Patagonia, Chile
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  • Puerto Varas: Peulla Day Trip

    1. Puerto Varas: Peulla Day Trip

    Explore Chile's Los Lagos Region on a day trip. See lakes, waterfalls, and rivers. Take in stunning scenery, incredible nature, and local villages.

    Start your trip early in the morning at the local supplier's office in Puerto Varas, where you will meet your host for the day. Climb aboard the bus to be taken into Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, bordering the beautiful Llanquihue Lake. See the mouth of the Rio Pescado river and small towns such as La Poza before heading to the city of Ensenada. Here, you have the chance to visit Petrohué Falls. Cross the walkways installed amidst lush vegetation and beautiful scenery on the River Petrohué and admire the turquoise waterfalls. Then, continue your tour with Todos los Santos Lake, where you will board an Andean Lakes catamaran. Navigate through the Andes to the green village of Peulla. Enjoy fre...

  • Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

    2. Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

    Start the tour with pick up from your accommodation in Puerto Natales between 7:30 AM to 8 AM, then set off for the Torres del Paine National Park. Arrive by about 10 AM and access the park through Portería Laguna Amarga, where you will be able to get an excellent view of the Paine Towers. As you venture through the park, observe a wide variety of native fauna and flora. Make several stops at the main viewpoints to appreciate the uniqueness of the landscape and the magnitude of the Paine Massif from different perspectives. At Midday, stop for lunch before continuing the itinerary towards the Grey Lake. Here, enjoy a 1-hour hike through an ancient Lenga forest and along Grey Lake Beach. From this side of the park, it is possible to enjoy the view of the West face of the Paine Massif and the intense blue hues of Grey’s glacial ice. Once your adventure in the park is over, drive back to ...

    We enjoyed Torres del Paine Full Day Tour, made by tour operator W Circuit Patagonia, the 20th.feb. It was a amazing excursion. The guide Mirco gave us a lot of information about country, about Torres.... We stopped at varius sections and had some short treks.

  • Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica Volcano Climb

    3. Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica Volcano Climb

    Meet with the local partner the day before your climb for an equipment check-up and brief explanation of the hike. The next day drive 30 minutes from the center of Pucon to the base of Villarrica Volcano. From here begin the hike to the summit of one of Chile's iconic active volcanoes. The first stage will be a traditional hiking ascent, starting at 1,800 meters above sea level. Acclimatize at an easy pace. As you approach the summit glacier, start using crampons and ice axes, with the assistance and explanation from the guides. After four to five hours of climbing, reach 2,847 meters at the summit. Gaze at the middle of the crater and its impressive geological formation. See fumaroles and maybe even some lava. From here also enjoy 360-degree views of surrounding volcanos, lagoons, and forests. Spend approximately one hour at the summit and then descend in half the time it took to clim...

  • Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue

    4. Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue

    Begin the tour on a ferry to the Chacao Channel, separating the continent of Chiloe Island. During the sail, you might see native seals, pelicans and sea birds. The ferry berths at Chacao pier, where you will take the route to Ancud city, where you can see the San Antonio Fort; this historic place is located in the highest part of the city as one of the last Spanish fortifications. Continue the trip to Dalcahue’s market, where you can find traditional gastronomy. This market is special, this construction is named Palafito, because it is built over the water with a spectacular view. Visit the market and visit the local church, a World Heritage Site. Later, continue the trip to Castro, the capital of Chiloé Island, taking pictures at Manuel Montt palafitos. Visit the San Francisco Church in front of the main square and visit the biggest artisan market of the island.

  • Chiloe Island: Ancud, Caulin and Puñihuil Penguins Colony

    5. Chiloe Island: Ancud, Caulin and Puñihuil Penguins Colony

    Begin your tour in either Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt and make your way south to Pargua to board a ferry to sail through the Chacao Channel to Chiloe Island. During the trip, see sea wolves, pelicans, and other sea birds endemic to the area. Upon arrival at Chacao pier, admire the houses built with Alerce wood, and the churches that are a National Heritage Site. Then, continue along a coastal route and visit Caulín beach, a place famous for its oysters and rich marine fauna. Later, go to Puñihuil beach, declared a National Heritage Site for its ecological relevance. Once on Puñihuil beach, hop on a boat to a small island where you'll find both Magellanic penguins and Humboldt penguins. This is the place where these two species make their nests, and they have coexisted together for generations. With your guide, learn about the way of life of these birds, the surroundings, and the abund...

  • From El Calafate: Torres del Paine 4x4 Full-Day Tour

    6. From El Calafate: Torres del Paine 4x4 Full-Day Tour

    Early in the morning a 4x4 off-road truck will pick you up at your hotel to start a 3-hour journey amidst the natural isolation which characterizes Patagonia, to get to the border of Chile The tour guide will assist travelers with customs documentation (no worries about the Spanish there). Enjoy a coffee at the café El Ovejero Patagónico, use the restrooms and buy some souvenirs if you’d like! Before entering the National Park, make a stop at the Sarmiento Lake panoramic viewpoint; get your first full view of the massive Paine landscape and its wild animals! Around midday, take a short walk along the coastline of Amarga Lagoon, reach Paine Fall and eat lunch outdoors while enjoying the views of Rio Paine and the Towers.  Once inside the National Park, make short stops at key viewpoints, and take a hike up the coastline of Lago Nordenskjold to get closer to the Horns. At the end of the...

    You travel in a big group - minus Pick up takes long And is late ( mine was late 30 min) - minus Steep Price- minus The scenery is incredible and you will have a time of your life

  • From Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Hike to Grey Glacier

    7. From Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Hike to Grey Glacier

    Get an early start with pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Natales around 6 am. Drive to Torres del Paine National Park for a day of trekking and exploration across impressive glacial landscapes accompanied by an experienced local guide. Cross Pehoé Lake in a boat to reach Paine Refuge where you’ll start the trek. After 3.5 hours of trekking, arrive at a viewpoint where you can look out over the colossal Grey Glacier emerging from the Southern Ice Field. Hike around a small lagoon and gaze at the icebergs floating off the shore of Grey Lake Beach. Continue your ascent over flat terrain dotted with lenga trees until reaching an altitude of 1,480 feet above sea level. Make a light 15-minute descent to reach Grey Refuge where the best view on the glacier awaits. Learn about the vegetation you encounter on the way. Return the same way to Paine Grande Refuge, sail across Lake Pehoé, a...

  • Cruce Andino: San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas

    8. Cruce Andino: San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas

    Depart from San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina and enjoy views of beautiful landscapes, natural landmarks, and spectacular lakes as you travel by boat and bus to Puerto Varas, Chile. The route you will travel has been used for more than 400 years by the native Huilliches and Mapuches.   Itinerary 8:00 AM - Travel overland from Bariloche to Pañuelo Port 10:00 AM - Sail from Pañuelo Port to Blest on Lake Nahuel Huapi 11:00 AM - Sail from Blest to Frías Port on Lake Frías 12:00 PM - Travel overland from Frías Port to Peulla 2:00 PM - Free time in Peulla for lunch 3:30 PM - Sail from Peulla to Petrohue on Lake Todos los Santos 5:30 PM - Travel overland from Petrohue to Puerto Varas 8:00 PM - Arrive in Puerto Varas

  • From Puerto Natales: Sierra Baguales Fossil Route Trek

    9. From Puerto Natales: Sierra Baguales Fossil Route Trek

    Trek through the wilderness of Patagonia on a full day guided excursion out into this magnificent landscape. After pickup from your hotel between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM, you’ll head to the mysterious Sierra Baguales mountain range. On arrival at the horse ranch, you’ll enjoy a welcome coffee and cookies as you learn about the origins of the ranch.   Start off on a short trek of a half hour to visit Laguna Irene, where you can observe and photograph the birds and surroundings. As you do this, you’ll talk with your guide about the process of colonization of Patagonia, the history of the first human occupation of this place, and the habits and social importance of Patagonia for its first population.   Then, head to your next trekking starting point. On this second hike, you’ll cover 12.5 kilometers of medium inclination. Take in views of the Baguales mountain range, where pumas, guanacos, an...

    The trip to Sierra Baguales was excellent, the whole crew was really super nice and took their time in explaining the history and geology of the place, especially regarding the fossils that are there in abundance, and some are old more than 60 million years, which is fascinating. Meanwhile, we saw a few significant birds, including the Condor, and the Black Swan, and also plants that are indigenous to the area, like the Yareta plant or the Calafate plant. We also saw some Guanacos, some were alive, and some were in skelleton form because the pumas ate them, so I got to see the place that is locally called the "Guanacos cemetary". I am so glad I did this tour, because the scenery is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, and it's really worth every penny since we hiked almost half a day, and enjoyed the scenery and nature along the way. The time passed so quickly because the guides were really funny and positive and we had such a laugh. All in all,I recommend it to be an absolute must.

  • Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica National Park Hike

    10. Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica National Park Hike

    Start your day traveling through incredible landscapes of nature and geological formations. Drive approximately 70 kilometers along the border with Argentina and crossing the beautiful area of Puesco. Arrive at the hike starting point at the Quillelhue Lagoon in Villarrica National Park. Trek for about four kilometers and pass by the Escondida and Huinfiuca lagoons. Continue towards Laguna Verde and after reaching about five kilometers, arrive at a slope and approach the skirts of the mythical Lanin Volcano. Be impressed by the 3,870 meters high peak and its glacier hat. Stop for a healthy lunch when it pleases you. Having crossed a mountainous Andean landscape and after visiting this last lagoon, return to the starting point of your hike. Heaed back to Pucon with a stop in the town of Curarrehue. While here, visit the Mapuche women's cooperative and see local, fair-trade crafts and ga...

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What people are saying about Patagonia, Chile

The trip to Sierra Baguales was excellent, the whole crew was really super nice and took their time in explaining the history and geology of the place, especially regarding the fossils that are there in abundance, and some are old more than 60 million years, which is fascinating. Meanwhile, we saw a few significant birds, including the Condor, and the Black Swan, and also plants that are indigenous to the area, like the Yareta plant or the Calafate plant. We also saw some Guanacos, some were alive, and some were in skelleton form because the pumas ate them, so I got to see the place that is locally called the "Guanacos cemetary". I am so glad I did this tour, because the scenery is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, and it's really worth every penny since we hiked almost half a day, and enjoyed the scenery and nature along the way. The time passed so quickly because the guides were really funny and positive and we had such a laugh. All in all,I recommend it to be an absolute must.

Great tour! The guides took perfect care of us and were able to provide countless facts, information and stories related to the region. They could answer all our questions - no matter if they were related to volcanoes, the current situation in Chile or the best empanadas in Pucón. The equipment was brand new and we felt completely safe during the trip. I was a little scared of the ice slides, but after helpful explanations by the guides, I could enjoy that part of the descent as well. Thanks to the guides and the good equipment, the whole trek was not that hard. The day before the tour, we had received an email with valuable tips.

A quasi local guide with reflected insight into the local situation of the population. Despite obviously good connections to the local organizers, there was no impression of the biting. Guide was very knowledgeable. Well-coordinated team of driver and guide (photo stops etc.). Generally recommended and worth the money.

We enjoyed Torres del Paine Full Day Tour, made by tour operator W Circuit Patagonia, the 20th.feb. It was a amazing excursion. The guide Mirco gave us a lot of information about country, about Torres.... We stopped at varius sections and had some short treks.

In the end we went to the agency and changed the excursion to the trekking to Torres del Paine, which had been recommended and we loved it!