Rates valid from September 4th to 8th, 2020
What's CLP? Your booking is based on Chilean pesos (CLP), but you pay in US$ (USD), using the exchange rate valid on the day of payment which will be shown in your order. This exchange rate may vary between the date you pay your deposit and the date you pay your outstanding balance, but rest assured this is the best way to keep our prices competitive and ensure the best rate for you!
***Chilean citizens have to add taxes (IVA 19%) to the published price***
Regular departure on September 04th, 2020
The Patagonian International Marathon takes place on September 5th, 2020. Check out more details about the event at the organizer's website.
Starting / Finishing Point
The trip starts on Friday, September 4th, 2020 with a morning pick-up at either Punta Arenas Hotel or Punta Arenas Airport and ends on September 8th with a drop off at Punta Arenas Airport in the afternoon
- 1 Night Accommodation in Puerto Natales in a 3* star hotel (1)
- Accommodation at EcoCamp’s Suite, Superior or Standard Domes (2)
- All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary.
- Full Day excursion on day 3 & 4.
- English speaking guide. Guide ratio 1:12. Max group size: 16 people.
- Day 1: none
- Day 2: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner
- Day 3: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner
- Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch
- For night 1 in Puerto Natales, we offer an optional upgrade to 4-star hotel. Please ask your Travel Experience Designer if you would like an upgrade on night 1.
- Please be aware that Standard Domes are NOT heated and can be cold at night in September
- Marathon registration NOT included
- Transfer from El Calafate/ Argentina (ask if you need arrangements).
- Flight tickets.
- Insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip).
- Soft drinks or snacks not served with the meals included at the EcoCamp.
- Bringing US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine NP is suggested.
- Items of personal nature.
In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia transport is in minivans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people.
The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. In addition, the strong marine influence and the effect of the Southern Patagonia Icefield make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer, fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and even snow. Even in summer (December to March), you should come prepared to find strong cold winds (up to 130km/hr) and rainfall. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºCmax, 2ºC min). However, just as quickly as the weather turns nasty, it can become lovely and sunny. So come prepared for all types of weather!
What you need to bring
Passengers need to be prepared for summer and winter all at once. Essential equipment includes:
- One day backpack (10liters - to carry a camera, glasses, raincoat, etc)
- Trekking or hiking boots
- Extra shoes for evenings or in case others get wet
- Waterproof jacket
- Two pairs of woolen socks
- Fleece jacket or sweater
- Shorts or comfortable loose pants
- Sun protection (glasses, hat, lip balm, and screen)
- Optional Capilene underwear for the upper and lower body.
- US$ in cash for buying extra drinks/snacks or souvenirs in Torres del Paine NP.