Bernardo O’Higgins National Park


Some Patagonian trekkers on their way to Torres del Paine overlook another pristine region, Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. But that’s fine, because that means visitors get to enjoy quiet moments resting beside fjords and glaciers and stunning photographs of raw, wild land. To get there, ferry from the quayside in Puerto Natales. You’ll travel through Last Hope Sound (Seno Última Esperanza), a beautiful inlet of water. It was named by Juan de Ladrillero in 1557. In a failing search for the Strait of Magellan, running dangerously low on food and water, he came upon the fjord and was able to restock. In relief, he called it the Sound of Last Hope. From here, it’s a mild twenty minute walk to see the Serrano and, further on, the Balmaceda glaciers. Keep an eye out for condors, otters, cormorants, and the rare south Andean deer. The waterside Estancia Perales is a common stopping point for lunch, with great views of the Chacabuco mountains. Then it’s back down the Serrano River to return to Puerto Natales.

Bernardo O’Higgins National Park


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Accessed by Puerto Natales, Chile. Best in January, February, March, October, November, and December.

 

Bernardo O’Higgins National Park


Phone: +56 61 223 8959

 

Bernardo O’Higgins National Park


As sight of the glaciers can only be accessed by boat, various tour operators in Puerto Natales offer prices around 90,000 CLP for entrance to the park and a tour.

 

Bernardo O’Higgins National Park


 

 

Bernardo O’Higgins National Park


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Bernardo O’Higgins National Park


Interested in touring Chile and visiting Bernardo O’Higgins National Park? We offer four different tours that explore this region.

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Bernardo O’Higgins National Park

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