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Save with Special Torres Del Paine Shoulder Season Rates

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8 months ago

DURATION

7 Days

SEASON

April 1-17, 2016

RETAIL PRICE

USD 2,380.00 per person

SALE PRICE

USD 1,665.00 per person
Save USD 715.00!

EXPIRES

Apr 01, 2016
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DESCRIPTION

At the far south of the Andes is the Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most impressive sights in the Southern Hemisphere. The dramatic mountain formations crowded with glaciers, lakes, fjords, ancient forests and wildlife such as guanacos, flamingos, condors, nandus and huemules also offer some of the most magnificent trekking and nature in the world. This 7-day trek will take you through these wonderful hot spots on a tour you will never forget.

The serene EcoCamp is your home base, situated in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. At this fully sustainable accommodation, you'll sleep in geodesic domes, each equipped with a skylight for optimal viewing of the Patagonia night sky.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

Book a Torres Del Paine Trek for April 1-17, 2016 departures and receive a special per-person Shoulder Season rate of $1,665 (Standard Dome), $2,000 (Superior Dome) or $2,250 (Suite Dome).

All prices and savings are listed in Chilean pesos, and are subject to daily exchange rates. Note that Shoulder Season rates are higher than listed Low Season rates, so book during Low Season for the ultimate savings. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations to book this Patagonia travel deal and save.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Punta Arenas, Ecocamp Patagonia
Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

The Torres del Paine Trek begins in Punta Arenas early morning, either at your hotel or at the airport. From Punta Arenas, drive to the EcoCamp Patagonia located in the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park for briefing and your first nights’ stay. On the way, make stops at: Puerto Natales - a small but lively town on the shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza “Last Hope Sound” to enjoy a hearty lunch with delicious local food; and Cueva de Milodon - a massive prehistoric cave where the remains of a giant ground sloth were discovered in the 1890’s. The surrounding area is very scenic with plenty of wild birds to be seen. The day ends with an overnight at the EcoCamp in Las Torres.

ACCOMMODATIONS: EcoCamp

MEALS: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Los Cuernos
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Today's adventure begins in the Park with a pleasant walk through the curly Cuernos trail located beside beautiful Lake Nordenskjold. During this ‘appetizer walk’ take in the park’s charming flora and fauna. As we advance through the trail, enjoy magnificent views of the park’s central lakes and the Paine’s Horns which are majestic black horn-like peaks of slate atop gray granite which crown the center of the Massif. Stop to enjoy a delicious box lunch to energize ourselves for the rest of the walk. The trek ends at Refugio Los Cuernos, a small and cozy mountain refuge located by the shores of Lake Nordenskjold. The evening is left free to enjoy dinner and share experiences.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Refugio Los Cuernos

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Valle Frances
Valle Frances, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

After breakfast, we begin a challenging trek to Valle Frances (French Valley), a steep trail that goes into the very heart of the Paine Massif. How deep we go depends on our groups’ rhythm. An active walk leads us to the hanging bridge over the French River, located at the foot of the south east face of the Massif. From this point, enjoy our first truly wonderful view and then continue up the trail until reaching the upper prospects of the valley.

It’s time to have a picnic and recover from the walk. An optional trek to Mirador Britanico is available as well. Next, descend through an undulating terrain of mixed grassland and light forest until reaching the Refugio Paine Grande, located in the peaceful shores of Lake Pehoe. Finally, upon reaching the Refugio, the luggage is organized and there’s time to talk about the day while enjoying a replenishing dinner.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Refugio Paine Grande

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Glacier Grey
Grey Glacier, Patagonia, Chile

Today hike from Paine Grande Lodge along the shores of mountain-lined Lake Pehoe to the northern end of glacial Lake Grey. Enjoy a picnic lunch before boarding the boat that sails to the blue face of Glacier Grey. You’ll have lots of time to marvel at this calving glacier before the boat ride across this lake with its floating pieces of ice. Your clothes and personal belongings are once again transported separately from the lodge in duffel bags. From Lake Grey’s southern end, transfer to the EcoCamp. If the weather conditions don’t allow us to navigate Lake Grey, no problem, we’ll instead hike to Glacier Grey and return; then, at Paine Grande’s dock, we’ll board the catamaran crossing Lake Pehoe heading to Pudeto. From there, we’ll take a short drive back to the EcoCamp, where we’ll enjoy the night.

ACCOMMODATIONS: EcoCamp

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Torres Del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Time for a big breakfast and lots of enthusiasm! Our goal today is to complete the most famous trekking trail in Torres del Paine NP. Walk from the camp site towards Hostería Las Torres and connect with the winding uphill path to Ascencio Valley – the valley which supports the eastern face of the Towers’ base. Dry mountain spots, beech forests and small rivers are passed along the scenic walk into the valley.

It’s not a difficult walk, but you might want to save some energy for the final challenge: the moraine. This mass of boulders is the last guardian before our face to face with the uplifting Torres del Paine. The moraine is sufficiently steep to consider doing it slowly and with a fair amount of precaution. After a considerable effort, the Towers come into full view, rising majestically before us with the glacial lake visible below. This is one of the most breathtaking sights of the world! The famous Torres del Paine (2, 900 m/ 9, 400 ft) consist of three gigantic granite monoliths, the remains of a great cirque sheared away by the forces of glacial ice. Is there any better place on this planet to have lunch? At the feet of the mighty Torres del Paine, enjoy life, the view, and a bite to eat! Once everyone is ready, backtrack along the same trail through Ascencio Valley, and return to the EcoCamp.

ACCOMMODATIONS: EcoCamp

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Eastern Lakes
Laguna Azul, Patagonia, Chile

Today is a relaxed day after yesterday's challenge. Set off leisurely after breakfast and drive to Laguna Azul, passing by Cañadón Macho, home to a rich fauna including guanacos and ñandúes. Stop en route to enjoy views of the Patagonian steppe and the towers from a different angle. At Laguna Azul, hike to the viewpoint for a gorgeous view of both the lagoon and granite towers. After lunch, drive to the northern shore of Sarmiento Lake where the Fauna Trail begins. As you walk northwards along the trail look for fauna on the Patagonian plains including guanacos, ostrich-like nandus and maybe the occasional puma print! Pass by Goic lagoon and, after an approximate 5-km relaxed walk, reach the Laguna Amarga ranger station where you’re picked up and driven back to Ecocamp to celebrate over a farewell dinner.

*Please note that if there are more than 6 travelers in the group there's an option to split into two groups, with one group (or the whole group if everybody's in the mood!) cycling to Laguna Azul.

ACCOMMODATIONS: EcoCamp

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

Board an early morning vehicle, sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic ride back to Punta Arenas on time to catch the evening flight to Santiago.

ACCOMMODATIONS: n/a

MEALS: breakfast and lunch

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • All ground transport private and domestic as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Regular bus tickets Calafate * Natales if starting/finishing in Calafate, see website.
  • Boat crossing over Lake Grey.
  • 4 nights accommodation at EcoCamp standard domes (shared basis). 1 night accommodation at Refugio Paine Grande and 1 night in Refugio Los Cuernos.
  • Park fees for Cueva del Milodon and Torres del Paine National Park.
  • One expert English speaking trekking guide.
  • Sleeping bag for the refugios if needed.
  • Transportation for your luggage within the Park: while trekking you will carry just your daypack.

NOTES

Itinerary Notes: We may occasionally alter itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife, and unplanned discoveries. Our ability to be spontaneous makes our style of cruising unique.


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