BEAUTIES OF THE PATAGONIA PROGRAM
Duration : 05 days / 04 nights
Operation : October to March
MINIMUM 10 PEOPLE
Day 01 :
TORRES DEL PAINE FULL DAY :
Reception, transfer by private bus along Route 9 north that leads to the city of Puerto Natales (246 Km / 3 hrs.). There we stop to refuel and continue traveling through Patagonia to our main destination Torres del Paine National Park. We will make the first stop at a restaurant in the village of Cerro Castillo for 30 minutes to eat breakfast and use the facilities. Following the route we will see beautiful and privileged places and will be fascinated by the colours of the water in lakes and ponds, guanacos, rheas, foxes, condors, etc. We’ll observe from afar the world famous Torres and Cuernos (horns) del Payne we do the following viewpoints authorized by CONAF, the National Forest Service, the government body that cares for and manages the park, Lake Sarmiento, Laguna Amarga, Paine Waterfall, Lake Nordenskjold, Lago Pehoe) including Pehoé viewpoint, Lago Grey, Serrano River, Lake Toro, viewpoint Lago Grey, Lago Porteño new path, Milodon Cave and finally Devil’s chair, 7:30 p.m. arrival to Puerto Natales accommodation and lodging .
Day 02 :
FULL DAY SAN GREGORIO :
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. collecting passengers from their accommodation in Puerto Natales. We will start our trip to the county of San Gregorio along Route 9 South. 8:00 a.m. arrival at International Ch Route 255 that leads to the town of San of San Gregorio. We’ll see in our journey the plains and steppes of Patagonia where thousands of sheep graze peacefully, Rheas also Caiquenes, guanacos, Caranchos in fauna we will appreciate the Coirón common , as also the only bush that bears fruit in Patagonia known as El Calafate, we will see many drilling rigs and oil wells, livestock complexes receiving this name farms bordering the Strait of Magellan. We bus stop and go down to visit the first cattle ranch that was built on the continent in 1870 San Gregorio farm. There at the beach are stranded the steam boats Ambassador Amadeo of the livestock company that Tierra del Fuego left to navigate and provide services in 1933.
From here we will go by turning off Route 255 onto Route Ch 257 San Sebastian international road to get to the area of Punta Delgada at the Strait of Magellan near the Atlantic Ocean at the international crossing of the first strait, that gets its name from its width which is 2.5 nautical miles 4650 meters wide. It will become an unforgettable experience crossing the Strait of Magellan and reach the island of Tierra del Fuego via regularly ferry navigation where we get off to walk the beach, We’ll finish the day concluding the tour by returning to board the ferry that brings us back to the bus to go to Punta Delgada, the capital of the district of San Gregorio, which is located in a farming village where we will have a delicious barbecue lunch of lamb, typical and traditional food in Patagonia. 8:30 p.m. Arrival to Punta Arenas, accommodation and lodging .
Day 03 :
CITY TOUR PUNTA ARENAS :
Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Start full day city tour Punta Arenas city by beginning with the northern suburb Rio Seco (Dry river), We expect a view at the coast of the calm, frigid waters of the Strait of Magellan and the Big Island Tierra del Fuego in the background. We’ll continue and stop at the coast of the road to watch close the Nao Victoria, replica of the ship that circumnavigated the globe from Spain in command of Ferdinand Magellan in 1520 discovering the strait that bears his name. Back in Punta Arenas city will cruise on the Avenue President Manuel Bulnes Prieto being informed at all times by the guide of the places we will pass by. We’ll visit the monument to the shepherd of my country, to continue with a visit to the municipal cemetery Sara Braun which was built in 1894 with a surface area of 4 hectares, the confluence of beauty heritage, history and architecture, highlighting its avenues covered by 639 Canadian cypresses and its square, making it the most beautiful cemetery in South America. From here we walk 8 blocks down the street Governor Carlos Bories stopping at the main square Governor Benjamin Muñoz Gamero. Erected in this place stands the monument of Ferdinand Magellan facing the Strait of Magellan, rises next to the figure of the unknown Indian being part of tradition kissing the big toe of his foot. Continuing our walk 5 blocks on top of the city as an observation point is located the viewpoint ” Cerro de la Cruz ” with a privileged view of South Central and North sectors, having before our eyes the pier Arturo Prat, the Strait of Magellan and the Island of Tierra del Fuego. Then we transfer to the municipal market considering two hours of lunch and shopping here. The city tour ends with a visit to the museum Salesian Maggiorino Borgattello, one of the most complete in South America 18:00. Return to accommodation.
Day 04 :
FORT BULNES AREA TOUR :
Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. At 08:00 a.m. the Tour starts which leads us 60 miles to the south of Punta Arenas with visits to the geographic center of Chile in southern Chile, in this place is the center of the country. Then we visit the ruins of King Philip or also known as Puerto de Hambre (Port Famine), A visit to a fishing village in the area of Mansa bay and finally concludes our tour with a visit to Fort Bulnes, historical small colony, where the colonization of Chilean Patagonia started in 1843. At 12:00 p.m. return to Punta Arenas for lunch .
COLONY OF PENGUINS BREAST OTWAY :
At 4:00 p.m visit to the colony of the Magellan penguins located 60 kilometres northeast of Punta Arenas, who every year between the months of September and October arrive at the Patagonian coast by the Pacific Ocean to make their nests in terrestrial caves. Once produced the explosion of the eggs and having raised their hatchlings in late March with the arrival of winter they migrate to warmer areas. 8:00 p.m. Return to Punta Arenas.
Day 05 :
Breakfast, schedule to determine transfer to airport.
Reception / Only transfers of private bus tours / Torres del Paine / Puerto Natales / San Gregorio / Punta Arenas / Hotel / City tour / Penguin colony / Fort Bulnes Specified Tour / Guide
Entrance Torres del Paine Park / Milodon Cave nor food – accommodation Extras / Dinner / Lunch / Drink / Tips / Entrance Torres del Paine / Milodon Cave nor food – Accommodation / Extras / Dinner / Lunch / Drinks / Tips
Ferry return ticket $ 3,200 p/p
Does not include roasted lamb $ 4,500 p/p ( the barbecue considers, lamb, potatoes, salad, Pebre (kind of salat), bread) .
Does not include entrance Fort Bulnes $ 8,000 p/p
Does not include entrance Pinguineras $ 8,000 p/p
Does not include airport transfers