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Torres del Paine National Park is known for its incredible and challenging treks, all of which end in spectacular views. This three-day set of excursions will take you to those views, while also allowing you to spend the night in the comfort of your hotel. Your local guides will pick you up early each morning for three exciting day trips. You can choose from any number of day excursions, including The Towers, French Valley, Grey Glacier, and more.
From spectacular ranges of snowcapped mountains to barren seascapes, from the solitude of the steppe to the warm and welcoming smile of a gaucho, Patagonia has endless beauty and you will experience it all. This tour is perfect for travelers looking for adventure on a less challenging scale than the park’s famed W trek. Your day trips may be modified based on your physical ability level or weather. Below is a sample itinerary that talks about 3 possible excursions, but the excursions themselves and the order in which you do them will be subject to weather.
Day One: The Towers (13 miles, 8 hrs)
Eat a hearty breakfast before meeting your guides to begin your days of adventure. Your guides have arranged for a private car to pick you up from your accommodations near the park and take you to your first day hike.
Warming up slowly but surely, the first hour of the trek will be uphill until you arrive at the beautiful Asencio Valley. Walking another hour, you will arrive at the Lenga forest, where you will start the most challenging part of the climb. The reward at the end of an uphill incline will be reaching the iconic base of the “three sister towers"; it's the best view in the entire park. There, you will enjoy a well-deserved lunch and have time to relax and connect with nature before making your way back to your hotel.
Day Two: French Valley (11 miles, 7 hrs)
Your day will start with a magnificent panoramic ferry ride, allowing you to see the whole Paine Massif Complex and admire the blue waters of Pehoe Lake. The 30-minute ferry ride will take you and your guides to Refugio Paine Grande. Hiking 2.5 hours with just your day pack, you will arrive at the Italian Camp to start your ascent to a stunning lookout. Witness the spectacular French Glacier and watch the impressive avalanches fall. You’ll be back at your hotel just in time for Happy Sour, that is, happy hour with pisco sour!
Day Three: Gray Glacier Lookout (7 miles, 4 hrs)
As your last day in the park, this day will be your time to truly take in the beauty and tranquility of Patagonia before returning to the real world. Your guides will pick you up for early for a 4-hour hike, during which you will slowly ascend to the Grey Glacier Lookout. There, you will witness impressive ice fields and bright blue icebergs floating across Lake Grey. After making your descent, you will take the same scenic ferry ride and bus ride back to your hotel, allowing you to enjoy your last views of the park.
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Growing up in Chile, a country with immense natural beauty, my parents always taught me to appreciate and respect nature. Today, I hope to share those ideals with as many people as possible and show to the world how incredible my country truly is.
Before becoming a guide, I would spend every summer camping. Every year I went somewhere different, exploring the most off-the-beaten-path, unique parts of the country, in search of the best mountains to hike, the biggest granite walls to climb, and the steepest snow slopes to ski down. No matter what sport I was doing, the best part was the pure happiness of being surrounding by nature. After years of these trips, I decided I wanted to a job that would not only allow me to explore nature even more, but also to protect and share the beauty of this land with travelers from around the world. Hosting eco-tours in and around Santiago has become the perfect way for me to do just that.
Born and raised in Santiago, I spent my childhood constantly playing sports and exploring the great outdoors. Growing up, I was always hiking or camping, anything to escape the crowd of the city. Being in the nature is my ultimate happiness, so I knew I needed a job that would let me spend all day outside. Being a guide was the best way for me to transfer all my passion and knowledge to as many people as possible. So I ventured to the best national parks across Chile from San Pedro de Atacama all the way to Torres del Paine National Park to work as a guide.
Living and working in these outstanding spots gave me the chance to grow as a guide while also improving my rock climbing skills. I’ve climbed big walls over 1,000 meters high across the country. My experience exploring the mountains of Chile inspired me to return back to Santiago to show off the incredible nature we have right here at home. On all of my tours, my main goal is to make sure my travelers have the ultimate adventure while still staying safe.
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