After a money-saving but sleepless night in the Punta Arenas airport, we began our journey to Peru. We flew from P.A. to Santiago, touching down in Puerto Montt along the way. As we flew, we saw many volcanoes out the plane window! We then flew from Santiago to Lima. The flight arrives too late in… Continue reading Peru

Punta Arenas, Chile (Penguin Alert!)

Our last stop in Chile was heading back to Punta Arenas, where our flight landed around 10 days before. We stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast called Tragaluz and spent some time checking out the city. The big event of our time in Punta Arenas was visiting the Isla Magdalena National Park to view… Continue reading Punta Arenas, Chile (Penguin Alert!)

Bernardo O’Higgins National Park

After finishing our trek, we decided to stay another day in Puerto Natales. Wanting to see something else interesting, we took a boat into Bernardo O’Higgins National Park to see some glaciers. This was a pricey excursion, and we probably would have enjoyed something else more if we had done more planning from home. Instead,… Continue reading Bernardo O’Higgins National Park

Torres del Paine National Park, Day 5

Day 5 was the final day of our hike, completing the right/east side of the W by viewing the park’s namesake, the Torres del Paine. Torres means “towers” in Spanish, and Paine means “blue” in the Tehuelche Indian language. We began our day about 3:30 AM to arrive at the towers in time for sunrise. It… Continue reading Torres del Paine National Park, Day 5