4 Nights in Vina del Mar and 3 nights in Santiago
30 Nov - Arrival day!
01 Dec - Package Pickup and Taking it Easy!
02 Dec - Race Day! Group Dinner and Celebration!
03 Dec - Beach and Rest Day & Pack for Santiago
04 Dec - Tour Valparaiso and 2 Wineries Before Arriving in Santiago!
05 Dec - Optional Included Day Hike in the Andes
06 Dec - Optional Included Santiago City Walking Tour
07 Dec - Depart for Home, OR, Stay Longer and Enjoy Patagonia!!!
Add-on Tour to Patagonia
Patagonia Itinerary: 6 days and 5 nights in beautiful Patagonia!
Upon arrival at the Punta Arenas Airport, you will take the bus from the airport to Puerto Natales. Your guide will meet you at the bus station upon arrival in Puerto Natales, Transfer to hotel. Lodging in Puerto Natales at hotel, dinner and meeting to discuss trip program. (lunch or breakfast this day not included)
09 Dec - Day 2
Transfer by bus to Torres del Paine National Park. Bus will pick you up outside the airport and tickets are included. This is a two hour journey crossing the pampa Patagonica. Arrival at Torres del Paine. We will begin trekking to the Ascencio Valley where from above you see the river (of the same name) running wildly past refugio Chileno where we will be spending our 1st night. After a quick stop here we will continue through a forest of the native Lenga (Beech) trees until reaching the glacial moraine. From here it’s a 1 hour trek to the top where the towers appear from nowhere! This trek is spectacular where you get to view the 3 pink granite towers with its glacial lake below that made the park famous. (6 hours round trip, 16 KM ). Lodging & dinner refugio Chileno.
10 Dec - Day 3
Today we will trek along Lake Nordenskjold (named after the Swedish geologist who’s studies formed an important contribution to world glacial geology) and below the hanging glaciers of Mount Almirante Nieto, where we will reach the base of Los Cuernos (5 hours, 11 km). Lodging and dinner at refugio Los Cuernos.
11 Dec - Day 4
Trek to the French Valley. This valley, the most beautiful in the park and one of the most unique in the world. Its surrounded by hanging glaciers (where you can see & hear the ice calving off) an amphitheater of granite walls and spires. There are amazing views throughout this trek and the further you trek into the valley the better they become! On the return journey you will notice the extraordinary turquoise colour of Lake Pehoe (hidden lake in the Tehuelche Indian language). The trekking is 6-8 hrs depending on how far into the valley you go with a total of 24 km. Lodging and dinner at Lodge Paine Grande where you can enjoy a pisco sour in the bar that overlooks Paine Grande & Los Cuernos in the beautiful evening light.
12 Dec - Day 5
Cross lake Pehoe by Catamaran. Tranfer to Grey Lake. After lunch we will navigate in the Grey II boat, 2 hours navigation in this magic lake surrounded by ice bergs. Once you arrive our transfer will be waiting to drive you back to Puerto Natales, lodging in Puerto Natales in a hotel, and a farewell dinner.
13 Dec - Day 6
Breakfast only today :) Transfer to bus station and Bus back to Punta Arenas airport. End of trip.