7-day program with 3 hiking days
3-day hiking program
Day 1: Transfer from Calafate airport to the hotel with regular bus service. Upon arrival, the local tour operator will provide information about the excursion to Moreno Glacier to take place the following day.
Day 2: Full day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier. When visiting Patagonia, a trip to Perito Moreno Glacier is a must. Starting around 8:30 AM at the hotel, you will get to know the glacier from every angle and will have plenty of time to enjoy this incredible unique landscape of amazing shapes and colors.
Day 3: Regular bus transfer from Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park.
Day 4: Hiking to Torres del Paine. The trail leads up through a beech (Lenga) forest along the deep valley of the Río Asencio. For the final 45 minutes the trail becomes steeper and leads over a moraine with large boulders until you reach the glacial lake with a spectacular view of the granite towers known as the Torres del Paine. These towers are undoubtedly a very attractive challenge for the best mountain climbers of the world. After lunch you descend to your hotel / hostel.
Day 5: Transfer to Lago Pehoé: After about half an hour sailing through the turquoise waters of Lago Pehoé, you reach your next lodging: the Paine Grande Mountain Lodge. The summits of the Cuernos del Paine now appear as part of a marvelous landscape. Hiking into the amazing Valle Frances. This hike offers superb views of the extraordinary mountain landscape as it leads along Scottberg lake into the heart of the Paine massif. Hiking up the valley you will admire to your left the beautiful ice covered summit of Paine Grande and to your right the bizarre peaks of the Cuernos del Paine. After having lunch in this wild scenery you will return along the same path to the lodge. Overnight at the lodge (shared rooms / shared bathrooms).
Day 6: Hiking to Grey Glacier, the largest glacier in the national park flowing down from the southern continental ice cap. The trail leads from the lodge in a smooth and easy ascent through the woods to Lago Grey from where you get an impressive view of the glacier breaking off into the lake. If you are still on time, you can walk all the way to a fantastic overlook near Refugio Grey with a great view of the glacier. Return to the lodge and then a ride across Lago Pehoe with the catamaran in order to get the bus back to El Calafate or Puerto Natales.
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Accommodation in El Calafate, Torres del Paine:
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