Day 1 Santiago There is a lot to do and see in and around Santiago, so we highly recommend booking pre-nights if you want time to explore.
Santiago is Chile’s capital and largest city, with internationally recognized vineyards and Andean ski resorts very close by. Explore the many museums and parks, and visit the vibrant neighbourhood of Bellavista to shop for handicrafts and visit trendy cafés.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Santiago/Puerto Natales Transfer to the airport in Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas before continuing on to Puerto Natales. Enjoy a free evening to explore the coastal town.
Plane (3.00-4.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 3 Puerto Natales (1B) Enjoy the morning cycling along the trails around Laguna Sofia. In the afternoon take some free time to explore the town and get prepared for the treks to come.
Sofia Lagoon Cycling
Day 4 Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine (1B, 1L, 1D) Embark on a 6-day excursion within Torres del Paine NP, hiking the famous 'W' Trek and camping under the stars. Start the 62km (38.5 mi) route by trekking to the base of Las Torres to see the dramatic three towers and turquoise lagoon below.
All five nights in Torres del Paine NP are spent camping. The campsites are near mountain refuges with access to shared bathrooms and dining facilities.
W Trek (Day 1)
Cross the pampa Patagonica first on asphalt roads to Cerro Castillo, stopping for a quick break. Continue by dirt road with some photo stops — views here are beautiful! Start checking for wildlife — lots of guanacos and (likely) condors, geese, and other birds as well. Enter the national park and continue for another 30 mins to the start point of the trek.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Torres del Paine National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Wake up surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. After breakfast, continue hiking along the W route, crossing Paine River and passing through grassy fields. Stop at Lake Nordenskjöld and snap a photo of the mountains reflecting in the lake before reaching the campsite for the night.
W Trek (Day 2)
Day 6 Torres del Paine National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Today hike to the French Valley lookout to see the mountain range spread across the National Park. Take in the dramatic, contrasting greens and greys on the landscape.
W Trek (Day 3)
Day 7 Torres del Paine National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) The final day of the W Trek leads to Grey Lake and the lookout point for Grey Glacier. Gaze off into the distance admiring the scale of this immense glacier. Spend the afternoon kayaking on the lake out to Grey Glacier.
Please note, the kayak excursion is weather permitting. If it is unsafe to kayak, a Zodiac cruise following a similar route will replace the kayaking activity.
W Trek (Day 4)
Day 8 Torres del Paine National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a free day in Torres del Paine National Park for optional activities. If you are still looking for more trekking, opt to head out on a hike or explore Grey Glacier on a glacier trek.
Day 9 Torres del Paine National Park/Puerto Natales (1B) Continue trekking to Lake Pehoé and finish by taking a picturesque ferry ride across the lake enjoying the sense of accomplishment.
Boat (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 10 Puerto Natales (1B) Depart at any time.