South Chile trip: Torres del Paine & Navarino Island trek

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Duration (in days): 8

From: Punta Arenas

To: Ushuaia

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£2,215

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

This itinerary is perfect if you are an active traveller and you prefer off the beaten track trips away from the ordinary. In South Chile, you will visit some of the most remote places on earth and trek the world’s southernmost hike! Visit Torres del Paine National Park before flying to Navarino Island, part of Cape Horn’s Commune in Chile. Here, you’ll spend four days trekking beautiful landscapes of lush forests, glacial lakes and lagoons whilst camping overnight amidst this unspoilt environment. All will be taken care of, including all your meals and a private guide, so all you’ll need to worry about is enjoying the experience and bring a good sense of adventure!     

This Chile itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

Highlights

  • Spend a night in Torres del Paine, one of Latin America’s most famous National Parks
  • Get a bird’s eye view of southern Patagonia on the flight to Navarino Island
  • Visit Puerto Williams, one of the southernmost cities in the world
  • Get ‘off-grid’ with a camping trip amongst the peaks and lakes of remote Navarino Island
  • Complete the world’s southernmost trekking circuit
Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 1 night in Puerto Natales
  • 1 night in Torres del Paine National Park
  • 1 night in Puerto Natales
  • 3 nights camping
  • 1 night in Puerto Williams

 

Day 1: Arrive in Punta Arenas     

On arrival at Punta Arenas airport, you’ll be met and taken for a city tour, before driving to Puerto Natales where you’ll spend the night.  


Day 2: Torres del Paine National Park 

After breakfast, you’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to Torres del Paine. Along the way, you’ll stop to visit the Mylodon Cave where a giant sloth lived around 12,000 years ago. Drive on through the pampa steppes, and you’ll pass the Amarga Lagoon where you can spot local wildlife like rheas, guanacos, condors and eagles and admire the views of the Paine Massif, Almirante Nieto and Torres del Paine mountains.

A packed lunch will be provided and at the end of the day, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel inside the park where you’ll spend the night.  


Day 3: Torres del Paine National Park 

You have the morning to enjoy one of the many optional excursions offered by your hotel, and in the afternoon, you’ll be driven back to Puerto Natales where you’ll check in for one night.      


Day 4: Puerto Williams & Del Salto Lagoon

You will be collected today and be taken to Punta Arenas airport for your flight to Puerto Williams on Navarino Island. During the flight, you’ll have stunning views of the area including the Strait of Magellan and the Darwin mountain range.

After lunch, you’ll be driven to the starting point of your trek. Depending on weather conditions, you’ll either take a path with panoramic views of Puerto Williams and the Beagle Channel or a hike that leads you to several lagoons, lakes and beaver dams. Later on, you’ll hike to Del Salto Lagoon where you’ll have dinner and camp for the night. Total trekking time today will be approximately 5 hours.   


Day 5: Martillo Lake  

After breakfast, you’ll leave the campsite and start your adventure through rocky terrain to reach the slopes of the Dientes de Navarino mountain range. Along the way, you’ll pass several lakes and enjoy views of the nearby islands which form part of the legendary Cape Horn Archipelago. You will continue with an easy hike to reach Martillo Lake where camp will be set up to spend the night. Today all your meals will be included and total trekking time will be in the region of 6 hours.    


Day 6: Las Guanacas Lake 

Today’s hike will take you through a beautiful valley boasting picturesque landscapes. You will be rewarded with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and part of Tierra del Fuego. After lunch, you’ll start descending to reach a forest where you’ll spend the night, on the shores of Las Guanacas Lake. Dinner is also included and total trekking time today will be around 6 hours.         


Day 7: Puerto Williams       

In the morning, you’ll leave the campsite and start trekking through lush forests for about 4 and a half hours to reach a transfer that will take you back to Puerto Williams. Here you’ll check into your hotel for a one-night stay. After the included lunch, you’ll explore the Omora Botanical Park, a protected area boasting 1,000 hectares. The landscape here includes wetlands, evergreen forests and rivers. At the end of the day, you’ll go back to your hotel for dinner, to say goodbye to your guides and to celebrate completing the world’s southernmost trekking circuit!  


Day 8: Arrive Ushuaia        

After breakfast, a transfer service will take you to the local pier where you’ll board a boat to Ushuaia in Argentina to connect with your onward travel plans.

Info

The weather in southern Patagonia is unpredictable and very changeable all year round. To enjoy this itinerary, we suggest going between late September and early April.  

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Domestic flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Flights not mentioned
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation

Four nights in 3/4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Martin Gusinde Puerto Natales

  • Hotel Las Torres

  • Hotel Lakutaia

During the trekking part of this itinerary, you’ll spend 3 nights camping. All equipment, tents, sleeping bags, mats, kitchen equipment, will be provided. Gaiters and trekking poles can also be included at an additional cost. Porters are also included during the trekking as well as a private English speaking guide.

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