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Hiking from a Luxurious Base

Stay in the most exclusive lodge in Torres del Paine with outstanding cuisine, views of the towers from your isolated villa and with the luxury of a private guide, vehicle and driver so you have complete freedom to explore at your own pace and following your own interests.

Are you hoping to travel before March 2023?

Patagonia's a big trip and we know how crucial it is to get it right. As you’re considering travelling in the next couple of months, we want to be upfront with you…

Finding available accommodation is proving almost impossible in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. While not uncommon, the pandemic has exacerbated the situation this year.

Alongside this, Swoop are also currently focused on ensuring that all of the logistics are in place for our booked travellers who are due to head south shortly.

Swoop has therefore decided to no longer accept any new bookings departing before the beginning of March 2023.

As alternative options, here’s what we suggest:

Option A:

Push your trip back and choose to travel instead in early 2023. April onwards has more accommodation options still available. The Patagonian autumnal colours are stunning and trails less crowded.

Option B:

Defer your Patagonia adventure by 12 months, benefitting by getting exactly the trip you want without compromise, and lock in plans now while there’s still good availability.

If you are able to be flexible on your travel dates, the next step would then be for us to arrange a time to talk through the options.

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Trip type

Property Based

Trip length

5 Days




Torres del Paine

Hiking from a Luxurious Base - 5 - $4,310

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; Awasi Patagonia

Day 2: Trek to the base of the Towers or Fossil Trail; Awasi Patagonia

Day 3: Trek the French Valley or Lazo-Weber; Awasi Patagonia

Day 4: Laguna Azul or Mirador Ferrier; Awasi Patagonia

Day 5: Transfer to Puerto Natales

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on Hiking from a Luxurious Base

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; Awasi Patagonia 

You will take a private transfer from Puerto Natales to Awasi Patagonia, your luxury base in Torres del Paine National Park. This is the only 100% private lodge in Torres del Paine – all excursions and transport are exclusive to you.

Take the opportunity this evening to relax at Awasi and explore the reserve before your adventure begins tomorrow. Comprising only 14 private villas, each with its own hot tub, this Patagonian lodge complex at Awasi is fully in-line with its Relais & Chateaux category grading; it provides an intimate, high-class experience for the discerning traveller. The central lodge building provides a peaceful communal area for reading, enjoying a glass of wine, or mingling with the other guests, while the centre of attention is, inevitably, the amazing view over the Torres del Paine.

Meals: Appetiser, dinner

Accommodation: Awasi Patagonia

Day 2: Trek to the base of the Towers or Fossil Trail; Awasi Patagonia

Hike to the base of the Towers – This challenging trek is the most popular in the National Park and for a very good reason – the prize is an up-close view of Las Torres (The Towers). You will feel as if you are standing in the middle of a famous postcard of the area at the base of the towers, next to a lagoon carved by glaciers and in awe of over 12 million years of geologic changes that shaped them. To reach this gem, you will have to negotiate several obstacles: a climb up 800m of irregular terrain, strong winds, changing weather, and different ecosystems.

Fossil Trail – Enter the La Cumbres Baguales Geological and Paleontological Park and experience walking in a highland steppe landscape. Visit places where you can observe and get to know about the flora and fauna that has existed here over the last 40 million years. Plants, mollusks, sharks teeth and tree trunks are part of these fossilised remains that appear in the deep valleys and cliffs. Guanacos will accompany you on this tour.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, appetiser, dinner

Accommodation: Awasi Patagonia

Day 3: Trek the French Valley or Lazo-Weber; Awasi Patagonia

French Valley – The hike to the Valle del Frances or Frenchman's Valley, is what many people consider the best section of the W Trek. You will climb steep moraines and may witness ice breaking off the Frances Glacier. A little further up, imposing peaks and immense granite rock faces will come into view with 360-degree views of the heart of the Paine massif. This excursion is long and requires you to take a catamaran ride across Lake Pehoé at the start and end of the excursion which in itself provides a stunning view of the massif.

Lazo-Weber – This excursion begins just outside Estancia Lazo. From here you will enter the National Park, passing by the southern shore of Laguna Verde, with unique views of the Paine massif. After walking through ancient lenga (southern beech) forests below the slopes of Sierra del Toro, you will arrive at one of the most amazing viewpoints showcasing the unique beauty of the extreme southern part of the National Park. This enchanting tour ends at Weber Bridge, where the Paine River flows into Lake Toro.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, appetiser, dinner

Accommodation: Awasi Patagonia

Day 4: Laguna Azul or Mirador Ferrier; Awasi Patagonia

Why not enjoy a half-day excursion today, giving you the opportunity to take some free time to explore before your departure tomorrow.

Laguna Azul – This is an excellent place to watch a variety of local bird species such as the caiqun (upland goose), pato juarjual (crested duck) and tagua (red-gartered coot). Laguna Azul really is a birdwatchers' paradise. In addition, sightings of guanacos (rheas) are common in this area. You will also have a stunning view of the Torres del Paine, as well as a perfect blend of Patagonian steppe and mixed forest.

Mirador Ferrier – The Ferrier viewpoint is the perfect spot to marvel at many of the wonders the park has to offer. Thanks to the panoramic view from here, you can appreciate the endless lakes, fast-flowing rivers and a large part of the imposing Paine massif.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, appetiser, dinner

Accommodation: Awasi Patagonia

Day 5: Transfer to Puerto Natales 

After breakfast, you will take a private transfer back to Puerto Natales for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

Please note that this is an example itinerary. There are plenty more excursions to choose from at Awasi such as cycling, wildlife tracking, horse riding, cultural interaction, stargazing and road trips. Your personal guide will help you decide which is best for you.

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What our customers think of Hiking from a Luxurious Base

The hikes we went on varied in duration and in how challenging they were, and each day we went somewhere new. The variety was incredible. And our resort was gorgeous, with well-appointed private cabins, delicious food, anything we would want to eat or drink, beautiful views, hiking on the grounds, and super friendly and helpful staff.

Travelled: April 2022

Elizabeth Perry - USA


Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices for two people sharing a lodge on an all-inclusive basis for four nights:

Shoulder season (Oct 2022 & Mar & Apr 2023): USD $4,310 per person.

High season (Nov 2022 to Feb 2023): USD $6,160 per person.


Departures can be set up on a date of your choice. Please get in touch for details.

Additional Notes

Single supplement - A single supplement of 50% applies to all lodging.


  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 4 appetisers, 4 dinners
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Accommodation: 4 nights all-inclusive at Awasi Patagonia
  • Private transfers from/to Puerto Natales and Cerro Castillo
  • All excursions and bilingual guides
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park


  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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