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Chile and Argentina Patagonia Wonders (7 days / 6 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Punta Arenas
v/   Torres del Paine
v/   Calafate
v/   Puerto Natales
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A self-drive circuit through Chile and Argentina to Patagonia's two most spectacular places: Torres del Paine National Park and Perito Moreno glacier.
Day 1:Arrive in Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales (250 km / 155 mi)
Day 2: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine (150 km / 94 mi)
Day 3:Torres del Paine
Day 4:Torres del Paine - El Calafate (345 km / 214 mi)
Day 5:Perito Moreno Glacier (77 km / 48 mi)
Day 6:El Calafate - Puerto Natales (337 km / 209 mi)
Day 7:Puerto Natales - Fly out from Punta Arenas (250 km / 155 mi)


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
 StandardSuperior
Puerto Natales
Hotel Temauken, Puerto Natales
Temauken
11 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Costaustralis, Puerto Natales
Costaustralis
74 rooms
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hotel site
Torres del Paine
Hotel Cabanas del Paine, Torres del Paine
Cabanas del Paine
23 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine
Rio Serrano
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hotel site
El Calafate
Hotel Koi Aiken, El Calafate
Koi Aiken
29 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Sierra Nevada, El Calafate
Sierra Nevada
40 rooms
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hotel site
Day 1:  Arrive in Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales (250 km / 155 mi)
Pick up your car at the airport or downtown rental office. Punta Arenas is the largest and most important city of Chilean Patagonia. It is located on the western side of the Strait of Magellan and its inhabitants come from a mix of cultural backgrounds; English sheep ranchers as well as Portuguese sailors settled here. On the way to Puerto Natales you should stop at the penguin colony of Seno Otway. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Day 2:  Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine (150 km / 94 mi)
The drive to Torres del Paine National Park will show us true Patagonia; do not forget to visit the Milodón Cave where scientists discovered the remains of a gigantic sloth. The main road to Puerto Natales is paved and in good conditions. Torres del Paine National Park will welcome you from far with its gigantic granite towers. Overnight in Torres del Paine National Park.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  Torres del Paine
The National Park Torres del Paine is one of the most impressive parks in Chile because of its unique wildlife and dramatic scenery. The park is best known for its steep granite towers (Torres), the unique horns (Cuernos) and the Big Paine Mountain. The massif is crowned by glaciers and surrounded by cascading rivers and beautiful emerald lakes. The park was designated World Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1978. Within this gorgeous park, there are many hiking trails to choose from. Overnight in Torres del Paine National Park.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 4:  Torres del Paine - El Calafate (345 km / 214 mi)
Passing through the village and Estancia of Cerro Castillo you will enter Argentina. From the border onwards, you will mainly drive through the vast and desolate Argentinean Pampa to El Calafate, where you will be spending the following 2 nights. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 5:  Perito Moreno Glacier (77 km / 48 mi)
The beauty of the National Park Los Glaciares is amazing and when you encounter yourself with its primary attraction the Perito Moreno Glacier, you will simply be speechless. The Glacier stretches over 200 km/124 mi showing an imposing front wall of 60 m/197 ft height and 4 km/2.5 mi length. Enormous ice chunks occasionally fall off the front wall and crash into the Lake Argentino. The immenseness of Nature is almost touchable. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 6:  El Calafate - Puerto Natales (337 km / 209 mi)
Start your return trip on the legendary Argentinean Route 40 to Puerto Natales in Chile, visiting the remains of a gigantic sloth in the Milodón Cave on the way. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 7:  Puerto Natales - Fly out from Punta Arenas (250 km / 155 mi)
From Puerto Natales it will take 3 hours to return to Punta Arenas. Drop off you car at the airport or downtown rental office.

(Included meals: breakfast)
 
Some comments by past clients
 
Robert B (from Canada)
Our trip went very well indeed. All arrangements worked perfectly and everything was more than satisfactory. Your instructions for clearing the border with Argentina were very helpful. We truly enjoyed our brief look at Patagonia and had several unexpected highlights, such as encountering a flock of wild flamingos. I am glad we included both Torres des Paines and the Moreno glacier - I would not have missed either one for more time at the other. Rob.
Michelle Hetherington (from USA)
Laura, We had a great time. Thanks again for all of your work. The hotels were great, as was the rental car and transfer services in both Santiago and Buenos Aires. The City Bus Tour in BA was great, I am glad you booked it for us, because we would have never picked that. We found everything to be well planned and went smoothly. Thanks again for your help - we will likely book though you guys again. Take care, Michelle
Michelle Hetherington (from USA)
We had a great time on our trip and the Latin Discover representatives exceeded our expectations in friendliness and helpfulness. One piece of advice for anyone traveling by car - get a good map and add 1-2 hours of extra time for the dirt roads!
 

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Trip type:
  Private service
Departures:
   Daily