If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Torres del Paine National Park you are in the right place! Find a selection of the best guided tours in the national park: the W trek, the O circuit and shorter versions of the W if you want a less active trip. Scroll down to see our packages and don’t forget to check our tips and advice on traveling to Torres del Paine National Park.
Torres del Paine isn’t your typical backpacking trip back by any means, and that isn’t only because of its unmatched scenery. A lot of planning has to go into any trip to this marvelous park, and a guided tour can remove a lot of that hassle. Some benefits include:
And here is a big reason to consider: certain trails are only accessible with guides. They may be very difficult or poorly marked, and you won’t be permitted on them without a guide. This is even more common in the winter months. So if you have a specific trail in mind, you will want to make sure you are set up with a guide in the event that one is required.
Patagonia’s weather is notoriously unpredictable during any time of year. People have seen snow, wind, rain, and sun all in one summer day in this region. So even if you’re heading to Patagonia during the southern hemisphere’s summer months in hopes of a milder climate, you should still pack for pretty much anything.
That being said, there’s certainly a reason most people flock there in the summer months. It is generally warmer and people would often rather face the harsh winds of this season, than the greater chance of precipitation in the shoulder and winter seasons. To avoid bigger crowds, it can be worth taking the precipitation risk in the shoulder season. While winter adds snow to the incredible scenery, it’s not a particularly recommended time to visit. Many places to stay and trails close, making it difficult to get everything out of a trip that you would hope to.
While itineraries can vary from tour to tour, most will take you to some of the most famous spots of Torres del Paine National Park, such as:
Torres del Paine National Park well worth a multi-day visit to be able to do the W or the O, however, if you are short on time you can still visit at least one of its famous sights, take a look at our guided day hikes here.