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W Trek Guided Tour

Visit the W Circuit of Torres del Paine with a professional guide

Grey Glacier
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Puerto Natales
4 days
Spanish and English
Starts: At your accommodation at 6:00 AM
Ends: At 3:00 PM in Puerto Natales
Free cancellation!
Briefing

Enjoy the W Trek Guided Tour in Torres del Paine National Park on this 4-day group tour. You will visit the key points of the park such as the Base Torres trail, the French Valley, the Grey Glacier Viewpoint and the Sarmiento Lake to Laguna Amarga trail, also known as the Porter√≠a-Porter√≠a trail. 

You will enjoy the comfort of staying every night in the same place, located in Lake Peho√©, 40 minutes from the beginning of each of the routes, which allows you not to carry all your luggage every day. In addition, this tour stands out for its rich gastronomy with local products from the area. You will discover a great variety of fauna and flora, culture and history with the guide who will accompany you at all times. 

Are you ready to live this experience? ūüėĄ Here we tell you all the details of the tour:

Tour details

Included

  • Certified bilingual local guide
  • Shared or semi-private transportation
  • 3 nights accommodation at Camping Peho√©
  • Camping equipment
  • Catamaran ticket
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Trekking poles
  • Safety talk

Not included

  • Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Kayaking or ice trekking activity
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal and medical expenses
  • Additional nights

Important information

ūüöę Not suitable for pregnant women. 

It is recommended to be physically fit for trekking.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 60 days before the start of the tour, you will receive a 100% refund of the amount paid. If you cancel between 59 and 45 days before the start of the tour, you will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid. After this time or in case of not doing the activity, no refund will be made and it will not be possible to modify the reservation.

Reservation modifications are subject to the cancellation policies indicated, applying the corresponding penalty in each case depending on how far in advance the cancellation is requested.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 Base of Torres del Paine Hike

Difficulty: High

6:00 AM

Pick up in Puerto Natales

The W Trek Guided Tour starts with pick up at your accommodation in Puerto Natales. Once the group is assembled, the driver will take you to Torres del Paine National Park.

9:00 AM

Base of Torres del Paine Hike

Once there, you will begin the trek to Base Torres del Paine with your guide. Following the course of the Ascencio River, you will cross the Refugio Chileno and enter lush forests, finally culminating in the challenging traverse known as La Morrena.

After approximately one hour of arduous ascent, you will be pleasantly rewarded with the most awaited landscape: the majestic three granite towers reflecting in the lagoon. Take this opportunity to capture images to remember.

two people by the lagoon and the three towers
6:00 PM

Return and dinner 

At 6:00 p.m. you will return to the welcome center and the minibus will take you to the campsite located at Lake Peho√©. Upon arrival you will be welcomed in the dining dome with a sweet and savory platter accompanied by wine and drinks. Later, you will head to the dining room at the Lago Peho√© campsite to have dinner with your group. It's time to rest and recharge your batteries for the next day. 

Lake Pehoé

DAY 2 French Valley Trek

Difficulty: Medium - High

6:30 AM

Breakfast and departure 

The day starts early! At 6:30 a.m. you will have breakfast at the Lago Peho√© campsite restaurant where a buffet breakfast will be served. Then you will prepare your box lunch with all the assortment available in the dome. The driver will take the whole group to Pudeto (15 minutes), where you will take the catamaran at 9:00 a.m. to reach Paine Grande. The navigation lasts 30 minutes. 

Pudeto Port

French Valley Trek

You will cross dense lenga forests and border the picturesque Skottsberg Lake until you reach the French Lookout, from where an impressive view of the Paine Grande and its majestic glaciers will unfold before you. You will be a privileged witness of the spectacle of ice chunks breaking off the French Glacier. 

You will arrive at the French Valley Viewpoint and if you still have strength left, you can reach the British Viewpoint. Do you dare? 

two people walking in the French Valley trek
6:30 PM

Return and dinner 

You will return to Paine Grande and take the catamaran back to Pudeto at 6:30 pm. Then you will take the minibus for 15 minutes to the base at Lago Peho√© where a sweet and savory table with drinks will be waiting for you before dinner. 

Afterwards, you will recharge your batteries with an exquisite dinner at the restaurant. It's time to rest and get ready for the next day!

catamaran sailing on pehoe lake

DAY 3 Mirador Glacier Grey Trek

Difficulty: Medium - High

6:30 AM

Breakfast and departure 

Wake up early! At 6:30 in the morning you will have a buffet breakfast in the restaurant of the camping Lago Peho√©. Then you will prepare your box lunch and in only 15 minutes by minibus you will arrive to Pudeto, to take the 9:00 am catamaran to Paine Grande. The navigation lasts 30 minutes. 

Mirador Glacier Grey Trek

Today we will visit one of the highlights of Torres del Paine National Park. Along the route you will be able to admire the imposing Cerro Paine Grande, the Quebrada de los Vientos and Grey Lake. You will continue on until you reach the Grey Glacier Viewpoint, take the opportunity to take impressive pictures, this trip is definitely worth it!

person walking with the Grey Glacier in front of him
6:30 PM

Return and dinner 

You will return to Paine Grande and take the catamaran back to Pudeto at 6:30 pm. Then you will take the minibus to the base at Lago Peho√© where you will be met with a salty and sweet table with drinks before dinner. 

Later a delicious dinner will be waiting for you at the restaurant and then it will be time to relax and sleep. 

group sailing on the catamaran

DAY 4 Sarmiento Lake to Laguna Amarga Trekking

Difficulty: Low

8:00 AM

Breakfast

Last day! Today the day starts with breakfast at the restaurant. Get ready for a day full of culture and with the goal of getting to see a puma. Will you make it? Once the group is gathered together with the guide, you will board the minibus towards Laguna Amarga

9:00 AM

Sarmiento Lake to Laguna Amarga Trekking

You will arrive at the trail known as Porter√≠a-Porter√≠a, of low difficulty, where you will learn incredible stories of the park. You will visit the cave paintings of the first original settlers of Patagonia, known as the Aonikenk. You will also be able to observe different types of fauna such as condors, guanacos, gray foxes and, if you are lucky, even pumas. 

guide giving explanations of the cave paintings

Return to Puerto Natales

Once the hike is over, you will head to the Laguna Azul sector located to the northwest of the park. Here you will observe a great variety of flora and fauna. 

Finally, you will board the minibus towards Puerto Natales. But before finishing, a delicious plate of lamb "al palo" awaits you in town. And with a full belly, you will finish the W Trek Guided Tour in Puerto Natales around 3:00 PM. 

transfer back to Puerto Natales

What to bring to W Trek Guided Tour

Passport

PDI: Migratory Card (foreign travelers not residing in Chile)

Hiking pants: thin or shorts

Long trekking pants for more warmth

First layer: thermal T-shirt

Middle layer: fleece lining or similar

Outer layer: waterproof jacket

Warm jacket or fleece

Cap or hat

Hiking shoes (if possible waterproof boots)

Slippers for resting

Sandals (for showers)

Personal hygiene products

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

Cash (USD or CLP)

Small trekking backpack (15 liters)

Long/short sleeve T-shirts

Where does the tour W Trek Guided Tour start

The tour starts in the city of Puerto Natales. If you are traveling from Santiago de Chile the best option is to take a flight to Punta Arenas, and from there you can take a bus that in only 3:15 hours will take you to the bus station in Puerto Natales or hire a private transportation service with us.

If you are traveling from El Calafate (Argentina), there are buses that connect directly to Puerto Natales in a 5 hour trip or you can book a private service with us.

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