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Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

1. Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

Start the tour with pick up from your accommodation and set off for the Torres del Paine National Park. After arriving access the park through Portería Laguna Amarga, where you will be able to get an excellent view of the Paine Towers. As you venture through the park, observe a wide variety of native fauna and flora. Make several stops at the main viewpoints to appreciate the uniqueness of the landscape and the magnitude of the Paine Massif from different perspectives. At Midday, stop for lunch before continuing the itinerary toward Grey Lake. Here, enjoy a 1-hour hike through an ancient Lenga forest and along Grey Lake Beach. From this side of the park, it is possible to enjoy the view of the West face of the Paine Massif and the intense blue hues of Grey’s glacial ice. Once your adventure in the park is over, drive back to Puerto Natales. On the way, stop by the Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, of the Pleistocene era. Return to the city by about 7 PM.

From El Calafate: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

2. From El Calafate: Torres del Paine Full Day Tour

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.

Puerto Natales: Base of the Towers Day Hike

3. Puerto Natales: Base of the Towers Day Hike

Go a full-day 18 km trek and discover the breathtaking scenery leading to the granite pillars of Torres del Paine National Park, including the Lake Nordenskjöld and the Almirante Nieto Mountain. Pick up at your accommodation between 6:15 6:45 in Puerto Natales and drive towards Torres del Paine National Park, your trek starts at the gateway just before Hotel Las Torres beginning with a downhill walk towards the Valle del Ascencio, until reaching El Chileno Mountain Lodge. The trial continues through a Millenial Lenga forest until the base of the rock formation where you will begin the challenging ascent to the base of Torres del Paine for panoramic views of Torre Sur, Torre Central, Torre Norte and Cerro Nido de Cóndor. Once you are done sightseeing and enjoying the beauty that Torres Del Paine has to offer, walk down to Hotel Las Torres. From there which you can relax and rest your legs as you are driven back to the hotel in Puerto Natales around 21:00 – 21:30 hrs.

Puerto Natales: Full-Day Torres del Paine Tour

4. Puerto Natales: Full-Day Torres del Paine Tour

Your day begins as you are collected from your accommodation between 7:30AM and 8:00AM in the morning. From there, begin your beautiful trip to Patagonia to visit one of the 8 Wonders of the World: the Torres del Paine National Park. Travel along the coast before jumping onto Route No. 9 in the direction of the village of Cerro Castillo, which was the home of the famous Tierra del Fuego Exploiting Society. Along the route and traveling between Patagonian landscapes, enter the Torres del Paine National Park, a real spectacle where guanacos, condors, and ñandú usually accompany the beautiful views of the park. Visit all the main lookouts of the park, among them Nordenskjold Lake, Pehoe, and the beautiful Salto Grande, the latter of which where you take a small walk of about 30 minutes to get closer for some views. Along the way, encounter lakes, rivers, and a great variety of flora and wildlife. There is then a stop for lunch in the park before you resume your trip to your final stop, the lake alongside Gray Glacier which is a part of the Southern Ice Field. Whilst there, take a beautiful walk through an old lenga forest to the beach of this amazing lake to appreciate its icebergs. On the way back to Puerto Natales, pass by the Milodon Cave, a huge natural formation where it is believed that primitive man and the Milodon Darwini, an extinct animal that lived in Patagonia 10,000 years ago, had inhabited. Whilst at this fascinating cave, take a short walk to learn about its beauty and history.

Puerto Natales: Base of the Towers Trekking Experience

5. Puerto Natales: Base of the Towers Trekking Experience

Following a 2-hour drive you will arrive to Hotel las Torres. Following a safety briefing from your guide, the excursion will begin. The track takes you up into the Asencio River Valley, and 2 hours later you will arrive in El Chileno, a camping site where your hike will continue through a dense forested area. There you can also admire a small stream which flows from the Almirante Nieto peak. The path brings you to a moraine, where the slope steepens until the Paine Towers viewpoint, which sits at 890 meters above sea level. At the viewpoint you will enjoy incredible views of the three towers, and will also have some time to have lunch and rest for your return journey. If weather conditions permit it, you will be able to observe one of the most spectacular views worldwide. You will return along the same path to “Hosteria Las Torres”, where your bus will be waiting. Your approximate time of arrival back to Puerto Natales is 9:00PM.

Puero Natales: Glacier Tour with Lunch & Whiskey Aperitif

6. Puero Natales: Glacier Tour with Lunch & Whiskey Aperitif

We invite you to discover the incredible world of the fjords. On the way you will be able to appreciate native flora and fauna, visit the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers and enjoy a delicious Whiskey on the rocks. 07:00 Presentation in Puerto Natales or Puerto Bories. 08:00 Navigation from Puerto Bories to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, through the Ultima Esperanza Fjord, sighting of beautiful mountains, waterfalls, ranches and Patagonian bird life. 10:45 a.m. Balmaceda Glacier View 11:00 Hike to the Serrano Glacier Viewpoint in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. 12:30 p.m. Return from Serrano Glacier to Estancia Perales, Whiskey aperitif with ancient ice five pm Arrival in Puerto Natales approximately.

From Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Tour with Transfer

7. From Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Tour with Transfer

Experience the most beautiful sights of Torres del Paine National Park on a guided trip with transportation in an air-conditioned van. Enjoy the highlights of this amazing natural park on a tour departing from Puerto Natales. View highlights like the Milodon Cave and the snowy peak of Cerro Castillo.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Puerto Natales. Sit back and relaxed in a comfortable and climate-controlled van. Take in panoramic views across the park from view points like Mirador Sarmiento, Mirador Lago, and Mirador Peho.  Pass by beautiful lakes like Lago Grey and Lago Nordenskjold and take in views of the Cascada Paine falls. Capture pictures of the distinctive granite peaks that give the park its name. Soak up the park's unique features like the Amarga lagoon and Salto Grande.  Get to know the park's distinctive geology, including glaciers, lakes, and mountains. Learn about the park's history, flora, and fauna from your guide along the way. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Park Full-Day Hike

8. Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine Park Full-Day Hike

06:00 to 06:30 Pick up at your accommodation for Torres del Paine National Park. We will access Torres del Paine National Park and our hike “Portería - Portería” begins in the National Park access “Portería Laguna Amarga” and finishes in a different one called “Porteria Sarmiento”. Marvel at the Paine Massif and the radiant, blue glacial lakes in a 2 hours hike along the Patagonian steppe. This path is also characterized and attractive for the observation of local wildlife. After 1 hour hike approximately, we will reach a series of cave paintings which date from 10.000 years ago, these were made by the first population that arrived in Patagonia. Afterwards, our transfer will take us to the Nordensköld viewpoint to enjoy the view of the lake of the same name and the East face of the Paine Massif where our local guide will explain the geological characteristics of the Paine mountain range. We will continue our excursion and stop at “Pudeto” area to enjoy the rushing frothing waterfall “Salto Grande”. Immediately after, we will start a 2 hour hike (go and return) to “Mirador Cuernos” (Horns viewpoint), a place of overwhelming beauty and probably one of the most famous spots in Torres del Paine National Park. At Pehoe campsite we will have lunch. And after having some rest and time to enjoy the view of the lake and Condor Lookout. Approximate time of arrival in Puerto Natales: 19:00 hr.

Puerto Natales: Day Trip to Perito Moreno Glacier Argentina

9. Puerto Natales: Day Trip to Perito Moreno Glacier Argentina

Presentation Time: 6:20 in the morning (Prat Office 236) Bus Departure Time: 6:45 in the morning Arrival at the Perito Moreno Glacier: 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. app (It depends a lot on the border) Departure from the Perito Moreno Glacier: 4:15 p.m. Arrival in Puerto Natales: 10:30 p.m. Place Where Passengers Are Dropped: Plaza de armas What does the trip include? Round trip transportation + guide Can you bring food? Inside the park there is a restaurant and a cafeteria, to fully enjoy the experience inside the Glacier Park Perito Moreno, we recommend that you bring snacks or a sandwich, wrapped in aluminum foil or aluza. Note: They cannot bring fruit or raw food, the sandwich on the other hand if they prepare it with ham and cheese are foods that are processed and have no problem taking them, as well as being food for the day. Is it important to bring Argentine money or do you accept other types of money or can you pay with Card Inside the Park? As a recommendation, we ask each passenger to carry Argentine money from here in Puerto Natales, since it is a park that is far from the city so they have no way to collect payments with cards, in addition, taking the money from here the entry process is faster, more efficient and they have time to do activities inside the Park National Perito Moreno, "every minute matters a lot" Where can I change money? Within Puerto Natales there are many exchange houses so searching and buying is easy (we do not have an agreement with none), the important thing is that you buy up to one day before the trip, because if we take into account the time of departure of the bus, finding something at that time is impossible, that is why, it is better to order and buy in advance, the money will go to them Keep calm, enjoying the trip and the Incredible Landscape that the Perito Moreno Glacier has. It's a long tour, but it's worth it

Trekking Base Torres: desde Puerto Natales

10. Trekking Base Torres: desde Puerto Natales

Walk with us through the immensity of the imposing Torres del Paine National Park at any time of the year! After the pick up at the lodge we head towards Torres del Paine National Park, after a 1 hour and a half walk, we will enter the park through the Porteria Laguna Amarga sector. Already at the starting point of the hike, the guide gives us a briefing of security and delivery of the equipment "trekking poles" (crampons and flashlights in winter season). The hike is a total of 21 kilometers on a mountain trail, which is divided into 3 stages. The first one is about 1 hour 30, going into the Asencio Valley until reaching the well-known Paso de los Vientos with an incredible view of the Valley where we can appreciate lakes and intense forests of lenga. We stop to hydrate and eat something in the area of the mountain refuge "Chileno". The second part is the easiest of all, in this we go into the lenga forest with short climbs and several planes. Once we finish the forest we focus on the last and hardest part of the trail the "Moraine" this is a very rocky sector, here it will take us about a 01:15 min to reach our goal the Base Torres viewpoint. Already in the viewpoint the guide will explain us about the formation of these imposing towers, then we have 45 minutes to enjoy and take pictures, then we will have lunch and start the return to the starting point. Once back in the van we return to Puerto Natales to our respective lodgings.

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4.5 / 5

based on 285 reviews

the whole hike was the best. from pickup to dropoff service was superb. torres is amazing. the guide are knowledgeable to do the job, enough to trust everything to them. shout-out to Cristobal, he's kind, dependable, and hardworking all the time. how is wish there's an option in the app where we can give tip to them, because i got no cash with me during that time i was with them. they certainly deserve it.

Big praise for our team leader Jose! It was the first time we met such a professional tour leader. He taught us how to master the pace of hiking. When going up the mountain, we should take shorter steps and rise slowly so as not to be too tired... The deputy tour leader even cooked for us when we went down the mountain. coffee! Great value for money!

What a pleasant surprise! Our expectations were relatively low as the price was the same, relatively low. The food was good, the site’s spectacular, the time spent was quality, and even the whiskey (which I don’t partake like) added to the experience. All in all I would recommend this excursion to my friends.

This was a fantastic hike, that let us see so much of this sublime environment in a single day. Good to include the catamaran rides over the lake, as well as the viewpoint opposite a glacier in French Valley. Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful, and set a pace that matched our group overall.

Our guide Max was super! Beautiful spots visited in the park!