- Transfer to hotel from Punta Arenas airport; museum tour; spa relaxation and restaurant
- Trek to the base of the Torres del Paine
- Trek around the Laguna Verde
- Trek to Laguna Sofia to view Andean condors; kayak from Puerto Bories to Puerto Natales
- Kayak from Fjord Eberhard to Villa Luisa
- Transfer to Punta Arenas airport after breakfast
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 - Trek to the Towers
The Torres del Paine (Paine Towers) are gigantic granite monoliths, which through time suffered erosion from glaciers, fluvial and Eolic. Our trekking starts at Valle Ascencio, by the Monte Almirante Nieto foothill, until we reach the Refugio Chileno. We will then cross a nothofagus forest and finish our ascension by reaching a moraine of large rocks which will take us to the base of Torres del Paine after a four hour trekking. From this point we will be able to observe the Torre Norte (2600m), Torre Central (2800 m) and Torre Sur (2850 m) in all its splendour, weather permitting.
Day 3 - The Water Track Trek
After an hour’s drive, we shall enter the National Park, Torres del Paine, at the Estancia Lazo, located at the shore of Laguna Verde. With a priveleged and splendorous view of the Torres Peaks, the path will show the flora and fauna of the area, specially the birds and flowers, along the way. Halfway through the trek, lunch will be offered amidst the lenga woods , to recover some energy and allow the exchange of views amonsgt the participants. The next leg, with a soft slope, reaches the exit of the Paine River at the Toro Lake, where a 360º viewing post stands, with a direct sight towards the Paine Towers.
From there our way takes us to the van for some suprises …
Morning – The Condor Trek
Laguna Sofía and Cerro Benítez are located twenty-four kms from Puerto Bories, 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 Puerto Bories to Puerto Natales
Paddling from the hotel for aproximatelly 4 kilometers ( 45 -60 minutes) towards the dock of cormorans in Puerto Natales. From there, if weather permits, we will continue towards Bahia Cisnes where we will have the possibility to paddle and observe black necked swans, flamingos and pimpollos.
Day 5 – Kayak from Fjord Eberhard to Villa Luisa
Our excursion starts with a 20 minute drive on gravel road towards Fjord Eberhard. We will sail by 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 birdscan 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.
(also available as a half-day excursion)
Day 6 – Departure
Feast on a hearty breakfast one last time before taking your transfer to Punta Arenas international airport.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
2015/16 Prices from USD $2,448 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room at an all-inclusive luxury hotel.
Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please get in touch for more details.
- 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).