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Full-Day Tour to the Torres del Paine National Park

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    What to Expect
    Experience another side of Patagonia with a guided full-day tour of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. After pickup at your hotel, head to the border, cross into Chile and continue on your way to the National Park.

    Proceed to Lago Sarmiento, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the lake and the Paine Mountain Range. Stop next on the shore of Laguna Amarga. Here, take a short walk and absorb the natural beauty of this iconic region. Then, wind your way to “Paine Cascade” and indulge in an al-fresco lunch on the shore of the Paine River.

    Next, travel to the entrance of the national park, pay your admission fee, and continue on to discover the Larga and Mariposa Lagoons. Then, as you reach Nordenskjöld Lake lookout point, admire the famed Horns of Torres del Paine, before traveling to Salto Grande for views of towering waterfalls and take a brief hike toward Nordenskjöld Lake (subject to weather conditions).

    Finally, visit Lago Pehoe for views of Cerro Paine, Almirante Nieto Mount, the Paine “Horns”, French Valley, and Big Paine, before heading back to the border as you're whisked back to your hotel in El Calafate.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from hotels in El Calafate is included. Pickup time will be between 6:45 and 7:20 a.m.
    If your hotel is NOT listed, please provide your hotel name when booking in the 'special requirements' box.
    If you are staying at an Airbnb you MUST let us know so that we can provide a presentation place and time for you to join the tour. Travelers staying at Airbnbs MUST also give their personal phone number so that we can reach them if needed.
    Departure Time
    6:45 AM
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Box lunch is included
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees (approx. USD 30.00)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • IMPORTANT: Passport name, number, date of birth and nationality information MUST be provided at the time of booking for ALL PARTICIPANTS. We are NOT able to confirm the booking until passport information is received.
    • Please bring: warm clothing, camera, sunscreen, comfortable footwear and light refreshments
    • You must carry your passport with you on the day of travel
    • This tour operates from October to April
    • Travel times and distances: From Calafate to the international border crossing: 210 km or 130 miles - 2 hours 20 minutes. Time at customs depends on traffic (could be 30 min or 2 hr). From the Chilean border to Torres del Paine National Park (Lake Sarmiento): 35 km or 22 miles - 30 minutes.Distance traveled within the Park: 89 kms or 55 miles. Arrival time at the Park: 11:30AM approx. Departure: 5PM approx. Photographic stops: 8. Total walking time: 2 hours (Optional and subject to weather conditions).
    • Age recommended: From 8 to 75 years old.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • If you want to take food on the tour, take into account that it will be able to enter in Chile, as long as they are industrialized in their original factory packaging, hermetically sealed and that the labeling allows to identify its content and the required conditions. No fresh food will be allowed.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Due to the degree of effort and difficulty that this excursion presents, it's not allowed for pregnant women, people with overweight (max 110 kgs), some type of disability, or health problems.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed December 12, 2018

    A beautiful day and magnificent scenery. Bus trip from El Calafate - some on the bus were on the round trip - a long trip, 16 hours, due to 3 hour bus trip each way. Thankfully, we were staying in Torres del Paine National Park,...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Bruce W
    Say_Hueque_Argentina, Marketing at Say Hueque El Calafate, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

    Dear Bruce, It's great to read about your experience in Patagonia! Thanks for taking some time to write about it. Makes us really happy that the guide was very knowledgeable and helpful and that you truly enjoyed the trip. Kindest regards, Cecilia

    Reviewed October 21, 2018

    We weren't impressed by this tour because of many reasons. - Way too much time on the bus. The short-cut on the unpaved road is a bone jarring, older rollercoaster-like drive. At times during the drive you are thrown off your seat by a few...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    3  Thank Finicky_one
    Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

    The park: beautiful and special if you get nice weather and good visibility. It is around 4 hours drive from El Calafate. The bus is new and in high quality, suitable for the unpaved Route 40. The tour guide was excellent for Spanish speakers. 90%...More

    6  Thank ahva63
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    April 22, 2019|
    Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
    ok, perdoneme, mi Espanol no es perfecto. Mi primer pregunta es qual excursiones le gusta a probar? Hay pocos en que simeplemente sentarse en un vehiculo, entonces no vas a tener ningun problema. Pero, otros, aunque los... More
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