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French Valley Day Hike – Full Day Trip from Puerto Natales

This hike through the French Valley takes you along some of the most scenic trails in Torres del Paine, up to an incredible lookout point!

USD $167.00USD $242.00

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French Valley Day Hike – Full Day Trip from Puerto Natales


  • Hike an incredibly scenic trail that takes you along shimmering lakes and up to an unforgettable lookout point!
  • Includes roundtrip transport from Puerto Natales, English-speaking guide, lunch

*Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run, if you are traveling solo, just email us at and we can see if there is a group you can join!


The day begins with pickup at your hotel in Puerto Natales around 06:30 am. After a scenic 2.5 hour drive, you will arrive in Pudeto, where you will begin with a short Catamaran cruise, which passes the fantastically turquoise Lake Pehoe (Lago Pehoe). You will begin hiking from Refugio Pehoe – a 2.5 hour trek to the “Italian campsite.” The hike takes you along the park’s shimmering green lakes and along the Paine Massif. You will then turn into the famous French Valley and hike for 1.5 hours until reaching a lookout point with an incredible view of granite mountains and hanging glaciers. Here, you will enjoy a picnic, before returning along the same trail and catching the catamaran at 18:00 (6:00 pm). You will arrive back in Puerto Natales around 21:00 (9:00 pm).

Duration: 06:30 am – 21:00 (9:00 pm)

Amount of hiking: About 8 hours

What’s Included in the French Valley Day Hike

  • Private transfer from your place of lodging in Puerto Natales (in a minibus)
  • Bilingual mountain guide (Available in English, Spanish, or German)
  • Box lunch and a snack
  • Trekking poles

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance to the National Park
  • Catamaran ticket
  • Transfer from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
  • Travel Insurance
    • If you are looking for a good travel insurance, we can highly recommend World Nomads

Important Notes

Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at

  • Distance covered while hiking: 22.5 kilometers (about 14 miles)
  • Maximum altitude above sea level: 300 meters (985 feet)


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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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