Torres del Paine National Park is known for its incredible and challenging treks, all of which end in spectacular views. This two-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 two exciting day trips. 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.
Day One: Grey Lake and Cuernos Lookout
Grey Lake – Easy L
Our 1st day is reserved to discover Torres del Paine from west to south and our first stop is Grey Lake. We hike approximately 1 hour until we get to the lookout, where we can see the impressive ice field that covers the west end of the park and Grey Lake with its several incredibly blue icebergs. If we are lucky enough, we get really close to icebergs and we can even touch, taste and hear them. A delightful picnic accompanied by some inviting wine is the way to end this beautiful hike.
Cuernos – Easy L.
An hour scenic drive in the national park puts us, where we start our hike to Cuernos. The first stop is an impressive waterfall called Salto Grande, where Lake Nordenskjold and Pehoe naturally unite. Spotting some fauna and flora, we continue our hike until the lookout of Cuernos, where we can appreciate a unique, up-close view of the Paine Massif Complex.
Day Two: Blue Lake and Aonikenk Trail
Blue Lake – Easy L.
On our 2nd day we make sure to cover the rest of the national park. Driving from a different route, we reach to the eastern edge of Torres del Paine, where the spectacular Blue Lake lies with its rich fauna and flora. Hiking along the north shore of the lake, we get to see the impressive towers from distance. Blue Lake is the only point, where you can see the 3 towers without hiking to the base. As you are already used to by now, we celebrate our hike with our unique picnic with wine.
Aonikenk Trail – Medium L.
There is no better hike to understand about the history of this land and to feel like receiving a mysterious letter from the past. Hiking through the Aonikenk Trail leading to where the ancient cave paintings are located, you get to learn about indigenous people and their communication culture. This trail is also known as Hunter’s Trail as it has a rich fauna including guanacos, condors and even pumas.
This tour can be modified based on your physical ability level.
This tour is nonrefundable due to the nature of this tour and what's included.
We are a couple that is passionate about the wild and unique beauty of Southern Patagonia. As a pair, our mutual love of the outdoors brought us together, so we decided to make this shared interest into a business. Ever since we started, we’ve absolutely loved sharing our home with fellow adventure seekers from around the world.
Born and raised in southern Chile, I grew up exploring and learning about nature with my grandfather. I have since loved everything about being outside. I love the beauty, the natural meditations, and I especially love constantly learning about the geology, history, and biology of the land. Through over 11 years of experience in guiding in Patagonia, I’ve become an expert on Parque Nacional Torres del Paine and know every single corner of the park. In addition to Torres del Paine, I’ve worked in other incredible destinations around Chile, like San Pedro de Atacama, where I had the opportunity to climb high summits, like Volcan Pili and Sairecabur. A true lover of adventure, I feel lucky every day that I get to work in one of the world’s most beautiful places. I truly have the best office in the world.
Originally from Turkey, I decided to go after my dream of traveling throughout South America. When I finally made it to Patagonia, I knew it was where I was meant to stay. As a record-holding paraglider and an advanced open water diver, I love all things adventure, so the beautiful mountains and exciting outdoor activities made it the perfect location for me. Prior to moving to Patagonia, I used to be a teacher who led and coordinated cultural immersion programs for international students. I also speak English, Spanish, Turkish, and German, and so with my language skills, experience teaching and leading tours, and love of adventure, I knew being a guide was my next career move. Not only have I found a job that combines my prior experiences, but one that lets me explore and discover every single day.