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Trekking Patagonia’s Torres del Paine

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 5718

Private Tour Highlights

  • Trekking through the heart of the Paine Massif to see the fascinating geological formations
  • Tucking into a picnic on the shores of Lake Grey, and sailing across the water to get up close to the immense Grey Glacier
  • Climbing up the steep path and over a mass of boulders to be rewarded with views across to the majestic Towers and glacial lake
  • Taking in the stunning, panoramic views of Santiago de Chile atop San Cristobal Hill
  • Sampling delicate, delicious and boutique wines during a tour of the Casablanca Valley
  • Choosing from an array of optional activities that accentuate the beauty of Torres del Paine.
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Tour Overview

Trekking Patagonia through the trails following the prominent mountains of Torres del Paine National Park are world-class routes. During this excursion, relish in breathtaking views of your natural surroundings consisting of glaciers, rivers, lakes, forests, and abundant wildlife. This trip offers constantly changing landscapes and experiences; at one moment view Andean condors, the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere, circling overhead and guanacos, a native animal that is cousin to the llamas. This tour also includes two nights in Santiago, Chile’s modern and historic capitol, as well as a visit to the Casablanca wine valley.

The preferred departure date for this tour is Thursday to coordinate with the Torres del Paine trek, however the tour can be customized to fit your individual travel dates. You may choose to enjoy a longer, seven-day Torres del Paine trek; please ask your Yampu Travel Consultant for details.

Inclusions
Prices include round trip airfare from Santiago to Punta Arenas; all transfers between airport and accommodations with assistance and baggage handling; three nights accommodation in Santiago, including continental or buffet breakfast; three nights accommodation in Ecocamp domes and one night accommodation in Refugio; guided tours in English including all entrance fees; and meals where specified.

*By traveling to Patagonian Chile with Yampu Tours, you will be making the choice to travel responsibly. Working with Reforest Patagonia, Yampu Tours will donate one tree for every client booked to the Chilean Patagonia, towards the reforestation efforts in Torres del Paine. Reforest Patagonia is a non-profit, public-private alliance with a single objective: to recover one of the world’s most important ecosystems.

*Yampu Tours reserves the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary under the sole discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can also modified, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather consideration.
Exclusions

Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$5718 £$6645 £$7302
Single N/A £$8964 £$10501 £$11640

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Santiago

Overnight International Flight to Santiago.

Overnight International Flight to Santiago.

Day
2

Welcome to Santiago

This afternoon, enjoy a private city tour of Santiago. The tour starts from the Funicular de Santiago (Gondola), which provides a stunning and panoramic view over the city from the top of San Cristobal Hill. Then travel to the heart of the city and Plaza de Armas the spot from where the city has grown throughout the centuries. Each Latin city has a plaza de Armas as when cities were founded the center was also where the armory and military base was established - hence the name Plaza de Armas (Plaza of Arms). Visit some of the more important buildings such as the Cathedral, the City Council, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum. Continue to the Presidential Palace "La Moneda"; the current seat of the government.

Wander the streets that were once elegant at the beginning of the 19th century and now are a commercial center. Also visit some the original colonial neighborhoods such as Concha y Toro Square. Characterized by its cobbled streets and old mansions that reflect the elegance and richness of the early twentieth century the neighborhood grew to prominence between 1870 and 1876 with the influx of wealth as a result of mining and the discovery of Silver. Many Chileans achieved great wealth, including Enrique Concha y Toro founder of the famed winery. Return to the hotel for the evening. ...read less

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Private Full Day Vina del Mar - Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley with Lunch

This morning, depart from your hotel in Santiago around 11:00am, driving along the picturesque Chilean countryside towards one of Chile's most important wine areas, the Casablanca Valley, producing some of South America's finest white wines.

First you will visit Casas del Bosque, located 70 km from Santiago and only 30 km from Valparaiso, with 235 hectares vineyard dedicated exclusively to the production of cold climate varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Syrah. In 2013, in London, this vineyard was chosen in the International Wines & Spirits Competition as Chilean Wine Producer of the Year. Take a full tour of the premises before lunch (included) at the Tanino's restaurant, supervised by Chef Alvaro Larraguibel and enologist Alvaro Larraguibel, who have worked jointly to achieve the perfect pairing between gastronomy and wines.

After lunch, proceed southeast by a beautiful tree-lined highway up to Valparaiso, the principal port of Chile, declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and built on hills on the coast of a hectic bay. The true attraction of Valparaiso are the hills that divide the city in two levels with its characteristic and colorful buildings hanging from the hills and cliffs in an impressive layout of streets, side streets and alleys. The use of elevators to join the two levels of the city is a tradition to enjoy full panoramic views of the port. After your visit, continue on towards Vina del Mar, overlooking the blue restless Pacific.

Vina del Mar is also known as the "Garden City", due to its beautiful parks, original suburban architectural style, busy beaches and coastal avenues dotted with modern buildings, premium hotels, casino and gourmet restaurants. This panoramic tour includes the Plaza Vergara main square, Libertad bridge, over the Marga creek, Libertad Avenue, shaded by huge maple trees, Fonck Archaeological Museum, with an interesting collection of Easter Island objects, continuing by a coastal road past Las Salinas towards up market Renaca and Concon beaches. Returning to Vina, view on the Municipal gambling casino, Peru Avenue promenade, famed Quinta Vergara and upscale Sporting Club, before returning to Santiago.
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4

Santiago - Torres del Paine National Park

At the appropriate time, you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight to Punta Arenas.

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to your selected accommodation in Torres del Paine.

In the evening meet with your naturalist guide to find the best way to provide unforgettable day trips, according to your needs and adjusting them to the unexpected weather if needs be, a characteristic of Patagonia. Our many excursions, of varying length and difficulty, will lead you to discover Patagonia's main attractions and landscapes: ancient forests, lakes of different and intense colors, rivers, mountains and glaciers, either within the Torres Del Paine National Park or in exclusive excursions to areas near the selected accommodation.

Please note that all activities are in group and arranged directly by the hotel. Specific itinerary will be confirmed upon arrival at the lodge.
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Day
5

Full Day Exploring Torres del Paine

Today will be your first full day exploring the park. With your local guide, choose from an array of optional activities that accentuate the beauty of Torres del Paine. From hiking the nearby trails to wildlife viewing, there are endless ways to be amazed by the extraordinary Patagonian landscape.

Today will be your first full day exploring the park. With your local guide, choose from an array of optional activities that accentuate the beauty of Torres del Paine. From hiking the nearby trails to wildlife viewing, there are endless ways to be amazed by the extraordinary Patagonian landscape.

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Day
6

Optional Activities in Torres del Paine

Today you will visit a different area of Torres del Paine National Park, or you may enjoy one of the many onsite activities available. Torres del Paine National Park has many distinct ecosystems. Each contains widely different landscapes, which sustain diverse flora and fauna, some found nowhere else on earth. Some of the park's main attractions are viewing the Towers rising towards the sky like three perfect granite arrows; and one of the most beautiful destinations within the park, Grey Glacier. The name comes from the color of the water and icebergs, which are mixed with various tonalities of blue. Next, enjoy dinner and wine at the hotel. ...read less

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Day
7

Final Full Day in Torres del Paine

For those who like to explore what is practically uncharted land, explorers can admire the Paine massif from numerous yet all equally breathtaking vantage points. Observe the area's incredible biodiversity while being immersed in many different ecosystems. If you are looking for more relaxing activities, ask one of the properties' local experts what they recommend for the day, or choose to unwind in the comfort of your accommodation before your next day's departure.

For those who like to explore what is practically uncharted land, explorers can admire the Paine massif from numerous yet all equally breathtaking vantage points. Observe the area's incredible biodiversity while being immersed in many different ecosystems. If you are looking for more relaxing activities, ask one of the properties' local experts what they recommend for the day, or choose to unwind in the comfort of your accommodation before your next day's departure.

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Day
8

Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas - Santiago

Early this morning enjoy breakfast and then a scenic overland transfer to the airport in Punta Arenas to connect with a return flight to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Early this morning enjoy breakfast and then a scenic overland transfer to the airport in Punta Arenas to connect with a return flight to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

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Day
9

Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight home.

Torres del Paine National Park, Torres de Paine, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Valparaíso, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile

Places You'll See

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    Torres del Paine

    Take a hike through Torres del Paine National Park, located in the southern tiers of the Andes. Catch a glimpse of Flamingos and Guanacos, as you trek one of the hiking circuits, or take a day tour by boat and get an up close look at the surrounding glaciers.

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    Santiago

    As the political and cultural center of Chile, Santiago has much to offer. Relax at one of the many jazz clubs scattered throughout the city, or go for a wine tasting at one of the local wineries. Take a guided city trek to learn about the Chilean culture and their traditional meals. Or visit the summit of Cerro Santa Lucia for beautiful views.

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    Valparaiso

    Known as Chile’s Cultural Capital, Valparaiso has much to see and do. View the enchanting colonial architecture in the historic downtown. Get caught up in the cities artistic and bohemian vibes as you gaze up at the hills covered in brightly colored houses. Visit the Naval and Maritime Museum dedicated to military naval exploits and battles, or dance the night away with the city nightlife.

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    Punta Arenas

    Located in the deep south of Chile, Punta Arenas is a place where people can enjoy nature in various ways including trekking and Skiing. Take a trip to the Torres del Paine National park or visit a colony of adorable penguins in breeding season, Just north of Punta Arenas. One can also visit the southernmost brewery in the world, Austral Brewery.

Hotel Options

Featured Accommodation

EcoCamp Patagonia

Embark on an adventure to EcoCamp Patagonia, an award-winning, sustainable dome hotel in Torres del Paine National Park. We offer all-inclusive programs to trek the W, go on multi-sport excursions, discover wildlife and connect with nature.

The team at EcoCamp is an energetic mix of guides, cooks, assistants, maintenance staff, drivers, housekeepers and administrators, mainly from the neighboring town of Puerto Natales (180 km) or Punta Arenas (330 km). Their hardworking and positive attitude ensures service levels for both guests and the environment are of the highest quality. Our superstar guides are mainly locals who have grown up breathing fresh Patagonian air. They are all fun-loving and environmentally-conscious trekking enthusiasts who love their job and can be counted on for knowledge, reliability and entertainment.

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4 Star Properties

Santiago : Hotel Bidasoa (Boutique)

Santiago : Le Reve (Providencia)

Torres del Paine : Rio Serrano Hotel

Torres del Paine : Hotel Las Torres

5 Star Properties

Santiago : Mandarin Oriental

Santiago : W Santiago (Las Condes)

Torres del Paine : Patagonia Camp

Torres del Paine : Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

Luxury Properties

Santiago : The Singular Santiago

Santiago : Ritz Carlton Santiago

Torres del Paine : Explora Patagonia

Torres del Paine : Awasi Patagonia

Testimonials

Andy

Traveled March, 2011

I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations.

I had a truly fantastic time in Chile and Argentina. The trip went like a dream with absolutely no hitches. I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations. Thanks for putting together a great itinerary for me and taking the hard work out of planning my vacation.I will be in touch to seek your help planning my next trip to south-america whenever that may be.

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Louise

Traveled March, 2014

I will recommend your service to any friend who plans to visit south-america!

My daughter and I were very pleased with your planning especially your choice of hotels! The hotels (especially Babel Hotel in Buenos Aires) were friendly, charming and were in great locations. The local guides all turned up on time. I am most grateful for your detailed explanation and speedy response every time I wrote to you. I will recommend your service to any friend who plans to visit south-america!

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Christina

Traveled April, 2012

I would like to say a big thank you and give an applaud to your excellent service!

Thank you for your efforts to ensure that both Catherine and myself have an enjoyable vacation. Once again, I would like to say a big thank you and give an applaud to your excellent service!

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Paul from Australia

Traveled March, 2013

Thanks again for your co-ordination of our trip

Just to advise you that we arrived home in Australia yesterday after another successful trip to Chile and Argentina (plus a short side trip to Uruguay!). Apart from a couple of hiccups in the first half of the trip that you were aware of, the trip overall went very well. All the connections worked out, the hotel/hospedaje accommodation was overall very good, with some outstanding (e.g. Tierra Atacama, KKala, Nothofagus, Entre Hielos) and we lucked a presidential suite (without the President) at the Hotel Antofagasta. Bahia Bustamante was also a refreshing highlight. The guide services also worked out well and as it eventuated, all aspects of the original itinerary were met, including the remote area crossing from Chile into Argentina from Cochrane to Los Antiguos. There were many geographic, geological and cultural highlights and we were generally very fortunate with weather conditions. Thanks again for your co-ordination of our trip. Graham and Anita were spending an extra couple of days in Santiago and return to Australia tomorrow.

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