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Torres del Paine

Discovery Torres del Paine 6 days - 5 night

Travel Styles Discovery
Season: October thru April
Beginning day: Friday
Departure: Group
Minimun of pax 2 passengers
Difficulty: Low difficulty
Trip starts at: El Calafate airport
Trip ends at: El Calafate airport
 
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The tour combines the very best of The Chilean Patagonia with the comfort of our fine selection of lodges in the area. We do not use Full Camps in this tour.

The design of the program includes some moderate treks, which are performed at a slow pace with all the necessary stops, meaning you do not need to be really fit to take these trips

Torres del Paine
DAY / ITINERAY
01 El Calafate airport – El Calafate
02 El Calafate - Torres del Paine
03 Las Torres del Paine
04 Balmaseda and Serrano Glaciers
05 Puerto Natales – El Calafate
06 El Calafate airport
ACCOMODATIONS
5 nights in Hosteria or Hotel
› ITINERARY


Day 1 El Calafate airport – El Calafate
We welcome you at El Calafate airport and transfer to town, where we check in at our lodge. The rest of the day will be free for us to enjoy the town.
Lodging at Hosteria or Inn, double or single room with private bathroom.
Meals we provide: none


Day 2 El Calafate – Torres del Paine

We leave early in the morning towards Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. We follow typical Patagonian gravel road with guanacos, lesser rheas, flamingos, condors and eagles. We enter Chile across Cancha Carrera / Cerro Castillo pass. Approaching Paine National Park (World Heritage by the UNESCO) we will see the different mountains that feature the massif: Paine Grande, the Horns, Admiral Nieto and the Towers. We will have the chance of close up pictures of guanacos and lesser rheas. On our way we make all the necessary stops for pictures. WE check inn in our hosteria by 4 pm.
Lodging at Hosteria or Inn, double or single room with private bathroom.
Meals we provide: Breakfast, box lunch and dinner


Day 3 Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales

We go in one of the Park's classic: the Towers trail. Our goal are the three spectauclar and vertical spires known as the “Towers”, 1000 mts of vertical granite, challenge for climbers of all over the World. We start walking crossing Ascensio river across a hanging bridge. An hour of climb in a steep slope lead us to the gate of the valley and a short downhill get us to Refugio Chileno, a mountain hut in a beautiful location, which can be the turn around point for those who want to avoid the final effort. For those who want to go to the end, we go on walking in the forest up valley, until our final 1 hour climb in the moraine that comes down from the Towers. The trail, though demanding, rewards you with fantastic close up views of the walls. . In the evening we drive to Puerto Natales, a picturesque fishermen town located in the shores of the Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) fiord.
Lodging at Hosteria or Inn , double or single room with private bathroom.
Meals we provide: Breakfast, box lunch


Day 4 Puerto Natales - Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers

This morning by 8 am we'll be navigating already thru the ultima Esperanza Fiordo. In our way to the glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano, we'll see ice waterfalls, beautiful landscapes and a wide variety of animals of the area. Once there, we'll take a walking tour. This area of the National park Bernardo O Higgins is one of the most facinating parts of the chilenean south. We'll be back around 18 hours so we can have enough time to enjoy the city at night.
Lodging at Hosteria or Inn , double or single room with private bathroom.
Meals we provide: Breakfast


Day 5 Puerto Natales - Calafate

after breakfast, we start our trip back to El Calafate where we’ll have the rest of the evening free to enjoy the town.
Lodging at Hosteria or Inn, double or single room with private bathroom.
Meals we provide: Breakfast


Day 6 El Calafate airport

After breakfast we take our transfer to El Calafate airport where our services end.
Meals we provide: breakfast.

 

› SERVICES DETAILS


Included

  • Bilingual tour leader (Spanish - English) during all the trip.
  • Mountain guides while on trek.
  • All excursions as shown in the itinerary.
  • All transportation as shown in the itinerary combining private and regular buses.
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 box lunch y 1 dinners as detailed below.
  • 5 nights lodging in Hosterias double or single room with private bathroom

Meals
The meals we provide in the program are shown below:

DAYS
01
02
03
04
05
06
Breakfast   x x x x x
Lunch box / Lunch   x x      
Dinner   x        


Not included:

  • Entrance fees to National Parks.
  • Medical and life insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Drinks and beverages (all foods are without alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks).
  • Flights or airport taxes.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Services not shown or detailed in the program.

List of suggested personal equipment:

  • Backpack, 40 lts or so
  • Trekking shoes or boots
  • Thermal underwearTrekking pants
  • Fleece
  • Parka and overpants
  • Gaiters
  • Gloves
  • Termal socks
  • The necessary spare cloth
  • Wool hat
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun screen (UV is very strong during the southern spring, from september thru december)
  • Personal items
  • Lamp
  • Trekking poles (recommended, if you are use to them)
  • Personal medication
  • Personal documents to cross the border between Argentina and Chile.

Weather in Patagonia is unpredictable. Not very cold, but it is usually windy. To dress in layers is the best advice.