It’s impossible not to get your heart pumping and blood flowing on this thrilling, fun, and active multi-sport adventure through Torres del Paine. Nature has a way of energizing and refreshing, so for those to love getting out into nature and pushing themselves to the limit, Patagonia’s signature blend of kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, and cycling is sure to fit the bill.
Pick Up, Puerto Natales, Cueva de Mylodon, and EcoCamp
After pick-up from either Punta Arenas or El Calafate, the epic Patagonian adventure gets kickstarted with a scenic and wildlife-viewing drive to the cozy town of Puerto Natales, located on the shores of Last Hope Channel. Ominous as the name may sound, it’s definitely not all “abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” especially considering the gorgeous views, kind people, and exciting adventures that mark this spot on the globe. A quaint town that swells with life during the summer months, we’ll get a quick view around during a break for lunch before heading to our next stop at the Cueva del Milodon. Here, we’ll find a larger-than-life replica of the remains of a giant sloth which was discovered in the late 1800s and featured prominently in Bruce Chatwin’s famous travelogue “In Patagonia”. After saying goodbye to our prehistoric friend, we continue to our final destination in Torres del Paine - EcoCamp Patagonia. Made out of comfortable and charming sustainable and ecofriendly domes, EcoCamp’s location in the heart of the park under the shadow of the Torres themselves gives unparalleled access to the area’s wealth of flora, fauna, landscapes, and outdoor activities. After a filling dinner (and maybe a drink or two!) in the Community Domes, it’s time to retire for the night to your Suite dome. Gotta be fresh and ready the next morning!
Cycling to Laguna Azul
After filling our stomachs with a hearty breakfast from the delicious EcoCamp breakfast buffet, and then it’s time to set off! After being driven to the starting point, snap on those helmets and get those legs working for a 20km bike ride toward the Laguna Azul campsite, breathing in the refreshing Patagonian air and pedaling past guanacos and rheas. After a break for lunch at Laguna Azul and exploring the area, we’ll hike to a viewpoint to see the piercing spires of the Torres towering above Laguna Azul. Then it’s time to return to EcoCamp for the evening, but for anyone too tuckered out from the bike ride, there’s an optional van ride back, so you can relax before an evening of drinks, food, and laughter sharing the day’s adventures with the other guests.
Boating and Kayaking at Grey Glacier
Today, we’ll come face to face with one of Torres del Paine’s best treasures: the Grey Glacier. During the two-hour drive to the boating dock from which we’ll sail to the glacier, we’ll get to see incredible views of the entire front-face of the Paine Massif, including the iconic Cuernos. Then, starting from a dock at the far end of Lago Grey, the boat chugs up the glacial lake, dwarfed by the awesome heights of the Paine Massif. As the immense front wall of the glacier looms closer, we’ll pull over to slip into our kayaking gear, get a safety briefing, and then proceed to kayak as close as safely possible to this spectacular feat of nature. Spend a while being awed by its size and unbelievable gradients of blue before we return to the boat to head back to the dock and then back to EcoCamp.
Giddy up! Harness the spirit of Patagonia’s personal brand of cowboys - the baquenos - today as we saddle up to explore and tame the grassy plains of Torres del Paine on the back of a trusty steed. We’ll gallop, trot, canter, and walk through forests, prairie, and streams, with the blue sky above and the looming heights of the Paine massif dominating the horizon. All that’s missing is an epic movie backing track - but the sound of the wind whistling through the plains, the calls of birds, and the silence of untouched nature is the perfect soundtrack. Stopping at the Seron campsite, our lunch comes complete with views of the Condor’s Nest, the Torres, Laguna Azul, and the Paine River. Then, around 4:00 pm, we can either choose to explore the pampas a bit longer or head home with our buckaroos to EcoCamp for an evening aperitif and dinner.
Trek to base of the Towers
For our last day of adventure, we’ll conquer the most quintessential, classic trek in the entire park: the hike to the base of the Towers. The warm-up starts as we head through the Ascencio Valley, past peaceful forests and trickling streams of melted snow and ice descending downward from the high peaks, heading into the very heart of the massif, an isolated, lost world few have seen. One last challenge awaits before the big reward: scrambling up a jumbled moraine of boulders. But then, the ultimate payoff: three granite spires, shaped by ice, water, wind, and time, looming over a sloping lake valley. A well-deserved break and lunch will be enjoyed here as we soak up the view, before backtracking the way we came for the final night at EcoCamp.
Time to give ourselves a rest after four full days of thrilling exercise surrounded by some of the best landscapes nature can provide! Bid EcoCamp “adieu” and settle in for the transfer to your point of departure.
Dates & Rates
Departures: Daily departures, contact us for availability.
Rates: from $3,650
• All activities as indicated on your itinerary
• All meals as indicated on your itinerary
• 2 glasses of wine or a soft drink per meal
• Tea and coffee served at the bar all day long
• Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport to EcoCamp upon arrival
• All accommodations as indicated on your itinerary
• Services of professional guides
• All necessary kayaking and camping equipment
• Gratuities for guides
• Items of a personal nature
• Drinks (anything beyond the 2 provided each meal) and souvenirs
• Tour Extensions
Your booking is based on Chilean pesos (CLP), but you pay in US$ (USD), using the exchange rate valid on the day of payment which will be shown on your invoice. This exchange rate may vary between the date you pay your deposit and the date you pay your outstanding balance, but rest assured this is the best way to keep our prices competitive and ensure the best rate for you!