Lake Nordenskjold along the W Trek in Chilean Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia Tour: Santiago & W Trek Torres del Paine

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Places Visited

Santiago, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Discover the hidden gems of Chile on this luxury 8-day Chilean Patagonia Tour. Glaciers exquisitely complement pristine mountaintops and shine like diamonds in the sunlight. Turquoise lakes sparkle against a backdrop of granite peaks. Wild guanacos traipse across the high altitude plains. Icebergs calve away from the ice wall and splash down into the waters below. The landscape of Chie will take your breath away, from the dramatic mountains to the charming wildlife, radiant wildflowers to the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Trek to the remote Grey Glacier for an unparalleled view of the bright blue ice wall
  • Hike to the outlook of Base of Torres del Paine for a spectacular panorama of the granite pillars for which the national park is known
  • Sail across the spectacular waters of Pehoé Lake on a scenic cruise
  • Witness fossils of extinct animals unique to the region, including the saber-tooth tiger and giant sloth, discovered in a magnificent cave
  • Enjoy a tour of the Chile’s cultural capital of Santiago, filled with historic mansions and vibrant museums
  • Relish the challenge of hiking the French Valley for a breathtaking panorama of hanging glaciers, sparkling lakes, and the marvelous landscape of Torres del Paine National Park

Detailed Description

Torres del Paine National Park is a unique experience; the “W” trail follows the undulation of the scenic expanse. Your custom tailored Chilean Patagonia tour follows the mountaintops and glaciers, colorful lakes and vast plains, allow you to discover the endless beauty of Chilean Patagonia. Your journey begins with your arrival in Santiago, the capital city of Chile. Your guide meets you at the airport and leads you on a spectacular tour of the city’s treasures, from its artistic culture to its charming neighborhoods, all within view of the bordering Andes Mountains. The following morning, your private transfer escorts you to the airport for your domestic flight to Chile’s southernmost city of Punta Arenas, where you continue to the town of Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park.

Outside of the city is the famous Milodon Caves, where a 19th-century explorer discovered fossils of extinct regional animals. Your private transfer leads you into Torres del Paine National Park, stopping in Cerro Castillo Village to enjoy an exceptional view of the nearby mountain and its shimmering glaciers. You enter the park at Laguna Amarga and settle into your luxurious hotel in the Las Torres sector. The next day, you follow the trail to Base of Torres del Paine, taking in the stunning views of Lake Nordenskjold and discovering breathtaking panoramas.

The following day, you trek on one of many Patagonia adventure tours along the “W,” overtaking the remarkable, diverse landscape to reach the Base of Los Cuernos. Then, tackle some of the most challenging paths of the “W,” exploring the hanging glaciers and dense forests of the French Valley. You venture to Grey Lake for a marvelous view of Grey Glacier before returning by way of a scenic cruise back to Puerto Natales. In the morning of your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,595 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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