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Route of Parks: Our Ultimate Patagonia Journey

A road trip weaving through the Andes; walking in Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy; a voyage through fjords to Cape Horn - this is epic Patagonia, no compromises.

Hopping back and forth between Chile and Argentina, this driving adventure leads through the heart of Patagonia's Route of Parks. The world's most ambitious conservation tourism project links 17 national parks 2,700km of road and ocean from Puerto Montt to Cape Horn, many of which you'll experience on this epic journey.

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Day 1 - Arrive in Chile, see Santiago

Arrive in Santiago this morning to be met by your guide and shown around a little of this vibrant city. After you settle into your hotel downtown, the balance of the day is yours to explore.
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Day 2 - Start discovering the Chilean Lake District

Fly south to Puerto Montt in the Chilean Lake District, where you pick up your 4x4 vehicle. A relaxed guided walking tour will introduce you to its pretty streets and historic houses.
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Day 3 - Day to explore the lakes and volcanoes

Head out in your vehicle to explore, probably doing a lap of Llanquihue Lake to see the Petrohue Falls and walk in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park.
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Day 4 - Set off onto the Carretera Austral

Set off by ferry this morning, stepping off the world and into Patagonia. Spectacular views unfold as you travel towards the pristine forests of the Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park.
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Day 5 - Walk through Patagonian rainforest

Spend today walking on self-guided trails in the precious temperate forests of the Pumalín National Park, the 'Cascada' path leaves from just next to your cabin and is beautiful.
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Day 6 - Travel through forests to Fú

Follow a relatively easy self-guided trail up to the crater of the emblematic Chaiten Volcano. Continue south to Futaleufú set in a spectacular, fertile, valley near the Argentine border.
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Day 7 - A day to enjoy the white water

The town of Fú is famous for having some of the largest river waves in the world, which is why it has become a magnet for white water enthusiasts from around the world.
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Day 8 - Go walking to a mirror lake

Follow a self-guided hiking trail through the forests to a mirror lake, waterfall or a lookout point over the river valley, or you can kayak on a lake, ride horses or bikes into the hills.
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Day 9 - Travel south to the Queulat National Park

Today's drive takes around three hours, though always with lovely views to enjoy. If you want to walk en route, you will pass the El Puma trail in the north of Queulat National Park.
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Day 10 - Kayak or boat along the fjord

Spend today with your host kayaking along the fjord to reach a remote island where you have a picnic lunch with a view, walk up to a waterfall this afternoon.
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Day 11 - Walk to see Queulat's hanging glacier

Spend today walking inside the Queulat National Park, with a walk up to the emblematic hanging glacier viewpoint. They are adding new trails all the time so you will have lots of choice.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia aysen north of manihuales views road

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Day 12 - Leave the temperate rainforests of northern Patagonia

You leave the forested northern part of Patagonia today and enter the high, dry, steppe. As well as the scenery changing, you spend tonight in a proper town, Coyhaique.
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Day 13 - Private guided day in and around Coyhaique

Spend today in the company of our friendly guide, introducing you to the history, geography, geology, flora and fauna of the region this morning at the Museum of Patagonia.
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Day 14 - Arrive in the Cerro Castillo National Park

Continue south today into increasingly dramatic landscapes as transition into Patagonia's glaciated south. Settle in to your private cabin looking up at the Cerro Castillo mountains.
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Day 15 - Guided walk to try and see huemul

Your private guide leads you in search of the seriously endangered national animal of Chile, the huemul. This area is the best place to see this solitary deer in the wild.
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Day 16 - Private guided hike into the national park

Private-guided walk along some or all of Cerro Castillo National Park's spectacular Nuevo Zealandes valley. After a long day of hiking, dinner is again provided for you back at your cabin.
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Day 17 - Ride horses, or bikes into the hills

Your last day in Cerro Castillo should be a classic Patagonian day of riding and sharing an asado: roast lamb over an open fire. It might be that you ride bikes or horses, that's up to you.
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Day 18 - Travel east into Argentina

Switch ecosystems again today as you move to the east and into Argentina. Depending on your mood, you can drive around Lago Buenos Aires, or take a ferry, either way, it is beautiful.
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Day 19 - Private guided day in the Patagonia National Park

A day with a local guide to enjoy the hiking trails of the Argentinian Patagonia Park and to learn about the fascinating ‘Rewilding Argentina’ project.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina Ruta 41 Surface of the moon C Sally Dodge

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Day 20 - Travel south on the beautiful Ruta 41

Drive south on the breathtakingly remote scenic Ruta 41 which hugs the Andes as it journeys south on what feels like the surface of the moon with reddish volcanos and basalt dikes.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina Ruta 40 Cueva de las Manos 28 Cave 29 C Sally Dodge

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Day 21 - Visit the incredible Cave of Hands

Today you'll meet your local guide to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the 'Cueva de las Manos'. Enjoy short hikes in the area and an overnight in the wilds of Patagonia.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina Ruta 40 Cueva de las Manos 28 Salt Canyon 29 C Sally Dodge

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Day 22 - Morning walk along the Pinturas Canyon

You'll have the opportunity for a final hike in the morning before driving south back on the Ruta 40 through the open Patagonian wilderness. Stay in a working ranch dating back to 1878.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina patagonia mount fitz roy los glaciares national park patagonia

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Day 23 - Arrive at the Fitzroy mountains

Todays drive will take you to some of Patagonia's most iconic scenery - the staggering jagged skyline of Mount Fitzroy. You’ll have time for an afternoon hike when you arrive.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina el chalten laguna torres chris bladon

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Day 24 - Private guided hike in the mountains

With your local guide you will hike the stunning trail that takes you to the base of the immense Mount Fitzroy. Look and listen out for the fantastic Magellanic woodpecker along the way.
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Day 25 - Self guided walking around Fitzroy

Spend today exploring at your own pace. There are many self-guided trails you can follow or you could drive further up the valley to visit the impressive Lago del Desierto.
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Day 26 - After a morning walk, drive to El Calafate

Continue south towards the Los Glaciares National Park and the comfortable, if uninspiring, town of El Calafate. It is a springboard to the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier.
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Day 27 - Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier

Today is dedicated to seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier. Let everyone else go in the morning, you should go in the quiet of the late afternoon when it is at its most beautiful, and peaceful.
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Day 28 - Return to Chile and the Torres del Paine National Park

Cross back into Chile as you drive back west towards the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park. Stay in a traditional estancia, ranch, with fantastic views over to the mountains.
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Day 29 - Walk around the peaceful Laguna Azul

Walk in the area around the beautiful Laguna Azul. There are various loops but the 5km walk up to the viewpoint of Mirador Masle gives the best views of the famous towers.
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Day 30 - Walk to the famous Torres

You can spend today watching life on the farm of hiking up the Ascencio Valley to tackle the strenuous hike up to the glacial lake at the foot of the Paine Towers.
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Day 31 - Cross the park to walk the fauna trail

Cross Torres del Paine to change hotel, stopping to follow the fauna trail across an area of arid open steppe, where you can see guanacos, foxes, armadillos and perhaps, if you're lucky, pumas.
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Day 32 - Spend the day at Glacier Grey

Here in the western side of the park you are close to the glaciers, most obviously Glacier Grey. Take a boat ride to the face of the glacier followed by a walk alongside the lake.
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Day 33 - Walk to a viewpoint over the Serrano River

Walk up to the Mirador del Serrano for incredible views of the Paine mountains and the Grey and Serrano Rivers. This afternoon, walk a route along the bird-rich river flats of the Rio Serrano.
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Day 34 - Complete your drive in Punta Arenas

Set off south to the city of Punta Arenas, gateway to the Magellan Straits. Return your car and enjoy a stroll. In winter it gets so windy here they have ropes along some streets!
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Day 35 - Set sail towards Cape Horn

Settle into your very comfortable cabin aboard the Australis as you set sail along the Beagle Channel towards Cape Horn. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal.
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Day 36 - See elephant seals, penguins and sea birds

There should be some wonderful wildlife encounters in store today, including chances to get close to elephant seals, penguins and sea birds. Walk through a remote Magellanic forest.
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Day 37 - Land at the Pia Glacier

Today is mainly dedicated to glaciers; take a zodiac ride and walk to a viewpoint to survey the Pia Glacier, from mountain to sea. Later sail through the majestic Glacier Alley.
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Day 38 - Land, hopefully, at Cape Horn

Whether permitting, you will step foot on Cape Horn today. It is a place of legends; a sheer, 400 metre high promontory which marks the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans merge.
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Day 39 - Arrive in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires

Disembark after breakfast and make the flight north to Buenos Aires. Today is yours to relax and stroll to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner tonight.
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Day 40 - Private guided exploration of Buenos Aires

Spend this morning in the company of your own private guide who can take you on and off the beaten track. Rather than follow a specific route, this is a tour set by you.
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Day 41 - It's time to travel home

After six weeks in Patagonia, it's time to head home. Your guide will take you to the airport in plenty of time for your flight home.
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Day 1 - Arrive in Chile, see Santiago

Arrive in Santiago this morning to be met by your guide and shown around a little of this vibrant city. After you settle into your hotel downtown, the balance of the day is yours to explore.
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Day 2 - Start discovering the Chilean Lake District

Fly south to Puerto Montt in the Chilean Lake District, where you pick up your 4x4 vehicle. A relaxed guided walking tour will introduce you to its pretty streets and historic houses.
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Day 3 - Day to explore the lakes and volcanoes

Head out in your vehicle to explore, probably doing a lap of Llanquihue Lake to see the Petrohue Falls and walk in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park.
Images itinerary images original 74wjoarf6funscn88by3j99kmvyhh0dw chile patagonia carretera austral clouds and trees in silhouette pumalin national park c pura aventura thomas power20181213 18484 jp7qjx

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Day 4 - Set off onto the Carretera Austral

Set off by ferry this morning, stepping off the world and into Patagonia. Spectacular views unfold as you travel towards the pristine forests of the Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park.
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Day 5 - Walk through Patagonian rainforest

Spend today walking on self-guided trails in the precious temperate forests of the Pumalín National Park, the 'Cascada' path leaves from just next to your cabin and is beautiful.
Images itinerary images original aywc0vxxu7yl1yxepauhbwynk5pi52g6 chile patagonia carretera austral los alerces hike pumalin national park c pura aventura thomas power20181213 18711 wt6599

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Day 6 - Travel through forests to Fú

Follow a relatively easy self-guided trail up to the crater of the emblematic Chaiten Volcano. Continue south to Futaleufú set in a spectacular, fertile, valley near the Argentine border.
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Day 7 - A day to enjoy the white water

The town of Fú is famous for having some of the largest river waves in the world, which is why it has become a magnet for white water enthusiasts from around the world.
Images itinerary images original oau5nfy1m3n38we41blsefjh134hgx63 chile patagonia carretera austral reflections in lake on way to futaleufu c pura aventura thomas power20181213 18711 1q86kez

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Day 8 - Go walking to a mirror lake

Follow a self-guided hiking trail through the forests to a mirror lake, waterfall or a lookout point over the river valley, or you can kayak on a lake, ride horses or bikes into the hills.
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Day 9 - Travel south to the Queulat National Park

Today's drive takes around three hours, though always with lovely views to enjoy. If you want to walk en route, you will pass the El Puma trail in the north of Queulat National Park.
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Day 10 - Kayak or boat along the fjord

Spend today with your host kayaking along the fjord to reach a remote island where you have a picnic lunch with a view, walk up to a waterfall this afternoon.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero hanging glacier of queulat20180829 76980 1i06zqg

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Day 11 - Walk to see Queulat's hanging glacier

Spend today walking inside the Queulat National Park, with a walk up to the emblematic hanging glacier viewpoint. They are adding new trails all the time so you will have lots of choice.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia aysen north of manihuales views road

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Day 12 - Leave the temperate rainforests of northern Patagonia

You leave the forested northern part of Patagonia today and enter the high, dry, steppe. As well as the scenery changing, you spend tonight in a proper town, Coyhaique.
Images itinerary images original 9oiohs1z6mcoh5ewubkde1r70a3hvshh chile patagonia carretera austral coyhaique general view20190227 23112 h97bq1

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Day 13 - Private guided day in and around Coyhaique

Spend today in the company of our friendly guide, introducing you to the history, geography, geology, flora and fauna of the region this morning at the Museum of Patagonia.
Images itinerary images original lwruc7052fdc5jl8hfgj7zroi48jropn chile patagonia aysen cerro castillo switchbacks20200730 32227 1djqhm

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Day 14 - Arrive in the Cerro Castillo National Park

Continue south today into increasingly dramatic landscapes as transition into Patagonia's glaciated south. Settle in to your private cabin looking up at the Cerro Castillo mountains.
Images itinerary images original 71bquc9g8asfyu64judfnqjk36ojq0on chile patagonia aysen carretera austral chalet cerro castillo huemul20200731 32227 15ndot4

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Day 15 - Guided walk to try and see huemul

Your private guide leads you in search of the seriously endangered national animal of Chile, the huemul. This area is the best place to see this solitary deer in the wild.
Images itinerary images original dwwph2ijqz0f6eti856687wsh3vbyqya chile patagonia aysen cerro castillo nuevo zealandes valley beech forest mountain view walkers20190225 32105 1vzfg8u

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Day 16 - Private guided hike into the national park

Private-guided walk along some or all of Cerro Castillo National Park's spectacular Nuevo Zealandes valley. After a long day of hiking, dinner is again provided for you back at your cabin.
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Day 17 - Ride horses, or bikes into the hills

Your last day in Cerro Castillo should be a classic Patagonian day of riding and sharing an asado: roast lamb over an open fire. It might be that you ride bikes or horses, that's up to you.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia aysen cerro castillo mountains lake

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Day 18 - Travel east into Argentina

Switch ecosystems again today as you move to the east and into Argentina. Depending on your mood, you can drive around Lago Buenos Aires, or take a ferry, either way, it is beautiful.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina patagonia ruta 40 parque patagonia guide guido vittone c matias rebak

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Day 19 - Private guided day in the Patagonia National Park

A day with a local guide to enjoy the hiking trails of the Argentinian Patagonia Park and to learn about the fascinating ‘Rewilding Argentina’ project.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina Ruta 41 Surface of the moon C Sally Dodge

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Day 20 - Travel south on the beautiful Ruta 41

Drive south on the breathtakingly remote scenic Ruta 41 which hugs the Andes as it journeys south on what feels like the surface of the moon with reddish volcanos and basalt dikes.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina Ruta 40 Cueva de las Manos 28 Cave 29 C Sally Dodge

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Day 21 - Visit the incredible Cave of Hands

Today you'll meet your local guide to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the 'Cueva de las Manos'. Enjoy short hikes in the area and an overnight in the wilds of Patagonia.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina Ruta 40 Cueva de las Manos 28 Salt Canyon 29 C Sally Dodge

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Day 22 - Morning walk along the Pinturas Canyon

You'll have the opportunity for a final hike in the morning before driving south back on the Ruta 40 through the open Patagonian wilderness. Stay in a working ranch dating back to 1878.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina patagonia mount fitz roy los glaciares national park patagonia

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Day 23 - Arrive at the Fitzroy mountains

Todays drive will take you to some of Patagonia's most iconic scenery - the staggering jagged skyline of Mount Fitzroy. You’ll have time for an afternoon hike when you arrive.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina el chalten laguna torres chris bladon

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Day 24 - Private guided hike in the mountains

With your local guide you will hike the stunning trail that takes you to the base of the immense Mount Fitzroy. Look and listen out for the fantastic Magellanic woodpecker along the way.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina patagonia el chalten looking at cerro torre

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Day 25 - Self guided walking around Fitzroy

Spend today exploring at your own pace. There are many self-guided trails you can follow or you could drive further up the valley to visit the impressive Lago del Desierto.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero Argentina drive calafate chalten chris bladon 2

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Day 26 - After a morning walk, drive to El Calafate

Continue south towards the Los Glaciares National Park and the comfortable, if uninspiring, town of El Calafate. It is a springboard to the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero Argentina Patagonia perito moreno calving chris bladon

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Day 27 - Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier

Today is dedicated to seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier. Let everyone else go in the morning, you should go in the quiet of the late afternoon when it is at its most beautiful, and peaceful.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia paine torres cerro guido estancia c cerroguido

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Day 28 - Return to Chile and the Torres del Paine National Park

Cross back into Chile as you drive back west towards the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park. Stay in a traditional estancia, ranch, with fantastic views over to the mountains.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia torres del paine laguna azul views

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Day 29 - Walk around the peaceful Laguna Azul

Walk in the area around the beautiful Laguna Azul. There are various loops but the 5km walk up to the viewpoint of Mirador Masle gives the best views of the famous towers.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia torres del paine perfect sunrise over las torres20180829 76980 1q7hf64

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Day 30 - Walk to the famous Torres

You can spend today watching life on the farm of hiking up the Ascencio Valley to tackle the strenuous hike up to the glacial lake at the foot of the Paine Towers.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia torres del paine guanaco grazing in front of mountains

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Day 31 - Cross the park to walk the fauna trail

Cross Torres del Paine to change hotel, stopping to follow the fauna trail across an area of arid open steppe, where you can see guanacos, foxes, armadillos and perhaps, if you're lucky, pumas.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia torres del paine three walking along iceberg beach lago grey20180829 76980 17clj8p

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Day 32 - Spend the day at Glacier Grey

Here in the western side of the park you are close to the glaciers, most obviously Glacier Grey. Take a boat ride to the face of the glacier followed by a walk alongside the lake.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia torres del paine mirador ferrier viewpoint

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Day 33 - Walk to a viewpoint over the Serrano River

Walk up to the Mirador del Serrano for incredible views of the Paine mountains and the Grey and Serrano Rivers. This afternoon, walk a route along the bird-rich river flats of the Rio Serrano.
Images itinerary images original zva1bhue4sl0x5ylwjz1gohelf9fa8z2 chile pali aike crater xabi20181219 13581 1him9iq

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Day 34 - Complete your drive in Punta Arenas

Set off south to the city of Punta Arenas, gateway to the Magellan Straits. Return your car and enjoy a stroll. In winter it gets so windy here they have ropes along some streets!
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile wulaia bay australis viewpoint c pura aventura thomas power P1330396

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Day 35 - Set sail towards Cape Horn

Settle into your very comfortable cabin aboard the Australis as you set sail along the Beagle Channel towards Cape Horn. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal.
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Day 36 - See elephant seals, penguins and sea birds

There should be some wonderful wildlife encounters in store today, including chances to get close to elephant seals, penguins and sea birds. Walk through a remote Magellanic forest.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile beagle channel australis pia glacier guests from distance c pura aventura thomas power P1330062

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Day 37 - Land at the Pia Glacier

Today is mainly dedicated to glaciers; take a zodiac ride and walk to a viewpoint to survey the Pia Glacier, from mountain to sea. Later sail through the majestic Glacier Alley.
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Day 38 - Land, hopefully, at Cape Horn

Whether permitting, you will step foot on Cape Horn today. It is a place of legends; a sheer, 400 metre high promontory which marks the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans merge.
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Day 39 - Arrive in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires

Disembark after breakfast and make the flight north to Buenos Aires. Today is yours to relax and stroll to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner tonight.
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Day 40 - Private guided exploration of Buenos Aires

Spend this morning in the company of your own private guide who can take you on and off the beaten track. Rather than follow a specific route, this is a tour set by you.
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Day 41 - It's time to travel home

After six weeks in Patagonia, it's time to head home. Your guide will take you to the airport in plenty of time for your flight home.

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