9 - 14 March 2020
If you have already seen the regular highlights of South America join us on this tour of some more off-the-beaten-track attractions and chose your own adventure.
Patagonia evokes the image of the last frontier. A fabled landscape of rugged peaks veiled in clouds, lush forests, glaciers that extend to the horizon tumbling into electric-blue lakes, endless steppes unpopulated for hundreds of miles; a herd of guanaco grazing nonchalantly.
Nature lovers – don’t miss out.
Monday 9th March 2020 Fly from Santiago to Torres del Paine, Chile
Travel to the Fjord of Last Hope to your hotel on the outskirts of Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This will be your base for the next 3 nights. You are free to choose your own adventure depending on your interest, fitness and mood on the day.
Tuesday 10th March 2020 Torres del Paine, Chile
You can hike, horse-ride, cycle or travel by van to explore lush forests, rugged mountains, glistening glaciers and sparkling lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Examine bizarre geological Jurassic era formations; marvel at cave paintings from the Aonikenk, hunter-gatherer native Indian inhabitants of 6,000 years ago.
Wednesday 11th March 2020 Torres del Paine, Chile
Admire the hardy local flora and be on the look out for the Patagonian BIG FIVE – the Guanaco (a bit like a llama), the elusive Puma, the South Andean deer or huemel, the majestic Andean condor and the Nandu (like an ostrich). This is paradise for bird watchers as there are 118 species in the park – happy twitching. If it is all too much, you can just spoil yourself at the spa.
In the evenings, share tales of adventures with your fellow delegates at the bar as daylight fades. Then enjoy a delicious dinner accompanied by the best Chilean wines.
Thursday 12th March 2020 Torres del Paine, Chile - Santiago
Today you fly back to Santiago where you'll spend the night at the airport hotel.
Friday 13th March 2020 Santiago - Australia
You will return back to Australia, crossing the international date line and arriving on Saturday 14th March 2020.
End of arrangements
Please note that this itinerary and costs may be subject to change.