FULL CHILEAN PATAGONIA ITINERARY INCLUDING THE W TREK IN TORRES DEL PAINE

Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine

from 8 days

Explore the Chilean Patagonia including the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. Vast, extreme, isolated and unique, Patagonia is arguably one of the most spectaculars regions in the world. This itinerary will allow you to discover the history, the local culture and fauna of Patagonia (including Penguins) plus the unforgettable trails, colossal mountains, crystalline rivers, turquoise lakes, and the imposing glaciers during the W Trek.

From USD 1,865 per person in camping in double basis and 3 stars hotels in cities. Ask for other options.
  • The itinerary includes all you need for discovering Patagonia and the W Trek:
    • All transportation, accommodation and excursions in Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.
    • All Inclusive W Trek program including:
      • Transportation and park entrance fees.
      • All meals from dinner on day 1 to box lunch on the last day.
      • Choose between the following types of accommodation: camping (with all equipment), mountain huts (with bed or bag), cabins and hotel.
      • Programs of 4 nights and 5 days from 1 person (no minimum).
      • From October to April with customized and fixed departure dates.
      • In the meanwhile you can check the Top 10 Things to Know About Hiking the W.

  • We take care of everything:
    • You receive your digital itinerary with all the details 3 weeks before your trip.
    • Before your trip, we offer you all the necessary assistance (via email or video call) so that you can solve all your questions regarding your trip.
    • During your trip, you will have 24/7 support and emergency assistance while in our country.
    • Payments are made through WeTravel or Flywire, a secure payment platform that accepts payments by credit card or bank transfer.

Our process is simple and swift:

  • Write to us now.
  • A specialized travel consultant will get back to you in less than 24 hours with the availability and values of your trip.
  • If you decide to book, we will proceed to confirm the services and only once confirmed, we will ask you for payment. We will never ask you for any payment before confirming the services.

Sample 8 days Itinerary (based on a W program of 4 nights / 5 days. Ask for more options)

 

Day 1 – Arrival in Punta Arenas

Upon arrival in Punta Arenas Airport, our representative will welcome you. Your driver will take you to the hotel in Punta Arenas. Free time on your own.

 

Day 2 – Punta Arenas – Penguins Tour – Puerto Natales

Early in the morning (6:15 AM aprox) our driver will take you to the meeting point for your tour to Magdalena Island. After checking in in the office, we head to Laredo Bay to board speedboats, we navigate 45 minutes to Magdalena Island, where we stay for 1 hour with our guide to know the natural habitat of the Magellanic Penguins in the largest colony of South America. We continue our journey to Isla Marta to see sea lions, imperial cormorants and hundreds of southern gulls. Depending on the luck we will be able to see Austral Dolphins and Toninas Overa. Then we return to the pier and to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival to the meeting point (12:00 PM aprox) you have to walk on your own to the hotel.

1 PM. Our driver will pick you up and take you the bus station. You will board your bus to Puerto Natales for around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Puerto Natales, our driver will take you to the hotel. Free afternoon on your own.

 

Day 3 – Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine

The W Circuit is the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine and includes hiking in 3 mountain valleys and the most epic lookouts and attractions in the park. You will see Las Torres, Los Cuernos (“The Horns”), Paine Grande and the Grey Glacier. Although the trail is physically challenging and immersed in nature, you will enjoy comfortable beds, hot showers, hearty meals, and supplies from our kiosks.

Today you will take the bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park. The trip takes about 2 1/2 hours (70 mi.). You will arrive in the park in the afternoon and have time for dinner before spending the night in the Central Sector.

Accommodation in a camp, mountain lodge or hotel.

 

Day 4 – Hike to Las Torres Base Lookout Point – 12 miles / 19,5 kms

The day begins with a slow ascent through the Patagonian Pampas, becoming steeper as you enter the Ascencio Valley until you reach the Los Vientos Pass – with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and lakes. You will continue hiking past the Chileno Mountain Hostel and through a native lenga forest before approaching the final stretch of your adventure. This part of the hike takes about an hour and is over rocky terrain lined with huge boulders. At the end, you will be rewarded with an awe-inspiring view of the three iconic granite towers and the glacial lagoon. Later you will begin the descent to the Central Sector for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in camping, mountain lodge or hotel.

 

Day 5 – Hike Cuernos or French Sector – 7,5 miles (Cuernos) or 9,5 miles (French) / 12 kms (Cuernos) or 15 kms (French)

As you hike along the serene shores of Lake Nordenskjöld, at the base of the magnificent Almirante Nieto and its hanging glaciers, you will be drawn to the beauty of these enormous peaks overlooking the turquoise lake below, and will want to capture the incredible scenery in a photograph forever. The lake is surrounded by amazing geographical contrasts and is home to many birds, so we recommend keeping an eye out for condors overhead. You will then continue along the Arriero River, which offers great places to relax and refill your bottle with fresh running water. Once you reach the highest viewpoint, you will be able to see the lake in all its glory and the French Glacier hanging from the Paine Grande mountain. You will have dinner and sleep in the French or Cuernos sector.

Accommodation in camping, cabins or mountain lodge.

 

Day 6 – Hike Francés Valley – 10 miles / 16 kms

The day begins with a beautiful hike in the Francés Valley. Along the way you will enjoy the peace and quiet of pure nature, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and feel completely immersed in the wild vegetation. You will enjoy the silence of the forests and the glacial streams where you can fill your bottle with pure, fresh water. And you will marvel at the majesty of the Los Cuernos mountain range. The grand finale of this trek is like no other, a viewpoint with an incredible view of the Francés Glacier and the rest of the Paine Massif. After this spectacle, you will begin the descent to the Paine Grande Sector.

Accommodation in camping or mountain lodge.

 

Day 7 – Hike Grey Glacier Sector – Pehoé Lake Navigation – 7 miles / 11 kms. Return to Puerto Natales 

On the last part of this amazing trekking circuit, the trail undulates between rocky areas and native forests that are home to many species of birds. Walking along the base of the park’s highest mountain, Paine Grande (3,050mt / 10,000ft), the nonstop views of hanging glaciers spilling over the mountaintop will feel somewhat surreal. Leaving the tree cover, you’ll reach the first lookout over Lake Grey and slowly start to see more and more pieces of floating glacier. The bigger they get, the smaller you will feel. Finally you will see the breathtaking view of Grey Glacier in all its glory. At the end of your adventure, you will return to the Paine Grande Sector and take the catamaran to the Pudeto Sector. There you will meet the bus that will take you back to Puerto Natales.

 

Day 8 – Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas

Our driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the bus station for your bus to Punta Arenas Airport or city. End of the services!

 

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