Trekking Patagonia


Trekking Patagonia


8 Days / 7 Nights

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Chile is one of the most extraordinary countries in the world with its unique geographical coastline and long slender shape. Stretching more than 4000 kilometres along the Pacific Ocean, this country's geographical diversity, topography and natural habitats is unparalleled. The high altiplano and The Atacama desert in the north, the fertile Central Valley, Patagonia's extraordinary wild beauty , Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south and the mysterious Easter Island in the South Pacific.  All come together for an incredibly diverse experience best experienced up close and personal, by trekking it!  

Special features of our Trekking Patagonia Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Off the beaten track, Adventure, Cultural, Remote, trekking.

Places to Visit:  Santiago, Valparaiso, Puerto Natales.

Duration:  8 Days and 7 Nights.  

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation: The hotels and lodges have been carefully chosen for this route and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


On arrival at the airport, you will be met by your English speaking guide who will take you to the hotel in the centre. The cosmopolitan   capital of Chile can be found at the foothills of the Andes so wherever you are in Santiago, the snow-capped Andes rise above   you, offering spectacular   sunsets which turn the snow pink! The city consists of its historical city centre as well as its impressive modern districts. The rest of the day is some free time to explore the city. We recommend heading to Santiago's famous Lastarria area fo...

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    Valparaíso is a port on Chile’s coast. It's known for its cable cars heading up the steep slopes and its colourful houses on the hilltops. We will visit  La Sebastiana, the quirky former residence of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, which is now a museum offering spectacular views over The Pacific Ocean.  Many European immigrants left their mark on the city’s architecture and cultural institutions, many of which can be found around the central Plaza. 

      After breakfast, your guide will collect you to go to the airport for the flight to Puerto Natales, down in Patagonia. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the afternoon. We will have a detailed briefing of our trip to the Torres del Paine National Park, where you will receive your map and entrance ticket.

        Today, we start at 6:30 am to take the bus to Torres del Paine National Park. We will depart to one of the park's main viewing points, The Las Torres Base Lookout Point. After the ascent, with impressive views over the park, we will descend once more you will return to the Central Sector to have dinner and rest for the evening. 

          Today we will trek 13, 5 km on a moderate trail to The Francés Sector, along the shore of Nordenskjöld Lake, Almirante Nieto Hill, and the striking Cuernos del Paine. Throughout the hike, we will enjoy spectacular views of Los Cuernos, hanging glaciers, lakes, and the abundant local flora and fauna, native to the National Park. After dinner, we will spend the night the Cuernos or Francés Sector.  

            Today’s hike is more difficult and longer at 17, 5 km. We will also climb slightly higher in elevation, reaching a 762-metre elevation.  We will begin with one of the main attractions of the route, the Francés Valley. We begin with a short hike to the Italiano Campsite. From here, we will start to climb through the woods for approximately 2 km, up the Francés River Valley. From The Francés Lookout Point, we can appreciate some of the most breathtaking views on the hike, the view over the valley framed ...

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              Today is a 19 km trek to the Pehoé Lake, which offers one of the most unforgettable vistas of the park, the magnificent Grey Glacier. The trail goes around the Paine Grande Hill, the highest peak in the mountain range at 3,050 metres elevation, with incredible views of its hanging glaciers. Walking through the forests of Antarctic Beech (ñirre), Dombey's beech (coigüe), and Chilean Firebush (notro), we will reach the first lookout point over Grey Lake, where we can see the floating pieces of ice from the glacier. A...

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                Today is our final day and our driver will take you to the Puerto Natales airport for your onward flight, to your next exciting destination! 


                  WHAT'S INCLUDED

                  • Hotels in the cities
                  • Torres del Paine National Park entrances fees.
                  • Regular bus. Transportation from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine and back.
                  • Catamaran, Departure to Paine Grande (Pehoé Lake)
                  • 3 nights campsite (1 night of lodging at the Central Sector, and 2 nights at the Cuernos or Francés sector.
                  • Campsite includes tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and liner.
                  • All meals on the treks : Breakfast, lunch (Box lunch) and dinner. Box lunch on return day to Puerto Natales.
                  • A 20% discount in the spa and 20% discount for the Patagonian barbecue at Hotel Las Torres.
                  • Welcome kit: includes sleeping-bag liner, microfiber towels, water bottle (stainless steel), a map and a journal notebook. This kit will be given once you take your programme voucher at Fantástico Sur’s office in Puerto Natales.
                  • Hikes: LasTorres Base, LosCuernos, Francés Valley and Grey Glacier lookout point.

                  WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                  • Guide.
                  • Any service or meals not specified in the programme.
                  • Additional activities.
                  • Health insurance.
                  • Tips and Gratuities.
                  • Drinks.

                  Trip Preparation & FAQS

                  We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                  As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                  We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                  Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                  VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                  Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                  Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                  We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                  We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                  We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                  The official currency of Chile is the Chilean peso (CLP). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                  Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                  As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, that is why we carry out the following activities to generate a fair and sustainable development in our areas of operation:  We have permanent training programs for our Guides and drivers. Promote all types of training from the government among our staff and always contract guides and trabsports who are born and raised in their cities. We also promote those hotels whom are more committed to the environment and who’s strategy is based in sustainability.

                  Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                  Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                  The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                  This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                  For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: +569 9345 3447

                  At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. A few example of our sustainable projects: Programs with Observation of Pumas in Torres del Paine, Collaboration with Ecocamp (with dozens of sustainability awards), We work with Hotels (Example: Explora) that actively participate in preserving Patagonia Park (Tompkins), Visits to the Hummingbird Sanctuary that tries to preserve the Arica hummingbird in danger of extinction, Whale Watching in the Humboldt Pinguinos Reserve and in Patagonia, visits to organic vineyards. 

                  All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: +569 9345 3447. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                  This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                  This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                  The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                  For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                  In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                  In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                  It depends on each itinerary, please contact your sales representative to give you the specific altitude information of your itinerary.

                  We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. At various points on your trip there will be places where you can buy water.

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