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Trekking Patagonia’s Torres del Paine

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 5005

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
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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 £$4900 £$5005 £$5102 £$5372
Single £$6906 £$7116 £$7311 £$7851

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.

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 flight to Santiago.

Overnight flight to Santiago.

Day
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Santiago

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Reception at Santiago airport and transfer to a selected hotel in the heart of the city.
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 were 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. Visit some of 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.
Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
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Casablanca Valley with Valparaiso

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Private Casablanca Valley with Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
This morning be met at the hotel and transferred to the Casablanca Valley, approximately 50-miles (80-kilometers) from Santiago. The Casablanca Valley is one of Chile’s most important regions for cultivating the grapes that produce crisp white wines, most notably Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Enjoy a tasting tour and lunch at one of the local wineries situated along this thriving wine route.
After lunch, leaving the Casablanca Valley, visit Valparaiso, the oldest and most important port in Chile. Here there will be an opportunity to walk along the city’s winding streets and enjoy the scenery and culture of this charming port-city. Continue to Vina del Mar, a resort city that was founded in 1874, famous for its beautiful gardens and flower clock. Late in the afternoon return to the hotel in Santiago.
Lunch is included today.
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4

Santiago - Torres del Paine National Park

This morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival be greeted for airport reception and transferred to EcoCamp Patagonia, located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. En route, stop in the town of Puerto Natales to enjoy lunch and visit Cueva de Milodon, a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890’s.
Upon arrival at EcoCamp Patagonia enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure.
Note: Today, choose to transfer from Calafate instead. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for details.
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5

The Paine Massif’s Heart: Valle Frances

This morning after breakfast drive to Pudeto Dock located by the shores of Pehoe Lake. Board a catamaran headed to the northwestern section of the lake where the challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley) begins. Following a steep trail through the heart of the Paine Massif, reach the hanging bridge over the French River located at the southeastern face of the Massif. From here there will be an opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view before continuing up the trail higher into the valley where the entire group of geological formations of the high valley can be admired: Hoja (Blade), Mascara (Mask), Espada (Sword), Catedral (Cathedral), Aleta de Tiburon (Shark’s Fin) and the magnificent Fortaleza (Fortress).
Enjoy a picnic lunch with these stunning views and take the opportunity to enjoy the optional trek to Mirador Britanico, or take some time to rest. Leaving the high valley, descend through grasslands and forests reaching the Refugio Piane Grande located on the shores of Lake Peho. Enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure.
Note: The excursion through the French Valley varies throughout the season and is subject to changes.
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6

Glacier Grey

This morning after breakfast leave the Refugios and trek along the shores of Lake Pehoe to the northern end of glacial Lake Grey. Enjoy a picnic lunch before boarding a boat and sailing to the blue face of Glacier Grey. Glide across the lake and enjoy views of the glacier before reaching the southern end of the lake and transferring to the EcoCamp to enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure.
Note: Crossing the lake via sailboat is subject to weather. Particularly during the shoulder season (October and April) today’s itinerary is subject to changes.
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7

Torres del Paine

The big challenge: Torres del Paine
This morning after a hearty breakfast begin the conquer of the most famous trek in Torres del Paine. Leaving the campsite trek towards Hosteria Las Torres and join the uphill path to the Ascencio Valley on the Tower's eastern face. The big challenge today is climbing the steep moraine, a mass of boulders leading up towards one of the world's most famous views overlooking the Towers. The famous Torres del Paine consists of three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice. After an uphill trek, the Towers come into full view, rising majestically with the glacial lake visible below. Here is where one can enjoy a picnic lunch with the spectacular views before returning along the same trail through the Ascencio Valley. Return to the EcoCamp for dinner and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Note: Towers Trek is subject to weather conditions and safety considerations.
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Punta Arenas

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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Flight Home

Today, transfer to the airport to take the international flight home.

Today, transfer to the airport to take the international 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.

  • Valparaiso_Vina_del_Mar_Chile

    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

3 Star Properties

Santiago : Orly (Providencia)

Santiago : Hotel Plaza San Francisco (Downtown)

Santiago : Torremayor Lyon (Providencia)

4 Star Properties

Santiago : Hotel Magnolia

Santiago : Carménère ecoHotel

Santiago : Noi Victoria

5 Star Properties

Santiago : Le Reve (Providencia)

Luxury Properties

Santiago : Ritz Carlton

Santiago : Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel (formerly known as Lastarria Boutique Hotel)

Santiago : W Santiago (Las Condes)

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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