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Patagonia Overland Express Jeep Safari

Overview

This shortened version of our top of the line Standard 8 Night Overland Safari concentrates on the best of both Torres Paine National Park in Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. Ideal for those who want to see the highlights of both Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia in the minimum amount of time, this option gives you access to a full menu of excursions within and around Torres del Paine National Park. It allows you to get up close and personal with the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier.

Trip Code: LAQUPOS

Travel Style: Overland

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

This morning fly from Santiago, Chile to Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales in Southern Patagonia.
Which airport you fly into will depend on the route of the flights you booked. Transfer privately from the airport to your hotel in Torres del Paine National Park.

Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to rest and relax from your day of traveling before your full program briefing, Jeep handover and dinner. If you arrive late to your hotel this day, we will move the briefing for the morning of day 2, after breakfast

Saturday, Puerto Natales & Surroundings

Today you have a full day to enjoy Torres del Paine National Park, and your excursion for the day will be a full day Jeep Reconnaissance Tour around the park. This excursion is recommended in all our safaris, as it is the best way to get to experience all aspects of Torres del Paine in the shortest amount of time. On this full-day excursion, you cross the entire park from West to East and it includes the opportunity to enjoy one leisurely hike to Laguna Azul. This location takes in the full spectrum of the park’s flora and fauna, in company with various breathtaking views of the Paine Massif, surrounding lakes, rivers, waterfalls and countryside. This is a day for those seeking the ultimate view where there is never a dull moment. Your will end this tour at the hotel for a relaxing evening before dinner.

Sunday, Torres del Paine National Park

Today you have 2 options to choose from inside of Torres del Paine National Park: An active option and a less active option. Both options will begin the day with a morning navigation across the wall of the mighty Glacier Grey. This nautical voyage takes you on a three-hour excursion of Grey Lake aboard a motorized catamaran, to witness the majesty of Glacier Grey from up-close.

After returning to Grey beach from the navigation, the active option for the afternoon includes a hike to Mirador Ferrier (for Guided programs) or a hike to Mirador Condor (for the Self-Drive programs). For the Less active option, this afternoon, you will do a hike to the shorter trail at Mirador Condor. We return to our hotel in the early evening for some relaxation time before dinner.

Monday, Torres del Paine National Park

Today you have a full day of activities in Torres del Paine National Park. You can choose between an active day or a less active day, depending on your desired level of activity. For our active option, we recommend the hike to the Base of the Towers, which is one of the most emblematic, spectacularly beautiful and physically challenging hikes available in the national park. For the less active option, you can choose to do a combination of short & scenic hikes around the Park including Mirador Cuernos, and a few shorter hikes to different waterfalls, overlooks and other points of interest within the Park. We return to the hotel in the late afternoon for a relaxing evening before dinner.

Tuesday, Torres del Paine National Park

After breakfast. drive east across the border, and into El Calafate and Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park. Total drive time this morning is about 4 to 4.5 hours, depending on road and weather conditions, with plenty of stops along the way. You will arrive at our hotel in time for lunch.

Enjoy a free afternoon to rest and relax from your day of traveling, or pay a visit to the Glaciarium Museum, for a one-of-a-kind experience in this state-of-the-art facility that places the Patagonian ice sheets in a natural and historical perspective.

Wednesday, El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Pa

Today you will enjoy a full day expedition to the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier with both an active and a less active option available in the morning. The active aption is a short ice hike atop the glacier known as the “Mini Trekking”. This unique activity requires sure-footedness, but it is not considered a physically demanding activity and it requires no previous ice-trekking experience to be enjoyed. For the less active option, you can take an hour-long Navigation across the southern arm of the glacier aboard a large motorized catamaran, offering both indoor and outdoor viewing areas to the massive ice wall of Perito Moreno. You will enjoy our box lunches at the glacier before your afternoon activity.

After lunch we will enjoy a leisurely one to two hour-long walk across the multi-level observation boardwalk in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier. This feat of engineering is the best way with which to appreciate this mammoth ice structure and its famous calving phenomenon. We return to our hotel in the early afternoon to rest and relax before dinner. Your Jeep will also be picked up this evening by one of our representatives.

Thursday, El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Par

Morning transfer from your hotel to El Calafate airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and international connection home.

Friday, Departure
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Important Information

  • Inclusions

    • Round-trip private airport transfers in Patagonia
    • All lodging and meals as speci􀏐ied on itinerary
    • Open Bar, daily Spa Use (where available) and Wi􀏐i Service at
    each property as detailed on the itinerary
    • Entrance fees to Torres del Paine & Los Glaciares National
    Parks (including Perito Moreno Glacier)
    • All Activities inside the Parks as detailed on the itinerary
    • Use of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vehicle, with all fuel
    included in Chile, and all onboard navigation equipment during
    your entire itinerary (unlimited mileage)
    • Fuel in Argentina is included if you have chosen the Gold or
    Silver Guided Safari
    • The services of a Guide (for guided
    programs only)
    • Unlimited minutes for Satellite phone use with Quasar staff +
    10 Free minutes for personal use
    • Comprehensive vehicle insurance, including 3rd party liability
    insurance
    • 24/7 Support of ground operations team

    Not Included

    • International or Domestic Airfare in Chile and Argentina
    • Hotels, tours or transfers while in Santiago, Buenos Aires or
    other areas of Chile & Argentina
    • Wine and other alcoholic beverages at properties that do not
    offer open bar service (see itinerary for details)
    • Massages or special treatments at hotel spas
    • Fuel while in Argentina (unless you have chosen the Gold or
    Silver Guided Safari
    • Certain 3rd party excursions, available at an extra cost, as
    detailed on our Guide to Excursions
    • Tips to Guides and Hotel Staff
    • Trip cancellation, travel delay, or baggage insurance

  • 1 (easy)- 2 (medium)
  • Available on request. 

  • You can choose from a Silver (Superior) experience and a Gold (Deluxe) Experience as well as a self-drive itinerary or a guided itinerary. 

  • Seasonality, Availability and choice in style of itinerary.

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

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