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    Embark on a journey from Puerto Natales to Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, the largest park in Chile and one of the four largest in the world, spanning 4,300,000 hectares. Discover the majestic Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, accessible only by sea, and be amazed by the grandeur of Chilean Patagonia. During six hours of navigation, marvel at the rich flora and fauna of this unique region, including forests of coigüe, canelo, ñirre, and lenga. Additionally, you'll spot seabirds like imperial cormorants and admire rocky formations inhabited by sea lions.

    This excursion through the Última Esperanza fjord reveals historical buildings, such as the old Bories refrigerator plant, small ranches, glaciers, and waterfalls. You'll reach the Balmaceda Glacier, calved from the mountain of the same name, midway through the journey. In the afternoon, you'll return to Puerto Natales, once again enjoying this stunning natural environment. Your responsible visit contributes to the conservation of this national park, ensuring that future generations can also enjoy its beauty.

    Schedule

    7:00 - Pick up at accommodation

    Passengers heading directly to Puerto Bories should arrive by 7:30 AM.

    08.00 hrs. - Navigation from Puerto Bories to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers

    Departing from Puerto Bories, just 5 km away, you will embark towards Bernardo O'Higgins National Park via the Señoret Channel. Enjoy a delicious snack on board while relaxing and admiring the view of the majestic Mount Balmaceda and its incredible glaciers, which we will explore later.

    8:30 - National Historical Monument Frigorífico Bories

    The journey includes a stop at the National Historical Monument Frigorífico Bories, built in 1913 by the Tierra del Fuego Exploitation Company. For over six decades, it was the region's main processing center, notable for its post-Victorian English architecture and solid masonry construction.

    09.00 hrs. - From Puerto Bories to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers

    Navigate through the impressive Última Esperanza Fjord. Admire majestic mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and rich Patagonian wildlife. Along the way, visit the Condor Cliff and Waterfall, and continue to Mount Balmaceda to see its 2,035-meter-high glacier.

    10.00 hrs. - Viewing Beautiful Mountains, Waterfalls, Ranches, and Patagonian Birdlife

    Along the route, you will witness breathtaking landscapes of towering mountains, majestic waterfalls, and abundant wildlife, including imperial cormorants and sea lions.

    12.00 hrs. - View of the Balmaceda Glacier

    The Balmaceda Glacier, located on the western slope of Mount Balmaceda, is a gem of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. This hanging glacier, standing 2,035 meters high, captivates visitors with its impressive white icebergs sliding majestically down the eastern side of the mountain.

    12.30 hrs. - Visit to the Serrano Glacier

    Hike through a lush forest of coihues and ñirres to the foot of the glacier. This 1.8 km round-trip route near Natales, Magallanes, is generally considered easy and takes about 30 minutes to complete. This path is excellent for hiking and strolling, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people.

    13.00 hrs. - Return from Serrano Glacier to Estancia Perales, with a Whiskey and Millenary Ice

    From the Serrano Glacier to Estancia Perales, enjoy a whiskey with millenary ice, accompanied by a spectacular panoramic view of the Serrano Glacier.

    14.00 hrs. - Lunch at Estancia Turística Perales

    Enjoy lunch at Estancia Turística Perales, located 51 kilometers from Puerto Natales. This place stands out for its impressive landscape, situated on the shores of the Última Esperanza Fjord, at the foot of Cerro Prat, and at the entrance to the Chacabuco mountain range. The estancia offers a must-see tour for nature lovers, culminating in a delicious Patagonian lunch. The menu includes grilled lamb with accompaniments, with vegetarian options available upon request.

    17.30 hrs. - Arrival in Puerto Natales. End of navigation services.

    Arrival in Puerto Natales. End of navigation services. We thank you for your company and hope you enjoyed this unique experience in Patagonia.

    Included

    • Transfers from/to Accommodation in Puerto Natales
      Available for the urban area of Puerto Natales.
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Bilingual Guide spanish/english
      During excursions and departures mentioned in the itinerary

    General Conditions

    Minimum: 2
    Departure: 07:15
    Duration: 10
    Return: 18:00

    Operation:

    From May to August Confirmed departures only on Sundays.
    Daily departures September to April (Subject to Availability)
    Does not operate on Good Friday, December 25 or January 1.
    Subject to weather conditions.

     

    Commercial Conditions

    Prices per person

    Season May to August 31

    Adults (From 13 years)
    $175,000 pesos

    Children (2 to 12 years)
    $103,000 pesos

    Infant (0 to 1 year)
    Released

    Season September to April

    Adults (From 13 years)
    $195,000 pesos

    Children (2 to 12 years)
    $109,000 clp

    Infant (0 to 1 year)
    Released

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