Patagonian guanaco, Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park

Drive from Cerro Castillo to Mirador Lago Sarmiento and further on enjoying photo stops and view points along the way, continuing on to Torres del Paine National Park.

  • Photo stops at Mirador Lago Sarmiento viewpoint.
  • Viewpoint and photo stop at Mirador Laguna Amarga.
  • Fantastic views and photo opportunities.
  • Waterfall (Salto Grande) and lakes.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    8hrs

  • Max. passengers

    100

  • Booking code

    A-PNT1

  • From

    239 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm layered clothing, windbreaker, waterproofs and good comfortable walking shoes.

The excursion begins early in the morning from Puerto Natales, 60 kms. away with a technical stop in the village of Cerro Castillo, where there are possibilities for shopping, enjoy a coffee service or just for 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 dominated by the wind and aridity. On the way is possible to find two species members of the local fauna: the Patagonian guanaco, South American camel and relative of 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 becoming unforgettable due its dozen lakes populated by marine birds, and in the background granite picks dominating the area. Turquoise lakes, waterfalls and mountains covered by ice are the predominant landscape inside the park.  

A walk for 15 minutes into the park is necessary toward the Waterfall (Salto Grande), which is communicating two big lakes inside the park; Nordenskjold and Pehoe Lakes. The trip continues through the park, the return is done by the same road. 

Practical information:

  • Language: English and German.

  • Included: 2 bottles of mineral water on the bus, 2 sandwiches, 1 bottle of mineral water, 1 juice box, 1 little chocolate bar, 1 cereal bar, 1 fruit, 1 bag of dried fruit.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm layered clothing, windbreaker, waterproofs and good comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: Trekking in the park over uneven terrain and flat soil.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.