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W Trek from a Luxury Lodge

Tailor each day of this trip to suit you by choosing from a selection of small group excursions to Torres del Paine's most famous sights and lesser-known gems. Enjoy some solid days of hiking, or more leisurely strolls, and return each day to one of the park's most luxurious hotels to unwind. The sauna, infinity pool and excellent restaurant are simply sublime.

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

W Trek from a Luxury Lodge - 5 - $4,250

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer from Punta Arenas; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Day 2: Boat trip and trek to Glacier Grey viewpoint; Tierra Patagonia Hotel 

Day 3: Boat trip and trek to the French Valley; Tierra Patagonia Hotel  

Day 4: Trek to the base of the Towers; Tierra Patagonia Hotel 

Day 5: Transfer to Punta Arenas

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on W Trek from a Luxury Lodge

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Punta Arenas; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

After your transfer from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or El Calafate, you can spend the afternoon settling into the surroundings at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel. Unwind in the swimming pool, jacuzzi, or sauna; book a massage for later in the trip; or go for a relaxed wander around the area, discovering some of the local wildlife.

The location of the hotel showcases some of the best views of the Torres del Paine massif, whetting your appetite for the exploration and adventures that lie ahead.

If time allows, you may be able to fit in an afternoon excursion today.

In the evening, meet other travellers in the bar over a Pisco Sour – the Chilean national drink – and enjoy a hearty dinner in the restaurant.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Day 2: Boat trip and trek to Glacier Grey viewpoint; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

The day begins with a scenic transfer through the park followed by a short walk, before embarking on a catamaran that will take you up to the northern shores of Lake Grey.

From here the path ascends through lenga forests and over rocky outcrops, towards Glacier Grey. One of the highlights is reaching the viewpoint from where you get superb sights of the Southern Patagonian Icefield, and the icebergs that float on the surface of the lake.

You return along a different path to Lake Pehoe where you will take another catamaran back across the lake to meet your transfer to Tierra Patagonia Hotel.

Difficulty: Medium/easy

Transfer time: 1hr 20mins

Length of hike: 7hrs

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Day 3: Boat trip and trek to the French Valley; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

The day begins and ends with a very scenic 30min boat ride across Lake Pehoe for this excellent roundtrip hike.

You'll start by following a meandering path between the slopes of Paine Grande and the shores of Lake Skottsberg. There are stunning views of the Cuernos (Horns) on the way. After reaching Italian Camp, you'll cross a bridge over the French River and head up the French valley to a clearing where you can take in views of the absolutely mesmerising French Glacier.

You will return to Lake Pehoe on the same trail and return to the luxury of Tierra Patagonia Hotel.

Difficulty: High  

Transfer time: 45mins

Length of hike: 7hrs

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner  

Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Day 4: Trek to the base of the Towers; Tierra Patagonia Hotel

This world-famous hike demands stamina, but the rewards are the breath-taking views of the three granite towers. This hike involves a steep ascent for an hour, bordering the Rio Ascensio until reaching the Paso de los Vientos. From here it's a 30min hike until you reach Campamento Chileno where you can have a short break.

The walk then continues to ascend through the forest for 90mins, 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 its way up an exposed moraine section of loose rock.

On arrival at the viewpoint, you'll have an awe-inspiring view of the Torres del Paine and, if the weather allows, you can have lunch with this fantastic view.

We will descend along the same trail – it takes about 4hrs to reach the starting point from where we return to Hotel Tierra Patagonia.

Difficulty: High  

Transfer time: 45mins

Length of hike: 9hrs  

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner 

Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Punta Arenas

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before being taken to Punta Arenas Airport, Puerto Natales or El Calafate. If your flight schedule allows, you may be able to squeeze in one last excursion, or a spa treatment at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast 

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What our customers think of W Trek from a Luxury Lodge

W Trek from a Luxury Lodge trips scored 4.8/5 from 4 reviews

Amazing, probably the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at. All of the staff were tremendous, but particularly Kinaset and guide staff in general. Please extend our thanks to manager Nicolas, who kindly even gave us a great tour of the hotel.

Travelled: January 2020

Patience Chamberlin - United States Of America

The hotel was outstanding from the decor/accommodations, to the food, to the view, to the warmth and welcome from the staff, and expertise and friendliness of the guides. I can't say enough about the staff from the servers to the drivers, to the guides, to the management.

Travelled: December 2016

Christine -

Our hotel was INCREDIBLE. The rooms were lovely, the views to die for and the comfort was a blessing after our long hiking days. The excursions were fantastic and organized to fit our goals and interests. Everything was truly spectacular, I couldn't recommend this place more. I was particularly impressed by the respect and support the resorts seems to give their employees.

Travelled: December 2019

Chris Houck - United States Of America

Totally impressive hotel. And we have stayed in many high-end hotels. This was hands down among the very best. The design, location, programs, guides and hotel staff all outstanding. We could have stayed longer!

Travelled: January 2020

Patience Chamberlin - United States Of America

The highlight of our Patagonia trip was our hotel in Torres del Paine and the excursions there.

Travelled: February 2019

Victor Siegle - United States Of America

Torres del Paine is the most beautiful, unspoiled place that we have ever been to, and we have traveled to every continent on the globe except Antarctica. This park is unlike any found in the States. Except on the French Valley trek, we encountered few other hikers or visitors. It's pristine, and the Chilean people have really preserved this wonderful resource.

Travelled: December 2019

John Jenkins - United States Of America

As we were nearing the end of the Base of the Towers hike, I wasn't sure my legs were going to let me finish. I then looked up and saw a condor soaring above. It was awe-inspiring to see this majestic creature against such an incredible backdrop. It was as if the condor was there to encourage me on, my energy spiked and my body was ready to continue. What a magical experience!

Travelled: December 2019

Chris Houck - United States Of America

I had such a wonderful experience at Tierra Patagonia. The hotel facility itself was beautiful and hotel staff were exceptionally thoughtful and courteous. The guides (including Kineret and Basilio) were absolutely fantastic and have an obvious and deep affinity for the work that they do.

Travelled: December 2021

Katherine Feeney - USA

Definitely a “must do” trip. And Tierra Patagonia is a truly incredible place. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to splurge a little.

Travelled: January 2020

Patience Chamberlin - United States Of America


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


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


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 – This itinerary is an example and can be tailored to your desires and needs. Please ask us about all excursions from Tierra Patagonia.

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.

Transfers – These are included from/to Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Cerro Castillo and El Calafate at set times each day. Please review transfer times before buying your flight tickets. Transfer schedules subject to change without prior notice.

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.

Group size – Maximum group size for excursions is 12 people.

Child Policy – Children under 4 years old travel free, sharing a room with at least one paying adult. Children 4-17 years old have 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.


  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 4 dinners (example itinerary)
  • 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)
  • Open bar (house wines and standard liquors included; premium wines and liquors available with an additional cost)
  • Torres del Paine National Park entrance fee
  • Use of pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi
  • All private Tierra transfers, shared with guests only
  • 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


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Premium wines and liquors
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Massages, treatments and therapies at the hotel spa
  • 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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