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Torres del Paine Trekking (8 days / 7 nts)

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v/   Puerto Natales
v/   Torres del Paine
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Enjoy active, but relaxed and comfortable, hiking round the wonders of the Torres del Paine National Park, staying in a mix of hostels and hotels, and visiting the Grey glacier by boat.
Day 1:Arrive in Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Day 2:Puerto Natales - Hiking Base La Torres
Day 3:Refugio Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos
Day 4:Refugio Los Cuernos - French Valley - Lake Pehoe
Day 5:Hike to Glacier Grey
Day 6:Boat trip on Lake Grey - Rio Serrano
Day 7:Rio Serrano & Boat trip to Puerto Natales
Day 8:Puerto Natales - Fly out from Punta Arenas


Day 1:  Arrive in Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Upon arrival at the airport of Punta Arenas, a transfer will await you to drive you to Puerto Natales. The road to Puerto Natales will lead you through the typical Pampa Steppes of the Magellan Region and you will encounter various animals like sheep, ñandus and a variety of birds. Shortly after leaving the airport you will make a detour to the penguin breeding colony at Seno Otway. Arrival at the charming town of Puerto Natales, situated on the banks of the Última Esperanza Bay. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Day 2:  Puerto Natales - Hiking Base La Torres
After breakfast leave Puerto Natales. In two hours your transfer takes you to Torres del Paine National Park, the starting point of your trek. It will be a spectacular walk to the base of the amazing "Towers" of the Paine Massif, views of the three pink granite towers that made the park famous will fascinate you. Overnight at Refugio Chileno in the Ascencio Valley.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner)
Day 3:  Refugio Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos
Today you hike along Lake Nordenskjöld below the imposing hanging glaciers of the Paine Massif to your hostel at Los Cuernos. Overnight at Refugio Los Cuernos.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner)
Day 4:  Refugio Los Cuernos - French Valley - Lake Pehoe
After breakfast start a great trek into the most beautiful valley of the park - Valle Frances. The natural setting is magnificent; you will be surrounded by high peaks, huge granite walls and hanging glaciers on all sides during your way up. In the afternoon descend to Pehoe Lake to rest and spend the night. Overnight at Paine Grande Lodge.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner)
Day 5:  Hike to Glacier Grey
Today enjoy a relatively easy hike to the immense glacier Grey. Trek along the eastern shoreline of the Lake Grey through a beautiful landscape with Calafate bushes. Enjoy impressive views of the lake with its numerous giant icebergs. In the afternoon you arrive at the glacier lookout to see the glacier wall and vibrant blue icebergs from close by. Overnight at Refugio Grey.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner)
Day 6:  Boat trip on Lake Grey - Rio Serrano
In the morning cross Lake Grey by boat and land on the beach of the southern part of the lake. Here you disembark and hike along the beautiful beach to Hostería Lago Grey where you can rest and drink a coffee. From the hostería you will be transferred to the western side of the park to arrive in the sector Serrano River in the afternoon. Overnight at the cabins of Cabañas del Paine.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner)
Day 7:  Rio Serrano & Boat trip to Puerto Natales
After an early breakfast you leave Torres del Paine and start your navigation down the Serrano River to Mount Balmaceda. On the way you will have great views of the Southern Ice Field. Go for a short hike below the towering Mount Balmaceda and have lunch before you embark on a boat ride back to Puerto Natales in the early afternoon. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 8:  Puerto Natales - Fly out from Punta Arenas
A transfer will take you to the airport of Punta Arenas or a downtown hotel in due course.

(Included meals: breakfast)
 

Itinerary:

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Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   Nov 1 to March 31