Magdalena & Marta Islands – Puerto Natales
Breakfast Navigation Transfer
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 start 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. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the bus station in order to take a bus to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Note: Navigation to Magdalena Island from October to March
Torres del Paine National Park
Breakfast Excursion Lunch
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; you will be able to observe this from the beach. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers Navigation
Breakfast Navigation Lunch
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. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Note: October to March daily departures / April to September departures on Sundays
Puerto Natales – Airport
Today you will be transferred to the bust station in order to take the bus to the airport where you will board your departure flight.
USD 889 per person
THIS PRICE, AS MENTIONED, INCLUDES TRANSFERS, EXCURSIONS WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE AND ENTRANCE FEES. ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED
You can book the hotels directly but if you prefer buying the accommodation through Full Chile Tour, the following would be the final amount to be paid adding the selected hotel with breakfast:
PRICES ARE PER PERSON AND BASED ON 2 PEOPLE SHARING DOUBLE ROOM. ASK FOR PRICES BASED ON SINGLE ROOM (SOLO TRAVELER), TRIPLE ROOM, GROUPS, ETC.
A deposit fee must be received at the moment of the booking. Once the deposit is received, a printable document describing the itinerary with all the information about each service involved will be sent. balance must be received within a minimum of 45 days before the arrival of the passengers.
In order to make the payments you have the following methods:
- Credit Card.
- Bank transfer.