Punta Arenas, Chile
Trekking in the Andean Club
Hiking, Local Sightseeing, All
USD USDPrice between $51-$100
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Patagonia -- now, there's a word that evokes images of chilly, windswept landscapes! Fortunately, however, this vast and fascinating land often boasts pleasant summers and, on fine days, offers bewitching, world-class vistas.
You will drive first to the Club Andino (the Andean Club) -- a ski center that is one of very few in the world with a view of the ocean. This place can be used in summertime for great hikes on the tree-covered slopes with lush forests of Patagonian natives such as coigues, lengas, and ñirres. Upon arrival at the club, climb aboard the lift that covers a distance of approximately 1500 yards and affords excellent regional views as it whisks you up the mountain. From the top, you will see the legendary Strait of Magellan and the city of Punta Arenas in the distance.
From the descent point, start hiking downhill on a path that will lead you through the woods.
At the end of your walk, take a few minutes for refreshments amid this mind-soothing landscape. After this respite of relaxation, you'll return to the pier.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. The weather is unpredictable. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer of clothing should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Minimum age is 12 years.