We are family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids - 11 and 15 years old) arriving in south america in Dec. We have seen glaciers in Alaska and New-Zealand so trying to figure out best parts of Patagonia in short time we have. Also we are not great hikers as well - 2/2.5 hours round trip hiking is ok.
We are doing horse riding in BA for full day Polo game watching/playing so don't know if we want to do another one on these glaciers... plus we are also doing minitrek.
I'm trying to see how to split our itinerary between El Calafate vs Torres del Paine. Here is our current appx plan in December:
23rd Fly into El Calafate
24th - Mini Trek on Galcier - very excited about this.
Does this include enough glimpse of the glaciers such that we can skip visiting the National Park ourselves?
25th - Options:
o Estancia Cristina or Hielo for Upsala and Spegazzini - not too keen as we have done boat rides with close view of glaciers.
o Or, visit National Park ourselves and spend time there.
o Or, go early to Port Natales.
o Any other?
26th Bus to Port Natales
27th Full day tour on Torres del Paine - may be pick some tour company; some lite hike.
Option may be extra day here for Glacier Grey boat ride which requires 2-3km walk to the boat.
28th Strait of Magellan’s shoreline; Arrive in Punta Arenas; and Fly to Santiago
Thank you so much.