Pre & Post Tours

Chile Austral

Spirit of Patagonia

4 Days – 3 Nights

DAY 1: PUNTA ARENAS – PUERTO NATALES – ESTANCIA PUERTO CONSUELO

Upon arrival at the Punta Arenas airport our transfer will be waiting to take us to the  city of Puerto Natales. During the drive we will start to feel the immenseness of this rugged land, tucked far away in Chilean Patagonia. Just of North of Puerto Natales, located on the Bay of Last Hope, we will stop to visit the Estancia Puerto Consuelo. There we will tour the grounds where we will be able to witness farm life first hand. In addition we will enjoy a delicious ‘asado al palo’ (typical lamb barbeque) at the “Quincho Fiordo Eberhard”. After this great excursion, we will be transported back to Puerto Natales.

DAY 2: NAVIGATION TO TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast we will be taken to the pier to board a small ship and navigate the Última Esperanza Bay. We will enjoy the spectacular scenery of the mountains, native forests and the Balmaceda Glacier. As the boat approaches Monte Balmaceda we may possibly spot seals, cormorants and condors. Once we arrive we will have time to go on a short hike to the imposing Río Serrano Glacier and its lagoon. After lunch the trip continues for approximately 1 hour upstream the Río Serrano aboard a modern and safe zodiac boat. We will approach the Torres del Paine National Park where we will enjoy the spectacular views of the Southern Ice Field and the Paine Mountain Range. We will then disembark the zodiac boat for a short walk past the Victoria Waterfalls and embark on a second zodiac to the entrance of Torres del Paine.

DAY 3: TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

We will have the entire day to explore the imposing Torres del Paine National Park. We will visit the Pehoe, Nordenskjold and Sarmiento lakes and also the Salto Grande Waterfalls, all offering beautiful views of the Paine Mountain Range and Torres del Paine.

DAY 4: PAINE NATIONAL PARK – PUNTA ARENAS

After breakfast we will depart for Punta Arenas airport with intermediate scenic stops. Lunch will be served at a restaurant on route.

Includes:

  • 3 overnights with breakfast (Hotels IF Patagonia and Rio Serrano)
  • Meals according itinerary.
  • Regular transfers and excursions with English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees.

Important Notes

  • All tours are with English speaking guide assistance.
  • Pre-booking is necessary for all tours to secure the services.
  • The tours are private only for the Astrobiology 2017 participants.
  • The tour price does not include personal insurance so we highly recommend you to take your own insurance before your departure.
  • For further detail contact registration@astrobiology2017.org.
  • For Pre, Post and Full Day tours, reservations must be made directly in contact with the Registration Team and Pro Tours agent through registration@astrobiology2017.org. Half Day tours can be booked through the registration platform.
  • Tours and transfers offered are provided by selected travel agencies. Each agency is exclusively responsible for the services they provide. The organization will contact each registered tour participant in case of changes in the schedule.