PROGRAMMED DISTANCE 800 km/498 miles approx. 05 Days / 04 Nights
Discover the majestic beauty of Torres del Paine National Park. Declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, this park has a great variety of natural environs: mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and glaciers. The park owes its name to the impressive granite massif known as Torres del Paine, comprised of the central tower of nearly 2.800 meters high, the northern tower and the southern tower.
DAY 01: PUNTA ARENAS - PUERTO NATALES Depart from the airport in Punta Arenas towards Puerto Natales. On the way, recommended visit to Seno Otway Rookery (160 Km. paved road) where nearly 6,000 Magellanic Penguins use this site as a nesting place. Accommodation at chosen hotel.
DAY 02: PUERTO NATALES - TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK Visit the Cueva del Milodón (24 km. paved road). The Milodón (Mylodon darwini), was a large herbivore animal that disappeared by the ends of the Pleistocene. Then head towards Torres del Paine National Park (126 Km. paved and non-paved road). Accommodation at chosen hotel.
DAY 03: TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK Visit Pingo viewpoint and surroundings of Grey lake area. Recommended navigation towards Grey Glacier (optional not included in program). Accommodation at chosen hotel.
DAY 04: TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK Day at leisure to visit Torres del Paine National Park (Non-paved road). Recommended is one of the many hikes on offer in the Park. Recommended stops: Salto Grande - Pehoe Lake - Salto Chico - Nordenskjold Lake view point - Las Torres Area. Trekking to Base Las Torres (approximate length 6 hours). At dusk, return to hotel (non-paved road). Accommodation at chosen hotel.
DAY 05: TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK - PUNTA ARENAS Depart to Punta Arenas airport (400 Km.) to return your vehicle.
NOTES: • Program Season: All year round. • Car rental and hotel accommodation included • Minimum 1 passenger. • Drivers licence is required for car rental, as well as being over 25 years old. • Entrance fees to places of interest not included. Approximate entrance fees: Penguins colonies USD 6, el Milodón Cave USD 8, Torres del Paine National Park USD 35 • Approximate cost for fuel in Chile per litre is as follows: gas USD 1.8 litre. Diesel USD 1.6 litre. • Car rental includes unlimited mileage and collision damage waiver. (entry fees and fuel tariffs subject to change)
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