Join us on a guided trek of the French Valley – a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers. We ascend through the glacial moraine scrambling over rocks and boulders as we weave our way through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint to take in the incredible beauty which surrounds us! Add to your full day excursion with a night in our Riverside Camp along the quiet shores of the Serrano River.
• Enjoy a Private & Comfortable Transfer
• Cross Lake Pehoe in Catamaran
• Learn & Discover with a Local Guide
• Hike to Britanico Lookout for the Ultimate View of the Valley
• Start & Finish in Puerto Natales – No Need to Stay in the Park
• Perfect Day Excursion for Those Who Can´t Complete the W Trek!
• Make your Excursion Extra Special with A Night in Our Secluded Riverside Camp!
*Please note that this activity are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered.
Private Transfer from Puerto Natales - Catamaran Crossing - Guided Hike of French Valley
We’ll pick you up from your hotel accommodation in Puerto Natales and travel along an unpaved road past lagoons and Patagonian pampas. Entering the National Park, we’ll cross Pehoe Lake by catamaran and arrive at the starting point of today’s return trek. Our destination, the French Valley, is a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers. At the entrance to the French Valley - a glacial moraine - you’ll scramble over huge boulders and catch the first sight of the hanging glacier atop the valley. From this point, you’ll ascend for an hour through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint (the “Plateau”). Your reward is a heart-stirring bird’s eye view of granite peaks and hanging glaciers. To one side, the French Glacier and Paine Grande (3050 m); while to the other, La Espada, La Hoja, La Máscara and the main and north “horns” of Los Cuernos arch upwards. In the upper section of the Valley, Cerro Catedral and Cerro Fortaleza loom like turrets above the landscape. Take your time to have lunch at the viewpoint, surrounded by these imposing peaks and open skies. Our return hike is along the same track before crossing Lake Pehoe yet again where we meet our private vehicle to return to Puerto Natales.
- Private transportation from and back to Puerto Natales.
- Park Entrance Fee
- Round-Trip Catamaran
- Certified English Speaking Guide
- Box Lunch
- Insurance of Any Kind
- Personal Items for Excursion
- Gratuities for Guide
$395 per person
Start / End
MIN 2, MAX 8 PEOPLE
Dates & Prices
Program prices are determined on the final number of confirmed guests in a group. The per person price lowers as more guests join the group. Chile Nativo operates with a maximum of 8 guests per departure which allows for a high level of individualized service and an unforgettable personalized experience.
PRICES FOR SEASON 2020/2021: (Valid until April 2021)
1 Guest Total: New Season Pricing to Come!
2-3 Guests Total in Group: New Season Pricing to Come!
4-8 Guests Total in Group: New Season Pricing to Come!
DEPARTURES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES/ADD-ON SERVICES: (must be booked in advance)
Trekking Poles: USD$ 6 per pair
BOOK NOW! Travel Later
Book now, Travel Later gives our guests the flexibility to reserve with a reduced deposit now for their program of choice during our 2020/21 season with our updated booking and cancelation terms. Choose any departure date prior to the end of the season on April 30th, 2021 (subject to availability).
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