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DISCOVERING TORRES DEL PAINE (7D/6N)
RATES PER PERSON
  • Prices valid until April 2019
  • 2 passengers USD$4.195
  • 3 passengers USD$ 3.895
  • 4-8 passengers USD$ 3.495
  • Single Supplement USD$ 700
DEPARTURE DATES
From September 2018 to April 2019
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TRIP LEVEL
Moderate
TRIP LENGTH
7 Days/ 6 Nights
START / FINISH
Punta Arenas (PUQ), Chile 
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SANTIAGO BY NIGHT (1D)

WHALE WATCHING (3D-2N) (WW)

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Day 1 We recommend you take the early flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas (4 hours), flying over the Andes and observing incredible views of the Patagonian Ice Fields. Upon your arrival in Punta Arenas, the most southern city on the continent, a private transfer will be waiting to take you to Puerto Natales town.
As we leave Punta Arenas we will be able to see the Strait of Magellan and the island Tierra del Fuego. Our 3-hour drive will take us through open pampas and huge ranches (estancias) and chances are we will be able to observe one of the most typical animals in this area, the ñandu, (similar to ostrich). We arrive to Puerto Natales, located on the Sound of Last Hope, a typical fishing town surrounded by mountains and our lodging for the first night in a cozy lodge, with an amazing view of the mountains and located in front of the ocean. Upon arrival, we’ll have our briefing meeting in our offices in Puerto Natales.
(Night at Hotel Costa Australis)

Day 2 After a good breakfast we head out driving along an unpaved road to the Torres Del Paine National Park. Upon entering the park we will have excellent photographic and birding opportunities as we drive alongside lagoons frequented by Chilean flamencos and black-necked swans. Today’s hike is on a gentle trail following the border of the park and offers opportunities to see guanacos (Llama family) and the Andean Condor. During the next two nights, you can take advantage of the services in the Spa Las Torres (the only full service spa in the park).
(2 hours by private transfer, 3 hours hike) (B-BL-D) (Night at Hotel Las Torres)

Day 3 We begin our first full day trek, heading to the base of the Towers lookout point following the Ascencio River before entering the Ascencio Valley. Our walk will be uphill for one hour, stopping to observe the first glimpses of the valley and panoramic views of the Lake Nordenskjold. During the following 2 hours, we’ll walk through unbelievable forests of tall deciduous beech (Nothofagus Pumilio) and waterfalls, and then continue ascending through a huge terminal moraine up to a photographic view point (900m). From here we will be surrounded by three giant granite towers (2850m) and a lagoon with slurry waters resulting from glacial erosion. We will stop here for lunch, taking our time to enjoy this astonishing scenery, before our descent returning along the same path back to our hotel.
(8-10 hours back and forth, 18KM) (B-BL-D) (Night at Hotel Las Torres)

Day 4 We drive to the west side of the Park going around Almirante Nieto Mountain (2750 M) with Nordenskjold Lake at its base. We will take a catamaran across Lake Pehoe to commence our out and back trek to the French valley. We will start going around the southwest side of Paine Grande, the highest summit in the Park, through native forests of fire bush and evergreen beech (Nothofagus Bethuloides), up to the hanging bridge over the French River to observe the first glimpses of the hanging glacier. Then we will ascend (300m) for one hour amidst a surreal Japanese garden landscape, crossing beech forests, to reach a viewpoint, gifting us with magnificent panoramic views, where we enjoy a good lunch. Our way back will be the same, taking the catamaran and then the private transfer to our next lodge at the shore of the lake grey with amazing views of the Paine Massif.
(1 hour and a half by private transfer, 6 hours walk, 35 minutes by catamaran each way, 17KM) (B-BL-D) (Night at Hotel Rio Serrano)

Day 5 Early in the morning we start our day by going to the Pingo Valley for a walk to the “Cascada los Salmones” where we’ll stop to take in the view before returning back along the same trail, with a chance to find the elusive Huemul (Andean Deer). We enjoy a picnic lunch at Hotel Grey and in the afternoon we start our adventure to the Glacier Grey by boat. In order to get to the boat we will walk through a mature beech forest where we might observe woodpeckers. We will navigate about one hour through icebergs of different tones of blue up to the Grey glacier, where we will stay for a while in front of the glacier in the hope of seeing icebergs calve. Our return journey offers views of Paine Grande with its impressive ice mushrooms.
(In the morning: 3 hours hike. In the afternoon: 30 minutes walk, 3 hours by ship) (B-BL-D) (Night at Hotel Rio Serrano)

Day 6 We will start a hike on a one-way path with panoramic glimpses of the park. According to the season we should be able to see specific flowers such as orchids, calceolarias, and neneos or maybe even experience the flight of the condor. Once we are at the highest point of the trail we connect to the rarely visited trail heading to Estancia Lazo and its Hosteria Mirador del Payne which are located outside the park. The Estancia Lazo, is a huge cattle center dating from the last century, with magnificent views of the Paine Massive and Laguna Verde. The rooms are very comfortable; the main Estancia's house has been remodeled as a dining room-bar, keeping it cozy and country style. A Chilean Asado will be waiting for us at the Estancia-Hosteria where we will spend the night.
(20 minutes by private transfer, 5 hours hike) (B-BL-BBQ) (Night at Estancia-Hosteria Mirador Del Payne)

Day 7 We will take a private transfer to Punta Arenas. (Clients should take the flight at 05:00PM, from LAN airline, flight #LA996, arriving to Santiago at 8:20 PM) , if you decide to stay the night in Punta Arenas; we will drop you at your hotel.(Flight numbers and times subject to change)

(5 hours by private transfer) (B)

REGARDING THE SCHEDULE The schedules indicated above are subject to change due to weather conditions or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, but we will try our best to keep them unaltered.

 
Hotel Costa Australis

The hotel is situated on the coastal avenue facing out onto the sea on the Sound of Last Hope, with snow-covered mountains in the background. It is only 3 blocks from the main square, commercial area and restaurants. With 74 rooms, it provides guests with all the modern amenities and facilities expected.


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Hotel Las Torres

Ideally located at the base of the trails leading to the viewing point of the Towers peaks, Valle del Silencio, and “W” hikes, this former estancia turned Hotel, offers 57 comfortable rooms with central heating and telephone and a the only full service spa available in the park. The excellent quality of both service and food is the main characteristic of this Hotel.


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Hotel Rio Serrano

Strategically located in the Serrano River area and at the Torres del Paine park border, it affords guests a panoramic view of the Paine Mountain Range. The hotel has 95 rooms (66 superior and 26 standard rooms) all with private bathroom, central heating and telephone; a comfortable hotel, refined yet cozy.
It also has a large lounge with comfortable armchairs, television and heating, where you will be able to enjoy a relaxing end to the day or simply admire the scenery.


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Estancia Mirador Del Payne

Located on the park border and part of the working estancia Lazo, a huge cattle ranch dating from the last century, if offers magnificent views of Paine Massive and Laguna Verde.

The rooms are comfortable and simple; the main Estancia's house has been remodeled as a dining room-bar, keeping it cozy and country-style.


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INCLUDED
-All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
-One night at Weskar Lodge (Twin/double superior room with view)
-Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
-Two nights at Hotel Las Torres (Superior Cypress room)
-Catamaran to cross Pehoe Lake
-Two nights at Hotel Lago Grey (Twin/double Superior room)
-Boat to Grey Glacier
-One night at Estancia Mirador del Payne (Twin standard room)
-All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: picnic lunch, L: Lunch, D: dinner, BBQ: barbecue)
-Professional Guide (English-Spanish languages)
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NOT INCLUDED
Flight to Santiago, Chile
-Internal Flight Santiago - Punta Arenas
-Any additional nights
-Medical expenses
-Insurance of any kind
-Personal expenses
-Lunch on Day 1 & 7
-Dinner on Day 1
-Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
-Gratuities for Guide & Driver
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Weather in Patagonia
Chilean Patagonia is famous for its unpredictable weather. Because of the possibility of experiencing all four seasons in one day, it is important to be prepared for anything. The wind is the main factor prevailing during spring and summer, sometimes reaching over 100 kms/hour. Summer temperatures (December-March) fluctuate between 4°C (39°F) and 15°C (59°F), even sometimes reaching 25°C (77°F). In Winter the temperature is typically between -10ºC and 10ºC, but this is a dry cold. There is also a higher probability of stable weather between May and October.
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(DTP7) Thanks for a Wonderful Adventure
 
Kay and I would like to thank everyone at Chile Nativo for the fantastic adventure we had while visiting Chile. Cecilia, working out the details for the trip with you was such a delight. You were so very helpful and I would add with a lot of patience. I know you were busy but we felt like we were getting special attention.

Isidora, you certainly had things under control and working with you was special. A special thanks for the patience to answer all my questions. And, you certainly picked the right guide for us. We will always remember the warm welcome we received when we arrived in Puerto Natales.

Felipe was truly amazing. Very knowledgeable with respect to all there is to know about the park and the area. His knowledge of flora and fauna to geology, history, and people was amazing and very very much appreciated. He did such a fantastic job of reading our abilities and pacing our hikes so that we truly enjoyed every step. He became not just a guide but a close friend.

Luis our driver also became a close friend. He was very attentive and very helpful. He was not just the driver but an import contributor to making the trip very special. We will never forget his spotting the Puma and other animals along the way.

I should also mention that the accommodations in and around the park were excellent. We also appreciated your advise on how to deal with the four seasons in one day and the wind. We were warm and comfortable at all times.

Again, a special thanks to everyone at Chile Nativo!!!

 
Larry Carl
18/10/2017
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