Map of Torres del Paine Short Break - Las Torres including Chile

Choose your own adventure in Torres del Paine National Park

Delight in the vibrant colour palette of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park on a 5-day adventure, from dizzying granite peaks to water so blue it needs to be seen to be believed. From your beautiful hotel in the heart of the national park, you’ll have the freedom to choose the activities which excite you the most, whether that’s hiking through native forest towards a viewpoint overlooking the dramatic Las Torres Mountains, or climbing through a valley giving in search of epic glacier views. This magical corner of the continent is sure to leave you in awe.


Start
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Finish
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Destination
Chile
Style
Comfort
Theme
Explorer
Code
GPAT
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Spend four fabulous nights in the Hotel Las Torres. Located in the heart of Torres del Paine National park, this beautiful accommodation is the perfect base for your explorations.

  • With all food and drink included as part of your stay, enjoy fantastic meals using ingredients from the on-site regenerative garden, accompanied by Chilean wine or craft beer.

  • Choose half day or full day activities that suit your interests, whether that’s hiking to a viewpoint overlooking the Las Torres Mountains or cruising across the glittering waters of Lake Pehoe.

  • Each activity is accompanied by expert local guides who will bring the landscapes to life and help spot fascinating flora and fauna as you explore.

Is this trip right for you?

  • A good level of fitness is required to get the most out of the multiple treks available on this trip.

  • Weather in Patagonia can be wild, so it's important to prepare for all elements. Rain, wind and extreme cold are all part of the adventure. As a result of this wild weather the hikes and activities within Torres del Paine National Park may not always be possible, so if you are prepared to be a little flexible, you will have a great time!

Itinerary

Welcome to Torres del Paine! For this Short Break Adventure you can fly into Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate airports where you will be picked up by a local representative and transferred to your accommodation. If picked up from Punta Arenas, you will make a stop en route to a family-owned Estancia where you’ll enjoy a Patagonian welcome and a traditional asado (barbecue) lunch. Arrive at the Hotel Las Torres, located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. With remarkable mountain views everywhere you look, hotel locations don’t get much better than this! The hotel also boasts a bar serving up fantastic Chilean wine and craft beers plus an incredible on-site restaurant using ingredients grown in the hotel’s own regenerative garden (all included, so be sure to fuel up!) The weather here can be as wild as the landscapes and all activities are weather dependent, so on arrival you will be briefed by the local guides about the predictions for the coming days and which activities can be most enjoyed. Rest up this evening in anticipation of an exciting three days ahead.
Accommodation
  • Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The next three days will be spent exploring the wonders of Torres del Paine National Park on a series of half day or full day excursions of your choosing. This incredibly varied and breathtakingly beautiful landscape offers so much to uncover, whether you fancy challenging yourself on hikes, learning about the local culture or soaking in unforgettable sights from some of the world’s best viewpoints. The activities will be facilitated by your hotel and you may be joined by other guests. The staff will be on hand to help pick out the best guided excursions for you, so be sure to speak to them for advice on how to get the most out of this spectacular corner of the world.

One of the most popular activities is a full day trek to the Las Torres Base Viewpoint, passing through the foothills of Mt Almirante Nieto, the slopes of the Ascencio Valley and a native lenga forest before emerging at a lookout offering up unbelievable views of the iconic Las Torres Mountains jutting dramatically out of the surrounding landscape.

You may also like to consider a half day hike to the Mount Cerro Paine Viewpoint. The route is steep, but you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views of the Las Torres Mountains as you go. Weave your way through a forest of lenga trees, with local guides on hand to point out birdlife overhead and interesting foliage beneath your feet, then arrive at the D'Agostini Viewpoint and soak in stunning views of the Las Torres Mountains and a landscape scattered with valleys, glaciers, and lakes.

Another option is to set out on a full day tour of the Cuernos Sector Trail, skirting between the soaring Mount Almirante Nieto and the cyan waters of Lake Nordenskjöld. Uncover outstanding scenery with every step as you cross a hanging bride, pass by the Laguna Inge and marvel at otherworldly rock formations. It’s not uncommon to see foehn winds resembling mini tornadoes whizzing across the lake’s surface.

Or perhaps you fancy exploring the showstopping Frances Valley on a full day tour. Cruise across the glittering waters of Lake Pehoe before reaching the bottom of the valley, then climb deeper into the valley through towering trees, coming out on the other side to views of the Francés Glacier and the Los Cuernos Mountains which delight with their many shades of grey.
Accommodation
  • Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Torres del Paine NP - Navigation to Grey Glacier
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day Serrano & Balmaceda Glacier tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day Estancia La Peninsula tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day guided sightseeing tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Trek
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)
Your adventure comes to an end today, but you’re sure to be leaving with memories that will stick with you for a lifetime! For you departure, you can be dropped off at Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate airports.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights)

Included activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Torres del Paine NP - Navigation to Grey Glacier
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day Serrano & Balmaceda Glacier tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day Estancia La Peninsula tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Full day guided sightseeing tour
  • Torres del Paine NP - Trek

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

1. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.
2. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own. This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Torres del Paine national park and therefore during chosen excursions you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers.
3. Information may be delivered in English and Spanish, or just English depending on the requirements of the group.
4. The maximum number of travellers is indicative of maximum number of travellers during join-in activities only.
5. Arrival and departure transfers from El Calafate, Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas airports are included. Please ensure you provide us with your flight details at time of booking.

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