Prices valid from Nov 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018
Your booking is based on Chilean pesos (CLP), but you pay in US$ (USD), using the exchange rate valid on the day of payment which will be shown in your order. This exchange rate may vary between the date you pay your deposit and the date you pay your outstanding balance, but rest assured this is the best way to keep our prices competitive and ensure the best rate for you!
Starting / Finishing Points
The trip starts on day 1 at Punta Arenas Airport. The trip finishes on day 2 at EcoCamp Patagonia, located in Torres del Paine NP. On day 2, pick up time at hotel is 7:30 am and arrival time at EcoCamp is 6 pm. Times will be confirmed locally.
If you want to book a private transfer service in either Chile or Argentina please contact us.
- Reception at Punta Arenas Airport
- Local bus to Puerto Natales
- 1 night at a 3 star hotel in Puerto Natales, superior room
- Shared navigation on Last Hope Fjord
- Shared zodiac ride on River Serrano
- Meals - Day 1: none. Day 2: B, L (B: breakfast, L: lunch)
- Flight tickets
- Insurance (it’s mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip)
- Voluntary tipping of guides and staff
- Items of a personal nature
In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia transport is in minivans that normally seat from 8 to 14 people.
The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the saturated winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Also, both the strong marine and the South Patagonic Ice field influence make the weather hard to predict. In spring or early summer fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rains and eventually snow. Even in summer (December to March) you should come prepared to find cold- strong winds (up to 130 km/hr) and rainfalls. The summer’s average temperature is 11ºC/52ºF (24ºC max, 2ºC min).
No previous experience is needed for this trip.
Easy to Moderate - An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended. While some activities may be optional, you may still have to walk, hike, bike or paddle for two to three hours daily. Includes less demanding sea kayaking and river rafting trips (Class I-II rapids).
What you need to bring
Day backpack, waterproof parka & pants, inner isolating layer (fleece or wool), sun hat, sun screen, sunglasses.
We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.
Day 1, Puerto Natales, Chile
Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales: 254 km / 158 miles / 3 hrs driving (public bus + 0.5)
Day 2, Torres del Paine, Chile
Boat ride from Puerto Natales to O’Higgins NP: 60 km / 37 miles / 3:15 hrs
Zodiac ride from O’Higgins NP to Torres del Paine NP: 40 km / 25 miles / 3 hrs