Torres del Paine Day Trip from El Calafate
  • Torres del Paine Day Trip from El Calafate

    Starting with a pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle from your centrally located El Calafate hotel, this 16-hour full day excursion will give you the chance to experience Torres del Paine National Park, without having to stay there overnight.

    Once at the National Park, choose between a visit by bus or in 4x4 to see all of the park's highlights such as the Salto Grande Waterfall, Cuernos del Paine, Nordenskjold Lake, Sarmiento Lake, just to name a few.

    A boxed lunch, bottled water, and drop off back at your El Calafate hotel are all included in the price.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

    Our guide will pick you up from your hotel located in the City Centre. Please, provide the hotel name at the time of booking.

    Take into account that this is an adventure excursion with the purpose of getting to know the mountainous region of Torres del Paine National Park in one day. We will travel a total of 700 km.. The trip to the park takes 3.5 hours one way and 3.5 hours back plus border customs. The estimated time touring inside the Park is 6 hours.

    We begin our Day Tour to Torres del Paine National Park by picking you up directly from your hotel in El Calafate at 6:45 am.

    Crossing the Patagonian Steppe from North to South, we arrive at the border pass of Cancha Carrera (2,20 hours of traveling), from where we start visiting the beautiful South of Chile until we get into Torres del Paine National Park (“Azules” according to the Tehuelche language, which refers to its predominant colour)

    Stop At: Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region

    From the moment you get to the Park, we offer you two options: visit by bus or go trekking and riding in 4x4 vehicles.
    Among the possible centres of attraction and lookouts than can be visited, we can find:

    - Sarmiento de Gamboa Lake (lookout)
    - Amarga Lagoon
    - Paine River waterfalls
    - Panoramic stop with descent of 15 minutes in Superior Viewpoint of Nordenskjold Lake (Panoramic of the Horns)
    - Salto Grande (50 minute walk), if the weather permitting, we will continue with the longest walk of 1 hour more towards Lake Nordenskjold to appreciate the Cuernos del Paine very closely.
    - Pehoé Lake, panoramic view of the horns

    At midday you will enjoy a picnic in the mountain.
    We start our return to El Calafate around 5-6 pm, arriving around 22 pm.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Passengers must provide the following information at the time of the booking, otherwise, the booking won't be confirmed: Full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth."
    "Border crossing times may vary depending on current traffic. Each passenger is responsible for carrying the documentation required for crossing the border"
    "Entrance fee to the park must be paid in Chilean Pesos or US Dollars. Please, take the cash with you."
    "Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
    "Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "It is forbidden to enter Chile with vegetables or animal products"
    "The lunch will be outdoors. It case of bad weather, lunch will be inside the vehicle."
    "It is highly recommended that passengers have the appropriate clothing for outdoor activities: waterproof jacket, fleece, trekking shoes, cap, sunglasses, small backpack."
    "In the event of extreme weather that does not allow passengers to get out of the vehicle, the guide may make changes to the itinerary"
    "This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"

    • Hora de Inicio6:30 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
      Pick up at centrally located El Calafate hotels.

    • Duración: 16 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Incluye

    • Bottled water
    • Boxed Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle

    No Incluye

    • National Park Entrance fees
    • Gratuities
  • 6/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 60%
    Rating basado en 5 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Kaitlyn B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 21 de febrero del 2018

      Torres del Paine is beautiful and our tour guide was great, very knowledgeable. The tour included a very nice lunch in a beautiful location, much better than I expected.

      The down side is that you are touring a beautiful area in a large tour bus with 30 people. If I had more time, I would have spent more time and done more hiking and camping. That being said, if you are short on time or less fit, this is an incredible way to see Torres del Paine!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • dvalsamidis7
      Publicado el Lunes, 07 de enero del 2019

      I will say all the inaccuracies of this trip and especially on the "What to expect" section. 1) The tour is organised by Always Glacieres, a local El Calafate tour company. Viator is using Tangol and Tangol is using this local company.2) The bus did not have air condition.3) We did not start at 5:30 but the bus goes to each hotel starting at 6:20 am and they picked us after around 7:10 am. As a result, we arrived at the borders around 12:30. 4) We had to wait for quite a while in the borders and then there was a stop in a place with souvenirs (15 minutes) that you can exchange the money. This probably is the town Cerro Castillo but you don't meet the locals or is anything more than a stop for making Chilean pesos.5) All the following stops that we did, like the Lake Sarmiento and the Laguna Amarga, lasted 5 minutes and there was one more stop for 10 minutes where they had to pay the entrance with the collected money and we mainly waited in the bus. Finally, there was one more stop to see the last lake.6) Next was the trekking, we arrived there at 14:35 and I remember that because they said you have 45' minutes to go to the Salto Grande. When I asked the guy that the plan says 2 hours trekking showing the plan from Tangol and Viator, he told me that he is doing this trip the last 10 years and it is always the same. So we could not go for 2 hours hike but only for 45 minutes.7) The final stop is on the island where some people have paid extra for lunch there and you probably want to spent the time looking at the view outside. This was for 50 minutes.8) The boxed lunch is a ham and cheese sandwich with a bottle of water, a couple of sweets and it is definitely not enough for the whole day...9) After this stop you start the return trip to El Calafate. Another annoying thing is that we waited for 20 minutes in the bus for the people coming to join us in the bus and travel from Chile to El Calafate.10) We never changed bus for the Torres Del Paine park.11) Conclusion less than 2 hours nice stops (I include the lunch stop as the view was beautiful from there) and 14 hours of bus service or waiting for other people/border control.Torres del Paine is beautiful but the day trip is a bad idea.When we informed Viator for all these inconsistencies, they did not even change the description and they continue to use the same suppliers and try to sell a tour with lies. They also declined a partial refund for that.

        Calificación General: 2/10

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