Experience Torres del Paine’s famous attractions by day, and relax by night in the comfort of excellent hotels and estancias. On this program you’ll trek to the Towers lookout, cruise across Grey Lake, come close to the ethereal Grey Glacier, hike through pristine wilderness, see local wildlife, walk one of the Park’s lesser-hiked trails and visit a traditional Patagonian estancia.
• Trek Quiet & Uncrowded Trails
• Boat Navigation on Grey Lake
• Get Up Close to the Immense Grey Glacier
• Hike to French Valley
• Trek Through Pristine Wilderness
• Visit an Iconic Patagonian Estancia
• Observe Local Birdlife Including Condors, Ñandus & woodpeckers
• Comfortable Nightly Hotel Accommodation
Transfer from Puerto Natales to Estancia Lazo
2 hours by private transfer
5 hours hiking
30 min by private transfer
Night at Hotel Lago Grey (BL-D)
Early in the morning a private transfer will pick us up from our hotel in Puerto Natales, and drive through the Chilean Pampas up to one of the prettiest estancias of the area. Estancia Lazo - a huge working cattle ranch – which dates from the early 20th Century and is crowned by splendid views of the Paine Massif and Laguna Verde. Depending on the season, our hike today will be punctuated by panoramic views of the Park; with orchids, calceolarias and neneos flowering at our feet, and condors soaring overhead. The highest point of this trail connects to a rarely-trekked path from Estancia Lazo to Webber Bridge, in the heart of Torres Del Paine National Park. After our hike, we will take a private transfer to our hotel.
Hike to the Pingo Valley, Boat Navigation Across Grey Lake to Grey Glacier
Morning: 30-minute walk
3 hours by boat
Afternoon: 3-hour hike
Night at Hotel Lago Grey (B-BL-D)
We’ll begin our day’s adventures with our way through a woodpecker-inhabited beech forest to our boat’s departure point. The three hour boat trip takes us around blue-hued icebergs to the immense face of Grey Glacier, where we’ll stay for a while to admire its textures, lines and colors. If we’re lucky, we’ll witness a glacial calving, where chunks of ice break off and plummet spectacularly into the freezing waters. On your return journey you’ll glimpse the wind-sculpted “ice mushrooms” atop the massive peaks of Paine Grande. After a picnic lunch on the shores of the Pingo River we’ll start our hike to the Pingo Valley to reach a viewpoint at “Cascada los Salmones”, a waterfall where salmon are sometimes seen. Be alert as we return: you may see a huemul (Andean deer) hiding nearby.
Full-day Hike to the French Valley
1 hour 30 minutes by private transfer
6-hour trek, 17 km
35 minutes by catamaran each way
Night at Hotel Las Torres (B-BL-D)
After breakfast, our transfer will take us to the Lake Pehoe, which we’ll cross via catamaran to the starting point of our trek to the French Valley. Today's destination, the French Valley, is a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers. This is a return hike, so we will be able to leave our packs behind and trek lightly. We start by walking around Paine Grande, the highest peak in Torres del Paine, through native Patagonian firebush and evergreen beech forests. At the suspension bridge over the French River, the arresting hanging glaciers atop the valley will come into sight. From here, we’ll walk for another hour, ascending 300 meters through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the Valley viewpoint. At the lookout we’ll stop to drink in the French Valley’s dramatic peaks and landscapes and reenergize with a good lunch. Our return hike along the same track takes us to meet the catamaran to cross Pehoe Lake, followed by a transfer service to our lodge. Your hotel tonight is Hotel Las Torres.
Towers Lookout Point – Laguna Azul
1 hour 30 minutes by private transfer
1 hour hike
Night at Estancia-Hotel Cerro Guido (B-BL-D)
Today we visit the Eastern side of the park, Laguna Azul, an enchanting lake bordering the park; home to ducks, swans, coots, and woodpeckers. Here we will take a short walk where we will be blessed with one of the best views of the Towers. After visitIng Cascada Paine and its surroundings, we will head to our hotel located at the heart of the mountains, Cerro Guido, one of the biggest estancias (ranches) of the region.
Hike Cerro Benítez
1 hour 30 minutes by private transfer
6 hours hike (B-BL)
After your authentic evening in Hotel Cerro Guido, a private transfer will take you through the unforgettable backroads traveling to Laguna Sofia where we will start our hike through Cerro Benítez where we hope to see famous andean condor from close and finishing this nice hike at the Milodon Cave area. Our transfer will get us to our hotel in Puerto Natales.
- All the Private Transportation Indicated in Schedule
- Entrance Fee to Torres del Paine National Park
- Two Nights at Hotel Lago Grey (Twin/Double Superior)
- One Night at Hotel Las Torres (Twin Superior Cypress)
- One Night at Lodge Cerro Guido (Twin/Double Superior)
- Round-Trip Boat Navigation to Grey Glacier
- All Meals Indicated in Schedule (B: Breakfast, BL: Box Lunch, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, BBQ: Chilean Asado)
- Guide (English-Spanish languages)
- Any Additional Nights
- Medical Expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Breakfast on Day 1, Dinner on Day 5
- Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Drinks Except those Included in the Menus
- Gratuities for Guide & Driver
$New Season Pricing to Come!
Start / End
MIN 2 MAX 8 PEOPLE
Hotel Lago Grey
Located on the shore of Lago Grey, this ideally located hotel is surrounded by forests of Lenga, Coihue and ñirres. From the dining room and sitting areas you will be astonished with breathtaking views of the giant deep blue colored icebergs and Glacier Grey in the distance.
Hotel Las Torres
Ideally located at the base of the trails leading to the viewing point of the Towers peaks, Valle del Silencio, and “W” hikes, this former estancia turned Hotel, offers 57 comfortable rooms with central heating and telephone and a the only full service spa available in the park. The excellent quality of both service and food is the main characteristic of this Hotel.
Hotel Cerro Guido
Part of oldest estancia (ranch) of the region, Hotel Cerro Guido is located between the Torres Del Paine National Park, the pampas of Argentina, and Sierra Baguales. You will have a unique opportunity to experience the elegance of the English style accommodations of the pioneers who first came to the Patagonia region in the 20th century. Each accommodation has a private bathroom, hair dryer with eco friendly toiletries, central heat, WiFi, and a garden view. Once you awake in this incredible place, you will surely never forget the peace and quiet or the phenomenal meals prepared in the exquisite kitchen.
Dates & Prices
Program prices are determined on the final number of confirmed guests in a group. The per person price lowers as more guests join the group. Chile Nativo operates with a maximum of 8 guests per departure which allows for a high level of individualized service and an unforgettable personalized experience.
PRICES FOR SEASON 2020/2021: (valid until April 2021)
2-3 Guests Total in Group: New Season Pricing to Come!
4-8 Guests Total in Group: New Season Pricing to Come!
Single supplement: New Season Pricing to Come!
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES/SERVICES: (must be booked in advance)
Public bus to/from Punta Arenas: USD$ 15 per person/per way *single guests may purchase vacant seats besides theirs if they wish
Private Transportation to Calafate or Punta Arenas – Please Ask Our Trip Specialists for Personal Quotes!
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Book now, Travel Later gives our guests the flexibility to reserve with a reduced deposit now for their program of choice during our 2020/21 season with our updated booking and cancelation terms. Choose any departure date prior to the end of the season on April 30th, 2021 (subject to availability).
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Q: Where do I keep my luggage that I won´t need during my trek while I am hiking in the park?
A: The majority of the hotels and hostels will store luggage for their guests who are staying with them prior to and after their travels in the park. If not, we will happily store your luggage securely in our office until you arrive back from your trek and will deliver this to your hotel where you will be staying in Puerto Natales. We ask that you come to our Office between the hours of 09:00 – 13:00 or 15:00 – 19:00 to drop these off if you are not able to make it to the briefing the day prior to your trip.
Q: What time will we finish our trek on the last day and arrive back to Puerto Natales?
A: Upon completing your hike on the last day, your private transportation will bring you all back to Puerto Natales arriving around 16:30hrs, in time to take the bus to Punta Arenas for a departing flight or onward travels.
Chile Nativo was recommended to us by a friend who took a trip and we will gladly do the same to anyone we know who wants to go to Chile. Many thanks to all of you who did such a great job planning and securing all our travel arrangements.
Carrie Tietz, Chile
Great introduction for non-Spanish speaking older people to Patagonia! Stress-free trip with friendly, knowledgeable guide – we all loved Rodrigo. We were guided through beautiful country and lodged and fed in a variety of well-chosen places. Hope to return.