After hotel pick -up, you will start the navigation to discover incredible landscapes from the Patagonia. Contemplate glaciers, fjords, and amazing wildlife during the trip to Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. Enjoy your cruise northwest through Ultima Esperanza Fjord (Final Hope Fjord) an inlet bridging Eberhard Fjord and Balmaceda Mountain.
The fjord was named by Spanish explorer Juan Ladrillero. During the trip, you will pass by forests and waterfalls trickling down green hills. As the boat hugs the coastline, you will see dozens of cormorants on rocky outcrops. Admire sea elephants that may even lumber out of caves to lounge under the sun. When you reach the eastern face of Balmaceda Mountain, see mists swirling around the ice-capped summit. Disembark for an easy hour-long hike through the forests of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. Follow your guide to an overlook mere steps away from Serrano glacier. Then trek to the western side of Balmaceda Mountain and capture views of the massive hanging glacier.
At lunchtime, you will make a stop at the Estancia Perales, to enjoy a traditional Chilean 3 course lunch (drinks included). After lunch, climb aboard your boat for a speedy 90-minute return ride to Puerto Natales. When we arrive at the port, you will take the bus or minivan which will be dropping you off directly at your hotel.