- Transfer to hotel from Punta Arenas airport; museum tour; spa relaxation and restaurant
- Discover Torres del Paine
- Boat exploration of Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers; horse-ride to Puerto Consuelo
- Trek to Condor Lookout; kayak from Fjord Eberhard
- Transfer to Punta Arenas airport
NOTE: indicative schedule - sequence of activities may change
Upon arrival at Punta Arenas airport you will be transferred to the hotel. Leave the afternoon free to tour the hotel’s museum and learn about the past of this National Historical Monument. Let of go of the stresses of travelling in the spa before enjoying a sumptuous meal in the evening.
Day 2 - Discover Torres del Paine
We will head north from Puerto Natales, reaching Villa Cerro Castillo. This is a village surrounding an old estancia that belonged to the Sociedad Explotadora Tierra del Fuego, devoted to sheep farming. Then we will continue our journey to Lago Sarmiento, where we will be able to observe the typical fauna of this area: ñandúes and herds of guanacos. We will enter the Torres del Paine National Park at Portería Laguna Amarga. Once inside the park, we will visit different viewpoints with unique perspectives of the Macizo Paine. We will take a thirty-minute walk to visit the Salto Grande waterfall, where we will be able to see the Cuernos del Paine (Paine Horns). Finally, we will reach Lago Grey, where we will start a one-hour trek, with a view of Glacier Grey and icebergs. We will return by the Mylodon Cave route, where we will have panoramic views of the Macizo Paine
Day 3 – Morning – Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers by Boat
Enjoy the opportunity of navigating through the Patagonian Fjords and visiting Glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano. Our journey starts at the hotel pier where our boats will be ready to take us to observe colonies of blue-eyed cormorants and sea lions. We will then disembark in Puerto Toro (Bernardo O´Higgins National Park). After a fourty-minute stroll we will reach the viewpoint overlooking Glacier Serrano, bordering a lagoon with icebergs that come from the base of the glacier. We will return to our boat and continue our journey to the Balmaceda Glacier, that looks impressive from the Cerro Balmaceda. We will finish our visit to the Glacier and return back to the hotel.
Afternoon – Horse-back to Puerto Consuelo
Departure from the hotel towards the historical Estancia Puerto Consuelo, a 30 minute vehicle ride. This is the first estancia to be known at this region and belonged to the German pioneer Herman Eberhard. Here he developed the business of livestock. The place maintains its original facilities and still keeps the estancia activities. After getting ready with our gear and equipment, we start the visit to the estancia, loaded with history and through diverse natural landscapes, to enjoy an unforgettable moment in one of Patagonia’s most beautiful settings.
Day 4 – Morning – Trekking to the Condor Lookout
Laguna Sofía and Cerro Benítez are located twenty-four km from the hotel, a cliff with perching points for condors on the rock face dominating Laguna Sofía. The climb will take approximately one hour and thirty minutes. From the summit we will be able to observe the mighty condors, amongst the world’s largest birds, as well as the Eberhard fjord and Canal Señoret and Cerro Benitez which are all part of the paleontological site that comprises the Mylodon Cave and rupestrian paintings.
Afternoon – Kayak from Fjord Eberhard
Our excursion starts with a 20 minute drive on gravel road towards Fjord Eberhard. We will kayak through different historical sites such as Puerto Prat, founded in 1899, Isla Krugger, known as the “Island of the Dead” which served as a cementery to keep the remains of the of the first pioneers, Estancia Consuelo, where colonization of the Sound of Last Hope started and Villa Luisa, where Captain Eberhard built a patronal house. Several birds can be observed during this excursion as it is the habitat of 30 different species: 10 residents and 20 seasonals. The highlights: condor, chilean flamingo and black necked swans.
Feast on a hearty breakfast one last time before taking your transfer to Punta Arenas international airport.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
- 4 nights accommodation at stylish lodge
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte, alcoholic beverages (except premium list).
- A selection of daily expeditions with bilingual guides
- Transfers (regular service) round trip to/from Punta Arenas, or
- Transfers (regular service) round trip to/from El Calafate (Argentina)
- Use of spa facilities (sauna, steam bath and pool).