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FAST TRACK W (3 Days)

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Gonzalo "the Big Boss"

Chile Nativo Travel

An active travel local company based in 2001 in Puerto Natales, an expert in Patagonia.

  • Local time:12:36

FAST TRACK W (3 Days)

A short and sweet, highlights-only Torres del Paine trek experience. Hike and boat the famous W trail’s three major attractions:. On this 3-day trip you’ll go on a French Valley trek, come close to the icy walls of Grey Glacier and hike to the Base of the famous Towers, while recharging each night in a secluded and intimate riverside camp!

French Valley Trek

We’ll pick you up in Puerto Natales at 7:00 am and travel for the Torres del Paine trek via unpaved roads and past lagoons and pampas; accompanied at times by the guanacos (relatives of llamas), grey foxes, Chilean flamingos and black-necked swans that call them home. Entering the National Park, we’ll cross Pehoe Lake by catamaran and arrive at the starting point of today’s return trek. Our destination, the French Valley, is a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers. At the beginning of the French Valley trek - a glacial moraine - you’ll scramble over huge boulders and catch the first sight of the hanging glacier atop the valley. From this point, you’ll ascend for an hour through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint (the “Plateau”). Your reward is a heart-stirring bird’s eye view of granite peaks and hanging glaciers. To one side, the French Glacier and Paine Grande (3050 m); while to the other, La Espada, La Hoja, La Máscara and the main and north “horns” of Los Cuernos arch upwards. In the upper section of the Valley, Cerro Catedral and Cerro Fortaleza loom like turrets above the landscape. Take your time on this French Valley trek trip to have lunch at the viewpoint, surrounded by these imposing peaks and open skies. Our return hike is along the same track. We’ll take the catamaran back across Pehoe Lake, and a 35 minute private transfer will drive us to Chile Native Riverside Domes. Read more

Chile Nativo Riverside Domes

Hike Pingo Valley - Glacier Grey Cruise

Next on the Torres del Paine trek trip we’ll take a 3-hour hike to Pingo Valley to a viewpoint at “Cascada los Salmones”, a waterfall where salmon are sometimes seen. Be alert as we return - you may see a huemul (Andean deer) hiding nearby! After a picnic lunch on the shores of the Pingo River we’ll make our way through a woodpecker-inhabited beech forest to our boat’s departure point. The hour-long boat trip takes us around blue-hued icebergs and to the immense face of Grey Glacier, where we’ll stay for a while to admire its textures, lines and colors. If we’re lucky, we’ll witness a glacial calving, where chunks of ice break off and plummet spectacularly into the freezing waters. On your return journey you’ll see the wind-sculpted “ice mushrooms” atop the massive peaks of Paine Grande. Later, we’ll drive to the Serrano River area where a gourmet meal and good night’s rest await us at our riverside Domes. Read more

Chile Nativo Riverside Domes

Hike to Base of Las Torres

Our final day of the Torres del Paine trek trip begins with a transfer across the National Park to the starting point for the trek to the three Towers lookout. Your hike begins with an hour’s ascent, following the Ascencio River into the Ascencio Valley. Here we’ll stop to observe how the valley’s beauty unfolds with rich beech forests, glaciers and waterfalls. Past this lookout point, we continue uphill, this time ascending a gigantic terminal moraine (a ridge formed at a glacier’s end point) where we’ll be rewarded by the arresting sight of the Towers themselves. At this lookout point 900 meters above sea level, we’ll rest, take photos and have lunch. Our descent follows the same path and a private transfer will take you back to Puerto Natales, ending here the Torres del Paine trek. Read more

Puerto Natales

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Rio Serrano
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Torres del Paine
Hotel Chile Nativo Riverside Camp

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Two nights lodging in riverside camp Chile Nativo (comfortable domes with 2 inflatable mattresses and shared bathroom) (bedding included)
  • Catamaran to cross Pehoe Lake (RT)-
  • Boat at Lake Grey (RT)
  • All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, BL: box lunch, D: dinner)
  • Guide/driver (English-Spanish languages)

Package excludes

  • Any additional nights
  • Medical expenses
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Gratuities for Guide/Driver

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Lynn Talbot, United States

The trip was all that I had hoped for. Torres del Paine is spectacular and not to be missed. Although I could have done this trip on my own, I wouldn't have learned all that I did, and the boat trip to Grey Glacier wouldn't have been possible. It was a memorable trip! Felipe knew so much about the region and he willingly shared all he knew. Overall, an excellent experience. Torres del Paine is a place not to be missed. Read more

Jenny Block, Germany

Thank you to Chile Nativo for this awesome and very special trip at Torres del Paine! It was organized perfectly - beginning with Johana, who was always very friendly, helpful when ever there were questions arising prior to the trip or even when urgent support was needed just the night before the trip. I was very thankful and appreciated that a lot! During the trip itself, even though some of the hikes were unexpectedly demanding (but still a joy!), we always had enough time so we didn't need to rush through the park, but enjoy the scenery instead when ever we wanted, and take our time to get from A to B. It is certainly a very special place down there at Torres del Paine, and I'm glad we were able to fully enjoy it's beauty! Read more

Hugh & Caroline, United Kingdom

Just a brilliant 5 days. Amazing scenery, and great people, and a little bit of challenge, which never hurt anyone! The highlight of our time in South America, and we would do it again in a heartbeat. Just awesome. Do it! Chile Nativo gave us loads of details and ideas of things to do before and after. ust a brilliant 5 days. Amazing scenery, and great people, and a little bit of challenge, which never hurt anyone! The highlight of our time in South America, and we would do it again in a heartbeat. Just awesome. Do it! Chile Nativo gave us loads of details and ideas of things to do before and after. Read more

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