Chile Fjords-Patagonia

    Day 1

    OAT Day 1 - Friday, November 30, 2007- Easter Island Catch Up with OAT Trip

    Please refer to Day 8 of the Easter Island-Santiago Trip.

    To receive $50 per person off your first reservation with OAT, mention the following information when reserving your Overseas Adventure Travel Trip: Mr. Victor Garcia...

    Day 2

    OAT Day 2 - Saturday, December 1, 2007- Join the Scheduled OAT Tour - Santiago, Chile - Enjoy Welcome Drink & Dinner

    December 1 – Happy 34th anniversary to the Garcias!

    Today we transferred to a neighboring hotel just two blocks away and joined the OAT group. Most of the...

    Day 3

    OAT Day 03 – Sunday, December 2, 2007 - Santiago City Tour

    We began our morning with a buffet breakfast at our hotel and then met our OAT group in the lobby at 8:55. We were happy to note that María Elena has stressed promptness in her expectations for the...

    Day 4

    OAT Day 04 - Monday, December 3, 2007 - Santiago - Optional Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Excursion - Discussion About Chilean Politics

    Today we had an early morning optional excursion to Viña del Mar and Valpariso, Chile’s leading port and one of its most important cities. We had an...

    Day 5

    OAT Day 05 - Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - Flight to Puerto Varas - Visit Puerto Montt, Gateway to the Lakes District - Rodeo Demonstration

    Our wake up call came at 5:15 and our alarm went off a few minutes later. The hotel had arranged for coffee, juice, and some...

    Day 6

    OAT Day 06 - Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - Explore Osorno Volcano & Petrohue Falls - Home-Hosted Lunch

    The sun comes up early here in Southern Chile! We woke up to a beautiful day and many of the early morning risers got photos of both of the volcanoes in the...

    Day 7

    OAT Day 07 - Thursday, December 6, 2007 - Fly to Punta Arenas - Overland to Puerto Natales

    We woke up at 5:30 to a rainy, wet morning. The hotel provided a light breakfast for us before we left for the airport. At 6:30 we left the hotel and drove...

    Day 8

    OAT Day 08 - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Puerto Natales - Explore Torres del Paine National Park

    After a full night of rain and cold wind, we woke up to high clouds and a light mist. Our breakfast room was not very big, and with our group of 30,...

    Day 9

    OAT Day 09 - Saturday, December 8, 2007 - Return to Torres del Paine National Park - Begin Patagonian Fjords & Southern Ice Field Cruise

    The wind was howling but the sun was shining giving us an incredible view of the mountains and the blue icebergs of Torres del Paine...

    Day 10

    OAT Day 10 - Sunday, December 9, 2007 - Amalia Glacier - Sarmiento Channel - Antrim Fjord

    The first night on the ship was very turbulent. We had four to five foot swells but the ship was steady and we slept well. We went up on the deck to look...

    Day 11

    OAT Day 11 - Monday, December 10, 2007 - Pio XI Glacier - Puerto Eden

    When we woke up at 7:00 we were right at the leading edge of the Pio XI Glacier. This is the largest glacier in South America and one of the few advancing glaciers in the...

    Day 12

    OAT Day 12 - Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - Patagonian Fjords & Southern Ice Field - Calvo Fjord - El Brujo Glacier

    Our overnight’s sail brought us to the Calvo Fjord. It was raining hard when we woke up and even harder at breakfast.

    After breakfast the captain announced a...

    Day 13

    OAT Day 13 - Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - Montañas Fjord & Bernal Glacier

    During the night we had wind and strong waves. As the boat rocked and rolled, shower doors banged and glasses went flying! We were told that winds reached 80 MPH and in the morning the temperature...

    Day 14

    OAT Day 14 - Thursday, December 13, 2007 - Disembark Ship - Arrive Puerto Natales - Overland to Punta Arenas - Fly to Santiago

    This morning we sailed back to Puerto Natales and docked at the main pier by 7:00. The sun was bright with a few scattered clouds but...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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