Trek to the top of an Andean giant.
Superb, remote hiking among Chile's mountains.
Professional guides on this fully-supported walk.
Views to the Rio Colorado Valley.
I would certainly recommend your company to anyone looking to plan a holiday in South America.
T. Horton, Tailor Made
Drive from Santiago to Colorado River valley, camp (2,200m) (L,D)
Colorado River Valley to Agua Azul, camp (3,200m) (B,L,D)
Agua Azul to Tupungato basecamp (4,300m) (B,L,D)
Acclimatisation day at basecamp (B,L,D)
Climb basecamp to camp 1 (5,000m) (B,L,D)
Camp 1 to camp 2 (5,700m) (B,L,D)
Summit day (6,570m), return to camp 2 (B,L,D)
Return to basecamp / reserve day (B,L,D)
Meet mules and trek to Azufre River, camp (B,L,D)
Trek out to Colorado River Valley, camp (B,L,D)
Transfer back to Santiago, tour ends (B,L)
Fully equipped camps (tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment), Security and communication equipment (radios VHF, pharmacy), Meals as mentioned by code (B=breakfast, L=lunch (box lunch), D=dinner), all drinks during picnics/box lunches and/or camp meals, Private transportation during the whole trip, Bilingual specialised guide(s) speaking Spanish/English. Other languages available on request for private departures only, Driver(s) according to the group size.
Flights, Drinks during restaurant and/or hotel meals, Services in Santiago (hotels, transfers), Personal equipment, Tips, All other services NOT mentioned in the program, Personal insurance, Visa if necessary
Prices From $3,498 / £2,821 per person
Private trek based on two people sharing a tent.
Single tent supplement USD 200
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What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
Prices From $4,900 / £3,951 per person
Dates: From February 2018 to February 2019
Duration: 20 days
Capacity: 12 people
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Prices From $4,800 / £3,871 per person
Dates: From December 2018 to February 2019
Duration: 19 days
What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $1,500 / £1,210 per person
Duration: 5 days
Capacity: 16 people
Prices From $3,155 / £2,544 per person
Duration: 6 days
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We chose Andean trails after finding you online. As soon as we got talking about our options, it was clear you guys were hugely knowledgeable and could help us plan the perfect trip. We had an incredible time!
Overall Organisation: excellent, couldn’t have been better!
Highlight: It’s hard to pick just one, but exploring the suspension bridges above Grey glacier was amazing, exploring the French Valley, and watching a huge chunk of glacier carve away were some of our favourites.
Low point: I’m not sure we really had a low point, it was all amazing.
Accommodation: hotel in Puerto Natales was great, really quirky, good service. As expected the refugios on the trek were pretty basic but perfectly ok, the cabin at Cuernos though was brilliant!
Food: Again, as expected the food in the refugios was very basic, but edible. Our food in Cuernos refugio was actually very good, a nice treat in the middle of our trek! In the hotel, our breakfast was very good.
Guides: We didn’t really have any, but the lady that met us at the bus station and took us to our hotel was very friendly and helpful.
We enjoyed spending a short period of time in Puerto Natales, spending money in the local shops and restaurants. All the locals were super friendly. Hopefully we contributed to the tourist economy. We were very aware of our impact on the natural environment in the park, and the clear impact humans are having with erosion of paths etc. We were as careful as we could be to make sure we had as little environmental impact as possible.
What would we do differently? Not much really. Other than do some training for the hike, 32km on the first day was hard going!!
We love hiking and spending time in the outdoors. We had a couple of friends that had done the W trek and their experience sounded amazing. We weren’t disappointed!
Thanks for all your help and advice in making our trip an experience we will remember forever!
Anna Redman, UK, 2019
» Patagonia Self-guided Trekking Tour
Andean Trails helped us organise a memorable family trip through Peru and Bolivia.
We loved exploring the diversity these countries have to offer - coast, desert, mountains, salt flats and rain forests – with a balance of culture, activity and a little bit of R&R!
I generally like to do the research for trips myself but after the initial research phase, it was great to have Tom as an expert partner, focused on delivering what we wanted to get out of the trip, whilst adding value by suggesting things that would enhance our experience.
He provided an invaluable sense check on what was possible, adding support and expertise to make our ambitious plan a reality - e.g, organising private transfers to get us to where we needed to be before the border closed etc. and providing the reassurance of a ‘go to’ person on the ground for help when needed. He was fabulous to work with and it felt like planning the trip with a friend.
Tom really knows the people and places in all the locations and his suggestions for activities to keep everyone in the family interested and entertained were spot on, meaning we had lots of cool things to do with wonderfully knowledgeable guides, including special times on Lake Titicaca with a home stay on Amantanti.
Thanks for helping us create the most memorable family trip.
Lynn Oliver, UK, 2017
» Colca Canyon Condors 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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