On this 5 day Patagonia itinerary, experience the region’s spectacular and jaw-dropping natural landscape, from its fjords and glaciers, to its islands and channels, to its towering mountain spires and volcanoes. Sail alongside the massive ice walls of Grey Glacier, hike the mysterious and twisted beech forests, observe native wildlife in the Andean desert, and more.
Chileans have a saying. When God made the world he had a bit of everything left over, so he threw it all together in a tiny corner of the world and named it Chile. No place is this more true than in Chilean Patagonia. On this 5 day Patagonia itinerary, experience the region’s spectacular and jaw-dropping natural landscape, from its fjords and glaciers, to its islands and channels, to its towering mountain spires and volcanoes.
Travel to Torres del Paine National Park, voted by National Geographic among the top 5 most beautiful sites on Earth. Sail alongside the massive ice walls of Grey Glacier, hike the mysterious and twisted beech forests, observe native wildlife in the Andean desert, and more.
DAY 1: Explore Punta Arenas
Welcome to Punta Arenas, where your 5 day Patagonia itinerary begins! Upon your arrival, a van will be waiting to take you to the Yegua Loca hotel, a bright splash of sunshine in the southern city. After check-in, you’ll have the day to explore the amazing city, home to the Punta Arenas Cemetery – considered one of the most beautiful on earth – the bustling Plaza Muñoz Gamero, Sara Braun Palace, and more. If you’re ready to explore Patagonia’s rich wilderness, you can also visit the Magallanes National Reserve, just 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the city center.
DAY 2: Go Sailing and Observe Native Wildlife
After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the dock at Punta Arenas where you’ll begin your sailing trip to Magdalena and Marta Islands. These islands are important ecosystems that protect and sustain outstanding species of native flora and fauna. At Magdalena, observe a massive colony of over 150,000 magellanic penguins at the Los Pinguinos Natural Monument. Continue to Marta where you’ll stop to observe a colony of over 1,000 sea lions and countless native birds that live and thrive on the island.
In the afternoon, you’ll say goodbye to Punta Arenas and transfer to Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you’ll stay in Las Torres Hotel, nestled within the national park at the base of snow-capped mountains. Upon arrival, a guide will meet with you to schedule the excursions you’d like to take while at the park
DAY 3: Park Excursions — Trek to the Base Torres del Paine
*Please note that the activities described for days 3 and 4 are recommendations. Once you are at the park, you will be able to choose the excursions that most interest you each day (2 half-day activities or 1 full-day activity), depending on the day of your arrival and on weather conditions. Details of each activity will be given to you upon your arrival.
After breakfast, your excursions in Torres del Paine National Park will begin. You may choose to take the 9 hour, 14 mile (22 kilometer) trek to the world famous Torres del Paine. The hike is strenuous, but worth the breathtaking views and outstanding natural landscapes.From the hotel, you’ll hike towards Ascencio Valley, where you’ll venture through forest and encounter spectacular rock formations. From there, you’ll begin a more rigorous ascent, as you climb glacial debris to the breathtaking Torres del Paine and Cuernos del Paine viewpoint.
Here you can rest, take photos, explore the area, and enjoy a well-earned picnic lunch. When you’re feeling refreshed and rehydrated, you’ll begin your descent (~4 hours) back to the hotel.
DAY 4: Sail to Glacier Grey
After you enjoy breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up for your excursion to Lake Grey. Along the way, you’ll stop at several overlooks to admire the view and capture panoramas. Keep a look out on the drive for local wildlife, including alpaca-like guanacos, condors, and foxes.
Upon your arrival to Grey Lake, you’ll enjoy a boxed lunch on the shores of the lake before setting out for Grey Glacier. On the water, you’ll pass by pristine beech forests — and if you’re lucky, you may be able to observe the endangered Andean deer grazing. Once you reach the glacier, you’ll be able to experience the full magnitude of the massive ice wall.
DAY 5: Say Goodbye to Chilean Patagonia
Your 5 day Patagonia itinerary is coming to a close! Depending on your flight time, you may have a chance to explore more of the park. At an agreed upon time, the van will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.