This new, upgraded itinerary is based on intensive office research, collaboration with in-country contacts, and multiple scouting trips. The first edition departs in November 2023 and features the Wonders of Patagonia, in both Chile and Argentina, as well as Chile’s volcano-studded Lake District and Valparaiso/Vina del Mar on the Pacific Coast!
The optional extension takes us to mystical Easter Island, famed for the massive, mysterious moai (stone heads) carved by the Polynesian Rapa Nui, the indigenous inhabitants of the island. We think you’ll be surprised at the diverse attractions of this remote little island in the middle of the Pacific.
- Torres del Paine National Park – with 4 walks to explore natural wonders surrounding the “Blue Towers” and the Cuernos del Paine (Blue Horns) including the Blue Lagoon, Salto Grande waterfall, Nordenskjöld Lake, Pehoe Lake, and Grey Lake
- Perito Moreno Glacier – a dramatic tongue of ice, fed by the largest ice cap outside Antarctica and Greenland, which calves into Lake Argentina and provides the venue for 3 separate trails
- Bariloche – a gem in the north of Argentina Patagonia on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi which we explore on 3 different trails and a half-day chartered boat ride to Victoria Island
- Easter Island – with guided walks at Hanga Roa, Orongo Rano Kau, Rano Raruku, and an optional star-gazing evening in the Southern Hemisphere (optional extension)