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Step foot on Navarino Island and instantly go back in time to an uninhabited land full of magellanic forrest, ancient birds and lagoons rich in fauna. Located in Chilean Antarctica, Navarino is the closest you'll get to the continent of Antarctica before leaving South America. The Dientes de Navarino circuit will take your breath away both for the stunning scenery and the demanding hike.

 

Price: Starting from $1,920

Duration: 7 days (October - march)

Activity Level: 1 2 3 4 5

PRICE FROM: $1,92o

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams
Day 2: Puerto Williams to Cerro Bandera
Day 3: Cerro Bandera to Laguna Escondida
Day 4: Laguna Escondida to Laguna Martillo
Day 5: Laguna Martillo to Laguna Los Guanacos
Day 6: Laguna Los Guanacos to Puerto Williams
Day 7: Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas

Please note: Expedition dates indicate when you should arrive and depart Chile. Arriving early or departing late? Click here to purchase an additional day with lodging and airport transfers.

PRIVATE EXPEDITIONS

Private expeditions are available for this itinerary. Pricing for private expeditions based on group size. 

PRIVATE DEPARTURES

Group SizePrice
1 Person$5330 per person
2 Person$3110 per person
3 Person$3110 per person
4 Person$2210 per person
5 Person$2210 per person
6 Person$2160 per person
7 Person$2160 per person
8 Person$2010 per person
9 Person$2010 per person
10+ Person$1920 per person

INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Williams
  • 4 nights accommodation on the trail
  • domestic flight (RT) from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner on the trail
  • trekking permits and entrance fees
  • guide services
  • all ground transportation

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive to Puerto Williams (20m/66ft). The team will meet you at your hotel in Punta Arenas at 8:30am for a quick briefing. From there, take a 1.5 hour flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams (flight included).  Arrive to Puerto Williams and stop by the lodge for lunch to explore the cuisine of these far southern channels. In the afternoon explore the area by visiting the Botanic Park Omora and the town of Puerto Williams.

Inclusions: lunch (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); domestic flight (Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams) airport transfer; accommodations

Day 2: Puerto Williams to Cerro Bandera (480m/1574ft). Your trek begins! Head out for Laguna El Salto from where you’ll have an incredible view of the Dientes (‘teeth’) de Navarino and the sedimentary formation sculpted by glaciers. The trail starts with an ascent to Cerro Bandera (620m) which allows us to appreciate the wonder of the Beagle Channel and preview the route of the coming days. Tonight we stay in our shelter in front of the lake for dinner and see the austral sunset.

Total distance: approximately 7.5 miles. approximately 5 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations

Day 3: Cerro Bandera to Laguna Escondida (462m/1515ft). Today we cross the famous Paso Australia (805m) and ascend the saddle between peaks (865m). From there, we’ll start down the "Picacho de Dientes” (1118m) passing through beaver ponds and continuing to Laguna Los Dientes at the bottom of the massif. We’ll then continue to our campsite next to Laguna Escondida at the foot of Mount Gabriel.

Total distance: approximately 5.5 miles. approximately 4 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations

Day 4: Laguna Escondida to Laguna Martillo (859m/2818ft). Break camp on the banks of the laguna and begin today’s trek surrounded by beech forests as you climb up to Paso Gale (696m). From the pass, take in the views of the surrounding summits. Arrive to Laguna Martillo where we’ll set up tents for the night.

Total distance: approximately 5 miles. approximately 4 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations

Day 5: Laguna Martillo to Laguna Los Guanacos (480m/1574ft). Follow the faint trail around the edge of Laguna Martillo to reach Rio Guerrico (572m/1876ft) and our route down the valley. Pass through meadows before crossing our last and highest mountain pass--Paso Virginia (892m). Spend one final night under the stars at Laguna Los Guanacos.

Total distance: approximately 6.5 miles. approximately 5 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals; camping accommodations   

Day 6: Laguna Los Guanacos to Puerto Williams (20m/66ft). Our final morning begins with an easy hike from the lake through a lenga forest en route to Bahia MacLean. Reach the trailhead by midday and catch a ride to our lodge for the evening.

Total distance: approximately 8.5 miles. approximately 5 hours of trekking

Inclusions: all meals, accommodations

Day 7: Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas (25m/84ft). Catch the morning flight from Puerto Williams back to Punta Arenas.

End of Services

Inclusions: breakfast, return flight back to Punta Arenas

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.


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PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

See current weather conditions for Navarino here.

Note on bags: For your domestic flight, you may have 1 carry on bag and 1 checked bag (23 kg/50 lb). Any additional bags and fees associated will be on the onus of the traveler. There is secure storage at the hotel in Puerto Natales and Chaltén to store any luggage and belongings not needed on the trail. 

Carried bag weight limit: n/a

Rentals Available: 

  • Not available on this expedition. 

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to and from Punta Arenas
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)

Expedition Gear

  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Pack cover
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Medium gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals (for walking around the lodges in the evening)
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine 
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0°F rating
  • Sleeping pad
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Chile (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Camping pillow
  • Trekking poles (must fit inside pack for domestic flight)
  • Synthetic shorts
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy/protein bars (especially for vegetarians as non-meat sources of protein are scarce)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Having a polar climate, the average temperature in the warmest month is 9.6 °C (49.3 °F), and in the coldest month 1.9 °C (35.4 °F). The annual average precipitation is 467 mm (18 in) and comes in the form of snow. 

Navarino Island Weather

Elevation for Chile


Oneseed Reviews

Booking with OneSeed not only made the travel arrangements simple and straightforward, but I knew the routes and accommodations would be tried and tested. Our guide took the guess work out of the daily activities and provided knowledgeable information on our safety and surroundings and gave me full confidence to know we would be safe and not aimless on the trails.
— Nicole
The trip was well thought out. The amount of time spent on the hike was just right. It was challenging and difficult at times but oh so worth it!
— Anonymous
I LOVED the Patagonia trip! Nathan in Santiago and Sabine in Patagonia were outstanding in terms of responsiveness and warmth. The trekking met my expectations and I found the refugios to be sufficient for the sites. I really appreciate the fact that OneSeed supports the local economy and gets me out of the “chain” feel of other trips and tours. Excellent!!
— Anonymous

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

Insure Your Trip

OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex Cancellation and Interruption Insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.