20 January 2023
Cost:US $4,250 twin share single supplement $1900
Patagonia is the most famous region of Chile; Chilean Patagonia offers all the dramatic landscape one would expect from the world’s ultimate land’s end. Here the South American continent falls away in a dazzling explosion of islands, glaciers, icebergs and mountains. It is truly one of Mother Nature’s grand finales. Chilean Patagonia is itself composed of two sub-regions, the northern Aisen and, to its south, Magallanes. Aisen is home to Parque National Laguna San Rafael, while Magellanes hosts the incomparable Parque National Torres del Paine. Isolated from the rest of Chile by fierce storms and impassable mountains, Magellanes can be reached only by air or overland from Argentina. Magellanes is also home to the southern city of Punta Arenas, which first became prosperous during the California gold rush. The city’s site on the Pacific side of the Magellan Strait made it an ideal transhipment point for cargoes rounding the continent. Later, the city became the capital of Chile’s wool industry, which produced some of the richest barons on the continent.
Among the other wondrous sites in this remarkable region are: the Torres del Paine, a spectacular mountain range, which frames the Park of the same name, and extend to heights of up to 9,000 feet; the Cuernos del Paine, with a height of 6,300 feet; the hypnotic waterfalls of Salto Chico and Salto Grande; the Grey, Pingo, del Frances and Dickson glaciers; the Pehoe, Nordenskjold, Sarmiento, Pingo and Dickson lakes; and the Verde and Azul lagoons. Some of the most hauntingly beautiful places in the world are found in Patagonia, making this area a favourite one for visitors from all over the world. In this tour, we will travel far beyond the usual tourist routes into an amazing array of landscapes where you will experience the contrast between beautiful turquoise lakes, moving glaciers, enormous granite towers to lush forests.
Trip to Patagonia was fantastic. Went like clockwork. All pickups , transfers etc worked beautifully. Thanks for a great trip-Joan Benham
Ben and I would like to thank you. We had an amazing holiday and we saw and did some wonderful things. This was enhanced by plans that ran without any problems or disappointment. We were very impressed with everything you organised. El Calafate was a joy and Perito Moreno Glacier did not disappoint, giving us a great spectacle with an amazing calving. El Chalten thrilled us with some very demanding hikes, but the reward of fantastic views of amazing scenery- mountains, glaciers, lakes etc., made every tired muscle worth enduring. Iguazu Falls, well what can you say about the falls, the beauty of such magnificence!-Gaye