Travel 2 Touring 18/19

SOUTH AMERICA

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Buenos Aires

2

El Chaltén

3

1

ARGENTINA

El Calafate

3

CHILE

Laguna Amarga Camp

Cuernos Camp

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1 1

1 Paine Grande Camp

1

Torres Del Paine National Park

2

Peurto Natales

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

ACTIVE SMALL GROUP TOUR

• Full day guided hike to Laguna de los Tres in El Chaltén and catch a glimpse of the Fitz Roy peaks • Rafting in class III rapids in Glacier National Park • See the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier • The W Trek – a 4-day hike through spectacular Patagonian Scenery in Torres del Paine National Park LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

PRICES FROM £2599pp

14 day Hike Patagonia in Depth Buenos Aires • El Chalten • El Calafate • Puerto Natales • Torres del Paine National Park • The W Trek

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires On arrival into Buenos Aires, transfer independently to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure to explore districts such as La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo. This evening meet your fellow travellers and CEO at a welcome meeting. Day 2: Buenos Aires - El Chaltén Fly to El Calafate and continue by bus to El Chaltén within Glacier National Park, often referred to as the trekking capital of Argentina and marvel at the Andean mountains en route. Enjoy free time to warm up for the upcoming trek, opt to take a short hike to a nearby lookout or explore around town. Day 3: El Chaltén Enjoy a full-day guided hike to Laguna de los Tres and if the weather cooperates, a clear view of the Fitz Roy peaks and the sparking teal lakes below. En route, take in the gradual changes in terrain from tree covered trails to exposed alpine landscapes. (B) Day 4: El Chaltén Explore one of El Chaltén’s many trekking routes. Opt to explore the Laguna Torre trail to spot the dramatic Cerro Torre, hike to Laguna Capri or head up to the Condor Mirador to enjoy great views of the town. (B) Day 5: El Chaltén - El Calafate Jump into a raft and enjoy the ride through Glacier National Park. Watch the mountains fade into the distance and paddle down Class III rapids. Afterwards, head to the quaint little town of El Calafate, and opt for a hearty dinner to refuel. (B) Day 6: El Calafate Travel to Perito Moreno Glacier for an included guided tour. Opt to take a boat ride on the lake to get a different view of the stunning landscape and marvel at how large the glacier is up close. (B) Day 7: El Calafate Enjoy free time, take a leisurely hike to Laguna Nimez or explore the souvenir shops and restaurants in town. Home to the immense Perito Moreno Glacier, the quaint alpine town of El Calafate is the perfect base for exploring the nearby glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park. (B)

Day 8: El Calafate - Puerto Natales Continue on to Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. Explore the town, eat a hearty meal, and rest well for the 4-day hike ahead. Equipment is available to rent and any extra gear not needed for the Paine hike can be stored at the hotel. (B) Day 9: Puerto Natales - Laguna Amarga Camp Today embark on a 4-day excursion within Torres del Paine NP, hiking the famous W Trek. Start the 62km route by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below. (BLD) Day 10: Laguna Amarga Camp - Cuernos Camp Wake up surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and continue hiking along the W Trek, crossing Paine River and passing through grassy fields. Stop at Lake Nordenskjöld and snap a photo of the mountains reflecting in the lake before reaching the camp. (BLD) Day 11: Cuernos Camp - Paine Grande Camp Hike to the French Valley lookout and take in the awe-inspiring views of the mountain range spreading across the national park. Marvel at the dramatic, contrasting greens and greys of the landscape. (BLD) Day 12: Paine Grande Camp - Puerto Natales Enjoy the final day of The W Trek that leads to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier. Admire the scale of this immense glacier and continue trekking to Lake Pehoé. Finish by taking a picturesque ferry ride across the lake and enjoy the sense of accomplishment. (BL) Days 13 & 14: Puerto Natales - Buenos Aires In the afternoon, fly to Buenos Aires and in the evening enjoy a final night out with the group. Your tour concludes on day 14 after check out of your hotel. (B*) *day 13 only

TOUR DETAILS

£2599 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 10 nights’ hotel accommodation and 3 nights’ camping • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners • Services of an experienced Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides and specialist mountain guides and porters • Touring by private vehicle, local bus, boat, hiking and plane • Internal flights, sightseeing and touring as specified DEPARTURES 2019: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 12, 15, 19, 22, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 3, 7, 14, 18, 28 2020: Jan 4, 11, 15, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

TOUR STYLE: Small Group (Active)

GROUP SIZE: 16 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Buenos Aires. Please call for details.

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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