Landscapes and Flora of Patagonia

13 days

From £6,995

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Summary

Patagonia takes its name from Patagón, the name used by the explorer Magellan to describe the native tribes of the region, whom his expedition thought to be giants, and early maps and charts of the New World often referred to Patagonia as ‘Land of the Giants’. While the indigenous people were of above average height they were certainly not giants, yet this description of the region remains accurate. The reason lies in the massive mountains that rise from the plains of Patagonia, jagged, snow-flecked peaks that pierce the sky in an unforgettable display of natural wonder.

Elsewhere we will see glittering glaciers and azure lakes, verdant forests and colourful shrubs, and a host of rare and endemic flowers, as we embark on a series of walks and hikes among the mountains. Highlights include El Calafate Mountain Park, named for the little shrub with yellow leaves and purple berries; the Moreno Glacier, the third largest glacial area in the world; the mountain of Lom del Pliegue Tumbado and of course the Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will also provide some of the most spectacular mountain vistas you will ever see.

Our tour will be led throughout by Julia Corden, President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club and an expert on alpine plants.

Walking fitness: please note a good level of mobility and walking fitness is required to get the most out of this holiday, with daily walks of up to 18km. Should you wish to opt out of any of the excursions you are free to do so.

Tour highlights:

  • Boat trip on Lake Gray
  • Visit to the Moreno Glacier
  • Full day tour of the Torres del Paine National Park
  • Stunning mountain views
  • Rare and endemic flora

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Today's Price
£6,995

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £300, was £680.

Single supplement: £800

Includes flights

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  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
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  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Julia Corden

Tour Manager

Julia Corden, formerly Garden Manager at the Explorer's Garden in Pitlochry and currently President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, has led numerous Brightwater tours to every corner of the globe.

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
30 November 2021 BPAT211130 30 November 2021 (Tuesday) 12 December 2021 (Sunday) Julia Corden £6,995
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