PATAGONIA


PUERTO NATALES, SERRANO AND BALMACEDA GLACIERS, TORRES DEL PAINE

Last border of the world, imposing snowdrifts in a dismantled coast of deep fiords, channels and rough mountains. Virgin and indomitable land of surprising beauty.

PUNTA ARENAS

Its privileged geographic situation in front of the Antarctica has turned it into a cosmopolitan city due to the presence of a high number of tourist that have chosen it as a forced point of stay to initiate beautiful cruises towards the Cabo de Hornos, or the frozen Continent – Antarctica – or the Torres del Paine National Park, Reserve of the Biosphere.

PUERTO NATALES

Set on a headland of Soft slope at the border of the Señoret channel and in front of the Patagonian Andes. In the horizon the stiff silhouette of the mountain range of the Andes where is possible to glimpse the massif of the Paine and the snowdrifts of the Campo de Hielo Sur.

SERRANO AND BALMACEDA GLACIERS

Weighs anchor to visit the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers from the wharf in Puerto Natales at around 8 o’clock in the morning, sailing next to the coast to go into in the sine surrounded by hills and forests, where, if the conditions of the climate allow it, the sea lions can be seen frolicking on the rocks and hundreds of cormorants ventilating their extended wings. After 3 hours of navigation it is possible to arrive to the Balmaceda hill with its summit covered with ice that falls in colossal snowdrifts to the sea. The boat gets near the Balmaceda snowdrifts and it stops in the Serrano snowdrifts, where passengers can disembark for a hike by the forest until the border of the lagoon – full of icebergs and with a wonderful view of the hills and of the sine of Ultima Esperanza.

TORRES DEL PAINE

The Torres del Paine National Park, declared Reserve of the Biosphere by UNESCO in 1978, is located among the mountain range of the Andes and the Patagonian steppe. In this zone, the colossal towers and horns of granite and rock that have given world-wide fame to it, with heights of up to 3,050 meters above the sea level. The park preserves fragile ecosystems where about 25 species of mammals live, standing out the pumas, foxes, ñandues (South American ostrich), condors and flamencos and guanacos. Famous is the Pehoe and Grey lake with its glacier that is 4 km wide and more than 30 meters high.