Trekking in the Andean Club

  • Port

    Punta Arenas, Chile

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Hiking, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

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 always offers world-class vistas, some of which you will enjoy during this outing.

You will drive first to the Club Andino (the Andean Club) -- a unique 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.

Notes:

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.