Patagonia Itinerary Help - November/December

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Aug 18th, 2018, 06:37 PM
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Patagonia Itinerary Help - November/December

Hi

I am looking for some feedback on my Patagonia trip. Its in very rough outline, I have booked my accommodation for the W trek and my flight to Puerto Natales and flight home. But nothing else is booked so I am open to suggestions if there are other places people thing I should go.

I am thinking something like this
20/11/18 - fly into Puerto Natales
21/11/18 - 25/11/18 - W Trek
26/11/18-28/11/18 - El Calafante
28/11/18 - 1/11/18 - El Chalten
2/12/18 - fly to Barlioche
Stay in Bariloche and travel to Puerto Mott
8/12/18 - fly from Puerto Mott to Valparaiso (via Santiago and then a bus)
14/12/18 - fly home from Santiago

I am not too sure how long I want to spend in Bariloche/ Puerto Mott/ Valparaiso/Santiago

Does this look doable? Will it be too rushed? Should I drop El Chalten and spend more time around Bariloche/ Puerto Varas/ Puerto Montt?

Will 5 full days be enough to see a bit of Valparaiso and Santiago or should I just do one? or cut time from somewhere else?

The plans for around Bariloche, El Chalten and Puerto Montt is day hikes and going back to accommodation in town, as well as some time to relax.

I am into hiking/ outdoor activities. I like trying nice foods and wines and was thinking of doing a winery region tour while in Santiago or Valparaiso. I enjoy history and museums as well.

Thanks in advance
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Aug 19th, 2018, 01:13 PM
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I haven't been to the Bariloche area, but if you're a hiker, I would not skip El Chalten. Yes, you're doing the W so you'll get lots of amazing mountain scenery. El Chalten is different, though, and, I think, well worth the time. Sorry I can't comment on Bariloche/Puerto Montt (need to go back!). Good luck!
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Aug 19th, 2018, 06:09 PM
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Thanks Althom1122 I will make sure I go to EL Chalten. How many days do you recommend?
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Aug 20th, 2018, 01:18 PM
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I had only a day around Puerto Montt with the company Bird Chile, who have an office in Puerto Varas.

Perhaps the info on their website would help you

https://www.birdschile.com/active-na...urs/day-tours/
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Aug 20th, 2018, 03:50 PM
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Thanks mlgb will have a look
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Jan 5th, 2019, 07:36 PM
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Hello! It looks like you've already made the trip - I'd love to hear how this itinerary worked and if you felt that you had enough time around the W trek and in Calafate/Chalten. Thanks @Nnlsbin
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Jan 7th, 2019, 05:12 PM
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hi

I ended up doing 5 day W trek (with time in Puerto Natales before and after) I flew direct from Santiago to Puerto Natales, then caught a morning bus to El Calafate

Had 3 nights in El Calafate before going to El Chalten for 5 nights. I felt like it was enough time in each place. I was lucky enough to get good weather in all places.
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Jan 15th, 2019, 08:49 PM
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Awesome - thanks so much for the feedback! How was the flight Santiago to Puerto Natales? I'm looking at that flight in Nov. - an overnight flight to Santiago, 3 hour layover, then catching the flight to Puerto Natales. Do you think that's enough time for the layover? I've heard mixed feedback on how on-time that flight usually is.

Hope it was an incredible trip! Any great hotel experiences along the way?
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Jan 16th, 2019, 03:58 PM
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3 hours should be enough, I had about that and it was enough time for me. It was a great trip.

I really liked Nunataks in El Chalten
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