Guided Walking Holidays - The Magic of Patagonia Where the craggy peaks of the Patagonian Andes are too steep sided to hold snow, bare rocks pierce the sky. The famous Torres del Paine are perhaps the most well known example of this. Snowy mountains are common but here things are different. We begin our Patagonian journey in Buenos Aires where we take in all the iconic sights and sounds of the city, including an unmissable tango night. Then on to El Chaten for some rewarding walking with magnificent views of Fitzroy and the surrounding peaks. One of our walks ends on the shores of Lago Torre, where there are great views of Cerro Torre and of the Grande Glacier. Water is everywhere in Patagonia. Streams fall from the mountains into rivers and lakes. A boat trip from El Calafate takes us past immense icebergs, floating gently by as we cruise alongside a vertical wall of ice. Perhaps well be lucky and witness the glacier calving, although if you hear the noise, youve already missed the sight. From Torres del Paine the walking is superb, and in this treeless world the views are always expansive. You may notice an alpaca has strolled into view or an Andean condor draws your eye as it crosses the sun. These are not experiences to be had elsewhere. Well explore valleys and hills always with the Andean peaks as a backdrop. Light and shadow change constantly as southern winds drive clouds€ross the sun; this is nature at its wildest. We leave Torres del Paine and drive south to Punta Arenas, we are out of the mountains here, the town is surrounded by flat barren plains and open water. Well have time to explore before our flight to Santiago. Well have a morning in Santiago and our local guide will make sure we see all the highlights of the city. Literary buffs might be attracted to sites associated with Pablo Neruda, Chile’s Nobel prize winning poet.
|Departure Date||Return Date||Availability||Price|
|22/01/2020||06/02/2020||See our website||££5061.00|
|04/11/2020||19/11/2020||See our website||££5130.00|
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