(Santiago, Puerto Natales)
Experience Torres del Paine National Park, considered as the 5th most beautiful place in the world by the National Geographic and one of the most beautiful National Park in Chile. The high mountains, wildlife, glaciers &lakes and rivers shaped a landscape unique & breathtaking. Experience, discover and enjoy the beauty of this park by trekking the most important route open for tourism. “W” route is known by many tourists like one of the most popular trekking route in Patagonia and it will certainly be an unforgettable adventure.
Patagonia is a seasonal destination, best visited between September and February. With limited hotel & lodge space, and because of this relatively short travel window, we strongly recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.
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Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.
Enjoy a private half day panoramic city tour with your own private vehicle, professional driver and English speaking Guide taking in the main avenues of the city’s civic center as well as the main sites of interest. Visit La Moneda Palace, the current seat of the government formerly the home of Chilean presidents until 1958. Then continue along the streets of the downtown area to the Main Square surrounded by the Cathedral Metropolitana of the XVIII century, the National Historical Museum, and the Central Post Office. Visit the Forestal Park passing in front of the Fine Arts Museum towards Bellavista, the bohemian quarter of Santiago. Continue to San Cristóbal Hill, a beautiful public park dominated by the monumental sculpture of Virgin Mary (36 meter high). From this site, enjoy a panoramic view of the city before continuing toward the modern residential neighborhoods of Pedro de Valdivia Norte, Las Condes, and Vitacura. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel allowing you some time for some independent exploring or some relaxation time at your hotel. San Cristobal hill fee included.
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Upon your arrival into Punta Arenas airport, your private driver and English speaking guide will meet you for a transfer to your hotel in Puerto Natales. Approximate transfer time 4.5 hours.
Included: 4 Nights Accommodation, Shuttle from Laguna Amarga to Las Torres sector, Catamaran Pehoe, All meals while trekking (breakfast (at refugio), boxed lunch, dinner(at refugio) ) Day 1 just dinner, day 5 just breakfast and box lunch.
Note: you are required to carry the gear/clothing you take with you on this hike.
Note: Hike is shared and accommodations are shared (no private rooms)
*At Cabana Los Cuernos there is the option to upgrade to private cabana, please speak to your sales consultant if you wish to do so.
NO GUIDE INCLUDED - You will hike each day on your own.
You will be transferred from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park (Laguna Amarga Main Entrance), with a little stop in Cerro Castillo Village (located at 54 Km north from Puerto Natales on the way to the National Park). Cerro Castillo is a small settlement on a jagged rocky peak on the main border crossing point between Chile and Argentina.
Upon arrival at the Laguna Amarga entrance, you will pick up your entrance ticket and take the shuttle that will be waiting to take you to the Las Torres Sector where Las Torres Hotel is located.
Arrival: 4:30 pm
The entrance ticket to Torres del Paine National Park is included.
This morning, depart for a hiking trek to Base Torres. For the first hour, walking is steep with fantastic views of Lake Nordenskjöld and Almirante Nieto Mountain with its hanging glacier. You will then reach Refugio El Chileno. Carrying only a small back pack, you will continue the trail through a millenary Lenga forest (1 hour) until the base of “the moraine” with it's challenging ascent (45 min), will take you to one of the most impressive places in the park: the lookout of the “Base of Torres del Paine” where you will enjoy the view of Torre Sur, Torre Central, Torre Norte and Cerro Nido de Cóndor.
Please note this activity has a high difficulty level.
The trail goes through the Base of Almirante Nieto Mountain, part of the Paine Massif, with great views to Nordenskjöld Lake; from December the flora presents different colours specially the “Ciruelillo” or “Fire Bush” which takes its name from the red colour of its flowers. After about 4 – 5 hours you will arrive at the Base of Los Cuernos where Cabins Los Cuernos are located. Considered by many, one of the most charming sites in the whole park, a perfect spot to rest and recover energies for the next day challenging trek: “The French Valley”.
Difficulty Level: Medium
The first 2 hours are with some ascents and descents and views to Nordenskjöld Lake, until you reach “Campamento Italiano”. At this point, it is recommended you to contact CONAF staff so you can leave your big backpack with them and start the next part of the trek with a small day backpack. The ascent goes for approximately 1 hour and a half until you reach French Glacier lookout, where you’ll be able to observe its hanging glacier and opportunities to observe small avalanches. After that, the trail continues until “Campamento Británico” and after about 20 minutes you will reach the lookout point considered by many as one of the most overwhelming spots in the Circuit: “Mirador Britanico”, where you will admire: “Paine Grande”, “Cerro Hoja”, “Cerro Máscara”, “Cerro Catedral”, “Cerro Aleta de Tiburón”, “Cuerno Norte”, etc.The return is the same way back to “Campamento Italiano”, and then to Pehoé sector.
Difficulty Level: High
Trek to Grey Glacier lookout (roundtrip). The trail goes through the western side of the Paine Massif with views to Grey Lake and Mountains. After 1 hour, you will reach the first lookout point, where you may observe Grey Glacier in the distance, after approximately 2 hours, you will reach the Main lookout, in front of the glacier.
The return journey is the same way back until Pehoé Lake to take the Catamaran that crosses the Lake at 6.30 PM to Pudeto sector, where your bus will be waiting for you to take you back to Puerto Natales (arrival time to Puerto Natales: around 9.30 PM).
Please be aware of the Catamaran departure time. Note: private transfer not needed, shuttle. You may leave your backpack in the storage room at Paine Grande Lodge, free service.
Enjoy a private transfer from Puerto Natales to the airport in Punta Arenas with professional driver and English speaking guide.
Hotel Plaza San Francisco is the prized secret of downtown Santiago, offering excellent services and genuine hospitality. The guest rooms are well-appointed, each fitted with all the amenities of home. Enjoy 24-hour room and laundry service, cable TV, and individual and automatic heating and air conditioning. One may take meals in the Bristol Restaurant, which offers a range of services and sittings, from casual plates to elegant gourmet-style dishes. The restaurant is considered one of the best in the city. Make use of the hotel's fitness room, or simply wander around the local area. The hotel is in walking distance of neighborhoods, national monuments, and a number of sights.
Located in the attractive town of Puerto Natales (Chile), on the edge of the astonishing Ultima Esperanza fjord, the Costaustralis hotel stands out as a living example of the spontaneity of the Magellan architecture. Facing the fjord of Last Hope, Hotel Costaustralis stands out for its traditional building land marking the entrance of the city of Puerto Natales. Costaustralis Hotel boasts stylish and comfortable rooms designed to provide total relaxation.
Located inside Torres del Paine National Park, Hotel Las Torres Patagonia features a spa, a restaurant and an organic garden. It offers room with free Wi-Fi only 4 miles from Laguna Amarga Lake. With large windows overlooking the valley and the mountains, rooms at Las Torres Patagonia are very bright. All of them have heating and private bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is served daily. Guests can enjoy beauty treatments at the spa, or engage in horseback riding activities.
Cabins Los Cuernos is located in the Base of Los Cuernos del Paine, at 4,5 hours trek from Las Torres sector or El Chileno. The hotel has a spectacular view of Los Cuernos and Nordenskjöld Lake. It is the perfect place to recover energies and continue the challenge!
Located inside Torres del Paine National Park, the lodge offers rooms with shared bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. There is a living room with a fireplace and the rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on-site restaurant. Lodge Paine Grande is set in a privileged natural scenario with direct views of Pehoé Lake and Paine Grande Hill. It is only accessible through the trekking paths of the park.
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