Brief Route Description:
Fortunately there are direct flights between Calafate (the Patagonia gateway to Fitzroy, Chalten, Glacier Perito Moreno and Torres) and Bariloche (the Patagonia gateway to the Futaleufu). A private transfer (4.5hrs) between Bariloche and Trevelin allows you to start the next day with your Adventure in Futaleufu. If you want to depart Futaleufu in a different way than you arrived, take a look at our other routes to select an arrival from one country and a departure through another.
Via Punta Arenas, Chile
Torres del Paine to Futaleufu:
1. Torres Trip Ends: Drop off at Punta Arenas Airport(PUQ)
2. Fly: Punta Arenas to Airport Puerto Montt (PMC) (2 hrs).
3. Taxi: To hotel in Puerto Montt. Sleep. Or Direct Charter to Futaleufu.
4. Taxi: From hotel to Private Airstrip, La Paloma (10 min).
5. Fly: Private Airstrip La Paloma to Chaiten Airport (WCH).
6. Private Transfer: Chaiten to your hotel in Futaleufu (3.5 hr).
Futaleufu to Torres del Paine:
1. Futaleufu Adventure Ends: At hotel in Futaleufu (5 pm).
2. Bus: 6 am, Futaleufu to Chaiten Airport (WCH)
3. Fly: Chaiten to Puerto Montt Private Airstrip La Paloma.
4. Taxi: La Paloma to Main Airport, Puerto Montt (PMC) (25 min).
5. Fly: Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ)
6. Taxi: To hotel in Punta Arenas. Sleep.
7. Trip Pick up: 10:30 am for drive to Torres del Paine (5 hr).
Depart Punta Arenas
Direct flight to Puerto Montt.
Arrive Puerto Montt:
1. “Executive Class” direct charter flights are available to Futaleufu from the same airport. Your adventure starts same day.
2. Taxi to a hotel and spend a night in Puerto Montt. The first flight from Puerto Montt (La Paloma) departs at 9:30 am arriving in Chaiten at 10:15. The baggage allowance on this flight is 20 kg or 44 lbs. Each additional kg is 1000 Chilean pesos or about $1.50 usd, with a maximum of 25 extra kilo.
IF you can arrive in time for the second flight a 11:30 am departure from Puerto Montt La Paloma airstrip. You will arrive in Nuevo Chaiten Airport at 12:15 pm. You would need to prepay for a private transfer to meet you in Chaiten and drive you to Futaleufu.
Private Transport between Nuevo Chaiten Airport and Futaleufu.
For your convenience you can prepay the private transfer from Chaiten to Futaleufu when you sign up for your trip. $420 usd per vehicle each way, 5 passengers with luggage, 3.5 hours.
Departing Futaleufu to Chaiten:
At the end of your exchile trip stay you will be dropped off at a Hotel in Futaleufu. The next morning at 6:00 am a public bus ($15 usd) departs Futaleufu for the Nuevo Chaiten Airport (4 hrs). The flight waits for the arrival of the bus from Futaleufu. Your flight then returns to Puerto Montt at the private airstrip, La Paloma. You will need a taxi (25 min) to get the main airport El Tepual for flights elsewhere. If you desire you can prepay for a private transfer for the return from Futaleufu to Chaiten, and save 30 minutes of travel time.
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