Multisport: The Ultimate 10 Day Adventure

This 10-day trip combines trekking, horse riding and kayaking in and around one of Patagonia's most beautiful national parks, Torres del Paine. A truly active way to experience this region by day, coming back to the refugio most nights. This trip includes private transfers to and from Punta Arenas and the park.

11 Days

$5,695

Multisport: The Ultimate 10 Day Adventure - 11 - $5,695

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Ride to the east of Torres del Paine National Park to reach the waterfall "Salto Las Chinas" before having a Patagonian style BBQ in the evening 
  • Enter the Ascencio Valley for panoramic views of Lake Nordenskjold
  • From the base of the Almirante Nieto Mountain you'll cross the Bader River 
  • Reach the French river for glimpses of the hanging glacier before ascending through a surreal Japanese garden landscape to reach the French Valley viewing point
  • Navigate by boat in front of Grey Glacier 
  • Kayak along the Tyndal and Seranno rivers before reaching the "Last Hope Sound" and then a boat back to Natales

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Multisport: The Ultimate 10 Day Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer Punta Arenas - Estancia Tercera Barranca

We suggest you take the early flight Santiago - Punta Arenas (4 hours), flying over Los Andes and observing incredible views of the Patagonian Ice Fields. Upon your arrival to Punta Arenas, considered the most southern city on the continent, a private transfer will be waiting to drive you to Torres del Paine National Park. As we leave the airport we will be able to see the Straights of Magellan and the mystic Tierra del Fuego. During a 2-hour trip you will drive through open pampas and huge ranches (estancias), and chances are you will be able to observe one of the most typical animals in this area, the nandu, (rare South American ostrich). Then you will head north, arriving in Puerto Natales, located on the Sound of Last Hope, a typical fishing town surrounded by mountains. During late afternoon you will arrive to a working ranch. You'll spend the night in a cozy farmhouse.

Length of Excursion: 4 hour flight, 5 hours by private transfer

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Estancia Tercera Barranca


Day 2: Full day Horseback ride

Today you will ride to the east of Torres del Paine National park. The first couple of hours will be across the Patagonian steppe, which is found on flatlands and plateaus with semi-arid, cold climates and an annual precipitation of up to 400 mm. After 3 hours riding you will reach a waterfall "Salto Las Chinas", where you'll have lunch before you start your ride back to our cozy ranch house. In the evening you will gather in front of the fireplace, with a Pisco sour in hand (Chilean brandy made from Muscatel grapes) to enjoy a Lamb barbecue Patagonian style.

Length of ride: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, BBQ

Accommodation: Estancia Tercera Barranca


Day 3: Full day Horseback ride - Transfer to Las Torres area

You will start early in the morning, going down through a trail all the way to the border of Torres del Paine National park. You'll get to a look at the Laguna Amarga Lake. This is the entrance of the park. From here you take a private transfer all the way to Estancia Cerro Paine, located at the bottom of the path leading to the viewing point of Torres del Paine and Valle del Silencio. After an amazing day riding, you may want to visit the hotel spa for a massage, sauna or Jacuzzi.

Length of excursion: 4 hours ride, 25 minutes by private transfer

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio Las Torres


Day 4: Round trip hike to Las Torres lookout point

You begin your first full day trek, heading to the base of the Towers lookout point following the Ascencio River before entering the Ascencio Valley. Your walk will be uphill for one hour, stopping to observe the first glimpses of the valley and panoramic views of Lake Nordenskjold. During the following 2 hours, you'll walk through unbelievable forests of tall deciduous beech (Nothofagus Pumilio) and waterfalls, and then continue ascending through a huge terminal moraine up to a photographic viewpoint (900m).

From here you will be surrounded by three giant granite towers (2850m) and a lagoon with slurry waters resulting from glacial erosion. You will stop here for lunch, taking your time to enjoy this astonishing scenery, before your descent returning along the same path back to the hut.

Length of hike: 7-8 hour, 18km

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio Las Torres


Day 5: One way hike to Los Cuernos

You will start early morning to enjoy, weather permitting, a magnificent dawn filled with orange-pink colors. As you leave the campground you will arrive at Inge lagoon. Chances are, on this path, you may see the flight of an Andean condor or eagles hunting hares or small rodents. You'll follow a well marked trail ascending around (200m from the base of Almirante Nieto Mountain (2750m), crossing the Bader River to arrive at Refugio Los Cuernos where you will stay overnight in a cozy cabin with free access to an outdoor hot tub!

Length of hike 6 hours, 11km

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Cabin Los Cuernos


Day 6: One way hike to Lake Pehoe via the French Valley

You will start your day with a 2-hour walk going to an undulating path until reaching the French River for your first glimpses of the hanging glacier. Then you will ascend (300m) for one hour through a surreal Japanese garden landscape, crossing beech forests, to reach the French valley viewpoint gifting you with a magnificent view of both mountains and lakes. You will lunch here with good possibilities of seeing avalanches from the hanging glacier or simply observe the west side of the Cuernos (2600m), Espada (2400m) and Fortaleza (2800m). Your way back will be the same until you reach the entrance of the valley where you will continue on a different path around the South-West side of Paine Grande, the highest peak in the Park, through native forests of Chilean fire bush and evergreen beech (Nothofagus Bethuloides), up to the shore of the Pehoe Lake.

Length of hike: 6 hours, 18km

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Refugio Paine Grande


Day 7: One way hike to Glacier Grey - Navigation in front of the glacier

You will begin early morning with your hike to the Grey Glacier. Initially ascending 200m up a winding narrow path leading us to Laguna Negra, a place where you will observe the first glimpses of the South Patagonia Ice Field with its many unclimbed mountains. You will advance through forests and rivers, with possible sightings of spectacle and flying steamer ducks, up to the glacier viewpoint. You will have lunch at this place to see, if you are lucky enough, ice calving from the huge glacier wall. Right after lunch you start an exciting adventure by boat. You will navigate for a while in front of the glacier in the hope of seeing icebergs calve. Your return journey offers views of Paine Grande with its impressive ice mushrooms and we sail through icebergs of different tones of blue. Then you will take a transfer to the shore of the Serrano River where we lodge with incredible views of the Paine mountain range.

Length of excursion: 4 hour hike, 2 hours by boat

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Rio Serrano


Day 8: One way kayak to the Tyndall Lake

You will begin at the Serrano River area (located at the southern border of Torres del Paine National Park) where we will prepare & distribute the kayaks so that we can then begin with the safety & paddling instructions. Our guides will help to recommend the appropriate equipment you'll need to take during the trip, so that the rest of your luggage will be taken directly to Puerto Natales by a private transfer (to store in our office). This day you will paddle approximately 2 hours across the first section of the river, this is a calm zone that is good for us to see the level & comfort of the kayakers paddling. After, you'll arrive at a small waterfall in the river where you will have a teamwork experience in carrying the kayaks 100m approx. You will leave the Serrano River and start paddling upstream along the Tyndall River. Sometimes you will have to drag our kayaks on the water because of the current and the scarce depth of the river. After 1.5 hours paddling you will get to an amazing lake your first reward after the effort. Depending on the weather conditions, you will be able to paddle across the lake to a comfortable sand beach where you'll set up your camp and enjoy a good dinner!

Length of excursion: 4 hours paddling

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Wild Camping


Day 9: One way kayak to the Serrano River

Early in the morning and after a good breakfast, you will start to paddle all the way to the front wall of the Tyndall Glacier, forming part of the South Patagonian Ice Field, This is the third largest reserve of ice in the world, 350 KM long. After enjoying the view you will return paddling downstream along the Tyndall River. It will be the right time to appreciate the beauty of the river, just in case all that effort had prevented us from appreciating it on the way up. You will get to the confluence of the Serrano River and continue on it for a while until you set up your camp at the shore of the River.

Length of excursion: 6 hours paddling

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Wild Camping


Day 10: One way kayak to the Last Hope Sound - Boat back to Natales

You will start to paddle once we've packed away the camp. In this section of the river there are National Park lands & privately owned lands and in these you will see the typical cold forest vegetation of Magallanes & the associated fauna. You will also be able to observe from a distance, the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian ice field, you will continue paddling to finally arrive at Puerto Toro (Bernardo O ?Higgins National Park). Here you'll make a short easy walk up to the glacier. You'll then take a boat, "the cutter, 21 de Mayo" navigating via glaciers and canals on your way down to Puerto Natales you'll stop off at the tourist complex "Estancia Perales" to enjoy a farewell BBQ. You then arrive to Puerto Natales

Length of excursion: 2 hours paddling, 3 hours by boat

Meals: Breakfast, BBQ

Accommodation: Night at Hotel Weskar Lodge or similar


Day 11: We will take a private transfer to Punta Arenas

Length of excursion: 3 hours by transfer

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Departures can be set up for a minimum of 2 people. Please get in touch for more details.

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $5,695 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.

The price per person for a group of 2 passengers is USD $5,695

The price per person for a group of 3 passengers is USD  $4,895

The price per person for a group of 5-8 passengers is USD $4,795

Single Supplement is available for the price of USD $625

Includes

  • All the private transportation indicated in the schedule
  • All the horses, saddles and pack horses on the excursion
  • Helmets, leather chaps, leather gloves, saddle bags, dry bags
  • All meals indicated in the schedule  
  • Two nights at Estancia Tercera Barranca (Cozy farm house with twin/double beds and private bathroom) 
  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park  
  • Three nights lodging in mountain lodges (Refugios) (Comfortable rooms with 6 beds and shared bathroom) (No singles available) (We include a bed with sheets, blankets and a pillow)
  • One night in a private cabin at Los Cuernos (sharing bathroom with other cabins (8) and bedding included)
  • Navigation in front of Glacier Grey
  • One night lodging in Hotel Rio Serrano (Superior Twin/Double room)
  • Two nights camping in Torres del Paine & Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks. (Mountain Hardwear Trango 3.1) (Based on double occupancy)
  • Kayaks double or singles
  • All paddling equipment (neoprene gloves, paddling jackets, life jackets, skirts, and neoprene boots).  
  • Entrance fee to Bernardo O'Higgins National Park -Navigation from Monte Balmaceda to Puerto Natales  
  • One night at Weskar Lodge or similar in Puerto Natales (Double superior rooms)
  • Guide (English-Spanish languages)
  • Baqueano (Local Cowboy) for the rides

Excludes

  • Flight to Santiago, Chile
  • Punta Arenas
  • Any additional night
  • Medical expenses
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch on days 1 & 11
  • Dinner on day 10
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities for guide, baqueano and driver

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