๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ SOUTHERN CHILE


W Trek, Chile - Southern Shile itineraryThis itinerary covers vast distances and takes in some of the most dramatic scenery Nature has to offer. Pack your hiking boots for world-class trekking. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Southern Chile itinerary:

Luxury Torres Del Paine, Chile
1 โœˆTo Santiago (Book >)
โœˆTo Puerto Natales (Book >)
Dep: Evening ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Morning ๐ŸจSimple Patagonia Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Have a relaxing first day recuperating from jet lag and enjoying the colourful buildings and Mueso Histรณrico Municipal.
3-6 ๐ŸšŒPuerto Natales to Torres del Paine bus (Book >) Dep: 07:00 Arr: 09:00 ๐ŸจRefugios (Book >) All hotels >
Embark on the stupendous W trek, staying in remote refugios along the way This website is an excellent resource for planning your trek – don’t forget to pack a filter water bottle.
7 ๐ŸšŒTorres del Paine to Puerto Natales bus (Book >) Dep: 18:30 Arr: 21:15 ๐ŸจFerry (Book >)
Return to Puerto Natales to check in to your ferry. Your ferry ticket allows you to stay on board the night before departure.
8-11 โ›ดPuerto Natales to Puerto Montt ferry (Book >) Dep: 06:00 ๐ŸจFerry (Book >)
Four days of sailing through the dramatic Chilean fjords. The naturalist on board will help you to spot marine birds, sea lions, dolphins and maybe even whales. This is just a ferry – do not expect anything in the way of luxurious cruise accommodation!
12 โ›ดPuerto Natales to Puerto Montt ferry
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Puerto Montt to Cochamo bus (Info >)
Dep: 11:30 Arr: 08:00
Arr: 14:00
๐ŸจRefugio Cochamรณ (Book >)
Once the ferry has docked in Puerto Montt, leave your excess luggage with the ‘custodia’ at the bus station before heading to the Cochamo trailhead and the two-hour walk to La Junta (view my video here) Tickets for the Cochamo bus can be bought from ticket office 42 in Puerto Montt bus station
13 You’re here to hike so head out early and find yourself amongst magnificent mountain scenery on one of the spectacular trails from the hut The trails here aren’t well-marked – bring GPS (I recommend Viewranger)
14 ๐ŸšŒCochamo to Puerto Varas bus (Info >) Dep: 15:00 Arr: 17:00 ๐ŸจHotel AWA (Book >) All hotels >
Puerto Varas is a beautiful town from which to explore the southern lakes. Enjoy the charming Germanic architecture as well as the Museo Antonio Felmer. 08:00 is the expected arrival time for your ferry, although it can be delayed by hours.
15 Take a trip to Playa Hermosa, Isla Loreley and Volcรกn Osorno Extend your trip with a multi-day hike in the nearby Cochamรณ valley.
16 ๐Ÿš•Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt airport
โœˆPuerto Montt to Santiago (Book >)
Dep: Morning

Dep: Morning

Arr: Morning

Arr: Morning

๐ŸจThe Aubrey (Book >) All hotels >
Visit the city’s many museums, all the while marvelling at the dramatic Andes in the background. Extend this Southern Chile itinerary with a visit to Valparaiso. See our Northern Chile plan.
17 โœˆSantiago to home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Morning (next day) Connect this Southern Chile itinerary with the Northern Chile, Southern Argentina or Brazil itinerary
Book your transfer to the airport.
Mid-range Chilean Fjords
1 โœˆTo Santiago (Book >)
โœˆTo Puerto Natales (Book >)
Dep: Evening ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Morning ๐ŸจWeskar Patagonian Lodge (Book >) All hotels >
Have a relaxing first day recuperating from jet lag and enjoying the colourful buildings and Mueso Histรณrico Municipal.
3-6 ๐ŸšŒPuerto Natales to Torres del Paine bus (Book >) Dep: 07:00 Arr: 09:00 ๐ŸจRefugios (Book >) All hotels >
Embark on the stupendous W trek, staying in remote refugios along the way This website is an excellent resource for planning your trek – don’t forget to pack a filter water bottle.
7 ๐ŸšŒTorres del Paine to Puerto Natales bus (Book >) Dep: 18:30 Arr: 21:15 ๐ŸจFerry (Book >)
Return to Puerto Natales to check in to your ferry. Your ferry ticket allows you to stay on board the night before departure.
8-11 โ›ดPuerto Natales to Puerto Montt ferry (Book >) Dep: 06:00 ๐ŸจFerry (Book >)
Four days of sailing through the dramatic Chilean fjords. The naturalist on board will help you to spot marine birds, sea lions, dolphins and maybe even whales. This is just a ferry – do not expect anything in the way of luxurious cruise accommodation!
12 โ›ดPuerto Natales to Puerto Montt ferry
๐ŸšŒ
Puerto Montt to Cochamo bus (Info >)
Dep: 11:30 Arr: 08:00
Arr: 14:00
๐ŸจRefugio Cochamรณ (Book >)
Once the ferry has docked in Puerto Montt, leave your excess luggage with the ‘custodia’ at the bus station before heading to the Cochamo trailhead and the two-hour walk to La Junta (view my video here) Tickets for the Cochamo bus can be bought from ticket office 42 in Puerto Montt bus station
13 You’re here to hike so head out early and find yourself amongst magnificent mountain scenery on one of the spectacular trails from the hut The trails here aren’t well-marked – bring GPS (I recommend Viewranger)
14 ๐ŸšŒPuerto Montt to Puerto Varas bus (Book >) Dep: Every 10 mins Arr: 08:00

Arr: 20 mins later

๐ŸจHotel Cabaรฑa del Lago (Book >) All hotels >
Puerto Varas is a beautiful town from which to explore the southern lakes. Enjoy the charming Germanic architecture as well as the Museo Antonio Felmer. 08:00 is the expected arrival time for your ferry, although it can be delayed by hours.
15 Take a trip to Playa Hermosa, Isla Loreley and Volcรกn Osorno Extend your trip with a multi-day hike in the nearby Cochamรณ valley.
16 ๐ŸšŒPuerto Varas to Puerto Montt airport bus
โœˆPuerto Montt to Santiago flight(Book >)
Dep: Morning

Dep: Morning

Arr: Morning

Arr: Morning

๐ŸจHotel Plaza San Francisco (Book >) All hotels >
Visit the city’s many museums, all the while marvelling at the dramatic Andes in the background. Extend this Southern Chile itinerary with a visit to Valparaiso. See our Northern Chile plan.
17 โœˆSantiago to home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Morning (next day) Connect this Southern Chile itinerary with the Northern Chile, Southern Argentina or Brazil itinerary 
Book your transfer to the airport.
Budget Puerto Varas, Chile
1 โœˆTo Santiago (Book >)
โœˆTo Puerto Natales (Book >)
Dep: Evening ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Morning ๐ŸจEl Patagonico (Book >) All hostels >
Have a relaxing first day recuperating from jet lag and enjoying the colourful buildings and Mueso Histรณrico Municipal.
3-6 ๐ŸšŒPuerto Natales to Torres del Paine bus (Book >) Dep: 07:00 Arr: 09:00 ๐ŸจRefugios (Book >) All hotels >
Embark on the stupendous W trek, camping beside remote refugios along the way This website is an excellent resource for planning your trek – don’t forget to pack a filter water bottle.
7 ๐ŸšŒTorres del Paine to Puerto Natales bus (Book >) Dep: 18:30 Arr: 21:15 ๐ŸจFerry (Book >)
Return to Puerto Natales to check in to your ferry. Your ferry ticket allows you to stay on board the night before departure.
8-11 โ›ดPuerto Natales to Puerto Montt ferry (Book >) Dep: 06:00 ๐ŸจFerry (Book >)
Four days of sailing through the dramatic Chilean fjords. The naturalist on board will help you to spot marine birds, sea lions, dolphins and maybe even whales. This is just a ferry – do not expect anything in the way of luxurious cruise accommodation!
12 โ›ดPuerto Natales to Puerto Montt ferry
๐ŸšŒ
Puerto Montt to Cochamo bus (Info >)
Dep: 11:30 Arr: 08:00
Arr: 14:00
๐ŸจRefugio Cochamรณ (Book >)
Once the ferry has docked in Puerto Montt, leave your excess luggage with the ‘custodia’ at the bus station before heading to the Cochamo trailhead and the two-hour walk to La Junta (view my video here) Tickets for the Cochamo bus can be bought from ticket office 42 in Puerto Montt bus station
13 You’re here to hike so head out early and find yourself amongst magnificent mountain scenery on one of the spectacular trails from the hut The trails here aren’t well-marked – bring GPS (I recommend Viewranger)
14 ๐ŸšŒPuerto Montt to Puerto Varas bus (Book >) Dep: Every 10 mins Arr: 08:00

Arr: 20 mins later

๐ŸจMaPatagonia Outdoor Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Puerto Varas is a beautiful town from which to explore the southern lakes. Enjoy the charming Germanic architecture on a self-guided walking tour, as well as the Museo Antonio Felmer. The Casa del Turista tourism office can help with any questions you may have
15 Take a trip to Playa Hermosa, Petrohue, Isla Loreley and Volcรกn Osorno The bus to Petrohue departs from Walker Martinez and San Bernardo
16 ๐ŸšŒPuerto Varas to Puerto Montt airport bus
โœˆPuerto Montt to Santiago flight (Book >)
Dep: Morning

Dep: Morning

Arr: Morning

Arr: Morning

๐ŸจEco-Hostal Tambo Verde (Book >) All hostels >
Visit the city’s many museums, all the while marvelling at the dramatic Andes in the background. Extend this Southern Chile itinerary with a visit to Valparaiso. See our Northern Chile plan.
17 โœˆSantiago to home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Morning (next day) Connect this Southern Chile itinerary with the Northern Chile, Southern Argentina or Brazil itinerary 
Book your transfer to the airport.

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