Myself and 2 friends are going to be arriving to Punta Arenas on Oct. 27th, and need to fly out, back to Santiago on Nov. 4th. With travel to the park, Im thinking this gives us about 6- 7 days in the park region.
Our goal - The W, and hopefully view some glaciers in the park.
So - heres my issues, I have no idea how to, or even where to start looking for reservations for inside/ near the park. I have been reading these forums and books trying to come up with a plan. It seems like you have to go through a company for reservations in the park? I guess these are my most urgent questions:
Whats the easiest way to book places to stay?
Do we have to worry about camping gear?
Possible to do the W without "camping"?
How many glaciers, if any, are able to be seen in this time in the park?
Whats the difference between a refugio, Hosteria, Hotel, and the Lodge?
I need direction on where to stay. Anything as long as its not tent camping. I love it, but my friends are not big on tent camping.
I know this may be vague, but I am at a total loss, and need to start trying to secure places to stay down there.
Thank you all so much for any help you can provide.