Patagonia Running Festival Marathon 2024

Nights
from 5
Date
21 September 2024
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra Marathon

Run Against The Elements in Torres Del Paine National Park

Experience the magic of running in the heart of Patagonia, alongside runners from all over the world, and the adventure of facing a relentless, and at times even hostile, climate are essential elements of the Patagonian International Marathon.

Marathon Tours & Travel has partnered with The Massif, a Magellan family business that recognizes the relevance and natural heritage value of Torres del Paine. Our Patagonia Running Festival packages have been designed to bring together global runners to participate in the best race day and adventure travel experience that Chilean Patagonia has to offer. Participants can choose to run the Ultra 50K, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K or 5K distance. After fulfilling the dream of running in one of the most pristine places on the planet, you will cross the finish line conveniently located at our Hotel Rio Serrano & Spa and join the post-race celebration!

Book one of our multi-day tour packages with included race entry to experience this memorable event.

Meals Included

Meals Included

All meals are included in Patagonia & Atacama hotel stays. Santiago - Meals per Itinerary

Guide

Guide

Services of English Speaking guides and MT&T Hosts

Transfers

Transfers

Round trip airport – hotel transfers included in Patagonia & Atacama. Santiago transfers per itinerary

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Choose from our 5, 7 or 11 night packages

Accommodation

Accommodation

All accommodation is carefully selected for you

Entry

Entry

Guaranteed entry into the Patagonia Running Festival

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Celebration Party with VIP access & Welcome Receptions

Excursions

Excursions

Selection of hikes, tours & sightseeing everyday per itinerary

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Transfer to the beginning of the race

Medal Bling

Medal Bling

All finishers receive a race t-shirt and finishers medal

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • “Experience Patagonia" Package/5 Nights/September 19 - 24, 2024

      Thursday, September 19
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      Arrive at the Hotel Rio Serrano. Depending on your arrival time, it’s possible we will have time for an afternoon activity. Once settled in at the Hotel Rio Serrano, we will regroup for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Dinner included)

      Friday, September 20
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      After breakfast, we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and easy trekking tour will make a number of stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Saturday, September 21
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      IT’S RACE DAY!

      After breakfast we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our late morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Sunday, September 22
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      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers and a traditional Patagonia BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Monday, September 23
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      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from the other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Tuesday, September 24
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      Today is departure day. Return flights from SCL to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch included)

       

       

    • "Experience Chile" Package/7 Nights/September 17 - 24, 2024

      Tuesday, September 17
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      Please be sure to plan your flight for arrival at the Santiago International Airport (SCL). Join us for a welcome brunch from 9:30 – 11:00 am. This afternoon venture out to explore the local neighborhoods in Santiago before joining us for an optional late afternoon ‘light’ training run. Your evening starts with a Welcome Reception from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, which includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

      Meals: Brunch and Welcome Reception included

      Wednesday, September 18
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      Choose between an optional full-day tour to Valparaiso (#1) or explore Santiago on your own (#2). Enjoy exploring Santiago tonight and having dinner on your own.

      Meals: Breakfast included

      Tour Options:

      #1 Before our Valparaiso tour, we will visit Casas del Bosque to explore the vineyard and its cellars, learn about production, storage and fermentation of wine. Tastings and lunch are included before you continue to Valparaiso. This coastal port city dates to 1536. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Valparaiso is a magical place with unforgettable landscapes and colourful neighbourhoods

      Meals: Lunch included

      #2 Explore Santiago on your own.

      Thursday, September 19
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      Please note: group round-trip airfare between Santiago and Patagonia and airport transfers are included in this package. Arrive at the Hotel Rio Serrano. Depending on your arrival time, it’s possible we will have time for an afternoon activity. Once settled in at the Hotel Rio Serrano, we will regroup for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Dinner included)

      Friday, September 20
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      After breakfast we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and easy trekking tour will make a number of stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Saturday, September 21
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      IT’S RACE DAY!

      After breakfast we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our late morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Sunday, September 22
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      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers and a traditional Patagonia BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Monday, September 23
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      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from the other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Tuesday, September 24
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      Today is departure day. Return flights from SCL to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch included)

    • Atacama to Patagonia Package/11 Nights /September 13 - September 24, 2024

      Friday, September 13
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      Please note: group round-trip airfare between Santiago-Calama and Santiago-Patagonia and airport transfers are included in this package.

      Please be sure to plan your flight for arrival to the Santiago International Airport (SCL). Meet your MTT host and leave your bags at our airport hotel to explore Santiago on your own or catch up on some sleep to be ready for your morning departure to Atacama on Saturday. 

      Saturday, September 14
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      After breakfast in the hotel, a two (2) hour flight brings us to Calama and your first taste of the vastness of northern ChileThe hour drive to our hotel offers the chance to see Guanaco and VicuñaBe sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife sightingsUpon arrival to our hotel in Atacama, you will have relaxation time before joining us for a welcome reception, dinner and trip briefing. 

      Treat yourself to the hospitality and beauty of Nayara Alto! Our host hotel, provides an all-inclusive package (lodging, all meals daily, open bar and daily sightseeing options). Excursions to Chaxa Lagoon to see the resident flamingos, a tour to Toconao, a secluded village and desert oasis known for its fruit cultivation, and breakfast with among the Tatio Geysers are only a of the few possible sightseeing opportunities. A sample Itinerary is provided below though subject to change. Combined with the highly rated all-inclusive Patagonia package, you will be able to compare and contrast two iconic locations in a first-class way! (Breakfast in Santiago, Reception and dinner in Atacama included)

      Sunday, September 15
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      Explore Vallecito in the morning with your guide. The landscape of this small valley will have you imagining that you are on the moon. During this trip, you will walk in the beautiful desert panorama, make a stop at the salt mountain viewpoint, and you will discover Uyllu Tulor, an ancient archaeological site of a former village complex.

      After lunch at the hotel, we will make our way to Cahxa Lagoon. AT 4,500 meters above sea level, surrounded by volcanoes, mountains and ranges this salt flat is a bird lovers paradise and flamingos, with their vibrant plumage, abound. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Monday, September 16
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      Today, we will depart on a full day tour to Peidras Rjoas. A picnic lunch will be provided. We will also visit the Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons located at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level on the foothills of the volcanoes of the Andes Mountain Range under the same names. Hiking the trails, we will enjoy nature in a breathtaking landscape full of contrasts, such as the deep blue clear sky, colorful vegetation and wildlife. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Tuesday, September 17
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      Today is an early day! This morning we will drive north and after approximately 90 minutes, we will reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the Southern Hemisphere and one the highest in the world located (4,300 M). This geothermal field is known as the “Geysers del Tatio”. Moreover, we will arrange for a dip in these hot springs if you are inclined! This forty-minute stop will allow you to rest and enjoy one of nature’s natural healing springs.

      While returning to San Pedro de Atacama, you may be able to spot some friends like the camelids Vicuñas, foxes and birds. It will be our mission to get the best photos of them during a few stops with breathtaking views. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Wednesday, September 18
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      This morning is our final time to enjoy this stunning natural wonder. In the afternoon, we will transfer from the hotel to the airport of Calama and back to Santiago. Tonight, we will stay at the Holiday Inn – Santiago Airport to make our early morning departure to Patagonia a little easier on the group. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Thursday, September 19
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      This morning board an early flight to Punta Arenas.  After a five (5) hour bus ride (with stops) we will arrive at the Hotel Rio Serrano and have time for your first of many activities. After your adventure we will regroup this evening in the hotel for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Boxed breakfast & lunch, Dinner include) 

      Friday, September 20
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      After breakfast we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and easy trekking tour will make several stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Saturday, September 21
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      IT’S RACE DAY!

      After breakfast we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Sunday, September 22
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      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight, join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers and a traditional Patagonia BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Monday, September 23
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      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through the Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from the other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

      Tuesday, September 24
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      Today is departure day. Return flights from SCL to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch included)

  • Extensions

    • “W Circuit Trek” Five (5) Night Package | September 23 – 28, 2024

      The “W” circuit chosen by Wikiexplora in the 1st place of “The greatest treks in the world”. There are three valleys that make up this trekking in the heart of the Torres del Paine Massif, giving it this peculiar form of “W”, Ascencio Valley, French Valley, and Grey Valley, without a doubt will make you feel amazed and small compared to what we refer to as “Nature’s Paintbrush”.
      The 2024 “W Circuit” Itinerary 
      East to West
      West to East

      Additional ‘All-Inclusive’ nights at Hotel Rio Serrano are available on request.

  • Packages & Rates

    • We offer three package options with a guaranteed race entry: 1) eleven-night (Atacama to Patagonia), seven-night (Experience Chile) and five-night (Experience Patagonia). All our packages include your accommodation in Patagonia at the Hotel Rio Serrano & Spa. Your package is “all-inclusive” and offers daily excursions including trekking, boating, horseback riding and climbing options so you can explore this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve on the non-race days.

      All Itineraries Offered Include the Following Features in Patagonia:

      • Round trip transfer with bilingual guide from Punta Arenas airport and Hotel Río Serrano
      • Five (5) nights at the Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa – the Official Finish Line Hotel
      • All hotel accommodations
      • WIFI in rooms and common areas
      • Transfer to the beginning of the race
      • Post-race VIP area
      • 35% discount on massage services (non-transferable)
      • Entry fees to National Park Torres del Paine
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel Staff
      • Your choice of daily excursions with bilingual guide, choose from:
      • Full Day Excursions:
        • Paine Massif
        • Trekking Chacabuco
        • Trekking Base Torres
      • Half Day Excursions:
        • Rock climbing
        • Trekking Aonikenk
        • Trekking Cóndor Viewpoint
        • Trekking Cuernos Viewpoint
        • Trekking Grey Beach
        • Trekking Hidden Lagoon
        • Trekking Monte Ferrier
        • Salto Grande Waterfall Viewpoint
        • Trekking Salto Serrano
        • Horseback riding “Nutria River” (1 or 2 hours)
      • Race Entry

      “Atacama to Patagonia” Eleven (11​) Night Package | September 13 – September 24, 2024

      Features:

      In Santiago

      • Two (2) nights at the Holiday Inn – Santiago Airport (Sept. 13 & 18)
      • 2 Buffet Breakfasts
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Atacama (Sept 14 & Sept 18)
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas. (Sept 19 & 24, or 28 if including the “W” Trek)
      • All travelers must travel on the group flights. Price is subject to change once domestic flights are confirmed.

      In Atacama

      • Four (4) nights accommodation at Alto Nayara (Sept 14 – Sept 18)
      • All hotel taxes
      • All meals (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
      • Open Bar (except premium liqueurs, wines and premium beers)
      • Private transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
      • Entrance fees
      • Bilingual local English-speaking guide
      • All staff and guide tips

      In Patagonia

      • As noted above

      Not Included:

      • International round trip airfare to Santiago Airport (SCL)
      • Travel Insurance

      “Experience Chile” Seven (7) Night Package Features | September 17 – 24, 2024

      Features:

      In Santiago

      • Two (2) nights at the Renaissance Santiago (Sept. 17 & 18)
      • Buffet Breakfast
      • WIFI in rooms and common areas
      • Welcome Brunch and Welcome Reception (Sept. 17)
      • Full-Day excursion to either Valparaiso or explore Santiago on your own (Sept. 18)
      • Transfer to airport for flight to Patagonia
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas.  All travelers must travel on the group flights. Price is subject to change once domestic flights are confirmed.

      In Patagonia

      • As noted above

      Not Included:

      • International round trip airfare to Santiago Airport (SCL)
      • Travel Insurance

      “Experience Patagonia” Five (5) Night Package Features | September 19 – 24, 2024

      Features:

      • As noted above

      Not Included:

      • International round trip airfare to Santiago Airport (SCL)
      • Roundtrip airfare to Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ)
      • Travel Insurance

      Airfare:

      It is not a requirement to book flights that are not included in the package with Marathon Tours & Travel.

      Rates (all prices per person and in AUD)

      Additional nights available upon request

      “Atacama to Patagonia” Eleven (11) Night Package | September 13 - September 24, 2024Double OccupancySingle OccupancyTriple Occupancy
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Standard Package - Catarpe Room$11,849 per person$15,115 N/A
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Standard Package - Tilo Room$12,345 N/AN/A
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Package (Paine Massif Mountain View) - Catarpe Room$12,179 $15,685 Upon Request
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Package (Paine Massif Mountain View) - Tilo Room$12,680 N/AN/A
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Balcony Package (Paine Massif Mountain View) - Catarpe Room$12,549 $16,329 N/A
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Balcony Package (Paine Massif Mountain View) - Tilo Room$13,045 N/AN/A
      “Experience Chile” Seven (7) Night Package | September 17 - 24, 2024Double OccupancySingle OccupancyTriple Occupancy
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Standard Package$6,619 per person $8,029N/A
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Package (Paine Massif Mountain View)$6,955 $8,599 Upon Request
      With Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Balcony Package (Paine Massif Mountain View)$7,310 $9,235 N/A
      “Experience Patagonia” Five (5) Night Package | September 19 - 24, 2024Double OccupancySingle OccupancyTriple Occupancy
      Hotel Rio Serrano Standard Package$4,409 $5,629 N/A
      Hotel Rio Serrano Superior Package$4,739 $6,199 Upon Request
      ExtensionRate
      Additional Nights at Hotel Rio Serrano - AtacamaUpon Request
      Additional Nights at Holiday Inn Santiago or Renaissance Santiago - SantiagoUpon Request
      “W Circuit Trek” Five (5) Night Package | September 23 - 28, 2024 (Tented Camping)$3,300
      “W Circuit Trek” Five (5) Night Package | September 23 - 28, 2024 (Refuge Lodging)$2,245
  • Hotels

    • Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa

      The official finish line hotel is located in the midst of Patagonia within an unparalleled natural environment. If you opt for our 5 night package, you will stay in the Hotel Rio Serrano which boasts an “all inclusive” program that helps you experience one of the most attractive parks in the world. The hotel is decorated with ethnic roots of an original Selknam village, which together with a delicate illumination and an exceptional view provide an atmosphere of rest, tranquillity and relaxation in one of the most rugged regions in the world. The Kaienk restaurant offers high quality cuisine with a panoramic view of the horns of the Paine. Varied daily menus will provide a wide range of typical dishes of the region and enhancing the Patagonian gastronomy is one of the largest wine cellars in the area. With the completion of a new spa and temperate pool, this is the only 4-star hotel in Torres del Paine National Park offering guests a new experience of relaxation, wellness, and connection with nature.

      Choice of Excursions at the Hotel:

      Full Day Excursions:

      Paine Massif
      Trekking Chacabuco
      Trekking Base Torres

      Half Day Excursions:

      Rock climbing
      Trekking Aonikenk
      Trekking Cóndor Viewpoint
      Trekking Cuernos Viewpoint
      Trekking Grey Beach
      Trekking Hidden Lagoon
      Trekking Monte Ferrier
      Salto Grande Waterfall Viewpoint
      Trekking Salto Serrano
      Horseback riding “Nutria River” (1 or 2 hours)

      Renaissance Santiago Hotel

      During your time in Santiago you will stay at the stylish 5* Renaissance Santiago Hotel. Boasting an unbeatable location in Vitacura. Walk to shops in Parque Arauco, or take a short drive to Patio Bellavista and Sky Costanera. Following your adventure, surround yourself with city or mountain views in our modern rooms.

      Tierra Atacama Lodge

      Tierra Atacama – Escape to a world of clear night skies, high altitude lagoons and moon-like valleys at Tierra Atacama. High in the northern desert of Chile, our Tierra Atacama lodge encapsulates exquisite design, authentic experiences and an intimate, home-away-from-home atmosphere, where a sense of both adventure travel and pure relaxation lingers in the air.

      The essence of this unforgettable desert landscape is at the heart of Tierra Atacama. The property was designed by some of Chile’s most renowned architects, with regional sensibilities, eco-friendly design and boutique comforts firmly in mind.

  • Event Information

    • Patagonia Running Festival Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and Ultra 50K

      Race Start Time:

      Marathon and Ultra 50K at 11:00 AM; Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K at 12:00 PM

      The Course:

      A point to point course located primarily in Torres del Paine National Park. Runners will exit the park with 3K remaining to our shared Finish Line for all distances, which is located at Rio Serrano Hotel and Spa (our hotel) located in Villa Serrano. The routes will follow park roads that are packed gravel, curves and changing slopes. The altitude along the route ranges from 21 to 260 meters (75 – 850 feet) above sea level.

      Climate:

      The Spring Patagonia climate is variable and unpredictable. Expect temperatures to range from 37F to 55F degrees. Even though October has the average winds, don’t be surprised if the Patagonian winds are an issue on race day. Light rain is also a possibility. Therefore, you should come prepared for everything.

      Entry Fee:

      All tour packages include your race fee, transportation to the start, a race t-shirt, finishers medal and finish festival. Your entry is guaranteed after receipt of a completed tour application form and deposit.

      Time Limit:

      The Marathon course time limit is seven (7) hours. The time limit for the Half-Marathon and 10K is six (6) hours.

      Difficulty:

      Difficult. Challenging hilly course, Patagonia wind and weather can be an issue.

      More information on the Patagonia Running Festival website.

  • Registration & Booking

    • Reservations and Payments: A completed tour application together with a deposit of $990 per guest must be received before confirming your reservations. Final payment must be received before June 15, 2024. Final payments received after June 15, 2024 will be charged a $82.50 late payment fee.

      Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.

      Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under tour features. Land Prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

      Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.

      Travel Insurance for Australian Residents

      Security Policy: Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited, and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

      Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.