South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Patagonia - All Inclusive or a la carte

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are flying to Punta Arenas in November arriving around 6pm. Tentatively itinerary is:
Sat - arrive Punta Arenas and stay in town overnight.
Sun - morning visit one of the penguins colony. (Is both Seno Otway and Isla Magdalena open in November? Which one is better for half day morning visit?) Head to Puerto Natales in the afternoon for 4 nights there.
Fri - red eye flight leaving punta Arenas at 2am

I am debating if we should take the 4 days all inclusive program with transfer from Punta Arenas, all meals and activities for about $5,000 or should we just book the hotel for around $300 a night ($1,200 for 4 nights). There is a difference of $3,800. If I book my own transportation and activities, will it cost that much? We would like to do the full day hiking to the base of the Tower and couple other half day hikes in the park. Is it easy to hike on our own or is it better to join a hiking tour? Any advice?

15 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Peru jungle – looking for wildlife/comfort balance
  2. 2 First Time to Peru: Need Help with Child-Friendly Itinerary
  3. 3 2-week Peru itinerary - any advice or recommended changes?
  4. 4 Peru & Altitude Questions
  5. 5 Packing for Peru in August - Recommendations?
  6. 6 Brazil/Buzios: Booking bus tickets in advance?
  7. 7 2 wks in Colombia
  8. 8 Trip Report Patagonia...You took our breath away
  9. 9 Valpariso or Vina del Mar for sr citizens - two nights
  10. 10 Trip Report Peru and Brazil: A South American Adventure
  11. 11 Ecuador 5 to 6 weeks
  12. 12 Dentist in Buenos Aires
  13. 13 iguaza falls
  14. 14 Argentina Holiday Help
  15. 15 Lost andean immigration card for Ecuador - problem on exit?
  16. 16 Buenos Aries
  17. 17 Tour guide for Machu Picchu
  18. 18 Travel to Ecuador in pregnancy
  19. 19 14 days in Brazil mid-december through New Year's Eve- help please
  20. 20 cheap flights to paraguay
  21. 21 Lake Titicaca and Puno - advice on itinerary and altitude sickness?
  22. 22 Amazon River & surrounds: How much is practical in 3 weeks?
  23. 23 CHILE, please help me in planning our trip.....
  24. 24 Trip Report I SURVIVED PERU (subtitle: yes, it's safe for a solo female traveler)
  25. 25 Obtaining a visa while abroad
View next 25 » Back to the top