the secret or "quiet"
season in patagonia

spectacular scenery and uncrowded parks

Contrary to what you may have heard, Patagonia is actually a year-round destination. Sure, each season has its own advantages. The summer months of December - February have the longest days, while the months of June - August are the calmest - no winds, no crowds, a light dusting of snow. The parks are quiet and virtually empty. And that’s great for wildlife. They’re out and about far more than at other times of the year. It’s the perfect time for photography and for spotting the elusive puma (see our puma tracking itineraries). This is why we call this time of the year in Patagonia "the secret season". It's Patagonia's best kept secret.

the safari
difference
secret season
properties & lodges
itineraries, dates & rates
5 days / 4 nights
express
torres del paine national park


details & rates

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6 days / 5 nights
regular
torres del paine national park


details & rates

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Activities in the Secret Season
self-drive vs
guided tours
  • self-drive

    On a Self-Drive tour, you are in complete control of your adventure as you drive around the National Parks. Enjoy the maximum freedom of a self-drive experience, while relying on the 24/7 support of our Patagonia staff and the state of the art navigation equipment we provide.

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    This equipment includes a GARMIN GPS navigation system, a full interactive itinerary and expedition manual, a GPS tracker and a Satellite phone. On top of this, you always have the 24/7 support of our Patagonia team to help you anytime along the expedition

  • guided

    On a Guided tour, you drive around the National Parks accompanied by a tour guide in your vehicle who can also assist with the driving. Your guide is there to make sure every moment of your adventure is fun, safe and memorable and they take care of all the details of your trip. You can even opt for an more private option where your guide will escort you around the Parks in their own separate vehicle. Please inquire with us for more details on this second option, available at an extra cost

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    Guided tours add a little bit of additional pampering, as our expert guides show you around the National parks while taking care of all the details of your trip. A Guided Safari is the perfect option for those who don’t want to worry about a thing.

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special interest
departures

family safaris

Enjoy your Patagonia adventure in the company of your loved ones with our Family Safaris. Contact us for more details.

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photo safaris

Take those photos of a lifetime on our special photography departures. Take advantage of our guide's knowledge for that amazing light and those unique locations and angles.

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other specialty safaris

Customize your Patagonia experience and focus on what you like best. Just let us know what you are looking for and we'll help you plan the perfect adventure.

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Hotel Lago Grey, Patagonia
2018 / 2019 Dates
May 1 - August 31
5 days / 4 nights
express
torres del paine

Secret Season dates are completely flexible. You can begin any day between May 1 and August 31.

6 days / 5 nights
regular
torres del paine

Secret Season dates are completely flexible. You can begin any day between May 1 and August 31.

Note on Itineraries:Quasar Expeditions' itineraries are subject to change without prior notice for various factors including, but not limited to: safety, weather, mechanical breakdown, unforeseen emergencies, and the discretion of the Guide, Driver, Quasar Expeditions and the National Parks.

2018 secret season rates

Rates are per person, in US Dollars.
Valid from May 1 - August 30, 2018.

3rd person: Pays same price as DOUBLE occupancy, sharing the Jeep but in a Single Occupancy Room.
4 Persons: Apply a 5% off to the total price of 4 guests, both on Guided and Self-Drive programs.
5+ Persons: Please inquire with us for special group pricing.
Rates apply to foreigner non-residents of Chile & Argentina and with the right to tax free accomodation.

RATES ARE PER PERSON
IN US DOLLARS

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
EXPRESS
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
REGULAR
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GOLD Program - 5 Stars
SELF-DRIVE (May)$5,050$7,575$5,750$8,625
SELF-DRIVE (June - Sept)$4,200$6,300$4,950$7,425
GUIDED (May)$5,950$8,925$6,950$10,425
GUIDED (June - Sept)$4,900$7,350$5,800$8,700
SILVER Program - 4 Stars
Self-Drive$3,500$5,250$4,050$6,075
Guided$3,950$5,925$4,950$7,425
RATES ARE PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS - EXPRESS
Self-Drive(DBL)
$6,250
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS - EXPRESS
Self-Drive(SGL)
$10,050
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS - EXPRESS
Guided(DBL)
$7,250
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS - EXPRESS
Guided(SGL)
$12,050
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS - REGULAR
Self-Drive(DBL)
$7,250
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS - REGULAR
Self-Drive(SGL)
$10,950
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS - REGULAR
Guided(DBL)
$8,350
6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS - REGULAR
Guided(SGL)
$13,150
EXTENDED 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Self-Drive(DBL)
$9,250
EXTENDED 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Self-Drive(SGL)
$13,850
EXTENDED 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Guided(DBL)
$10,950
EXTENDED 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Guided(SGL)
$16,450
EXPRESS 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
Self-Drive(DBL)
$4,850
EXPRESS 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
Self-Drive(SGL)
$7,850
EXPRESS 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
Guided(DBL)
$5,850
EXPRESS 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
Guided(SGL)
$9,350
STANDARD 8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS
Self-Drive(DBL)
$5,750
STANDARD 8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS
Self-Drive(SGL)
$8,750
STANDARD 8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS
Guided(DBL)
$6,750
STANDARD 8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS
Guided(SGL)
$10,850
EXTENDED 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Self-Drive(DBL)
$7,350
EXTENDED 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Self-Drive(SGL)
$11,750
EXTENDED 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Guided(DBL)
$9,150
EXTENDED 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
Guided(SGL)
$14,650
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INCLUDED IN THE RATES ABOVE

  • Roundtrip private transfers in Patagonia to/from Airport/Hotel
  • All lodgning, meals and spa use (where available) as specified on itinerary
  • Open Bar when booking GOLD program only
  • Daily Services of a Quasar Expeditions Guide (for guided programs only)
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Daily activities in the National Parks (see Guide to Excursions for details)
  • Use of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vehicle, with all fuel included
  • Satellite phone use with Quasar staff + 10 Free minutes for personal use
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance, including 3rd party liability insurance
  • 24/7 Support of Quasar Expedions’ Patagonia staff
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATES ABOVE

  • International or Domestic Airfare in Chile or Argentina
  • Hotels, tours or transfers while in Santiago or Buenos Aires
  • Massages or special treatments at hotel spas (when available)
  • Bar consumption at SILVER program properties
  • Certain 3rd party excursions as detailed on our Guide to Excursions
  • Tips to Guides and Hotel Staff
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay, or baggage insurance
ADDITIONAL CHARGES (DISCOUNTS & CONDITIONS)

  • Note on Children: Travelers under 12 at the time of travel are considered children and receive 15% off over our published rates. A maximum of 2 discounts are allowed per family.
  • Note on Driver’s Licenses: At least one person in each Jeep must be over the age of 25 and hold a valid driver’s license.
 
payment terms
& booking policies
CUSTOMER AGREEMENT

Welcome to Quasar Expeditions. You are a highly valued customer and we look forward to hosting you as our guest. This page is designed to make you fully aware of the terms, conditions and policies governing your participation on our Galapagos cruises and, Ecuador and Peru, so that you may enjoy a safe and fulfilling trip of a lifetime. It is also a legal document that requires your careful attention.

By paying your deposit to book a Quasar Expeditions trip, a contractual relationship is established between you and Quasar Expeditions, in which all Quasar Terms & Conditions apply. Quasar’s Terms and Conditions are readily available to the general public by way of a link found on its home page. By making this initial deposit, you are indicating your acceptance of these terms, conditions & policies found herein. The policies described herein, in combination with your completed, dated and signed medical and reservation forms along with your invoice and other applicable documents mentioned below, constitute the entire and mutual Agreement which governs the relationship between TUMBACO INC. dba Quasar Expeditions, a Florida USA Corporation located at 7855 N.W. 12th St, Suite 111, Doral, Florida 33126, hereinafter referred to as the “Tour Company” and you, hereinafter referred to as the “Customer”.

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