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Patagonia | Torres del Paine National Park

Patagonia is a one-of-a-kind trek that brings guests through the Torres Del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks. It also lets guests extend their trip or arrive early to tour Santiago Chilé, another once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you haven’t already heard, our WWTrek PRIVATE Patagonia Base Glampsites hold the comforts of home while offering us a fun and exciting refuge after days of hiking and adventuring!

While in Puerto Natales, you will spend four nights in spacious hotel accommodations with access to concierge services and amenities. Resting easily in safe and comfortable accommodations, and staying close to the city center with plenty of time for exploration or shopping.

For three nights of this adventure, we will stay in WWTrek PRIVATE Patagonia Base Glamps! Spending the days hiking three different sections of the “W” Trek and the nights gathered together enjoying delicious meals cooked by our personal chef in our elevated dining dome. You will sleep in spacious six-person tents at only a two-person occupancy, allowing room to unpack belongings and get cozy! 

Fret not! While at our Base Glampsite, you will have access to private restrooms. The lavatory has hot showers, flushing toilets, and fully functioning sinks… just like home!

WWTrek is happy to prepare meals around any dietary or allergy-related restrictions; contact us to discuss before leaving for the trek. Our team will prepare local cuisine along the journey and offer various culinary choices.

Our team of highly trained professional Guides is here to help you every step of the way. From the first point of contact with the office through the end of your trekking experience with us, World Wide Trekking will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to embark on your journey.

We think it’s imperative to offer our guests the ability to hear from one another. This way, guests can get the nitty-gritty details about the trek… like finding out just how challenging that hike really is!

 

“We have taken several trips with WWT and all have been fantastic. Everest Base Camp, Utah, Iceland, and Patagonia. Dean and his support staff are professional, and excellent!. Dean always has a plan in the event of weather issues. The groups are small enough to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time, and that individual likes and desires can be addressed. Great communications before, during, and post trip also!” – Ted

 

“We love World Wide Trekking! This company is doing it right! I was so impressed by their service, caring, amazing guides and food! We went on a trek to Patagonia and it was fantastic! We stayed in hotels some of it and glamped for some of it and saw the most beautiful glaciers and mountains. I really love that we learned so much, the guide was telling us about the land, animals, and culture the moment we met him. Both guides we had were fascinating to talk to. We became quick friends with the whole staff, we didn’t want to leave. We really want to book another trip with this company because we felt so taken care of, we had the best experience and can’t wait for the next one!” – Megan

Upon booking, you will gain access to a Personal Trip Detail Site. This site contains helpful contact information for your Adventure Specialist and your Guide while also hosting packing lists, flight schedules, and your daily trekking itinerary for easy access. Our World Wide Trekking Representatives are always here to help answer any questions, but we have found these sites to pose very useful to our Guests.

Located in the far south of Chile, Torres del Paine National Park is the ultimate Patagonian experience. The park’s towering peaks, sprawling glaciers, and crystal-clear lakes are a haven for any adventurer or nature lover. This epic journey combines all the park’s highlights, including parts of the famous “W” Trek. Venturing deep into secluded valleys, you will find yourself surrounded by Torres del Paine’s most dramatic scenery. You’ll then take to the water to explore the park’s rivers and glacial lakes on a ferry ride to the edge of the magnificent Grey Glacier. To finish this journey, travel to an authentic Chilean Estancia for horseback riding and a celebratory Chilean BBQ. Each night, relax at comfortable lodging and cozy glampsites surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.

Patagonia | Torres del Paine National Park | Chile

Summary

TRIP TYPE: Adventure | Hotel Based Hikes

ACTIVITY RATING: Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 8 days/7 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 14

DATES 2025

January 14 – 21, 2025

March 11 – 18, 2025

December 16 – 23, 2025

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
 
  • Enjoy a catamaran boat ride over the stunning turquoise waters of Lago Pehoe.
 
  • Stay in spacious tents (1-2 guests in each, but big enough for 6 people!) at our Patagonia Base Glamp.
 
  • Explore the beautiful massifs, glaciers, and marvel at the famed Paine Towers during multiple day hikes.
 
  • Indulge in traditional Chilean asado (barbecue).
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Double Occupancy

From

$ 6,900

per person

Single Supplement

Add+

$ 500

per person

3 Nights at our PRIVATE WWTrek Patagonia Base Glamp!

Features

  • 6-Person Tents at 2-Person Occupancy to allow extra space for guests and belongings.
  • Personal cot with pillow, mattress pad, sleeping bag, and fresh towels for your use.
  • Charging capabilities for electronic devices.
  • Cellular Service for phones.
  • Private group bathrooms
  • Showers with HOT water
  • Fresh towels provided
  • Flushable Toilets
  • Sinks for washing
  • Private Chef preparing authentic Chilean cuisine and offering Chilean wine.
  • Large elevated dining dome with tables and chairs that are fully prepared with table clothes, cutlery, glassware, and condiments. 

ITINERARY

  • Arrive in Puerto Natales (PNT) where you will meet your WWTrek guides and take a private transfer to the hotel. 
  • Our guides will conduct orientation and gear check following a large, private, welcome dinner.
  • Overnight: Weskar Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Welcome Dinner
  • Enjoy a half day hike (4 hours) to Sofia Lake and Benites Hill, home of the majestic Andean Condor. It’s common to see them gliding close to the cliffs.
  • We will get a chance to appreciate cave paintings at Milodon Cave. A historic reserve with amazing rock formations and great views of Ultima Esperanza Fjord and Antonio Varas Peninsula.
  • Free afternoon to explore Puerto Natales, relax around the lodge, and enjoy the local area.
  • Overnight: Wasker Lodge or comparable
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Today we will take private transportation to Las Torres Information Center.
  •  From here we will trek roundtrip to Torres del Paine lookout.
  • On this day, we will begin and finish our hike admiring the magnificent Paine Towers.
  • Enjoy delicious Chilean plates, prepared by our camp chef as you settle in, relax, and take in the beautiful views along the Rio Serrano River where our Patagonia Base Glamp is located.
  • Overnight: Patagonia Base Glamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Today you will have the opportunity to explore French Valley, where the famous 3 Paine Towers are located. Overlooking the North Peak of Paine Grande, Castillo, Cota 2000, Catedral, Aleta de Tiburon and of course the Paine Horns and the French Glacier.
  • Take in the ice-blue glacier-fed lakes and lush vegetation of this beautiful valley along the trail, ending with incredible views of the park’s iconic granite towers.
  • Return to our Patagonia Base Glamp, via catamaran, for a well-earned and delicious dinner.
  • Overnight: Patagonia Base Glamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • We will begin the day with a scenic drive to Lago Grey Hotel.
  • You will embark on a catamaran boat that visits Grey Glacier. The boat gets close to its magnificent blue walls and enormous icebergs floating on the lake.
  • Depending on weather conditions, we will choose an amazing half-day hike among: Ferrier or Condor lookouts.
  • Early arrival at Patagonia Base Glamp to relax and unwind before dinner.
  • Overnight: Patagonia Base Glamp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • We will visit the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park this morning before traveling to Bories Pier at Puerto Natales.
  • Continue by boat along the Ultima Esperanza Fjord, meaning “Last Hope”. This fjord was named in 1557 when Spanish Explorer Juan Ladrillera deemed this his last chance to reach the famed Strait of Magellan.
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park as you cruise down the Serrano River, enjoying lunch at a local BBQ Restaurant.
  • Overnight: Vendaval Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Today you will have an exciting visit to a local estancia, where you will be immersed in Chilean culture, go horseback riding, and enjoy a celebration lunch or traditional Chilean Asado: Open fire Lamb BBQ.
  • Private transfer to Punta Natales.
  • Overnight: Vendaval Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Celebration Dinner
  • Transfer to the airport for departure from Puerto Natales. (PNT)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Patagonia is known for experiencing a variety of rapidly changing weather conditions. Please note that itinerary is subject to change due to these weather patterns and the safety of the group. We pride ourselves in making the best of every single day.

  • Pre-trip planning, customization, and consultation

  • 4 nights hotel lodging

  • 3 nights at Patagonia Base Glamp: 6-person tents for 2

    people, toilets, hot showers, cots, pillows, towels, dining

    dome.

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

  • Private transportation throughout

  • Snacks and drinks for the drives

  • Park fees Torres del Paine National Park

  • Park fees Bernardo O’Higgins National Park

  • Services of local English-speaking guides and staff

    throughout

  • World Wide Trekking Lead Guide(s) and local guides based on group size 8 or more

  • 2 round-trip catamaran boat trips on Lago Pehoe

  • Catamaran boat to Lago Grey

  • Local guide(s) and cook(s)

  • Guided tour to the Serrano glacier

  • Catamaran excursion along Ultima Esperanza Fjord

    including traditional estancia barbecue

  • Horseback riding at estancia

  • Celebration traditional lamb barbecue

  • Baggage handling throughout adventure

  • Gear List

  • Fitness and Nutrition 6-week plan

  • International airfare (origin > Chile > origin) Passports and visas (if applicable)
  • Medical expenses and immunizations costs
  • Travel, evacuation, and medical insurance
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Meals or bottled beverages other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, soft drinks, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of the control of World Wide Trekking
  • Gratuities for guides and crew members
  • Tourism Taxes When Applicable

Trip Add-Ons

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TRAVEL NOTES

The optimal travel season in Chilean Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park consists of the months November and March.  We prefer the month of November as the conditions are the most optimal and least busy.

This trip begins and ends in Puerto Natales, Chile (PNT).

International airfares are not included in program pricing. When booking international travel, we recommend working with an experienced travel agent. One that World Wide Trekking is proud to coordinate with is Brian Mei from Eastern Travel. You can reach Brian directly by calling 801.792.1721 or by email at brian@easterntravel.com. Additional support is always available by calling the Eastern Travel Office at 801.466.8811 or by emailing Michelle at michelle@easterntravel.com.

The benefit of using a travel agent is in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them, due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact AIG Travel Guard to get more information.

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with AIG Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit

AIG Travel Guard

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

U.S. Citizens are not required to obtain a visa for travel in Chile. When you clear customs in Chile, you will be given a PDI slip, tuck this safely into your passport. You will need to show your PDI slip when you check into hotels and lodges.

*Note: Please be sure to have at least six months validity on your passport. Most countries won’t allow travelers in their country unless their passport is expected to expire six months after the last day of travel. Make two copies of your passport. Leave one at home and bring the other with you to Chile in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Hotels: We will begin and end our trip at sophisticated 4-star luxury lodges situated on the waters edge with breathtaking views of mountain peaks and fjords. Our last night will be spent in a cozy and beautiful hotel in the quaint town of Punta Arenas.

Patagonia Base Glamp: During our adventure, we will stay at a luxurious camp along the Serrano River. This riverfront camp boasts beautiful views of the entire Paine Massif and has great amenities; including hot showers (fresh towels provided), private bathrooms, comfortable tents, and power for charging devices.

During this trip we will travel in private vans, driven by WWTrek guides. The most popular and unique mode of transportation on this trip will be our ferry as we travel along rivers, glacial lakes, and fjords.

Proper nutrition plays a vital role in the success of all our adventures. Rest assured that we go the extra mile to ensure all meals are nutritious and exquisite. While at our Patagonia Base Glamp, our chef will be preparing delicious meals while we are out exploring. We will also enjoy some traditional Chilean BBQ’s and dine at great local restaurants in Punta Arenas.

In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you with detailed tipping recommendations on your ‘Trip Detail’ site once you sign up.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

We recommend exchanging money at the airport as soon as you clear customs. We will offer additional exchange opportunities, but typically you will receive the best rates at the airport. Exchanging $100 should suit your needs for the trek. We always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals and guide gratuities.

ADD ONS

Many guests prefer to arrive early or leave late so they can add more adventure into their vacation. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply. Below are some of our favorite and most popular add-on adventures.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south.

Chile is today one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations. It leads Latin American nations in rankings of human development, competitiveness, income per capita, globalization, state of peace, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption. It also ranks high regionally in sustainability of the state, and democratic development. Chile is a founding member of the United Nations, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

17.62 million

Continental Chile uses the time offset UTC−03:00.

Santiago, Chile

Mexican professor Francisco Lizcano, of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, estimated that 52.7% of Chileans were white, 39.3% were mestizo, and 8% were Amerindian. Due in part to its economic fortunes, Chile has recently become a new magnet for immigrants, mostly from neighboring Argentina, Bolivia and mainly Peru. According to the 2002 national census, Chile’s foreign-born population has increased by 75% since 1992.

There are several indigenous languages spoken in Chile: Mapudungun, Quechua, Aymara and Rapa Nui. After the Spanish invasion, Spanish took over as the lingua franca and the indigenous languages have become minority languages, with some now extinct or close to extinction.

Currently in 2015, the majority religion in Chile is Christianity (68%), with an estimated 55% of Chileans belonging to the Catholic church, 13% Protestant or Evangelical and just 7% with any other religion. Agnostics and atheists are estimated at 25%.

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