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Torres del Paine to El Chaltén: Drive & Hike

From Paine to the Magellan Straits, Perito Moreno Glacier to Mount Fitzroy, explore on foot and in your 4x4, with our support every beautiful step of the way.

Patagonia is a place of incredible, dramatic beauty best experienced with your boots on, in the greatest of great outdoors. With a vehicle of your own, a sense of adventure and our decades of experience, this may just be the ultimate self-guided Patagonia holiday.

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Day 1 - Travel to Chile, explore Santiago

Arrive in Santiago this morning to be met by your guide and settled into your hotel downtown before you head out to explore on foot.
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Day 2 - Travel into Patagonia and the city of Punta Arenas

Fly south into the wide-open plains of Patagonia. Pick up your vehicle and head into the city of Punta Arenas where you spend the next two nights.
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Day 3 - Walk along the Magellan Strait to a lighthouse

Walk along the Magellan Strait as far as the San Isidro lighthouse. As well as beautiful scenery, the fort and museum offer a fascinating window into early Spanish settlements.
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Day 4 - Visit a condor rookery

Set off north today across the open plains towards the mountains of the Last Hope Sound and Balmaceda Glacier. Stop along the way to watch condors take to the wing.
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Day 5 - Walk in the hills above Puerto Natales

Walk to a viewpoint over Laguna Sofia from the top of Cerro Benitez. The views from the top are wonderful - all the way along the Last Hope Sound and even over into Argentina.
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Day 6 - Reach the Torres del Paine National Park

Travel this morning towards the Torres del Paine National Park, enjoying the increasingly dramatic views. This afternoon, walk along the bird-rich river flats of the Rio Serrano.
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Day 7 - Walk to a viewpoint of the mountains

Walk up to a Mirador for incredible views of the Paine mountains, Glacier Grey and the bends in the Grey and Serrano Rivers.

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