Countries 5 Hotels 14 Cars 34
Flights 10:flying time 43.47 hours
Rickshaws 4 Buses 2 Elephant 1 Boat 1
Cog-wheel train 2 Cable cars 4 Subway 4 Ferry 2
Minibus 14 Coach 2 Catamaran 1
The issue with being almost on the edge of the earth is that it takes a long time to get back to not being on the edge of the earth. So today began at 9.30 am, with a three hour drive even further south to Punta Arenas airport. The drive was on very long, very straight roads with vast plains bordered by mountains. The airport had a decent restaurant, which I wasn’t expecting, so I was able to have a nice lunch before my flight. The first flight was to Puerto Montt, where I had an hours wait while passengers disembarked/embarked, the crew changed and the aircraft refuelled. I landed at Santiago around 6.30 pm and by the time I met my driver it was dark so I didn’t get to see much of the city on the way to my hotel. The highlight of the day was on the first flight, my guide at Puerto Natales told me I would have a great view of Torres del Paine on the flight, however I was on the wrong side of the plane to see the park, instead I had to put up with views of ice fields, snow capped mountains, and a glacier.