This adventure-packed trip combines marine wildlife with mountains, walking and boating.

Travelling by rigid inflatable boat into the Strait of Magellan, you witness the antics of sealions, watch dolphins swimming alongside, visit a Magellanic penguin nesting site, and hopefully see humpback whales breaching in Chile’s first ever marine park. To cap this experience, you then spend a few days in the peerless landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park, with a full programme of walks and excursions to get the best out of this magical area.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Day 2: Arrive Santiago, 1-nights. City tour

  3. Day 3: Fly to Punta Arenas, 1-night

    Returning to the airport, you'll board a flight to Punta Arenas, considered the world's most southern city before the growth of smaller towns like Ushuaia, Argentina. 

  4. Day 4: Drive to Voces Bay and cross by boat to San Isidro, 1-night, Faro San Isidro Inn

    This morning you'll join a scheduled 4 day trip to the Strait of Magellan.  First of all you'll join your fellow companions and then drive out of Punta Arenas and down to the small Laredo Dock where a zodiac boat awaits. After boarding the zodiac, it's a short ride across the bay before arriving at your lodge in time for lunch.

  5. Days 5-6: Boat to Carlos III Island in Francisco Coloane Marine Park, 2-nights, Whalesound Eco-camp. Whale watching boat trips

    After breakfast you'll board the boat again and navigate through the Straits of Magellan en route to Carlos III Island, located in the Francisco Coloane Marine Park. Lunch will be served on board, with dinner at Whalesound Eco-camp. Over the next couple of days you'll enjoy a variety of whale watching excursions, also viewing penguins, sea lions, cormorants, as well as a visit to the Santa Ines Glacier.

  6. Day 7: Boat back to mainland and transfer to Punta Arenas, 1-night

  7. Days 8-10: Drive to Torres del Paine National Park, 3-nights

    Three days of guided walks and excursions in Torres del Paine National Park to see wildlife in majestic surroundings. Accommodation is at Eco Camp suite domes. 

  8. Day 11: Drive to Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago, 1-night

  9. Day 12: Depart Santiago

  10. Day 13: Arrive UK

Enquire
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • When to go: Dec to Apr
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,395 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,495 pp
  • Duration inc. flights from/to UK: 14 days
  • Duration exc. international flights: 12 days
  • Single supplement: From £1,175
  • Activities available:
    • Glacier walking

Subscribe

Sign up for our e-news

We send news and offers 2 to 3 times per month

We also offer diving holidays at
Dive WorldwideTravel, Experience, Conserve