This trip is one not to miss: we design the tour during the summer season of February in the austral. Fly to Punta Arenas from Santiago, Chile. Enjoy this southern port on the Magellan straits where penguins and pelicans dive and dart on the piers. Transfer across the barren landscape to the dramatic Torres del Paine. Stay in simple covered geodesic domes at Ecocamp or beautiful urts on the southern lake outside the national park. Hiking can be as rigorous as your want: the well trekked, infamous “Big W” trail is 7 days including an overnight in a refuge. Or ease up on the agenda with day tours to fascinating sites: waterfalls, puma hideouts, condor cliffs and bird watching trails in this remote part of the world. We make sure this tour to take the time to visit the newly established Patagonia Park. Thanks to a gift from Kris and Doug Tomkins to the Chilean government, thousands of hectares are newly protected. The park system of Chile includes the enormous, land-locked Lake Cochrane.
Travel across the expansive landscape of guanacos and rheas to find glacial moraines across the Argentine border. Wear cramp ons to trek – with a guide – across the ice fields. Or choose to admire the ice field landscapes from the stairways built for viewing. Keep in touch if this tour might be for you!