DAY DESCRIPTION LODGING MEALS
1 ARRIVAL IN SANTIAGO
Transfer and settling in at the hotel. Santiago sightseeing.
Hotel ***
2 SANTIAGO – BALMACEDA – VILLA CERRO CASTILLO
Short flight from Santiago to Balmaceda and transfer to Castillo. In the afternoon, visit of the archeological site Cueva de Las Manos, before we finish the day with a local barbecue, “asado parado”, prepared by a gaucho expert.
We spend the night in a small farm house. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3 CERRO CASTILLO TREK
Full day trekking in the Cerro Castillo foothills. We carry only our small backpacks with lunch and water. The trail goes through old nothofagus forests and climbs up to the foot of the mountains, offering wonderful views of the highest peaks, lakes and glaciers. Return to Villa Castillo and the farm house.
Hostel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 VILLA CASTILLO – RIO TRANQUILO – COCHRANE
A two-hour drive takes us to Rio Tranquilo, where we spend the morning visiting the marble chapels in Lake General Carrera. After lunch we keep driving south to Puerto Bertrand, then follow the Baker River until Cochrane, the main village in the region.
Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 – 6 – 7 CERRO SAN LORENZO TREK
Three-day trek in this remote area, starting off at Fundo Paillacar, following the Rio Tranquilo and reaching Fundo San Lorenzo and D’Agostini base camp with overwhelming views of the San Lorenzo massif. Our hosts on this trek are the gauchos Luis and Lucy, and we will enjoy local meals such as sopaipillas, calzones rotos and asado parado with them. Our luggage is carried by horses.
Camp / Hut Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 COCHRANE – PASO ROBALLOS – ESTANCIA LA ANGOSTURA
Full-day crossing of the Andes to reach the Argentinean steppe. We arrive at Estancia la Angostura where we are welcomed with a local lamb barbecue and other specialties of the estancia.
Camp Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 ESTANCIA LA ANGOSTURA – EL CHALTEN
Drive south following the famous route 40 to Lago Viedma. We follow the north shore of the lake until we see Viedma glacier and the magnificent mountains in the south ice cape including Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.
Hostel Breakfast & Lunch
10 CHALTEN: CERRO FITZ ROY TREK
Hiking day (about 8 to 9 hours) to the Laguna de los Tres at the foot of the Fitz Roy. Return to El Chalten.
Hostel Breakfast & Lunch
11 CHALTEN: CERRO TORRE TREK – CALAFATE
A hiking day (approximately 6 to 7 hours return) to the Cerro Torre base camp. Mountaineers from around the world meet up here. Return to El Chalten. Drive to El Calafate.
Hostel Breakfast & Lunch
12 CALAFATE – PERITO MORENO GLACIER – LAKE ROCA
Both Perito Moreno and the Chalten area are part of the huge and impressive Los Glaciares National Park. In the morning we move to the Perito Moreno Glacier area where we witness the amazing show of the glacier constantly crashing up against the peninsula. In the afternoon we take a short drive to Lago Roca where we set up our camp close to the lake shores.
Hostel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13 LAKE ROCA – TORRES DEL PAINE
Cross back into Chile and enter Torres del Paine National Park.
Camp at Estancia Paine Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
14 TORRES DEL PAINE TREK
Full day trek to Laguna Torres, getting to the foot of Torres del Paine. 7 to 8 hours round trip. Back to our camp.
Camp at Estancia Paine Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
15 TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
A full day visit of this impressive national park with several short hikes along the day.
Camp at the shores of Lake Pehue Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
16 TORRES DEL PAINE – PUERTO NATALES – RIO GRANDE
We leave the National Park and drive to Puerto Natales and to Primera Angostura, from where we cross the Magellan Strait to Tierra del Fuego. In the afternoon we cross the border again and drive to Rio Grande in Argentina.
Hostel Breakfast & Lunch
17 RIO GRANDE – USHUAIA
We keep driving south to Ushuaia, leave our luggage at the hostel and spend the afternoon navigating the Beagle Channel.
Hostel Breakfast & Lunch
18 USHUAIA: CERRO MEDIO TREK
Easy full day trek to the summit of Cerro Medio. From the top we can see the Beagle Channel, part of the Darwin Range and Navarino Island.
Hostel Breakfast & Lunch
19 USHUAIA – BUENOS AIRES
Morning visit of the national park. Flight to Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel*** Breakfast
20 DEPARTURE FROM BUENOS AIRES
An entire day to visit the city on your own.
At the end of the day, transfer to the airport for your international flight.
Breakfast

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