This is a set departure trip offered on the following dates:
18 Mar – 03 Apr 2020
Our popular Volcanoes and Patagonia trip to Chile requires 3 domestic flights but has left plenty of good walking time and opportunities to absorb landscapes and cultures. After recovery time in stylish Santiago the adventure begins with a flight (almost 5 hrs) down to Punta Arenas, Chile’s gateway to Antarctica. In our five days in the Torres del Paine National Park we climb up the Ascensio valley for a close view of the mighty ‘Towers’ and then continue with the classic ‘W’ route from east to west to finish close to Glacier Grey. We camp close to the Refugios where we take our meals. (Early bookers can reserve a dormitory bunk in the Refugios – see Accommodation below.)
Flying north to Puerto Montt, we hike trails in an enchanting landscape of mountains, lakes and forests. They are made surreal by snow-capped volcanoes rising above the auracaria (‘monkey puzzle’) trees. The challenge continues after with ascents of Lonquimay (2726m) and Villarrica (2847m). There is noo camping here but we stay in attractive lodges, country inns and chalets. Our exclusive trip to Chile combines the challenges of Patagonia with exciting volcano ascents and easier walks.
Extend your adventure by joining our High Andes of Patagonia trip.
This trip is 17 days arriving in Punta Arenas and departing from Santiago. The first and last days refer to the days of arrival and departure, and may not be the days you leave or return home.
Add cost of three domestic flights – buy with international ticket for best deals: Santiago to Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt and Temuco to Santiago. Walks are 6-7 hours most days. Carry sleeping bag – not tents or food – on 2 days. Volcanoes non technical – some snow but crampons provided if needed.
What is included in the price?
- Accommodation (Hotels and hosterias in towns. Camping on treks and hikes)
- Meals (Most meals except in main towns. See (B,L,D) in Trip Notes)
- Guide (English speaking local Leader)
- Transfers (All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary)
What is not included in the price?
- 3 domestic flights - estimate US$700
- Personal expenses