Chile
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $5,398 / person
  • (Varies single supplement)

Explore Patagonia on our Chile Vacation Package!

Prepare to be awe-struck by the windswept grandeur and humbling vistas of Southern Patagonia on this all-inclusive, small group journey to Chile. Join our expert, locally-based guides as they introduce you to the fascinating geology, comical wildlife and spectacular scenes of South America’s most iconic jewel. By day, hike and horseback ride your way through Patagonia’s temperate steppe and lush valleys alongside alpine lakes and grand glaciers in this land rife with adventure. Explore Torres del Paine National Park and capture the changing light on its iconic peaks. In the evening, relax in the hot tub, indulge in a soothing massage, settle by the fire with a good book and glass of wine or simply get lost in the picturesque backdrop of Puerto Natales or the toothy skyline of the Torres. All the while, enjoy Patagonia’s most luxurious accommodations and the tastiest in regional cuisine as Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service invites you to discover the majesty of one of the world’s most remarkable landscapes.

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  • Adult Only Vacations
  • Hiking
  • Horseback

Activity Level: Moderate to Challenging

About
This Tour

Pack your sense of adventure and prepare to be wow-ed by the splendor of Torres del Paine National Park and Southern Patagonia. On this exclusive, six-day journey to South America's windswept tail, settle into your cozy accommodations before embarking on your choice of outdoor adventures that get you up-close-and-personal with Patagonia's awesome glaciers, rivers, lakes and wildlife. Whether you choose foot, horseback or even sailboat, this Patagonian adventure is tailored to fit your definition of perfection.

- Awaken to the sound of rushing water and the pink of a rising sun aglow on the jagged granite peaks of the Paine Massiff
- Cross the Pingo River by hanging bridge and trek through a forest of deciduous beech to Lake Grey Peninsula for breathtaking views of Grey Glacier and the icebergs peppering the shore
- Snap close-ups of guanacos, rheas, condors and eagles or focus on the grand panoramas of Almirante Peak, the Horns and Towers of Paine and the Paine River Cascade on a photo safari
- Ride horseback with a local gaucho through a rugged landscape of rushing rivers, pristine lakes and open prairie
- Sail along the face of a glacier with ice so electric blue you won't believe it's real
- Cap off your day with a visit to the Ona Spa, a feast of southern king crab and Magellanic lamb, and a glass of highly-acclaimed Chilean wine

Glacier in Chile
Photo: Glacier in Chile

This was a life changing experience. Our guide helped us 'see' things we never understood on our own.

Einar S Paradise Valley, AZ

Itinerary
& Map
Day 1: Santiago/Punta Arenas /Puerto Natales
Patagonia Adventure Vacations
Meals Included:  L, D

Upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas, you will be met by the staff of The Singular who will transfer you to Puerto Natales (driving distance 3 hours). Check into The Singular and get settled.

The varied and untouched landscapes of this area led UNESCO to declare it a biosphere reserve.

Upon arrival at the hotel, choose to kick back and relax or enjoy your first exciting Patagonia adventure tour.

 

Day 2: Puerto Natales
Hiking in Patagonia
Meals Included:  B, L, D

You will have a full day to enjoy explorations accompanied by experienced The Singular guides. Through the menu of expeditions we want you to have an authentic Patagonia experience.

  • Mingle with the people and customs of Authentic Patagonia; visiting ranches and industrial premises where the pioneers worked, sailing the fjords along which the canoeist travelled and admire the impressive landscapes that generations have enjoyed.
  • Trekking makes it possible for you to contemplate your surroundings in an unhurried and meaningful way
  • With almost 20 different treks, some lasting half a day, others a full day, your guide will lead you down little-used footpaths to arrive at the most isolated corners of the Park, which are rich in flora, fauna and adventures
  • Activities include horseback riding, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, and bird-watching to only name a few.
  • Your trek will cross forests of mature lenga trees, remote pampas and rivers
  • You'll walk alongside glaciers, lakes and enormous, mountainous formations of magma and granite
  • Or maybe a slightly less taxing photo safari, keeping a lookout for fauna such as guanacos, rheas, condors, foxes, skunks, ducks, and geese is more up your alley

 

Day 3: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine National Park
Chile Vacations
Meals Included:  B,L,D

After a leisurely morning at The Singular, you will be picked up for a transfer to Tierra Patagonia, perched on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park (2.5 hour drive time). You'll be greeted with magnificent views of the Torres del Paine range as you enter into the wild and beautiful land. Check into Tierra Patagonia, relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the Torres del Paine peaks towering over Lake Sarmineto.

** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures and Explora Patagonia.

Day 4 & 5: Torres del Paine National Park
Chile Patagonia Torres del Paine
Meals Included:  B,L,D

Over the next two days, take part in your choice of a wide range of expeditions that span different levels of difficulty. Shared excursions are led by qualified and experienced guides. Choose from a multitude of different hikes, horse back rides, scenic visits, or bicycles rides in Torres del Paine National Park.

Day 6: Torres del Paine/Santiago
Meals Included:  B

After breakfast, your driver will transfer you from Hotel Tierra Patagonia to the airport in Punta Arenas (approximately 5 hour drive time). Upon arrival to Santiago Airport you will be met and assisted to connect with your International flight back home.

* This trip is operated in partnership with Akorn Destination Management.

** If you'd like to combine this 6 day adventure with further explorations in Chile or Argentina, please let your adventure consultant know, and he/she can arrange this for you.

***Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures and Akorn Destination Management.

Our Partner - Akorn Destination Management

Austin Adventures is proudly offering this trip in conjunction with Akorn DMC. Akorn has been delivering inspiring travel experiences for over 50 years. They've come a long way since pioneering their first luxury safari in Kenya, equipped with nothing but a safari vehicle, a silver ice bucket and a thirst for adventure. Today Akorn is the world's largest network of luxury destination management companies (DMCs), with 51 offices in 26 countries. Whilst some of their business still lies in providing direct consumer services, the majority is now in providing great destination management. They are dedicated to partnering with premium and luxury travel companies who strive to provide their clients with high quality and innovative travel experiences in all four corners of the world. They deliver a seamless process from tailor-made itineraries to on the ground services for: Tour Operators, Cruise lines, Meetings, Incentives & Events Companies and Travel Agents. Akorn DMCs' specialized services are only available on a business-to-business basis, to travel industry professionals.

 

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $5,398 / person
  • (Varies single supplement)

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Additional Trip Information

Arrivals & Departures
  • A driver will pick you up at your Santiago pre-night hotel for a transfer the Santiago airport for your 4.5 hour flight to Patagonia.
  • Your trip begins with your arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas, Chile with reception by a The Singular Staff representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it.
  • You will then be driven in a comfortable minibus approximately 5 hours to The Singular Patagonia Hotel where you can relax.
  • Your trip ends on Day 6 with 3 hour drive back to the airport in Punta Arenas for your transfer flight to Santiago Chile.
  • From here, you will make connections according to your post trip plans.
Activities

Hiking

  • 20 different treks available
  • Your guide will meet with you in the bar/living room area of the hotel where he will explain your options according to your interests and abilities
  • Easy to challenging, half and full day hikes cater to a wide range of trekkers

Horseback Riding

  • 14 half and full day horseback rides available, ranging from easy to challenging
  • The horses have been specially trained for explorations and routes are suitable for those who are new to riding and expert riders
  • A basic course is also offered for those who wish to learn to learn to horseback ride
  • The equipment used is of the highest quality: Chilean saddles, hand-made by a master craftsman; British saddles; Argentine leather chaps; and helmets
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. Meals are as included as indicated in the daily itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages (excluding premium liquors and wines) are included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms at The Singular Patagonia Hotel and Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
  • Meals as listed in detailed itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Daily explorations with bilingual guides and equipment (boats, horses, and vehicles.
  • All airport and lodge transfers as listed in itinerary.
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Alcoholic beverages during meals and open bar.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt & luggage tags.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to all staff and exploration guides.
  • Chilean entrance fee for US citizens ($160, subject to change at any time).
  • Premium liquors and wines.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, airport taxes, etc.)

 

Photos

Regions we visit in South America: , , ...

  • 1. Big Feet: Turns out Patagonia wasn’t named after a cool outdoor clothing company - the explorer Magellan named the region after the native people there. He used the word Patagón, or giant, to describe the group, who were an average height of about 6-feet tall, much taller than the Europeans of the time.
  • 2. The folklore: Humans have inhabited Patagonia since 10,000 BCE, if not longer, and traces of past settlements can be found across the region.
  • 3. Ancient wilderness: The Patagonian region of Santa Cruz in Argentina is home to a 52-square mile petrified forest. The forest grew 150-million years ago during the Jurassic period and was later buried under volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Cretaceous Period, when the Andes began formation.
  • 4. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
  • 5. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With accommodations like the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, indulge in ultimate relaxation and the best gourmet dining in Southern Patagonia.
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