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14 Day Patagonia Itinerary Help...does it make sense?

14 Day Patagonia Itinerary Help...does it make sense?

Sep 24th, 2019, 03:53 PM
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14 Day Patagonia Itinerary Help...does it make sense?

advise is more than welcome.......

February 1
10:00AM depart Toronto, Canada

February 2
10:00AM land Santiago, Chile
Visit Santiago
Hotel in Santiago

February 3
Visit Santiago
Hotel in Santiago

February 4
Fly Santiago Puerto Natales
3pm Speech at Erratic Rock
Get supplies
Hotel in Puerto Natales

February 5
Bus from Puerto Natales to TDP
Ferry from Pudeto across Lago Pehoe to Paine Grande Hike up to Grey
5pm Ice Walk
Camp at Grey

February 6
800am Kayak
1200pm hike to Paine Grande (Go to northern hanging bridge and 2nd bridge)
Camp at Paine Grande

February 7
Hike Paine Grande to Frances
Check in / leave bags at Frances.
Hike the lookout Britanico
Hike back to Frances
Camp at Frances

February 8
Hike to Central
Check in leave bags at Central
Hike to Torres del Paine for sunset
Camp at Central

February 9
Hike to TDP for sunrise
Take shuttle to laguna amarga, Bus from laguna amarga to puerto natales or down to Hotel Las Torres/Visitor Center to get bus back to Puerto Natales
Bus to El Calafate
Hotel in El CalafateFebruary 10See Perito Merino in Los Glaciares National Park. Maybe Boat, kayak, or ice walk Hangout downtownHotel in El Calafate
February 11
Bus to El Chalten (3hrs/$20)
Hangout El chalten
Hotel in El Chalten

February 12
Hike Fitz Roy
Hotel El Chalten

February 13
Bus to El Calafate
Fly to Buenos Aires

massimojump is offline  
Sep 25th, 2019, 09:51 AM
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Do you have all your lodging booked inside the park?
There are tour companies out of El Calafate to TdP which you could take directly from the park on their return to El Calafate. Always Glaciers is one but there are others. It costs more but I don't know that you will find a bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate on the same day as leaving the park. The buses normally leave the park for PN in the afternoon.
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Sep 25th, 2019, 01:33 PM
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We did a similar trip (Santiago, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales / W Hike, El Chalten, Buenos Aires).

Not sure if you're leaving room for BA at the end, but BA is a better city than Santiago in every way possible IMHO and I think you have way too long in Santiago. You can land in Santiago at 10am and see the highlights in the afternoon, and move on to Patagonia the next day.

I'd consider Punta Arenas for the penguins if you have time.

Feb 10 makes me a little nervous; what time do you plan to be back in Puerto Natales to catch the bus to El Calafate, when is the last bus, etc.?

Also, in El Chalten, I'd recommend both the featured long hikes (Laguna de los Tres and Lagona Torre) if you can make room for them.
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Sep 25th, 2019, 03:32 PM
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All campsites are booked for the TDP trek. Typically I book on my own, make some major mistake but recover gracefully. That usually ends up being the adventure part for me.
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