Chilean Patagonia Overnight Tour (4 days and 3 nights)
Our pre-cruise Land Adventure allows you to explore even more of your destinations before sailing with Hurtigruten.
Discover the lakes, glaciers, and snow-covered mountains of Chilean Patagonia, using Puerto Natales as your base. This program starts in Santiago and ends 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 fly to Punta Arenas, followed by an approximately three-hour drive (including a boxed lunch) through Patagonia’s rugged steppe, with the opportunity to see Magellan ostriches and, with a little luck, some lonely condors tracing circles in the sky. After arriving at your hotel in Puerto Natales, the rest of the day is at leisure, followed by dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine National Park
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 with the rugged snowcapped Torres del Paine mountains towering in the background. We visit this stunning park from one extreme end to the other by van, passing different lookout points. At Lake Grey, you'll see huge icebergs along the shore and even the Glacier Grey in the distance. Return to Puerto Natales in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Puerto Natales /Ultima Esperanza Fjord
A three-hour 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 snowcapped peaks and walls of ice. Return to Puerto Natales, where the rest of the day is at leisure, followed by dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 4: Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas
Enjoy the landscape during your transfer back to the pier in Punta Arenas.
Please note: due to changing conditions, the order of the sights may vary.
Price from $2,596*
*The price includes a transfer from the hotel to the airport in Santiago de Chile; coach-class flight from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas, incl. current taxes and charges; transfers with an English-speaking driver from the Punta Arenas airport to Puerto Natales, and to the pier in Punta Arenas; three overnight stays at the hotel in Puerto Natales, incl. full board and beverages with the meals; two full-day excursions led by an English-speaking guide, and use of the spa, heated swimming pool, and hot tubs. The overnight stay in Santiago before the start of this tour is part of your Antarctica cruise. All excursions are subject to weather conditions.
If you have booked an expedition cruise with flights from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas, you will not pay for the flight twice. The tour price has already been discounted with the charter flight price.
Not included: Drinks outside the included meals, gratuities.
The "Chilean Patagonia" tour is available as a pre-extension program for Antarctic voyages beginning in Punta Arenas on board MS Midnatsol:
1. Adventure to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica (departure dates: November 7 and November 20, 2017)
2. Discover Patagonia and Antarctica (departure date: December 3, 2017)
3. The Legendary Magellan, Chilean Fjords and Antarctica (departure dates: December 17, 2017 and January 2, 2018)
4. Adventure from Cape Horn to the Penguins of Antarctica (departure dates: January 18, January 31, and February 13, 2018)
5. Southern Hemisphere Adventure: South America and Antarctica (departure date: February 26, 2018)
Booking code for "Chilean Patagonia": CENPUQ1 (from October 2019: CENPUQPRE)
Please call us on 8665520371 if you wish to book this extension program!
If you want to stay in Chile before or after your pre/post program, you can further extend your vacation by staying at our recommended hotels.
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