Mary, Torres del Paine Chile
Flexible itinerary with all logistics taken care of - including now essential Paine W reservations.
Perito Moreno glacier day tour.
Fitzroy and Los Glaciares national park in Argentina and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.
Patagonian wildlife - guanacos, condors, rhea, pumas and more.
It was a FABULOUS trip – so THANK YOU! All the bookings, guides and transport that ANDEAN set up worked out very well for us and made for a great trip. For me the highlights of the trip were seeing the incredible landscapes of Patagonia, Perito Moreno glacier, the beautiful hikes to Lago del Torre and Fitzroy in Los Glacieres, and completing the Torres del Paine W trek with high points of Frances Valley and the Torres.
Everything you set up worked out very well for us - having 2 nights at Refugio Chileno was super as that gave us more options to get up to the Torres which we saw very well in between snow showers. I would not have wanted to walk up to the Torres on the same day as getting to another hut.
We also had a great time at Perito Moreno and at El Chalten where we did two 25km hikes and got great views of the Fitzroy range. I’m glad to have done all that before the Torres del Paine - would not want to have missed that! I really liked the town of El Chalten and the hikes there were a bit easier and absolutely beautiful.
This was truly a life-changing wonderful trip!
M. Gleason, Patagonia Self-guided
Arrival transfer to Calafate hotel
Day visit to Perito Moreno glacier, hotel (B)
Transfer to bus station, morning bus to Chalten, make own way to hotel (B)
Optional walks, hotel (B)
Optional walks. Evening bus to Calafate, transfer to hotel (B)
Transfer to bus station, public bus to Natales, transfer to hotel , round trip transfer to Paine briefing(B)
Public bus and ferry to Torres del Paine, Refugio Paine Grande (B,D)
Trek up French Valley, Refugio Cuernos (B,L,D)
Trek along Lago Nordenskjold to Refugio Chileno (B,L,D)
Trek to the base of Torres del Paine, Refugio Torres (B,L,D)
Bus out to Natales, make own way to hotel (B,L)
Transfer to bus station for bus to Punta Arenas, tour ends (B)
Buses, meals, catamarans, transfers, refugios, hotels, sleeping bags and linen in refugios as listed.
Guide (available on request at extra cost), meals not listed, tips, insurance, flights (we can look for these for you), alcoholic or soft drinks, snacks, park entrance fees, personal items.
01st Oct 2019 - From $2860 / £2306.304
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Prices From $1,635 / £1,318 per person
Dates: From October 2018 to April 2019
Duration: 8 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
Prices From $1,967 / £1,586 per person
Dates: From October 2018 to April 2020
Duration: 7 days
Capacity: 12 people
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Dates: From February 2019 to April 2020
Duration: 15 days
Prices From $1,436 / £1,158 per person
Dates: From September 2018 to April 2020
Duration: 5 days
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Single supplement applies
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Overall, we loved the trip and found your organisation to be excellent. We definitely appreciated your prompt help while we were travelling, and attention to details (like arranging the bottle of fizz for Steve’s birthday).
We would highly recommend you specifically, and your company more generally, to anyone thinking of a similar trip in the future. It was great that you recommended we get setup with WhatsApp to communicate with you and the local people - the few times we wanted on-the-ground advice, that was very effective and your quick replies greatly appreciated! Thanks so much Tom.
Iguazu: All excellent, including the guide. Having seen both sides, definitely recommend people doing that (seeing both sides over 1.5-2 days). The basic boat trip is expensive, but worth it – a distinct view of the falls.
Patagonia self-guided: Overall the whole Paine W thing was excellent, including the hikes, dorms, camping, food (packed lunches very good and dinners spectacularly good food; breakfasts bland :-).
Both days’ hikes wonderful and tough and worth coming to Chalten for (and we got lucky with weather). Very happy we went self-guided.
Martial glacier hike: The hike is *tough* - overall tougher than anything else in the trip as a whole (except perhaps one part of Fitz Roy in Chalten). But, as we survived it, we were very happy in the end!
Trekking tip: For all of the trekking, we’d strongly recommend that if people ever walk with poles, it is worth bringing them, and for some of it (particularly Ushuaia and Fitz Roy) it is a good idea even for people who don’t regularly use them.
Many people might not think it worth the hassle to bring their own (or rent once here), but we were very grateful to have ours (and saw a lot of people making do with sticks they found).
Steve Smith and Karla Miller, UK, Dec 2018
» Patagonia Self-guided Trekking Tour
We had a very nice time on our trip, and you earned our appreciation for the planning and arrangements.
Highlight was the scenery, which was superb. We had excellent weather (windy!) but with sun and clear skies.
A Szeri, USA, 2017
» Patagonia Self-guided Trekking Tour
Catch up with the last part of Larry and Gillian's adventures in Patagonia. www.andeantrails.co.uk/blog/pa…
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Larry and Gillian are coming to the end of their month of travelling with Andean Trails in Patagonia. We put together a tour designed to take them off-the-beaten-track – read the first instalment in their blog – covering Santiago and Aysen and remote border crossings. Once in Argentina, Gillian and Larry trekked to the base of Fitzroy and Cerro Torre, and took a day tour to Perito Moreno. They then set off for Torres del Paine on a self-guided trek. Their tour has ended with a few days in Ushuaia and a flight out from Buenos Aires. Check their progress below …
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