Spires and Ice, Trek Patagonia's Fitzroy & Paine
Patagonia & Argentina & Chile, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from £2,595 (land only) - from €3,245 (land only) - from $4,540 (land only)
If you would like to book additional nights before or after your holiday please contact the office.
If you have some extra time to extend your holiday it is well worth considering visiting other parts of the country not included in your main holiday itinerary. This makes particular sense for a long-haul destination such as Patagonia. We have a 6-day trekking extension to Fitzroy and the Los Glaciares National Park, or to fly to Ushuaia for a 4-day exploration Tierra Del Fuego on foot and by boat out in the Beagle Channel. Since extensions may affect your international flight schedule you should consider booking these at the same time as your main holiday. We can assist with any arrangements such as extra hotel nights, transfers or internal flights that you may require. All extensions can be reserved during the online booking process.
Tierra del Fuego
At the southern tip of South America, lies Tierra del Fuego, a 150-mile long peninsula separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. Here in the Andean-Patagonian forest between the glaciated valleys, rivers and lakes we spend time walking and enjoying... More
At the southern tip of South America, lies Tierra del Fuego, a 150-mile long peninsula separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. Here in the Andean-Patagonian forest between the glaciated valleys, rivers and lakes we spend time walking and enjoying boat trips on the Beagle Channel. It is home to the endangered black-browed albatross as well as seals, penguins and a rare otter called the chungungo! If you are looking for the complete exploration of Patagonia then these few days are a must-do.
Tierra Del Fuego
This 4 day extension starts and ends in Ushuaia. We spend three nights in a comfortable hotel in Ushuaia and have day excursions from here. We include a trip see the amazing penguin rookery on Gable Island in the Beagle Channel, and discover the Tierra del Fuego National Park on a short walk, and take a zodiac ride on the Beagle channel to Redonda Island. On this extension you will join one of our Patagonia agent's fixed departure tours.
Available 'All Year' between
English-speaking local guide, Ushuaia airport transfers, all land and sea transport required by the itinerary, 3 nights hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Entrance fees and port tax, Boat ride on Beagle Channel, All breakfasts and 2 lunches.
What's Not Included
Travel insurance, tips, miscellaneous personal expenses, beers, souvenirs etc. The extension price does not include internal flights to/from from Ushuaia as the fare can vary. When you request the extension we will obtain a quote for the flights you require and any additional transfers if applicable.
Arrive in Ushuaia. The world's southernmost city is located in Argentina's island province, on the border of the Beagle Channel, with the snow-peaked Martial Mountains spanning the horizon. We are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The evening is free for exploring the city and hopefully interacting with the locals who often have fascinating stories to tell. Overnight hotel.
Today we visit Gable Island. In the middle of the Beagle Channel, the island is home to pristine wildlife and rich history. The speciality are the fantastic Magellan and Gentoo penguins! Our guide talks us through the different bird and plant species too as well as the history of the first civilization on the mystical island. Late afternoon we return to Ushuaia. (B,L)
We start today by driving to the western end of Tierra del Fuego NP. At the trailhead we walk a 6km stretch along one of the most beautiful coastal areas of the Park. Continuing, we arrive at La Roca and board a zodiac boat through the Beagle Channel to Redonda Island, a national reserve. We explore the island viewing the Magellan Cormorants which nest on the rocky cliffs. Return to Ushuaia. (B,L)
This morning we'll sail through the Beagle Channel, reaching the famous Les Eclaireurs lighthouse and Isla de Lobos, before we drive to the airport for your flight (departing after 3pm)... Adios Tierra del Fuego! KE extension package services end at the airport. (B)