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Patagonia mountains and glaciers
Torres del Paine, El Calafate & El Chalten
12 DAYS - 11 NIGHTS

During this program you will visit the main attractions of Torres del Paine National Park: the impressive horns of paine, the incredible forms of the French Valley, the magnificent Grey Glacier one of the southenest point of the ice field of Patagonia and the imposing granite towers that give the name to the park. We will also cross the border to enter Argentina where we will visit Perito Moreno Glacier at El Calafate and we will do the main treks at El Chalten: Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.

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Day 1 Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

We welcome you at Punta Arenas`s Airport and the we transfer to our hotel in Puerto Natales. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own.

Accommodation in Puerto Natales, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 2 Puerto Natales– Viewpoint Las Torres

Our day begins very early in the morning, at 6:30 AM to take the 7:00 am bus to Torres del Paine National Park (2.5 hours). That morning we will depart to one of the landmarks of the

park, the Las Torres Base Lookout Point. After the ascent, you will return to the Central Sector to have dinner and sleep.

Accommodation in standard category: Camp Torre Central in Double or Single Tent **

Accommodation in superior category: Refuge Torre Central Share Rooms **

Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

 

** Accommodation in Camp includes: sleeping bag and isolated mat with shared bathroom.  

** Accommodation in Refuge includes: Shared room with shared bathroom

 

 

Day 3 Hike Frances Sector

Today we will walk about 13.5 km along the shore of Nordenskjöld Lake, Almirante Nieto Hill, and the striking Cuernos del Paine. During the hike, we will enjoy magnificent views of Los Cuernos, hanging glaciers, lakes, and the abundant local vegetation and wildlife.

We will have dinner and sleep at the Cuernos or Francés Sector.

Accommodation in standard category: Camp Frances in Double or Single Tent **

Accommodation in superior category: Refuge los Cuernos or Frances with Share Rooms **

Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

 

** Accommodation in Camp includes: sleeping bag and isolated mat with shared bathroom.  

** Accommodation in Refuge includes: Shared room with shared bathroom

 

 

Day 4 French Valley

The day begins exploring one of the icons of the circuit, the French Valley. We will start early with a light hike to the Italiano Campsite. From there, we will begin the climb through the woods (about 2 km) up to French River Valley. Then we will continue to the French Lookout Point, where we will enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of the circuit, the view to the valley framed by the Hills Paine Grande, Catedral, Hoja, Máscara, Espada, Aleta de Tiburón, and Cuerno del Norte. After this spectacle, we will begin the

descent to the French Sector.

Accommodation in standard category: Camp Frances in Double or Single Tent **

Accommodation in superior category: Refuge los Cuernos or Frances with Share Rooms **

Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

 

** Accommodation in Camp includes: sleeping bag and isolated mat with shared bathroom.  

** Accommodation in Refuge includes: Shared room with shared bathroom

 

Day 5 Viewpoint Grey Glacier – Crossing Pehoe Lake – Puerto Natales

On this day, we will reach the third milestone of the circuit, a place with one of the most unforgettable scenes in the park, the magnificent Grey Glacier.

The trail goes around the Paine Grande Hill, the highest peak in the mountain range (3,050 m), with incredible views of its hanging glaciers. Walking amidst Antarctic beech (ñirre),

Dombey's beech (coigüe), and Chilean firebush (notro), we will reach the first lookout point of Grey Lake, where we will see floating pieces of glacier. Then, we will return to the Paine Grande Sector and take the 6:30 pm catamaran that will take us to Pudeto. There we will meet the bus that will take us back to Puerto Natales.

Accommodation in Puerto Natales, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6 Puerto Natales – El Calafate

We leave early in the morning Puerto Natales, as our fellow travelers are going south in a long drive today and we are getting back to the border to reenter Argentina and drive back to El Calafate. Upon arrival to El Calafate you will be met by our staff and transferred to you accommodation. The rest of the day is at your own to visit town.

Accommodation in El Calafate, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7 Perito Moreno Glacier

We dedicate this day to one of the World’s Natural Wonder: the Moreno glacier. This ice field- type glacier flows down from the Patagonian Icefield, a big sheet of ice that with its 22.000 square kilometers is the third largest glacier area in the world, after Antarctica (14 M sq km) and Greenland (1 M sq km). Because unusual favorable local conditions, this glacier is the only one in the world that shows a closure and rupture process. The road leads to the very front of the glacier, which will be only meters away from your eyes. The roar of the chunks of ice falling inside the glacier or from the glacier into the lake, the frequent collapse of the front seracs into the turquoise water, makes out of this day a very special and unique experience.

Accommodation in El Calafate, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 8 El Calafate

After breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town on our own or to do any of the optional excursions.

Accommodation in El Calafate, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

  

Day 9 El Calafate – El Chalten – Trek Mount Fitz Roy

After breakfast the bus will pick us up at the hotel for the 220 km long drive to El Chaltén, a small and picturesque village at the foot of Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre massif. We make a stop half way to enjoy local pastries and hot coffee. Then we transfer to El Pilar where the, 1 hour, trek to the viewpoint of the Glaciar Piedras Blancas, begins. From there, we continue until the Río Blanco where the ascent to Laguna de los Tres begins, this ascent will take approximately 2 hours. Once there we can enjoy, a more than deserved, rest admiring one of the most beautiful views. Once we have rested, we will begin to descend, 2 hours later we will arrive at the Río Blanco. From there we have only 15 minutes to walk that will take us to our camping area. We will spend the night in Camp Poincenot area, Fitz Roy base. The camp is located in a wild area without services. It has tents for 2 people with sleeping bag and insulation mat; and a dining dome with bench and crockery.

Accommodation in Camp Full Poincenot in Double or Single Tent **

Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10 Mount Cerro Torre – El Chalten

After breakfast, we start our trek through the path of the Lagunas Madre e Hija, to arrive at Laguna Torre near noon. There we will can appreciate, if the clouds allow us, the legendary Cerro Torre with its needles Eger and Stanghard. Finally we arrive at El Chaltén about at 5:00 pm (20 km approx.)

Accommodation in El Chalten, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Included Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

 

  

Day 11 El Chalten – El Calafate  

After breakfast the rest of the morning is at leisure to visit El Chalten on our own. In the afternoon we return to our hotel at El Calafate.

Accommodation in El Calafate, at your selected hotel (or similar, equal category), Double or Single Base

Included Meals: Breakfast

  

 

Day 12 El Calafate – El Calafate Airport

After breakfast we transfer to El Calafate airport where our services end.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

 

INCLUDED SERVICES

 

- Transfer from / to Airport

- Transfer Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

- 2 Nights in Puerto Natales Double / Single Base

- Program in Torres del Paine (4 Days – 3 Nights)

- Transfer Puerto Natales – El Calafate

- 2 Nights in El Calafate Double / Single Base

- Excursion Perito Moreno Glacier

- Transfer El Calafate – El Chalten – El Calafate

- Mountain Trekking Guide at El Chalten

- 1 Night at Camp Full Poincenot

- 1 Night in El Chalten Double or Single Base

- 11 Breakfast, 5 Box Lunch, 4 Dinners   

 

NON INCLUDED SERVICES

 

- Entrances to National Parks

- Tips

- Flights 

- Meals not detailed in the program

- Services not detailed in the program

- Mountain Trekking Guide in Torres del Paine

PRICES FOR THIS TRIP
You can choose between two different categories of accommodation. But if you want a particular hotel, do not hesitate to contact us.
Prices are per passenger. 
Standard category
Double base: USD 2880
Single base: USD 3505
Superior Category
Double base: USD 3235
Single base: USD 4170
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Hotels used in Standard category are: 

Puerto Natales: Hostal Francis Drake

El Calafate: Tierra Tehuelche Hotel

El Chalten: Vertical Lodge

Hotels used in Superior category are: 

Puerto Natales: Costa Australis Hotel

El Calafate: Kosten Aike Hotel

El Chalten: Destino Sur Hotel

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