Chilean Patagonia is a perfect destination for the adventure seeker. From majestic mountains and lakes, to lush forests and beautiful waterfalls, there's something for everyone in this stunning region. Explore the area by taking advantage of the amazing hiking trails, and be amazed by the breathtaking scenery that Patagonia has to offer.
The ideal starting point for adventure seekers planning visits to the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. Start your tour of Punta Arenas by taking part in an old tradition: touch or kiss the Aónikenk Indian’s foot on the monument honoring Magellan in the Plaza de Armas Muñoz Gamero. According to local legend, those who do will be sure to return to Patagonia.Visit the Magellan Regional Museum; this tour will take you down the silent paths of the Municipal Cemetery, one the most striking in South America.Punta Arenas is also a Free Trade Zone. The 13-acre tax-free shopping area is the perfect place to buy souvenirs or gifts or pick up something you might need while traveling.
TORRES DEL PAINE
The main attraction of this National Park and Biosphere Reserve is its famous mountains, which you have no doubt seen on hundreds of postcards of Chile. You will be pleasantly surprised by its hiking trails, which will take you through forests and by waterfalls and lakes with fantastic views of the snow capped Campo de Hielo Sur (Southern Ice Field).Enjoy the 17 hours of daylight in summer, and do not miss the sunrise, when the horns of the Torres del Paine Massif turn purple and then red. Take a boat trip on Lake Grey to the glacier of the same name or paddle a kayak among enormous blue and white icebergs.
PUNTA ARENAS, PUERTO NATALE: Upon arrival at the airport our transfer will be waiting to take us to Puerto Natales. On the way, we will visit the penguin colony of Seno Otway (between November and March). Overnight in Puerto Natales.
TORRES DEL PAINE, PUERTO NATALE: Our day will be filled with a full-day excursion inside the Torres del Paine National Park. We will visit Lake Pehoé, Lake Nordenskjöld, Lake Sarmiento, and the Salto Grande waterfall which boasts beautiful views of the Paine Mountain Range and Torres Del Paine. In the afternoon, we will head back to Puerto Natales where we will be spending the night. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
TORRES DEL PAINE: Today we will head to the Torres Del Paine National Park. Depending on the path we take and the hotel we are staying in, we will pass the Amarga Lagoon or Toro Lake. As we make our way through the Pampa steppes we will have the opportunity to look for local wildlife of the region including rheas, guanacos, foxes, black-necked swans, condors, and eagles. We will also observe the beautiful views of the Paine Massif, Almirante Nieto, and Torres Del Paine. Overnight in Torres Del Paine.
PUERTO NATALE, PUNTA ARENAS: We will have breakfast at the hotel and then go to the Punta Arenas airport to catch our departure flight.