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Torres del Paine

Chile, Patagonia

4 days

Summary

Torres del Paine national park is located in the Southern Patagonia of Chile. It is famous for its spectacular granite towers, emerald lakes, and its myriad hiking trails. Activities vary from easy to difficult depending on your physical condition and experience. You could go horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, trekking, or kayaking.

This nature’s sanctuary will impress you with its majestic massifs, glaciers, native lenga forests and extensive pampas often visited by guanacos, foxes and pumas. Torres del Paine is a large park and there are as many lodges and hotels as trails, so let us help you find the right one for you!

Not sure when to visit Las Torres, have a look at our recommendations of when to travel and how to explore Torres del Paine national park.

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Explore one of the most magnificent places on earth in your selected accommodation, from basic to deluxe and everything in between
  • Have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure exploring the southernmost extreme of the American continent
  • Things to do in Torres del Paine National Park include horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, trekking, kayaking, boat tours, and fly fishing
  • Exceptional geography of majestic massifs, turquoise lakes, icebergs, rivers, lenga forests and extensive pampas visited by guanacos
  • Live and breathe Patagonia’s ranching history and the gaucho lifestyle
  • Marvel at the imposing millennial glaciers
  • Visit the famous Milodon’s cave; the caves and eaves of Cerro Benítez withhold the history of the last 20,000 years of Patagonia

ITINERARY

Day 1 Punta Arenas/Torres del Paine

On arrival to Punta Arenas, you will be met by one of our local representatives and transferred to your hotel inside the National Park.

Day 2 Torres del Paine

Full-day tour to the Torres del Paine National Park and visiting the Milodon Cave.The caves and eaves of Cerro Benítez withhold the history of the last 20,000 years of Patagonia. This is the story of the rocks and landscape, large and small animals and history of the first humans who arrived at this place. You’ll see the picturesque Salto Grande Waterfall, take a stroll along the shores of Lago Grey to see the famous glacier and enjoy views of the famous ‘Torres’ from several viewpoints.

Day 3 Torres del Paine

Full-day tour travelling upriver to see the impressive Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. During the tour, you’ll have the chance to see sea lions and cormorants. Enjoy a short walk to the foot of Serrano Glacier before lunch at a local estancia. Return to Puerto Natales later this afternoon.

Day 4 Puerto Natales

The Paine massif’s heart: French Valley – After breakfast, you will take a short drive to Pudeto dock where you will board the catamaran to Pehoe. On arrival, begin the challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley), along a steep trail that leads to the very heart of the Paine Massif. A long walk will lead you to the hanging bridge over the French River, located at the foot of the south-east face of the Massif, where you will have fantastic views of the valley. Continue to ascend towards the upper section of the valley where you will be able to marvel at the extensive mass of the valley’s geological formations: Hoja (Blade), Mascara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburón (Shark’s Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza (Fortress). After your upward trek, you will pause for a picnic and relax for a while. This day’s trek will end as you descend through an undulating terrain of mixed grassland and light forest which will take you to Refugio Paine Grande. There’s also an optional trek to Mirador Britanico a beautiful viewpoint where you can get incredible pictures. Distance: 25km. Hours: 8hrs. Maximum altitude: 686m.
Overnight at Refugio Paine Grande

Day 5 Torres del Paine/Punta Arenas

Transfer to the airport in Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas or ask us about continuing overland to El Calafate.

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