This is a high demand program, and its spaces are limited, so our recommendation is to book your trip as early as possible.
- Program based on double occupancy for residents in Chile: CLP$ 299.000 per person.
- Program based on double occupancy for non-residents in Chile: USD$ 429 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.
- Catamaran between Pudeto and Pehoé Area.
- Accommodation in refugio, in shared rooms with bunks:
- 1st night Grey refugio (sheets and cover included).
- 2nd night in refugio Paine Grande (sheets and cover included).
- Meals (optional).
- 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.
- Grey Glacier Hike (available until march 31st): CLP$ 170.000 per person.
- Grey Glacier Kayak (available until march 31st): CLP$ 120.000 per person.
- Full board meals*:
- Residents in Chile:
- Normal: CLP$ 99.000 per person.
- Christmas and New Year: CLP$ 124.000 per person.
- Non-residents in Chile:
- Normal: USD$ 160 per person.
- Christmas and New Year: US$ 200 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.
- Waterproof jacket and pants.
- Polar warm clothes (Polartec or similar).
- Thermal clothing (first layer).
- Short and long-sleeved 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 7:00 am in the Puerto Natales Bus Station.
End: Day 3 at 4:30 pm in the Puerto Natales Bus Station.
Day 1: Departure from Puerto Natales and Grey Glacier Lookout trek (22 km, 8 to 9 hours).
You must be in the Puerto Natales Bus Station to begin the trip to the Torres del Paine National Park. You will take the bus to reach the Pudeto area, where you will take the catamaran to cross the Pehoé Lake. If you have clean skies, you will see the Paine Massif and the Cuernos del Paine from the lake. You will be able to take amazing pictures, for sure. You will disembark in the Paine Grande area, from where you will start walking by a gorge in which suddenly you will lose sight of the Paine Massif and start to see the Grey Lake to your left. You will visit the lookout points until reaching the main lookout that will allow you to see the wall of the Glacier and the small icebergs detached from the glacier. The lookout point is near the refugio Grey, where you will rest during the night.
Day 2: Glacier optional activity and Paine Grande Trek (11 km, 4 to 5 hours).
You will get up early to enjoy one of the two activities available from the base located in the Grey Area:
- Grey Glacier Ice Hike: 15-minute navigation by Zodiac to the Nunatak Island, from where starts the 1-hour hike with crampons, piolet, harness and helmet on the Grey Glacier.
- Grey Glacier Kayak: kayak navigation between the small icebergs surrounding the glacier and, if the weather is good enough, close to the Nunatak Island, to have another perspective of the glacier. Wetsuit, jacket and waterproof boots, kayak gloves, kayak skirt, kayak vest and life vest included.
After the experience, you will start walking back to the Paine Grande area, where you will spend the night to rest.
Day 3: Pehoé Catamaran and arrival to Puerto Natales.
This day you will be able to relax a little bit with the times, but not too much because you must take the catamaran to start the navigation back through the Pehoé Lake. You will have the privileged views of the Torres del Paine National Park again, if the weather allows it, and you will reach the Pudeto area, where you will 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.