Day 1. Departure from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
The trip begins with you being picked up from your hotel in Punta Arenas or Punta Arenas airport in the morning and driven to Puerto Natales. The afternoon you will have at your own leisure to enjoy the beautiful views from the Last Hope Sound along with the Señoret Channel.
Overnight at Hotel Costa Australis
Day 2. Full Day at Estancia La Peninsula and afternoon transfer to Torres del Paine NP
Depart early in the morning to the pier located near the city of Puerto Natales to board the “Reasi”; 45 minutes later, you will arrive to the Estancia where you will have a welcome gathering inside the house. Then, you will head to the stable to get ready for the horse ride, which goes through the Magellanic forest, pampas, and along the shoreline from the Señoret Channel. Then, get ready to try a traditional gaucho meal - an authentic Patagonian roasted lamb barbecue. In the afternoon, after some time to roam around the estancia, you will be treated to a presentation of the farm’s main purpose, sheep shearing, to learn all about this traditional Patagonian work.
Next, you will be transferred to Port Consuelo, the starting point for the settling process in the area, where you will wait for the EcoCamp van to continue to Torres del Paine National Park. But first you’ll visit the Milodon´s Cave, a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890’s. The journey is scenic and highly atmospheric, featuring many wild birds and wonderful Patagonian landscapes. The day ends with the arrival and overnight stay at EcoCamp Patagonia (optional), nestled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park and with a prime view of the majestic Torres.
Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia.
Day 3. Full Day Torres del Paine – Excursions available to choose from EcoCamp’s Wildlife Safari chart
Today you have the chance to choose between the different options we have for our EcoCamp’s Wildlife Safari program. Nature walks, treks, bike excursions, and more are yours to pick from - it all depends on your mood, weather conditions, and travel companions’ preferences!
Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia
Day 4. Adios Torres del Paine
We will board an early morning vehicle, where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a scenic ride back to Punta Arenas in time to catch the evening flight to Santiago. Or, alternatively, we board an early morning vehicle to the border to continue our journey to El Calafate.