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Full Day French Valley

Full Day French Valley Guided Hike

Overview

Join us on a guided trek of the French Valley – a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers. We ascend through the glacial moraine scrambling over rocks and boulders as we weave our way through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint to take in the incredible beauty which surrounds us!

Trip highlights

• Cross Lake Pehoe in Catamaran
• Learn & Discover with a local guide
• Start and finish in Puerto Natales – no need to stay in the park
• Perfect for guests who can´t complete the W Trek or who have little time to spend in Torres Del Paine

*Please note that this activity are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered.

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Private Transfer from Puerto Natales - Catamaran Crossing - Guided Hike of French Valley

    We’ll pick you up from your hotel accommodation in Puerto Natales and travel along an unpaved road past lagoons and Patagonian pampas. Entering the National Park, we’ll cross Pehoe Lake by catamaran and arrive at the starting point of today’s return trek. Our destination, the French Valley, is a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers. At the entrance to the French Valley - a glacial moraine - you’ll scramble over huge boulders and catch the first sight of the hanging glacier atop the valley. From this point, you’ll ascend for an hour through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint (the “Plateau”). Your reward is a heart-stirring bird’s eye view of granite peaks and hanging glaciers. To one side, the French Glacier and Paine Grande (3050 m); while to the other, La Espada, La Hoja, La Máscara and the main and north “horns” of Los Cuernos arch upwards. In the upper section of the Valley, Cerro Catedral and Cerro Fortaleza loom like turrets above the landscape. Take your time to have lunch at the viewpoint, surrounded by these imposing peaks and open skies. Our return hike is along the same track before crossing Lake Pehoe yet again where we meet our private vehicle to return to Puerto Natales.

    INCLUDED

    • Private transportation from and back to Puerto Natales.
    • Park Entrance Fee
    • Round-trip Catamaran
    • Certified English Speaking Guide
    • Box Lunch

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Insurance of any kind
    • Personal items for excursion
    • Gratuities for Guide

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    Dates & Prices

    PRICES FOR SEASON 2019/2020: (Valid until April 2019)

    1 guest: USD$ 695 per person
    2-3 guests: USD$ 495 per person
    4-8 guests: USD$ 395 per person

    DEPARTURE UPON REQUEST**

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