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Patagonia Glaciers Cruise and Chile Tour

Cruise to the San Rafael Glacier in Chile

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6 Days / 5 Nights

Cruise to the San Rafael Glacier in Chile

A fascinating trip to discover the Pacific Ocean and an incredible amount of secrets kept in between that mingle with the immensity of the Patagonic steppe: an ancient subtropical petrified wood by the action of volcanic eruptions over 60 million years ago, nowadays lying in the barren bleak plateau; a cave decorated by Indian paintings 900 years ago; and finally the millenary ice of San Rafael Glacier.

NOTES: Departures are on Tuesdays, from September to April. Meals are included, according to itinerary. Air Fare is not included.

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This tour includes:

  • All Nights Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • All Transfers
  • English-speaking tour guides

Highlights:

  • San Rafael Glacier
  • Sea Lions
  • Guanacos
  • Petrified Woods
  • Prehistoric Wall Paintings

Arrive in Comodoro Rivadavia & City Tour

Day 1

Reception at the local airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon city tour of Comodoro Rivadavia, visiting the Petroleum Museum and Mt. Chenque's panoramic view point. Continue to Rada Tilly, a seaside village a few kilometres south from Comodoro Rivadavia to Punta del Marques Hill view point that dominates the villa and to the sea lion rookery. Accommodation. Dinner.

Guanacos exploring in Chile

Comodoro Rivadavia / Petrified Woods / Río Mayo

Day 2

Breakfast. Visit to the Petrified Woods J. Ormachea, discovered in 1927, which gathers a group of 65 million years old huge fossilized trunks that reach 30 meters in length and twometers in diameter. It's formed by rocky arid land with xerophilous plants, prehistoric conifers and dead palm trees.
Continue to Río Mayo. Visit a local estancia that develops the breeding and protection of the guanaco, one of the most characteristic South American 'camelidae' group in the southern extreme of the continent, in semicaptivity. Continue to the town of Perito Moreno and Estancia Telken. Accommodation. Dinner.

Hands printed in the caves of Patagonia

Pinturas River Valley

Day 3

Breakfast. Departure to Pinturas River Canyon. Trekking (level: moderate) to visit the Caves of the Painted Hands, one of the greatest expressions of rupestrian American art. This place offers a testimony of the mores and beliefs of the ethnic group that lived there thousands of years ago. The scenes that are designed in different colors: black, ocher, yellow, red and violet represent hands, human figures in motion and guanacos. Box Lunch. Return to Telken. Accommodation. Dinner.

Balmaceda Glacier

Route N 40 - Balmaceda - Puerto Chacabuco

Day 4

Breakfast. Departure along Route N 40 to Perito Moreno Village. Continue to Balmaceda (Chile) international crossroad. Free Lunch at Coihaique. Arrival at Puerto Chacabuco. Transfer to Hotel Loberías del Sur. Accomodation. Dinner.

San Rafael Glacier

Day 5

Breakfast. Embark in a catamaran on a full day sailing excursion to the San Rafael Glacier. This is a Dream Cruise through the spectacular channels and archipielagos where the exhuberant nature can be seen in all its splendor and where man's presence is nearly imperceptible. At San Rafael lagoon you will be welcomed by the Glacier, towering more than 70 metres above the level of the lake. Sail in zodiaks among the multicoloured icebergs whose ice is more than 30.000 years old. Meals and Openbar included on board. Disembarkation at Puerto Chacabuco. Transfer to Hotel Loberías del Sur. Accommodation. Dinner.

End of the tour

Day 6

Breakfast. Transfer to Balmaceda airport.


6 Days / 5 Nights

Cruise to the San Rafael Glacier in Chile

A fascinating trip to discover the Pacific Ocean and an incredible amount of secrets kept in between that mingle with the immensity of the Patagonic steppe: an ancient subtropical petrified wood by the action of volcanic eruptions over 60 million years ago, nowadays lying in the barren bleak plateau; a cave decorated by Indian paintings 900 years ago; and finally the millenary ice of San Rafael Glacier.

NOTES: Departures are on Tuesdays, from September to April. Meals are included, according to itinerary. Air Fare is not included.

Download itinerary pdf version

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