There is high demand for this tour and there are limited spots available. Spots for some dates run out months in advance, so we recommend planning your trip as far in advance as possible.
- For Chileans and foreign residents in Chile:
- Group of 2 people: CLP$ 1,600,000 per person.
- Group of 3 people: CLP$ 1,410,000 per person.
- Group of 4 people: CLP$ 1,315,000 per person.
- Group of 5 people: CLP$ 1,260,000 per person.
- Group of 6 people or more: CLP$ 1,220,000 per person.
- For non-resident international visitors in Chile:
- Group of 2 people: US$ 2,670 per person.
- Group of 3 people: US$ 2,350 per person.
- Group of 4 people: US$ 2,200 per person.
- Group of 5 people: US$ 2,100 per person.
- Group of 6 people or more: US$ 2,040 per person.
- 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.
- Once the payment has been made, the booking will be subject to confirmation depending on availability, and it will be confirmed within the next 24 to 72 hours (bear in mind that this frame could be extended to 7 business days during periods of high demand).
- Cancellation policy (with full refund) is with 31 days’ notice.
- Round-trip private transport between Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas, and the Torres del Paine National Park.
- Catamaran navigation in the Grey Lake.
- 1st night in the Hotel Las Torres (double private room).
- 2nd night in the Hotel Las Torres (double private room).
- 3rd night in a cabin in Cuernos Area (double private room, bed with sleeping bag).
- 4th night in Refugio Paine Grande (shared room, bed with sleeping bag).
- 5th night in Refugio Grey (shared room, bed with sleeping bag).
- Breakfast (coffee, tea, milk, bread, eggs, jam, juice, and fruit).
- Box lunch (cold sandwich, cereal bar, chocolate bar, dried fruits, and fruit).
- Dinner (meal of the day, with first course, second course, dessert, and water).
- Roasted lamb or traditional once, depending on the time of transport to the Torres del Paine National Park.
- Travel kit (stainless steel bottle, microfiber towel, and liner).
- 20% off for spa services in the Hotel Las Torres.
- Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
- Entry ticket to the Torres del Paine National Park.
- Accommodations in Punta Arenas.
- Accommodations in Puerto Natales.
- Flight tickets.
- Extra excursions.
- Health insurance.
- Drinks in refuges nor cabins.
- Tips (optional).
- A 40-liter backpack for all the circuit.
- A 20 to 25-liter backpack for the daily hikes.
- Waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex or similar).
- Fleece clothing (Polartec or similar).
- Thermal clothing (base layer).
- Short and long-sleeved t-shirts.
- Hiking shoes.
- Plenty of batteries (there are no electrical sockets to charge batteries).
- Flip-flops (for showers and resting).
- Winter hat and gloves for the cold.
- Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
- Ziploc bags or similar (to store garbage).
- Trekking poles.
- Not allowed for pregnant women.
Start: Day 1 at 2:30 pm at your hotel in Puerto Natales.
End: Day 6 at 10:00 pm at your hotel in Puerto Natales.
*These are reference times because it will depend on the starting and ending point of the tour (Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas), besides the conecting times to leave the park, different from the Classic W Circuit that has fixed departures.
Day 1: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park. This first day will be of transport whether it be from the airport of Punta Arenas, or from Puerto Natales. We will pass by an estancia on the way to enjoy a roasted lamb, or a traditional once (depending on the time of departure). We will reach the park to spend the night at the Hotel Las Torres.
Day 2: Base of Torres del Paine Trek (19,5 km (12.1 miles) trek, 7 to 9 hours). We will get up very early to begin this high difficulty trek. After an hour walking, we will pass by the El Chileno Campsite, while we have views of the Almirante Nieto Mountain. We will see different Patagonian landscapes while we get closer to the moraine, last test before reaching the Base of Torres del Paine. There, if the weather is with us, we will have an amazing view of this nature wonder and we will have time for resting. After use the time to take pictures and eat our box lunch, we will begin the return to the Hotel Las Torres to rest.
Day 3: Hotel Las Torres - Cuernos Area Cabins (11 km (6.8 miles) trek, 4 to 5 hours). We will gather in the restaurant of the hotel to have breakfast and then begin our hike of the day. It will be easier than the day before, but not less amazing, because we will follow the route on the side of the Nordenskjöld Lake. We will see its turquoise color form the north shore until arriving to the cabins where we will stay that night.
Day 4: Francés Valley (24 km (14.9 miles) trek, 10 to 12 hours). During the day we will have a long walk, so we will get up very early to go to the Francés Valley. We will enter the Patagonian woods so then we go to the area where is the Francés overlook. Here we will see the mountains that flank the valley and we will have access to different perspectives of the park. After that, we will be able to continue to the Británico overlook, so then we return by the same path to the Italiano Campsite, so then we take the route by the side of the Skottsberg Lake to the Refugio Paine Grande.
Day 5: Grey Area (18 km (11.1 miles) trek, 7 to 9 hours). During this day, we will have access to one of the Torres del Paine National Park icons: The Grey Glacier. We will walk by a valley and lose sight of the Pehoé Lake, and pass by the side of the Los Patos Lagoon, so we reach the glacier's overlook. From here, we will be able to identify the path that awaits us until the Refugio Grey, where we will make a stop for lunch. From the refuge we have several options: continuing the trek until the Suspension Bridges, making an ice trek in the glacier or kayaking to get closer to the glacier's walls. Consider that any of these options require and important physical effort that will be rewarded by the perspectives of the glacier that you will be able to obtain making one of them.
Day 6: Grey Glacier Navigation. We will get up early for breakfast, after what we will have some free time to order our stuff and go to the pier of the Grey III catamaran. From this point we will begin a boat tour with which we will get closer to the glacier's wall, and we will stay there close to one hour, before going across the lake to the Hotel Lago Grey, where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas, where we will end the tour.
How far in advance should I book the program?
The W and O circuits are high demanded and its spaces are limited, having dates in which we are running out of spaces with months in advance. Because of that, our recommendation is to book your space in advance as early as possible.
Can children make the W Circuit?
The minimum age required for this kind of activities is 14 years old. Remember that this is a trek of several days, with a medium/high physical demand, so it is important having experience in long walks and under hard conditions.
The program has scheduled fixed start and end times?
No. The beginning time will be set according to your availability to take the transport from the airport of Punta Arenas or from Puerto Natales to the Torres del Paine National Park, during the first day of the program. The end time, for its part, will be set according to the time of the Grey Lake navigation considered in the confirmation of your booking, being back in Puerto Natales by noon or mid-afternoon of the sixth day of the program.
It is necessary to bring water to make the circuit?
No, it is not necessary to bring water from Puerto Natales, because there are available sources along the way, whether it be in the refugios and camping, or natural water sources during the trek.
Is there WiFi and sockets in the refugios?
Yes. The WiFi service in the refugios is not included in the program's price, but you can pay for it directly in every refugio. Depending on the speed and time, its price goes from US$ 4 per 30 minutes. On the other hand, the sockets to charge electronic devices are available in the common areas of the refugios. Because the number of sockets is limited, our recommendation is to bring charged power banks as well.
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