From El Calafate: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

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78 reviews

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams

From El Calafate: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams

From US$ 213.33 per person

Discover the breathtaking landscapes of the amazing Torres del Paine on this full day guided tour from El Calafate. Explore one of the world’s most beautiful national parks, home to glaciers, turquoise lakes, stunning waterfalls and fascinating nature.

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Duration 16 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup in hotels centrally located in El Calafate, between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM. Pick up from residential or other types of lodgings is not included. Send an email to tour operator in case your lodging is not a hotel in central El Calafate.
Private group available


  • Admire panoramic and breathtaking views of Torres del Paine
  • Enjoy a short trek to explore this exceptional National Park
  • Experience the strength of nature at Río Paine Falls
Full description

Embark on a fascinating excursion to Torres del Paine, departing from El Calafate. Hike through a stunning national park, surrounded by glaciers, lakes, and waterfalls. Take in mesmerizing landscapes, explore a variety of natural landmarks, and enjoy an included lunch.

Get picked up from your hotel and take the road to the Republic of Chile border crossing. After the customs and immigration procedures, meet your guide and begin to travel the last 80 kilometers to the National Park.

Gaze at the Mirador del Lago Sarmiento de Gamboa, the Saltos del Río Paine, the upper viewpoint of Cerro Almirante Nieto/Cuernos del Paine, and the entrance to Laguna Amarga. Once inside the Torres del Paine National Park, dive into the different trekking trails and receive your packed lunch. Follow a trail from the Salto Grande and enjoy a low-difficulty walk towards the Mirador de Los Cuernos del Paine, on the shores of Lake Nordenskjold. Then, back in the vehicle, begin the ride to Lake Pehoé, the last viewpoint, overlooking the Cuernos del Paine and the French Valley. Continue exploring and getting to know the southernmost part of Chilean Patagonia. Learn about its flora and fauna on your return to Calafate.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide Spanish/English
  • Insurance
  • Lunch box (For regular service only)
  • National Park entrance fee (Approximately 40 USD to be paid in cash)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Box lunch for private service, consult about rules of entry into the country.
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Food

Know before you go

  • Without the complete names, passport details, dates of birth, and hotel details of all participants, the activity cannot be guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

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Right off the bat, our guides were energetic and lively. Everyone was in a good mood and the ride was very pleasant. They were very easy to get along with and they were super informative about geology and rock formation. He happily answered all questions and was very patient. We got there very quickly given the fact that we were only there for a few hours. It was a great time and I would highly recommend taking this tour!

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March 28, 2023

This is an excursion from El Calafate and the duration is eleven hours. The description should specify 6 to 7 of these hours is riding in a bus capable of going off-road to shorten the driving time. Actual sightseeing time at spots and hike is about 3 hours total. Our guide was great!

March 28, 2023

We had a clear day so we saw a lot of beautiful views. Just be prepared to spend the entire day on a bus. The road is VERY bumpy at times and we were very happy to get off when the trip was over. Also, the lunch provided is a meat sandwich and meat empanada with some sweets and a water. There were multiple vegetarians pretty disappointed so make sure you reach out and contact the company directly, not your booking agency, about any food requirements before the trip. The guides on the bus spoke very little English, but once we passed the border into Chile our park guide was very fluent in both English and Spanish. Also make sure to bring enough local currency to pay the park entrance fee. It is about 5,000 Argentinian pasos for two people or 25,000 Chilean pasos per person. In the end we are happy we went.

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March 28, 2023

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