Torres del Paine: Hike & Ride from Comfort

Base yourself in Torres del Paine's most talked about luxury lodge and explore the rugged outdoors both on foot and horse-back. Trek to the stunning Pehoe viewpoint and horse-ride across the golden Serrano prairie. Everything will be taken care of, so you can explore by day with experienced guides and relax in the spa in the evening. Base yourself in Torres del Paine's most talked about luxury lodge and explore the rugged outdoors both on foot and horse-back. Trek to the stunning Pehoe viewpoint and horse-ride across the golden Serrano prairie. Read more...
5 Days
$4,615

Torres del Paine: Hike & Ride from Comfort - 5 - $4,615

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; Explora Torres del Paine 

Day 2: Trek to Pehoe viewpoint and the Aonikenk Trail; Explora Torres del Paine

Day 3: Trek to Lake Toro Heights; Explora Torres del Paine

Day 4: Ride to Lake Linda and Serrano; Explora Torres del Paine

Day 5: Transfer to Punta Arenas

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Torres del Paine: Hike & Ride from Comfort

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Torres del Paine National Park; Explora Torres del Paine

Upon arrival in Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, you'll be picked up by a hotel-exclusive transfer and taken to your luxury lodge, the Explora Torres del Paine – the only one of its kind located within the Torres del Paine National Park. If arriving from El Calafate, Argentina, you will be met at the border.

You may not even notice your hotel until you're standing at the front door. It's nestled out of sight, blending in to its surroundings and overlooking the stunning turquoise River Paine. The jaw-dropping views towards the Torres del Paine massif are undoubtedly the star of the show, but as you'd expect from a first-rate lodge, the service is second to none, the food is fantastic and the rooms ooze class and elegance.

You may have time on arrival to use the spa, set away from the main building and surrounded by nature, or you might prefer to relax in the bar area where all drinks and snacks are included in your stay. 

Meals: Dinner 

Accommodation: Explora Torres del Paine


Day 2: Trek to Pehoe viewpoint and the Aonikenk Trail; Explora Torres del Paine

Morning: Trek to Pehoe viewpoint – We'll leave Explora Torres del Paine by foot. The trail ascends gradually while crossing through a small lenga forest. After leaving the forest the landscape begins to open-up, making every glance behind us more attractive. Upon arriving at Pehoé viewpoint we'll have spectacular views of the west side of Lake Pehoé, the Big Paine Mountain, and the river. Although the trail is exposed to Patagonian winds, it is surrounded by amazing views.

Length of hike: 2hrs

Difficulty: Easy

Afternoon: The Aonikenk Trail – We'll leave Explora Torres del Paine by van for a 30min drive to the Lake Sarmiento Ranger Station. From there we'll walk along a moderate trail north of the park limit, with an ascent of 150m/500ft. This route provides an open landscape with panoramic views. On several of the rock walls you can see Aonikenk Indian paintings, primitive inhabitants of the region. There is also an abundance of guanacos. From here we have a gradual descent to the Laguna Amarga Ranger Station from where we'll return to Explora Torres del Paine by van in 35mins.

Length of hike: 3-4hrs

Difficulty: Easy

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Explora Torres del Paine


Day 3: Trek to Lake Toro Heights; Explora Torres del Paine

We'll leave Explora Torres del Paine by van for a 10min drive to La Feria Ravine. From there we'll ascend 250m (820ft) and be treated to spectacular views of the Paine Massif and the Paine River. We'll continue through interior valleys, past lakes and beech forests before stopping for a picnic lunch. After this the trail continues to Lake Toro Heights, with a spectacular, 360-degree view of the park. From here we'll descend to the Weber Bridge and then return to Explora Torres del Paine by van in 15mins.

Length of hike: 5-6hrs 

Difficulty: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Explora Torres del Paine


Day 4: Ride to Lake Linda and Serrano; Explora Torres del Paine

Morning: Lake Linda Riding – We'll leave Explora Torres del Paine by van for a 15min drive to the stables. From here we'll ride a trail heading north, passing through hills dotted with a variety of trees. There will be fantastic views of Lake Negra and Lake Linda, the Pampa Serrano, and the surrounding mountain ranges. We'll return by van to Explora Torres del Paine.

Length of ride: 3hrs

Difficulty: Easy

Afternoon: Ride to the Serrano – We'll leave Explora Torres del Paine by van for a 15min drive to the stables. The horseback ride begins by crossing the Serrano prairie and following the turquoise waters of the Serrano River, with a view of the snowy peaks of Mount Balmaceda. We'll return to the stables via the golden Serrano prairie, with views of the Paine Massif. A van take us back to Explora Torres del Paine.

These itineraries are suggested and will be decided by the guide and guests once at the lodge. Explora breeds their own horses and provide more than 10 different horse riding explorations, catering for all levels of rider.

Length of ride: 3hrs  

Difficulty: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Explora Torres del Paine


Day 5: Transfer to Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate

After breakfast, you will take a transfer to Punta Arenas (5hrs), Puerto Natales (1.5hrs), or the Argentine border (1.5hrs) for onward travel to El Calafate. Please ask us for more information.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Low Season (May to Sep) prices start from USD $2,570per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room in the all-inclusive luxury lodge for four nights.

High Season (Nov to Mar) prices start from USD $4,615 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room in the all-inclusive luxury lodge for four nights. 

Mid-season (Oct) and Holiday Season (21st Dec to 1st Jan) rates are available.

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people.

Additional Notes

Room upgrades – Room upgrades and longer stays are available for an additional cost. Please get in touch for more information.

Excursions – Small-group excursions take place daily with a maximum of 8 passengers and always led by an Explora bilingual guide.

Itinerary – Explora has more than 10 horse riding excursions to choose from. The itinerary will be decided in conjunction with your guide the day before.

Includes

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 4 dinners
  • Open bar (House wines and standard liquors)
  • Accommodation: 4 nights at Explora Torres del Paine
  • Daily excursions
  • Private transport included in the itinerary
  • Explora English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Horse-riding safety helmet and riding equipment

Excludes

  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Premium wines and liquors
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • 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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