Adventure in Torres del Paine and Ushuaia - Group Tour

Adventure in Torres del Paine and Ushuaia - Group Tour

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Adventure in Torres del Paine and Ushuaia - Group Tour

9 Days Starting in El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina and ending in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

Visiting: El Calafate, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Ushuaia

Tour code:

C2WP

Specialist Group:

Fifty+

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 14

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

18-80

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour operated in:

English , Spanish

Interests:

Cultural, Wildlife Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing, Trekking, Walking

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Tour Overview

This program visits the best of the southernmost part of the continent. We first visit Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, taking advantage of our Full Camps in the heart of the National Park. We hike and visit here the 3 most important valleys of the area. We then drive south across the Magellan Strait into Tierra del Fuego. We visit a typical Patagonian ranch and eventually discover the secrets of the “city of the end of the world”. We take a boat trip in the Beagle Channel and hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Highlights

  • Torres del Paine National Park

  • Torres del Paine

  • Puerto Natales

  • Ushuaia

  • Beagle Channel Boat Trip

  • Tierra del Fuego National Park

  • Patagonia

  • Chile

  • Argentina

Places You'll See

Torres Del Paine National Park

Ushuaia

Ushuaia

Tierra Del Fuego National Park

Ushuaia

Torres Del Paine National Park

Torres Del Paine National Park

Torres Del Paine National Park

Torres Del Paine National Park

Ushuaia

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival El Calafate

Location: El Calafate, El Calafate Airport

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel Las Dunas or similar - Double or Single Base

Accommodation Name: Hotel Las Dunas or similar - Double or Single Base

Meals Included: No Meals

We welcome you at Calafate airport and transfer to town to check in at your accommodation. You get the rest of the day to enjoy the town.

Day 2 : El Calafate - Torres Del Paine

Location: El Calafate, Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Camp, Accommodation in Torres del Paine - Full Camp Las Torres

Accommodation Name: Accommodation in Torres del Paine - Full Camp Las Torres

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early start for a 6 hs drive to our camp in Paine. We drive across the patagonic steppe, still following by parts the legendary route 40, to get around Sierra de los Baguales, an impressive range in between Calafate and Paine. We cross the Argentinean Chilean border at Cancha Carrera/ Cerro Castillo. After the border crossing, we start our final sprint to Paine National Park, World Heritage by the UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization). Approaching the Park, we start to see the different mountains that feature the area: Paine Grande, the Horns, Admiral Nieto and the Towers. Once we entered the Park, we go for a short 1 to 2 hs walk to get familiar with the landscape, the wind and the rich wildlife: guanacos, lesser rheas, condors and all types of wetland and buzzard birds will be available for our eyes and cameras. Also lots of flowers. Back in the bus, we reach our camp at the foot of Paine massif.

Full Camps are pitched up early in the season, so we find the camp ready upon arrival. It offers comfortable igloo type tents for 1 or 2 passengers, with insulation mat and sleeping bags. The camp also features a spacious dinning tent, a kitchen tent, tables, benches or chairs and a full set of table service and kitchenware (area with sanitary services). This day's walk may vary for logistical reasons.

Day 3 : Paine Towers - Ascencio River Valley

Location: Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Camp, Accommodation in Torres del Paine - Full Camp Las Torres

Accommodation Name: Accommodation in Torres del Paine - Full Camp Las Torres

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning we start walking towards the bridge over the Ascensio river, headtrail for the world famous Paine towers. We "warm up" hiking a steep one hour slope, to get inside the valley itself, a narrow "V" shape alpine valley coming from inside the Paine massif. A gentle downhill leads us to Refugio Chileno, a cozy and comfortable mountain lodge, which can be a good turnaround point for those not willing to make a full day hike. We then walk in a gentle slope along the river side and inside beech forest. A final climb on moraine take us to the Towers viewpoint: a glacier origin lagoon and the three towers rising vertically 1000 mts from the glacier. The lack of breath will be either because the climb and the sight!!!! We go back to our camp on the same way we came. Walking time: 7 to 8 hs.

Day 4 : Lake Pehoe Crossing - French Valley

Location: Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Camp, Accommodation in Torres del Paine - Full Camp Paine Grande

Accommodation Name: Accommodation in Torres del Paine - Full Camp Paine Grande

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning a 1 h drive takes us to Port Pudeto to board the catamarán that crosses lake Pehoe twice a day. Once at the far side of the lake, we leave unnecessary items in our tents and we set out to the French Valley trail. The trail skirts Paine Grande south slopes and lake Skottberg, to take us after 2 hs and a half of continuous ups and downs, to the hanging bridge upon the French River. This breathtaking location is at the foot of both the 2700 mts south east face of Paine Grande (to the west) and the Horns, with its characteristic black sedimentary topping, to the east. We continue walking 1 h further by Italian camp to reach breathtaking viewpoints over the area. After lunch and photos we retrace our steps back to Paine Grande Full Camp. Walking time: 5 to 6 hs.

Day 5 : Grey Valley - Puerto Natales

Location: Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel Francis Drake or similar - Double or Single Base

Accommodation Name: Hotel Francis Drake or similar - Double or Single Base

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Lake Grey trail leads from Pehoe valley across ridges to reach Grey valley. This magnificent valley flows down 60 km from the Patagonian Icefield, featuring the huge glacier calving down in the grey colour lake. Our trail skirts the lake, going up and down the westerns slopes of Paine Grande, offering some of the most impressive sights of the Park. From the trail we can see the south end of the lake where the blue icebergs gather, the mountains rising far in the distance above glaciers Grey and Tyndall. We come back along the same trail, crossing bogs, shrublands and forest. Once again at Paine Grande Refuge we take the boat to cross lake Pehoe back and then we go to our accommodation in Puerto Natales, a picturesque fishermen town located in the shores of the Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) fiord.

Day 6 : Puerto Natales - Ushuaia

Location: Puerto Natales, Ushuaia

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel Villa Brescia or similar - Double or Single Base

Accommodation Name: Hotel Villa Brescia or similar - Double or Single Base

Meals Included: Breakfast

Long drive today, though quite worthwhile. After breakfast we continue south to reach the legendary Magellan Strait, which we will keep on sight up to Primera Angostura, where we board the Ferry in which we will cross the Strait. This Pass, discovered by Hernando de Magallanes in 1520, was the natural and logical way to all vessels until de Panama Channel was open at the beginning of the XXth century. You will find yourselves wondering how those brave men dare to sail those waters in such fragile caravels!!! Once in Tierra del Fuego (literally, Land of Fire, due to the fires seen by the first white sailors in the coast, done by the local Indians to cook and heat) we enter back Argentina through Paso San Sebastián. Once we arrive in Ushuaia, a transfer will take us to our hotel.

Note: Groups of 10 people or more will spend the night at Estancia Las Hijas (Rio Grande) where a lamb cooked in the classical Patagonian barbecue style will be waiting for us.
Accommodation: Bed in refuge in a shared room. The ranch has a dining room, bathrooms and showers will be available on this day. Additional meal included: dinner

Day 7 : Ushuaia

Location: Ushuaia, Ushuaia

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel Villa Brescia or similar - Double or Single Base

Accommodation Name: Hotel Villa Brescia or similar - Double or Single Base

Meals Included: Breakfast

You will enjoy this entire day by your own, to choose the optional activity that better fit your desires.

Groups of 10 people or more who have slept at Estancia Las Hijas the previous night:
After breakfast we visit the estancia and by mid morning we continue south to visit lake Fagnano in the middle of Andes Mountains, to continue to our last destination: Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the World. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8 : Beagle Channel Boat Trip And Penguins Rockery

Location: Ushuaia, Ushuaia

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel Villa Brescia or similar - Double or Single Base

Accommodation Name: Hotel Villa Brescia or similar - Double or Single Base

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast we walk to the Ushuaia Tourist Pier for a full day of activities: we will navigate the Beagle Channel to the iconic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, we will see Los Lobos Island and Los Patos Island, we will visit the Acatushun Museum in the pioneering Estancia Harberton and we will have the unforgettable opportunity to walk among penguins on Isla Martillo.

We recommend to take food and drinks for the day before starting the activity.

Day 9 : Departure Ushuaia

Location: Ushuaia, Ushuaia

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Morning at your own to visit the town, which is located in the north coast of the Beagle channel. The town features interesting museums and its typical architecture. In the afternoon we are transferred to Ushuaia airport to take our flight to Buenos Aires. Our services end at the airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    - 1 Night Accommodation at Hotel Tierra Tehuelche (or similar), Double or Single Base - 2 Nights Accommodation at Hotel Francis Drake (or similar), Double or Single Base - 1 Nights Accommodation at Hotel Patagonia (or similar), Double or Single Base - 4 Nights Accommodation at Hotel Patagonia Jarke (or similar), Double or Single Base

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    All transfers mentioned in the itinerary are included

  • Included Services

    • Incoming services. • Mountain Trekking Guide while on Trek • 1 Night Accommodation in El Calafate - Double or Single Base • 3 Nights Accommodation in Full Camp inside Torres del Paine National Park • All the camping equipment needed for nights at Camp (Tent, Sleeping Bag, Mattres) • 1 Night Accommodation in Puerto Natales - Double or Single Base • 3 Nights Accommodation in Ushuaia - Double or Single Base • Lake Pehoe boat trips (In and Out) • Beagle Channel Boat Trip and Penguin Rockery • All transfers: El Calafate Airport - El Calafate - Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales - Ushuaia - Ushuaia Airport • 8 Breakfast, 4 Box Lunch, 3 Dinners

What's Not Included

  • Entrance Fees

  • Medical and life insurance

  • Tips

  • Flights and airport taxes

  • Optional Excursiones

Optional Extras

  • Safari Nautico Boat Trip

    The tour begins at the “Bajo de las Sombras” port located in Ruta 11, Km 70.9, one hour and a half from El Calafate and just 7km from the glacier. You must get to the port by your own means and, once there, you will board the catamaran boat to navigate the Lago Rico where your will be able to appreciate the amazing ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its icebergs. In our comfortable catamaran boat and with a completely different perspective, this one-hour trip offers the possibility to observe the spectacular ice walls of the Perito Moreno Glacier and its continuous and thunderous collapses over the Lago Rico. 400 meters from the southern wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier, the boat stops for a few minutes to take a closer look at the landscape. You couldn’t get any closer to the walls of the rupture! The “Safari Náutico” is a navigation suitable for all ages and it can be done year-round. This tour is designed for people who want to enjoy the magic of the ice and to remember that experience forever, observing every detail of the ice wall and its surroundings.

Mode of Transport

During this tour we combine regular and private transportation

Accommodation

• 1 Night Accommodation in El Calafate - Double or Single Base
• 3 Nights Accommodation in Full Camp inside Torres del Paine National Park
• All the camping equipment needed for nights at Camp (Tent, Sleeping Bag, Mattres)
• 1 Night Accommodation in Puerto Natales - Double or Single Base
• 3 Nights Accommodation in Ushuaia - Double or Single Base

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Thomas and Wendy  

Patagonia November 2019

11-Nov-2021

My husband and I joined the group trip in November 2019. Undoubtedly one of the best experiences we have had. We have already travelled in a group for lot of places such as Peru, Costa Rica, Canada but Patagonia have left us speechless. Hotels were very nice and cosy in the Patagonian style, the food was an incredible lot of flavours and the Argentina meat omg! I have nothing but words of appreciation for Lucia and Mercedes. The organization was excellent, everything went perfect and both very kind and lovely persons. Thanks Mercedes!

Deborah  

Great Group Tour in Argentina

11-Nov-2020

OMG Torres del Paine! What a fantastic place! I have nothing but words of thanks to Mercedes and the entire We People team, the local guides, our tour leader Florencia, the driver Martin, an incredible group of people. Very nice hotels, everything went as expected.

Margit Binder  

Austral Patagonia Torres del Paine National Park

11-Nov-2020

In the first place, Torres del Paine is a place that you undoubtedly have to visit once in your life, impressive landscapes that are difficult to convey if you are not seeing it with your own eyes. Then they group was absolutely the best! My partners, Florencia the guide, the driver, amazing group of people. And We People was the best travel agency! The girls have a lot of knowledge in the area, they are also very nice, they were always attentive to the particular needs of each one of us and the needs of the group.

Javier Ochoa  

Viaje grupal a Patagonia

11-Nov-2019

Viaje con We People Viajes en Noviembre 2019 y fue uno de los mejores viajes que he hecho. Usualmente suelo viajar de forma individual pero sumarme a una experiencia como esta, grupal fue una de las mejores decisiones que he tomado en mi vida. La organizacion del viaje fue excepcional, te lo he dicho Merdedes. haces tu trabajo con tanta dedicacion que da gusto. Un placer haber conocido a mis compañeros de grupo que hicieron que el viaje sea aun mejor con todos esos paisajes increibles de Argentina. Que mas puedo decir? El viaje es un 10 sin duda alguna. Saludos Javier

Aida Esther  

Excepcional

11-Nov-2019

Patagonia es uno de los lugares mas increibles que he podido visitar. We People viajes es una agencia de viajes del futuro, no solo que la organizacion fue perfecta, sino que tienen una mirada humana que no he visto en otras agencias y eso sin dudas hace la diferencia. Saludos Merce, espero que tu niño este muy bien.

Teresa  

Incredible Group Experience

11-Nov-2019

The trip is incredible! Torres del Paine was a dream come true for me, I was expecting this trip for so long. Out trip leader, Lucia, was the best of our trip, lovely and very knowledge person. The group was amazing, great people to travel with. All the organization was perfect. Eve was an excellent travel agent! 100% recommendable

Camille Davis  

Trip to Torres del Paine

19-Apr-2021

I wanted to visit Torres del Paine National Park for a really long time, and it absolutely exceeded my expectations. Paine is incredible, with unique views, the trip organization was excellent. Mercedes went from being my travel agent to a real friend. Best wishes to WP team!

Carolyn Smith  

Patagonia Argentina 2019

11-Nov-2019

An incredible experience with We People Travel and Experiences, they really care about the group needs, the guides, Lucia, Mercedes amazing people and really passion about their work. The trip was excellent.

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