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Help! Getting to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas from BA

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Help! Getting to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas from BA

Hello!

Hope someone can help out. We're travelling in Nov. (end of) for a week or so before we do a cruise from Ushuia.

We fly into Buenos Aires and are hoping to get down to see Torres Del Paine from there. Seems flights don't go that way from our research (jumping from Argentina to Chile by plane seems to not be possible).

We don't have loads of time and would like to spend it trekking instead of travelling down.

Any tips or suggestions would be WONDERFUL!!!

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Help! Getting to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas from BA

You could fly LAN, Buenos Aires-Santiago-Punta Arenas.

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2. Re: Help! Getting to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas from BA

You could also fly Buenos Aires to El Calafate and do a 5 hour overland by bus directly to Torres del Paine. Return the same way and then fly El Calafate to Ushuaia. Crossing into Chile by land avoids the reciprocity fee for Canadians (US132), but you should compare air fares in each country as Argentina charges more to foreigners.

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3. Re: Help! Getting to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas from BA

thank you both so much!!!

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4. Re: Help! Getting to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas from BA

You could also fly to el Calafate and go to Los Glaciares in Argentina where Fitz Roy & Cerro Torres are. There is a wonderful 3-4 day trekking circuit that is not as trashed at Torres del Paine's circuit gets....at least the last time I was there (2002). If you are crunched for time ibetween your arrival in Buenos Aires & your trip from Ushuia, Los Glaciares is definitely a great option and every bit as spectacular as Torres del Paine.

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