Patagonian Adventure And Gaucho Homestay Experience (feb 2020)

Patagonian Adventure and Gaucho Homestay Experience (Feb 2020)

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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About experience

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Santiago, Chile

Stop At: Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
Welcome to Chile! A great land of mountains, deserts, ocean and home to beautiful, vibrant, and welcoming people. But let’s start from the beginning. Upon arrival, a private transfer will take you to your accommodation in downtown Santiago, After your check-in at Hotel Vegas, take the rest of the day at your leisure to
explore the city and its many bustling neighborhoods. We recommend a walk through the Bellavista or Lastarria neighborhoods for an intimate introduction to the eclectic and colorful city.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight: Santiago



Day 2: Puerto Natales; The Gateway to Patagonia

Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
Now it is time to make your way to the wild land of Patagonia. After a delicious breakfast catch a short flight to the city of Punta Arenas, then grab a bus to the seaside town of Puerto Natales. This is the gateway to the Torres del Paine, a beautiful and quaint town where adventures begin and life is simple. Walk the coastal boardwalk and take in the sites and sounds of life. Begin to immerse yourself, both outward and inward, in the natural landscape and all it has to say. Enjoy a free evening.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight: Puerto Natales

Day 3: A Chance to Learn The Gaucho Way: Daily Life on The Ranch - Day 1

Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
Over the next three days you will walk in the footsteps of the rugged and warm-hearted Gaucho people of Southern Chile. This is a rare opportunity and something that can manifest in experiences you will never forget.

Day 1: You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Estancia Mercedes, a living, breathing Gaucho Ranch in the wilderness of Patagonia. Upon checking in you will waste no time in getting your hands dirty. Accompany the herders as they head off on horseback to tend to their sheep. Learn the Gaucho Way of living and working on the land. Once the evening sets get ready to enjoy a traditional Patagonian barbeque called "Asado al Pato." Sit beside the camp fire and engage with your hosts as you enjoy a delicious meal.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Daily Life on The Ranch - Day 2

Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
Day 2: After a hearty breakfast you will head out into the lush native forest to learn about the land and how the Gaucho people care for it, and it cares for them. The culmination of the day will be a trip to Mirador Hill which is a nesting site for the Andean Condor. You will observe them and learn about the vital role they play in the ecosystem.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Daily Life on The Ranch - Day 3

Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
Day 3: A day of horseback adventures awaits you. Ride the countryside with no particular agenda, just exploring the land and learning about the plants and animals of the area. This last day in the wilderness will be a chance to truly take in the experience and let it transform your inner self. Enjoy the evening with your new friends and the bittersweet realization that your journey will end tomorrow with them.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Prepare For A Journey Into the Wild - Day 1

Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
The next two days your will spend resting and preparing your gear for your trip into the wilderness of Torres Del Paine National Park. Take this time to gather your needed supplies, pack your backpack, and enjoy a hot meal in one of the beautiful restaurants.
Duration: 24 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Prepare For A Journey Into the Wild - Day 2

Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
Continue resting and preparing your gear for your trip into the wilderness of Torres Del Paine National Park. Take this time to gather your needed supplies, pack your backpack, and enjoy a hot meal in one of the beautiful restaurants.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Journey Into The Wild Lands of Patagonia

Stop At: Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Region
Today you begin you journey into the remote and wild back-country of Patagonia: Torres del Paine National Park. Your day begins early and will end sleeping among the granite giants of the Torres Range.

Begin the day taking the bus from Puerto Natales to the Laguna Armaga gate of the park. From there a shuttle will bring you to the Las Torres lodge to begin your walk. Spend the afternoon making your way uphill deep into the heart of the Torres Range, ending at Base Los Torres camp where you will spend the night.

It is important to get a good night's sleep because tomorrow begins before the sun comes up and will be the longest day of trekking on the tour.
Duration: 24 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Reflections Of The Soul

Stop At: MIrador Las Torres, Torres del Paine National Park Chile
Word can't possibly do justice to the scene you have the chance to take in today. If weather and time break right, this will be an experience you will never forget.

Arise in time to get on the trail at least 2.5 hours before sunrise. Hike by light of your headlamp up, up, and up some more into an enormous cirque below the Torres Range on the shores of a sapphire blue lake. Find the perfect spot near the shore but up high enough to look down on the water, and then wait...

For fear of diminishing the soul-stirring event we won't try to describe it. There are few gifts of nature that rival this scene and you will be witness to all its glory.

Make Your Way To The Next Camp

Once you have been moved by the experience it is unfortunately time to leave. There is a long day of hiking to make the next camp before dark. Head down and retrieve your gear from camp and make your way back down hill. You are hiking toward the French Valley, skirting below the massive peaks above impossibly blue lakes.

Arrive at Los Frances Camp and rest your weary feet in your luxury tent that will be all set up for you. Enjoy a hot meal and get some rest.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight: Los Frances Camp

Day 10: Mirador Britanico

Stop At: Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region
Another day in Patagonia, another other-worldy landscape. At this point your conception of time and space will be altered by the sheer magnitude and splendor of the world around you. It is in truly wild places and deep contemplation of our own existence where we begin to find the transformation we seek.

Today you will hike up the French Valley toward Mirador Britanico, a true spectacle of rock and ice. Enjoy the view and head back down to retrieve your gear.

Make your way to the next camp at the Paine Grande campground. Settle in for some rest and a grand adventure tomorrow.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 11: Up Close With Grey Glacier

Stop At: Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region
As time passes and our world feels the effects of climate change all around us, the presence of truly massive glaciers is being threatened. Few places are left in the world where we can feel small and insignificant against the ancient power of flowing ice. Grey Glacier is one of those last remaining places, and your day is spent in her presence.

After enjoying the hike and views return to Paine Grande camp and reflect on your time in the wild as your last night in the warm embrace of nature is upon you.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 12: Return From The Journey Something New

Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
Arise early and enjoy the sunrise. Take in your last morning in the park and begin your trip back to civilization. Once arrived in Puerto Natales enjoy a hot shower and meal and take stock of what you have seen and felt.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight: Puerto Natales hotel



Day 13: The Hero Returns Home (Spend Feb 13-15 in Santiago, Chile)

Stop At: Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
For true transformation to take place our journey does not end once we return from the adventure, it is only the beginning. Make your way back to Santiago via Punta Arenas and enjoy a couple days in the city to explore and reflect.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile is the capital and largest city of Chile. It is considered a leader city in Latin America. Its natural landscapes and the proximity to the Andean Mountain Range make this place perfect for adventure activities.

$3,500.00 Per Person