February 2016 – Patagonia, Chile

February 26 – March 11….

Fly thru Santiago, Chile to the southern tip of the Patagonia region where the exploration ensues of the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park. The city of Punta Arenas is below the 46th parallel. The capital of this region, Magallenes and Antarcticas Chilean, it continues to be a strategic port. En route home, consider Valparaiso, a beautiful coastal city west of Santiago – a perfect transition en route to or from the tip of the continent!

It will be a van transfer across open terrain peppered with sheep farms, guanacos, rheas and wind swept vegetation to the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park. We stay in the environmentally low impact EcoCamp within the park border at the head of many hiking trails into the park. English speaking guides are excellent naturalists. Choose your favorite activity: take a boat across the lake to hike on the glacier; trek for the day to the refugio for lunch and up to the French valley for the view of a lifetime!

Each day is a combination of new scenery, beautiful walks/treks (depending on your energy level). Your hosts will be the well trained experienced guides who not only inform but help  balance the pace of your days to your activity level.

Villerrica Volcano, certainly in the news lately, will be the feature of the view as we enjoy the new architecturally recognized Hacienda Vira Vira (turn turn!).

The tour promises plenty of time for photographs, journaling, bird watching, and independent exploration at an exceptional price in these distinctive parts of the planet.

Space is limited. To make your reservation, fill out a reservation form and send it to New View Tours with a deposit.

Ask for a detailed itinerary: it is possible to join the tour for the Ecocamp Feb 26 – March 3 or choose to join us in Puerto Mont on March 4 as we explore Chiloe Island and then fly from Puerto Montt to Villarica for days of exploration and relaxation in the pristine lakes region during the “summer”.

 

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View of the Torres del Paine en route to Ecocamp

Walkingabove thecliffs where condorsnest

Walking above the cliffs where condors nest

View of double room in “urt” at PatagoniaCamp

View of double room in “urt” at Patagonia Camp

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