Our basic 3-night program to enjoy Torres del Paine and glaciers area in southern Patagonia
360 - PUERTO NATALES BASIC PROGRAM - 3 NIGHT TOUR
Puerto Natales Basic Program
Season: We suggest to take this tour from September to April.
Notes: It´s important to make bookings in advance
Torres del Paine NAtional Park
Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers
03 nights of accommodation
in Puerto Natales
All transfers between airport
All excursions detailed in the itinerary
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
Arrival to Punta Arenas Airport, or bus station, or to Puerto Natales bus station, and transfer to your hotel in Puerto Natales. 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast
After breakfast, We will start trip to the incredible Torres del Paine National Park. Our firt stop will be made in the thousand-year-old Milodón cave. A enormous natural accident with an incalculable anthropological value where is believed that the Patagonia primitive man lived close to the Milodón , a extinct herbivorous animal.
After a 30 minutes trek another stop in El Castillo hill, cafeteria service available. A whole preamble before arriving at Torres del Paine National Park along the area of Laguna Amarga ( bitter lagoon). An real spectacle in which species of Red foxes and Condors use to join the beautiful panoramic sight of the Paine´s massif.
A short distance ahead the Norsdenskjold and Pehoé lakes can be observed in company with guanacos and rheas. The tour continues with a 10 minutes trek which will make possible for you to discover the marvelous Salto Grande ( grand jump) and you will face the imposing cuernos ( horns) and get the Gray Lake. In the afternoon the outing goes to the area of the glacier, there will a break for 1 ½ hr after the trek through the lengas ( native three) forest and on the Grey Glacier´s floes.
The return trip ends when we arrive at Puerto Natales and leave the passenger at bus terminal or hotels.
After breakfast, we will start the full day trip to Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers.
Duration: 9 hrs from Puerto Natales
Visiting them means admiring a majestic place almost never touched by men. The only access to this zone is by sailing through the Seno de Última Esperanza (Last Hope Sound). The 2,035 meter Balmaceda mountain is part of the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Travelling to Balmaceda is a pleasure. The journey starts at Puerto Natales pier, going through forests of coigües, canelos, lengas, ñires, chilcos and calafates, and discovering sea wolves, cormorants, quetru ducks, condors and seagulls. When going along the coast, the ship gets closer to sea wolves colonies to finally reach the mountain. There is the Balmaceda glacier, where huge pieces of ice detach falling into the fjord waters and the Serrano glacier, located in the north where you can arrive by land next to a small lagoon formed by the de-icing activity.
The return trip starts around 2:30 PM and it includes one stop at the Perales estancia, where passengers have the chance to enjoy a delicious typical regional lunch. Around 5:30 PM, the tour returns to Puerto Natales.
After breakfast, free time until transfer to bus station to take public bus to Punta Arenas Airport, or transfer to bus station in Puerto Natales to take your bus to El Calafate