Pre-programme Chilean Patagonia

Explore the lakes, glaciers and snow-covered mountains of Chilean Patagonia, visit the Torres del Paine National Park and Ultima Esperanza Fjord from your unique hotel in Puerto Natales.

  • Discover more of South America with Hurtigruten
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Ultima Esperanza Fjord
  • Visit the Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage biosphere
  • Domestic flight, hotel and full board included
  • Destinations

    South America, Antarctica

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Min. passengers

    4

  • Booking code

    PUQPRE23

  • From

    2324 €

Planned itinerary Pre-programme

Our Pre-programme allows you to explore even more of your destinations before sailing with Hurtigruten. 

Discover the lakes, glaciers and snow-covered mountains of Chilean Patagonia, using Puerto Natales as your base. This programme starts in Santiago and ends at the pier in Punta Arenas. 

Day 1: Santiago/Punta Arenas/Puerto Natales 

Start the tour with a morning transfer from your hotel to the airport and a flight to Punta Arenas, followed by an approximately 3-hour drive (including a snack) through Patagonia’s rugged steppe with chance to see Magellan ostriches and with a little luck, some lonely condors tracing circles in the sky. Arrive at your hotel in Puerto Natales, with incredible view of the Patagonian fjords and your home for the next three nights. 

The rest of the day is at your leisure followed by dinner and overnight.  

Day 2: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine  

An early start takes you on a full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National park, a UNESCO World Heritage biosphere.  

See herds of sheep and native guanacos with the rugged snow-capped Torres del Paine mountains towering in the background. We visit the highlights of the Torres del Paine National Park from one extreme end to the other by van, passing different lookout points. We will also do short hikes to enjoy the scenery. Lunch and snacks will be served on the way. 

Return to Puerto Natales in the evening for dinner and overnight. 

Day 3: Puerto Natales /Ultima Esperanza fjord 

A three and a half-hour cruise with a motor boat from Puerto Natales to Ultima Esperanza Fjord (Last Hope Sound) takes you through stunning Patagonian scenery to the 1,000-year-old Balmaceda Glacier, home to cormorants and sea lions. A short walk takes you to the foot of the Serrano Glacier, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and walls of ice. This area is part of the Bernardo O´Higgings National Park that includes the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Enjoy a typical Patagonian lunch on the way. 

We then return to Puerto Natales, where the rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner and overnight. 

Day 4: Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas 

Enjoy the landscape passing by during your three-hour transfer back to the pier in Punta Arenas to arrive on time for embarkation in the afternoon. A snack is included. 

Please note that due to changing conditions, the order of sights may vary! 

Puerto Natales is a city in Chilean Patagonia. Puerto Natales is a city in Chilean Patagonia.

Practical information 

Included: 

The price includes the transfer hotel to airport in Santiago de Chile, economy class flight Santiago de Chile – Punta Arenas, incl. current taxes and charges, transfer with English-speaking driver from Punta Arenas airport to Puerto Natales to pier in Punta Arenas, 3 overnights at hotel in Puerto Natales incl. full board, beverages (except premium drinks) with the meals, daily two full day excursions with English-speaking guide offered by the hotel, use of spa, heated swimming pool and hot tubs.  

The overnight in Santiago before the start of this tour is part of your Antarctica voyage.  

Not included: Drinks outside the included meals, gratuities. 

Remarks/requirements:

  • This tour is available as Pre-programme in combination with voyages starting in Punta Arenas.  

  • Includes walking on uneven terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. The excursions included in this tour are operated by the hotel and might not be exclusive to Hurtigruten guests. Excursions are subject to weather conditions. 

  • Minimum number of participants: 4.  

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip until 6 weeks before departure.