Trek, ride and kayak Torres del Paine’s highlights – plus a few “just for you” additions. Hike one of the Park’s quietest trails, horseback ride through the wilderness to the Southern Patagonia Ice Field, kayak pristine rivers and lakes, trek to the French Valley and the Towers lookout. Staying each night in our comfortable and secluded Riverside Camp, this is a unforgettable multi sport adventure to entice all outdoorsy types.
• Hike Secluded Torres del Paine Trails
• Unique Camping Experience at Our Riverside Camp!
• Ride Criollo Horses
• See the Tyndall Glacier
• Trek the Iconic French Valley
• Kayak Between Icebergs
• See Grey Glacier and Grey Lake
• Hike to the Three Towers Lookout
Please Remember: This program requires a certain physical ability in order to complete successfully. Keep in mind that each member of a guided group will have a different rhythm and pace but group members must follow the pace indicated by the guide according to the distance and daylight hours available. Each day’s activity will have a minimum number of kilometers or miles which must be covered. Activity times are estimated and could be more or less given trail and weather conditions and the groups’ overall rhythm. We encourage our guests to remember that traveling in a guided group allows for a unique experience – bonding with fellow travelers and interacting with the guide and the destination in which they are visiting.
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• TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK MAP
• MAGALLANES & ANTARCTIC REGION
• PUERTO NATALES
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• MULTISPORT PACK LIST
$2.295 per person
Start / End
MIN 2 MAX 8 PEOPLE
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Transfer from Natales – Hike Estancia Lazo to Weber Bridge
- 2 Hour Private Transfer
- 5 Hour Hike, 13 km / 8 mi
- 20 Minute Private Transfer
- Night at Chile Nativo Riverside Camp (BL-D)
Early in the morning, your guide and private transfer will pick you up in Puerto Natales and take you to Estancia Lazo, a 13,000 hectare (32,123 acres) cattle ranch founded over a century ago which still operates today beneath striking views of the Paine Massif on the shores of Laguna Verde.
From here, we’ll hike into Torres del Paine National Park along a generally flat trail through peaceful stretches of native beech and coihue forests.
This area is teeming with wildlife. As you walk, watch for condors and caranchos circling the skies; guanacos grazing on the hills; and woodpeckers, owls, and lesser-known species such as the cachaña (Austral parakeet), peeking out from the leafy trees.
We’ll reach Honda Lagoon and continue on to the Toro Lake lookout (559 m / 1,834 ft.), where 360 degree views of mountains, rivers, lakes and glaciers await.
Take a moment to identify the Grey, Serrano and Paine Rivers, Serrano Valley, Mount Balmaceda and the Geike and Tyndall Glaciers before we make our descent to the Weber bridge, where a transfer will take us to our campsite along the shores of the Serrano River.
A freshly prepared welcome dinner awaits while we enjoy the precious views and fine company.
Round-Trip Ride to Tyndall Glacier Lookout
- 6 Hours, Slow Riding, Trotting and Cantering
- Night at Chile Nativo Riverside Camp (B-BL-D)
An unexplored valley at the border of Torres del Paine National Park awaits us today.
We’ll ride across rivers and through landscapes of lakes and wetlands, while views of the Paine Massif and the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field shift alongside us.
At the lookout point of Tyndall Glacier we’ll stop for lunch and later return via a different path, this time riding along the shores of the Serrano River past the waterfall of the same name.
Tuck in for a restful night in your private double deluxe tent after dinner.
Transfer to Pehoe Lake, Round trip Hike to French Valley
- 30 Minute Private Transfer Each Way
- 35 Minute Catamaran Each Way
- 7-8 Hour Hike, 17 km / 10.5 mi
- Night at Chile Nativo Riverside Camp (B-BL-D)
Today’s destination, the French Valley, is a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers.
To get there we’ll take a short transfer to Pehoe Lake and cross it by catamaran. 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 (3,050 m / 10,006 ft.); 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.
We’ll take the catamaran back across Pehoe Lake followed by a private transfer to Chile Native Riverside Camp.
Full-Day Sea Kayaking Expedition on Grey Lake and Grey River
- 30 Minute Private Transfer
- 4-5 Hours Paddling, 25 km / 15.5 mi
- Night at Chile Nativo Riverside camp (B-BL-D)
After an early breakfast your transfer will drive you to Grey Lake to meet your kayaking guide. Here, with views of Paine Grande and Grey Glacier as our morning backdrop, you’ll be briefed on kayaking safety and paddling techniques.
You’ll paddle Grey Lake for approximately 2 hours, weaving amongst the floating icebergs that have calved from the glacier and been whittled into natural ice sculptures by the wind and sun.
While paddling, take time to look around you: the granite peaks of Paine Grande, Cordon Olguín and Los Cuernos interplay beautifully with the water’s multiple shades of turquoise.
Leaving Grey Lake we’ll begin our descent of Grey River, which snakes through canyons bubbling with rapids and framed by steep rock faces.
Accompanied by views of the imposing Paine Massif, we’ll paddle for 25 km (15.5 miles) down Grey River until it joins the Serrano River.
After 4-5 hours of paddling we’ll arrive back at our campsite ready to stretch our muscles and prepare for dinner and rest.
Round-Trip Hike to the Three Towers Lookout
- 1.5 Hour Private Transfer
- 8-10 Hour Round-Trip Hike, 22 km / 13.6 mi
- 2 Hour Private Transfer (B-BL)
Our final day begins with a transfer across the National Park to the starting point for the trek to the three Towers.
Your hike begins with an hour’s ascent, following the Ascencio River into the Ascencio Valley.
Here we’ll stop to observe how the valley’s beauty unfolds with rich beech forests, glaciers and waterfalls.
Past this lookout point, we continue uphill, this time ascending a gigantic terminal moraine (a ridge formed at a glacier’s end point) where we’ll be rewarded by the arresting sight of the Towers themselves.
At this lookout point 900 meters (2,952 ft.) above sea level, we’ll rest, take photos and have lunch.
Our descent follows the same path and a private transfer will end our journey back in Puerto Natales.
- All Private Transportation Indicated in Schedule
- All Meals Indicated in Schedule (B: Breakfast, BL: Box Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Entrance Fee to Torres del Paine National Park
- Horses & Riding Equipment (saddles, helmets, leather chaps, leather gloves, saddlebags, dry bags)
- Baqueano (Local Cowboy) for the ride on Day 2
- Round-Trip Catamaran to Cross Pehoe Lake
- All Kayaking Equipment (kayak, neoprene gloves, paddling jackets, life jackets, skirts, and neoprene boots).
- Four Nights Lodging in Chile Nativo Riverside Camp (comfortable deluxe tents with 2 inflatable mattresses and shared mens/womens bathrooms, towels, bedding & fresh linens included)
- Welcome Drink in Riverside Camp (PiscoSour, Glass of Wine, Beer, or Sparkling Champagne)
- Chile Nativo Guide (English-Spanish Languages)
- Certified Kayaking Guide on Day 4
- Any Additional Nights
- Additional alcoholic beverages at Riverside Camp
- Medical Expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Gratuities for Guide/ Driver
$2.295 per person
Start / End
MIN 2 MAX 8 PEOPLE
Far away from the crowded park refugios and campsites, Chile Nativo Riverside Camp is our fully supported base camp located in Torres del Paine National Park. This area is ideal for families and special groups setting off to the park or for those looking for an alternative and unique outdoor experience.
Dates & Prices
Program prices are determined on the final number of confirmed guests in a group. The per person price lowers as more guests join the group. Chile Nativo operates with a maximum of 8 guests per departure which allows for a high level of individualized service and an unforgettable personalized experience.
PRICES FOR SEASON 2022/2023: (valid until April 2023)
2 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 3.095 per person
3 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 2.595 per person
4-8 Guests Total in Group: USD$ 2.295 per person
DEPARTURES AVAILABLE UPSON REQUEST!
- February 24, 2023 / February 28, 2023
- 2 SPACES AVAILABLE
Q: Where do I keep my luggage that I won’t need during my program while I am 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 finish your program. Since you will be staying at our Riverside Camp, you may also bring all your luggage with you if you wish.
Q: Should I tip my guide? If so – how much is appropriate?
A: Tipping can be a delicate subject and many different nationalities have different tipping cultures. Tips or propinas in Chile, are viewed as a reward for good service. When tipping, a good guide and guide assistance who does the job well, has good English and provides a great service, can expect 10 – 15 USD per person per day. It is usual to leave your driver or chauffeur a tip too. Normally around 5 USD per person. Please find below a tipping guide:
Guides USD$ 10 to USD$ 15 per person, per day; to be given to your guides directly.
Staff (waiters, chefs,Housekeeping USD$5 per person, per night
Drivers: USD$10 per person, per day; given directly to your drivers.
Porters: USD$10 per person, per day; given directly to your porter
These amounts are merely a source to help you or give you a general idea of what is normal or typical. Of course, tipping is always at the discretion of the group members as to what they deem appropriate for the service they received.
Q: What time will we finish our trek on the last day and arrive back to Puerto Natales?
A: Upon completing the hike to the base of the towers, your transfer will bring you back to Puerto Natales arriving around 21hrs. You should plan on staying in Puerto Natales the night of finishing your program.
Add-Ons & Upgrades
PRIVATE DEPARTURES AVAILABLE – PLEASE CONTACT A TRIP SPECIALIST TO PLAN YOUR TREK!
OPTIONAL SERVICES: (must be booked in advance)
– Private Transfer to/from Punta Arenas Airport/Puerto Natales: *Price depends on total number of guests – please contact a trip specialist
– Public Bus Punta Arenas to/from Puerto Natales: USD$ 15 per guest, per way
EQUIPMENT RENTAL: (must be booked in advance)
– Trekking Poles: USD$ 6 per pair, per day