Pre-programme Chilean Patagonia

Explore the lakes, glaciers and snow-covered mountains of Chilean Patagonia, visit the Torres del Paine National Park and Ultima Esperanza Fjord from your unique hotel in Puerto Natales.

  • Discover more of South America with Hurtigruten
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Ultima Esperanza Fjord
  • Visit the Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage biosphere
  • Domestic flight, hotel and full board included
  • Destinations

    South America, Antarctica

  • Season

    Spring, Summer

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Min. passengers

    4

  • Booking code

    PUQPRE

  • From

    £ 2102

Planned itinerary Pre-programme

Our Pre-programme allows you to explore even more of your destinations before sailing with Hurtigruten.

Discover the lakes, glaciers and snow-covered mountains of Chilean Patagonia, using Puerto Natales as your base. This programme starts in Santiago and ends at the pier in Punta Arenas.

Day 1: Santiago/Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales

Start the tour with a morning transfer from your hotel to the airport and a flight to Punta Arenas, followed by an approximately 3-hour drive (incl. lunch box) through Patagonia’s rugged steppe with chance to see Magellan ostriches and with a little luck, some lonely condors tracing circles in the sky. After arriving at your hotel in Puerto Natales, the rest of the day is at your leisure followed by dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine

An early start takes you on a full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National park, a UNESCO World Heritage biosphere. See herds of sheep and native guanacos with the rugged snow-capped Torres del Paine mountains towering in the background. We visit Torres del Paine from one extreme end to the other by van, passing different lookout points. At Lake Grey, you can see huge icebergs along the shore and even the Glacier Grey in the distance. Return to Puerto Natales in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Puerto Natales /Ultima Esperanza fjord

A three-hour cruise with a motor boat from Puerto Natales to Ultima Esperanza Fjord takes you through stunning Patagonian scenery to the 1,000-year-old Balmaceda Glacier, home to cormorants and sea lions. A short walk takes you to the foot of the Serrano Glacier, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and walls of ice. We then return to Puerto Natales, where the rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas

Enjoy the landscape passing by during your three-hour transfer back to the pier in Punta Arenas to arrive on time for embarkation in the afternoon.

Please note that due to changing conditions, the order of sights may vary!

A large brown dog standing next to a body of water
Photo: shutterstock Photo

Practical information 

Included: 

The price includes the transfer hotel to airport in Santiago de Chile, economy class flight Santiago de Chile – Punta Arenas, incl. current taxes and charges, transfer with English-speaking driver from Punta Arenas airport to Puerto Natales to pier in Punta Arenas, 3 overnights at hotel in Puerto Natales incl. full board and beverages with the meals, two full day excursions led by an English-speaking guide, use of spa, heated swimming pool and hot tubs.

The overnight in Santiago before the start of this tour is part of your Antarctica voyage. All excursions are subject to weather conditions.

NOTE: The costs for the unused charter flight from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas is already deducted from the tour price.

Not included: Drinks outside the included meals, gratuities.

Remarks/requirements:

This tour is available as Pre-programme in combination with voyages starting in Punta Arenas.

Includes walking on uneven terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip until 6 weeks before departure.

Tour dates 21/22: 

06.11.-09.11.2021, 22.11.-25.11.2021, 08.12.-11.12.2021, 24.12.-27.12.2021, 09.01.-12.01.2022, 09.01.-12.01.2022, 25.01.-28.01.2022, 10.02.-13.02.2022, 26.02.-01.03.2022, 14.03.-17.03.2022

Booking Code: PUQPRE