Luxury Hike and Ride: Torres

From the area's most exclusive lodge, go horse-riding and trekking in the best known, as well as the most secluded, areas of the Torres del Paine National Park. Taken care of from the moment you start your hotel-exclusive transfer, you only need to think about what you'll choose to do from a daily list of excursions.

6 Days

$4,400

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Luxury Hike and Ride: Torres - 6 - $4,400

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Transfer to hotel and, if time allows, a gentle afternoon excursion
  • Hike through Paso de la Guitarra between Lago Porteno and Lago del Toro
  • Explore Sierra Contreras and the Paine Massif on horseback
  • Walk to the unmissable views of the Torres del Paine
  • Explore the Northern and Central areas of the Park on horseback for lookout-points of the Paine Massif, Sierra Contreras, Sierra del Toro

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Luxury Hike and Ride: Torres

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

After being transferred to the hotel, you will be free to choose whether to go straight to the spa, the restaurant, go for a gentle independent stroll to explore the area, or, if time allows, an afternoon excursion such as the one below.

This walk is perfect for stretching your legs on arrival at Tierra Patagonia. Head towards the lake shore and the boundary of the Torres del Paine National Park; pass through areas of low bush, with panoramic views of Lake Sarmiento. From the surrounds of the hotel, the architecture can be seen to melt into the surrounding pampa whilst the dramatic skyline of the Sierra Baguales behind can be seen, separating Chile from Argentina. The element that most stands out during this walk are the thrombolytes, geographic formations which are several million years old. They were created by some of the oldest living organisms on the face of the earth. The lake shore is full of them and the caves hide the most important predator in the park, the puma. This is the hotel's garden and it is common to see wildlife such as eagles, condors, guanaco, sheep, foxes and ?and? (a type of ostrich) as well as the amazing view of the Torres del Paine mountain range.

Length of excursion: 2 hours

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Hotel 


Day 2: Paso de la Guitarra

This hike is located in a private area at the southern edge of the park. It borders the Lago Maravilla and Lago Porte?o, ending at the Puesto Las Dudas at the shore of Lago del Toro. The trail is off the beaten track and very likely you will be the only ones walking in the area. After a drive of almost an hour, heading south east, we start walking through beautiful forests, passing by some open areas where you can feel the strength of the wind and marvel at the turquoise waters of Lago del Toro, the biggest lake in the region. The vegetation here is varied, with species like Lenga (Nothofagus pumilio), ?irre (Nothofagus antarctica), Coig?e (Nothofagus dombeyi), Canelo (Drymis winteri) and Siete camisas (Escallonia rubra). Weather permitting, we will have lunch in one of the beaches of Lago del Toro. Most of the trail is undulating with two sections that are very steep but also short (about 20 minutes each). The trail ends at the western side of the bay where the vans are waiting to return to the hotel.

Length of excursion: 5-6 hours / 12 km

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Hotel


Day 3: Mirador del Bosquecito en Cerro Guido & El Bosque at Cerro Guido

After riding in the van to the Cerro Guido Estancia we saddle up and set off from the stables to head for the old ox pen on the sides of Sierra Contreras, towards the Torres del Paine.  The gaucho who leads us will take us on a track going up the hill, past ancient fallen trunks and through a small wood of lenga and ?irre trees. After about an hour's ride, we arrive at a plain which is about 600 m (1800 feet) above sea level where we can view the valley of Cerro Guido, Lago del Toro, Lake Sarmiento, the Paine massif and Cerro Cazador. If it is a clear day, we will be able to see as far as the Great Southern Ice field.

Heading out from the Cerro Guido stables climb towards the east into valleys filled with bushes such as mata negra, mata barrosa and calafate to reach  a fence. Crossing this continue up the hill until we reach a plain on the skirts of Cerro Guido itself where there is a wood of lenga trees.  Leaving the wood we ride towards the Paine Massif. The ride returns to the estancia following a small stream which takes us directly to the estancia.

Length of excursion: 4 hours 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Hotel


Day 4: Base of the "Towers"

This world famous hike demands stamina, but the rewards are the impressive views of the three granite towers. This hike ascends strongly for one hour bordering the Rio Ascensio until reaching the Paso de los Vientos. From here it takes 30 minutes to reach Campamento Chileno where we can have a little rest. The walk continues to ascend through the forest for 1,5 hours, gaining altitude very quickly and with amazing views of the geological formations in the area such as folds, fractures and granite intrusions. The last hour is the most challenging and difficult, where the trail winds up through a moraine section of loose rock, there is exposure to the wind and where the weather is unpredictable. Arriving at the lookout we will have the classic view of the Torres del Paine and weather permitting,  we can lunch with this fantastic landscape in front of us. We will descend along the same trail and it takes about four hours to reach the starting point, so it definitely requires good knees and you need to be in good shape. Make sure you dress properly, rain pants and waterproof jacket, hat, gloves, fleece or any warm jacket, synthetic and breathable top, light hiking pants, hiking boots. Avoid wearing cotton, jeans and new boots. This excursion is hard and strenuous if you are not used to long distance hikes.

Length of excursion: 7/8 hours, 18 km

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Hotel


Day 5: Estancia Lazo & Ciudadela at Cerro Guido

From the hotel we drive southwards to the Estancia Lazo. It is a scenic drive, with great views of Lake Sarmiento. The ride starts from the Lazo Hosteria and passes through an ancient forest of lenga trees. After an hour or so, we arrive at a lookout point with panoramic views of the Paine Massif. We return through the forest back to the farm, with our gaucho constantly at our side.

After a drive of about an hour we arrive at the northern area of Estancia Cerro Guido and the cattle outpost of Las Chinas. The path heads upwards and there is a lot of seasonal vegetation in this area. At an altitude of 1000m approx (3300 feet) we arrive at the "La Ciudadela" or "fort", strange rock formations sculpted by nature. The view of the Paine Massif, Sierra Contreras and Sierra del Toro, the valleys and lakes is wonderful. We offer this ride when the weather conditions allow.

Upon return, you will enjoy your last night at this wonderful hotel.  Perhaps take advantage of the spa one last time, before going for a final walk around the grounds in the twilight.

Length of excursion: 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Luxury Hotel


Day 6: Depart 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $4,400 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Prices from USD $4,400 per person, based on 2 people sharing a standard double room in the High Season at the all-inclusive luxury hotel. 

A standard single room costs $6,150.

Mid and Low Season rates are available - please get in touch for more details.

Includes

  • Regular transfers at the published times are included in ALL INCLUSIVE programs of 3 or more nights, to and from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and Cerro Castillo
  • Regular transfers at published times to and from El Calafate, Argentina, are available in ALL INCLUSIVE programs of 4 or more nights with no additional cost
  • American breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Open Bar (includes mineral water, sodas, juices, house wine and licors). Premium wines and vintage licors available for an additional cost
  • Two half day excursions or one full day excursion daily in small groups with other guests
  • Use of pool, sauna and Jacuzzi (massages, treatments and therapies payable in the hotel)

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