This is a high demand program, and its spaces are limited, so our recommendation is to book your trip as early as possible.
- Program for residents in Chile: CLP$ 165.000 per person.
- Program for non-residents in Chile: USD$ 269 per person.
How to book
- Select the departure date from the calendar.
- Select the number of people.
- Click on "Add to cart".
- Pay the full price of the tour online.
- Round-trip transport by bus from Puerto Natales to the Torres del Paine National Park.
- Accommodation in refugio, in shared room with bunks:
- 1 night in refugio Central (sleeping bag included).
- Meals (optional).
- Round trip connection transport between Laguna Amarga and Las Torres Area (CLP$ 8.000 per person for residents in Chile and US$ 12 per person for non-residents in Chile*).
- Entrance fee to the Torres del Paine National Park (CLP$ 10.500 for residents in Chile and US$ 49 for non-residents in Chile*).
- Health insurance.
- Medical care in case of an accident.
- Evacuation assistance because of bad weather or reasons of force majeure.
- Travel insurance that covers accidents and cancellations because of reasons of force majeure.
*Prices subject to change without notice.
- Full board meals*:
- Residents in Chile:
- Normal: CLP$ 75.000 per person.
- Christmas and New Year: CLP$ 100.000 per person.
- Non-residents in Chile:
- Normal: USD$ 115 per person.
- Christmas and New Year: US$ 155 per person.
*Full board meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, starting with dinner on day one, and ending with lunch the last day. Lunch is always to go, while breakfast and dinner can be to go or to serve, which will depend exclusively on the availability of meals in every accommodation (it is not possible to choose the mode).
What to bring
- A 40-liter backpack for all the circuit.
- A 25-liter backpack for full day treks to the Base of Torres del Paine.
- Waterproof jacket and pants.
- Polar warm clothes (Polartec or similar).
- Thermal clothing (first layer).
- Short and long-leeved T-shirts.
- Trekking shoes.
- Enough batteries (energy is produced in a sustainable way, so not always there are no sockets to charge batteries).
- Water bottle.
- Sandals (for showers and rest).
- Winter hat and gloves for cold temperatures.
- Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
- Sun block.
- Ziploc bags or similar (to store the garbage).
- Hiking poles.
- Mini kitchenette.
- Camping silverware for cooking and eating.
- Minimum age required of 14 years old to make the activity.
- Not allowed for pregnant women.
Start: Day 1 at 12:00 pm in Puerto Natales Bus Station.
End: Day 2 at 9:30 pm in Puerto Natales Bus Station.
Day 1: Departure from Puerto Natales.
The program starts with you being in the Puerto Natales Bus Station, from where you will go to the Portería Laguna Amarga where you will enter to the Torres del Paine National Park. After that, you will be able to take other land transport to the Welcome Center (not included), where you will have to register. You will walk to the Central refugio, where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Base of Torres del Paine Trek and arrival to Puerto Natales (22 km, 8 to 9 hours).
You will get up early to start hiking to the Base of Torres del Paine. You will begin with an ascent trek of around 3 hours, in which you will go through a forest at the foot of the Almirante Nieto Mount until reaching the moraine, the starting point of the heaviest part of the trek. After going up by this path, you will get to the Base of Torres del Paine, where if the weather allows it, you will admire the landscape formed by this granite elevations and the lagoon of glacier source. After staying there for a while, during which you will recover energy and take pictures, you will start the walk back to the Welcome Center and then to the portería, to take the bus back to the Puerto Natales Bus Station, where the activity ends.
Changes and cancellations policy
- You will be able to reschedule your booking without any cost or cancel it with full refund until 60 days before the starting date of the program, whatever the reason.
- Between 59 and 45 days before the start date of the program, you will not be able to make any changes and, in case of cancellations, you will receive a 50% refund.
- Within the 45 days before the starting date of the program (bookings made less than 45 days in advance included) there will be no refund nor reschedule, whatever the reason.
There are no refunds no reschedule in case any of the following situations may prevent making part or the entire program: adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, fires, flooding, road cuts, accidents, strikes, demonstrations, pandemics, epidemics, flight cancellations, lost luggage, accidents of the passenger inside the park, and personal or health problems of the passenger. For passengers that have travel insurance (suggested), due to the impossibility to make part or the entire program because of the reasons described above and whose insurance policy covers the case at hand, we will provide the required documents to be presented to the insurance company.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book the program?
This program is high demanded, and its places are limited. That's why our recommendation is booking as far in advance as possible. Availability is subject to changes up-to-the-minute.
How is it possible to make the circuit in a self-guided (without a guide) manner?
This program is self-guided (without a guide), so you will go on your own walking through the tracks of the park. This way is possible due to all tracks in the park are duly marked and that before starting the program we will send you all the details and a map of the circuit.
What is the difference between a program with accommodation in refugios and a program with accommodation in camping?
In a program with accommodations in refugio you will sleep in a shared room (bunkbeds), with shared bathroom (hot shower), while in a program with accommodations in campsite you will sleep in a double private tent (sleeping bag and sleeping pad included) with shared bathroom (hot shower). Notice that for this second mode the tent will be set up in every accommodation place, that is you won't have to carry, set nor disassemble the tent.
What does the full board service include?
Breakfast include coffee, tea, milk, bread, eggs, cheese, ham, jam, juice and fruit. Box lunch usually is a cold sandwich, cereal bar, chocolate bar, dried fruits and fruit. Finally, dinner includes menu of the day, with first course, second course, dessert and water.
Are there vegetarian, vegan or celiac food alternatives?
Yes. All meals can be adapted for vegetarian, vegan or celiac people, considering that all food are prepared in the same kitchen and might be contact with other food. When booking you must specify your food restrictions in the “additional comments” section.
Is there cell phone reception during the circuit?
In much of the circuit, no. Only in some specific spots in the park (usually at the beginning and end of the circuit), it is possible reaching places for having some signal.
Is there internet access in the accommodations?
Yes. In every accommodation there is satellite internet (paid with credit card, from CLP$ 10.000 for 1 hour).
Are there sockets available to charge electronic devices?
Yes. In common areas of the accommodations there are sockets, which work until 00:00 am (time in which power is cut off). Because there are just a few sockets, there's not always availability, so our recommendation is bringing a power bank with you.
Is there drinking water in the accommodations?
Yes. All accommodations have drinking water that comes from the natural springs of the park.
Are there hot showers in the accommodations?
Yes. All accommodations have hot showers.
How's the weather in the area?
During the whole year, even in summer, weather is ever-changing. In a single day you can have sun, clouds, rain and wind. So, our recommendation is be prepared for all kind of weather.