Boat Trip to Glacier Grey

Grey Glacier
There are many natural wonders located in Chile's portion of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, and Glacier Grey is one of them. A catamaran excursion on the Grey III pays a visit to Glacier Grey, which feeds the lake of the same name. The boat travels across the lake and stops close to the glacier, giving passengers a prime vantage point to snap photos of its massive ice walls, which reach heights of 40 meters (131 feet). The Grey III then continues to the other side of the lake, where passengers disembark and make their way to the Bigfoot Basecamp to begin an epic hike on the surface of the glacier.

This portion of the trip starts at Islatak Island with a hike up a glacial moraine. It takes an hour to reach the ice, at which point folks will gear up and learn the basics and safety protocols of glacier hikes from a pro guide. Equipped with an ice ax, crampons, helmet, and harness, it's then time to walk onto the Grey Glacier, hiking over blue crevasses, meltwater streams, and passing alongside ice caves. It's truly a singular experience.

Tours that Include Boat Trip to Glacier Grey

Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
Map of Best of Southern Patagonia - 15 Days
Best of Southern Patagonia - 15 Days

This 15-day trip combines outdoor attractions around Chile and Argentina's spectacular far south, also known as Patagonia. You'll start with penguins, horses, and glaciers before entering Torres del Paine National Park for three days of guided tours. Then head across the border for Los Glaciares National Park where you'll go ice trekking and partake in several jaw-dropping trails near Mt. Fitz Roy.

A sunset in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Ultimate Patagonian Adventure - 12 Days
Ultimate Patagonian Adventure - 12 Days

This itinerary is ideal for adventure enthusiasts looking to get the most out of Chile's Patagonia region. After two days in Santiago, head to the south of the continent for a series of unique guided excursions in and around Torres del Paine National Park. You'll also visit a working Patagonian ranch, and tour a series of caves known for archeological sites—all while staying in some of the area's best hotels.

Hike to Mirador Cerro Torre while staying in El Chaltén
Map of Patagonia's Best Day Hikes - 14 Days
Patagonia's Best Day Hikes - 14 Days

If you love hiking, this active 14-day trip highlights Patagonia's best trails with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world (thanks to two UNESCO-listed parks). Start off in Argentine Patagonia for Los Glaciares National Park—home to 13 glaciers and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy. Then head across the border to Torres del Paine National Park, dominated by snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, and rare wildlife.

Punta Arenas
Map of Punta Arenas & Torres del Paine National Park - 7 Days
Punta Arenas & Torres del Paine National Park - 7 Days

Begin your weeklong Patagonian journey in Chile's metropolitan capital city. Next, head south and walk with Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena. Top it off with a trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Here you'll be treated to breathtaking views of vast grasslands, glaciers, forests, and more. You'll even have the opportunity to hike to the base of the park's iconic towers.

Torres del Paine National Park
Adventure in Santiago & Torres del Paine National Park - 10 Days

Begin your journey in the metropolitan capital city of Santiago. Learn all about Chilean culture during your city tour and wine tasting, followed by a visit to the vibrant port cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Next, head south to Patagonia and walk with Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena. Top it all off with a trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Here you'll be treated to breathtaking views of vast grasslands, glaciers, forests, and more. You'll even have the opportunity to hike to the base of the park's iconic towers.

Torres del Paine & Ultima Esperanza Fjord - 11 Days
Map of Torres del Paine & Ultima Esperanza Fjord - 11 Days
Torres del Paine & Ultima Esperanza Fjord - 11 Days

There are few places in the entire world more desirable as a trekking destination than Torres del Paine National Park. Located in Chilean Patagonia, this vast portion of unspoiled mountain wilderness is protected, safe from development and welcoming to anyone looking for outdoor adventure. This itinerary covers all the highlights of the park, including visits to its mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers, and even a kayak outing on a nearby fjord. What could be better?

Hike to the base of the Paine Massif on your first day in Torres del Paine
Map of Southern Patagonia - 14 Days
Southern Patagonia - 14 Days

Explore the best sites of Southern Patagonia (both countries) on this two-week adventure. First, there's Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina Patagonia for a boat trip to Perito Moreno Glacier. Next is Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia for three days of guided hikes. Head back across the border to Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world—for ice trekking and free time to see the penguins. 

Lake Pehoe, Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Torres del Paine & Última Esperanza - 12 Days
Torres del Paine & Última Esperanza - 12 Days

Few places in the world are more coveted as a trekking destination than Torres del Paine National Park. Located in Chilean Patagonia, this protected mountain wilderness is open to anyone looking for outdoor adventure. Accomplish the highlights on this 12-day trip, including waterfalls, glaciers, and enormous peaks. You'll also visit Última Esperanza Sound for fjord tours, kayaking, and a cave with 11,000 years of history.