Pre programme: Chilean Patagonia (Overnight Tour)
Explore the lakes, glaciers and snow-covered mountains of Chilean Patagonia during this overnight tour from Santiago de Chile.
Chilean Patagonia overnight tour (4 days and 3 nights)
"Chilean Patagonia" is one of our pre programmes, which allows you to explore even more of your destinations before sailing with Hurtigruten.
This tour let's you explore the lakes, glaciers and snow-covered mountains of Chilean Patagonia with Puerto Natales as a base, starting in Santiago and ending at the pier in Punta Arenas:
Day 1: Santiago/Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales
Start the tour with a morning transfer from your hotel to the airport and a flight to Punta Arenas followed by an approximately 3 hour long transfer (incl. lunch box) through Patagonia’s rugged steppe with chance to see Magellan ostriches, birds and of course sheep - and with a little luck some lonely condor tracing circles in the sky. Be welcomed at Hotel Remota. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure followed by dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine
An early start takes you on a full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National park, a UNESCO World Heritage biosphere. See herds of sheep and native guanacos and notice the rugged snow-capped Torres del Paine mountains towering in the background. We visit Torres del Paine from one extreme end to the other by van, passing by different lookout points. At lake Grey you can see huge icebergs along the shore and even the Glacier Grey in the distance. Return to Puerto Natales in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Puerto Natales /Ultima Esperanza fjord
A three-hours catamaran cruise from Puerto Natales to Ultima Esperanza Fjord takes you through stunning Patagonian scenery to the 1,000 year-old Balmaceda glacier, home to cormorants and sea lions. A short walk takes you to the foot of the Serrano Glacier, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and walls of ice. We then return to Puerto Natales, where the rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas
Enjoy the landscape passing by during your transfer back to the pier in Punta Arenas to arrive on time for embarkation in the afternoon.
- Transfer hotel to airport in Santiago de Chile
- Economy class flight Santiago de Chile – Punta Arenas, incl. current taxes and charges
- Transfer with English-speaking driver from Punta Arenas airport to Puerto Natales to pier in Punta Arenas
- 3 overnights at Hotel Remota incl. full board and beverages with the meals
- Two full day excursions lead by an English-speaking guide, use of spa, heated swimming pool and hot tubs. All excursions are subject to weather conditions.
- The overnight in Santiago before the start of this tour is part of your Antarctica voyage.
- Drinks outside the included meals, gratuities.
If you have booked a voyage with flights from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas, you will not pay twice for the flight. The tour price has already been discounted with the charter flight price.
Please note: due to changing conditions, the order of sights may vary.
Booking code: CENPUQPRE
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If you want to stay in Chile before or after your pre/post programme, you can further extend your holiday by staying at our recommended hotels.