Travel Package – Exploration into Paine’s Heart
Exploration into Paine’s Heart
Patagonia is filled with natural wonders that will take your breath away, from soaring seabirds to waddling penguins, exploring the glory of Torres del Paine National Park, the ice walls of a glacier and the “end of the world” city. Get into Torres del Paine’s hearth and enjoy an all-inclusive Adventure at Explora Patagonia, in the best location of the National Park.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 1 | Buenos Aires. Welcome to ‘’The Paris of South America’’. Time at leisure to settle in.
DAY 2 | Buenos Aires. Half-day tour of the city highlights accompanied by a local guide.
DAY 3 | Ushuaia. Welcome to Ushuaia. Half-day exploring Tierra del Fuego National Park.
DAY 4 | Ushuaia. Full-day adventure combining 4×4 scenic drives and a canoeing activity.
DAY 5 | Ushuaia. Full day crab fishing experience and gourmet lunch in Puerto Almanza.
DAY 6 | El Calafate. Welcome to the Land of Glaciers. Afternoon at leisure to discover the picturesque town.
DAY 7 | El Calafate. Full-day guided tour of Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier.
DAY 8 | Torres del Paine. Welcome to Chilean Patagonia. Relax and enjoy the All-Inclusive program.
DAY 9 | Torres del Paine. Full-day discovering the wonders of the National Park with local experts.
DAY 10 | Torres del Paine. Full-day exploring the Park accompanied by specialized guides.
DAY 11 | Torres del Paine. Last day in Patagonia. Choose your favorite activity.
DAY 12 | Santiago. Welcome to Santiago de Chile. Free time to rest or explore the city.
DAY 13 | Santiago. Morning at leisure before your international flight back home.
Please Note. This program includes an All-Inclusive Experience in Explora Patagonia, with shared transfers from El Calafate and to Punta Arenas airport, an extensive menu of excursions, and all your meals during your stay at this exclusive hotel in Patagonia.
INCLUDED ON TRAVEL PACKAGES
- Private airport transfers
- Hand-picked accommodations
- Daily breakfast and selected meals
- Unique Activities
- English Speaking local guides
- Entrance Fees
- International and domestic flights
- Travel insurance
- Tips, City/Eco taxes
BUENOS AIRES | Loi Suites Recoleta
Executive Studio: 430 ft². Located in the heart of the exquisite neighborhood of Recoleta, the hotel shares the area with art galleries, restaurants, bars, and beautiful parks. The Executive Studio Room it’s characterized as being spacious and bright, with a simple and elegant decoration and a comfortable bed.
USHUAIA | Arakur Resort & Spa
Superior Valley View: 377 – 400 ft². Arakur is a luxury resort offering spectacular panoramic views, an in-out relax pool with 2 hydro-jets areas, multiple indoors and outdoors activities, sophisticated service, and unequaled gastronomy. The Superior Valley View Room is elegantly decorated with contemporary design and the latest comfort technology.
CALAFATE | Xelena Suites & Spa
Lake View Room size: 322 ft². Xelena is a modern hotel with the best views of Lake Argentino, exquisite gastronomy served in four different spaces, and a Zen Spa where guests can relax in front of this landscape after a long day of activities. The Lake View Room features a king-size bed, modern furniture, and technological equipment.
TORRES DEL PAINE | Explora Patagonia
Cordillera Paine Room: 300 ft². Located at the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, this luxury hotel offers unique facilities and an All-Inclusive program including meals, beverages, and a menu of more than 40 explorations designed by an expert team. The Cordillera Paine Room features a king-size bed and an amazing view of Macizo del Paine.
SANTIAGO | Renaissance Santiago Hotel
Contemporary Room: 344 ft². Renaissance Santiago Hotel offers an unrivaled location in the upscale community of Vitacura located just moments from downtown Santiago and Patio Bellavista mall. You'll find luxury bedding, stylish décor, excellent service, and stunning views of the Andes Mountains. The Contemporary Room offers a comfortable queen-size bed, and a city view or mountain view.
Activities in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires City Tour
During these amazing highlights of Buenos Aires, you will visit all the must-sees with a local expert. Your guide will show you the special things that make this city unique: its architecture, its people, and its customs. You will have the opportunity to visit La Boca, the legendary tango and football neighborhood, Recoleta, with the French-influenced palaces, San Telmo, with colonial streets and preserved buildings, and Puerto Madero, the most modern district of the city.
Activities in Ushuaia
National Park Tierra del Fuego
In this half-day tour, you will learn about the local ecosystem, the geography of the area, and its interesting history, while enjoying the beauty of the landscapes, with perfect photo opportunities at some of the major attractions. You will explore the unspoiled landscapes of Tierra del Fuego and discover the hidden beauties of this unique place. Created in 1960 to protect the southernmost forests of the Beagle Channel, the National Park covers an area of 69,000 hectares, combining marine, wooded and mountainous environments.
4x4 and Canoeing Adventure
Start the excursion with a high-adrenaline adventure in 4×4 vehicles! In this fun expedition, you will discover the stunning Patagonian landscape, passing huge paths of mud and water reaching the imposing coast of Lake Fagnano. As you enter the forest, the 4x4’s will be left behind to hike through an exclusive zone, reaching a warm and comfortable shelter at the shores of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake). At that point, a team is waiting for you with an Argentinean barbecue, accompanied with Malbec wine. After a delicious lunch, you will have time to rest, and then start with the final part of the tour: the canoe adventure to explore the lake!
Crab Fishing Tour
Live an unforgettable journey catching your own King Crab and cooking it in the Beagle Channel, all while learning the culinary secrets to make it in a Patagonian style! Puerto Almanza is a small fishermen village where nearly everyone is dedicated to specialized fishing, catching crab, mussels, and other typical mollusks of this area. A local family will receive you and invite you to board their boat, hoping to get some crabs. When you return to shore, the owners of the house teach you how to prepare this famous dish boiled in salty seawater, and then enjoyed with some craft beer.
Activities in Calafate
Perito Moreno Glacier
This Perito Moreno Glacier experience is a wonderful opportunity to explore and experience one of Argentina’s top attractions. This excursion allows you to spend the time you want to visit this incredible place, with several stops in viewpoints within the National Park and a visit to the runways, scenic spot peak. They are at different levels and let you contemplate the glacier from different angles and balconies. According to your fitness, you can reach the lower balcony and stay close to the glacier or get to the first balcony easily accessible for anyone.
Activities in Torres del Paine
In Torres del Paine you have an All-Inclusive Exploration program, which means that you can choose two half-day explorations or one full-day exploration with Explora guides every day, among 40 explorations. The adventure’s menu is extensive, here you find just a few ideas:
Base Torres Trek
This is one of the most iconic routes in Torres del Paine National Park forming an essential segment of the “W” circuit. This demanding excursion deserves all of its famed reputation, for the level of difficulty as well as for the unforgettable view that it offers - if the weather permits. The trail is located in the eastern part of the National Park in the Ascencio Valley, a natural gateway, where the intense and progressive trek begins for a hike that is full of great lookout points to view the rivers, streams, and sides of the mountains. At the top, you will appreciate the magnitude of the granite towers and the lagoon at our feet.
Grey Lake Soft Walk
In this tour, you will discover the “Grey Lake” with its deep grey waters at more than five hundred meters of depth. The experience begins with a walk crossing the suspension bridge over the Pingo River and continue through a forest until the lakeshore. Once there, you will enjoy a soft walk along the beach to see the glacier and the icebergs that come off it. This is a half-day excursion that will give you time to enjoy the rest of the day at your All-Inclusive hotel.
French Valley Trek
The French Valley is one of the three principal attractions of the “W" circuit, and it is one of the most striking trails in the National Park. Start the adventure crossing the Pehoé Lake by catamaran to the Paine Grande refuge where the trek starts. Enter the Francés Valley through a forest, cross the suspension bridge over the Francés River and continue to the Italian Camp. From there, admire the glacier and the granite peaks that frame the area.
Estepa Patagónica Overland
Explore the real Estepa Patagonica on an overland excursion through the eastern sector of the park combining stretches in a van with short walks. This sector is mainly characterized by the presence of animals such as guanacos, and flamencos, as well as its extensive pampas, typical of the Patagonian steppe. First, visit the Nordenskjöld Lake viewpoint and the Paine Grande waterfall, then travel by van to the Los Cisnes Lagoon and finally to the Amarga Lagoon.
WEATHER IN ARGENTINA & PATAGONIA
Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere, with winter lasting from June to September and summer from December to March. Given the immense size of the country, the weather varies hugely from one region to another: subtropical climate in the north, temperate and humid climate in the center, and cold and windy climate in the south (Patagonia).
Iguazú Falls: this region is hot and humid year-round, with regular rainfall. The average annual temperature is around 75º F.
Salta: this region has dry winters and warm-hot summers. The average annual temperature is around 67º F.
Buenos Aires: characterized by a moderate climate with hot-humid summers and cool-dry winters.
Mendoza: this region is dry year-round, moderately warm during summers and cold in winters, with minimal rain.
Patagonia: famous for its temperament: summer and winter can be experienced sometimes in one day, with not only extremes in temperatures – ranging from 34°F (1°C) to 66°F (19°C) – but also in day-to-day sunshine, wind, rain, and occasionally even snow, sometimes even in the same afternoon.