During this incredible 12-day adventure, you will have the chance to discover some of the most spectacular highlights of Chilean Patagonia, a region known for awe-inspiring landscapes and natural wonders. Hike the W-Trek Patagonia Chile, take the Torres del Paine route, trek the remote landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park, and sea kayak on Reloncavi Fjord. Be inspired and exhilarated, while enjoying mind-blowing scenery on private treks with expert, local, private guides. All excursions can be tailored in accordance with your personal wishes. Perfect for fit and active couples and groups of friends.
Santiago de Chile
Your adventure begins with a tour of the historical and modern sights of Santiago de Chile. Start at the main avenue, the Alameda Bernardo O’Higgins, and head to La Moneda, the Government Palace. Walk through the pedestrian streets of Huérfanos and Ahumada, and visit the famous main square of the city, the Plaza de Armas, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. From there, continue to Santa Lucia Hill, which is a great vantage point for viewing the city.
Stroll around the cultural and artistic neighborhood of Bellavista, and take the aerial tramway to San Cristóbal Hill for panoramic views of the city. Finally, visit Providencia with its top restaurants, elegant shops, and modern high-rise buildings.
Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary
Your first hike takes you through the glorious scenery of the Yerba Loca, with its phenomenal views of the Andes Mountain Range and its snow tipped peaks, ending at an incredible glacier. Expect to see many species of hardy and robust animals and plants along the route.
Torres del Paine National Park
Your next four days will be spent trekking through the marvelous Torres del Paine National Park, starting with Puerto Pudeto, an area that encompasses mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. Hiking to Grey Glacier in Torres Del Paine is for many a bucket list adventure; this mighty glacier forks like a snake tongue as it reaches the edge of the magnificent Grey Lake.
Cross the lake by catamaran and set out on a relatively easy four-hour hike through beautiful landscape towards the immense Grey Glacier. The next day’s trek takes you to Pehoé Lake and the site of your overnight accommodation. From there, take an amazing trek to the Valle Francés to see the dramatic hanging glacier, Glaciar Francés, to watch ice “calving” from its face. Finally, head off on a dazzling hike to the imposing towers of the Paine Massif and on to the Refugio El Chileno.
Patagonia’s Lake District
Transfer to Puerto Natales and Patagonia’s Lake District and trek the ominously named Sendero Desolación or Desolation Pass. See the native forests and black volcanic plains beneath Mt. Osorno’s resplendent peak. Ascend a mountain pass through a barren basalt landscape that gradually transforms into lush woodland and finally unveils an astonishing view of Lago Todos Los Santos and the surrounding areas including the Tronador Volcano.
After a picnic lunch, descend through prehistoric flora towards Playa Larga, a long stretch of shoreline, which is perfect for a refreshing dip in the lake. On your final day, head to Ralun Bay in the Reloncaví Estuary for an exciting kayaking adventure. Navigate the waters and marvel at the jaw-dropping views of the Yates and Hornopiren Volcanos.