Today you will visit Torres del Paine National Park in a Full-day tour by 4×4 truck. Thanks to the structural strength of these vehicles, two old sections of the ex – Route 40 already in disuse (El Cerrito – Tapi Aike / Fuentes del Coyle – C. Carrera) are used in this journey, allowing to reduce some 200kms between rounds and avoid stopping to the restroom during the route, this generates a reduction of 2 total hours of the trip to the conventional excursion.
You will be picked up at 7 am approx. from your hotel. Crossing the Patagonian steppe from north to south you will arrive at the border crossing of Cancha Carrera (2hs 20 min), from where you will begin to cross the beautiful south of Chile until entering Torres del Paine National Park (Blue in Tehuelche language, in reference to the prevailing color), around 11.30 am you will make the first panoramic stop on Lake Sarmiento with all the Paine Range in front of you. You’ll stop at lakes, waterfalls, viewpoints; see guanacos and foxes, amongst other wildlife.
In Laguna Amarga, taking advantage of the potential of the 4x4s, you will go around the lagoon by its sand coasts, to gain access to the best panoramic view of the Torres del Paine. There you will make a stop for a short hike, then you will continue towards the Paine Waterfall where you will descend to do the picnic lunch on the bank of Paine River overlooking Las Torres. Once trekking again, and after stops in several viewpoints (Lagoon of the Swans, Upper Viewpoint of the Nordenskjold), you will arrive at the Salto Grande, from where a hike to the Mirador de Los Cuernos del Paine is made on the shores of Lake Nordenskjold. This walk is guided and lasts about 2 hours in total (From 2 to 4 pm approx.).
After this hike, you continue to a new vantage point, this time in the vicinity of Lake Pehoe, from where you will have one of the most famous views of the National Park, with the Horns and the French Valley in the background, framed by the Lakes Pehoe and Nordenskjold, from there you will also see, the Mounts Paine Grande and Almirante Nieto.
Restrictions: This excursion is not recommended for pregnant women, people suffering from diseases with a risk of functional or organic deterioration during walking, people with heart problems, balance, disabling diseases in relation to coordination and motor, disabilities, problems of the spine or neck. Due to its long duration and distances to go, it is very unadvisable for people with spinal problems, over 75, under 8, and overweight people. We strongly suggest that passengers have traveler assistance insurance.
Included: Group excursion with Guide, Transport in 4×4 Overland Trucks; Accommodation in Torres del Paine. (Meals – Breakfast, Box Lunch).
Today you will visit Torres del Paine National Park in a Full-day tour by 4×4 truck. Thanks to the structural strength of these vehicles, two old sections of the ex – Route 40 already in disuse (El Cerrito – Tapi ...