A view of a snow covered mountain with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Puerto Natales - Hiking in Torres del Paine

This programme is designed to give you the best of both worlds. Explore Torres del Paine by both coach and foot. The eighth wonder of the world, Torres del Paine National Park, covers an area over 242.000 hectares and consists of a rich combination of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks. It is possible to observe many different forms of life here in their natural state.

  • Make the most out of your time by visiting the highlights by bus, while still making time for a hike in this beautiful park.
  • Enjoy views of the Magellanic deciduous forest and vast Patagonian desert
  • Stretch your legs amidst the soaring mountains of Patagonia
  • Observe a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

  • Duration

    11 hours 10 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    25

  • Booking Code

    A-PNT6

  • From

    $ 449

  • Notices

    It is recommended to wear warm layered clothing, a windbreaker or waterproof jacket and good walking shoes.

This excursion begins early in the morning from Puerto Natales, 60 kms away. We make a technical stop in the village of Cerro Castillo, where there are possibilities for shopping, enjoying a coffee or just taking a break.

Continuing the trip toward Torres del Paine National Park, visitors will be able to enjoy the most diverse landscapes, such as the Magellanic deciduous forest and the vast Patagonian steppe (virtually desert) dominated by wind and aridity.

On the way it is possible to find two species of local fauna, the Patagonian guanaco (South American camel) and relative of the llama, and the endemic lesser Rhea (Ñandú), relative of the African Ostrich.

Once we get to the park, which is a biosphere reserve with a surface over 242.000 hectares, the landscape changes drastically. The surroundings transform into dozens of lakes populated by marine birds, and a backdrop of steep granite peaks. Turquoise lakes, waterfalls and mountains covered by ice are predominant inside the park.

We will stop for lunch at one of the hosterias (an inn or hostel) in the park (depending on availability).

After lunch, our trip through the park continues. An approximately 90-minute walk will take you towards the Salto Grande (big waterfall) and the Mirador Cuernos Lookout, which provides a spectacular view out over the water and mountains.

Practical information

  • Language: English / German (Subject to Availability)
  • Included: Lunch in Serrano & 2 bottles of mineral water on the bus
  • Remarks: Weather is unpredictable in this region and some rain showers should be expected at any time of the year. It is recommended to wear warm layered clothing, a windbreaker or waterproof jacket and good walking shoes. The visit to Salto Grande is subject to weather conditions due to the area’s windy nature.
  • Walking information: Trekking in the park over uneven terrain and flat soil.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No

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