For those who are short on time but big on adventure, take advantage of our quick Torres del Paine extension. Rest and relax at Hotel del Paine or adventure through Torres del Paine National Park. Hike in gorgeous landscapes and jagged glaciated ranges as you explore vast expanses on this Patagonia tour.
Hike in the majestic Patagonian landscape with views of Torres del Paine
Adventure through Torres del Paine National Park by 4x4
Choose your own way to explore Torres del Paine National Park
Up early in El Calafate this morning to head out on a scenic drive towards the Chilean border and into Torres del Paine National Park (approx. 6 hours). Cross over the border in 4 x4 vehicle and drive the rest of the way on the bumpy road into the park, exploring its stunning scenery. En route stop for short hikes to get the best views of park highlights. Arrive to the Laguna Amarga where you switch vehicles and shuttle to your hotel. Settle in to your comfortable lodge, Hotel del Paine.
Tackle the famous Torres del Paine today if the weather is favorable. These three granite towers are the most famous attraction of the park, reaching 9,400 ft high and carved out by glacial forces years ago. The moderate to challenging hike takes about 7-9 hours round-trip, depending on the group pace, and offers a good challenge for well-trodden hikers.
Day 3: Free day Torres del Paine | Return to El Calafate
This morning is free for you to take in an optional excursion. You can sail the lake to get a view of Grey Glacier, arrange to go horseback riding, or go hiking to another nearby location. Check with hotel staff about pricing and booking tours locally. In the afternoon transfer to Laguna Amarga, cross the border back into Argentina, and then take the bus back to El Calafate, returning late this evening.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.