TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Experience the rugged terrain of the southernmost land of the Americas – Tierra del Fuego. See different towns in the area in a private vehicle with a local guide, including Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the Americas.
DAY 1Pick tourists up at the airport in Punta Arena to enjoy a welcome dinner. Lodging in Punta Arenas
DAY 2Leave from Punta Arenas in a private transfer to Porvenir, capital city of Tierra del Fuego, crossing the Strait of Magellan by ferry, which will take about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Once in Porvenir, we will have a lunch break before continuing our journey south for 250 km. We will arrive around 7 pm to Lago Blanco and spend the night in the Lago Blanco area. Dinner will be at the hotel.
DAY 3After breakfast we will visit the south of Tierra Del Fuego. Arriving to Deseado Lake, Despreciado Lake and Fagnano Lake, you will be able to take in breathtaking views of the rugged land. Lodging and dinner in Lago Blanco area, Tierra Del Fuego.
DAY 4We will head towards the Argentinean border about 15 km from Lago Blanco. Once into Argentina, we will keep driving to the city of Rio Grande, making a stop to visit its downtown and to enjoy lunch. After lunch we will drive to Ushuaia located 200 km to the south. Lodging in Ushuaia.
DAY 5Navigation through the Beagle Channel, free afternoon. Lodging in Ushuaia.
DAY 6Breakfast then transfer to the airport in Ushuaia.
Meals-lunch and dinner>
Airfare from Ushuaia national – international
TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
A vibrant and spectacular trip through the world-famous Torres del Paine National park, the best national park in South America. See the iconic “W” formation and experience fresh air and picturesque towns!
DAY 1Our guide will meet you at the Punta Arenas airport. Transfer to Puerto Natales, a three-hour drive through the Patagonian pampa. Lodging in Puerto Natales, dinner and meet to discuss trip program.
DAY 2Transfer by van to Torres del Paine National Park. This is a two hour journey crossing the pampa Patagonica. Arrival at Torres del Paine. We will begin trekking to the Ascencio Valley where from above you see the river (of the same name) running wildly past refugio Chileno. After a quick stop here we will continue through a forest of the native Lenga (Beech) trees until reaching the glacial moraine. From here it’s a 1 hour trek to the top where the towers appear out of nowhere! This trek is spectacular and world-famous because you will get to view the 3 pink granite towers with its glacial lake below that made the park the best in South America. Approximately seven hours round trip, 19 KM. Lodging & dinner at Refugio las Torres.
DAY 3Today we will trek along Lake Nordenskjold (named after the Swedish geologist whose studies formed an important contribution to world glacial geology) and below the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto, where we will reach the base of Los Cuernos (5 hours, 11 km). Lodging and dinner at Refugio Los Cuernos.
DAY 4Trek to the French Valley. This valley is the most beautiful in the park and one of the most unique in the world. It is surrounded by hanging glaciers (where you can see & hear the ice calving off at various intervals) and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires. There are amazing views throughout this trek and the further on we will hike through the valley. On the return journey you will notice the extraordinary turquoise colour of Lake Pehoe (hidden lake in the Tehuelche Indian language). The trekking is 6-8 hrs depending on how far into the valley you go with a total of 24 km. Lodging Paine Grande.
DAY 5Trek along enchanting Lake Grey (3-4 hours, 11 KM) with magnificent views of Glacier Grey and floating icebergs. Visit the glacier lookout point and the lakeshore for up-close and personal views of vibrant-blue icebergs (Paine is a Tehuelche Indian word for “blue”). Accommodation in the lodge Grey.
DAY 6Free morning, after lunch sail in “Grey II” boat, two hours navigation in this magic lake surrounded by ice bergs. Transfer from Hosteria Grey to Puerto Natales
DAY 7Transfer to Punta Arenas. End of trip.
All meals (Breakfast, box lunch, dinners
Entrance to the park