Exploring Patagonia, Pumalin & Chiloe

Overview

On this incredible journey, we will travel from Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southerly city in the world, through the remote expanses of Patagonia. Explore the southern ice fields, breath-taking glaciers, vast national parks and the magnificent snow-capped Andes mountain range. Travelling north along the famous Route 40 we get off the beaten track and follow around Lake Buenos Aires (also known as Lake General Carrera) and visit to the Marble Caves. Continuing along the famous Carretera Austral and hike the Enchanted Forest, Hanging Glacier and spend a time by the Chilean Fjords. We continue north into the Pumalin National Park, a reserve of forest area that Douglas Tompkins protected for many years. Cross on a barge ferry to the Island of Chiloe we see the cultural differences of the Chilote people and feel as though time has stood still. We finish out tour in the beautiful town of Puerta Varas. 

TRIP CODE
LATSEPPC
DEPARTURE
26-Nov-2018
DURATION
27 Days
LOCATIONS
Argentina, Chile

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

23 nights accommodation in tourist class hotels or guest houses
3 nights in comfortable cabins
1 night in a hiking lodge
26 breakfasts
21 lunches
20 dinners
Experienced tour leader as well as local guides
Experienced Driver/Mechanic
All National Park Entrance fees
Fully escorted in South America

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard LATSEPPC-STD AUD 11390


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Standard
 Hotel Casa Kalfu - Puerto Montt/ Puerto Varas
Standard Room
Casa Kalfu, blue house in Mapuche language, is a pleasant 14-room boutique hotel built in a local traditional style. Each room has a large private bathroom with shower, central heating, cable TV, a safe. Wifi is accessible in the lobby. A buffet breakfast with regional pastries is served. With more than 40 years of experience in hospitality, the owners deliver a high-quality and personalized service. A comfortable lounge and a bar are the perfect places to relax and beautiful lake views.
 
 Hotel de Castro - Chiloe
Standard Room
Situated on the main island of the Chiloe Islands, Hotel de Castro is a beautiful hotel in the centre of the town. Rooms are comfortable and equipped with private facilities, central heating, WiFi, cable TV and a safe. Some rooms have. A modern spa with heated pool, jacuzzi and gym are available for guests.
 
 Cabanas Caleta Gonzalo - Chaiten
Standard Room
Caleta Gonzalo is a wonderful place located at the southern entrance of the Pumalin Park. The charming wooden cabins are rustic but luxurious and cozy with beautiful views of the Renihue fjord. Individually decorated in a typical local style, each house has a private bathroom and heating. A homemade breakfast, taken in the adjacent cafe, is included. An information centre and stores that sell handicrafts can also be found. Numerous well-marked trails are accessible to explore the area.
 
 Fiordo Queulat Eco Lodge - Queulat
Standard Room
Immerse yourself in a wild, pristine and natural environment. Hike in the forest on beautiful trails and the Queulat river and the spectacular Chilean fjords. In the evening to relax with the sound of the many waterfalls plunging into the forest to finally die as joyful streams that run into the waters of the Queulat fjord. Accommodation is in lovely log cabins, mosat with private bathroom but some with a shared bathroom between two rooms. There is no electricity at the lodge, just a little hydroelectric power plant. There is no wifi.
 
 Raices Bed & Breakfast - Coyhaique
Standard Room
Featuring a garden and a terrace, Raices Bed and Breakfast offers accommodations with free Wi-Fi in Coyhaique. The commercial centre is 100 metres away and the Coyhaique River viewpoint is 30 metres away. The cosy rooms in Raices Bed and Breakfast feature private bathrooms and cable TV. A daily home-made breakfast with local and natural ingredients is served daily and room service is also provided. Guests can relax by the working fireplace located in the shared lounge or buy some souvenirs at the onsite shop.
 
 El Puesto - Rio Tranquilo Aysen
Standard Room
El Puesto is a pleasant place to stay with nine comfortable rooms. Each room has its own private bathroom with hot water, Wifi and heating. The friendly and welcoming staff will ensure you have the most enjoyable stay. A tasty local breakfast is provided. El Puesto is strongly involved in the environment protection and has received the seal of sustainable accommodation.
 
 Hotel Ultimo Paraiso - Cochrane
Standard Room
This entirely wooden hotel has seven comfortable and spacious rooms. Each room has a fully equipped bathroom, a wood stove, Wifi and a flat-screen TV. Breakfast is made with local products and is hand made with love. Hotel Ultimo Paraiso features a shared lounge, a bar and an enjoyable terrace. A laundry service is available. Located in the center of Cochrane, it is easy to go for a walk to discover the city.
 
 Rio Tarde Casa Patagonica - Lago Posadas
Standard Room
Rio Tarde Casa Patagonica is a charming and comfortable family-run place located in the small village of Lago Posadas. It has seven warmly decorated rooms equipped with private facilities, WiFi and heating. Typical Argentinian homemade food is served. The personal attention delivered by the owners will make you feel at home. There is a cultural centre with a library to learn more about Patagonia. You will have beautiful views of the Patagonian steppe from the terrace.
 
 Kalenshen - El Chalten
Standard Room
Featuring a heated swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa, Kalenshen offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs in El Chalten. A buffet breakfast is served. The main hiking pathways are 200 metres away. Decorated in warm hues, rooms at Kalenshen have large windows overlooking the mountains. All of them have heating and private bathrooms with hot running water.
 
 Hotel Del Glaciar - El Calafate
Standard Room
Hotel Del A friendly guest house and hostel, very well located in central El Calafate. The main street and restaurants are a short walk away, and Perito Moreno glacier is 80 km away. Del Glaciar Libertador features private rooms with simple en-suite bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is provided, and Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area.
 
 Paine Grande Mountain Lodge - Torres del Paine NP
Standard Room
Mountain Lodge, with a new concept in service and accommodation quality located in Torres del Paine National Park. It allows to comfortably accommodate 100 people on shared rooms of 3 and 2 cabins per room; all with a wonderful view of the Pehoe Lake and Paine Grande. There are shared toilettes separated for men and women; showers with hot water.
 
 Hosteria Pehoe - Torres del Paine NP
Standard Room
Sited on a 5 hectare island in Lake Pehoe, Hosteria Pehoe offers visitors the chance to enjoy the wonders of nature and a truly overwhelming view of the Horns of the Paine. It has 25 rooms with private bathrooms, all comfortably furnished and heated, a large lounge on the second floor, a dining room with a beautiful view of Lake Pehoe and the Horns of the Paine, as well as also a bar and cafeteria. The warm welcome and pleasant service afforded tourists make the Pehoe Inn the ideal base for exploring Wild Patagonia.
 
 Hotel Plaza - Punta Arenas
Standard Room
Set in a stylish heritage building right in front of the Punta Arena's main square, Hotel Plaza offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, and breakfast. There is a restaurant. Fully carpeted, rooms at Plaza Hotel feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. All of them feature heating and TV sets.
 
 Hosteria Tunkelen - Cerro Sombrero
Standard Room
Is a mapudungun word that means "quiet place or for rest". It was names 1965, by the father of the current owners, when only the pampa, the wonderful skies and noisy wind accompanied the visitors to the island Tierra del Fuego. Now operated by the five siblings beautiful Tunkelen offer guests warm hospitality and by people with a true love of the end of the world. All rooms are heated and have private bathrooms.
 
 Hotel Tierra del Fuego - Ushuaia
Standard Room
Boasting impressive views of the mountains and sea, Hotel Tierra del Fuego offers accommodation with free WiFi access in Ushuaia. The hotel features an alpine décor and offers a fitness centre. The elegant and comfortable guestrooms at Hotel Tierra del Fuego have a private bathroom, some with a bath tub, and some with a spa bath. Each room includes a view. All are fitted with a minibar, a flat-screen cable TV and a safety deposit box.

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