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CHILE/PATAGONIA

Nature is vast and mind-boggling in Patagonia. Ideal for adventurous, active families,
this striking destination provides an engaging education about ancient natural history, extreme beauty and cultural insight to the hardy inhabitants of this gorgeous but
challenging landscape.  Learn about glaciers and the life of gauchos, and reconnect with
each other in a land far away from the distractions of home.

Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Chile special:

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES

WITH TEENAGERS

 

Special Activity:

GLACIARIUM

ICE MUSEUM

 

Visit Glaciarium Ice Museum, an extraordinary glacial interpretation center that introduces you to the wonders of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

 

  • Visit Bosque Petrificado La Leona, a prehistoric forest containing petrified tree trunks and fragments of dinosaur bones from the Jurassic era
  • Have a bite to eat at the famous fort where legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once resided during their exile in South America
  • Hike to Mirador de los Condores, where you will likely encounter the Andean condor, the world’s largest flying birds
  • Optional Chinook salmon fishing with an expert fly-fishing guide on Rio de las Vueltas beneath the magnificent Fitz Roy Range (February & March only during the seasonal salmon run)
  • Optional Guided “Minitrekking” or “Big Ice” ice-trekking excursion across the glacier (maximum age of 50 for Big Ice and 65 for minitrekking

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR

ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS

Special Activity:

GOURMET GLACIERS

LUXURY CRUISE

 

Discover the spirit of the glaciers on a full-day “Gourmet Glaciers” Luxury Cruise across Lago Argentino featuring visits to the remote Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers.

  • Visit Glaciarium Ice Museum, an extraordinary glacial interpretation center that introduces you to the wonders of the Southern Patagonian
    Ice Field
  • Optional Guided “Minitrekking” or “Big Ice” ice-trekking excursion across the glacier (maximum age of 50 for Big Ice and 65 for minitrekking)
  • Optional Chinook salmon fishing with an expert fly-fishing guide on Rio de las Vueltas beneath the magnificent Fitz Roy Range (February & March only during the seasonal salmon run)
  • Visit the Historical Interpretation Center where you will gain insight into thousands of years of Patagonian history dating back to prehistoric times
  • Hike to a cave with indigenous Tehuelche paintings, encountering
    native guanacos, rhea, and other
    Andean wildlife (maybe even a puma if you’re lucky)

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES

WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12

Special Activity:

GUACHO CULTURAL

EXCHANGE

 

Take part in a gaucho cultural exchange, participating in rural tasks on a working Patagonian sheep farm and gaining first-hand insights into the traditional ways of life on a working estancia. These activities include milking the cows, helping in the stable, and a traditional sheep shearing demonstration.

  • Visit Bosque Petrificado La Leona, a prehistoric forest containing petrified tree trunks and fragments of dinosaur bones from the Jurassic era
  • Board a kid-friendly cruiser for a boat tour of the Viedma Glacier, one of the largest in all of South America
  • Have a bite to eat at the famous fort where legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once resided during their exile in South America
  • Hike to Mirador de los Condores, where you will likely encounter the Andean condor, the world’s largest flying birds
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GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK

 

Torres del Paine National Park is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km (70 mi) north of Puerto Natales and 312 km (194 mi) north of Punta Arenas. The park borders Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to the west and the Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentine territory. Paine means "blue" in the native Tehuelche (Aonikenk) language. Torres del Paine National Park is part of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (National System of Protected Forested Areas of Chile). In 2003, it measured approximately 242,242 hectares. It is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile. The park averages around 150,000 visitors a year, of which 60% are foreign tourists, who come from all over the world. The park is one of the 11 protected areas of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica (together with four national parks, three national reserves, and three national monuments). Together, the protected forested areas comprise about 51% of the land of the region (6,728,744 hectares).

 

By coming to Torres del Paine National Park and traveling with sustainable practices, taking pictures and leaving footprints, you will add to protection of this beautiful part of our world. Please let us or your in-county host know if you would like to make a financial contribution to maintaining this wild land for all to enjoy.