The Fjord Trail

A fantastic three day ride in itself, or a more interesting way to leave the park after a trek. The ride, suitable for any level of experience, skirts lakes in the wetlands against the backdrop of the Paine Massif passing glacier Balmaceda, and returning to Puerto Natales on a scenic 3 hour boat trip.

3 Days

$1,395

The Fjord Trail - 3 - $1,395

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Ride through lake lands with views of Paine massif
  • Ride through forests along Serrano River, staying overnight overlooking Serrano Glacier
  • Explore Serrano Glacier before navigating the river & its icebergs back to Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on The Fjord Trail

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Crossing the Serrano River 

We meet at noon at the park administration; from here we'll take a private transfer, crossing the Serrano River and arriving at Aniceto Astorga's farmhouse. There we'll choose our horses to begin a ride to an unexplored valley at the border of Torres Del Paine national park. We cross several rivers and go through a landscape filled with lakes and wetlands, constantly being surprised by the changing views of the Paine massif and the last glaciers of the Southern Ice Field. We'll spend the night here after setting up camp on the shores of Lake Brush.

Length of excursion: 10 minutes transfer, 4 hours walking and trotting

Meals: Packed lunch, BBQ

Accommodation: Lake Brush Campsite


Day 2: Serrano River

After a hearty breakfast, we continue to Bernardo O'Higgins national park. This trail takes us through humid forests, similar to those of the austral canals, following the Serrano River until it empties into the Last Hope Sound, where we spend the night in the Hosteria Balmaceda with an amazing view of the Serrano glacier.

Length of ride: 5 hours, walking

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hosteria Balmaceda


Day 3: Serrano Glacier

We'll begin the day by crossing the river into the Seno de Ultima Esperanza, facing the imposing Serrano glacier at the foot of the Balmaceda Mountain (2148m). Here we make a short easy walk up to the glacier. We'll then take a boat, the cutter, 21 de Mayo navigating via glaciers and canals on our way down to Puerto Natales.

Length of excursion: 45 min walk, 3 hours by boat

Meals: Breakfast, BBQ

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please get in touch for more details. Price of $100 single supplement. 

Start date Price (pp)
November 2018
15-Nov-2018 $1,395* Guaranteed Date
January 2019
26-Jan-2019 $1,395 Guaranteed Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $1,395

Price of USD $1,395 per person is based on a group of 2-3 people

Price of USD $1,195 per person is based on a group of 4-8 people

Single supplement price of USD $ 100

Includes

  • All private transport indicated in the itinerary
  • All horses, saddles and packhorses
  • Helmets, Leather chaps, leather gloves, saddle bags, dry bags
  • All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: picnic lunch, L: lunch, D: dinner , BBQ: barbecue)
  • One night camping (North Face VE 25 tents, double occupancy basis)
  • One night in mountain lodge (Twin standard rooms)
  • Entrance fee to Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
  • Guide (English-Spanish languages), plus a Baqueano (local cowboy)
  • Navigation from Monte Balmaceda to Puerto Natales

Excludes

  • Any additional nights
  • Medical expenses
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses
  • Sleeping bag and mattress
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks at the Hoster?a Balmaceda
  • Gratuities for Guide and baqueano

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