There is no doubt that Caleta Tortel is a special place that serves as the port of entry to the Northern Patagonian Ice Field and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, two large masses of ice that form the third largest expanse of ice on the planet after the Antarctica and Greenland, and to which belong well-known glaciers such as Perito Moreno, Exploradores, Calluqueo, Gray, San Rafael, O’Higgins, and of course the aforementioned Jorge Montt and Steffen.
The Route of Patagonian Parks is a new travel destination that will conquer the hearts of world travellers with its pristine landscapes, fauna, glaciers and grass lands. It offers an opportunity for development and of pride for the communities of southern Chile, their landscapes, culture and history.
Head to the Patagonian wilderness to paddle among icebergs in the shadow of mighty granite peaks.
In the often overlooked northern extremes of Patagonia lies Aysén, Chile’s least-populated region, where only 1.2 humans per square mile dwell. While there isn’t an abundance of people around, what the area does have in excess is ice. Bold, blue ice – glaciers the likes of which you’ll find in few other parts of our warming planet.
The country has just added 11m acres of land to the national parks
Welcome to the south of Chile!
The Chilean summer, like most other southern hemisphere countries, runs from December through to February. While visits to the north of the country are little affected by the changing of […]
Chile was ranked #1 in adventure destination potential in the 2011 Adventure Travel Development Index report. Now, it’s ready to show the world what it’s got by hosting the Adventure […]
Do not miss Fodor’s Places To Go List 2015. Patagonia, Chile has place number 10 among 27 places recommended by Fodor, the world’s largest publisher of English language travel and tourism information, and the […]
REGION: North Patagonia
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy)
SUMMARY: Experience local life by visiting several markets; take time for coffee and conversation with the locals. Enjoy a delicious meal and maybe a boat ride to Tenglo Island, and stop by the crafts market.
DURATION: 5-6 hrs.
REGION: South Patagonia
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 (Easy) to 5 (High)** as shown per day
SUMMARY: 6 day, roundtrip Punta Arenas. Begin with 1-day trek of Mirador Base Torres, before embarking on multi day trek to the base of Los Cuernos, French Valley, Campamento Británico, and Grey Glacier.
DURATION: 6 days (or as customized)