TORRES DEL PAINE FROM EL CALAFATE – FULL DAY
Optional Drop Off in Torres del Paine
Holiday TypeAdventure, Budget, Charming, Classic, Family-friendly, Farm, Forest, Hiking, Ice Trekking, Lake, Mountain, Navigation, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Sports, Trekking, Trendy
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Located at 150 kms North from Puerto Natalaes and 300 kms South from El Calafate, the National Park Torres del Paine was declared by UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. The Park has an area of 242,000 hectares and it's furrowed by 150 kms of gravel roads and hundred kilometers of trekking trails that allow us to access panoramic views of its innumerable natural attractions.
You will enjoy this tour and travel through the Park thanks to last generation Overland Trucks 4x4 which allows excellent performance on the asphalt.
You will arrive at the border crossing Cancha Carrera to begin this beautiful journey through the South of Chile so you can enter the National Park Torres del Paine. Near 11.30 hs you will stop in the first panoramic point Lago Sarmiento so you can enjoy the full Cordillera Paine.
Once in the Park, you will stop in some rest and panoramic points where you will see lakes, falls, guanacos, foxes and more.
You will be able to trekking some of the most important natural attractions of the Park. This trekking would not be any difficult. If the group is physically prepared, you can enjoy a more demanding trekking tour. The trekking will be guided by experts authorized by CONAF Chile.
At the Amarga Lagoon, you will border it by its sandy coasts, to access the best panoramic view of the Torres del Paine. There you will stop for a short walk. You will continue to Paine Fall where you will go down to enjoy a picnic by Paine River riverside. The lunchbox is included.
You will stop in some other panoramic points such as Laguna de los Cisnes and Mirador Superior del Nordenskjold.
On the road againg, you will arrive to Salto Grande where you will walk to the Mirador de los Cuernos del Paine by the Lago Nordenskjold Lake. This walk is guided and last about two hours.
After the walk, you will continue to the most famous panoramic point of the Park (near Pehoe Lake) where you can see the Horns and the French Valley in the back, framed by the Pehoe Lake and the Nordenskjold Lake. From there you can see the Paine Grande Hill and the Almirante Nieto Hill too.
Optional Dropp Off in Torres del Paine: this option is avaible everyday during October to April. The passengers that to stay in the National Park Torres del Paine can do it by getting out of the car in Amarga Lagoon, Pudeto, Hosteria Pehoe, Castillo Hill (combined with Puerto Natales).
Extra Charge in optional Dropp Off: when the passanger stays in Hosteria Serrano, Cabañas del Paine, Lago Toro, Tyndall, Grey or at the CONAF Administration. In this case, the passenger will travel in buses to their respective hotels.
The transfer will be at 2:30 p.m. and the arrival at hotels will vary between 3 and 3:30 p.m. according to the route of the day. It is very important to inform hotel name in destination at the time of booking.
Duration: approx. 16 hours
-Regular tour departs available everyday during Octorber to March or Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during September and April. Pick up time 07.00 am from downton hotels and 06.45 am from hotels located outside downtown area.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick up and Drop Off at your hotel;
- Lunchbox: meat sandwich de Carne with cheese and onion, meat empanada, alfajor with dulce de leche, pudding, nougat, juice, water and some candy. Ask for vegetarian (fried vegetables sandwich , empanada with vegetables, alfajor with dulce de leche, pudding, nougat, juice, water and some candy) or celiac (meat with fried vegetables and baked potatoes, rice alfajor, nougat, juice, water and some candy) option;
- English Speaking guide.
- Entrece fee to National Park Torres del Paine;
6.45 to 7
Pick up from your hotel. Wait tolarence: 5 minutes.
Leaving El Calafate to start the tour.
BORDER BETWEEN CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Arrive to the border where the passengers will be assisted by the guides with the migration procedures.
SARMIENTO LAKE IN
First stop in panoramic point: panoramic view of the Macizo.
NATIONAL PARK TORRES DEL PAINE
Stop to see some guanacos.
Tour along the coast of Amarga Lagoon to access the best panoramic view of the Torres, stop and short walk.
In it's porter lodge the passengers will have to pay the entrence fee and can go the bathroom.
LARGA LAGOON - MARIPOSA LAGOON
Panoramic point without leaving the vehicules.
MIRADOR SUPERIOR OF NORDENSJORLD LAKE
15 minutes stop in panoramic view of the Horns.
SALTO GRANDE - NORDENSKJOLD LAKE
Arrive to Salto Grande. 50 minutes walk tour (if the weather is good, the walk will last more than an hour and the passengers will go to the Nordenskjold Lake so they can appreciate the Paine's Horns more closely). Before the walk, the passengers staying in Hosteria Serrano, Tyndall, Grey o CONAF Administration will take the buses to their accommodation.
Stop in Puerto Pudeto and drop off of the passangers that stays in the Night Refugee in Paine Grande.
PEHOE LAKE - FRENCH VALLEY - PAINE'S HORN
Stop in paronamic point of the Pehoe Lake with the French Valley and the Paine's Horns in the back.
Drop off of the passengers in Hosteria Pehoe.
Drop off of the passengers in Amarga Lagoon staying in Las Torres or Eco Camp to take the buses to their accommodation.
Stop to drink some coffee, go to the bathroome and buy souvenirs. Drop off of the passengers staying in Puerto Natales so they take the buses to their accommodation. Arriving to Puerto Natales approximately at 19.30.
ORDER BETWEEN CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Cross the border.
Arrive in El Calafate. Normal arrival time between 20.30 and 23.00.