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Chalten Travel day tour

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Chalten Travel day tour

Hi,

Does anyone know anything about the Chalten Travel day tour from El Calafate? My friend and I are thinking of doing the one-way option to the park. Is it an actual tour, or just transportation? Thank so much to anyone who knows....We are hoping to do an actual tour and then hope to have time for a short hike after the tour ends as we will unfortunately only have that one day in the park.

Thank you for recommendations!

Meghann

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1. Re: Chalten Travel day tour

If you only have one day you can take a tour from El Calafate but it is a very long day and you don't have much actual time in the park. If you only have one day, why would you take it one way? Or are you not returning to El Calafate?

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2. Re: Chalten Travel day tour

Hi dancingmolly,

We aren't returning to el calafate. We will be staying in puerto natales that night and taking a bus down to punta arenas the next day. So, we were hoping that if we were taking the bus from el calafate to Torres del Paine at 7 am, we would arrive midday and still have a good amount of time in the park -a tour and maybe even some time to hike on our own. I'm hoping that the tour will show us a good bit of the park. Please let me know your thought on this plan. :)

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Hi dancingmolly,

We aren't returning to el calafate. We will be staying in puerto natales that night and taking a bus down to punta arenas the next day. So, we were hoping that if we were taking the bus from el calafate to Torres del Paine at 7 am, we would arrive midday and still have a good amount of time in the park -a tour and maybe even some time to hike on our own before getting on a bus to puerto natales for the night.) I'm hoping that the tour will show us a good bit of the park. Please let me know your thought on this plan. :)

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4. Re: Chalten Travel day tour

The tour usually does some of the park and then returns to EC. But some people use it as transport only. You could ask if they would give you a price for the tour without the return. There are several companies which do that tour. You'll have to get a bus from the park to Puerto Natales after as the tours go directly to the park and not PN.

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5. Re: Chalten Travel day tour

Will do. Thanks so much!!

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6. Re: Chalten Travel day tour

Hi meghann_r,

how was your experience? Is the transfer EL CALAFATE _TDP_Puerto Natales doable?

Thank you

David

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7. Re: Chalten Travel day tour

Hi David,

We did Southroad's day tour of Torres del Paine, and selected the option to be left in the park. From the park, we took a bus to Puerto Natales for the night. Unfortunately, we had a rainy day for our day in Torres, so it is hard for me to say how good the tour would have been. We ended up driving around the park in the bus rather than doing much hiking. For us, I think it was still a good option as we needed to head south anyway (we had a flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago), and I'm glad we got to see the park even if the views were somewhat obscured by clouds. If you are a big hiker, it would be worth it to stay a night in the park if you can swing it.

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8. Re: Chalten Travel day tour

Hi Meghann

How did you like the service from Southroads? I came across their details and am wondering if they are a good company to use. Did you book while in El Calafate or before going down?

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