Discover the Torres del Paine National Park in one day from El Calafate
Discover the Torres del Paine National Park in one day from El Calafate
Discover the Torres del Paine National Park in one day from El Calafate
Discover the Torres del Paine National Park in one day from El Calafate
Discover the Torres del Paine National Park in one day from El Calafate
Discover the Torres del Paine National Park in one day from El Calafate
Discover the Torres del Paine National Park in one day from El Calafate
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Day trip to Torres del Paine from El Calafate

Discover the Torres del Paine National Park in one day from El Calafate

(8 reviews)

DEPARTURES MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY 

El Calafate
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: From your accommodation in El Calafate at 6:30 a.m.
Ends: To your accommodation located in El Calafate at around 9:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!

Briefing

The Day trip to Torres del Paine from El Calafate is a good option to get to know the Chilean Patagonia departing from Argentina. You will visit several attractions of Torres del Paine such as the Sarmiento Lake Viewpoint, Cuernos del Paine and Laguna Amarga. In addition, you will take several walks with your guide to learn in detail the most important of Torres del Paine and have lunch with incredible views. Lakes, flora, fauna and wonderful landscapes await you.

Do you want to know more about this excursion? Bellow we tell you about it 😊

Tour details

Included

  • Bilingual guide
  • Round trip transfer
  • Lunch

Not included

  • Entrance fees to Torres del Paine National Park

Important information

There are several hikes, the longest is about 1 hour and a half. It is recommended to be in good physical condition. 

There are four customs crossings (two there and two back) and many hours of transfer, so it is not recommended for small children.

🚫 NOT SUITABLE: For small children, pregnant women, people with risk diseases, neck or spine problems, heart conditions or reduced motor skills.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 7 days before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Day trip to Torres del Paine from El Calafate

🗻 Difficulty level: Medium
🚌 Duration: 16 hours (540 km)

Pick up in El Calafate

The tour will start with the pick up at your accommodation in El Calafate at 6:30 A.M.. Once the whole group is together, you will head to Torres del Paine National Park, crossing the Cancha Carrera border through a gravel road. You are already in Chile!

paine river waterfall

Torres del Paine

After customs and immigration formalities, the guide will be waiting for you to drive the last 80 km to Torres del Paine National Park. 

During the visit to the Chilean lands, you will visit different main attractions such as the Sarmiento de Gamboa Lake Viewpoint, the Paine River Falls, the upper viewpoint of Almirante Nieto Hill/Cuernos del Paine and the entrance to Laguna Amarga.

the towers by the lake

Torres del Paine National Park

Once inside the park, you can start trekking along the different trails accompanied by your guide. It's time for lunch! The guide will give you a box lunch that you can enjoy next to the views of the Torres del Paine.

welcome sign torres del paine with people

Cuernos del Paine Viewpoint

After lunch, you will start a trail from Salto Grande with your guide. It is a low difficulty trek of 1 hour and a half to the Cuernos del Paine Viewpoint by the Nordenskjold Lake.

Pehoé Lake

You will board the vehicle and head towards Lake Pehoé, the last viewpoint with wonderful views of the Cuernos del Paine and the French Valley. Take advantage of this moment to take amazing pictures of the park.

Pehoe Lake

Return to El Calafate

After visiting the Torres del Paine National Park, you will take the road back to El Calafate, getting to know the flora and fauna of the Chilean Patagonia. The Day trip to Torres del Paine from El Calafate will come to an end around 9:30 P.M.

the three towers

What to bring to Day trip to Torres del Paine from El Calafate

  • Passport
  • Immigration card (foreign travelers not residing in Chile)
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Rain jacket
  • Cash

Where does the tour Day trip to Torres del Paine from El Calafate start

The city of El Calafate is located 3,000 km from Buenos Aires, and 325 km from the city of Río Gallegos, capital of the province of Santa Cruz. The airport has direct daily connections with Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Bariloche, Trelew, Cordoba and Rosario. Several airlines operate this route, being Aerolineas Argentinas the most frequent one. From Howlanders we also recommend you to check LADE airline. 

If you want to arrive by land you can do it by bus. The trip between Buenos Aires and El Calafate takes about 36 hours. From Río Gallegos, the trip takes 4 hours. If you come from Puerto Natales we recommend you to take a bus that arrives to El Calafate in about five hours or hire a private service with us. Finally, if you are traveling from Ushuaia, please check the waiting times due to the crossing of the Strait of Magellan or stopover in Rio Gallegos.

Questions & Answers

  • Do I have to carry all my luggage?

    No, from Howlanders we recommend you to take only what you need to do the trek and leave the rest of the luggage in the luggage room of your accommodation in El Calafate.
  • Is lunch included?

    Yes, the tour includes lunch. A lunch-box will be provided.
  • Do I need to be in good physical condition to do this tour?

    Yes, it is recommended to have a good physical condition since there will be several hikes. The longest is approximately 1 hour and a half.
  • Can I end up at any point other than El Calafate?

    Yes, you can finish the tour in Puerto Pudeto between 1:30 and 3:30 P.M. (depending on whether you do the hike or not), in Laguna Amarga at 4:00 P.M. or in Cerro Castillo at 5:00 P.M.
  • Does the tour depart every day?

    Yes, the Torres del Paine tour from El Calafate has daily departures.

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