Exploration activities, accommodation, meals and bar, transportation with fixed schedules, free WiFi in public areas, access to the spa and relaxation areas, and entrance fees to national parks.
International airfare, insurance of any kind, discretionary gratuities, spa or massage service, laundry, premium wines or other items of a personal nature such as phone calls; peak season/holiday surcharges (please contact AdventureSmith for details).
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 30% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 61 days – full refund
60 to 30 days – $200 per room
29 to 10 days – 30% of total trip cost
9 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The Explora Patagonia adventure begins and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Punta Arenas in time for pick-up’s scheduled between 9:30am and 8:00pm. Plan flights to depart Punta Arenas anytime after airport drop-off at 1:00pm or 6:00pm on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Arrival and departure transportation can also be arranged from several other locations, including the Puerto Natales airport (PNT), the Chilean border in Cerro Castillo, the Argentinian border city of El Calafate, and hotels, at various times. Pick-up outside of scheduled times will incur an additional fee. Please inquire for details and locations.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the guides can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities cover all areas in Torres del Paine National Park, either by horse, foot, van or private catamaran. Prior horseback riding experience is not required. Hikes range from easy to expert mountain ascents. A bilingual English or Spanish guide will accompany each group of up to eight guests. Provided gear includes walking sticks and leg protectors for hikes; helmet, bike and water bottle for two-wheeled excursions; and all the necessary equipment for horse riding.
For the 2019-20 season, single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at one of the following supplements of the per-person listed rate in select rooms upon availability: 15% May 1 through September 30, 34% October 1 through January 25 and February 21 through April 30, and 70% December 21 through February 20. Minimum 4-day, 3-night stay October 1 through December 20 and during March and April. Minimum 5-day, 4-night stay during January and February. For Christmas and New Year, the programs have fixed check-in dates with stays of 7-day, 6 nights.
Families & Children
For the 2019-20 season, there are additional beds for children 3 to 11 when sharing their parent’s room. Maximum one extra bed per room and two children per adult. Children under the age of 3 are complimentary when sharing room with their parents. Please inquire for special rates for children ages 3-17 years old accompanying their parents, which are subject to availability. Rates for children aged 12-17 traveling with their parents are not valid October 1 through March 31.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.