From Puerto Natales, visit 2 national parks: Torres del Paine; Bernardo O’Higgins and its main highlights: Glaciers Balmaceda & Serrano, Torres del Paine, Cuernos del Paine viewpoint and Glacier Grey viewpoint on a panoramic tour. Only soft trekking!
Arrival day to Puerto Natales Day at leisure.
Lodging at Hotel Factoria Patagonia or similar. Located near the main restaurants of the town and few steps from the main square.
Pick up from your hostel to the Cueva del Milodon located north of Puerto Natales. This Natural Monument is formed by three caves and a rocky conglomerate called “Silla del Diablo”. We will make a short walk to the cave. Difficulty: Easy.
Later, we continue along the new access road to the Torres del Paine National Park, where we can observe the Laguna Sofía, the Cordillera Prat, the Porteño Lake, the Mesa Mountain, the Toro Lake and the Sierra del Toro and the Sierra Ballena. Next,
it is possible to admire the beautiful landscape that surrounds us from the Mirador del Lago Grey (view towards the Grey Glacier, the Macizo Paine and the
Lago del Toro). A few Kilometers later it is possible to observe the Cuernos del Paine coming to the fork taking the road over the Serrano Bridge to continue to the Grey Lake sector. In this sector we can make a pleasant walk along the shore of Grey Lake and if the weather conditions help us it is possible to access to the viewpoint of the Peninsula Grey.
After a brake for a rest, you will have the option of having lunch in the restaurant of the place, we began the second stage of our visit to the Torres del Paine National Park, heading to the Salto Grande sector. We will visit the Nordenskjold Lake Viewpoint and we will continue enjoying different views in our undulating route that brings us little by little to the Laguna Amarga sector, without first visiting the Paine Waterfall, a beautiful place where you can appreciate the discharge of milky waters that come from the glaciers through of the Paine River and that drain finally in the Seno de Ultima Esperanza, after a prolonged tour through the heart of the National Park. After admiring this pleasant spectacle, we will return to the city of Puerto Natales passing by the Mirador del Lago Sarmiento arriving at dusk and bringing an unforgettable experience.
Discover Torres del Paine National Park in a comfortable way on a day trip that will take you to marvel at the main landmarks of this pinnacle of Chilean Patagonia.
Lodging in en Puerto Natales. Hotel Factoria Patagonia or similar.
Departure from Puerto Natales at 07:00 am and direct transfer to the Las Torres sector where we will arrive at Estancia Cerro Paine, starting point of our trek. We take the road to the Valley and after 10 minutes of walking, we will walk on an old suspension bridge that crosses the Ascencio river. About 150 meters further on, a bifurcation appears: on the left, it leads to La base de las Torres.
Then there is a zig-zag of marked slope and scarce vegetation for one hour. The ascent continues and passes by another slope and after 45 minutes the Chilean campsite is reached on the opposite bank of the Ascencio River, in the shade of a lenga forest, with moderate slope, crossing several slopes that fall from the Almirante Nieto. After about an hour and 10 minutes from the Chilean campsite, 700 meters above sea level, you reach the foot of the moraine that gives access to the viewpoint. From this point, the path increases its slope. First it goes next to a slope and under the shade of the small trees located on the edge of the moraine, but higher up the path is lost as such and you must continue ascending among the rocks, some of which are marked to show the route. After about half an hour from the signpost at 700 masl, you reach the eastern end of the lagoon, from where you have a wonderful view of the three towers (Central, Monzino, Dagostini) and Peineta and Nido de Cóndores hills. After resting and having lunch in this extraordinary and unique scenic context on the planet, we begin our return along the same path until we reach the starting point, where our driver will be waiting to
return at the end of the day.
Breakfast buffet at Hostel Factoria or similar.
Transfer from Hostel to bus station Rodoviario Puerto Natales.