Hiking Patagonia

   
 

Hiking Patagonia

BY SAY HUEQUE - TOURS IN ARGENTINA
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DURATION

16 Days/15 Nights

SEASON

October - April

RATES

USD 2,839.00 per person

EXPIRES

Apr 30, 2017
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Hiking in Patagonia gives you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the stunning glaciers, majestic mountains and pristine national parks of Argentina and Chile. Starting in the gateway to Patagonia, Calafate, and finishing in Ushuaia, trip highlights include a guided tour and boat cruise to Perito Moreno Glacier, hiking in the Fitz Roy and Chalten mountain ranges, hiking in Torres del Paine and guided canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park, as well as three nights in the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. This hiking trip is ideal for those interested in experiencing the natural beauty, culture and adventure of Patagonia.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Rates are per person, based on twin share or double occupancy. The tour price is land-only. Flights are not included in the price. National Park entries are not included in the price but paid locally.

ITINERARY

Day 1: El Calafate To El Chalten
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Upon arrival in El Calafate, you will be taken to the bus station to take the bus to El Chalten. Upon arrival, make your way from the bus station to your hotel giving you a chance to check out the quaint mountain town (there are no taxis in El Chalten, but all hotels are within a few blocks of the bus station). On your first night, check out one of the local steak houses to experience your first Patagonian parrilla.

Day 2: El Chalten, Patagonia
El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
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Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self-guided treks in the area. We recommend taking the path to the foot of Mount Fitz Roy: Laguna Los Tres.

Day 3: El Chalten, Patagonia
El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
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Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self-guided treks in the area. We recommend taking the path to the foot of Mount Torre: Laguna & Glacier Torre. You can optionally purchase a trekking over the glacier.

Day 4: El Chalten, Patagonia
El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
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Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self-guided treks in the area. We recommend taking the path to Pliegue Tumbado from where you get impressive panoramic views of the Mounts Fitz Roy and Torre. You can optionally hire horses for this trekking.

Day 5: El Chalten To El Calafate
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the self-guided treks in the area. We recommend taking the navigation across Viedma Lake and trekking over Viedma Glacier. You will board your bus back to El Calafate in the afternoon. Accommodation.

Day 6: Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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Today you will enjoy a tour of Perito Moreno Glacier. Located in Los Glaciares National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most awe-inspiring destinations in Argentina. During your tour, you will have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier´s ice wall from the nearby walking & viewing trails. You will also be able to get up close to the glacier for some amazing photos on the included glacier cruise on Lake Argentino. Don´t forget your camera!

In the early evening you will be returned to you hotel. For even more adventure and the chance to actually go hiking on the glacier, ask about reserving the Big Ice excursion at the time of booking your trip. (Please note, the Big Ice excursion is not included in the tour price and, due to limited availability, needs to be reserved well in advance.)

Day 7: El Calafate, Patagonia
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy any of the available Optional Tours. We recommend taking the navigation to Upsala & Onelli Glaciers.

Day 8: Torres Del Paine Tour
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
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After an early breakfast, you will leave in a full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. After a ride of almost 3 hours, you will cross the international border between Argentina and Chile, continuing the tour inside the park. You will visit highlights such as Sarmiento Lake, Amarga Lagoon, Lago Nordenkjold, Pehoe Lake, Salto Chico, Paine's Horns and, finally, Grey Glacier where you will be provided a lunch box included after a short trek to a close lookout point. Overnight in tents at Camping Pehoe. Meals included ~ Box lunch.

Day 9: Base Of The Torres Del Paine, Patagonia
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
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Breakfast. Today you can enjoy the trek (on your own) to the base of Torres del Paine. You will get to the foot of the 900-meter granite Paine Horns, which are a challenge for climbers all over the world.

Day 10: French Valley Trek, Torres Del Paine, Patagonia
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
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Breakfast. Today you will be taken from your accommodation to take you in private service to Pudeto. From Pudeto you will take 45-minute navigation from Pudeto to the opposite shore of Lago Pehoe. Arrive and travel on your own to Paine Grande Refugee, where you will spend one night. From here you can enjoy trekking to the French Valley. This beautiful valley takes you, walking through woods and hanging glaciers, to a natural lookout point from where you will be able to make out several walls of the Paine Range: Cuernos, Espada, Máscara, Hoja, Aleta de Tiburón, Catedral, Paine Grande. You will get back to the camp site skirting Lake Skottberg.

* It's advisable to leave part of your luggage with the driver that will take you to Pudeto and leave with a light backpack. The following two days you'll be doing long trekking. On day 11, the transfer (driver) that will take you to Puerto Natales will return your entire luggage to you.

Day 11: Torres Del Paine To Puerto Natales
Grey Glacier, Patagonia, Chile
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Breakfast and morning departure to Grey Mountain Hut. You will take a navigation in front of Grey Glacier that will drop you off at Hosteria Grey from where you will take your bus to Puerto Natales. Accommodation.

Day 12: Puerto Natales To Punta Arenas
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
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Breakfast, time at leisure to hang around in Puerto Natales until the departure of your bus to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, accommodation in your comfortable hotel.

Day 13: Punta Arenas To Ushuaia
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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After breakfast, you will take your 12-hour bus to Ushuaia that crosses the Magellan Strait to Tierra del Fuego Island. Arrival in Ushuaia in the evening. Accommodation.

Day 14: Tierra Del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
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After breakfast, you will leave on a full-day excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Discover the beautiful End of the World in a different way; you will start your excursion trekking off-the-beaten paths admiring flora and fauna until you reach a bay where kayaks will be waiting for the next leg of your adventure after lunch (provided in the tour). After one hour canoeing Lapataia River and the Beagle channel, return to the hotel.

Day 15: Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Cruise
Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Breakfast. Morning departure on a full-day excursion trekking through virgin areas. You will take a 2-hour navigation across the Guarani Strait and visit the Penguin Rockery at Martillo Island (you can optionally disembark for an additional charge).

Day 16: Ushuaia
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Breakfast. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • All transfers.
  • 12 nights' hotel accommodation + 3 nights camping.
  • Breakfast.
  • Described tours.
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
  • Round trip bus El Calafate / El Chalten / El Calafate.
  • One-way bus Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas.
  • One-way bus Punta Arenas / Ushuaia.

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