Patagonia Lodge Based
Puerto Natales, Chile4.9 (9 reviews)
- World Class Hikes
- Cozy Lodging
- Glacial Lake Kayaking
- Glaciers, Spires, Wildlife & More
- Unique Wildlife
- Scenic Boat Shuttles
- Fantastic Chilean Cuisine
Come join us for a lodge-based, multi-sport exploration of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia! Seven days and six nights in duration, this trip is a fantastic choice as a stand-alone trip or for guests looking to add some adventure to a longer South American visit. Featuring amazing hikes, scenic boat shuttles, a half day of kayaking, and wonderful lodging that puts us right in the action, we provide an all-around experience of Torres del Paine in a relatively short amount of time. Highlights of this tour include glaciers, glacial-fed rivers, turquoise lakes, towering granite spires, unique wildlife, amazing views, and invigorating hikes!
Please Note: some guests are not excited about the basic, communal accommodations in the Torres del Paine refugios (on the W Trek and Circuit Trek), which are co-ed and have 6-8 people per room. This lodge-based tour features more private accommodations (still 2-4 people per room, but shared solely among our group) in a wonderful, cozy lodge and each room has its own bathroom and shower. Also, guests hike with much lighter day packs, as we aren’t required to carry a week’s worth of clothing and personal items between the refugios. This tour still covers almost all the same hiking as the W Trek, making it a fantastic alternative.
$220 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
On this trip the single supplement includes single rooms in the hotels we stay at in Puerto Natales (2 nights). At the KUA River Lodge we will not have the ability to put guests in single rooms. Each room accommodates 2-4 guests and has an individual bathroom and shower for the occupants of that room. However, couples and groups of 3 or 4 are normally able to request private rooms without an additional fee, and you can double-check this before registering. If traveling solo, please be prepared to share accommodations with other guests. In some cases a solo guest can request a private room for an additional single supplement fee ($650). This is subject to availability on a case by case basis.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
Torres del Paine National Park is not a high elevation park, so although this tour has hikes with significant elevation gain and loss, elevation is not a factor. What gives this trek a Level 3 difficulty is the length of the hikes – three hikes are over 10 miles, and one of those is a 13 mile day. This trip falls between a 3 and 4 difficulty level.
Up to 13 mi
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 3,000 ft
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 8-10 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- Potential for harsh, rainy and extremely windy weather conditions.
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Patagonia hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have as much as an hour of solitude at a time while hiking.
For our Patagonia treks we recommend flying directly into Puerto Natales, Chile on the day the trip begins. LATAM Airlines, Sky Airline, & Jet Smart offer direct flights from Santiago to Puerto Natales. However, you can also fly into Punta Arenas.
Flights to and from Chile are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas, but there are no direct flights from U.S. or European cities. Most flights connect through Lima, Santiago, and/or Puerto Montt, Chile. The duration of these multiple-stop flights, including layovers, is normally between 20 and 28 hours.
If flying into Puerto Natales, guests should arrive before 4PM. Our Patagonia team will rendezvous with you at the airport and transport you to our hotel. An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1. Your flight on the final day from Puerto Natales can leave at anytime.
If flying into Punta Arenas, only one shuttle is planned per group for airport pick-up or drop-off per trip and shuttle departure times will vary depending on everyone’s logistics. Anyone arriving to Punta Arenas after 1PM on Day 1 of trips or departing Punta Arenas before 3PM on the final day of the trip will be responsible for securing their own transportation to Punta Arenas or paying an additional shuttle fee that is not included in the trip rate. Drive time between Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales is 3 hours.
Important Note: When you enter Chile, you will be issued a document called a PDI (tourism card). Please do NOT throw this away. You will need it to exit the country and nearly every lodge we stay in also asks for a copy.
Minimum of 4 Guests
We require a minimum of 4 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, or be refunded your payments in full. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply
Private 10+ Guest Patagonia Trips
On all Patagonia trips for private or custom groups of more than 10 guests, a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total trip cost is needed to secure the group’s reservations.
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