Hiking In A Thin Country


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Trip Code: TAW
Region: Americas
Countries visited: Chile
Activities: Mountains, Volcanoes, Glaciers, Gentle Walks, Bird Watching, Photography
Duration: 15 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: 7 days walking. Altitude maximum 4500m, average 1000m. Travel by internal flights and private/public bus.
Meals: All breakfasts and 8 lunches included.
Accomodation: 7 nights hotels with en suite rooms, 5 nights mountain refuge with shared facilities.
Group: Normally 8 to 16, plus leader and appropriate local staff.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Discover Chile's deserts, lakes, volcanoes and glaciers on foot

Guanaco in the Torres del Paine National Park.

Chile offers a fantastic range of environments for trekkers, from the arid Atacama Desert in the north to the glacial landscape of the Torres del Paine National Park in the south. Through a series of daywalks we cover them all, walking on volcanic slopes, through ancient forests, past glistening salt-lakes and alongside remote, cactus-lined canyons. In Patagonia, where icy waters flow from dramatic mountain scenery, we see impressive glaciers and hike in the shadow of the world's largest ice field. To fully appreciate the variety of hiking in Torres del Paine we spend 4 nights in refuges located within the national park boundaries. 

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London.Show detailed information

Day 2: Arrive Santiago; walking tour of the city.Show detailed information

Day 3: Fly to Puerto Montt; transfer to mountain refuge near Osorno Volcano.Show detailed information

Day 4: Full-day 'Paso Desolacion' hike including Osorno Volcano and Todos Los Santos Lake; short transfer to Puerto Varas.Show detailed information

Day 5: Fly to Punta Arenas; transfer via Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine N.P.Show detailed information

Day 6: Full day trekking to the base of the Towers of Paine.Show detailed information

Day 7: Cross Lake Pehoe by catamaran and hike to Lake Grey for amazing views of the glacier and ice fields.Show detailed information

Day 8: Hike to the French Valley for views of the Torres Massif.Show detailed information

Day 9: Catamaran across Lake Pehoe and trek around the Cuernos del Paine viewpoint; transfer to Punta Arenas.Show detailed information

Day 10: Fly to Calama; transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.Show detailed information

Day 11: Free morning; afternoon trekking in the Cornizas and Moon Valleys.Show detailed information

Day 12: Full day at turquoise altiplano lagoons and Atacama salt lake.Show detailed information

Day 13: Trekking at 'Death Valley' and Quitor pre-Columbian ruins; optional trip to El Tatio Geyser.Show detailed information

Day 14: Transfer to Calama; fly to Santiago; depart.Show detailed information

Day 15: Arrive London.

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