Patagonia Lodge Based
Puerto Natales, Chile4.8 (5 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! Six days and five 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.
$160 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. However, couples and groups of 3 or 4 are normally able to request private rooms, and you can double-check this before registering. If traveling solo, please be prepared to share accommodations with other guests. Each room accommodates 2-4 guests and has an individual bathroom and shower for the occupants of that room.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 10-15 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 6-13 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 1700 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 1700 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Maintained dirt and rock trails
- 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 – 3 over 10 miles, and one 13 mile day. This trip is between a 3 and 4, so we signified that wit a 3+ rating.
- be active and healthy
- exercise vigorously 3-5 times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-10 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 15 pound backpack
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 and Sky Airline offer direct flights from Santiago to Puerto Natales. However, you can also fly into Punta Arenas and we will pick you up and shuttle you to Puerto Natales (3 hours).
If flying into Punta Arenas, guests should arrive in the morning no later than 12PM, and we will shuttle 3 hours to Puerto Natales. If flying into Puerto Natales, guests should arriver before 3PM. Your guide will rendezvous with you at either airport and transport you to our hotel. An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1.
Flights to and from Chile are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Punta Arenas (and LATAM Airlines flies into Puerto Natales), 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.
Your flight on the final day should depart no earlier than 3PM if you’re flying from Punta Arenas. If you’re flying from Puerto Natales your flight can leave at any time.
Please 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.
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.5
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.3
- 6-7 People: Rate x 1.2
- 8-10 People: Rate x 1.1
- 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.