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Guanaco in Torres del Paine

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Known as one of the most isolated regions in South America, Southern Chile is home to unique wildlife and extreme landscapes. Choose an available activity each day based on your own preferences and interests. Visit Magdalena Island where you can see over 100,000 Magellanic penguins, stay at EcoCamp, and trek through Torres del Paine. These are just a few examples of what your adventure could include! 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Punta Arenas
Day 2 : Magdalena Island | Torres del Paine National Park
Days 3-4 : Torres del Paine Excursions
Day 5 : Return to Punta Arenas

Highlights

  • Enjoy a varied itinerary where you choose the excursions
  • Hike to the foot of the gigantic glacier-carved spires of El Paine
  • Visit the Salto Grande waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park
  • Zodiac cruise to Magdalena Island, home to over 100,000 Magellanic penguins

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Guanaco in Torres del Paine Torres del Paine scenery Magdalena Island lighthouse and penguin colony Lake Pehoe, Torres Del Paine National Park Puma tracking in Patagonia Wild flowers at EcoCamp Trekking in Torres del Paine Tree in Los Cuernos

Day 1 Arrive in Punta Arenas

Arrive in Punta Arenas and settle into your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore this beautiful and historic coast town.

Day 2 Magdalena Island | Torres del Paine National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take a morning zodiac trip from Punta Arenas out in the Strait of Magellan to Magdalena Island, where you will see over 100,000 Magellanic penguins! Spend your time along the shore of the island, or take a walk to the lighthouse located up the winding trail through the penguin colony. 

Enjoy some free time back in Punta Arenas before setting off for your drive to Torres del Paine National Park. Arrive at the EcoCamp, a deluxe tent camp of large igloo-shaped tents built to minimize environmental impact while providing a comfortable setting with the luxury Suite Domes. The EcoCamp provides candlelight, feather comforters, composting toilets, and plenty of quiet to enjoy your spectacular surroundings.

Day 3-4 Torres del Paine Excursions

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Your time at the EcoCamp is flexible and includes a menu of guided excursions. Choose your day's activities from a daily menu based on your interests and energy level for the day. Options range from easy-paced to strenuous hikes or even cycling tours. Click here for the weekly excursion schedule.

Set off with your guide to travel across the park to Grey Glacier. Along the way, stop to visit the Salto Grande waterfall and take a quick hike (one hour roundtrip) to the Mirador Nordenskjold for stunning views of Los Cuernos and the French Valley. In the afternoon, board the ferry and set off across the Lago Grey.

Hikers can venture to the foot of the gigantic spires of El Paine (8 hours roundtrip). Weather permitting, witness the most famous sight of the Torres del Paine - the three granite monoliths reaching 9,400 feet - a testament to the massive glacial forces that carved them out of the earth.

Some travelers prefer to relax and stay at the EcoCamp to enjoy the vistas and tranquility or take a walk apart from the guided group. Horseback riding and spa services can be arranged at the nearby Hosteria Las Torres during any free time or as an optional activity

Day 5 Return to Punta Arenas

  • 1 Breakfast
Early this morning, transfer to Punta Arenas for the late afternoon flight to Santiago (must be a flight departing after 3:00 pm from Punta Arenas). 

With a few more days, you can add extensions to the Atacama Desert, Isla Chiloe, a cruise around Tierra del Fuego to Argentina, or rafting in the Lakes District. A transfer can also be arranged from Torres del Paine National Park into Argentina's El Calafate to continue your Patagonia travel adventures.

EcoCamp

Punta Arenas - Hotels

Per person starting at
$1,935

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Chile Savings - Book and pay in full for your trip by August 15 and save 15%. Valid in double and single occupancy rooms.
All Regular Sept & Oct 2016 and April & May 2017 departures

Notes

$1,135 - $1,645 single supplement
Depends on number of days, Shared accommodations available

Rate based on 5 day trip (2 full days in park). Tour price from $1,550 - $3,850 depending on accommodations, length of trip, season and current exchange rate.

Included

  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
    • 3 Nights Lodge
  • 3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Park Entrance Fee

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $650 Santiago-Punta Arenas-Santiago
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Santiago-Punta Arenas Flights

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  • $60 Meals not Included
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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