Magic of Patagonia
HighLives has specially selected an opportunity that we believe provides the best way of discovering one of the world’s best unspoilt natural wonders, in carefree comfort. Journey far into the isolated Aysen region of southern Chile, an enchanted area where the Andes range reaches the coast and nature leaves a powerful reminder of her majestic power.
Price: From £950 per person
Appreciate the beauty of the islands, channels, fjords, ice fields, snowdrifts, and mountain ranges that have emerged from thousands of years of tectonic movements, volcanic and glacial activity.
Arrive by air into Punta Arenas, a tough and lively pioneer town, before setting out on the 300km journey in a private 4x4 vehicle to Puerto Natales,which is still 100km away from the Torres del Paine national park. The park’s trails wind between mountains through emerald forests and whitewater rivers, past laser-sharp blue glaciers, all in the shadow of the granite towers that gave the place its name.
Hidden deep within this barely-inhabited wilderness is Puyuhuapi Lodge and Spa, a tranquil haven of comfort and relaxation that forms the base for our Patagonian adventures.
From the lodge - which is only accessible by boat - explore nearby isolated lakes and forests on foot, mountain bike, boat or kayak. Upon your return, unwind at the spa’s thermal waters, take a soothing massage or therapy treatment and enjoy superb gourmet food and drink.
Set out in the comfort of a stylish catamaran boat, taking in the dramatic fjords before witnessing the awe-inspiring 70-metre ice shelf of the San Rafael glacier where it plunges into the sea.
Patagonia in Chile’s far south is extreme, in most senses. Extremely rugged, windy, remote, and undoubtedly dramatic. Enduring these extremes near the foot of the world, you will be richly rewarded with some of the world’s most striking landscapes.
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- Day 1: Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Upon arrival, visit the penguin colony at Seno Otway before transfer to Puerto Natales. Overnight in Puerto Natales - Hotel Costaustralis.
- Day 2: Torres Del Paine
Tour through the Pampa steppes to spot typical animals like the ñandu and a variety of smaller birds. A stop to visit the Milodon Cave, where a giant sloth lived about 12,000 years ago. Arriving at Torres del Paine National Park, pass the Laguna Amarga and Lake
Pehoé (depending on accommodation). We will have beautiful views of the Paine Massif, Almirante Nieto, and Torres del Paine and a chance to observe wildlife including guanacos, rheas, foxes, skunks, cauquenes, black-necked swans, flocks of flamingos, condors, and eagles.
Overnight at Torres del Paine Hosteria Lago Grey. (B)
- Day 3: Torres Del Paine - Puerto Natales
A full day excursion inside the Torres del Paine National Park, visiting Lake Pehoé, Lake Nordenskjöld, Lake Sarmiento, and the Salto Grande with beautiful views of the Paine Mountain Range and Torres del
Return to Puerto Natales, overnight in Puerto Natales Hotel Costaustralis.(B, BL)
- Day 4: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas
Transfer from airport to Santiago (private service without guide). Pick up from Santiago Airport and drop off at Hotel Galerias for overnight stay. Transfer to airport (private service without guide) next day.