November 19, 2022. Two 10-day itineraries, Patagonia Discovery Trek and Torres Del Paine Explorer — a natural continuation of the Antarctic programs of Aurora Expeditions.
These expeditions will carve a path through the Patagonian wilderness, giving tourists a complete picture of this barren yet vibrant environment filled with fascinating flora and fauna. Stretching across the border of Argentina and Chile, the beauty of Patagonia includes literally all the colors of nature: from impressive mountain ranges and valleys with cascading rivers to sparkling glaciers and azure lakes. ;, — promises Aurora Expeditions CEO Michael Heath. “Many of our Antarctic passengers want to extend their stay in the South American region and these new routes are designed to make the most of their schedule.”
This season, Aurora Expeditions will have two ships at its disposal: the Greg Mortimer; and Sylvia Earle. This will invite twice as many people to travel.
The Patagonia Discovery Trek offers travelers three options at once, allowing them to combine sailing in Antarctica with a timely trip: return immediately to Argentina; continue cruise from Argentina to Chile and option from Chile to Argentina.
Passengers will discover Patagonia's vast wilderness on a unique guided walking tour, visiting two of Patagonia's most iconic national parks and the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Hiking along difficult trails with views of iridescent blue glacial lakes, watching Andean condors hovering overhead among high ice peaks.
A four-day hiking trip through Chilean Patagonia — these are the spectacular alpine landscapes and the mesmerizing wildlife of the Torres del Paine National Park. The group will climb through the Asensio Valley on the famous W Trek to see stunning flamingos and guanacos.
Each guided hike is from $5,145 per person in a double cabin . Groups are small, maximum on each vessel — 20 hikers.
The price of the trek includes accommodation in comfortable en-suite rooms, meals, private ground transportation, as well as all guide fees and entrance fees to the national park.