Rating in Chile
$ 6044

Atacama and Patagonia hiking holiday

Multi
Multi
min $ 6044
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Santiago, Atacama Region, Torres del Paine National Park
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 6044
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  • Itinerary

Description

Highlights

Santiago | Atacama Desert | San Pedro de Atacama| Walk in High Andes | Salt Mountains | Volcano walk | Tatio Geysers | Torres del Paine National Park | Ecolodge Patagonia | Options to hike, bike or kayak in Torres del Paine NP | Mirador Ferrier | Glacier Grey | Lago Toro peninsula | Iconic hike to base of Torres | Laguna Bonita | Lago Toro | Punta Arenas

Description of Atacama and Patagonia hiking holiday

Get off the beaten track in the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine National Park.

Climb an active volcano, cycle through salt flats and soak in hot springs.

Head into Torres del Paine National Park to hike the most iconic trails, or explore quieter corners.

Explore the fantastic, contrasting landscapes of the Atacama Desert and Patagonia: in depth, on foot.

Spend as much time as possible in the open air of the Atacama, seeing the people, wildlife and scenery with the help of your expert guide.

Sleep in comfortable 'yurts' in Paine, set in a private reserve just outside the park. Enjoy a hot meal and a warm bed at the end of each day.
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Itinerary

Day 1:Fly to Chile (NB international flights are not included).
Day 2:Arrive in Chile. On arrival you will be transferred to your comfortable hotel. Explore some of Santiago later with our local advice and tips.
Day 3:Sunset in the Atacama. Early morning flight to the Atacama Desert, with time to relax in your boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. Late afternoon drive and walk via a sand dune, salt flats and a gorge for sunset in the desert. (B)
Day 4:Bike ride to lagoons. Morning bike ride across salt flats to a number of lagoons, where you can take a swim before driving back. Ride up to 20km, 3hrs, almost flat. (B)
Day 5:Day walking in the Andes. Full day walking on old Inca roads from the high Andes down to the Salt Mountains. Walk 18km, 5hrs, down 1,000m. (B,L)
Day 6:Volcano walk to summit. After several days of being active at altitude, today’s walk takes you high to the summit of a dormant volcano. Walk 6km, 3hrs, up 420m, down 420m. Afternoon to relax. (B)
Day 7:Fly south. Very early start to visit the Tatio Geysers, the world's highest geothermal field. Stop at hot springs for a dip on the return to San Pedro. Later you fly back down to Santiago and stay overnight. (B)
Day 8:South to Patagonia. Fly south along the spectacular spine of the Andes to Punta Arenas, where your lodge guide meets you. You are driven north around 5 hours to your beautiful ecolodge, set just to the south of the Torres del Paine Park on a private reserve. (B,D)
Day 9:Torres del Paine. Choose your excursion from a daily menu of varied options, from gentle walks to full day hikes, bike rides to kayaking. The following is a suggestion of how you might spend your days, but you're free to structure this as you please. Head into the Torres del Paine National Park today to hike up to Mirador Ferrier and then down to Glacier Grey. On a clear day, there is no more spectacular introduction to this most emblematic and beautiful mountain range. (B,L,D)
Day 10:Torres del Paine. Walk across the Lago Toro peninsula through the beautiful old-growth forests of the lodge’s private reserve and back on foot to the camp. One of the striking features of Torres del Paine is how few trees there are. Your ecolodge is privileged to be set inside its own beautiful forest. (B,L,D)
Day 11:Torres del Paine. Hike to the base of the famous Torres ('towers') , the most iconic hike in the entire national park. If you have the energy and the weather is set fine, the hike to the base of the towers is the most emblematic in the park, in Chile for that matter. Set off early to hike up to the distinctive mile- high granite towers. (B,L,D)
Day 12:Torres del Paine. Walk from the Camp through young forest to a lovely waterfall which cascades down across the rocks and into the lake. Once back at the camp, you might like to take to the waters of Laguna Bonita or Lago Toro for a paddle. If the winds are low and the weather is right, there are few places in the world you would rather be in a kayak. (B,L,D)
Day 13:Travel north. Drive back to Punta Arenas to fly to Santiago. A long travel day, but with beautiful scenery, so sit back and enjoy. (B)
Day 14:Depart Chile. Morning free to explore Santiago before transferring to the airport for your flight home (flight times may vary). (B)
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Responsible Travel
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