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Explora – Torres del Paine 5

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Highlights

All-inclusive experience
Over 30 excursions to choose from
Explore Torres del Paine national park
Several horseback riding itineraries
Amazing hikes and walks with spectacular Patagonia seens

Tour Facts

Pricefrom $2,695
Duration5 Days / 4 Nights

Activity Level

Various Levels

Starts / EndsPuerto Natales / Puerto Natales
DepartsDaily
Location
Patagonia,Chile

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Tour Facts

Pricefrom $2,695
Duration5 Days / 4 Nights

Activity Level

Various Levels

Starts / EndsPuerto Natales / Puerto Natales
DepartsDaily
Location
Patagonia,Chile

Summary

Day
overnight & activities
1
Puerto Natales|Airport (PNT)|Patagonia|Torres del Paine
2
Torres del Paine|Glacier Grey
3
Torres del Paine|Base Torres
4
Torres del Paine|Puntilla del Toro|Estepa Patagonica
5
Torres del Paine|Explora Hotel|Puerto Natales|Airport (PNT)

Full Itinerary

Day 1
Puerto Natales|Airport (PNT)|Patagonia|Torres del Paine
Flights: Flight should arrive at least an hour before scheduled transfers from Puerto Natales to Explora Hotel: 12 Noon and 3 PM. Private transfer available for an additional cost.
Upon landing at Puerto Natales Airport, we will embark on an enthralling drive to the famous Torres del Paine national park. The road will be flanked by open fields and steppes, where we might spot roaming guanacos and other local wildlife. In the distance, the outlines of the Andean mountain ranges will come into view, setting the stage for our upcoming adventure. As we approach the hotel, the scenery will change once more, now featuring a mix of rolling hills and bodies of water that shimmer in the sunlight. The drive will serve as an appetizer for the natural splendor that awaits us, making every moment of the journey to Patagonia a memorable one.
On our first evening at Explora, the atmosphere will be one of eager anticipation. After settling into our luxurious rooms, we will meet with the activities leader who will present an array of adventure options available during our stay.
Excursions: The hotel operates on an all-inclusive basis, providing you with a choice of over 30 full or half-day excursions. These range from leisurely walks to challenging treks and horseback rides, catering to various fitness levels. Each evening presents an opportunity for you to handpick their next day's adventure. Seasoned guides are on hand to offer insights on the optimal excursions based on prevailing weather conditions and your desired adventure intensity. While the activities highlighted below serve as recommendations, remember that an array of alternative experiences awaits you throughout your stay.
Getting to Patagonia: Often, reaching the Patagonia region requires an overnight stay in Santiago, Chile, or potentially Buenos Aires, Argentina. There are several trip extensions available if you choose to extend your trip. One of our adventure specialists will assist you in selecting the perfect trip-extension that matches your travel plans.
activities
:
Travel
meals
:
Dinner
Day 2
Torres del Paine|Glacier Grey
Glacier Grey Hike
Activity Level 2 (Moderate)
5:30 hrs - 7.7 mi - 1,765 ft gain - 896 ft max
Today, we will cross Pehoé Lake by catamaran, arriving at the Paine Grande refuge to tackle one of the segments of the W trek. As we reach the midpoint of our hike, we'll catch sight of the awe-inspiring Grey Glacier and the expansive Southern Ice Fields. Our journey will continue as we make our way to the beach of Grey Lake, where we'll board a boat that will take us up close to the glacier before dropping us off on the other side of the lake. From there, we will walk along the beach and meander through a forest, eventually reaching the van for our return trip.
activities
:
Power Boat, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Torres del Paine|Base Torres
Base Torres Hike
Activity Level 3 (Active)
7 hrs - 14.7 mi - 3,783 ft gain - 2,904 ft max
We will set out on an expedition to one of the most iconic sectors of the W, embarking on our journey by van to the Cerro Paine ranch. From there, we will begin our ascent to the base of the famed Torres del Paine. As we reach the summit, we will be awestruck by the towering granite peaks that rise majestically above us and the mesmerizing lagoon that stretches out at our feet. The sheer grandeur and beauty of the landscape will leave us breathless. We will then make our descent, retracing our steps along the same road, with memories that will last a lifetime.
activities
:
Hike
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Torres del Paine|Puntilla del Toro|Estepa Patagonica
Puntilla del Toro Horseback Ride
Activity Level 2 (Moderate)
2 hrs - 3.5 mi - 46 ft gain - 98 ft max
This morning, we will set out from the stables on horseback, making our way across the expansive Serrano pampa. As we ride, we'll pass picturesque lagoons with the majestic Paine massif serving as a stunning backdrop. Our route will take us along the banks of the Serrano River and Lake Toro, which we will cross at various points to fully experience the landscape's natural beauty. On our return journey, we'll traverse the pampa once more, captivated by the panoramic vistas of the Paine massif that stretch out before us. The experience will leave us with a deep sense of connection to this breathtaking region.
Estepa Patagonica Route
Activity Level 1 (Easier)
During the afternoon, we will travel by van through the eastern sector of the park blending our excursion with short walks to immerse ourselves in the landscape. This area is chiefly known for its rich wildlife, including guanacos, pumas, and a diverse array of birds, set against the backdrop of sprawling pampas typical of the Patagonian steppe. Our first stop will be the viewpoint overlooking Nordenskjöld Lake, followed by a visit to the Paine Grande waterfall. From there, we will journey by van to Los Cisnes Lagoon and conclude our exploration at Amarga Lagoon before returning to the hotel for a relaxing evening.
activities
:
Horses, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Torres del Paine|Explora Hotel|Puerto Natales|Airport (PNT)
As we bid farewell to the team at Explora, we will drive back to Puerto Natales Airport. The landscapes that once welcomed us will now offer a sentimental goodbye. The shimmering lakes and rolling hills will recede in the rearview mirror, replaced by the expansive steppes and open fields that define this region. The majestic outlines of the Andean mountains will gradually fade into the distance, serving as a poignant reminder of the adventures we've had. Though the journey will signify the end of our stay, the natural beauty surrounding us will offer one last moment to reflect on the unforgettable experiences we've had. As we approach the airport, the reality of our departure will set in, but the memories of our time at Explora will remain vivid, accompanying us long after we've boarded our flight.
Flights: Flight should depart at least two hours after scheduled transfers arrival to Puerto Natales from Explora Hotel: 9 AM, 12 Noon and 2 PM. Private transfer available for an additional cost.
meals
:
Breakfast
end of the itinerary
Important: Daily activities description subject to change

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Photographers in location at Torres del Paine National Park

Pricing Details

Rates shown are per person based on standard double room or cabin occupancy.
Prices in US$ and valid through December 31, 2024
Single occupancy subject to single supplement .
Credit card payments subject to 3% processing fee.
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What is Included

Hotels as shown or similar
All meals as shown
Airport transfers as shown
Professional bilingual guides
Excursions as part of a group
Gratuities except to guides

Additional Budget Considerations

International flights
Domestic flights

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About Your Adventure

Activity Levels

level 1 - easier

Activities: scenic drives, canoe rides, walks up to 1 hour. Trail conditions: cobblestones, pavement, gravel, or dirt paths. Some days require extended walking.

LEVEL 2 - MODERATE

Most travelers can join level 2 adventures without prior experience. Being generally fit is important. Activities include short hikes up to 3 hours, sea kayaking in calm waters, and rafting on Class I-II rapids.

LEVEL 3 - ACTIVE

Includes 3-6 hours of daily physical activity, like rafting and wilderness camping. Hikes cover 8-10 miles, including steep ascents or descents. Rafting features Class III rapids.

LEVEL 4 - CHALLENGE

Hikes up to 14 miles. Rugged terrain, exposure risk, altitudes over 10,000 ft. Rafting: Class IV-V rapids. Kayaking: 4-5 hrs daily, open water with waves and tides.

LEVEL 5 - extreme

For experienced adventurers. Trekking without vehicle support in rugged terrain above 10,000 feet. Long hikes, up to 12 hours, with significant altitude changes. Rafting in: Class IV-V rapids. Experience and doctor's certificate required.