Patagonia Wildlife Safari
note: Depends on number of days, Shared accommodations available
- Torres del Paine
- Magdalena Island Penguin Colony
- Grey Glacier
- Punta Arenas
Southern Chile offers a combination of unique wildlife and spectacular scenery in one of the most isolated regions of South America. Visit one of South America's largest penguin colonies near the town of Punta Arenas before traveling to Torres del Paine National Park. After full days of exploring the park return and rest in comfort at the EcoCamp in luxurious Suite Domes!
- Day 1 Arrive Punta Arenas
- Day 2 Magdalena Island. Torres del Paine National Park
- Days 3-4 Torres del Paine Excursions
- Day 5 Return to Punta Arenas
- Additional Tour Options
- $3125 - 6 day trip (3 full days in park)
- $3590 - 7 day trip (4 full days in park)
- $4020 - 8 day trip (5 full days in park)
- HikingIncludes guided hiking excursions. Hikes may vary from easy and optional three hour hikes to more difficult multi-day treks.
- Nature ViewingIncludes intentional opportunity to observe flora or fauna with an experienced guide.
Arrive in Punta Arenas and settle into your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore this beautiful and historic coast town.
Take a morning zodiac trip from Punta Arenas out in the Strait of Magellan to Magdalena Island, where you will see over 100,000 Magellanic penguins! Spend your time along the shore of the island, or take a walk to the lighthouse located up the winding trail through the penguin colony.
Enjoy some free time back to Punta Arenas before setting off for your drive to Torres del Paine National Park. You'll arrive at the EcoCamp, a deluxe tent camp of large igloo-shaped tents built to minimize environmental impact while providing a comfortable setting with the luxury Suite Domes. The EcoCamp provides candlelight, feather comforters, composting toilets, and plenty of quiet to enjoy your spectacular surroundings.
Click here to see more information about the excursions in Torres del Paine.
Your time at the EcoCamp is flexible and includes a menu of guided excursions. Choose your day's activities based on your interests and energy level for the day, options ranging from easy-paced to strenuous hikes or even cycling tours. Set off with your guide to travel across the park to Grey Glacier. Along the way, stop to visit the Salto Grande waterfall and take a quick hike (one hour roundtrip) to the Mirador Nordenskjold for stunning views of Los Cuernos and the French Valley. In the afternoon, board the ferry and set off across the Lago Grey.
Hikers can venture to the foot of the gigantic spires of El Paine (8 hours roundtrip). Weather permitting, you'll witness the most famous sight of the Torres del Paine - the three granite monoliths reaching 9,400 feet- a testament to the massive glacial forces that carved them out of the earth.
Some travelers prefer to relax and stay at the EcoCamp to enjoy the vistas and tranquility or take a walk apart from the guided group. Horseback riding and spa services can be arranged at the nearby Hosteria Las Torres during any free time or as an optional activity.
Day 5 Return to Punta Arenas (B)
Early this morning, you'll transfer to Punta Arenas for the late afternoon flight to Santiago (must be a flight departing after 3:00 pm from Punta Arenas).
With a few more days, you can add extensions to the Atacama Desert, Isla Chiloe, a cruise around Tierra del Fuego to Argentina, or rafting in the Lakes District. We can also arrange for travelers to transfer from Torres del Paine National Park into Argentina to El Calafate to continue your Patagonia travel adventures.
|$650||Internal Flights (Santiago-Punta Arenas-Santiago)|
|Flight costs subject to change|
Discounted airfare possible if starting/ending in El Calafate, Argentina.