Aurora Expeditions has announced new treks in Patagonia, with two 10-day itineraries, Patagonia Discovery Trek and Torres Del Paine Explorer
The award-winning Australian adventure travel company, Aurora Expeditions, has announced new treks in Patagonia, with the first voyage setting sail on Nov. 19, 2022.
The two 10-day itineraries, Patagonia Discovery Trek and Torres Del Paine Explorer, dovetail seamlessly with Aurora Expeditions’ Antarctic sailings.
The treks weave their way through the Patagonian wilderness, providing insight into this barren, but vibrant environment filled with fascinating flora and fauna. Sweeping across the border of Argentina and Chile, trekkers will experience the beauty of Patagonia, encountering everything from the dramatic mountain ranges and valleys with cascading rivers, to the glittering glaciers and azure lakes.
“Our highly experienced team has curated several fascinating treks in Patagonia, showcasing the region’s little-explored corners ensuring our travelers see incredible locations and experience nature at its finest,” said Michael Heath, chief executive officer of Aurora Expeditions.
“Many of our Antarctic passengers wish to extend their time in the South American region and these new itineraries are designed to make the most of their schedule. The Patagonia experience complements our comprehensive range of Antarctic itineraries, and now with two ships, the Greg Mortimer and the soon-to- launch, Sylvia Earle, the 2022/23 season is able to meet the increasing demand for people to take that once in a lifetime trip.”
The Torres Del Paine Explorer stays within the Chilean border and the Patagonia Discovery Trek offers travelers three options, enabling them to combine an Antarctic sailing with a timely trek: an Argentina return trip; an Argentina to Chile itinerary and a Chile to Argentina version.
Patagonia Discovery Trek Los Glaciares & Torres del Paine
Explorers will discover the vast Patagonian wilderness on this unique guided walking trip, taking in two of Patagonia’s most iconic national parks and the famed Perito Moreno Glacier. During this 10-day experience, travelers will hike rugged trails overlooking iridescent blue glacial lakes, as Andean condors soar overhead among the towering ice-capped peaks.
Torres del Paine Explorer Torres del Paine
Immerse oneself in the treasures of Chilean Patagonia. Here, travelers will discover the dramatic alpine scenery and fascinating wildlife of the Torres del Paine National Park with four full days of hiking with a local guide. Then, they will ascend through the Ascencio Valley along the renowned W Trek and take in the stunning views on the lesser known Lazo-Weber trail while keeping their eyes peeled for rheas, flamingos and guanacos.
Each guided trek is priced from $5,145 per person twin share and limited to a maximum of 20 hikers, ensuring immersive, life-changing small-group opportunities in the spectacularly scenic Patagonia region of South America.
Passengers can save up to five percent when booking a trek with an Antarctic cruise. Trek price includes nightly accommodation with ensuite, most meals, private ground transport and all guide fees and national park entrance fees.