Map of Patagonia Short Break - Remota Lodge including Chile

Get back to nature in a land that defies expectations

Jagged mountains, pristine glaciers and bright blue lagoons await in Chile’s Patagonia on a 5-day adventure. Tailor your perfect experience by choosing your activities each day, accompanied by a local Intrepid guide to add another layer to your discoveries. One day you may be cruising past waterfalls in search of glaciers, and the next hiking through the landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park. With stunning accommodation and all meals included, the only thing you’ll need to think about is which amazing activity to choose next.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Puerto Natales, Chile
Finish
Puerto Natales, Chile
Destination
Chile
Style
Comfort
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
GPAP
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Tailor your itinerary based on your interests and fitness level, choosing from an exciting range of half day and full day activities accompanied by your local Intrepid guide.

  • Cruise down fjords in search of glaciers, explore ancient caves or hike through incredible landscapes – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

  • Travel with a local Intrepid guide who will add another layer to your discoveries, taking care of the details and sharing stories about the scenery, wildlife and local culture.

  • Spend four evenings in a beautiful and sustainable hotel offering fantastic amenities and first-class views of the surrounding fjord, mountains and glaciers.

  • With all meals included, it couldn’t be easier to fuel up for your adventures, whether you’re sampling gastronomic delights in your hotel’s on-site restaurant or dining al fresco while on the go.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.

  • A good level of fitness is required to get the most out of the multiple treks available on this trip.

  • Weather in Patagonia can be wild, so it's important to prepare for all elements. Rain, wind and extreme cold are all part of the adventure. As a result of this wild weather the hikes and activities within Torres del Paine National Park may not always be possible, so if you are prepared to be a little flexible, you will have a great time!

Itinerary

Welcome to Patagonia! Few places on earth offer up such dramatic and breathtaking landscapes, the most iconic of which are contained within Torres del Paine National Park and Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, which you’ll be exploring over the next days. You will be collected from the airport in Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate by an Intrepid representative for a private transfer to your accommodation. Your base for the next four nights is a beautiful and sustainable hotel, serving up unbeatable views of the surrounding fjord, mountains and glaciers, with huge windows that bring the Patagonia’s scenery inside. All activities are weather dependent, so on arrival you’ll meet your local guide, discuss the forecast for the coming days and plan tomorrow’s activities based on your interests. Enjoy dinner at the fantastic on-site restaurant then rest up for the adventure ahead.
Accommodation
  • Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Over the next three days, you’ll have the option to pick several half day and full day activities to explore the incredible surrounding areas. Your local guide will be on hand to help choose the excursions that suit you best, and of course to accompany you and share information on the otherworldly landscapes.

You may like to head out and explore the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers within Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, which can only be accessed by sea. Cruise through the Ultima Esperanza fjord, passing by glaciers, waterfalls and small estancias, eventually arriving at the Balmaceda glacier. Continue to the end of the fjord and take a short walk to a viewpoint looking over the Serrano glacier before cruising back the way you came (be sure to look out for imperial cormorants and sea lions as you go!)

Another excellent option is a full day tour exploring Torres del Paine National Park. First stop by Cueva del Milodon, a 200m long cavern where many extinct species were discovered, then enter the park and come face to face with a landscape filled with bright blue lagoons, ice-capped mountains, an abundance of wildlife and famous granite towers.

One of the real showstoppers of the region is Lago Gray, a picturesque lake fringed by the icy blue Grey Glacier. The best way to get up close and personal with this serene scenery is during a boat excursion, cruising past pristine icebergs and inspiring mountain views. Be sure to have your camera ready as these are scenes you won’t want to forget!

Or perhaps you’d like to find your feet with one of the most famous activities within Torres del Paine National Park – hiking. There are many wonderful walks available within the park, ranging from two to eleven hours, and your local guide will help coordinate a walk that suits your fitness levels and interests.
Included Activities
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day Estancia La Peninsula tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day guided sightseeing tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day Serrano & Balmaceda Glacier tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Navigation to Grey Glacier
  • Torres del Paine NP - Trek
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)
Your Patagonian adventure comes to an end today. You will be dropped at the airport in Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate to line up with your flight.
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Lodge (4 nights)

Included activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day Estancia La Peninsula tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day guided sightseeing tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day Serrano & Balmaceda Glacier tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Navigation to Grey Glacier
  • Torres del Paine NP - Trek
  • Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer

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Important notes

All travellers on Intrepid trips (outside Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travellers on Intrepid trips, including in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

1. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.
2. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own. Therefore, during chosen excursions you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers.
3. The maximum number of travellers is indicative of maximum number of travellers during join-in activities only.
4. Arrival and departure transfers from El Calafate, Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas airports are included. Please ensure you provide us with your flight details at time of booking.

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