ADVENTURE PATAGONIA - Chile

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Location: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park - Ascencio Valley - Lake Nordenskjold - French Valley - Lake Pehoe - Lake Grey - River Serrano Mount Balmaceda - Glacier Serrano - Seno Otway penguin reserve
Starting / Ending Point: Puerto Arenas airport
This tour combines trekking/cross-country with water sports. The first days, we will walk between 4 and 7 hours per day, the other days we will go kayaking in the beautiful Torres del Paine lakes. Overnight we either camp or stay at simple lodges (hostels) on our route.

Day 1: Transfer to Puerto Natales
Our 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 (Indigo or Local Hostel), dinner and meeting to discuss trip program.


Day 2: Trek to the base of The Towers
Transfer by van to Torres del Paine National Park. This two-hour journey through ranch country crossing the pampa Patagonica. Arrival at Torres del Paine.
Trek to the base of The Towers (7 hours roundtrip, 16KM), a spectacular hike to view the three pink granite towers that made the park famous. Lodging and dinner at Hostel Chileno, situated in the Ascencio Valley.

Day 3: Lake Nordenskjold
Trek along Lake Nordenskjold and below the hanging glaciers of Mount Admiral Nieto, to the base of Los Cuernos (5 hours, 11 KM). Lodging and dinner at Hostel Los Cuernos.

Day 4: French Valley
Trek to the French Valley (6 hours round trip). This valley, the most beautiful in the park and one of the most unique in the world, is surrounded by hanging glaciers and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires. Afterward, we will trek to the extraordinary turquoise Lake Pehoe (2 hours). TOTAL 24 KM. Lodging and dinner at Paine Grande Lodge.

Day 5: Glacier Grey
Trek along enchanting Lake Grey (3-4 hours, 11 KM ) with magnificent views of Glacier Grey and floating icebergs. Visit to the glacier lookout point and to the lakeshore for up close views of vibrant-blue icebergs (Paine is a Tehuelche Indian word for "blue"). Lodging and dinner at Camp Grey.

Day 6: Navigation Lake Grey
Free morning.
After lunch navigate in Grey II boat, 2 hours navigation in this magic lake surrounded by ice bergs. Transfer from Hosteria Grey to Tyndall Hostel, lodging and dinner.

Day 7: Kayak River Serrano
Afterward, our van will take us to River Serrano, where we will begin our descent in kayaks. In the evening, we will camp near a waterfall.

Day 8: Kayak - Mount Balmaceda and Glacier Serrano
Continue paddling toward Mount Balmaceda and Glacier Serrano, where we will be able to see from a distance the glaciers of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. We will set up camp amid a beautiful beech forest.

Day 9: Kayak Serrano Glacier
With an early start; depending on the weather conditions, we will carry the kayaks 100m to the lagoon of the Serrano glacier so that we can paddle in & amongst the ice-bergs until 11:00am. Return to Puerto Natales by boat through the Last Hope Sound. Arrival time: 5 p.m. Lodging (Indigo or Local Hostel) and farewell dinner.

Day 10: Transfer to Punta Arenas
Transfer to Punta Arenas airport, with a stop at the Seno Otway penguin reserve. End of trip.

DURATION:
10 days

SEASON & STARTING DAYS OF TOUR
From October 1st to March 30th.
Every Thursday of each week

INCLUDED SERVICES
  1. Private Transfers by land
  2. Navigations and/or excursions described in program
  3. Accommodation (2 nights Puerto Natales -choice between Hostel Amerinda or Hotel & Spa Indigo-, 1 night Hostel Chileno (Ascencio Valley), 1 night Los Cuernos, 1 night Paine Grande Lodge, 1 night Grey Camp, 1 night Hosteria Grey, 2 nights camping)
  4. Breakfast and dinners
  5. Meals on trekking (except drinks)
  6. Box Lunch
  7. Camping Gear (except sleeping bags and backpacks)
  8. Kayaking gear
  9. Guides
  10. Entrance to the park and climbing royalties
  11. Ice hiking gear
  12. Technical gear not mentioned before

NOT INCLUDED:
  1. Personal equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping pads (can be rented in town if required), clothing, back pack, etc.)
  2. Fishing and climbing personal equipment
  3. Extras (Handcrafts, city tours, etc.)
  4. All extras not mentioned before


PRICE:
Please for price quotation and further information.


We welcome any person in good physical condition and able to adapt to weather and environmental changes. You will need to fill a medical application form before the trip so the guides know essential information regarding your general health condition.

Insurance
It is very important that every visitor has an international insurance against accidents. Make sure you have arranged for this insurance before paying for the trip. It is worth considering that some aspects of nature are unpredictable and that we must be prepared for any inconvenient circumstances. We will send you a liability form along with your invoice.


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