Patagonia
EXPLORE EARTH'S
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Lago General Carrera
The focal point of the trip, Lago General Carrera is the second-largest lake in South America and stretches east into Argentina. With its craggy, brush-covered shores, turquoise bays, and balmy climate, Chile's biggest lake is often compared to the Mediterranean because it enjoys a surprisingly warm and sunny microclimate.

Marble Caves
A half-day journey to Exploradores Valley includes a charted boat around and inside a peninsula of marble caves known as the Capilla de Marmol - the " Marble Chapel " - an extraordinary rock formation with a fantastic labyrinth of caves carved naturally by thousands of years of wave erosion from Lago General Carrera.

Remote Lakes of the Southern Andes
From the sky, the water and on trails we explore magnificent geological landscapes, fjord-like channels and hike to precipitous ridges for the most sensational views of calving glaciers, waterfalls, floating icebergs and the highest peaks in the Andes Mountains.

Patagonia's Northern Ice Field
Scenic Aerial Tours (optional)
For those who wish to enjoy a unique experience, we especially recommend this hour-long flight over the Northern Ice Field of Patagonia with views of the highest peaks in Patagoinia, Mount San Valentin and Mount San Lorenzo (optional extra and weather permitting).

Terra Luna Lodge
Terra Luna Lodge provides the perfect base for exploring some of northern Patagonia's wildest and most exhilarating country. The lodge, which opened in 2000, is built on the lake's shore. Four family-size apartments, a dining room, bar and upstairs sitting rooms all have spectacular views and excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere. The sight of icebergs carving off from towering glaciers into crystal-clear lakes is unbeatable and, in this blissfully remote region, you will have it all to yourself.

 ACTIVITIES
Hiking
Moderate to strenuous hikes from sea level to 6,000 feet averaging 3 to 5 hours on dirt trails, rocky ledges and snowfields. We traverse old growth hardwood forests and climb dramatic ridges for stunning views of snow-capped peaks, massive rock cliffs, towering spires and glacial pools. Hiking excursions range from ascending part of the route to the summit of San Valentin and trekking to hidden lakes within a network of glaciers descending from Patagonia's Northern Ice Cap.

Camping
We camp in remote, forested areas surrounded by small beaches. Campsites are set up in advance and gear is transported either by mule or plane. Meals are fully catered and prepared by the campsite crew.

Fly-In & Fly-Out Excursions
The extraordinary aspect of this part of the world is its remoteness. We take you to any number of lakes to hike along sweeping glaciers and mountain valleys while soaring over the Northern Ice Field and viewing the most breathtaking landscape on earth.

Boating & Kayaking
Water-based excursions provide access to narrow inlets, immense glaciers, floating icebergs, striking rock formations and beautiful surroundings in total isolation. The sight of icebergs carving off from towering glaciers into crystal clear lakes is unbeatable and, in this blissfully remote region, you will have it all to yourself.

Wildlife Encounters
Condor, puma and hamul (endangered elk).

     

Trip Details
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Trip Highlights
Route, Map & Weather
Trip Dates & Cost DATES
February - April 2006


SCHEDULE

Friday to Sunday

Trip extensions, alternate departures and custom trips can be arranged based on availability.

DAY HIKE TRIP
COST
$2,090

(6 to 12 people)

$2,220

(4 to 5 people)

$2,790
(2 to 3 people)

CAMP & HIKE TRIP
COST
$1,510

(6 to 12 people)

$1,670
(4 to 5 people)

$2,310
(2 to 3 people)
Includes lodgings, meals, guides, private transport, excursions, charter flights and float planes. Excludes international airfare to Balmaceda, Chile and aerial tour over Northern Icefield.


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