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Find Luxury Off The Beaten Track

Venture into the wild each morning and return to a luxury hotel each evening for spa treatments and superb food. With this trip you will discover the best of Torres del Paine National Park via some of its lesser-known highlights, getting you away from the crowds as you hike, photograph and succumb to the immense beauty of Patagonia.

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

From

$4,250

Location

Torres del Paine

Find Luxury Off The Beaten Track - 5 - $4,250

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Day 2: Pingo Valley and Lake Grey; Tierra Patagonia Hotel 

Day 3: Trek the Cordillera Baguales; Tierra Patagonia Hotel  

Day 4: Trek to Cerro Guido summit; Tierra Patagonia Hotel 

Day 5: Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Find Luxury Off The Beaten Track

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

After being transferred from Punta Arenas Airport to the Tierra Patagonia Hotel, you may have time join an easy-going afternoon excursion.  If not, you will be at liberty to enjoy the spa and restaurant and to go out for an evening stroll to explore the surrounding wilderness.

Meals: Dinner 

Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel


Day 2: Pingo Valley and Lake Grey; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Departing from the hotel by van, we'll pass through the most beautiful viewpoints of the National Park until reaching the Grey entrance. From here, we'll begin hiking through the Pingo Valley, following a gently sloping trail that follows the bed of the Pingo River. This is one of the greenest areas of the park where it is also possible to see interesting geographical formations.

As we continue on our trek, we'll pass by an old puesto of the gauchos and will come to the Chorrillo del Salmon – a small waterfall hidden away in a Nothofagus (Southern beech) wood. We'll take some time to stop here and soak up the surroundings before starting the return route, along the same path.

After stopping for lunch, we'll visit the picturesque Lake Grey and see icebergs from the glacier floating on the water. Glacier Grey can be seen in the distance.

We'll return to the luxury of the Tierra Patagonia Hotel for a relaxing evening.

Difficulty: Easy  

Length of hike: 3.5hrs

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel


Day 3: Trek Cordillera Baguales; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Today we'll trek in the area of Cordillera Baguales, one of the least explored parts of this region. It's about an hour by van from our hotel. This is an intense hike, gaining 650m of altitude over 3hrs. The ascent is relentless, but there are excellent opportunities to spot wildlife.

At the summit we'll see some interestingly formed sedimentary rocks which have been eroded into whimsical shapes, as well as stunning views of Torres del Paine and the surrounding valleys, when the weather is clear.

On the way back, we'll trek along the edge of a beautiful and ancient lenga forest, close to Las Chinas River before arriving at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel.

Difficulty: Hard  

Length of hike: 5.5-6.5hrs

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel


Day 4: Trek to Cerro Guido summit; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

This trek starts at Estancia Cerro Guido. The first section ascends steadily as we navigate first through forests which then open up to wetlands where it is possible to spot guanacos. As we gain altitude the landscape steadily turns rocky and dry as it is exposed to the wind.

When we reach the summit of Cerro Guido we'll have panoramic views of Paine Massif and Cordillera Baguales – a truly magnificent sight and worthy of the effort to reach it. At the summit of this peak you'll find the remains of an indigenous burial mound, a fitting and poignant place from where to observe the majesty of the Torres del Paine and the immense Patagonian landscapes.

We'll enjoy a relaxing evening back at the luxury of the the Tierra Patagonia Hotel.

Difficulty: Hard  

Length of hike: 6-8hrs

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel


Day 5: Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport 

After enjoying breakfast, we may have time in the morning for one last excursion or spa treatment before transferring to Punta Arenas Airport – approximately a 4hr drive.

Meals: Breakfast

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What our customers think of Find Luxury Off The Beaten Track

Just an incredible experience in a once in a lifetime environment

Travelled: December 2021

Hans Van Tartwijk - USA

Seeing ( a swiftly hiding ) puma, condors up high, and many many big species. The guides were, without exception, truly committed to the preservation of the world they were showing us. Almost all with a deep knowledge and understanding of the flora and fauna we were surrounded by.

Travelled: December 2021

Hans Van Tartwijk - USA

Review:

Luxury in Torres del Paine

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices based on two people sharing a standard double room for four nights in high season:

2022/23 season: USD $4,250 per person

2023/24 season: USD $5,300 per person

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The trip price varies depending on season, room type and number of people sharing a room.

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A departure can be set up on a date of your choice, subject to availability. Please get in touch for more details.

Additional Notes

Itinerary – Your expert local guides may alter the itinerary given local weather conditions in order for you to have the best possible experience.

Minimum stayThe minimum stay is three nights, except in peak season when it's six nights. 2022/23 peak season: 20th Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023; 2023/24 peak season: 20th Dec 2023 to 6th Jan 2024.

Excursions – Small-group excursions take place daily with a maximum of 12 people and always led by a Tierra bilingual guide. Please see the full list of excursions.

Child Policy – Under 4 year olds travel free, sharing a room with at least one paying adult. Children 4-17 years old are eligible for discounted rates. A crib or up to one extra bed is available per room for guests under 17 years old. There are Family Rooms that can accommodate 4-6 people. Please enquire for more information.

Single Supplement And Child Policy


Includes

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 4 dinners (example itinerary)
  • Open bar (house wines & standard liquors included; premium wines and liquors available with an additional cost)
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in Tierra Patagonia Hotel (example itinerary)
  • Two half-day excursions or one full-day excursion daily in small groups with other guests (example itinerary)
  • All private (small group) transport included in the itinerary
  • Torres del Paine entrance fee
  • Use of pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi
  • All private transport included in the itinerary
  • Regular transfers at the published times are included in ALL INCLUSIVE programs of 3+ nights, to and from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and Cerro Castillo
  • Regular transfers at published times are included in ALL INCLUSIVE programs of 4+ nights, to and from El Calafate

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Premium wines and liquors
  • Massages, treatments and therapies at the hotel spa
  • 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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