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Paine National Park Extension

Granite Towers, Huge Glaciers, Iceberg-Dotted Lakes

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $2495  
Length: 5 days
Arrive: Calafate, Argentina
Depart: Punta Arenas, Chile
Lodging: 4 nights lodges
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level: Day hikes on moderate to steep trails
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Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Chile, but there is a Reciprocity Fee that must be paid upon arrival.

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Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

The mighty spires of the Torres del Paine are among the most spectacular mountains in the world, a magnet for hikers and climbers from all around the world. Enjoy incredible day hikes to the base of these mafnificent granite towers and accommodations in beautifully located lodges.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Calafate, Argentina / Paine National Park, Chile

Transfer by private vehicle from Calafate, Argentina, to the sublime world of Paine National Park, one of the scenic masterpieces of the planet, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The park’s centerpiece is the Cordillera Paine Massif, a wonderland of eye-popping scenery that emerges in a breathtakingly sheer rise from the plains of the Patagonian steppes. Overnight at Hosteria Las Torres, situated on a private 4,000-acre ranch just below the magnificent Paine Towers...BL

Day 2
Paine National Park

Paine’s famed peaks are known for their vertical spires. Paine Grande, the highest, tops 10,000 feet. The east face of the Central Tower ends in a sheer 4,000-foot-high rock wall that challenges the world’s mountaineers. One of the best hiking options today is to set out with your guide through beautiful old-growth beech forests to a classic viewpoint of the Paine Towers. Other hiking options are available, as are horseback rides (at extra cost). Overnight at Hosteria Las Torres...BL

Day 3
Paine National Park

A beautiful drive by private vehicle brings you to your accommodation at the southern end of the Paine Massif, where you are close to the Massif’s famous cuernos (horns)—incredible twisting monoliths of granite with knife-edged ridges, famously photogenic when they are mirrored in the emerald waters of Lake Nordenskjold. This afternoon, enjoy a boat excursion across iceberg-dotted Lago Grey to the edge of the huge Grey Glacier. Your accommodation, Hosteria Lago Grey, is in a majestic setting with walking trails and a breathtaking location on Lago Grey, with its active calving glaciers...BL

Day 4
Paine National Park

Options today include a half-day hike up the slopes of Mt. Ferrier for panoramic views of the cuernos, a half-day hike to the three lakes viewpoint, or a full-day hike through lush forests to the stunning waterfall of Cascado Rio Pingo. Overnight at Hosteria Lago Grey...BL

Day 5
Punta Arenas / Depart

Transfer to Punta Arenas and depart on homeward-bound flights via Santiago.

Extension Cost

Prices valid through Spring 2014
$2495 per person double occupancy (4 persons)
$2895 per person double occupancy (2 persons)
Single supplement: $580
Explora Lodge Upgrade: from $2780
Chile reciprocity fee: $140 subject to change more on pricing

Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations of choice
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Transfers to and from the park
  • Guided activities as noted (some shared, some private)

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Airfare, meals not mentioned in itinerary, optional tours, personal expenses, tips for baggage handling, and optional gratuities for guides/drivers.

Hosteria Las Torres

Hosteria Las Torres

Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Paine National Park, Chile

Las Torres has an ideal location in Paine National Park and direct trail access to the Paine Towers. While over the years the hotel has grown to be ...
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Hosteria Lago Grey

Hosteria Lago Grey

Days 3 to 4 (2 nights), Paine National Park, Chile

This hotel has a magnificent setting along iceberg-dotted Lago Grey in Paine National Park. From the dining room there is an absolutely stunning ...
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Explora Lodge

Explora Lodge (Optional Upgrade)

Days 3 to 4 (2 nights), Paine National Park, Chile

Strategically set on the shore of Lake Pehoè in Paine National Park, the Explora has views that frame Paine’s granite towers and Lake ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.