FD Torres del Paine
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Discover in a full day excursion Torres del Paine National Park (Chile), considered one of the eighth wonders of the world. Located in the heart of Southern Patagonia, 300 kms south of El Calafate, it is considered one of the most beautiful parks in the world for its curious and unique conformation of mountains, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, flora and fauna.
Crossing the Patagonian steppe from north to south we will arrive at the Cancha Carrera border crossing (approximately 2.30 hrs), from where we will start touring the beautiful south of Chile until entering the Torres del Paine National Park (which means Blue in the Tehuelche language, in reference to the predominant color), around 11:30 am we will make the first panoramic stop at Lake Sarmiento with the Cordillera Paine in front of us.
Once in the Park, we will make various stops with and without descending the vehicle to contemplate lakes, waterfalls, and we will even be able to watch foxes and guanacos, and perhaps pumas, among other native animals.
Aboard our OVERLAND 4X4 TRUCKS we will visit strategic points, from where we will undertake walks that allow us to access the panoramic viewpoints of the most important natural attractions of the Park.
By default we do a walk of low technical difficulty and minimal physical demand. The walk is done in the company of our trekking guides authorized by CONAF – Chile.
In the Amarga Lagoon, taking advantage of the potential of our 4x4s, we will skirt the lagoon along its sandy coasts, to access the best panoramic view of the Torres del Paine. There we stop for a short walk.
Then we will continue to the Paine Waterfall where we will go down to have a picnic at the Río Paine ridge with views of Las Torres. Lunch is outdoors and in nature, protected by the vegetation or even inside our Overland trucks if the weather doesn’t suit us.
Once underway again, and after making stops at various viewpoints such as Laguna de los Cisnes and Mirador Superior del Nordenskjold, we will arrive at Salto Grande, from where a guided walk of approximately 1:30 hrs is made to the Mirador de los Cuernos del Paine on the shores of Lake Nordenskjold.
After this walk, you continue in the vehicle to a new viewpoint, this time near Lake Pehoe, from where you will have one of the most famous views of the National Park, with the Horns and the Valle del Francés in the background, framed by the Pehoe and Nordenskjold lakes, from there you will also see the Mounts Paine Grande and Almirante Nieto.
Then we start the return to El Calafate, arriving at the hotels around 9:30 p.m.
Full Day Torres del Paine finishing in the National Park (with no return in the same day)
Same itinerary as Full Day Torres del Paine allowing participants to finish in the following points:
– Amarga Lagoon
– National Park Administration (Conaf)
– Amarga Lagoon, after having completed the whole itinerary
Full Day Torres del Paine finishing in Puerto Natales
Same itinerary as Full Day Torres del Paine allowing participants to finish in Puerto Natales City at 19:30 / 20hs approx.
Deferred return from Torres del Paine
Pick up in Laguna Amarga at 17:15hs, arriving to El Calafate between 22:30 and 23hs.
NOTE: Participants should show up 10/15 minutes prior.
ARGENTINE TIME ZONE should be considered in every case.
- Transportation from Hotel
- Lunch at Estancia Pehoe
- Torres del Paine National Park Entrance ticket