-Patagonia Glaciar Sur-
18 DEC 2008 - 4 JAN 2009


•  15 days
•  December-February
•  Chile and Argentina
• Rolling hostel (70%) - Hostels (30%)
•  Good physical condition - adventurous spirit - open mind - camping experience advisable


1. Santiago
2. PN Torres del Paine

Beyond the Carretera Austral, cut off by the Campo de Hielo Sur (Southern Ice Field) lies Southern Patagonia, a country of unspoiled wilderness and solitude: bleak windswept plains, great mountain ranges and immense glaciers.
Day 2-5 In Chile we visit the fantastic granite towers of the Torres del Paine (Chile) mountain range (entrance town: Puerto Natales), Chile's most important touristic destination and a paradise for climbers and hikers.
Day 6-7 In Argentina, just across the Chilean border, our rolling transport along the legendary Ruta 40 offers breath taking views upon hurds of guanacos (lama species) and ñandus (ostrich species). Along this Ruta 40 two of the top attractions of Argentinean South Patagonia are located. See gigantic icebergs falling off the 5km long and 60m high cracking glacier Perito Moreno near El Calafate.
Day 8-10 Also located along the Ruta 40 in Argentina we walk in the amazing Fitz Roy mountain range (entrance town: El Chalten).
Day 11-12 In National Park Monte Leon we visit a pinguin colony.
Day 13-14We drive to Punta Arenas and explore the Reserva Nacional Magellanes.
Day 15
We fly back to the cosmopolitic city of Santiago de Chile.

3. PN Torres del Paine
4. PN Torres del Paine
5. PN Torres del Paine
6. El Calafate
7. El Calafate
8. PN Los Glaciares (El Chalten)
9. PN Los Glaciares (El Chalten)
10. PN Los Glaciares (El Chalten)
11. PN Monte Leon  
12. PN Monte Leon - Rio Gallegos
13. Punta Arenas - RN Magellanes
14. Punta Arenas
15. Santiago

PN: National Park | RN: National Reserve |: Hostel | :
Rolling Hostel
: Chile | : Argentina

National flights:
- day 1: flight Santiago-Punta Arenas
- day 15: flight Punta Arenas--Santiago

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Walks through windswept plains, virgin forests, and great mountain ranges; along glacial mountain lakes, immense waterfalls, and glaciers  
Lots of (local) music and dancing
Asados (barbecues) and campfires
  Optional activities (with indication of local prices, payment in pesos chilenos or argentinos):
Boat trips:  
  - in PN Torres del Paine on Lago Grey (25 EUR) day 5
  - with Upsala Explorer to Glaciar Upsala nearby El Calafate (135 EUR) day 7
Visit to Cueva del Milodon (5 EUR) day 2

Glaciar walk on Glaciar Grey (100 EUR)

day 5
Horse riding (25 EURO) day 4
Multiple day (2 days) walk with sleeping in tents: PN Los Glaciares (Fitz Roy mountain range) (no extra payment) day 9-10
  Entrance fees (with indication of local prices, payment in pesos chilenos or argentinos):
Perito Moreno gletsjer nearby El Calafate (10 EUR) day 6
Pinguin colony in PN Monte Leon (10 EUR) day 11-12  
PN Torres del Paine (25 EUR) day 2-5  

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