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TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

Being one of the most popular tours  into the National Park Torres del Paine through its imposing granite walls formed by tectonic forces and the glacial ice and majestic inclination, Las Torres is the best reward after a challenging hike.

 Los Cuernos ( The Horns )

It’s one of the most famous mountain formations in the park. With more than 2,000 meters, Los Cuernos (The Horns) are an essential part of the circuit “W” and offer one of the most beautiful views that can be seen along the north shore of Lago Nordenskjöld, between the Hotel Las Torres and Lake Pehoé.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREY GLACIER

Established as a huge natural construction of ice, the Grey Glacier is known for its impressive icebergs sailing on Lake of the same name.

It is also part of the Patagonian Ice Field South, one of the largest expanses of continental ice in the world. Includes a system of 49 glaciers, among whom is the Upsala glacier, Viedma and Perito Moreno in Argentina, Geike and Grey.

 GREY LAKE

Sailing towards Grey Lake, you can get to the front wall of this awesome natural creation. It ends in the Great Southern Ice Field, where the icebergs seem to be sculpted by the wind and have the most diverse and abstract forms.

Located in access to the Torres del Paine, this lagoon is surrounded by hills and forests with abundant flora and fauna, that contrast with the blue color of its water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALTO GRANDE WATERFALL

Worldwide recognized as one of the most beautiful places on the planet, thanks to fresh clear air and the uniqueness of colors that are seen there, Salto Grande is one of the most interesting attractions of the park.

Located in the Pudeto sector in the National Park, this beautiful waterfall is part of the water supply by the Massif. The particular color of the Rio Paine has the beginning in Glacier Dickson and connects with Lake Nordensköjld, which along its course flows through the Salto Grande to meet with Lake Pehoe.

It is recommended place for lovers of photography. From here you can get a superb view on French Valley until Glacier Paine Grande and Los Cuernos del Paine – monumental granite formations crowned with black rock (sedimentary, which reflect the silent power of nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILODON CAVE

 

 

The Cave of the Milodon, an impressive 30m (98 ft) high structure, situated on the edge of the Benítez hill, shelters a figure of the mythical animal encased in fiberglass . The first indications of the milodon go back to 1896, when Hermann Eberhard found excellently preserved bits of skin and excrement of such an animal, which suggested that it could have existed. This specimen of animal is calculated to have been two times the size of a man, was a mammal, and a herbivore. Inside this area there are also remains of human settlements. They are thought to have used the caves as refuges more than 12 thousand years ago.

 

USHUAIA

The fueguine archipelago is separated from the continent by the Strait of Magellan, including islands and islets with a the total area is 72,000 Km2. The main island is known as Isla Grande with an area of 45,000 Km2. Its limits are established to the west by meridian 68º 36´ longitude west, the Mar Argentino to the east, while the oriental mouth of the strait of Magellan marks the limit to the north and the Beagle Channel to the south. The city of Ushuaia is the capital of the province, considered the southernmost in the world and lies on the north coast of the Beagle Channel and at the foot of the Martial chain, in the middle of the Andes Mountains. The relief is irregular: glaciary valleys, a thousand-year-old peat bogs, hills and valleys. While Río Grande located in the north, has the features of a typical Patagonian city: flat surface with smooth undulations and with the sea and the floodable valleys as the only natural limits.
Many  Glacier and Antarctic Cruises departure from Ushuaia.

 

Climatic factors

Ushuaia

Río Grande

Annual average
July average
January average
Daylight in winter
Daylight in summer

5,3º C
1º C
9,1º C
6 h 45 min.
17 h. 23 min.

5,5º C
-0,2º C
10,1º C
7 h. 35 min.
17 h. 05 min.

 

 

 SAN RAFAEL LAGOON

San Rafael Lagoon
The San Rafael Lagoon National Park  has an inexhaustible source of water for many rivers, creeks and streams that originate within its boundaries. All the rivers have formed inside a glacier as the initial source and is common in the course have a lake or Lagoon.

 

GLACIERS ROUTE

 

PERITO MORENO  GLACIER

It is one of the world's largest glaciers, the Perito Moreno Glacier extends over the southern arm of Lago Argentino and has a front of 5 miles and sixty meters.

Is Argentina's most famous glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier is part of Glacier National Park, whose surface area of 7,240 km ² contain 356 glaciers, forests, mountains and lakes.

Located opposite the Magallanes Peninsula, Perito Moreno is on one arm of Lago Argentino, southern National Park, about 80 kilometers from Calafate.

As the advancing Perito Moreno Glacier on Lake Argentina, will produce a rise in water level rises to 30 meters. Thanks to the cause of the Brazo Rico creates a tunnel of more than 50 meters to be eroded until its collapse.

 

 

AMALIA GLACIER

 Amalia Glacier, Chile (Scenic Cruising)

Located in the central part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields, the Amalia Glacier descends from the Andes Mountains and sits towering above the sea. Because of the glacier's immense weight, the oxygen has been pressed out of the ice, giving it an amazingly beautiful crystalline appearance.

Glacial Wonders

The Amalia Glacier is one of three spectacular glaciers that are truly one-in-a-lifetime sights to behold. Approximately 73 square miles in area, the Amalia's mammoth blue mountain of ice is constantly changing, and like other glaciers, gradually shrinking.

Glacial Wildlife

The flora and fauna in this part of the world is also spectacular. You're likely to see all kinds of different bird species perched on cliffs and on branches in the forests. Offshore, you can frenquently spot dolphins that often swim alongside the ships

 

 

 

EL BRUJO GLACIER

 A large sihouette that descends down from the Andes mountain range, a spectacular scene especially with the size and colors in your view.

This glacier has a width of approximately 1 kilometer (.62 mi), and a height of 50 meters (165ft) and because of the size and pressure of the glacier, the ice has a crystal appearance because of a lack oxygen within the actual mass of ice.

  

 

MAGDALENA ISLAND

Magdalena Island Chile

Positioned in the Strait of Magellan about 27 miles northeast of Punta Arenas, Magdalena Island is a nature preserve that protects the Magellanic Penguins.

The island is literally covered by penguins, and in fact, an estimated 70,000 mated pairs call it home. When their chicks are counted the number exceeds 200,000. 
 The island has other species of wildlife including cormorants, common seagulls, dolphin gulls and Chilean skuas. Scattered bunches of Eared Seals and South American Fur Seals are found along the shoreline. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Calafate: Glaciers capital

El Calafate, a small town located where the Santa Cruz plateau meets the Andes, is the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier. 

The El Calafate town

 The tourist circuit in this region begins at this small town in Southwestern Santa Cruz province, on the south bank of Lake Argentino. Its main activity is Tourism, which keeps growing year after year, due to its neighboring to Perito Moreno Glacier.
Founded in 1927, El Calafate did not grow until the 1940’s, when the National Park was created.
El Calafate has all the facilities needed to satisfy an ever growing tourist influx: there are hotels from 1 to 5 stars, as well as warm and charming “Hosterías” to stay at. And during summer there are also campsites.
It was named after a typical thorny bush of southern Patagonia. The Calafate blooms in the spring with yellow flowers and in summer with purple fruits. According to tradition those who eat this fruit will always return to Patagonia.

 

 

 ARCHIPIELAGO OF CHILOE

The Pacific bathes Chiloé Island, where Ancud is influenced by its channels and islets, dwelled by sea birds and wildlife.

Ever since the time of the first settlements, Ancud has taken advantage of its privileged location. It used to be a Spanish fort and port. The consolidation of trade with the rest of Chile turned it into the best-known naval link between the island and the continent. The timber business had its boom in the late nineteenth century, which lured European colonists.

Those who wish to learn about the history of the city will quench their thirst during a visit to Ancud’s Regional Museum, which displays a heritage that speaks about the identity of the Chiloé Archipelago.

Other attractions include Lacuy Peninsula, with Corona Lighthouse, picturesque Doña Sebastiana Islet and the low shore of Carelmapu. In the background, the Calbuco and Osorno Volcanoes provide majesty to this scene.

Ancud, along with Chiloé Island, is a sea paradise. 

 

 

 

PATAGONIA ADVENTURE TOURISM

 

PATAGONIA CAMP  ( 18 YURTS )

 

 

 

 Located on the shore of Lake Toro close to Torres del Paine, in a region of extraordinary beauty, Patagonia Camp is the first luxury camp in Chile.

Surrounded by spectacular landscapes, ancient forests, lakes and tourquoise -colored rivers ,Patagonia Camp is the ideal place to experience the rugged and wild Patagonian region, combining nature and adventure with comfort and luxury.

Patagonia Camp has 18 yurts : comfortable, independent tent domes , each one have private bathroom, private terrace, and is fully equiped with king or two single beds, and heating and each is finely decorated with woven fabrics and locally handcrafted furniture .All of the yurts and common areas are non- smoking.

HUILO-HUILO RESERVE

Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve

In the middle of the Patagonian Andes in the south of Chile, in the heart of the ecological region of Valdivia, 40° south latitude, Region of Los Rios (XIV), municipality of Panguipulli, it is found “Huilo-Huilo”, the Biological Reserve in the South of the World, a private natural reserve, which along its 100,000 hectares of Native Forests, comprises a wide range of species of great natural value.

DETAILED REPORT

NAWELPI LODGE -  RESERVA DEL FUY

  

LOCATION: Río Fuy Shore, Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, District of Panguipulli, XIV Region, Chile.

ADDRESS:                   Camino Internacional w/o num. (Between Neltume and Puerto Fuy).

ACTIVITY:                   LODGE in cabin modules.

CONST. AREA:                       1,032 m2.

GRAL LIST OF MAT.:  Main structure in native timber on concrete piles.

Concrete tile, local sandstone coating, Coihue floors, slate and native timber. Wood grain laminated PVC windows 

BAOBAB LODGE ( Familiar Hotel )

  

 

 

NAWELPI LODGE ( ADULTS , HONEYMOON)

 

 

MONTAÑA MAGICA ( COUPLES )

 

 

 

 EXCURSIONS

 Fly Fishing, Waterfalls view, Canopy

 

 

 

 

 

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