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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 81

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Day 1: Puerto Natales

Bienvenidos! Upon arrival into Punto Arenas airport you will be met and transferred to the bus station and assisted with embarking the bus to Puerto Natales. Arriving here, a local driver will take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to get out and explore. (OVERNIGHT HOTEL HOTEL IF PATAGONIA)

Day 2: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine

Today you will take the transport to Torres del Paine National Park stopping along the way to visit the small village of Cerro Castillo. Arriving at the Laguna Amarga Main Entrance you will deal with entry ticket formalities before catching a different shuttle service to Las Torres sector where your hotel for the night is located. (OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL LAS TORRES)

Day 3: Torres del Paine

(7 - 8 hours, 13 Km - High) At 9am your day of trekking begins with a 1.5hr steep ascent with fantastic views of lake Nordenskjöld and Almirante Nieto Mountain, with it’s hanging glacier until you reach Refugio El Chileno. After dropping bags, you will spend the afternoon hiking through a millenary Lenga forest (1 hour) until the base of “The Moraine” from here enjoy a challenging ascent (45 min) to one of the most impressive places in the park: the lookout of the “Base of Torres del Paine” here you will get to enjoy the view of Torre Sur (2,850 m.s.n.m.), Torre Central (2.800 m.s.n.m), Torre Norte (2.600 m.s.n.m) and Cerro Nido de Cóndor.

Day 4: Torres del Paine

(4 – 5 hours, 11 Km - Medium) This morning we start our 4-5hrs scenic hike to the base of Los Cuernos Mountain, passing fantastic views of Nordenskjöld Lake and Almirante Nieto Mountain along the way. (OVERNIGHT CABINS LOS CUERNOS)

Day 5: Torres del Paine

(10 - 12 hours, 25.3 Km - High) Starting today the first 2 hours are with some ascents and descents with scenic views to Nordenskjöld Lake, until reaching “Campamento Italiano” From here we have a 1.5hr ascent to French Glacier lookout, where you'll be able to see its hanging glacier and opportunities to observe small avalanches that constantly take place. The trail the trail continues until “Campamento Británico” where after about 20 minutes, you will reach the lookout point considered by many as one of the most overwhelming spots in the park with views that will literally take your breath away. (OVERNIGHT AT LODGE PAINE GRANDE)

Day 6: Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales

(8 - 9 hours, 22 Km - Medium) The trail this morning goes through the western side of the Paine Massif with views to Grey Lake and Mountains. After 1.5hrs you will reach the first lookout point, where you can see th Grey Glacier in the distance, then and after 2 hrs you will get to the main lookout, in front of the glacier itself. You return the same way back until Pehoé Lake, where you will embark the Catamaran that crosses the Lake at 6.30 PM to Pudeto sector. Here you catch the bus that will be waiting for you to take you back to Puerto Natales arriving around 21:30 (OVERNIGHT HOTEL HOTEL IF PATAGONIA)

Day 7: Puerto Natales

Today you will get to enjoy a full day on the water on the Agunsa Orca Vessel navigating through the breathtaking fjords and taking in the spectacular view of many glaciers, islands with flowering meadows and much more. (OVERNIGHT HOTEL HOTEL IF PATAGONIA)

Day 8: Puerto Natales

Enjoy some downtime today to explore the town or simply relax reflecting on your fantastic days of trekking. (OVERNIGHT HOTEL HOTEL IF PATAGONIA)

Day 9: Puerto Natales

Today you will catch right from your hotel one of the many shuttles that pass and stop to collect passengers for the journey back to Punta Arenas Airport.