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Guided Walking and Sightseeing
Worldwide Holidays

 Passage to Patagonia     
 CHILE & ARGENTINA

Glorious lakes, coastal fjords and Andean peaks form the backdrop for our programme  of outstanding walks through the extraordinary Patagonian landscape.                

2017  Dates:    Feb 23Oct 26,  Nov 23 - 14 nights

Price:      5179 GBP per person for 14 nights based on double occupancy without airfare. 
Supplement
 for a single room 950 GBP.

Guided Walks: Part-day walks  cover up to 4 miles, whilst full walking days offer a choice of walks between 8 and 13 miles including harder options such as the Torres del Paine (3,700 ft of ascent and Cerro Fitz Roy (2,296.00 ft) lookouts.  Paths are generally well marked but there will be some rough terrain.  

Included: 14 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms and include Breakfast, Lunch &  Dinner except 3 lunches.  All internal flights.  Services of local guides and an HF Holidays' leader.  Walks, sightseeing, entrance fees and travel by air-conditioned coach. 

Hotels:  Modern city centre hotels in Buenos Aires and Santiago. In Patagonia we stay in comfortable lodges located in the heart of the national parks, including 3 nights at Hosteria La Torres in the Torres del Paine National Park.
Itinerary:
 

Day: 1  Depart from home overnight (flight not included)

 

Days 2 - 3: Arrive Santiago - 2 nights
Arrive in Santiago (2 nights) to tour the historical city, walk in the nearby La Campana National Park and enjoy  dinner at Meson Nerudiano.

Day 4: Punta Arenas - 1 night
Fly south into Patagonia to Punta Arenas (1 night) with a walking  tour of this pioneer town.

Days 5 - 8: Torres del Paine National Park - 4 nights
Visit Otway Sound penguin colony and Puerto Natales and journey into the breathtaking Torres Del Paine National Park (4 nights) with its soaring granite peaks, lakes and glaciers.  Walks include a classic trek to the Torres del Paine lookout, a hike to view the impressive Grey Glacier and a catamaran crossing of Lake Pehoe for a superb walk in the Valle de Frances.  Easier alternatives such as shoreline walks beside Lake Nordenskjold, with fantastic views of the Paine towers, are available on most days. 

Days 9 - 10: El Calafate - 2 nights
We cross the border and after lunch at a typical Argentinian estancia, continue to El Calafate (2 nights) .  We visit the might Moreno Glacier, with its amazing blue colours, 80 metre high walls and the ever present sounds of the creaks and groans of the advancing ice. We can take the option of a boat cruise on the turquoise blue lake next to the glacier, or to walk on the glacier itself.

Days 11 - 13:  - 3 nights
Drive across the plains to El Chalten (3 nights). Close to the soaring peaks of the Fitzroy ranges and the ancient Patagonian ice fields, this is a mecca for walkers, trekkers and climbers.  We hike the route to Cerro Torre and the stunning Fitzroy viewpoint at Laguna de Los Tres and take a boat trip and walk at the Lago del Desierto.

Day 14 - 15: Buenos Aires - 2 nights
Drive back to Calafate and fly to Buenos Aires (2 nights) where we walk through the vibrant and sensual capital and perhaps enjoy an optional tango show with dinner.

Day 16: Departure for home
Day at leisure before flight home.


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