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Exploring the Best of Torres del Paine - W circuit

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5.0 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Independent
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Maximum altitude 1200 meters
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Ends Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Experience authentic Patagonia trekking
  • Visit Torres del Paine National Park and Conquer Paine Towers
  • See terrific views of Los Cuernos
  • Prices valid until April 2023 and may vary according to dates and type of accomadation
Explore majestic Patagonia with this short version of the W trek. Perfect for those adventurous travellers with limited time! The trek takes you through trails passing stunning glaciers, lakes, forests and the mighty Paine Towers, providing constant delight for your nature-hungry soul!

Become one with nature on this five-day trek that will lead you to some of the most stunning scenery you'll ever see. Reach the base of Torres del Paine, the base of Almirante Nieto Mountain, the base of Los Cuernos and the French Valley. On the way, you'll be amazed by the magnificence of Paine Massif, the Grey Glacier and Nordenskjöld Lake, among others.

You'll end up your adventure with a short boat ride on a Catamaran that crosses the blue waters of Pehoe Lake.
  • Day 1: From Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine
  • Day 2: Trek to Las Torres base
  • Day 3: Trek to Los Cuernos Area
  • Day 4: Trek to French Valley
  • Day 5: Trek to Grey Glacier and catamaran
  • All the meals at the refugios (breakfast, lunch box, dinner). Day 1 box lunch & dinner, day 5 breakfast and lunch box
  • All ground transport as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transportation on regular bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine and to Puerto Natales
  • Shuttle from Laguna Amarga main entrance to Las Torres sector
  • Catamaran Pehoé (lake crossing from Pehoé sector to the Pudeto sector to connect with the regular transportation to Puerto Natales)
  • 4-night accommodation in a camping (Torres Del Paine), with sleeping bag, tent and sleeping pad
  • Flight tickets
  • Voluntary tipping to guides and staff
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Tour Guide
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • David Cruz
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 14 2021
5 - Excellent
  • Surbhi Jain
  • On Dec 28 2018
5 - Excellent
The seamless organization was our highlight of traveling with Say Hueque
Very happy that all our tickets bus, ferry etc were organised too. It saved us a lot of hassles. The responsiveness and availability of English speaking people to help book tours made us to choose to travel with you. Our favorite... Read more
  • Gabriel
  • On Dec 20 2018
5 - Excellent
Thanks again for a memorable trip
Since i didnt know much about Patagonia, I felt it was very helpful to have this tour operator organize the trip and book the hotels, buses, and W-circuit refugios. Everything went smoothly, except for the bus delay which I will... Read more
  • Mike Nevill
  • On Dec 07 2018
5 - Excellent
You could not improve on what we experienced
The efficiency of all the logistics, pick ups, hotels and flights was our highlight of travelling with you. The full paine rib trip was the best excursion. Connie, our guide at Las Torres was awesome. You could not improve on... Read more
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationIf you wish to travel during April or October, please be sure to let our travel advisors know, as there are itinerary modifications during these months due to operational issues. COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Group tours will be reduced to smaller sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days do you need in Chile?

    We recommend, at the very least, a 2-weeks tour of Chile to explore the blue glaciers and emerald forests of Torres del Paine, the enticing landscapes of the Atacama desert, and similar must-see destinations. You will be left with enough time to add a few more delightful places like capital Santiago, Valparaiso, and one or two world-class vineyards. A three-week tour will allow you to linger longer in all your favorite places. But if you have only 5 to 7 days, it’s best to focus on Santiago, the nearby colorful towns, and the wine valleys. Add a few more days, and you can squeeze in Patagonia, Atacama, Easter Island, or the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. To get more details on how many days to spend in Chile, see here.

  • Is Chile cheap for tourists?

    Chile is not the cheapest place to visit in South America. But the kind of trip you have in mind will determine your budget. Typically, most tourists like to hike in the Torres del Paine and explore the desert landscape of Atacama during a 10 to 15-day trip. It is possible to do a trekking-heavy trip on a budget of USD 90 to 100 per day per person. Basic accommodation and food costs are higher in Chile than in other South American countries. So be ready to spend at least USD 75 daily for a non-luxurious trip.

  • How do you get around in Chile?

    Chile is well connected from north to south via flights and buses. But it’s trickier to travel from east to west, and south of Puerto Montt because of the unusual landscape comprising glaciers and mountains. Long-distance buses are the best way to go up and down the country. For travelling to remote areas, you can hire your own car. Trains are useful only in certain parts, like Central Chile. You can also consider low-cost airlines: they are sometimes cheaper than long-distance buses—if you don’t mind missing out on the scenery on the way.

  • What is Chile best known for?

    Chile is best known for its diverse landscapes. It is home to incredible glaciers and fjords, the driest of deserts, superb rock formations, and ancient forests. Chilean hospitality is well known, and the people like to bond over maté tea. You’ll find buena onda (good vibes) wherever you go. The world has woken up to the exquisite taste of Chile’s wines. In fact, Latin America’s largest winegrower is in Chile’s countryside. Capital Santiago has some of the finest art galleries in South America like the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Neighborhoods like Bellavista in Santiago and Concepción in Valparaíso have a very vibrant street-art culture. 

  • What is the typical food in Chile?

    Traditional Chilean cuisine is hearty and winsome, imbibing many European and South American influences. Some famous dishes include Plateada (soft-cut beef), Chorrillana (French fries with meat and seasoning); Empanada (baked or fried puff pastry with salty or sweet fillings), Pastel del choclo (a sort of shepherd’s pie made using corn mash), Pastel de jaiba (crab pie), Machas a la parmesana (a clam dish topped with cheese), and Completo (Chilean-style hot dog that is bigger than its American counterpart). And you must try Terremotos, a rather potent alcoholic drink, and the many excellent Chilean wines

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