Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to our hotel near the town center. Use the afternoon to relax and recover from the long flight or to stretch your legs with a walk around town. That evening we’ll take care of introductions, enjoy a welcome dinner and then turn in for a full night’s sleep. No running
Meals: D (dinner)
Wake up feeling refreshed and head out for an easy shakeout run along the seawall, finishing at a beautiful lookout over the city! After breakfast the group will pack up and transfer to the Forrest boat, and by noon we will set sail across the Strait of Magellan towards Tierra del Fuego. You will have the opportunity to spot birds, dolphins, sea lions & possibly whales throughout the day. Enjoy lunch and dinner on the boat along with an open bar, then sleep off any remaining jet lag listening to the hum of the engines in your cabin.
Running: up to 15km on mostly paved trail and sidewalks.
When you wake up in the morning the boat will be docked in the stunning and remote Helado Sound. We will board the zodiac boats to get a closer look at the surrounding glaciers, then spend the afternoon spotting whales, sea lions, penguins, skuas, petrels and albatrosses, among others. All meals will be served on board. As you head off to sleep we will begin the journey back to Punta Carrera.
Running: No running
Wake up for an early breakfast and then disembark to our waiting transportation which will take us to Puerto Natales, a beautiful seafront town that serves as the gateway to the national parks and surrounding wilderness. Enjoy a trail run with a view around stunning Laguna Sofia, finishing with a late picnic lunch. Afterward we’ll check into a nice hotel and everyone will have a chance to relax or explore the town. Wrap up the day at a local estancia with a behind-the-scenes look at ranch operations and a traditional asado dinner.
Running: up to 20km. Trail & dirt road.
After breakfast we’ll pack up and head towards the legendary Torres Del Paine National Park fora mid-morning run with absolutely spectacular views of the mountains and, off in the distance, Grey Glacier. The run finishes in the pristine Rio Serrano valley with a picnic lunch. Afterward we’ll pack the essentials, leave our other stuff behind and take a short catamaran ride across the brilliantly blue Lago Pehoe to a refugio at the base of Paine Grande. Spend the evening relaxing with a cold beer and big views!
Running: 15km with plenty of opportunity to add on in the valley. Shorter distances can be accommodated. Trail and 4x4 track
After a relaxed morning we’ll grab our packs and begin the rugged hike towards Glacier Grey, the views becoming more and more incredible with each mile. After reaching the refugio that we’ll call home for the night, you can choose to continue hiking up to a couple of vertigo-inducing suspension bridges over the glacier, get up close with an afternoon sea kayaking trip or simply kick back and soak it all in.
Hiking: 12km/7mi required with plenty of additional distance available. Technical single track
Today begins with an optional guided trek on Glacier Grey, which involves a pre-dawn alarm, a short boat shuttle, about 3 hours of hiking on rock and ice and some of the most spectacular views of your life! Those who do not wish to do the trek have a free morning to go for a trail run, hike or relax. Around lunchtime we’ll all depart on a comfortable tour boat, which will sail the length of Lago Grey and meet our bus and luggage at the dock. We’ll transfer to a nice hotel at the base of the Cordillera Paine before a late afternoon run on some smooth, flowy singletrack alongside a string of colorful lakes. Close out the day with a big locally-sourced dinner and lots of Chilean wine, then go rest those legs – one more big push tomorrow!
Running: Out/back with pretty much unlimited distance available. Smooth single track trail.
Our final run/hike takes place on one of the most popular trails in the region; although we prefer the lesser known spots, this is one that no one should miss. After breakfast we will head to the base of the park’s namesake, the iconic Torres del Paine. This is a tough trail that is often better suited for hiking than for running, but the view at the top is worth every step! We’ll return to a final evening at our beautiful hotel and enjoy trading stories over a traditional Chilean barbeque.
Running: 20km round trip required to get to the Towers – may cut it short if needed. Single track trail with lots of technicality towards the top. Expect to hike!
This is it! We will rise to an early breakfast and begin the journey back to Punta Arenas, where we will catch flights back home or connect to any additional travel. A morning run is optional for those that want to soak up one last view of the park!
Running: No organized run
**Please note that this itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions. The weather in Patagonia is notoriously unpredictable, and adjustments may be necessary if we deem a scheduled run or activity unsafe (we always have a plan B, C and usually a D too). High winds occasionally prevent boats from sailing, in which case we will either wait it out or hike out from that location. If you show up with everything on the packing list and an adaptable attitude then you’re going to be fine!
PRICING & DETAILS
Sunday, January 21 through Monday, January 29, 2018
A $600 deposit secures your spot, and the total cost depends upon signup date:
Standard Pricing (through September 21): $4300
Late Pricing (After September 21): $4450
Balance due by September 21, 2017. Please refer to the FAQs on our website for our cancellation & refund policy.
- Pre-trip communication + guidance
- Transfers to/from Punta Arenas airport
- Transportation, fuel and drivers
- Two nights on a private charter boat (quadruple bunk rooms with shared bathrooms)
- One night in 3-star hotels (double occupancy)
- Two nights in National Park refugios (clean, modern bunk rooms with shared bathrooms)
- Three nights in unique 4-star hotels (double occupancy)
- National Park entrance fees and permits
- All boat transport fees in the national park
- Organized, guided runs
- Experienced, expert team of Rogue Expeditions trip leaders and local Chilean logistical support
- All meals + snacks + water
- Rogue Expeditions shirt
- An experience you'll tell your grandkids about!
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Alcohol or beverages other than water (coffee/juice is provided with breakfasts)
- Extra activities / personal purchases
- Travel Insurance (recommended)
There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 runners. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early deposits are recommended!
Participants will need a valid passport. No visas or vaccinations are required, though you may want to consider some standard vaccinations if you are a first-time traveler. Please keep in mind that we will be traveling and running in remote, wild country – though we will be comfortable and well taken care of, an adventurous and flexible attitude is a must!
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