Lodge to Lodge

Make your way around some of the highlights of the W trek, uncovering as diverse gems as the Grey Glacier, Pingo Valley and Laguna Azul. You'll hike well-known trails and those off the beaten track, as well as taking a few boat trips. Stay in comfortable accommodation and look forward to great photography opportunities.

5 Days

$2,895

Lodge to Lodge - 5 - $2,895

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Transfer from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales and see the Magellan Straight & Tierra del Fuego
  • Trek in the Ascencio Valley to the Torres del Paine Look-out
  • Visit the Salto Grande Waterfall, boat trip on the Grey Lake to Grey Glacier
  • Hike rarely visited trails, with possible sights of Andean deer and condor
  • Stay in a family-run horse ranch and an estancia with a rich gaucho history

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Lodge to Lodge

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Torres Del Paine National Park

Early in the morning a private transfer will pick you up from your hotel in Puerto Natales, and drive you through the Chilean Pampas up to one of the prettiest estancias of the area. Estancia Lazo is a huge working cattle ranch which dates from the early 20th Century and is crowned by splendid views of the Paine Massif and Laguna Verde.

Depending on the season, your hike today will be punctuated by panoramic views of the Torres Del Paine National Park; with orchids, calceolarias and neneos flowering at your feet, and condors soaring overhead. The highest point of this trail connects to a rarely-trekked path from Estancia Lazo to Webber Bridge, in the heart of park. After your hike, you will take a private transfer to your hotel.

Length of excursion: 2 hours by private transfer, 5 hour hike, 30 minute private transfer

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Grey


Day 2: Hike to Pingo Valley, boat across Grey Lake

You’ll begin the day’s adventures navigating through a woodpecker-inhabited beech forest to the boat’s departure point. The hour-long boat trip takes you around blue-hued icebergs to the immense face of Grey Glacier, where you’ll stay for a while to admire its textures, lines and colors. If you’re lucky, you’ll witness a glacial calving, where chunks of ice break off and plummet spectacularly into the freezing waters.

On your return journey you’ll glimpse the wind-sculpted “ice mushrooms” atop the massive peaks of Paine Grande. After a picnic lunch on the shores of the Pingo River you’ll start the hike to the Pingo Valley to reach a viewpoint at “Cascada los Salmones”, a waterfall where salmon are sometimes seen. Be alert as you return: you may see a huemul (Andean deer) hiding nearby.

Length of excursion: 30 minute morning, 3 hour afternoon hike, 3 hours by boat

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Grey


Day 3: Trek to the French Valley

After breakfast, your transfer will take you to the Lake Pehoe, which you’ll cross via catamaran to the starting point of your trek to the French Valley. Today's destination, the French Valley, is a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers.

This is a return hike, so you will be able to leave your packs behind and trek lightly. Start by walking around Paine Grande, the highest peak in Torres del Paine, through native Patagonian firebush and evergreen beech forests. At the suspension bridge over the French River, the arresting hanging glaciers atop the valley will come into sight.

From here, you’ll walk for another hour, ascending 300 meters through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the Valley viewpoint. At the lookout you’ll stop to drink in the French Valley’s dramatic peaks and landscapes and reenergize with a good lunch.

On the return hike you will follow the same track and then take a catamaran to cross Pehoe Lake, before a private transfer to the lodge. Your hotel tonight is Hotel Las Torres.

Length of excursion: 1 hour 30 minutes by private transfer, 6 hour hike, 35 minutes by catamaran each way

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Las Torres


Day 4: Explore Laguna Azul

Today you visit the Eastern side of the park, Laguna Azul, an enchanting lake bordering the park; home to ducks, swans, coots, and woodpeckers. Here you will take a short walk where you will be blessed with one of the best views of the Towers. After visitIng Cascada Paine and its surroundings, you will head to the hotel located at the heart of the mountains, Cerro Guido, one of the biggest estancias (ranches) in the region.

Length of excursion: 1 hour 30 minutes by private transfer, 1 hour hike

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Estancia-Hotel Cerro Guido


Day 5: Hike to Milodon Cave and transfer to Punta Arenas

A private transfer will take you through the unforgettable backroads traveling to Laguna Sofia, where you will start your hike through Cerro Benitez. Look out for the famous Andean condor as you make your way to the Milodon Cave area.

After the hike, you will then take your final transfer of the trip back to the hotel in Punta Arenas. 

Length of excursion: 1 hour 30 minutes by private transfer, 6 hours hike 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $2,895 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.

Additional Notes

This trip can be set up for a minimum of 2 people from September through to April, subject to availability of guides and accommodation. Please enquire with your dates for further details. Prices below are per person:

2-3 people: USD $3,395

4-8 people: USD $2,895

Single supplement: USD $495

Includes

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in hotels/estancias
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • All the private transportation indicated in the itinerary
  • Boat to Grey Glacier
  • Guide (English-Spanish languages)

Excludes

  • Flight to Santiago, Chile
  • Internal flight Santiago to Punta Arenas
  • Any meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

Questions about this Trip?