This series of Patagonia Explorer trips has
been a favorite with California Native’s guests for many
years. They combine the advantages of private travel with the convenience
of joining a group tour. The trips visit both Argentina and Chile
and include a group tour at the Ecocamp Las Torres in Chile’s
Torres del Paine National Park. You can also extend your trip by
adding a visit to the Atacama
, or a visit to mysterious Easter Island
1st Day: Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
you are met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day
is open for relaxation and sightseeing.
2nd Day: Fly to El Calafate, where you will
spend the next two nights. Located on Lago Argentino, El Calafate
is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito
3rd Day: Spend the day visiting Los Glaciares
National Park and the Perito Moreno glacier, the largest glacier
in Patagonia. After a boat ride past towering ice walls, you
will land and hike to the foot of the glacier.
4th Day: Leaving Argentina, cross the border
into Chile and drive to Torres del Paine National Park. Declared
a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978, the park is famous for its
spectacular granite spires, beautiful lakes and incredible glaciers.
Spend the next three nights at the ecologically sensitive Ecocamp
Las Torres, which offers “luxury camping” similar
to the grand lodges of Africa. Ecocamp’s accommodations
are wooden-floored dome tents, each with two beds and a gas heater.
5th Day: In the morning, travel to Lake Grey,
home to floating icebergs, for a leisurely hike to view the Grey
Glacier, and a hike to Mirador Pehoe for a breathtaking view
of the Paine Massif. From the shores of Lake Pehoe, walk to the
Salto Grande, a giant waterfall.
6th Day:Today, visit the eastern side of the
park and Laguna Azul, walk through an ancient beech forest and
have the opportunity to spot many species of birds. As an alternative,
you may choose to spend the day hiking to the foot of the Paine
Towers, the dramatic symbol of the park.
7th Day: Travel back to El Calafate to spend
8th Day: Transfer from your hotel in El Calafate to the
airport for your flight home via Buenos Aires.
What’s included: Domestic air, land transportation,
accommodations (4 nights in hotels, 3 nights at the Ecocamp),
guided tours, boat trips, 10 meals. The maximum group size is
18. Minimum: two persons.
||Per person, double occupancy
Minimum Number of Persons
Prices subject to change without notice.