|Day 1, USHUAIA: Arrival day.
Day 2, USHUAIA: Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city, between the frigid waters of the South Atlantic and high snowcapped peaks. We have a full free day with the option to take a hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park or a boat trip out onto the Beagle Channel. (B)
Day 3, USHUAIA - PUNTA ARENAS: A long day’s drive through the wilds of Patagonia to the small town of Punta Arenas. (B)
Day 4, PUNTA ARENAS - TORRES DEL PAINE: Travel via Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park. This park offers breathtaking scenery of lofty peaks topped with sheer rock pinnacles, turquoise lakes and dramatic glaciers. (BD)
Day 5, TORRES DEL PAINE: Morning drive to Lake Pehoe and then set sail with the breath-taking skyline of Los Cuernos Del Paine in the background. From there we hike to Refuge Pehoe, close to the Grey Glacier, and then sail across Lake Grey. (BLD)
Day 6, TORRES DEL PAINE: We hike to the impressive scenic area of Las Torres. (BLD)
Day 7, TORRES DEL PAINE - EL CALAFATE: Travel by bus to El Calafate, our base for exploring the Moreno Glacier. (B)
Day 8, MORENO GLACIER: A full day excursion to the Moreno Glacier. One of the earth’s few advancing glaciers, this monumental sheet of ice is up to 1km thick and 6km wide. We leave early to have the area for ourselves to enjoy, with no rush and plenty of time for birdwatching. We walk on some of the lesser visited trails, enjoying almost by ourselves the glacier's north face in all its splendour, watching and hearing giant chunks of ice plummeting into the waters of Lake Argentino. We then go to the main viewing area, where you have time to enjoy this amazing natural site at your leisure. (B)
Day 9, EL CALAFATE - EL CHALTEN – FITZROY MASSIF: We drive to El Chalten where we meet our local guide for exploring the Fitzroy Massif. We head then into the National Park to start our hike. In the evening we set up camp to spend the night. (BLD)
Day 10, FITZROY MASSIF: Early in the morning we leave our camp. A zip-line will allow us to cross the Fitzroy river, hanging by our harnesses. After an hour walking around the lagoon, we get to the glacier. Once there, we put our crampons on and start our trek on the ice until we get to walls of ice that block the way. At this point we will be given our first instructions on ice climbing, and after putting on all the necessary gear you can practice under the safe supervision of our guides. (BL) Note: The ice climbing is an included activity, but is optional.
Day 11, FITZROY MASSIF: Free day to take one of the many optional hikes or horseriding excursions in the majestic scenery of the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, in the area around the Fitzroy Massif. The views are staggering with serrated peaks interspersed with huge glaciers that tower over the Patagonian steppe. (B)
Day 12, FITZROY MASSIF - EL CALAFATE: We return to El Calafate. (B)
Day 13, EL CALAFATE: Tour ends. (B)