If you only have 15 days to discover Patagonia, you will probably want to see the main sites: Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno Glacier, Ushuaia.... However, don't necessarily limit your trip to these beautiful sites. Especially in January-February, you will soon realize that you will not be alone.. There are also other places that are not always considered during a stay in Patagonia, which are well worth a long visit: the region of Pucón in Chile in particular (very popular with Chileans), which allows a host of activities in complicity with Mother Nature; Chiloé for its churches and its generous nature; El Bolsón for its vaguely hippy atmosphere of organic farms; the whole Southern Route for its Dantean landscapes, its atmosphere of another time; the surroundings of Perito Moreno (the city, not the glacier) for its park of the same name, so typical of Patagonia as we imagine it (estancias, gauchos, etc.))... Fjord cruises are also a great time to enjoy.
Discovery and visit of the city (Mercado centrale, Palacio de la Moneda and museum of pre-Columbian art).
Bus for Temuco (9 hours drive).
Visit of the Conguillío National Park region by rental car
Discover rural Mapuche communities.
Bus (or car) for Pucón in the morning (1 hour drive). Horseback riding in the afternoon or any other activity.
Ascension of the Villarrica volcano. Rest at the thermal baths in the evening.
Bus to Valdivia (2 hours drive). Discovery of the city in the afternoon or the Spanish forts of Corral, Niebla and Espagne.
Bus to Puerto Varas (3 hours drive). Discovery of Saltos del Petrohué and Lake Todos los Santos.
Discover the glaciers of many thousands of years, admire the green blends of the forests and white ice.
Navigation on the fjords and canals in magical landscapes.
Landing in Puerto Chacabuco and night in Coyhaique.
Flight from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas (summer).
Visit of the Torres del Paine National Park, from early morning until late evening (by rental car or organised tour). Catamaran to Grey Glacier.
Return to Punta Arenas and flight to Santiago.
Flight to your country of origin.
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