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Chile & Argentina Patagonia to the Sea Hiking & Cruise

Best of Patagonia from Torres del Paine to Cape Horn

 

Nature really outdoes herself in this corner of the world: golden pampas beneath a boundless sky, forests of gnarled trees, towering fjords and glaciers forgotten by the last ice age. Patagonia's beauty is staggering, and we've crafted the perfect itinerary to show you the very best of it. On this 13-day exploration, you'll see where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans merge on a cruise through the fjords and inlets of Patagonia, trek through Torres del Paine, and see the renowned Perito Moreno Glacier for the ultimate Patagonia experience. All in one MT Sobek exclusive adventure!

  • Enjoy rare access to remote Chilean fjords and mythical Cape Horn

  • Hike in stunning Torres del Paine National Park, with its sky-piercing rock spires

  • Witness blocks of ice calving from the famed Perito Moreno Glacier

Arrive:

Punta Arenas, Chile

Depart:

Punta Arenas, Chile

Duration:

13 Days

Activity Level:

3

Departures:

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Price: from $10,595

  • Arrive in Punta Arenas

    Day 1

    Arrive at the airport in Punta Arenas, Chile, and meet your group leader to transfer to the hotel. In the early evening, gather with the group for a briefing on the adventure ahead.

    Accommodation: La Yegua Loca

    Discover an authentic Patagonian experience at the La Yegua Loca boutique hotel. Built in 1929, this English house was rehabilitated by its owner's passion to commemorate the pioneers and ranchers in Chilean Patagonia. All 8 rooms in this intimate hotel are adorned with antiques and a touch of history that will transport guests back in time.

    Meals: Dinner

  • Scenic Drive to Torres del Paine National Park

    Day 2

    After breakfast, travel across the Patagonian plains to the quiet fishing town of Puerto Natales on the shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Sound). Stretch your legs and have lunch before continuing on to Torres del Paine National Park and glimpsing your first spectacular views of the Paine Massif (weather permitting). After settling in, observe the ever-changing massif from your hotel window.

    Accommodation: Rio Serrano Hotel & Spa

    The Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa is located in the heart of Patagonia on the banks of the Serrano River, just on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park. From its elegant lobby to its 95 well-appointed rooms, the hotel exudes comfort and charm — and is a perfect choice for adventurers seeking pure relaxation. The hotel's spa includes a pool, sauna, gym and massage room, and has magnificent views of the Paine Massif.

    Transportation: 5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Get a Close-up View of the Grey Glacier

    Day 3

    Over the next few days, hike among the ice-clad peaks and granite needles of the Torres del Paine (10,000') and see 3,000 feet of near-vertical granite rising from rolling grasslands and beautiful lakes. Today we'll explore the western side of the park on a trail that follows the Pingo River. We'll look for the rare Andean Deer, and take a boat to get up close to the impressive Grey Glacier with its fantastic blue ice-spires in all kinds of different shapes.

    Accommodation: Rio Serrano Hotel & Spa

    The Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa is located in the heart of Patagonia on the banks of the Serrano River, just on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park. From its elegant lobby to its 95 well-appointed rooms, the hotel exudes comfort and charm — and is a perfect choice for adventurers seeking pure relaxation. The hotel's spa includes a pool, sauna, gym and massage room, and has magnificent views of the Paine Massif.

    Activity: 3 hours/5 miles with 300' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore Majestic Torres del Paine

    Day 4

    Your Torres del Paine hiking adventure continues. Set out on an adventure that might include a short walk to see the Salto Grande waterfall, beautifully located in front of the Horns (Los Cuernos) of Paine; and a hike on a nature trail to watch llama-like guanacos and view cave paintings drawn by the original inhabitants.

    Accommodation: Estancia Cerro Guido

    A working ranch in a beautiful setting, Estancia Cerro Guido has comfortable rooms in a ranch-style house, featuring tasteful décor and private bathrooms with bath tubs. Daily breakfast is included, and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Explore the garden and grounds, relax in front of the fireplace in the library, and enjoy authentic local delicacies at Kaw restaurant.

    Activity: 2 hours/3 miles with 100' elevation gain & 3 hours/4 miles with 100' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Last Day in Torres del Paine National Park

    Day 5

    Take advantage of your final day in the park with another spectacular hike. National Geographic named Torres del Paine one of the most beautiful places in the world, and by day three you'll have gotten to enjoy some of the best scenery in the park. There will be the option to enjoy an 8-10 hour strenuous hike to the base of Las Torres, the famous towers of Paine, or a more leisurely stroll near the Laguna Azul.

    Accommodation: Estancia Cerro Guido

    A working ranch in a beautiful setting, Estancia Cerro Guido has comfortable rooms in a ranch-style house, featuring tasteful décor and private bathrooms with bath tubs. Daily breakfast is included, and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Explore the garden and grounds, relax in front of the fireplace in the library, and enjoy authentic local delicacies at Kaw restaurant.

    Activity: 9 hours/11.5 miles hiking with 2,500' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Travel to El Calafate, Argentina

    Day 6

    Say goodbye to Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and drive across the border into Argentina. Proceed over the flat grassland steppes to the town of El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. Dinner is on your own tonight; enjoy some downtime or make plans with other members of your group.

    Accommodation: Hotel Posada Los Alamos-El Calafate

    Posada Los Alamos is a grand red-bricked hotel, surrounded by soaring poplar trees, in the heart of El Calafate. It's 144 comfortable rooms, with either garden or mountain views, are pleasantly furnished and come with modern amenities. Choose to unwind with a game of golf or a treatment at the hotel's Humus Spa, and enjoy dinner at La Posta restaurant.

    Transportation: 7-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Marvel at the Perito Moreno Glacier

    Day 7

    Enjoy a full-day excursion to Los Glaciares National Park to see the renowned Perito Moreno Glacier. At this very active glacier, a 200'-high headwall continually calves massive blocks of ice into the lake with a thunderous roar - an awesome spectacle of nature's power at work. Hiking options are available, depending on the weather: admire the amazing glacier from different viewpoints on a 2-mile footbridge walk.

    Accommodation: Hotel Posada Los Alamos-El Calafate

    Posada Los Alamos is a grand red-bricked hotel, surrounded by soaring poplar trees, in the heart of El Calafate. It's 144 comfortable rooms, with either garden or mountain views, are pleasantly furnished and come with modern amenities. Choose to unwind with a game of golf or a treatment at the hotel's Humus Spa, and enjoy dinner at La Posta restaurant.

    Activity: 2-3 hours/2 miles walking

    Transportation: 4-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Fly to Ushuaia

    Day 8

    Board a plane to Ushuaia, Argentina, a small but bustling town dramatically located at the base of snowcapped mountains. After checking in to your hotel, hike in nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park. The park is known for its rich plant species and abundant birdlife, including cormorants, grebes, steamer ducks, and kelp geese. You might even spot one of the less-common Andean condors or black-browed albatross.

    Accommodation: Hotel Alto Andino

    The boutique-style Alto Andino is perfectly located between the imposing peaks of the Andes and the open waters of the Beagle Channel. Its 18 comfortable rooms are stylishly decorated and are well-appointed with modern amenities, including TV, Wi-Fi and more. The hotel's Bar Mirador has a panoramic terrace with incredible 360-degree views of the city.

    Activity: 2 hours/3 miles hiking with 100' elevation gain

    Transportation: 1.5-hour flight transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Board the Ventus Australis

    Day 9

    Take a morning hike in Tierra del Fuego before transferring to the port to board your boat, the 210-passenger Ventus Australis. After enjoying a welcome cocktail, begin the cruise portion of your trip as you depart for the Strait of Magellan.

    Accommodation: M/V Ventus Australis

    The Ventus Australis is a new 210-passenger expedition vessel, tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America. All aspects of the ship are designed for the extreme maneuverability needed to navigate narrow fjords and channels where no other cruise ships can venture. Like her sister ship, Stella Australis, she features gourmet dining with an all-inclusive bar, three lounges, an open top deck, and spacious light-filled cabins.

    Activity: 4 hours/5 miles with 100' elevation gain

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

    Day 10

    Cruise across Nassau Bay into the remote archipelago that includes Cape Horn National Park. Go ashore (conditions permitting) and discover the windswept island overlooked by the rocky promontory. Sail back across to the fabled Wulaia Bay, an area renowned for its mesmerizing beauty and dramatic geography. Visit a museum in the old radio station, and stroll through an enchanted Magellan forest to reach a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the bay.

    Accommodation: M/V Ventus Australis

    The Ventus Australis is a new 210-passenger expedition vessel, tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America. All aspects of the ship are designed for the extreme maneuverability needed to navigate narrow fjords and channels where no other cruise ships can venture. Like her sister ship, Stella Australis, she features gourmet dining with an all-inclusive bar, three lounges, an open top deck, and spacious light-filled cabins.

    Activity: Cruising and hiking options

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Pia Glacier & Garibaldi Glacier

    Day 11

    Sail to the Avenue of the Glaciers in Alberto de Agostini National Park. Enter a narrow fjord then board a Zodiac for Pia Glacier. Take a short hike for a panoramic view, or a longer, much more difficult walk up a lateral moraine. Later, take another shore excursion at Garibaldi Glacier, where you'll hike through virgin Magellanic forest to a glacial waterfall and get a spectacular, birds-eye view of the glacier and fjord below. The walk is demanding and not for everyone; those who choose to stay onboard can enjoy the panoramic view from the upper decks.

    Accommodation: M/V Ventus Australis

    The Ventus Australis is a new 210-passenger expedition vessel, tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America. All aspects of the ship are designed for the extreme maneuverability needed to navigate narrow fjords and channels where no other cruise ships can venture. Like her sister ship, Stella Australis, she features gourmet dining with an all-inclusive bar, three lounges, an open top deck, and spacious light-filled cabins.

    Activity: Cruising and hiking options

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Agostini Sound to Águila Glacier & Cóndor Glacier

    Day 12

    Early in the morning, sail through the Cockburn Channel and enter Agostini Sound, taking in the glaciers that descend from the middle of the Darwin Mountain Range. Disembark and go for an easy walk around a lagoon to a prime viewing area right in front of the glacier and take in the stunning views. In the afternoon, approach the Condor Glacier via Zodiac and look for some of the abundant Andean Condors in the area.

    Accommodation: M/V Ventus Australis

    The Ventus Australis is a new 210-passenger expedition vessel, tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America. All aspects of the ship are designed for the extreme maneuverability needed to navigate narrow fjords and channels where no other cruise ships can venture. Like her sister ship, Stella Australis, she features gourmet dining with an all-inclusive bar, three lounges, an open top deck, and spacious light-filled cabins.

    Activity: Cruising and hiking options

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Magdalena Island & Punta Arenas

    Day 13

    After an overnight cruise, go ashore at Magdalena Island at the break of dawn (weather permitting) and see an immense colony of Magellanic penguins that makes their home there. Hike a path that leads through thousands of penguins to a small museum lodged inside a vintage 1902 lighthouse. (In April and September when the penguins dwell elsewhere, substitute a Zodiac excursion to observe South American sea lions.) After a short sail south, disembark around 11:30am at Punta Arenas, where our trip ends.

    Accommodation:

    Meals: Breakfast

Chile & Argentina Patagonia to the Sea Hiking & Cruise

Detailed Itinerary

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has crafted the ultimate itinerary to include the very best of Patagonia, including stops in both Chile and Argentina.

Reason #02

We'll take you on the only cruise ship allowed to sail where the Atlantic and Pacific meet.

Reason #03

Reap the benefits of our 40+ years of experience in Patagonia with top-notch, expert guides leading the way.

Meet your guides

Andre Labarca

Andre Labarca

André fell in love with Patagonia at first sight and has made it his home for the last 10 years. He has participated in more than ten mountain expeditions in the region, accomplishing many first ascents, including the summits of the North and South Towers of the Torres del Paine. André has a great interest in the development of sustainable tourism and is always looking for other regions to explore within Patagonia. André's love for nature and respect for the mountains is infectious to all who travel with him.

Activities

A flexible hiking schedule that is tailored to the group's preferences and abilities, plus an amazing cruise through Patagonian waterways.

Lodging

Stay in both simple, remote lodging and upscale hotels, as well as four nights aboard the Ventus Australis.

Climate

Expect extreme weather conditions that can change from one moment to the other. Be prepared for everything, especially strong winds and sun.

FAQ

Are there hair dryers at the hotels and on the cruise?

Yes, you will be provided with a hair dryer.

Will we set foot on Cape Horn?

The captain will do all in his power to let your dream come true, but the weather conditions may prevent safe landing.

Will we have internet throughout the trip?

You will have Wi-Fi in the hotels in Torres del Paine, but not on trails or on board the cruise.

What will I have to carry in my daypack?

On a typical day out you will have to carry your own layers, camera, sunblock, glasses, water and a packed lunch.

Will I get bored on the cruise ship?

There are several activities planned for the trip, but weather may prevent scheduled landings. There will be inspirational movies and lectures throughout the trip, and amazing scenery to watch, but bring a good book just in case.

Are penguins seen throughout the season?

Penguins are normally seen from early October through early April before they migrate to the north.

  • 2021
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2021

Scheduled Dates

  • Oct 19 - 31, 2021
    $9,995 Price per person
    Available
  • There are currently no scheduled departures for 2021

Additional costs

  • $400 Internal Airfare
  • $2,700 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival day airport transfers

Price does not include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Dinner on Days 6 and 7
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer
  • Optional travel protection

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Additional costs

  • $400 Internal Airfare
  • $2,700 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival day airport transfers

Price does not include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Dinner on Days 6 and 7
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer
  • Optional travel protection

Contact An Expert

1.888.831.7526

Need help picking your next adventure? Call us to answer your questions.

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