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Gay Group Trip: Patagonia Adventure

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10 days£5815
Group Trip

This intimate Patagonian trip will be the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll be trekking along shining blue glaciers, hiking into the mountains and sailing rivers full of cormorants and sea lions.

Our trip will begin in Puntas Arenas, known as “The End Of The World” and then head deep into the wilderness.

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  • 4th December 2019 Wednesday
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Group Trip Breakdown

Punta Arenas

Day 1: Punta Arenas

Our guide will meet us at the airport and we’ll be transferred to our hotel. Evening at leisure.

Punta Arenas

Day 2: City Tour

In the afternoon we’ll set out on a guided city tour. At the “Cerro de la Cruz” viewpoint we’ll enjoy panoramic views of the city. You’ll see the coloured rooftops and the Strait of Magellan.

Our guide will give us the historical background of the city’s main monuments, such as Antoine de Saint Exupery Square, the neighbourhoods of Puntas Arenas and the Museo Nao Victoria. Evening at leisure.

Magdalena Island

Day 3: Magdalena Island

After breakfast we’ll set out for Magdalena Island. We’ll sail north through the Magellan Strait where we’ll see a colony of 60,000 Magellanic penguins. After we’ve met some penguins we’ll return to Punta Arenas.

In the evening we’ll dine at a local restaurant.

Torres Del Paine National Park

Day 4: Torres Del Paine National Park

Today we’ll head to our lodge in Torres Del Paine National Park. Here you’ll find Patagonia’s famous snow-capped peaks. We’ll head north towards the Argentinian border. After lunch we’ll finish our trek towards our mountain lodge.

We’ll enjoy some well-earned relaxation in the spa and have meal together.

The Towers

Day 5: The Towers

We’ll be hiking into the mountains where we’ll visit las Torres (the Towers). A third of the way up we’ll stop for cocoa at a relief station. Then, we’ll continue to the base of Las Torres and have a rest. We’ll have a packed lunch surrounded by stunning 360-degree mountain views.

French Valley Trek

Day 6: French Valley Trek

After breakfast we’ll head to Pudeto, board the “Hielos Patagonicos” and sail across the stunning  Pehoe Lake. We’ll then trek up the French Valley passing lakes, rivers and streams. We’ll be greeted with views of Paine Massif.

At the foot of the fearsome Mount Paine Grande, we’ll have a picnic at French Glacier and see a spot where great avalanches are often seen.

We’ll check into our new lodge and enjoy an evening meal.

French Valley Trek

Day 7: Trekking in Lago Grey

Enjoy a good breakfast we’ll be setting out on a mighty trek. We’ll take an hour long sail past the icebergs of Grey Lake. At basecamp our guides will give us the orientation we need to take on the glacier.

We’ll ride our zodiac boats to Grey Glacier and have a packed lunch. It’ll then be time to trek into a wondrous world of ice and rock. We’ll see lagoons, rivers and tunnels within the glacier gleaming in many shades of blue.

Once we have conquered the glacier we’ll return to our lodge for a well-deserved meal and a leisurely evening.

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Day 8: Kayaking Grey Lake

If the weather is good we shall kayak to the turquoise icebergs. If not we’ll sail downriver. Either way, we’ll be greeted with glorious views. Passing the granite walls of the Paine Mountains, we’ll finish our journey at Serrano River.

We’ll drive to Puerto Natales, check into our hotel and have dinner.

Puerto Natales

Day 9: Puerto Natales

Weather permitting, we’ll go sailing and gliding along the Patagonia Fjords, visiting the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers. We’ll see cormorants and sea lions along the way! At Puerto Toro we’ll visit Bernardo O´Higgins National Park where we’ll trek to the Glacier Serrano viewpoint.

We’ll sail to Balmaceda Glacier and have lunch.

In the evening we’ll have a farewell dinner.

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Day 10: Departure

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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