Trekking & Kayaking in Torres del Paine involve the most beautiful natural patagonia holidays between Argentina and Chile. Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier in an unique experience, explore and experience the wild Patagonia like no other! Come to live nature in one of the best patagonia tours!
Hiking tour Torres del Paine among those awesome and massif montains, kayak Torres del Paine through icebergs and its pristine and turquoise waters and glaciers in this exploration of the vast and untamed beauty of southern Argentina and Chile, will take you to the great pleasures of the southern peaks, forests, rivers and ice fields. Get to know the famous Moreno Glacier at El Calafate, one of the last advancing glaciers on earth, that was focus of many scientific investigations.
Come discover the highlights of this alluring area of South America with us.
Trip Code: ATKP - Hiking & Kayaking in Torres del Paine
Destination: El Calafate– Torres del Paine – Punta Arenas
Patagonia Tour Operator: Travel Tour Groups
Service Level: standard
Physical Rating: 4 - challenging - Hiking/Kayaking 6-7hs approx per day
Group Size: Min 4 pax - Max 14 pax
Age requirement: 8+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
High tourist season: October, November, December, January, February, March (Book in advance)
Accommodation: Hotel (4 Nights), Confortable Camping (5 Nights).
Meals: 9 breakfast, 6 lunch, 5 dinner, 5 snacks
Transportation: Local bus, private van, kayak, boat.
Arrive at El Calafate at any time, no planned activitiy, so check in a tour hotel and explore this small town.
Early in the morning, for enjoy a full day excursion into Glaciers National Park, including a visit to the continental ice shelf and Moreno Glacier, optional boat trip.
A bus ride will take us to cross the border to get into the Chilean town of Puerto Natales. Enjoy the Hiking in Torres del Paine, one of the most famous places in Patagonia. After the trekking, the kayaks will be waiting for us for the adventure of your life!! Enjoy Kayaking in Torres del Paine with icebergs at Rio Serrano river..
Arriving back in Puerto Natales in the afternoon of day 9th.
Local bus to Punta Arenas, Chile's southernmost city, facing the Estrecho de Magallanes. You will have time to explore this lively city until your departure.
Departures 2020 Departures 2021
Nov 01 – 2020 Jan 03 - 2021
Nov 08 – 2020 Jan 10 - 2021
Nov 12 – 2020 Jan 17 - 2021
Nov 15 – 2020 Jan 24 - 2021
Nov 22 – 2020 Jan 31 - 2021
Dec 06 – 2020 Feb 01 - 2021
Dec 13 – 2020 Feb 07 - 2021
Dec 20 – 2020 Feb 14 - 2021
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us, (remember we are in South America). Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit traveling, with Travel Tour Groups can be unpredictable. The dossier is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
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Arrive at El Calafate at any time, no planned activity, and so check in at your hotel and explore this small town.
Full day tour into Los Glaciares National Park, declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Try to spot condors, rheas, eagles or flamingos en route, but the real star of the day is the glacier itself. Sliding down from atop the southern continental ice field, Moreno’s 70-m wall of ice sporadically chokes off the narrow Canal de Los Tempanos, creating a natural ice dam, which eventually explodes in a dynamic display of force. Enjoy an optional close-up view of the approaching front wall of the glacier during a one-hour boat cruise.
Our journey takes us along the unpaved road to the border of Chile. We spend a relaxing evening in scenic Puerto Natales before our trip to the spectacular Paine National Park, where we spend the next days camping among the dramatic granite pillars that dominate the landscape.
In our way to the north, a group of spectacular, snow-capped peaks can be seen glistening on a distant horizon. The contrast of the craggy form of the Paine massif, set against the pastoral scenery of lakes and green pastures, endows it with a haunting beauty - with the result that the Parque Nacionál Torres del Paine was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. The scenery in the park is superb with a varied topography of green valleys, ice fields, jagged peaks and blue and green lakes. The backdrop of this spectacular scenery is complimented by an abundance of plant species and topped off with passing guanacos or condors. The day is spent exploring the park with plenty of photo stops and a great walk.
In Torres del Paine you will either stay in a prepared campsite with shared facilities. The camp offers stunning views and is located next to a well equipped central building with toilets, hot showers, restaurant, bar and shop.
The exact program during your stay depends on weather conditions, but the main objective is to walk to the viewpoint overlooking the Torres del Paine (Paine Towers). These three splendid granite columns, whose colours change continually with the play of light and shade upon them, rise sheer out of an icefield, which in turn overlooks a desolate plain. The route involves a sustained ascent along the valley of the Rio Asencio, (about three hours walking) followed by a steep climb across the rough boulders (about one hour) of a moraine to arrive at a spectacular viewpoint. It’s a hard walk but there are rest stops; the splendid views en route plus the awesome arrival at base camp (maximum altitude under 1000m) certainly make it well worth the effort.
Today we take a van to Pudeto to take our catamaran to cross Pehoe Lake. Once you arrive at our next campsite, start our hike to one of the most beautiful places in the national park, the French Valley, with awesome scenery of green lakes, snow caps and hanging glaciers.
The park extends over 2400km⊃; and throughout most of this area it is possible to observe much of the indigenous wildlife - particularly guanaco (one of the smallest of the llama family), fox, hare, condor, flamingo and many smaller birds.
From our campsite in Pehoe, you hike to Grey Glacier view point, after a while observing the great landscape, you have to return to the campsite to take the catamaran back to Pudeto to catch up the bus to drive to Serrano campsite and get ready for our next paddling days.
Early in the morning we head to Grey Lake to sail between the millenary ices from the main thong of the ice cap in Torres del Paine, where the Grey River’s born and from where we start our 26 km paddling down river until its conjunction with Serrano River.
Today we descend Serrano river, Torres del Paine massif will stay with us until the Serrano Fall, from here our kayak will go straight to the base of Donoso Mount to cross the most windy area of the ice cap, the wind will indicate us where we will set up our campsite, probably Tyndall view point to observe the awesome glacier thong.
We leave the campsite protection and go straight to the end of Serrano river in Puerto Toro, at Bernardo O´Higgings National Park. The silence, unexplored and clean scenery cross by in front of us and we get slowly between the mountains.
After visit Balmaceda Glacier, that fall straight into the sea, Balmaceda Mount is the sign of the end of our paddling. A short walk will take us to the wall of Serrano Glacier, and then a peaceful navigation will return us to the civilized world in Puerto Natales, taking with us our kayak and equipment.
After breakfast a local bus will take us to Punta Arenas, Chile’s southernmost city, facing the Estrecho de Magallanes. You will have time to explore this lively city until your departure.
1) Shorter/longer stays, hotel upgrades and extra trips all possible.
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2) Visas: You may be required to obtain a travel visa to visit Argentina and Chile, also all countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.
3) This trip is not available between May and September due to weather conditions.
Accommodation: Simple Hotel, Camping
The hotels used in El Calafate will be detailed in your voucher. Please refer to your travel voucher for specific hotel details.
Internal flights to/from El Calafate and arrival and departure transfers are not included in the price of your tour.
If you wish, at the time of booking please inform Travel Tour Group of your flight information to book this transfer.
There is a transfer company at the airport that can take you to the hotel of your choice in the centre of the town. Their counter is at the customs exit and charges about $15.
We do not expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you can not commence your trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your trip leader/local operator or to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier. If you are unable to get in touch with your leader/local operator, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our local operator/representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point Hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
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This trip is not available between May and September due to weather conditions. For more information, please contact our sales department.
Total cost per pax USD4.600
Local Payment USD400
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