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Chile and Argentina Patagonia Wonders

Punta Arenas - Torres del Paine - Calafate - Puerto Natales (7 days / 6 nts)  From $1056

View of lake in front of Torres del Paine


How it works: You receive a rental car with unlimited mileage, a road map and detailed itinerary, and hotels booked en route.

Day 1: Arrive in Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales (250 km / 155 mi)
Pick up your car at the airport or downtown rental office. Punta Arenas is the largest and most important city of Chilean Patagonia. It is located on the western side of the Strait of Magellan and its inhabitants come from a mix of cultural backgrounds; English sheep ranchers as well as Portuguese sailors settled here. On the way to Puerto Natales you should stop at the penguin colony of Seno Otway. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

Day 2: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine (150 km / 94 mi)
The drive to Torres del Paine Torres del Paine - GuanacosNational Park will show us true Patagonia; do not forget to visit the Milodón Cave where scientists discovered the remains of a gigantic sloth. The main road to Puerto Natales is paved and in good conditions. Torres del Paine National Park will welcome you from far with its gigantic granite towers. Overnight in Torres del Paine National Park.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Torres del Paine
The National Park Torres del Paine is one of the most impressive parks in Chile because of its unique wildlife and dramatic scenery. The park is best known for its steep granite towers (Torres), the unique horns (Cuernos) and the Big Paine Mountain. The massif is crowned by glaciers and surrounded by cascading rivers and beautiful emerald lakes. The park was designated World Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1978. Within this gorgeous park, there are many hiking trails to choose from. Overnight in Torres del Paine National Park.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Torres del Paine - El Calafate (345 km / 214 mi)
Passing through the village and Estancia of Cerro Castillo you will enter Argentina. From the border onwards, you will mainly drive through the vast and desolate Argentinean Pampa to El Calafate, where you will be spending the following 2 nights. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Perito Moreno Glacier (77 km / 48 mi)
The beauty of the National Park Los Glaciares is amazing and when you encounter yourself with its primary attraction the Perito Moreno Glacier, you will siPatagonia - Perito Moreno glaciermply be speechless. The Glacier stretches over 200 km/124 mi showing an imposing front wall of 60 m/197 ft height and 4 km/2.5 mi length. Enormous ice chunks occasionally fall off the front wall and crash into the Lake Argentino. The immenseness of Nature is almost touchable. Overnight in El Calafate.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 6: El Calafate - Puerto Natales (337 km / 209 mi)
Start your return trip on the legendary Argentinean Route 40 to Puerto Natales in Chile, visiting the remains of a gigantic sloth in the Milodón Cave on the way. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Puerto Natales - Fly out from Punta Arenas (250 km / 155 mi)
From Puerto Natales it will take 3 hours to return to Punta Arenas. Drop off you car at the airport or downtown rental office.

(Included meals: breakfast)

Quality Hotels Single Double Triple Single Sup Vehicle Valid period
Standard Temauken (Puerto Natales)
Cabanas del Paine (Torres del Paine)
Koi Aiken (El Calafate)
$1,780 $1,227 $1,060 $580 Hertz -J 1-May-13 / 30-Apr-14
Standard Temauken (Puerto Natales)
Cabanas del Paine (Torres del Paine)
Koi Aiken (El Calafate)
$1,933 $1,300 $1,107 $580 Hertz -G 1-May-13 / 30-Apr-14
Superior Costaustralis (Puerto Natales)
Rio Serrano (Torres del Paine)
Sierra Nevada (El Calafate)
$1,960 $1,407 $1,187 $700 Hertz -J 1-May-13 / 30-Apr-14
Superior Costaustralis (Puerto Natales)
Rio Serrano (Torres del Paine)
Sierra Nevada (El Calafate)
$2,127 $1,480 $1,253 $700 Hertz -G 1-May-13 / 30-Apr-14
Standard Temauken (Puerto Natales)
Cabanas del Paine (Torres del Paine)
Koi Aiken (El Calafate)
$2,093 $1,424 $1,203 $653 Hertz -G 1-Oct-14 / 31-Dec-14
Standard Temauken (Puerto Natales)
Cabanas del Paine (Torres del Paine)
Koi Aiken (El Calafate)
$1,933 $1,345 $1,148 $653 Hertz -J 1-May-14 / 31-Dec-14
Superior Costaustralis (Puerto Natales)
Rio Serrano (Torres del Paine)
Sierra Nevada (El Calafate)
$2,240 $1,572 $1,349 $763 Hertz -G 1-Oct-14 / 31-Dec-14
Superior Costaustralis (Puerto Natales)
Rio Serrano (Torres del Paine)
Sierra Nevada (El Calafate)
$2,079 $1,492 $1,056 $763 Hertz -J 1-Oct-14 / 31-Dec-14

Private service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Tour includes: 6 nights incl. breakfast, 7 days car rental including unlimited free mileage, local tax, (with deductible of 20 UF + 19 % VAT), a selfdrive information, a basic roadmap and descriptions.  Deductible as per general car rental conditions.

Not included: International and domestic Air Fare, airport tax, meals not mentioned, PAI and SACA insurance (optional), gratuities and personal expenses. In Chile car rental companies charge an additional airport service fee (Hertz rate: USD 8, - per day aprox.) when vehicle will be picked up from airport. This service charge is not included in the rates, this extra fee has to be paid directly to rental agency.

Notes:
- Prices per person in US Dollars.
- Hertz car categories: J (Nissan Terrano -diesel engine- 4x2 or similar) / G (Nissan X Trail 4x4 or similar)
- Optional service: Bilingual Assistance with pick up of car in Punta Arenas city or Airport: 100 USD per pick up. 
- An optional CDW Supplement can be contracted (to reduce the UF 20 + VAT deductible) for rental car from Punta Arenas. The additional costs is USD 25 per day/vehicle (price subject to changes) and is only possible for categories C, D and J, L ). There is no optional CDW supplement for rentals from Coyhaique/Balmaceda. CDW with deductible do not cover damages of the windscreen when there is no accident or collision.
- A vehicle 4x4 or 4x2 pick up is recommended for this itinerary.