I have a few days in Torres del Paine and I was wondering whether this itinerary from a tour operator is making the best use of my time. It seems a shame that I only get two full days in the park and that I will not be able to do anything on the last day.
Bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales.
December 26th Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine National Park
Early departure to Torres del Paine National Park, arriving at the area of Laguna Amarga. From here, you will set off on a trek to the base of Las Torres. After about 4 hours hiking will reach the base. Free rest of the day. Accommodation in Refuge Torres.
December 27th Torres del Paine National Park
Transfer in regular bus from Laguna Amarga to Pudeto. Navegation Catamarán for Pehoe Lake to Paine Grande. Excursion to the French Valley. After about 2 hours will reach the Italian camping area and then enter the valley to observe the mountains that are hidden behind the Cuernos del Paine (horns), such as Fortaleza, Espada and Hoja amongst others. Dinner and accommodation at Lodge Paine Grande.
December 28th Torres del Paine National Park – Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas
Early in the morning navigation from Pehoé Lake to Pudeto. Later you will take a regular bus to Puerto Natales, to continue to Punta Arenas.
If there's anyone familiar with the park that is able to advise on this I'd be most grateful.
Thanks.Edited: 3:21 pm, October 08, 2013