Activity level: Moderate
The Torres del Paine National Park has been a WorldBiosphere Reserve since 1978. In this area are found the colossal towers and horns of granite and rocks, which have made it world-famous, with altitudes of 3.050 metres above sea level. The climate is unstable and even in summer the winds can reach over 193 miles per hour.
The park preserves fragile ecosystems inhabited by guanacos, foxes, ñandúes and flamingos. There are various circuits, and it is possible to do some of them by car, but the most exciting are the paths for trekking and excursions on horse-back.
Full of mysteries and legends, today invites the visitors to enjoy unique scenery and amazing sites for sport fishing, plus the life on the estancias, observing the flora and fauna of the south of the world.
► DAY 01: Punta Arenas – Puerto NatalesDetails
Meet & greet at the airport of Punta Arenas. In the afternoon (at approximately 16:15 hrs) transfer from the airport via Magellanic Penguin colony at Otway Sound to your hotel in Puerto Natales. Overnight at Hostel of your choise
► DAY 02: Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine Details
We leave from Puerto Natales at 07:20 hrs. toward Torres del Paine (Laguna Amarga entrance) in a regular bus. Arriving at Laguna Amarga we have to change vehicles to reach Hosteria Las Torres to start our trek to refugio Chileno (approx. 1.5 hrs.). After leaving our equipment we will hike up Asencio Valley to the base of the Torres (6 Hrs.). The last 45 minutes are strenuous climbing up a moraine but the view is well worth the effort. Overnight, dinner and breakfast at Refugio Chileno (B,BL,D).
► DAY 03: Refugio Chileno To Refugio Los Cuernos Details
A six – hour trek following Lake Nordenskjold through Paso de Los Cuernos (Pass of the Horns). Dinner and overnight at Refugio Los Cuernos (B,BL,D).
► DAY 04: Refugio Los Cuernos – Refugio Paine Grande Departure to Refugio Paine Grande. Details
On the trek you will visit the French Valley and see Los Cuernos, Paine Grande and the French glacier. The following two nights you will stay at Refugio Paine Grande ( B, BL, D ).
► DAY 05: Refugio Paine Grande – Refugio Lake Grey Details
A relaxing four hour hike along Lake Grey take us to Refugio Grey. In the afternoon there’s time to get closer to the glacier or even take an optional ice hike on the glacier.
► DAY 06: Refugio Lake Grey – Posada Serrano Details
Around early midday you’ll travel by boat to approach the glacier and navigate to Hosteria Lago Grey. Transfer to the administration center and Posada Serrano. Dinner and overnight ( B, BL, D ).
► DAY 07: Torres del Paine National Park – Bernardo O’higgins National Park – Puerto Natales Details
At 9:00 a.m we navigate down the Serrano River by zodiac which take us into NP Bernardo O’Higgins. Impressive views of the Southern Ice field will accompany us during the first part of the day. Reaching fiord Ultima Esperanza (last hope) we will change to a cutter which will bring us back to Puerto Natales. Overnight at Hostal Aquaterra or other hotel in Puerto Natales ( B, BL).
► DAY 08: Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas Details
A regular bus will take you to the airport in Punta Arenas (B)
“Torres del Paine” cicuit has many options to visit. Just ask for another ones
-Unveil the mysteries of the largest Inca Ruins.
-Enjoy fantastic Peruvian cuisine.
-A cultural journey within the Sacred Valley.