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Full day tour Torres del Paine

Discover the most spectacular lakes, waterfalls and viewpoints as you travel through Chilean Patagonia

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What to bring

Full day tour Torres del Paine tour information

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Pick up at your accommodation in Puerto Natales between 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Drop off at your accommodation in Puerto Natales between 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


  • Transport in private minibus
  • Bilingual guide
  • First aid kit

Not included

  • Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park (between 11.000 - 25.000 CLP / 15 USD - 35 USD)
  • Entrance to the Milodon Cave Natural Monument (8.000 CLP/ 11 USD)
  • Food (you can buy a lunch box at the campsite for 12 USD/ unit)
The entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park is per person, for the entire tour and payment is made in Chilean pesos at the destination. The price is different depending on the season: between May and September 2019 (CLP 11.000/ USD 15) , between October and July 2020 (CLP 25.000/ USD 35).

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The departure of the tour is dependent of the weather. If it’s not possible to do the tour due to the weather, you will be offered 3 different options: refund of the total amount of the reservation price, choice of an alternative route for the same day or option to change the date to do the tour in the coming days.
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.
The Full day tour Torres del Paine is a good way to explore different areas of the park without having to make great physical efforts, we visit the viewpoints Mirador Lago Sarmiento, Mirador a la Laguna Amarga where you can see the Torres del Paine and the Mirador al Lago Noderhold. You’ll also see the Casadas Salto Grande, the Lengas forest and Lake Pehoé. Once you get to the park you’ll walk 5 kilometers in total with only little unevenness, so it’s a tour suitable for all types of travelers. On the way back to Puerto Natales you’ll make a stop to see the Milodon cave. The minibus with which you will move through the park contains 15 seats.

Tour itinerary

todayDÍA 1 Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park - Milodon cave - Puerto Natales

Difficulty: Easy Trekking duration: 2 - 2,5 hours Total tour duration: 11 - 12 hours
The tour begins with the pick-up at your accommodation in Puerto Natales between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The minibus will pick you up to begin the tour and set course for the well-known Torres del Paine National Park, a journey of approximately two hours. Once you arrive at the gates of the National Park, you’ll enter the area of Portería Laguna Amarga, from where you’ll be able to enjoy excellent views of the spectacular Torres del Paine.
Once in the park, the journey through the paths of Torres del Paine National Park will start. From the comfort of the minibus you’ll be able to observe its particular and unique Patagonian steppe as you enter the park. You’ll also be amazed by the breathtaking views of the Paine Massif.
Following the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see the most famous viewpoints of Torres del Paine: Mirador Lago Sarmiento, Mirador Laguna Amarga where you can see the towers and Mirador Lago Noderhold. At each of them you’ll be able to enjoy a totally unique view with different sceneries and totally different landscapes, as they are really different ecosystems, one more sample of the diversity of the park. Once you arrive at Camping Pehoé you’ll have lunch with your group and the guides, enjoying a beautiful panoramic view of Lake Pehoé and the Cuernos del Paine.
After recovering your energy, you’ll head towards the Grey Lake area. During the trip of approximately one hour, you’ll cross an old forest of Lengas. Then you’ll advance along the Grey Lake beach, where you’ll be able to appreciate the Paine Massif from its western face with the intense blue tones of the Grey Glacier, which comes from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
Once you’ve reached this point, you’ll start your way back through the Portería Serrano sector towards Puerto Natales, although not everything ends here. Before finishing the tour you’ll have the opportunity to get to know one of the biggest mysteries of Torres del Paine National Park, the Natural Monument Cueva del Milodón (Mylodon Cave). This cave is famous for being the place where remains of an extinct specie of large herbivorous mammals were found, a specie endemic to Patagonia and related to the current sloths.
Once the visit to the Mylodon Cave is over, you’ll arrive at the town of Puerto Natales around 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. where you’ll put an end to this intense but fantastic day in Torres del Paine National Park.

What to bring to Full day tour Torres del Paine

The weather in Torres del Paine is cold from April to September, since this is winter in the southern hemisphere. We thus recommend that you bring:
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Lunch (you can buy a lunch box during the tour)
  • Passport + immigration card (the document given when stamping the passport)
  • Cash (USD) as no card payments are allowed in the area and there are no currency exchange offices or ATMs.

Where does the tour Full day tour Torres del Paine start

The Full day Torres del Paine tour starts in Puerto Natales. If you are traveling from Santiago de Chile the best option is to take a flight to Punta Arenas. From Punta Arenas, you can take a bus for a 3h15 journey which will take you to the Puerto Natales bus station. Another very common starting point is El Calafate (Argentina), there are buses that directly connect this Argentinian city with Puerto Natales which is a 5 hours trip.

Questions & Answers

Do I have to take all my luggage to the trek?
No, from Howlanders we recommend you to take only what is necessary for the trek and leave the rest of the luggage in the cloakroom of your accommodation in Puerto Natales. Unfortunately, it is not possible to store your luggage in the office.

What is included in the lunch-box?
The lunchbox consists of specific foods for physical activity: nuts, cereal bars, fruit, a sandwich and some candies. You will can buy it during the tour

Do I have to bring any documents?
Yes, it is very important that you take with you your passport and the migration card that you are given when you enter Chile.

Do I need to be physically fit to do this tour?
The Full day Torres del Paine tour does not require much physical effort, so it is a tour suitable for everyone. The only stretch that is done by foot is a trek of about 40 minutes back and forth.

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