Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia
 
 

Paine & Fitz Roy Trek

The Patagonian Andes forms a wonderland of glacial lakes, towering granite peaks, impressive glaciers, secluded lakes, beech forests and rolling grasslands. A spectacular region ideally suited to the walker who does not want to commit to a strenuous trek. On our day walks in Los Glaciares National Park we stay in comfortable lodges and trek to the base of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre the granite peaks that have inspired mountaineers and trekkers throughout the world. We transfer to Puerto Natales for a taste of Chile before cruising up the stunning fjords to the impressive Balmaceda Glacier. We continue on a series of fast Zodiacs and a catamaran through pristine waterways to our refugio in Torres del Paine National Park. Viewing the beautiful scenery from the riverways is an unforgettable highlight of this trip. By contrast our fully supported classic W trek leads into the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park. From comfortable mountain refugios we trek beneath a panorama of impressive granite peaks rising above the tumbling glaciers and deep blue lakes and undertake exhilarating walks to clamber across the glacial moraine to the base of the peaks. Crossing the button grass we may also appreciate the guanacos and other wildlife, while we hope to spot a mighty condor soaring overhead.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Calafate
DAY 2 Drive to El Chalten in Los Glaciares National Park
DAYS 3/5 In Fitz Roy area with day hikes to Laguna Torre, Cerro Torre and/or Fitz Roy Base Camp
DAY 6 Drive to Calafate
DAY 7 Visit Perito Moreno Glacier
DAY 8 Drive to Puerto Natales (Chile)
DAY 9 Boat via Balmaceda Glacier to Torres del Paine National Park and take catamaran across Lago Pehoe
DAYS 10/14 Undertake the spectacular 'W' trek in Torres del Paine National Park
DAY 15 Return to Calafate where trip concludes

traveller reviews

Both trips were fabulous! The guides were professional and friendly and did everything to ensure we all had a great time.

P. Drennan ACT, Australia

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Trip Code: PFT
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking Day Walking
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Next Trip:  30 November 2014
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price: $5,090.00 USD

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Your trip price includes:
Meals valued at: $725 USD
Park & entry fees valued at: $83 USD
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