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Torres Del Paine Estancia Experience (5 Days)

Experience the beautiful scenery of Torres del Paine with this 5 day leisurely package.

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)
USD $2,990.00

Per Person


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This tour requires a minimum of 2 people, if you are traveling solo, please email us at info@keteka.com and we will see if there is a group departing on your desired date that you can join! The price of this tour can change substantially depending on many factors (type of lodging, start and end points, number of travelers, etc.). Please contact us through the chat, or email us at info@keteka.com and we will get you quotes on a customized experience, based on your preferences! Also note that we have to immediately pay 30% of the trip cost to the national park in order to reserve spots, so 30% of the trip payment will be non-refundable.

Torres Del Paine Estancia Experience (5 Days)

Itinerary

Day 1:

Clients leave with their guide in the afternoon from Puerto Natales, the capital of the Ultima Esperanza region of southern Chile. Meet the guide and transfer vehicle for the drive towards the jagged peaks of Torres del Paine situated to the north. On approaching Torres del Paine, our route takes us west for a spectacular drive alongside the turquoise waters of Sarmiento Lake before eventually arriving at our base for the night, the beautifully situated hosteria Mirador del Payne. This very comfortable converted Estancia has, we feel, one of the most beautiful settings of any of the Park hotels. Its position beside the aptly named Green Lake with its incredible mountain views is truly inspirational. In addition, its more remote location ensures a more tranquil feel compared to some of the other park accommodations. The lakeshore is a great place to stroll in the evening spotting the wild geese and ducks bobbing in the water. Dinner will be in the restaurant offering an excellent variety of local foods and wine. Dinner included (drinks available at extra cost).

Day 2:

After a filling breakfast we will be starting our hiking along the shores of Laguna Verde through some ancient southern beech forests and through grassy valleys towards the Sierra del Toro. This is a great introductory hike with fairly flat terrain, soft grassy trails and incredible mountain and lake views at every turn. After a few hours hiking we will reach the Mirador del Toro where we will enjoy incredible far reaching views across this marvelous southern landscape crammed with more than its fair share of fast flowing rivers, snow capped granite peaks and iceberg-choked lakes.

After some time spent here enjoying the views, we will start the steep descent of this scree slope to the pampas below. Lunch will be taken in the valley before a visit to the national park headquarters and visitors centre where your guide will further explain the park’s history and show you the relief maps that illustrate the following days hiking. From here it is a short distance to our accommodation in the comfortable Hotel Rio Serrano situated close to the Serrano River and with magnificent views of the Paine Massif. This hotel is fairly new offering comfortable accommodation, a large living/dining area with log fires and a comfortable bar and good restaurant. For early risers, it also offers some of the best sunrises in all of Patagonia. Comfortable en suite rooms, fire side bar and restaurant serving a mix of local and international food. *Option to upgrade to Hosteria Lago Grey situated in its enviable position overlooking Grey Glacier with recently refurbished rooms, good restaurant and bar serving snacks and a selection of wines and beers. *Trip includes superior rooms in both Hotel Rio Serrano and Hosteria Lago Grey.

Day 3:

After breakfast, we will transfer across the pampas for the short walk to the amazing Lago Grey Beach. We will walk along the shores of these grey waters and admire the miracles of nature as seemingly turquoise icebergs are seen floating in the lake. The huge mass of white behind the icebergs is Grey Glacier, the largest in the park. After our walk we will board the new Grey 2 launch and set off into the iceberg choked lake towards the walls of this spectacular Glacier. The short boat trip will give us up close and personal views of this spectacle as well as stunning views of Paine Grande and surrounding mountains. After our return to the dock those still with energy can opt for a hike up to a stunning viewpoint of the entire western side of the park with their guide or take the van back to our accommodation at either the Hotel Rio Serrano or Hosteria Lago Grey. B,L,D (drinks available at extra cost). *Trip includes superior rooms in both Hotel Rio Serrano and Hosteria Lago Grey.

Day 4:

After breakfast we will pack our lunches and take the short drive to the start of our ‘up and over’ route across the heart of the park. This is a beautiful walk that sees very few hikers. It cuts through some incredibly diverse scenery including verdant green valleys, ancient beech forests, azure lakes, cascading waterfalls and wide open plains. Condors hover abovethe nearby mountain peaks while herds of guanaco scatter as we approach. Our views are constantly dominated by the granite peaks of the Paine Massif to our left. After a full day’s hiking, we will be reunited with our van and driver for the short transfer to the comfortable Estancia Tercera which will be our base for the next night. Situated on the eastern perimeters of the Park this authentic estancia property has some of the most spectacular views in the Park. Intimate, country-style accommodation in the pretty, wooden guest house with all the comforts of home including hot baths, comfortable sofas and fireside relaxation. B,L,D (drinks available at extra cost).

Day 5:

Today we will rise early and we will transfer (1 hour approx) to begin our most challenging hike to the base of the Towers themselves. A challenging hike crossing mountain trails, rivers and valleys and finally a clamber up glacial moraine, the rewards are truly spectacular. Lunch (for those who make it to the top) can be enjoyed in the shadow of these enormous granite peaks whilst watching the icebergs drift across a glacial pool of water. A memorable lunch spot and a highlight of every visitor’s itinerary. After our long day’s hike we can pop into the nearby hotel bar for a pisco sour before hopping into the van for the transfer to Puerto Natales (1.5 hours). B,L (drinks available at extra cost).

What’s Included

  • 4 nights Hotels/Estancias in Torres del Paine!
  • 5 guided hiking days in Torres del Paine!
  • Breakfast on Day 2 – 5!
  • Lunch on Day 2 – 5!
  • Dinner on Day 1 – 4!
  • Transfer from Natales to Estancia Mirador del Payne! Transfer from Puente Weber to Hotel Lago Grey!
  • Driving tour of Torres del Paine!
  • Transfer from Tercera Baranca to Torres
  • Transfer from Torres to Natales
  • Entrance Fee to Torres del Paine
  • Grey II Round Trip

What’s Not Included

  • Accommodations not listed in chart above
  • Meals not listed in chart above
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Tips for staff or at dinners

Need to ask some questions before you book or want to customize the itinerary? No problem! Just email us at info@keteka.com and a Torres del Paine travel expert will get right back to you!

Important Notes

How far ahead should I book my trip?
Due to the popularity of Patagonia, we recommend booking your trip 4 months in advance during the peak travel months (Dec-Feb). If you want to travel in November or March we recommend booking travel 2 months in advance.

Upon arrival to Patagonia
If you have booked a guided trip your guide will meet you in Puerto Natales, which is about a 3-hour drive from Punta Arenas. Depending on what time your plane arrives, you will have the entire day or just a few hours to explore or rest-up in the small town of Puerto Natales. Your guide will meet you shortly after dinner to discuss trip details, answer questions, and make sure that you have all the appropriate gear for the next few days (the hotel will allow you to leave any unnecessary luggage with them).

Patagonian weather
Most of the time, there is no way to know what to expect. What you need to know is that it is fast changing and one can witness the wind, sun, rain and snow all in a matter of hours while in Patagonian wilderness. However, in the cities it is slightly more predictable, normally www.accuweather.com and www.undergroundweather.com are correct.

What to pack

During the Torres del Paine W Trek, you need to have a backpack (renting a backpack is possible) with just enough room to carry your clothes, toiletries, and sleeping bag (during the Torres del Paine W Trek, renting a sleeping bag is also possible). Shared equipment like tents, stoves, pots, and food will be brought and transferred by the tour operator staff.

Personal equipment and clothing should be chosen to allow comfort while hiking. Select clothes to keep you dry in the rain, protected from the wind, and cool enough for warmer moments. It is essential that you are prepared to experience all four seasons in one day. Scroll down to see a full packing list!

Tour insurance
It is very important that every visitor has international insurance against accidents. Make sure you have arranged for this insurance before paying for the trip. It is worth considering that some aspects of nature are unpredictable and that we must be prepared for any inconvenient circumstances.

Tour meals
Three meals a day during your program are included. We do not include drinks while in cities or snacks during the day. When staying in cities we will eat in restaurants, however during the days we are in the wilderness your guide will prepare your food. Food is purchased at local stores and we choose your meals according to the preference sheet you fill out. Food can include, but is not limited to, assorted vegetables, beef, chicken and fish. We will also provide energy rich carbohydrates like pasta, rice, or potatoes. To top things off and excite your taste buds we also bring some of the following: wine, beer, cookies, cheese, crackers, and fruits.  Your meals are carried and, most of the time, prepared by your guide.

Changes in itinerary
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule agreed upon, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions.

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Packing List

Upper body:

  • Shirts/Jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket, such as Gore Tex or similar
  • Fleece or pile coat
  • Quick-dry long sleeve t-shirt
  • Quick-dry short sleeve t-shirt
  • Winter hat
  • Light gloves

Lower body:

  • Quick-dry hiking socks
  • Quick-dry, light weight long underwear bottoms
  • Quick-dry/breathable windproof pants
  • Waterproof rain pants
  • Quick-dry/breathable shorts
  • Light trekking boots or gym shoes

Other necessary items:

  • Pajamas
  • Sleeping bag (-5°C for Nov. – Mar. trips, -15°C for Apr. – Oct. trips)
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle (1.000cc)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick with sunscreen
  • Sports watch
  • Insect repellent
  • Backpack (big enough for all your personal things)
  • Shower shoes
  • Earplugs
  • Head lamp and/or flashlight
  • Camera
  • Basic first aid kit (self-guided trips)

Kyle Wiggins

David

If you take this tour you will probably be greeted by David. He was born in Santiago, where he developed a passion for the mountain. He took his first steps in the ‘Andinismo’ in the beautiful Peaks of the central Andes Region, just outside of the capital city.

David has been a certified guide since 2004, when he decided to move to the south and start his own business. He often tells us that making his passion his job was the best decision he ever made. He believes that when people follow their dreams, they have the ability to truly make a positive impact on the world. He is committed to empowering local guides and communities to truly benefit from tourism, and share their incredible experience and perspective.

*Please note that this tour may be guided by another local guide, always providing a genuine approach to the local culture.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

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    a must for all hikers and nature lovers! I decided to take part in the Circuito because of the sporting challenge and, on the other hand, not only to check out Torres, Cuernos and Gray tourist attractions, but also to explore the remote part of the park. What is more suitable for this than a trekking organizer who attaches importance to small groups and individual care? On a recommendation from a friend I contacted David and learned from the beginning by email his willingness to help. During the trek, David took care not only of the organization, but also enriched my trip with his incredible knowledge of the flora and fauna, history, politics, culture … Chile in general and Patagonia in particular. In addition, I was lucky enough to have the whole 10 days of trekking nice weather – all in all a great experience I will remember for a long time.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

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    I can’t tell you how much we all enjoyed the trip thanks to the excellent planning and organization. I can only imagine how much work it was to set up camp and cook for all of us. The meals were EXCELLENT!!! I realize that there was a lot of “behind the scenes” logistics. It was a seamless experience…something that does not happen very often in the tour and travel industry. I give Laura and David the highest marks….A+ for service and fun. Everything went perfectly.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Your ability to be flexible at all junctures along the way, made for a very fun and spontaneous trip, which in my estimation are the best . Without a doubt you assembled a first class team, Dario and Tekka were outstanding and definitely people you want on your team. David, you kept the train going every day, and made sure we were all feed and cared for along the way, and I salute you for your outstanding performance. Laura, you made it all happen behind the curtain and we all appreciate the great effort you put forward to make this a once in life time trip. Thanks so much!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH for all that you did in making our trip to Patagonia a truly exceptional experience. It really was all we could have hoped for, and more. We LOVED every detail – it really was the perfect experience for us both in terms of the activities, the timings and also Nico and Claudio – who really added to our enjoyment. We have recomended you to everybody! With best wishes,

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Thank you so much for the great arrangements in Patagonia. I have been on a lot of hikes all over the world and the arrangements here were among the very best. The guide, Nico, was really great. He was knowledgeable, agreeable, and sensitive to our limits. It was also evident that he is extremely proud of the work he is doing and of the landscape of Patagonia.
    He gave us a great experience. The food was good, always fresh and welcome at the end of the day. Outside of the hike itself the arrangements were also very nice. We really liked the lodgings you selected for us. We could not have asked for a better experience. Even the weather conspired to give us a perfect hike.
    Thank you very much.

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