Pre-Program in Chilean Patagonia
Visit the spectacular national parks and majestic fjords of Chilean Patagonia on this four-day adventure.
Visit Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage biosphere
Look out for Magellan ostriches and Andean condors as you cross the steppe
Enjoy a thrilling motorboat cruise and see the ancient glaciers in Última Esperanza Fjord up close
South America, Antarctica
Available all Year
PUQPRE24, PUQPRE23, PUQPRE24MA
Planned Pre-Program itinerary
Our Pre-Program 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
Your Pre-Program begins in Santiago. We’ll transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. From there, we’ll cross the magnificent steppe to Puerto Natales. Look out for Magellan ostriches – with luck, you might even see condors spiraling in the sky. Your Puerto Natales hotel offers incredible views of the Patagonian fjords. Explore your surroundings at your leisure and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine
You have an early start today for a full-day excursion in Torres del Paine National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage biosphere is one of the best places to visit in Chilean Patagonia, with incredible wildlife and mountain scenery. We’ll tour the length of the park by van, stopping at lookout points, and enjoying short hikes to fully experience Patagonia up close. Enjoy lunch and snacks on the way, and then dinner back at your hotel.
Day 3: Puerto Natales/Última Esperanza Fjord
Today, you’ll experience a thrilling motorboat cruise from Puerto Natales to Última Esperanza Fjord, with a typical Patagonian lunch along the way. You’ll visit the 1,000-year-old Balmaceda Glacier, home to cormorants and sea lions. We’ll also walk to the foot of the Serrano Glacier, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and walls of ice. After, we’ll return to Puerto Natales. The rest of the day is free time, with dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drive back to Punta Arenas, giving you a second chance to enjoy the steppe landscape and wildlife. Your Pre-Program adventure ends as we arrive at the pier in the afternoon to join your ship for your expedition cruise.
Please note that the order of sites we visit may vary.
Hotel to airport transfer in Santiago de Chile
Economy class flight from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas, including current taxes and charges
Transfer with an English-speaking driver from Punta Arenas airport to Puerto Natales and the pier in Punta Arenas
Three nights in Puerto Natales at The Singular Patagonia Hotel (or similar) with full board, including house beverages with meals
Use of the spa, heated swimming pool, and hot tubs
Two full-day excursions with English-speaking guides
The overnight in Santiago before the start of this tour is part of your Antarctica expedition cruise.
Not included: Drinks outside the included meals, gratuities.
This tour is available as a Pre-Program in combination with expedition cruises starting in Punta Arenas.
This tour includes walking over uneven terrain and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
The excursions included in this tour are operated by the hotel and might not be exclusive to Hurtigruten Expeditions guests.