Puerto Natales - Patagonia Chile

Activities in Puerto Natales, Patagonia Chile

What to do: Puerto Natales

Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park including Milodon caves.

Duration: Full Day
Available: All year round

Breakfast and departure from the hotel in Natales Port, to Milodón Cave, a pre-historical extant mammal. Trip goes on by the Patagonian prairie, crossing the lands of cattle “estancias”. At the Towers of Paine National Park, declared World Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO, we will contemplate the Patagonian Mountain Range and a large amount of lakes and glaciers. The most outstanding spots will be: Amarga Lagoon, Nordenskojld Lake, Peohé Lake, Grande and Chico Falls, Towers of Paine, Grey Lake and Glacier. More...

Balmaceda & Serrano glaciers navigation

Duration: Full Day
Available: All year round

Breakfast and transfer to the Pier to get on board at approximately 8 am everyday during summer season. After sailing for about 15 minutes we will arrive at Bories Port, and industrial place. One hour later, we will navigate Señoret Channel, Eberhard Fiord and Ultima Esperanza. After two hours navigation from Natales Port, under normal conditions, we will reach “Cormoranes” Colony, having hundreds of these birds, resembling penguins. As we get nearer the Fiord, the landscape becomes wilder and more attractive, for its vigorous mountains. Now we have majestic Balmaceda Mount before us, as well as the glacier bearing the same name, being detached from the eastern side. This mount is 2035 m high and there are very few antecedents of its having been climbed up to its main peak. The above mentioned glacier is in recession as nearly all glaciers in the planet. After sailing for 4 hours, we will come alongside Puerto Toro pier; walking about 1000 m. you can get to the glacier on foot. Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers belong to Balmaceda Mount National Park. You can see the mountains of Paine from the ship. Return to Puerto Natales and end of navigation. Transfer to hotel. More...
Places to visit in the city

• Frigorífico Bories. The ‘Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego’ built this industrial complex at the beginning of the XX century to process the production of the ‘estancias’ (country properties) of the region. It had refrigerating cameras, tanneries and wool laundries. It is very interesting to see the design of the facilities that remain standing, as well as that of their personnel's houses, of the purest English style.
• The ‘Plaza de Armas’, with the Parochial Church and the Municipality to the front.
• The ‘estancias’ of the surroundings (country properties). There are some estancias that offer aided visits to be able to see the cattle activities, to savor typical foods or simply to travel them by horse.

To the fjord 'De Las Montañas'

The craft comes out from Puerto Natales toward the south. It travels the channels Señoret and Valdés, it draws the step Kirke and goes into the fiord ‘de las Montañas’. A very narrow channel with direction south-north located among the mountain range Sarmiento to the west and the mountain range Riesco to the east. Therefore the panorama that is presented is spectacular, since the sailing is carried out among hills, forest and snowdrifts.

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