Santiago, Southern Patagonia, El Calafate (6n/7d)

The Perito Merino Glacier is a fantastic sight in El Calafate

The Perito Merino Glacier is a fantastic sight in El Calafate

Day 1 Santiago
Transfer from the airport to the hotel of your choice. During the morning half day city tour of Santiago, a panoramic tour visiting the main attractions of the capital, where you will appreciate the contrast between the city’s rich history and its modern and imposing buildings.   We will see the Goverment Palace, the Main Square “Plaza de Armas”, Santa Lucia Hill, the Metropolitan Park and the exclusive residential areas of Vitactura and Las Condes. Rest of the day at leisure for personal activities  Lodging.

Day 2 Santiago – Punta Arenas –Puerto Natales
Breakfast. At time to be advised, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take flight to Punta Arenas.  (Daily flights, 4 hours).  On arrival to the airport transfer to Punta Arenas Bus terminal  to leave on a public bus to Puerto Natales.  (249 km, 3 hours).  Transfer from Puerto Natales Bus terminal  to the hotel of your choice.  Lodging.

Day 3 Puerto Natales – Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers
Breakfast served in the restaurant of the hotel.  At 8 o’clock, it is boarding time at Puerto Natales pier for a full day sailing towards the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers.  At approximately 4:30, return to the pier.  Lodging ** Daily Navigation during the months of September through March.  From April to September, sailing is only on Sundays and depending on weather conditions.

Day 4 Puerto Natales –Torres del  Paine National Park
Breakfast served in the restaurant of the hotel.  In the morning, departure from the hotel, for a full day tour of the Torres del Paine National Park.  Lunch is not included.  In the evening, return to the hotel.  Lodging.

Day 5 Puerto Natales – El Calafate
Breakfast served in the restaurant of the hotel.  In the morning, transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal  to take a regular service bus to El Calafate (Argentina, 5 hours approx). Transfer from Bus Station to the hotel of your choice.  Lodging.

Day 6 El Calafate – Perito Moreno Glacier
Breakfast.  Full day tour of Perito Moreno glacier.  Bordering the South border of the Argentine lake, we arrive to the National Park of Glaciers, crossing Magellan’s Penninsula, to arrive at the Perito Moreno glacier.  From the footbridges, the landslides of the glacier can be observed before embarking to approach the wall of the glacier and admire this World’s Heritage monument *. The tour does not include lunch. The return to the hotel Lodging.

Day 7 El Calafate
Breakfast. At time to be advised, transfer from the hotel to the airport.

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