Patagonia Highlights: Torres & El Calafate

6 Days from from A$2799 (Land package only)
Daily departures throughout 2016
Single Supplements available

LAN Airlines Return Economy airfares from Melbourne to Santiago start from $1199*
Valid for travel between 01 April and 31 October 2016. *T&C’s apply.

Book before 31 March 2016 and receive
$250 Travel Voucher for Pre, Post or Transit Accommodation

Torres_del_Paine_-_View_from_ExploraTravel in style through the best of Patagonia, an area boasting some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth and sure to be the highlight of any trip. We take you to a lodge where for 4 days you’ll explore Torres del Paine National Park, an unrivalled landscape of jagged peaks, clear blue lakes, spectacular waterfalls and rivers, thick Magellanic forests, and, no matter where you look, fantastic scenery. Later we cross the border into Argentina to see the Perito Moreno Glacier, with its huge walls of blue ice which dramatically collapse into the lake as it advances.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Spend four days exploring the mighty Torres del Paine National Park whilst staying in a luxury camp, where every detail has been taken care of for you so you can admire the magnificent and wild nature of this region.
  • Visit the best of South America’s glaciers, the spectacular Perito Moreno.
  • Try local cuisine, including the famous Patagonian lamb.

Day 1: Punta Arenas – Torres del PainePatagonia

Torres_(7)From the airport or your hotel in Punta Arenas you’ll be transferred to your luxury tented lodge in Torres del Paine National Park, where you’ll spend the next four days immersing yourself in the extraordinary natural landscapes of Patagonia.

Along the way we pass through the Patagonian steppe, a wide, open, vast territory, before arriving to the lodge in the afternoon.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the spectacular surroundings of your lodge before enjoying a fine barbecue dinner.

Dinner included.

Day 2 & 3: Torres del Paine

Enjoy the next two days with excursions of Torres del Paine that offer some of the most important viewpoints and attractions of this world famous national park.Torres del Paine

Torres_(8)Your stay includes all meals and activities with several walking excursions available, including Torres Base, Laguna Azul, Lake Grey and several others. The walks are suitable for walkers of varying levels and there are also many other activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, horse riding and fishing.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Day 4: Torres del Paine – El Calafate

After breakfast you will travel across the border into Argentina to El Calafate where you will spend the next two nights. El Calafate is located on Lake Argentino, a green glacial lake covering over 1,600 sqkm. Your afternoon and evening are at your leisure to explore the town, where we recommend trying the Patagonian lamb at one of the local restaurants.
Breakfast included.

Day 5: Perito Moreno Glacier & Nautical Safari

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for your excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most famous landmarks in South America and one of Patagonia’s only advancing glaciers. The glacier is 5 kilometres wide, with an average height of 74 metres above the surface of the water of Lake Argentino and a total ice depth of 170 metres.

Perito_MorenoYou’ll go first to the glacier’s less frequented north face to marvel at its splendour. You’ll observe and hear giant chunks of ice plummet into the waters of Lake Argentino. Your guide will answer questions about the glacier and the park, and then we’ll continue on to the footbridges and take a break to enjoy the surroundings. You’ll also have the opportunity to do a short nautical safari to observe this magnificent glacier from a closer viewpoint.

After the thrilling encounter with the Perito Moreno, we’ll drive back to Calafate where you will spend the evening.

**For those after something a little more adventurous, we can offer a ‘Big Ice’ excursion where you hike into the core of Perito Moreno Glacier and experience its surreal beauty. Let us know if you’d like more details on this excursion.

Breakfast included.

Day 6: El Calafate departure

Perito_Moreno_(9)Enjoy the morning at your leisure before we transfer you to the airport or bus station for your departure. In our opinion, three days isn’t enough to properly experience this area. If you have more time, why not consider adding another night or two to further explore the surrounding area? Other options include tours into the Los Glaciares National Park close to El Chalten or into the Balconies of Calafate.

Breakfast included.

What’s included

Accommodation, hotel taxes, entrance fees, tours with English speaking guides, transfers, meals as specified.

What’s not included

Airfares, airport entrance/departure taxes, gratuities, travel insurance, any items not mentioned as included.

Tailor-made suggestions for this itinerary

  • Add on a side trip to the trekking mecca of El Chalten with its spectacular mountains.
  • Visit Peninsula Valdes, one of the wildlife highlights of Argentina where you can see whales, seals, penguins, orcas and much more.
  • Get off the beaten track and consider a self-drive through the mystical Carretera Austral in northern Patagonia.
  • If you are after something more active then consider taking on the iconic W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. Consult us for our range of options.

6 Days from from A$2799 (Land package only)
Daily departures throughout 2016
Single Supplements available

LAN Airlines Return Economy airfares from Melbourne to Santiago start from $1199*
Valid for travel between 01 April and 31 October 2016. *T&C’s apply.

Book before 31 March 2016 and receive
$250 Travel Voucher for Pre, Post or Transit Accommodation

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