Join us for a 5 day, 4 night trip to discover one of the world’s most remote and stunning regions. We selected the very best activities for you to discover the Patagonia region in depth. You’ll visit Chile’s most renowned national park: Torres del Paine, go on a full-day boat cruise to two hanging glaciers and on the last day, you’ll have the option to go horseback riding and learn more about the lifestyle of the locals.
We'll be receiving you at the airport to take you to your hotel so you can check in, relax and get settled. Later, you'll have the option to take a small city tour around Puerto Natales (your home for the next 4 days) with our local expert, enjoy a welcome drink and attend a briefing for the next days. The evening is free for you to go out, explore and enjoy the delicious gastronomy of the region or just to relax
On day 2 is when the adventure begins and we have 2 options available for you to take the most of this trip:
A) Full Day Torres del Paine (driving option): you'll have breakfast at the hotel and from there we'll drive outside of Natales and towards the Torres del Paine National Park enjoying the surreal scenic views that Patagonia has to offer. Our first stop will be in The Milodon's cave, a landmark that exposes how this extinct oversized sloth used to live, and after we'll drive into the Torres del Paine National Park to explore different view points, waterfalls, amazing views, enjoy a boxed lunch and take killer pictures. After a full day of discovering the National Park you'll be dropped off at your hotel for you to rest or enjoy the night (free evening).
B) Trekking to La Base (trekking option): you'll have breakfast at the hotel and taken into the National Park Torres del Paine to do a 8 hour (total) trekking towards the base of the three peaks. Through your trekking you'll be able to experience the incredible beauty of untouched lands. Expect a boxed lunch, a few random showers and hopefully spot some wild life. After your adventure you'll be taken back to the hotel for you to rest or enjoy the night (free evening).
For your last full day in Patagonia you'll enjoy breakfast at the hotel and later enjoy an Estancia Day with a typical lamb (veggie options available) asado (bbq). You'll get to see how sheep dogs help in the day to day, enjoy a tour around the Estancia + enjoy an optional horse-back ride around the fields of Patagonia. Your last night is free for you to enjoy as you wish! On your last morning breakfast is included and we'll take you back to the airport.
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel you'll be picked up and taken to the marina of Puerto Natales. From there you'll sail through the Ultima Esperanza fjords and towards Balmaceda + Serrano hanging glaciers. This is the perfect day to sit down, relax and enjoy with your friends the views from the water. The tour includes a typical lunch (veggie options available) and other surprises. Once you are back in Puerto Natales you'll be take back to the hotel to enjoy the night or relax (free evening).
- Private transportation - Ground transportation from/to airport to hotel
- 4 nights in shared rooms for two people (private option available)
- Welcome drink + briefing of your days in Patagonia
- Torres del Paine National Park full-day tour or hike to the base of Torres del Paine
- Boat Cruise Tour to Serrano & Balmaceda Glaciers
- Optional Walking Tour on Day 1
- Optional horseback riding on Day 4
- Typical Patagonian BBQ with veggie alternative
- All park entrance fees
- Breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4 and 5
- Lunch on Day 2, 3, and 4
- On the ground support from local staff
- Bilingual guides
- Ground transportation throughout the trip
What's Not Included
- Flight tickets: flight information will be provided
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for your staff, guides, cooks, and drivers
- Dinners on all days
- Lunch on Day 1 and 5
- Rain poncho or other gear needed
- Incidental expenses
- Cash for tips and personal expenses
- Water bottle
Things You Should Know
- The region is known by its strong winds, please pack accordingly
- Drones are not allowed
- The town is credit card friendly, but we suggest you still bring some cash just in case: ~100.000 to 200.000 CLP (125 to 250 USD)
- Activities may be canceled last minute due to sudden changes in weather conditions or unforeseen events. Given the conditions of the region, rescheduling the same activity or scheduling a new one sometimes may not be possible but we will do our best to make sure you have an alternative. In case there is no alternative, we will offer to take you to a local coffee shop, restaurant or back to the accommodation.
- Clothes for cold weather. Gloves, hat and windbreaker highly recommended
Oscar is a local who triggered by the beauty of the region decided to study Hotel and Tourism Management in Santiago. Once he finished his degree he decided to go back to his home town to open his own business, enjoy his family and the stunning beauty of Patagonia
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I believe the itinerary has been adjusted from what it originally was and as someone who loves to go off the beaten path I can empathize with wanting a bit more adventure. For the trip I was on with Gert we did a 12-14 mile (forgot exactly how much) hike to the base of the Torres del Paine. I was shocked after 4 months in LATAM that my jaw could drop like that for that view. And our guide was awesome.
The second day I wasn’t super excited for but there are almost no other tourists around and riding horses ended up being super fun despite me not even liking horses. The lamb bbq was just a bonus.
The final day was incredible as well and although very touristy made up for it with the incredible views. FYI bundle up for this one.
One other note. This is all weather dependent and we really rolled the dice here and got almost perfect days all three days.
Just adventurey enough for me! If you are in South America do it, it’s insanely hard to get to from anywhere else. Bring a large range of cloths. Shoutout to the beds in the hotel 👌.
Have you ever tasted fresh glacier water on a hike to one of the most jaw dropping views in the southern hemisphere? No? Well… then you should probably do this trip...
This experience is extremely well organized and the perfect balance of adventure & down time to eat, drink, and relax. Would definitely recommend that you opt in for horseback riding. It was my first time ever riding a horse and I felt perfectly safe/ well cared for. Also, if you like to get active, definitely go for the trekking option for an added boost of adventure.
Puerto Natales is a lovely town with gorgeous sunsets, the friendliest dogs, and delicious food (seriously the best lamb I’ve ever tasted!) Also, the accommodations are super nice. My group raved about how comfortable the beds were. We slept like babies every night!
Make sure to pack for cold weather. Although, if you’re coming straight from another Lat Am country with a warmer climate, don’t worry. There’s plenty of shops for you to buy some extra cold weather gear.
Honestly, my biggest complaint about this experience is that I have too many EPIC photos, which is making it really difficult for me to figure out what to post on Instagram. Truly a once in a lifetime experience that you don't want to miss!
Of all of the side trips I was looking forward to (4-month program in LatAm), Machu Picchu and Patagonia were the ones I was looking forward to the most. I can sum up my experience by stating that I wish we could have gotten off the beaten path more, especially since Patagonia is known for its natural splendor.
- You'll get out of Santiago and to the far reaches of the world.
- Experiencing glaciers lakes (on-foot) was awesome
- Day-hike got us relatively close to the Torres
- Vincenzo (our guide) was nothing short of amazing. He knew how to make the best of every situation.
- Riding horses with a local family gave me the experience of interacting with the true locals of the region. Eating lunch with them was amazing!
- There were too many of us cramped in a small van. We went during their Winter so the condensation built up on the windows so that we couldn't even see out of the van. Having a full van of people get in and out at every stop is very cumbersome as well. If you go on this trip I would ask them how many seats are in the van / shuttle and how many people are signed up to go. Add 3 for the driver, photographer, and guide... and ask yourself whether you'll be cramped.
- Aside from being in a small van I really wish we could have gone on a longer hike and got closer to the Torres. Heck, I'd rather camp overnight in the wilderness than sleep at the Bed & Breakfast. I realize not everyone can physically do that... but if you are capable then maybe you should consider planning a trip of your own.
- Keep in mind that the more people you have in your group, the more people are going to want to stop for XYZ. If you are capable of covering a lot of ground with a smaller group then maybe you should plan something on your own with that smaller group.
- Some people don't seem like they were properly warned of how cold it can get in winter.
Was it a good trip? Yes, but tons of room for improvement.
Hi Kylan, Thank you so so much for taking the time to review this experience! We really value your feedback as this is the best way we can know what to improve on or tweak to make this the best trip possible.
We wanted to share that based on yours and past feedback, we've changed the van for the Torres del Paine National Park. As you pointed out, it's not comfortable and we know a different and bigger van will greatly improve the experience.
As for more outdoor activities and hiking, we are working on an alternative full-day hike for the day that will go to Torres del Paine. That has its logistical challenges but we thinking we've found a good system that will allow us to offer that.
About the weather conditions and packing, we've edited the Marketplace description as well as itinerary we send out a week before to convey that information more clearly.
Again thank you and safe travels for the rest of your RY itinerary!
This trip was one of the first remote year trips I joined and it was incredible. We had the chance to see the beautiful nature of Patagonia and a very different side of Chile compared to Santiago. We could disconnect and experience the national park, the glaciers and horse riding being guided by passionate and knowledgable locals. It is definitely very difficult to organise such a trip on your own, so I can only recommend to sign up. It is definitely worth the money as you will create memories for life.
Disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature. This side trip is amazing - nature at its finest. Excellent guides, amazing animals, and spectacular views at every turn. Just when you think it can't get better, it does. Go.