Family Adventures Patagonia Chile

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Duration

6 days

Difficulty

Low

Location

Patagonia Chile

Date

November to April

USD $3.140

Per person in DBL

6-Day Family Adventures - Patagonia Chile

Discover Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile. During this family trip, you will have an amazing experience that will surprise you day after day. The Chilean Patagonia is home to some of the most impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere and to some of the world’s most classic trekking routes encompassing ancient forests, glaciers, lakes, rivers and fjords, and fauna including guanacos, flamingos, condors, foxes and pumas.

Patagonia Family Adventures Tour Highlights

  • Discover Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park 
  • Punta Arenas city tour
  • Magdalena Island and Magellan Strait
  • Savor Chilean cuisine and taste the best wines and local microbrew beers
  • Sarmiento Lake and Amarga Lagoon
  • Nordenskjöld Lake and Laguna Azul
  • Pingo Valley and navigation to Grey Glaciar

Itinerary

For flight quotes (international and domestic), please contact our partner Exito Travel.  

We recommend you take the early flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, flying over the Andes and observing incredible views of the Patagonian Ice Fields. 

Upon your arrival at Punta Arenas, the most southern city on the continent, a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel in the city.

Afterwards, we will have a city tour.

Accommodation: Casa Innata Patagonia
Meals: None

Early in the morning, we will be transferred to the local outfitter office for a check in. Then, transfer to a duck where for a navigation through the Magellan Strait to Isla Magdalena. This Natural Monument protects more than 120.000 penguins, and also a small colony of sea lions.

The island form an interesting ecosystem, making an obligatory visit for any visitor. The Magdalena Island allows us to interact with one of the majors colonies of Magellan Penguins, going beyond 150,000 birds. During the navigation, it is possible to sight Austral Dolphins.

At midday, we’ll return to hotel to pick up your luggage before driving towards Puerto Natales (3-hour transfer).

Accommodation: Vendaval Hotel 
Meals: Breakfast
 

 

Early in the morning, we start our day with a transfer to Sarmiento Lake entrance. We will follow a softly inclined track in the hunting area of the puma, with a view of the Sarmiento Lake.

After walking for 1 hour, we will see rock paintings of about 6000-years-old. Hunter groups (the first inhabitants of Patagonia) frequented this place.

Afterwards, we will continue to Blanquillos Lagoon, nesting place of different birds. After 3 hours spent hiking, we will reach the entrance of Amarga Lagoon. There, our vehicle will be waiting to drive towards the Paine Waterfall, where we will be able to see the water color variation due to sediment and minerals. 

Accommodation: Riverside Dome Camp  
Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, and dinner
Hiking time: 3 hours

 

Today, we start our hike to the Pingo Valley for a walk towards Los Salmones waterfall. After admiring the stunning view, we’ll return back along the same trail, with a chance to find the elusive Huemul (Andean Deer).

After our lunch alongside the Pingo River, our adventure continues with a navigation towards Grey Glacier by boat. In order to get to the boat, we will walk through a mature beech forest, where we might observe woodpeckers.

We will navigate about one hour through icebergs of different tones of blue, up to Grey Glacier where we will stay in front of the glacier in the hope of seeing icebergs calve. Our return journey offers views of Paine Grande with its impressive ice mushrooms.

Finally, we will drive back to the Serrano River area for a gourmet dinner.

Accommodation: Riverside Dome Camp
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner
Hiking time: 3 hours
Navigation time: 3 hours

 

A morning transfer will take us to Salto Grande waterfall, where starts our hike towards Cuernos lookout point. We’ll have great views of Paine Grande and Nordensjköld Lake.

Our next destination is Laguna Azul, an enchanting lake bordering the park. It is home to ducks, swans, coots, woodpeckers that also grants us with an incredible view of the Torres Towers.

Afterwards, we’ll start our journey back to Puerto Natales (2-hour transfer).

Accommodation: Vendaval Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, box lunch and dinner
Hiking time: 4 hours

 

After breakfast, we will take a private transfer (3-hour) to Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ) to board your flight on time.

End of our services.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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Difficulty

Easy/Low: You don’t live for hiking, but you definitely love to spend time in nature. These hiking tours are appropriate for all people and suitable for older adults in good health with overall good mobility, who are comfortable participating in up to 3 hours hiking per day.

Itinerary Modifications

Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeure.

Weather notes

We suggest visiting the web for current conditions in Chile and doing your own research on this topic. www.meteochile.cl/reg09.html and www.meteochile.cl/reg10.html or www.accuweather.com

The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the saturated winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, the influence from the strong marine currents and Southern Patagonian Ice field make the weather hard to predict.

In Torres del Paine, in spring or early summer, fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rains and eventually snow. Even in summer (December to march) you should come prepared to find cold, strong winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfalls.

The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC / 52ºF (24ºC max, 2ºC min). Rest assured, however, that just as quickly as the weather turns nasty, it can become pleasantly warm!

Night-time temperatures will most likely range from –1°C to -5°C (30s and 40s F) depending on the weather.

 

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