Multi-Day Tour

Patagonia Expedition (9 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

El Calafate, Argentina To Punta Arenas, Chile

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Rendezvous this morning in El Calafate and head toward Mt Frias. Hike through the La Anita Valley, experiencing the wilderness and scale of scenery that has made Patagonia so well celebrated.

Day 2
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The next morning we’ll find ourselves on ice—with the aid of crampons, of course, as we head out to visit the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Later we’ll walk to the rarely visited northern side

of the Magellanes peninsula, where there is an amazing panoramic view of the glacier.

Day 3
El Calafate, Argentina
Eolo Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Our last day in Argentina is a day full of options meaning that you can push yourself as hard or as little as you want today, choosing from hiking, biking or horseback riding.

Day 4
Torres del Paine, Chile
Awasi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Head south for the Chilean border, the drive is spectacular, remote and exhilarating. Spend the afternoon relaxing in your wood fire hot tub or hiking through a beautiful lenga forest.

Day 5
Torres del Paine, Chile
Awasi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Hike a portion of the W circuit, possible Frenchman's Valley or maybe the more challenging Base of Torres hike. The world famous Torres del Paine National Park has something for everyone!

Day 6
Torres del Paine, Chile
Awasi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Jump in the saddle and head out into the plains or visit the Geological and Paleontological Park of Baguales to learn secrets of what life here used to be like through its abundant fossils dating back 25 million years.

Day 7
Puerto Bories, Chile
Awasi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Hike up to the top of the cliffs overlooking Laguna Sofia. Nesting condors are the big draws here but the place is alive with wildlife and the hike through the forest to get above the tree line is really special.

Day 8
Puerto Bories, Chile
Awasi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Head out for a kayak on the waters directly outside the hotel. If water isn't your thing then explore the area on bikes or horses with the local guides. Finish the day at the relaxing bar with views across the water complete with comfy leather chairs in front of a roaring log fire.

Day 9
Punta Arenas, Chile
None Breakfast

Adios y Buenas Tardes!

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The Ends of the Earth

Our relationship with Patagonia goes back decades and yet the people and scenery seemingly have not changed. Big skies and landscapes are married with big personalities in a vast tract of land that transcends national borders. The hold that this place exerts on people means almost inevitably that you’ll be back.

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Prices, Reservations and Payment

*Our prices are in U.S. dollars.

We charge a single supplement to individual travellers who wish to ensure that they have private rooms throughout a trip.


To reserve your trip, we require a deposit of US$1,000 per person.

The balance of your payment is due 95 days prior to departure.

If reserving your trip within 95 days of departure, full payment is required.


To complete your reservation, you must complete, sign and return a Traveller Information Form and an Acknowledgement of Risk, Release and Indemnity within 14 days of the receipt of your confirmation package, which will include these forms. These forms include additional terms and conditions of travel, including limitations of our obligations to you.


Prices for our ‘Bespoke’ trips are quoted as part of the trip design process, and are not final until final payment has been received.


Cancelling/Switching Trips

*If you must cancel your reservation, the fees for doing so are as follows:

DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE CANCELLATION FEE

270+  Full refund in cash of US$1,000 deposit

96-269  Refund of US$500, or US$1,000 trip credit

61-95  25% of trip price

31-60   50% of trip price

0-30   100% of trip price


Should you cancel your reservation more than 95 days in advance of the departure date, the entire US$1,000 per person deposit is transferrable as a future trip credit to be used by the same traveller towards a B&R trip departing within 24 months of the original trip cancellation date. This credit cannot be extended beyond 24 months but may be transferred to another trip only once.


Between 61-95 days prior to your original departure date, you may transfer to a different trip in the same calendar year upon payment of a fee of US$250 per person (this fee will be waived for Premier Cru & Grand Cru travellers). If you cancel this subsequent reservation, then the cancellation fees applicable shall be the higher of the cancellation fee on your original reservation or the cancellation fee on the trip to which you transferred.


Within 60 days of departure, the regular cancellation fees will apply.



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